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LAST_UPDATEWed, 21 Feb 2018 12am

Malaysia’s Economy Ranks #1 In Asia

KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia was ranked first in emerging economies in Asia based on the latest World Economic Forum report.

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Malaysian Aerospace Eyes RM1b New Investments, RM13b Revenue This Year

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SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s aerospace sector is optimistic of securing RM1 billion new investments and generate RM13 billion revenue this year.

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Sime Darby Plantation Aims For RM550 Mln In Operational Benefits

KUALA LUMPUR -- Sime Darby Plantation Bhd aims to deliver operational excellence benefits worth RM550 million by the end of the financial year 2020 through its newly-launched Operational Excellence and Innovation Business Management Strategy 2.0 (OEIBMS 2.0).

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Bursa Malaysia Opens Lower On Wall Street Slide

KUALA LUMPUR -- Bursa Malaysia opened lower across-the-board today, dragged down by a lower close on Wall Street overnight, dealers said.

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Asia Stocks Pummeled By Fresh Wall Street Slide, Safe Havens In Demand

TOKYO: Asian stocks tumbled on Friday after Wall Street shares suffered yet another big slide amid worries over rising bond yields, while perceived havens such as the yen and Swiss franc drew demand amid the turmoil.

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MIFF 2018 Eyes Five Pct Increase In Sales

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2018 is eyeing an about five per cent increase in sales this year, despite the recent rise in the ringgit against the US dollar.

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MITI Eyes 10,000 E-Commerce Companies Joining DFTZ

KUALA LUMPUR -- The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) is targeting to increase the number of companies coming onboard the Digital Free-Trade Zone (DFTZ) e-commerce platform to about 10,000 by year-end from 1,998 last November. 

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Netherlands Opposes EU Palm Oil Ban

KUALA LUMPUR: The Netherlands has joined a few other European Union (EU) countries opposing the proposed ban on palm oil by the European Parliament.

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Blockchain Name-Grabbing Has Echoes Of Dotcom Bubble

Pic: ReutersLONDON: If you want a quick boost to your company’s share price, adding “blockchain” to your name will work – at least for a while.

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Qatar Central Bank Tells Banks Not To Deal In Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies

Pic: ReutersDOHA: Qatar's central bank has warned banks and other financial institutions not to trade in bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency, according to financial sources and a circular seen by Reuters.

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