Tue12122017

LAST_UPDATETue, 12 Dec 2017 12am

Special Delivery: Automakers Make Plug For Electric Vans

Pic: Reuters

TOKYO: In the rush toward electric vehicles, automakers are increasingly sparing a thought for the humble delivery van, an often overlooked segment with big growth potential given tightening pollution restrictions in urban areas.

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2017 Fed Govt Revenue To Hit RM225.3b On Better Tax Collection

KUALA LUMPUR: This year, the federal government's revenue collection is expected to go up 6.1 per cent to RM225.3 billion (2016: -3 per cent; RM212.4 billion), thanks to better collection of income tax from companies and individuals.

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DFTZ To Help SMEs Double Exports By 2025

KUALA LUMPUR: The establishment of the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) is expected to create 60,000 jobs and double exports of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to RM162.9 billion by 2025, according to a Finance Ministry report.

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Cloud Computing Drives Massive Growth For Big U.S. Tech Firms

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SAN FRANCISCO:  Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Alphabet Corp’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Intel Corp (INTC.O) are all putting their chips on the cloud computing business, and it is booming.

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Exceptional Dates Harvest In Tunisia's Kebili Region

KEBILI – The dates harvest in the Kebili region is expected to be “exceptional in quantity and quality” thanks to favourable climatic factors, according to Tunisian News Agency TAP.

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Six Things To Watch For In Budget 2018

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Here are the six big things to expect when Finance Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak presents his ninth budget to Malaysians, according to Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC).

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Wall Street Cheers As Twitter Eyes First-Ever Profit

Shares in Twitter have risen sharply after the company said it could be on course to turn its first-ever quarterly profit.

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Amazon And Alphabet Report Sales Surge

Tech giants Amazon and Google's parent Alphabet have posted a surge in sales over the last three months.

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Saudi Investment Ambitions Impress But Foreign Money May Be Slow To Come

Pic: ReutersRIYADH: Saudi Arabia impressed bankers and fund managers from around the world this week with the size of its economic ambitions but it may not have convinced foreign businessmen to pour in the billions of dollars needed to transform the kingdom.

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TNB Pre-Tax Profit Up By RM200 Million

KUALA LUMPUR: The pre-tax profit for Tenaga Nasional Berhad for the year ended August 31 went up by about RM200 million to RM8.28 billion.

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