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Letters

Make MACC truly independent

A letter from DR MUZAFFAR SYAH MALLOW , Faculty of Syariah & Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

Economy

Treasury Pulse

THE dollar’s performance this week revolved around Powell’s view on the number of rate hikes necessary in 2018 to prevent the economy from overheating.

Markets

Market weighed by external pressures

Review: Strong earnings results from banking heavyweights may have helped to mitigate what may otherwise have been a decidedly dismal week on the FBM KLCI. On the external front, the congressional testimonial from new Fed chief Jerome Powell lent opposing pressure as equity markets reeled from what was seen as confirmation of more-rapid fiscal tightening in the year ahead. And then on Friday, President Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on steel imports cast fears over a potential trade war.

Metro News

The rhythms of the night

Plenty of live action for music fans after the sun goes down.

Football

Belief key for West Brom in Watford clash - Rondon

(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion must believe in themselves if they are to take three valuable points in their fight to avoid relegation with a victory against Watford on Saturday, striker Salomon Rondon has said.

Football

Barca lead by five points after draw at Las Palmas

(Reuters) - Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw at relegation-fighting Las Palmas on Thursday in an unexpected setback that left them with a five-point lead in La Liga ahead of their top-of-the-table showdown with Atletico Madrid this weekend.

Nation

#MeToo: WWF-Malaysia reviewing sexual harassment allegations by former staff

PETALING JAYA: Environmental conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia) has launched a review in light of “troubling allegations” of sexual harassment within the organisation that was raised by a former employee.

Markets

KLCI led lower by Hong Leong, steel stocks slide

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI weighed in Friday's morning session as global markets retreated on the back of greater trade protectionism following US President Donald Trump's announcement of steel and aluminium tariffs.

World

France's Macron shrugs off fall in popularity among pensioners

CHALONS-EN-CHAMPAGNE, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron downplayed on Thursday his recent collapse in popularity among older voters, who have suffered the brunt of tax changes meant to favour those in work and revive the economy.

World

Another mass abduction blights Nigerian leader's security record

LAGOS (Reuters) - When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took office three years ago, eradicating the "mindless, godless" militants of Boko Haram and rescuing the hundreds of women and children they held captive was one of the main pledges in his inaugural address.