• OTHERS  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 12:13 PM

    Muhyiddin urge local rubber glove makers to be market leaders

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    Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has urged rubber glove industry players to take full advantage of thegrowing global market opportunities by continuing to be dynamic in addressing its needs.

  • Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 12:12 PM

    Draghi’s revival bid depends; how regulators define simple

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    The European Central Bank is gearing up to buy “simple, transparent and real” asset-backed debt. The success of its bid to breathe life into the market will depend on how regulators from Basel to Brussels define those terms. President Mario …

  • Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 12:00 PM

    KL shares lower at mid-morning

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    Share prices on Bursa Malaysia remained lower at mid-morning today on lacklustre trade.

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 11:29 AM

    Starbucks stars as women battle demographic drag

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    When former kindergarten teacher Kim Sun Sung tried to re-join South Korea’s workforce after five years raising her children, she found it tough. Then 41, Kim was either told she was too old or had been out of work too …

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 11:24 AM

    China says anti-trust probes are not protectionism

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    China's latest antitrust probes, which have hit firms such as Microsoft and Volkswagen AG, are not protectionist tools that favour domestic firms, an official of the country's price regulator told the official China Daily.

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 11:10 AM

    Jack Ma times market selling 2nd Alibaba IPO in rally

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    Jack Ma knows how to time an initial public offering. The 49-year-old former school teacher preparing to list Alibaba Group Holding Ltd during a record rally for US stocks did the same thing seven years ago, when Ltd went …

  • Economy & World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 11:10 AM

    Indonesia plays winning hand with global miners

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    In the high-stakes poker game being played between the Indonesian government and mining companies, it has come as a bit of a surprise that Jakarta appears to be playing the winning hand.

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 10:44 AM

    Germany growth slows despite RM66 bil 1H14 surplus

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    Germany posted its biggest budget surplus since reunification in the first half of 2014 (1H14), underscoring the strength of its finances just as it encounters growing pressure to spend more to bolster growth in Europe.

  • Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 10:06 AM

    Ringgit opens lower against US dollar

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    The ringgit extended last week's losses to open lower against the US dollar today on continued profit taking activities after recent gains, dealers said.

  • Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 10:03 AM

    KL shares open mixed

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    Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened mixed on lack of buying momentum.

  • Commodities  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 7:29 AM

    Oil prices dip on faltering demand

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    Brent crude oil prices dipped on Monday as manufacturing growth faltered in Europe and China at a time of ample supply, although the risk of production setbacks remained high in Libya where the government has lost control of most of the capital. Euro zone …

  • Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 7:25 AM

    Euro stuck near lows, hurt by ECB easing prospects

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    The euro hit a year-low versus the dollar on Monday, as investors added to bets against the single currency before the European Central Bank’s monthly policy meeting this week. Worries about the impact on the euro zone’s fragile recovery of the crisis in Ukraine …

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 3:54 PM

    Alibaba delays IPO investor meeting to answer SEC queries

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    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is postponing the start of investor meetings for its initial public offering by about a week to answer questions posed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 3:26 PM

    Swatch to go alone on new Swatch Touch smartwatch

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    Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" new features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth US$93 billion (RM293.1 billion).

  • Featured and Exclusive & World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 3:02 PM

    Apple offers e-wallet function in the next iPhone

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    Apple Inc plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation.

  • Corporate  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 2:44 PM

    AMIC to play a major role in M’sia’s aerospace technology

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    Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC) aims to play a major role in country's aerospace research and technology (R&T) activities with the establishment of its physical centre within Asia Aerospace City (AAC) in Subang by 2016.

  • Opinion  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 2:27 PM

    Argentina’s use and abuse of Keynes

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    “We are all Keynesians now,” Republican US President Richard Nixon famously said in 1971. Today, Axel Kicillof, Argentina’s Peronist economy minister, is echoing this sentiment. Is he right?

  • Economy & World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 2:04 PM

    China’s manufacturing sector slows down in August

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    China's manufacturing sector posted slower growth in August, with the purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the sector fell to 51.1% from 51.7% in July, said the National Bureau ofStatistics (NBS) on Monday.

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 1:49 PM

    China approves law for local governments to issue bonds

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    China's parliament has formally approved changes to the budget law allowing local governments to issue bonds directly, a reform that could help stabilise government financing by creating the country's first municipal bond market.

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 11:44 AM

    New banking rule hampers India’s bond market

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    A central bank ban on Indian banks buying new issues of infrastructure bonds has handicapped Prime Minister Narendra Modi's chances of gathering billions of dollars needed for mega-projects through the bond market.