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May to seek hard Brexit by leaving EU market

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will signal plans for a “hard Brexit” by saying she’s willing to quit the European Union’s (EU) single market for goods and services to regain control of Britain’s borders and laws, the Sunday Times reported.

Business

Facebook and Twitter's real sin goes beyond spreading fake news

SOCIAL media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum by allowing fake news, misinformation campaigns and hate speech to spread.

Business

Safe meets sexy: American Apparel bid spices up Canadian brand

MONTREAL: Gildan Activewear Inc is spicing up its image with a bid for American Apparel Inc, the racy and embattled purveyor of jerseys and tights. If the tie-up succeeds, they’d be fashion’s new odd couple.

Business

Starting a national conversation

LAST month I raised the analogy of national stability as a three-legged stool – the economic, political and social. Those who are focused on the economics – mostly businessmen and economists – concentrate on raising GDP numbers. But politics is all about trade-offs between different demands from different quarters. Politics involves the power to tackle social demands on imbalances, inequalities and on how the country should be run.

Business

Lee: Protect ecosystem to control climate change

PETALING JAYA: Deputy Finance Minister II Datuk Lee Chee Leong had headed two focus group meetings, one on water supply, waste management and climate change, with the other being health services.

Business

Ajinomoto’s Vision 2020

Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Bhd, long known as a stalwart among defensive stocks in Malaysia, does not intend to rest on its laurels.

Advertising & Media

OMD and partners unveil study on Gen Z

OMD Malaysia, in partnership with Media Prima Group and Epinion, unveils a landmark study into the Generation Z’s behaviour, attitudes and media habits.

Property

House buyers still being hoodwinked?

FOR many years, the National House Buyers Association (HBA) has been sounding alarm bells that prices of houses are getting more and more unaffordable for the average rakyat, especially the lower and middle income segment.

Business

Sarawak plans to sell CPO in Middle East

KUCHING: Sarawak has identified the Middle East as the potential new market for its palm oil products.

Business

Reducing subsidies need to be done, says Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today admitted that some of the tough measures that had been taken to keep the country's finances in place, including the easing of subsidies, would have had a political cost to him but added that "what had to be done had to done" in the interest of country's economy in the long run.