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France In Favour Of No Ban, No Discrimination Against Palm Oil — Minister

Pic: TBPKUALA LUMPUR: France is in favour of no ban and no discrimination against palm oil, at national level and the European Union level, a French minister said yesterday.

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Clampdown On Cryptocurrency In Japan After £379m Cyber Heist

Japan's financial regulator is clamping down on cryptocurrency exchanges in the aftermath of one of the biggest cyber heists on record.

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Alibaba To Take On Kuala Lumpur's Traffic In First Foreign Artificial Intelligence Project

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Fresh off the heels of a dynamic, inspiring interview delivered by Jack Ma at the World Economic Forum last week, all eyes are on Alibaba, anticipating what projects supporting the Alibaba Group Executive Chairman’s broad and humanistic vision will develop.

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UK's May Promises Frank Discussions With China Amid Dash For Trade

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LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May promised to hold “frank discussions” with China during a crucial trade visit later this week, with several awkward diplomatic issues like North Korea and Brexit expected to be discussed.

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VW Faces Inquiry Call Over Diesel Fumes Test On Monkeys

Pic: ReutersFRANKFURT: Volkswagen’s supervisory board called for an immediate inquiry into who commissioned tests in which monkeys were exposed to toxic diesel fumes, while the German government said such studies were unjustifiable.

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Japan Raps Coincheck, Orders Broader Checks After $530 Million Cryptocurrency Theft

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: Japanese authorities said on Monday they would investigate all cryptocurrency exchanges in the country for security gaps and ordered Coincheck to lift its standards after hackers stole $530 million worth of digital money from the Tokyo-based exchange in one of the world’s biggest cyberheists.

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Najib Congratulates MDEC, Alibaba On Malaysia City Brain Initiative

KUALA LUMPUR -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has congratulated Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) on its new collaboration with Alibaba Cloud to catalyst Malaysia's artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem.

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Tourism Industry's Added Value Grew 10.3 Per Cent Per Annum - Statistics

KUALA LUMPUR -- The added value of the tourism industry rose  10.3 per cent per annum to RM166 billion in 2015 compared to RM101.8  billion in 2010.

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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles Records Sales Of 2,469 In 2017

KUALA LUMPUR – Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles (MBM CV) delivered a strong performance, recording a total of 2,469 vehicles sold in 2017, despite the 7.9 per cent dip in Total Industry Volume (TIV) last year.

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Google Confirms Investment In Indonesian Ride-Hailing Firm Go-Jek

Pic: ReutersSINGAPORE: Google has made its first ride-hailing investment in Asia by pumping money into Go-Jek, as the Indonesian start-up and deep-pocketed rivals rapidly expand their app-based services and digital payments in Southeast Asia.

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