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KL shares higher in early session

KL shares higher in early session

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia traded higher in the early session today, surpassing the 1,700-level following active buying momentum in heavyweights and lower liners. At 9.05am, the key index soared 16 points to 1,708.20, after opening 10.58 points better at 1,702.78. Heavyweights Petronas Gas jumped 44 sen to RM23.04, Sime Darby increased 13 sen to RM8.89 […]

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Weak US dollar sentiment lifts ringgit higher

Weak US dollar sentiment lifts ringgit higher

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit soared against the US dollar in early trade today, fuelled by bearish sentiment for the greenback following the release of the US Federal Reserve’s minutes for its September meeting. At 9am, the ringgit was traded at 4.1510/1600 against the US dollar from 4.2330/2380 at 5 pm on Thursday. The US dollar […]

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Engaging smart users

Engaging smart users

OMNICOM Media Group in partnership with Epinion, recently released the results of a three-part thought leadership series it did in Malaysia called “Tomorrow Now”. The study, “The Four Cs of Mobile Advertising”, revolved around four key areas of mobile advertising, which are channel, context, content and connect. Conducted online, the study included a survey involving […]

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Economy  far more diversified now, says Wahid

Economy far more diversified now, says Wahid

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA’S economy is more resilient now than what it was during the great Asian financial crisis of 1997 and able to withstand the ongoing headwinds, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar. In a written response to JP Morgan Chase & Co obtained by Business Times, Wahid said […]

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Plan to boost skills, productivity levels in hotel sector launched

Plan to boost skills, productivity levels in hotel sector launched

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board and the Workforce Development Agency launched a Sectoral Manpower Plan (SMP) to improve the skills and productivity of the hotel industry on Friday (Oct 9).  The growing hotel industry in Singapore grows is expected to face more challenges such as mismatched aspirations between job seekers and hotel jobs. This SMP […]

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Amid commodity crisis, LPG emerges as accidental bright-spot

Amid commodity crisis, LPG emerges as accidental bright-spot

SINGAPORE: Liquefied Petroleum Gas, long a niche product used by the poor to cook and the rich to barbecue, has become a rare bright spot amid a broad commodities rout, riding on the wave of strong economic growth in India and parts of Southeast Asia. LPG is best known to consumers as propane or butane […]

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Japan, China, Korea call for vigilance on disappointing global growth

Japan, China, Korea call for vigilance on disappointing global growth

October 9, 2015 LIMA: Finance leaders of Japan, China and South Korea on Thursday warned that global economic growth fell short of expectations in light of recent market volatility, and agreed to assess spillovers and risks to the Asian economy. “We are committed to implementing timely and effective macroeconomic policies to help keep the domestic […]

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Apple Pay to expand to Starbucks, Chili’s, KFC

Apple Pay to expand to Starbucks, Chili’s, KFC

October 9, 2015 CALIFORNIA: Starbucks Corp coffee shops will begin accepting Apple Inc’s mobile payment system in a pilot program starting this year, Apple Vice President Jennifer Bailey said on Thursday. KFC and Chili’s restaurants also will begin accepting Apple Pay in 2016, she said at the Re/code technology conference in Half Moon Bay, California. […]

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US: China must show ‘will’ to reform economy

US: China must show ‘will’ to reform economy

October 9, 2015 LIMA: China needs to show the world it is going to follow through on reforming its economy to a more market and consumption-based model, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday. “China has undertaken a reform program… that would address many of the important challenges that China is facing. The question now […]

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Weak US dollar sentiment lifts ringgit higher

Weak US dollar sentiment lifts ringgit higher

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit soared against the US dollar in early trade today, fuelled by bearish sentiment for the greenback following the release of the US Federal Reserve’s minutes for its September meeting. At 9am, the ringgit was traded at 4.1510/1600 against the US dollar from 4.2330/2380 at 5pm on Thursday. The US dollar lost […]

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