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Business 25 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

China says it will promote trade deals regardless of TPP, RCEP direction

BEIJING: China said it will actively participate in bilateral and multilateral trade deals, with the goal of deepening reform and opening up its economy, regardless of the direction the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) might take.

Business 26 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

There goes the neighbourhood

CANADA has finally named the humble gray jay as its national bird after tens of thousands of votes were cast online.

Business 26 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia’s skilled labour shortage

More trained workers needed to attract new capital investments

Corporate News 28 Nov 2016 | 10:42 AM

Bursa Malaysia website now accessible in BM and Chinese too

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia Bhd announced that the exchange’s corporate website ( is now accessible in three languages, including Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese.

Corporate News 11 Jan 2017 | 6:30 AM

Paramount Corp to buy 66% in R.E.A.L Education

KUALA LUMPUR: Paramount Corp Bhd has proposed to acquire a 66% equity stake in R.E.A.L Education Group Sdn Bhd for RM183mil cash as part of its strategy to expand its education business.

Economy 17 Jan 2017 | 7:17 AM

Chinese president to defend globalisation in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland: Chinese President Xi Jinping will defend globalisation in the face of mounting public hostility in the West on Tuesday in a speech at the World Economic Forum that will underline Beijing's growing global role.

Business 06 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Yong: English is key for M’sia to remain competitive

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia needs to maintain a population that has a high proficiency in English to remain competitive because the country is highly reliant on international trade, a leading local business leader said.

Plantations 13 Mar 2017 | 9:44 AM

Plantation industry leader Boon Weng Siew passes away

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Estate Owners’ Association’s (MEOA) immediate past president Datuk Boon Weng Siew, who had helmed the association for 25 years, passed away on Saturday. He was 93.

Business 18 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

What’s brewing in Jaks Resources?

THE one-man institutional investor Koon Yew Yin is now the single largest shareholder in Jaks Resources Bhd, the company that has diverse interest ranging from construction to property development and power plants.

Business 29 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Report: China’s HNA in talks to buy controlling stake in Forbes

HONG KONG: Acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is in talks to buy a controlling stake in the owner of the publisher of Forbes magazine, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.