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Business 02 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Ecofirst land bank fast expanding

EVEN before small property developer Ecofirst Consolidated Bhd has completed the acquisition of a 62-acre piece of land fronting the Middle Ring Road II at Ulu Kelang from Zurich Insurance (M) Bhd, it now has inked a deal to buy another 25 acres next to the 62-acre parcel.

Business 09 Jan 2015 | 6:39 AM

US stocks jump for second day, helped by economic optimism

NEW YORK: U.S. stocks rallied for a second day on Thursday, boosted by expectations the U.S. economy will continue to improve and by hopes for more aggressive action from the European Central Bank.

TECH 08 Jan 2015 | 2:53 PM

Chip sales cushion Samsung Q4 profit decline

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone maker, flagged a lighter than expected profit decline in the fourth quarter, with memory chip sales cushioning a continued slump in mobile revenue.

AseanPlus News 13 Jan 2015 | 8:58 PM

China linguist's 109th birthday wish: democracy

BEIJING (AFP) - Born when a Qing dynasty emperor was on the throne, the man who helped invent the Pinyin writing system used for transliterating Chinese worldwide turns 109 on Tuesday. But Zhou Youguang's outspoken support for democracy means his writings are still censored by the ruling Communist party.

Business 07 Apr 2015 | 6:48 AM

SanDisk stock slide makes company an attractive target

NEW YORK: Data storage products maker SanDisk Corp , whose stock has lost 40 percent since touching a record high in July, has become a potential target for companies looking to boost their presence in the enterprise market, analysts said.

World 16 Jan 2015 | 8:35 AM

Air Force moves to ease stress on overworked U.S. drone pilots

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military's insatiable demand for intelligence collected by drone aircraft is putting a huge stress on operators who fly them 14 hours a day, Air Force officials said on Thursday as they unveiled bonus pay and other steps to tackle the issue.

Business 16 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

India makes early rate cut, hints at more

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India surprised markets with a 25 basis points reduction in interest rates and signalled it could cut further, amid signs of cooling inflation and what it said was a government commitment to contain the fiscal deficit.

Commodities 13 Jan 2015 | 5:21 PM

Gold rallies for third day to highest since October

SINGAPORE: Gold extended gains on Tuesday to climb to its highest since October, boosted by safe haven demand triggered by a continued slump in oil prices and weakness in some equities markets.

Community 01 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Annual run back to raise funds for charities

KUCHING: Get fit and healthy with The Spring’s Live Active Run 2015 because it is back and bigger than ever on June 14.

Business 25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Honda overtakes Toyota to become non-national champion

HONDA has overtaken Toyota to become the bestselling non-national automotive marque in Malaysia, based on sales data in the first quarter of 2015.