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Community 31 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Offer for developers to build low-cost housing in 21 areas

THE Perak government has identified 21 areas in the state for the development of low-cost houses for the people.

Corporate News 11 Jul 2017 | 7:30 AM

China sovereign fund CIC profit rises, seeks more US direct investment

BEIJING: China’s sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) posted a 1.88% rise in 2016 net profit to US$75.3 billion, boosted by stronger returns from its overseas portfolio.

Corporate News 29 May 2017 | 3:54 PM

Media groups hit by weak consumer sentiment

KUALA LUMPUR: Weak consumer sentiment has hit the earnings of Media Prima Bhd and Media Chinese International Ltd (MCIL), both of which announced their latest quarterly earnings on Monday.

AseanPlus News 02 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Beijing’s tone on US trade positive

BEIJING: Beijing sought to play down tensions with the United States and put on a positive face as the US administration slammed China on a range of business issues ahead of President Xi Jinping’s first meeting with President Donald Trump.

World 30 Mar 2017 | 11:31 PM

China says Xi to meet with Trump April 6-7

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beijing sought to play down tensions with the United States and put on a positive face on Friday as the U.S. administration slammed China on a range of business issues ahead of President Xi Jinping's first meeting with President Donald Trump.

World 11 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

Water price hike sparks rare public protest in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - More than 100 people gathered in Singapore's Speakers' Corner on Saturday for a rare protest against a government plan to hike water prices that has stirred discontent over sluggish economic growth and rising unemployment in the city-state.

World 06 Mar 2017 | 10:02 PM

Ex-French President Sarkozy seeks meeting with Fillon and Juppe

BORDEAUX/PARIS (Reuters) - Former French prime minister Alain Juppe on Monday ruled out replacing scandal-hit Francois Fillon in the coming presidential election but offered no alternative candidates, leaving conservative heavyweights scrambling to find a way to get their party back in the race.

Economy 01 Feb 2017 | 6:52 AM

Thai Jan consumer prices up 1.55%, highest in over two years

BANGKOK: Thailand's January headline consumer prices in January rose on an annual basis at their fastest pace in more than two years, driven by higher food and retail oil prices, commerce ministry data showed on Wednesday.

Corporate News 26 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Matrade expects 1%-2% export growth in 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) expects export growth of around 1% to 2% for 2016 amid the challenging market conditions for trade internationally.

Economy 03 Jan 2017 | 7:19 AM

China's economy could grow 6.5% in 2017

SHANGHAI: China's economic growth could slow to 6.5% this year from about 6.7% in 2016, a government-run think tank said on Tuesday, while suggesting a one-off devaluation could help stabilise the yuan currency.