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Moody’s wants clarification on scrapping GST

Moody’s wants clarification on scrapping GST

The ratings agency says plans to abolish the consumption tax without implementing adjusting measures will be credit negative. KUALA LUMPUR: Moody’s Investors Service wants clarification from the government on the offsetting measures to be implemented in its plan to abolish the goods and services tax (GST). Moody’s sovereign risk group vice-president/senior analyst Anushka Shah said […]

May 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
YouTube to launch new music streaming service on May 22

YouTube to launch new music streaming service on May 22

Google’s YouTube said on Wednesday it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and unveil soon a premium service that will charge more for its original shows. YouTube logo.(Reuters pic) BENGALURU: Google’s YouTube said on Wednesday it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and unveil soon […]

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US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to lead US in trade talks with China

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to lead US in trade talks with China

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead US in trade talks with China. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead trade talks between the US and China.(AFP pic) WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead trade talks with China due to take place on Thursday and Friday as the countries try to head off a […]

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Oxfam boss hit by Haiti scandal to stand down

Oxfam boss hit by Haiti scandal to stand down

Oxfam Great Britain chief executive Mark Goldring will stand down at the end of the year. Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring visits Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria.(Reuters pic) LONDON: Oxfam Great Britain chief executive Mark Goldring, who was criticised for his handling of a scandal […]

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US Senate votes to restore ‘net neutrality’ rules

US Senate votes to restore ‘net neutrality’ rules

The US senate voted in favour to renew “Net Neutrality” rules in the US. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo. (Reuters pic) WASHINGTON: The US Senate voted Wednesday to restore so-called “net neutrality” rules aimed at requiring all online data to be treated equally, the latest step in a years-long battle on internet regulation. The […]

May 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
QSR Brands awaiting approval for relisting

QSR Brands awaiting approval for relisting

Johor Corporation (JCorp) says its subsidiary, which is largest fast food operator in the country, is in the midst of getting internal approvals. QSR Brands owns the KFC restaurant franchise in Malaysia. JOHOR BAHRU: QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd is currently in the process of procuring all necessary internal approvals in relation to its proposed […]

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Flush with Nestle cash, Starbucks unveils ambitious China plan

Flush with Nestle cash, Starbucks unveils ambitious China plan

The Starbucks deal, which gives Nestle the right to market Starbucks products from beans to capsules, will also give the Seattle coffee brand access to a whole new market in China. In this pie chart illustrating ready-to-go coffee sales in China, Starbucks lags far behind Nestle. (Bloomberg pic) SHANGHAI: Starbucks Corp. unveiled a bold plan […]

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US lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China’s ZTE

US lawmakers push back on Trump talk of helping China’s ZTE

US lawmakers reject plans from Trump to ease restrictions on China’s ZTE Corp. The logo of China’s ZTE Corp is seen on a building in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China.(Reuters pic) WASHINGTON: U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday rejected any plan by President Donald Trump to ease restrictions on China’s ZTE Corp, calling the telecommunications firm a security […]

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Twitter tweak steps up fight against trolls

Twitter tweak steps up fight against trolls

Twitter said Tuesday it was stepping up its long-running battle against online trolls, trying to find offenders by looking at “behavioral signals.” Twitter logo.(Bloomberg pic) SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said Tuesday it was stepping up its long-running battle against online trolls, trying to find offenders by looking at “behavioral signals.” The new approach looks at behavioral […]

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Uber, Lyft end mandatory arbitration for sex misconduct claims

Uber, Lyft end mandatory arbitration for sex misconduct claims

Ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft on Tuesday scrapped policies requiring arbitration over claims of sexual misconduct involving employees, riders and drivers, allowing cases to be heard in public and pursued in open court. Uber. (Reuters pic) SAN FRANCISCO: Ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft on Tuesday scrapped policies requiring arbitration over claims of sexual misconduct involving […]

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