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Renault-Nissan forms tie-up with Google

SOUTHFIELD: Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp are about to do what many carmakers have been trying to avoid: let Google into the dashboard.

The French-Japanese auto alliance announced a technology partnership that will make its vehicles among the first to use Google’s Android operating system in the dashboard, letting Alphabet Inc’s software control mapping and navigation, infotainment and a suite of apps directly installed in the car.

Vehicle sales 27% higher in August due to zero GST

PETALING JAYA: Total vehicles sales in August was 65,551 units, 26.8% higher than in the corresponding month in 2017 due to a reduction in prices from the zerorisation of the Goods and Services Tax.

Good sales: MAA says sales of passenger vehicles in August rose 21 to 55,662 from a year earlier.

Automotive sales rise 26.8% in August to 65,551 units

KUALA LUMPUR: Total vehicles sales in August was 65,551 units, 26.8% higher than in the corresponding month in 2017 due to a reduction in prices from the zerorisation of the Goods and Services Tax.

Slower growth seen in Malaysia due to US-China trade dispute

PETALING JAYA: The ongoing United States-China trade dispute is expected to result in a slowdown in average real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, as well as weigh on exports for Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand over the coming quarters.

The research house added that the likely escalation of trade tensions in the second half of 2018 would act as a drag on exports in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, which will, in turn, weigh on growth.

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