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Metro News 19 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

CM: State keen to strengthen bond with Japan

PENANG will continue to cultivate cultural and economic ties with Japan, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a reception to celebrate Japanese Emperor Akihito’s 85th birthday.

World 18 Dec 2018 | 6:07 PM

China's Xi pledges 'unswerving' reforms, but on own terms

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Tuesday for the unswerving implementation of reforms on Beijing's terms, saying no one could boss it around, but offered no new measures in a speech marking 40 years of market liberalisation.

Business 18 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

China advisers recommend lowering 2019 growth target

BEIJING: China should lower next year’s growth target to 6-6.5% as headwinds including a trade dispute with the United States increases risks for the economy, according to government advisers’ recommendations to top leaders who will meet to map out the 2019 economic agenda.

Markets 18 Dec 2018 | 1:20 AM

Asian stocks slide as global growth worries deepen(Update)

TOKYO: Asian share markets stumbled on Tuesday as heightened concerns about a slowing global economy sent Wall Street stocks skidding to their lowest levels in more than a year.

Markets 18 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

Asian stocks slide as S&P 500 hits 14-month low

SYDNEY: A sell-off in US stocks that sent the S&P 500 Index to its lowest close in 14 months spread to Asia, suggesting investor worries about the outlook for growth that are at odds with the projected Federal Reserve interest-rate hike on Wednesday.

Corporate News 18 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fed, BoJ, BoE: Three-letter institutions Asia stock watchers eye

HONG KONG: With just about two weeks left to the end of the year and the focus shifting to the holidays, there’s still one big overhang investors will be watching: central-bank rate decisions.

AseanPlus News 18 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Construction workers in China pay the price for progress

SHENZHEN: For four years at the turn of the century, Wang Zhaohong worked with a demolition crew in Shenzhen, clearing the way for the once-tiny border village to become a bustling metropolis.

World 18 Dec 2018 | 12:12 AM

As smoke clears, capturing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often framed in black and white, an outlook captured by this image of Palestinian youths shrouded by clouds of smoke that block out everything except an isolated moment of protest and defiance.

Metro News 17 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

A Swede touch to Christmas

IPC Shopping Centre is pampering shoppers with a taste of a traditional Christmas celebration by putting up sights and sounds of Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm.

Markets 17 Dec 2018 | 1:10 AM

Asian shares cautious on mounting signs of a global slowdown(Update)

TOKYO: Asian share markets started the week on a cautious footing on Monday after weak economic data from China and Europe added to evidence of cooling global growth and reinforced anxiety over the impact of international trade frictions on business and profits.