• World Biz  |  MARCH 31, 2015 1:18 PM

    Samsung, LG agree to end legal disputes

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    South Korean rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday they have agreed to end ongoing legal disputes and work out future disagreements through dialogue.

  • Economy  |  MARCH 31, 2015 1:13 PM

    M’sia Feb domestic PPI down 5.4% y-o-y

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    Malaysia's domestic producer price index (PPI) for February 2015 increased slightly by 0.4% to 105.3 from 104.9 in January, the Statistics Department said today.

  • Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 1:00 PM

    KL shares lower at mid-day on profit taking

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    Shares on Bursa Malaysia were lower at mid-day today due to profit taking, but the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was still 5.7 points better.

  • Economy & Featured and Exclusive  |  MARCH 31, 2015 12:47 PM

    BNM: M’sia’s reserves remains stable and unencumbered

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    Malaysia's reserves remained usable and unencumbered as at end-February 2015, based on the detailed breakdown of international reserves under the International Monetary Fund's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) format.

  • Commodities & World Biz  |  MARCH 31, 2015 12:15 PM

    Royal Dutch Shell to resume drilling off Alaska

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    Royal Dutch Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special US envoy to the Arctic said on Monday, but gave no details as to when.

  • Finance & World Biz  |  MARCH 31, 2015 11:42 AM

    Taiwan to apply to join China-backed AIIB investment bank

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    Taiwan will submit an application to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Tuesday, despite historical animosity and a lack of formal diplomatic relations between the island and China.

  • Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 11:28 AM

    KL shares remain firm at mid-morning

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    The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) remained firm at mid-morning today on window dressing activities.

  • Finance & Singapore  |  MARCH 31, 2015 11:14 AM

    Total bank lending in S’pore falls for the month of February

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    Total bank lending in Singapore fell in February from the previous month, as a drop in loans to general commerce and financial institutions offset increases in loans to manufacturers, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

  • World Biz  |  MARCH 31, 2015 11:09 AM

    Jay Z challenges Spotify, Apple’s Beats with Tidal

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    Rapper and entreprenur Jay Z has partnered with the biggest musicians in the world to take on Spotify Ltd and Apple Inc with Tidal, an artist-owned music streaming service.

  • World Biz  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:59 AM

    Hyundai aims to market driverless car tech in 2020

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    Hyundai Motor Co on Tuesday said it aims to commercialise autonomous driving capabilities in some of its cars in 2020, as the South Korean automaker plays catch-up in the increasingly competitive technology.

  • Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:53 AM

    KL shares open higher across the board

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    Share prices on Bursa Malaysia traded higher across the board on buying interest in the early session today and driven by upbeat sentiment from bullish regional bourses.

  • Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:42 AM

    Ringgit higher against US$, other major currencies

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    The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar and other major currencies on a renewed buying interest today, currency traders said.

  • Corporate & Property  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:36 AM

    Be vigilant on costs, property developers told

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    Property developers have been urged to remain vigilant in their cost measures to ensure that properties are still attractive after the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) on April 1.

  • World Biz  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:27 AM

    McDonald’s starts table service in Germany

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    McDonald's Corp is introducing table service in Germany as it reinvents itself as a "modern, progressive burger company" under new chief executive Steve Easterbrook.

  • Corporate & Featured and Exclusive  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:09 AM

    KL low-cost flat dwellers can now enjoy free WiFi

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    Residents of public low-cost flats (PPR) in Kuala Lumpur can now enjoy free WiFi Internet connection, thanks to a project aimed at bridging the digital divide.

  • Commodities  |  MARCH 31, 2015 8:30 AM

    Gold drops more than 1% on strong dollar

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    Gold fell more than 1% on Monday, its biggest drop in more than three weeks, as the dollar climbed on increasing prospects that the US Federal Reserve may start raising interest rates this year.

  • Finance & Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 8:17 AM

    Euro hurt by Greece debt worries, dollar rebounds

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    The euro slumped against the dollar on Monday on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks, while the greenback gained versus other currencies on the view the Federal Reserve will raise US interest rates this year.

  • Issues  |  MARCH 31, 2015 8:00 AM

    Selangor’s water limbo – will history repeat itself?

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    Selangor’s water restructuring is now in limbo again, with Selangor MB Azmin Ali deadlocked with Putrajaya. Judging by the murky history of the water saga, could we be in for another long gridlock ?

  • Commodities  |  MARCH 31, 2015 7:49 AM

    Oil down, Brent settles at US$56.29

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    Oil settled down for a second straight session on Monday as Iran and six world powers tried to negotiate a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme that could end Western sanctions and allow the Opec member to ship more crude into an already flooded market.

  • Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 7:32 AM

    Wall St rises more than 1%, rebounds from recent losses

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    US stocks climbed more than 1% on Monday, rebounding from a sharp decline last week, helped by deal activity in healthcare and a bounce in energy shares.