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Business 03 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Bankers brace for tougher second half

PETALING JAYA: After a bumpy ride in the first half of the year, banking industry captains are bracing for a tougher second half against the backdrop of slower loan growth and thinning margins.

Business 04 Jun 2019 | 6:10 AM

Australia central bank cuts rates to record lows as growth sags

SYDNEY: Australia's central bank cut its cash rate by 25 basis points to a record low 1.25% on Tuesday in what could be the first in a series of stimulus measures amid growing calls for policymakers to revive the country's slowing economy.

World 05 Jun 2019 | 1:38 AM

Bolsonaro eyes bill for drivers, sparking criticism as Brazil debates pensions

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro introduced a bill seeking to loosen restrictions for drivers on Tuesday, sparking criticism from the head of the congressional committee in charge of analysing a major pension system overhaul.

Other Sport 05 Jun 2019 | 8:40 PM

Tired Japan held by Trinidad and Tobago

TOKYO (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago held a tired-looking Japan to a 0-0 draw during an uninspiring friendly at Toyota Stadium in Aichi on Wednesday.

Business 06 Jun 2019 | 1:43 AM

Stocks climb, short-dated Treasury yields dip on bets for US rate cut

NEW YORK: Major world stock markets rose and short-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve would cut interest rates and help boost a sluggish global economy.

Tennis 07 Jun 2019 | 1:32 AM

Thiem facing same old dilemma as usual suspects block his path

PARIS (Reuters) - Austrian claycourt specialist Dominic Thiem has done the 'easy' part by reaching the French Open semi-final for the fourth straight year -- now for the hard bit.

Business 08 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Bursa rally comes to a brief halt

REVIEW: The FBM KLCI’s 50-point rally over the final week of May put the index on a better technical footing, halting a downtrend that returned the index to 2016 lows.

Business 08 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Going gets tough for chip makers

The going is getting tough for Malaysian companies in the semiconductor scene as global semiconductor sales hit the brakes after three consecutive years of record performance.

Football 11 Jun 2019 | 4:58 AM

Japan begin World Cup campaign with goalless draw against Argentina

(Reuters) - Japan's quest to reach a third consecutive women's World Cup final began with a dull goalless draw as Argentina claimed their first-ever point at the tournament on Monday.

World 12 Jun 2019 | 9:47 PM

Nigeria's Buhari signals four more years like the last

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to repeat in his second term successes from his first four years including an improved economy and new infrastructure.