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Business 18 Jul 2019 | 11:53 PM

Wall Street rises as Fed's Williams cements rate-cut expectations

NEW YORK: US stocks moved higher on Thursday after a slow start as comments from New York Fed President John Williams helped cement expectations for an interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank at the end of the month.

Nation 21 Jul 2019 | 11:39 AM

Health Ministry calls for border enforcement agency cooperation to curb influx of vape products

SEREMBAN (Bernama): The Health Ministry (MOH) has called for closer cooperation among enforcement agencies at the border to prevent the influx of electronic cigarettes or vape products into the country.

Letters 22 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Vaping is back – among youngsters this time

From NADZRAH SA’ADAN, Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Johor.

TECH 22 Jul 2019 | 12:00 PM

Farmers earn more from YouTube than their crops

It’s a sign of the times when farmers make more money advocating for the industry on social media than actually farming.

World 22 Jul 2019 | 9:19 PM

Philippines' Duterte defends China gambit in annual address

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a spirited defence of his relationship with China on Monday, insisting that his refusal to challenge its maritime assertiveness was not capitulation, but an avoidance of conflict.

World 25 Jul 2019 | 2:10 AM

Swiss minister under fire for tobacco sponsorship of Expo pavilion

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis is under fire over a 1.8 million Swiss francs (£1.46 million) sponsoring deal his department struck with tobacco giant Philip Morris International to help fund Switzerland's Expo 2020 pavilion in Dubai.

Business 26 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

BAT reports RM77mil profit for second quarter

PETALING JAYA: British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT) recorded a 32% lower net profit of RM77.2mil for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (Q2’19) as it continues to be affected by illegal cigarette trade and rising operating expenses.

Business 26 Jul 2019 | 1:19 AM

Illicit cigarettes, vape clouding BAT's near-term outlook

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Capital research expects an uncertain near-term outlook for British American Tobacco Bhd due to the second wave of vape products and the increase in fake tax stamps in the market.

TECH 26 Jul 2019 | 5:38 AM

US lawmakers grill e-cigarette maker Juul over efforts targeted at schoolchildren

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc funded a "holistic health education" camp as part of efforts to market directly to school-aged children, members of a US congressional panel said on July 25, citing internal company documents.

World 26 Jul 2019 | 12:07 PM

Global warming reshapes almanac for tea growers in China's Yunnan

NANNUOSHAN, China (Reuters) - Que Liu and his wife Si En spend their mornings picking pu'er leaves in an ancient tea garden in a forest not far from their hillside village, one of many that dot the subtropical highlands of southwest China.