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12:16 PM

Samsung Electronics to be main chip supplier for next iPhone: South Korea paper

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will be the main supplier of processors powering Apple Inc's next iPhone, Maeil Business Newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources in the semiconductor industry.

12:07 PM

Maybank aims 20% growth from SMEs card merchants in 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) is expecting a 20% growth from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) card merchants this year, boosted by the new mPOS service.

12:07 PM

Japan trade deficit swells to record in 2014

TOKYO: Japan’s trade deficit swelled to a record US$109bil in 2014, data showed Monday, mostly because of huge post-Fukushima energy bills, but analysts said a recent drop in oil prices would shrink the yawning gap.

12:00 PM

Customs seize 2,046 undeclared bottles of wine

JOHOR BARU: The Customs Department seized over 2,046 bottles of wine bottles worth RM45,000 involving duty and tax of RM121,780 following inspections on the Second link Highway heading towards Malaysia.

11:55 AM

Quirky gizmos

The Bytz team reveals their personal picks for sci-fi inventions they’d like to see making their way into the real world.

11:49 AM

PKNS: All registered buyers of Datum Jelatek condos are bumiputras

PETALING JAYA: All 674 units of controversial Datum Jelatek condominiums have been registered to bumiputra buyers, debunking allegations that the Malays could not afford to purchase the luxury units.

11:45 AM

UK stars from Sting to Emma Thompson call on PM to help Syrian refugees

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A star-studded list of UK celebrities from Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, to musician Sting and designer Vivienne Westwood wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, criticising the government for not welcoming more Syrian refugees.

11:45 AM

France's Hollande congratulates Syriza on election win

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande congratulated Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras for his Syriza party's election victory on Sunday and pledged to work together to support growth and stability in the euro zone.

11:45 AM

Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday.

11:42 AM

Tunisia on verge of Nations Cup quarters but Zambia in peril

EBEBIYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Tunisia will only require a draw to reach the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup but 2012 winners Zambia face early elimination for a second successive tournament if they do not win their last Group B game on Monday.

11:42 AM

Bill Haas survives final-hole scare, wins Humana Challenge

(Reuters) - Bill Haas survived a scare at the final hole to earn a one-stroke victory over five players at the $5.7 million (4 million pound) Humana Challenge in the California desert on Sunday.

11:42 AM

Lyon down 10-man Metz to go clear at Ligue 1 summit

PARIS (Reuters) - Ligue 1 top scorer Alexandre Lacazette scored from the penalty spot but then went off injured as Olympique Lyonnais extended their lead at the top to four points with a 2-0 win against 10-man Metz on Sunday.

11:42 AM

Cibulkova dumps Azarenka to reach quarter-finals

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Feisty Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova scrapped like a streetfighter to grind down two-time champion Victoria Azarenka and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.

11:42 AM

Chelsea suffer stunning upset, Barca, Real win again

LONDON (Reuters) - The FA Cup was turned on its head as Chelsea and Manchester City were knocked out by lower-league opponents, but it was business as usual in Spain with Real Madrid and Barcelona both winning.

11:40 AM

Japan’s JGC Corp secures US$502m Petronas contract

KUALA LUMPUR: Japan’s JGC Corporation has secured a 60bil yen (US$502mil) contract from Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) to expand the facilities at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Bintulu, Sarawak.

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