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World 22 Jun 2017 | 9:02 AM

Venezuela's 'tiger' foreign minister Rodriguez quits

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez left her post on Wednesday to run for a seat in a controversial new congress, drawing praise from her boss as a "tiger" for her feisty defence of the socialist government.

Corporate News 22 Jun 2017 | 9:10 AM

China’s MSCI win may be a loss for S. Korea, Taiwan and India

HONG KONG: China’s US$7 trillion domestic stock market has won a historic entry into MSCI’s key benchmark emerging markets index.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 10:00 AM

Li Ka-shing says his elder son Victor will be his successor in principle

Billionaire, who turns 89 in July, said his younger son Richard Li Tzar-kai is engaged in different business of his own, which continue growing

Corporate News 22 Jun 2017 | 10:27 AM

IHH Healthcare, Genting shore up KLCI, refiners skid

KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed slightly higher on Thursday on support for key stocks like IHH Healthcare and Genting stocks but oil stocks saw volatile trade, especially refiners.

Economy 22 Jun 2017 | 11:07 AM

S&P expects Malaysia's economy to grow over 4% up to 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: S&P Global Ratings expects the government to continue implementing prudent budgetary and economic policies and forecasts the economy will grow at an average rate of over 4% between now and 2020.

India 22 Jun 2017 | 11:58 AM

India protests threaten Darjeeling tea industry

Kolkata (AFP) - Protests that have shut down Darjeeling in eastern India threaten to derail the tea harvest just as the leaves are at their finest, industry experts warned on Thursday.

World 22 Jun 2017 | 12:00 PM

OAS nations wind up empty handed on Venezuela condemnation

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - The Organization of American States failed on Wednesday to issue a formal declaration condemning Venezuela's government for its handling of the political and economic crisis in the South American country, despite a last-minute push by Mexico and the United States.

World 22 Jun 2017 | 1:06 PM

Trump, new Saudi crown prince share hardline views on Iran but risks abound

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's new crown prince and likely next king shares U.S. President Donald Trump's hawkish view of Iran, but a more confrontational approach towards Tehran carries a risk of escalation in an unstable region, current and former U.S. officials said.

India 22 Jun 2017 | 1:14 PM

Facebook offers Indian women tools to protect privacy

New Delhi (AFP) - Facebook has introduced new security features for women using the social media platform in India, including the ability to prevent strangers from downloading their profile pictures, the company said Thursday.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 1:33 PM

Two Bali jail escapees recaptured, Malaysian's whereabouts unknown

DILI: Police in Timor Leste on Thursday captured two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison on the Indonesian island of Bali this week by crawling through a tunnel under the walls, the police chief said.