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  • US Fed resumes meeting with no rate hike expected

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    US Fed resumes meeting with no rate hike expected

    WASHINGTON, March 20 — The US Federal Reserve today resumed its second meeting of the year, having all but assured markets it will leave benchmark interest rates untouched. But...

  • Brexit delay request sends pound reeling

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    Brexit delay request sends pound reeling

    LONDON, March 20 — The pound fell sharply today after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced it was seeking a delay to its exit from the European Union until June 30,...

  • Google fined US$1.7b for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

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    Google fined US$1.7b for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

  • With 737 MAX grounded, airlines face daily scheduling challenges

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    With 737 MAX grounded, airlines face daily scheduling challenges

  • Vietnam’s FastGo revs into Singapore’s ride-hailing market

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    Vietnam’s FastGo revs into Singapore’s ride-hailing market

  • BMW plans massive cost cuts to keep profits above water

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    BMW plans massive cost cuts to keep profits above water

  • Lazada organising sales campaign to mark 7th birthday

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    Lazada organising sales campaign to mark 7th birthday

  • Socso paid out RM3.7b in benefits to contributors in 2018, says CEO

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    Socso paid out RM3.7b in benefits to contributors in 2018, says CEO

  • Toyota to build new hybrid cars in Brexit-facing UK

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    Toyota to build new hybrid cars in Brexit-facing UK

  • Key Jet Airways lender SBI says bankruptcy ‘last option’, rescue almost ready

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    Key Jet Airways lender SBI says bankruptcy ‘last option’, rescue almost ready

  • World shares face end to winning streak as Fed looms

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    World shares face end to winning streak as Fed looms

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  • More Singapore employers looking beyond academic qualifications

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    More Singapore employers looking beyond academic qualifications

  • Germany launches 5G auction

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    Germany launches 5G auction

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    Newleaf eyes China durian market

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    Jet Airways struggling to stay afloat

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  • Ringgit continues upside bias against US dollar

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    Ringgit continues upside bias against US dollar

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — The ringgit continued its upside bias to end higher against the US dollar today for the third consecutive day, ahead of the statement from the two-day...

  • KL shares end lower on Fed meeting, Feb CPI concerns

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    KL shares end lower on Fed meeting, Feb CPI concerns

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Bursa Malaysia ended lower for a second consecutive day today, weighed down by concerns about the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC)...

  • Investors flee Bayer after second glyphosate trial blow

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    Investors flee Bayer after second glyphosate trial blow

    FRANKFURT AM MAIN, March 20 — The threat to German chemical giant Bayer and subsidiary Monsanto from US litigation swelled today, when its share price plunged after a jury ruled...

  • Zimbabwe tobacco output set to dip to 240m kg after drought

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    Zimbabwe tobacco output set to dip to 240m kg after drought

    HARARE, March 20 — Zimbabwean farmers are expected to sell up to 240 million kg of tobacco this year, a 5 per cent dip from 2018 due to drought, an industry official said today...

  • Likely Brexit delay ushers more uncertainty for the pound

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    Likely Brexit delay ushers more uncertainty for the pound

    LONDON, March 20 — Sterling fell by a third of a per cent today as investors remained wary about the prospects of the British currency as Prime Minister Theresa May requests a...

  • Bayer shares plunge on new US cancer ruling

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    Bayer shares plunge on new US cancer ruling

    FRANKFURT AM MAIN, March 20 — Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened yesterday, after a second US jury ruled that blockbuster...

  • Most Asia markets down as dealers spooked by trade, Brexit

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    Most Asia markets down as dealers spooked by trade, Brexit

    HONG KONG, March 20 — Asian markets mostly fell today with nervous investors keeping tabs on developments in China-US trade talks and the Brexit saga, while awaiting the...

  • Penang business events industry rakes RM1.3b last year

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    Penang business events industry rakes RM1.3b last year

    GEORGE TOWN, March 20 — Business events industry in Penang has raked in an estimated economic impact (EEI) valued at about RM1.3 billion last year, announced Penang Convention...

  • Xi says China ready to take ties with Italy into new era

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    Xi says China ready to take ties with Italy into new era

    MILAN, March 20 — China is ready to strengthen its “global strategic partnership” with Italy, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote in an Italian daily on the eve of his visit...

  • MIDF expects country’s economic growth at 4.9pc this year

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    MIDF expects country’s economic growth at 4.9pc this year

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Malaysia’s economy is expected to expand 4.9 per cent this year due to the upbeat performance of domestic and external trade sectors, said MIDF...

  • Sime Darby Plantation gets takeover interest in loss-making Liberia operations

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    Sime Darby Plantation gets takeover interest in loss-making Liberia operations

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Sime Darby Plantation Bhd says it has received takeover interest from a few parties in its loss-making operations in Liberia in West Africa. Deputy...

  • Germany to create fund to foil foreign takeovers after China moves

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    Germany to create fund to foil foreign takeovers after China moves

    BERLIN, March 20 — Germany plans to pass legislation by the end of 2019 to create a state-owned fund that can protect key companies from takeovers by Chinese and other foreign...

  • Asian shares slip from six-month high ahead of Fed policy decision

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    Asian shares slip from six-month high ahead of Fed policy decision

    TOKYO, March 20 — Asian shares slid today as investors took profits ahead of a policy decision by the US Federal Reserve which is expected to shed more light on its interest...

  • As Xi heads to Italy, China takes Belt and Road controversy in its stride

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    As Xi heads to Italy, China takes Belt and Road controversy in its stride

    BEIJING, March 20 — Misunderstandings over China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are “hard to avoid”, a senior Chinese diplomat said today ahead of a trip to Europe by...

  • Oil majors rush to dominate US shale as independents scale back

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    Oil majors rush to dominate US shale as independents scale back

    EDDY COUNTY (New Mexico), March 20 — In New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert, Exxon Mobil Corp is building a massive shale oil project that its executives boast will allow it to...

  • US Fed’s balance sheet plan, economic outlook under microscope

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    US Fed’s balance sheet plan, economic outlook under microscope

    WASHINGTON, March 20 — The US Federal Reserve today is expected to hold interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year, and release...

  • Shared prosperity is Malaysia's key message at Apec 2020

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    Shared prosperity is Malaysia's key message at Apec 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — After more than two decades, Malaysia will be hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders’ summit in 2020, with the key message...

  • Rags-to-riches Skoda mulls post-Brexit sales woes

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    Rags-to-riches Skoda mulls post-Brexit sales woes

    MLADÁ BOLESLAV, March 20 — Once the butt of jokes, Czech-made Skoda cars have won over Brits, but the UK’s looming exit from the European Union could deal a heavy blow to the...

  • Poll: Asian business sentiment lingers near three-year low as trade war drags

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    Poll: Asian business sentiment lingers near three-year low as trade war drags

    SEOUL, March 20 — Confidence among Asian companies held near three-year lows in the first quarter as a US-China trade dispute dragged on, pulling down a global economy that is...