• Commodities  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 1:31 PM

    KLTM closes higher at US$20,250 a tonne

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    The Kuala Lumpur Tin Market (KLTM) closed US$70 higher at US$20,250 a tonne on low offerings and despite the metal's lower price on the London Metal Exchange (LME), said a dealer.

  • Corporate & Economy  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 1:22 PM

    BNM: Reserves remain usable, unencumbered

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    Malaysia's reserves remain usable and unencumbered as at end-October 2014, based on the detailed breakdown of international reserves under the International Monetary Fund's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) format, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).

  • Corporate  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 1:13 PM

    MMC upgraded to ‘outperform’; NCB to ‘buy’

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    Kenanga Research has upgraded MMC Corporation Bhd's rating to "outperform" from "market perform" on the faster-than-expected initial public offering (IPO) of its subsidiary Malakoff Corporation Bhd in the second quarter next year.

  • Markets  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 1:12 PM

    KL shares lower at mid-day, dragged down by O&G sector

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    The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed the morning session 7.62 points lower at 1,822.29, dragged down by oil and gas-related heavyweights.

  • World Biz  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 12:42 PM

    Air France adds new seats, offers flexible pricing

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    Air France is upgrading its cabin with new leather seats and offering flexible pricing on European routes into its Charles de Gaulle hub in Paris to fend off rivals that have taken market share with business travelers.

  • Opinion  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 12:32 PM

    The next trade breakthroughs

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    STANFORD – Economic news is grim all around the world. This year’s output growth has been disappointing, and the International Monetary Fund expects only a slight improvement in 2015. Europe may be sliding back into recession, with even the once-robust German economy …

  • Corporate  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 12:26 PM

    ‘Look at the reality of rural areas, not statistics’

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    The government must look at the real situation faced by the lower-income group, especially in the rural areas, instead of taking pride in the statistics on the rising household income issued by certain agencies.

  • Singapore  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 12:15 PM

    S’pore employment rate rises to new high

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    The employment rate in Singapore rose to a new high, as more women and older residents were in the labour force amid a tight labour market and low unemployment.

  • Corporate, Featured and Exclusive, Opinion  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 12:11 PM

    Transparency needed in MAS’ restructuring

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    A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) which is healthy and profitable is important to our country because (i) it will be able to pay taxes and contribute to government’s budget, (ii) it will be less of a financial liability to Khazanah, its largest shareholder, and increase the ability of Khazanah to pay more dividends to the government, and (iii) it will provide steady and secure employment to its employees.

  • Property  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 12:07 PM

    Tokyo property prices seen returning to pre-2007

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    Mitsubishi Estate Co’s 159 billion yen (RM4.5 billion) sale of a building in Tokyo’s most expensive business district shows that commercial property prices have surpassed their 2007 peak, according to Credit Suisse Group AG.

  • Markets  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 11:53 AM

    KL shares lower at mid-morning

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    Although share prices were broadly lower, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) slowly picked up at mid-morning, in tandem with the mixed Asian equity markets, a dealer said.

  • Corporate  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 11:39 AM

    Kenanga Research retains ‘market perform’ on Boustead

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    Kenanga Research has maintained its "market perform" rating for Boustead Holdings and expects the company's prospects to be mixed.

  • Featured and Exclusive & World Biz  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 11:32 AM

    News websites said to be hacked by pro-Assad group

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    Several news websites, including CNBC and Britain’s Telegraph, have been hacked by a group identifying itself as the Syrian Electronic Army.

  • World Biz  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 11:31 AM

    Lion Group, ATR ink RM3.3 bil aircraft deal

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    ATR and Indonesia's Lion Group on Thursday signed a US$1 billion (RM3.3 billion) purchase agreement for 40 additional ATR 72-600s, hiking the firm order total for the newest generation ATR turboprops to 100 aircraft.

  • World Biz  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 11:22 AM

    Thanksgiving marks the beginning of shopping frenzy

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    Terrance Martin, a 42-year-old truck driver, lined up at a Best Buy Co store in Paramus, New Jersey, at 7 am today to score an almost US$350 (RM1,171.47) discount on a 50-inch Panasonic television.

  • World Biz  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 11:15 AM

    Mercedes to double AMG deliveries by cheaper cars

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    Mercedes-Benz plans to at least double deliveries of AMG performance cars over the next three years by adding vehicles that are more affordable.

  • Commodities & Featured and Exclusive  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 11:09 AM

    Brent crude at lowest level since Aug 2010

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    West Texas Intermediate (WTI) headed for the biggest weekly decline in three years after the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) took no action to ease a global supply glut and stem a slide in prices that has driven oil into a bear market.

  • Featured and Exclusive & World Biz  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 10:59 AM

    EU lawmakers vote for Google breakup

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    Lawmakers added to Google Inc’s regulatory woes in the European Union (EU) after they voted overwhelmingly for the EU to consider breaking up search engines to bolster competition.

  • World Biz  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 10:50 AM

    Honda’s 2002 airbag recalls unrelated to current one

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    Honda Motor Co said it is aware of a ruptured Takata airbag inflator in a car that was covered by a 2002 recall, whereby the inflator design was different from one that ruptured in a 2004 accident.

  • Markets  |  NOVEMBER 28, 2014 10:12 AM

    KL shares open lower on selling

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    The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) opened lower this morning as market participants changed their game play to selling, dealers said.