October 7, 2017

New voluntary standard to encourage flexible work arrangements

  SINGAPORE, Oct 7: A new tripartite standard to encourage flexible work arrangements was launched by Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo on Friday (Oct 6), […]
October 6, 2017

Maybank incorporates new unit in India

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has incorporated a new subsidiary in India, namely MBB Labs Pvt Ltd (MBB Labs), via its two wholly-owned […]
October 6, 2017

World must ‘seize the opportunity’ of global recovery: IMF’s Lagarde

WASHINGTON, Oct 6: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Thursday (Oct 5) a worldwide economic recovery is taking hold, opening a window for countries […]
October 6, 2017

Saudi king, Putin clinch billion-dollar energy and arms deals

MOSCOW, Oct 6: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (Oct 5) signed a slew of arms […]
October 6, 2017

Asia stocks up after tax reform optimism lifts Wall Street, dollar buoyant

TOKYO, Oct 6: Asian stocks rose on Friday after optimism over U.S. tax reform plans lifted Wall Street shares to new highs, while the dollar hovered […]
October 5, 2017

Ringgit opens slightly lower against USD

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5: The ringgit open slightly lower against the US dollar today on lack of demand for the local note as the stronger-than-expected US services […]
October 5, 2017

India central bank holds rates amid economic slowdown

MUMBAI, Oct 5: India’s central bank held interest rates at a seven-year-low on Wednesday (Oct 4) as it downgraded growth forecasts for Asia’s third largest economy […]
October 5, 2017

Google’s Pixel 2 smartphones: 4 innovations you must know

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 5: Google on Wednesday (Oct 4) launched a slew of hardware devices, led by its second-generation Pixel smartphone as well as accessories to pair […]
October 5, 2017

Offshore rig firms see end to worst downturn in history

OSLO, Oct 5: Demand for offshore rig rental globally is starting to recover from its worst ever downturn, led by oil firms’ growing demand for harsh-environment […]
October 5, 2017

Asian shares edge up slightly after strong US data

TOKYO, Oct 5: Asian shares were a tad firmer on Thursday, taking their cues from strong U.S. data although holiday-thinned trade and uncertainty about the impact […]
October 4, 2017

Young entrepreneurs need to be bold

CYBERJAYA, Oct 4: Young entrepreneurs should be willing to be bold and think outside the box to generate creative ideas in the quest to start or […]
October 4, 2017

World Bank revises upwards Malaysia’s 2017 GDP to 5.2 pct

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4: The World Bank has revised upwards Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for this year to 5.2 per cent from 4.9 […]
October 4, 2017

Cryptocurrencies could be banned in Malaysia – Governor

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4: There is a possibility that the sale of all cryptocurrencies will also be banned in Malaysia, a decision that Bank Negara Malaysia […]
October 4, 2017

Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4: The ringgit reversed its losses of the past two days to open higher against the US dollar as the US jobs report, […]
October 4, 2017

Uber board votes in favor of SoftBank deal, governance changes

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4: Uber Technologies Inc directors on Tuesday voted to allow Japan’s SoftBank Group to invest in the ride services company and approved a […]
October 4, 2017

2013 hack hit all 3 billion Yahoo accounts: Company

WASHINGTON, Oct 4: A 2013 hack affected all 3 billion accounts at Yahoo, triple the original estimate, the online giant’s parent company said on Tuesday (Oct […]
October 4, 2017

EU to tell Amazon to pay Luxembourg back taxes: source

BRUSSELS, Oct 4: EU regulators are expected to order Amazon on Wednesday to pay Luxebourg millions of euros in back taxes, a person familiar with the […]
October 3, 2017

AirAsia to add two planes to cater for growing demand for flights

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Oct 3: AirAsia Bhd will add two more A320 planes to its fleet of four A320 aircraft parked in the apron of the Senai […]