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Smartphone compatibility is driving new car sales

A new report conducted by Strategy Analytics finds that whether in North America, Western Europe or China, the average car shopper now agrees on one thing.

European and Chinese consumers want their cars to offer Apple CarPlay compatibility. — AFP Relaxnews

CIMB Research keeps Underweight call on auto sector, Bermaz top pick

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is retaining its Underweight rating on the automobile sector with Bermaz as its top pick due to its attractive earnings recovery outlook.

Brazil's Temer escapes corruption charges in committee vote

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A congressional committee voted 39-26 on Wednesday to reject charges against Brazilian President Michel Temer stemming from a corruption case involving the world's largest meatpacker.

Petronas calls for LNG producer-consumer collaboration

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), currently the world’s third-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer, has urged LNG producers and consumers to collaborate towards encouraging growth and sustainability of the industry.

President/group chief executive officer Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin(filepic) said in a statement that while demand for LNG has grown, there was a possibility of industry stagnation if LNG prices did not encourage necessary investments to sustain the business.

GST: Spinning the web to catch digital services

IN a recent press conference, director-general of Customs, Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam Tholasy, shared that the Royal Malaysian Customs Department has proposed amendments to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act to incorporate digital economy and e-commerce transactions.

Reports: McDonald's South Korea office raided after children fell ill

SEOUL: South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said.

McDonald's South Korea office raided in burger probe: reports

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said.

Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids

Washington (AFP) - Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said Wednesday as they called for probes by regulators.

Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks. - AFP/file

Qudian IPO feeds debt-hungry Chinese millennials

HONG KONG: Betting on China’s next generation of borrowers just got easier. Qudian , an online microlender backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba’s financial unit, priced its U.S. listing above its expected range on Tuesday, says Reuters.

Qudian , an online microlender backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba’s financial unit, Ant Financial.

MCMC: Fanfiction.net blocked until objectionable content removed

PETALING JAYA: Fanfiction.net will be blocked for as long as the website owner fails to take the necessary steps to remove the indecent or obscene content as requested by the authorities, said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

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