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World 06 Jun 2018 | 2:29 AM

Economic pressure will kill off Iran nuclear deal - Netanyahu

PARIS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he had not asked France to leave the 2015 Iran nuclear deal because he believed the accord would not survive after the United States pulled out of the deal and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.

World 06 Jun 2018 | 2:09 AM

U.S. warns allies against financial dealings with Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States warned governments and the private sector on Tuesday to crack down on what it described as Iranian efforts to exploit them to fund its support for terrorism, destabilising actions in the region and rights abuses at home.

Corporate News 06 Jun 2018 | 12:12 AM

China's ZTE signed preliminary agreement to lift US ban

WASHINGTON: ZTE Corp has signed an agreement in principle that would lift a U.S. Commerce Department ban on buying from U.S. suppliers, allowing China's No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker to get back into business, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Banking 06 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Emerging-market slide pressures Indian central bank on rates

MUMBAI: An emerging-market selloff that’s hit India hard presents its central bank with a dilemma: hold interest rates steady to keep the economy motoring or follow the example of the Philippines and Indonesia by raising them to stem market pressure.

Banking 06 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Australia holds key rate

SYDNEY: Australia left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low yesterday after the key unemployment metric edged higher.

Retail 06 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Greener candy bars and gum seen as big profit driver for Mars

LONDON: Mars Inc, the maker of its namesake chocolate bar and Wrigley’s chewing gum, is spending US$1bil on sustainability with a strategy to make greener practices increase profits.

Nation 06 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

A need to understand constitutional monarchy

PETALING JAYA: The appointment of Tommy Thomas as Attor­ney General shows the need for a better understanding of the role of parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy in the country.

Economy 06 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

How does public debt make our money worth less?

PUBLIC debt is defined as how much a country owes to lenders.

Markets 06 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Top Glove share price hits record high in early trade

PETALING JAYA: Top Glove Corp Bhd’s share price hit a record high of RM10.80 in early trade yesterday as the world’s largest glove manufacturer continued its year-long uptrend on the back of strong rubber glove demand.

World 05 Jun 2018 | 11:35 PM

'Apprentice' contestant's lawsuit against Trump to proceed - NY judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former contestant on Donald Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice" may pursue her defamation lawsuit against the U.S. president, a New York state judge ruled on Tuesday, despite Trump's effort to have an appeals court put it on hold.