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Metro News 13 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Need for more local publications

KUCHING: Sarawakians are encouraged to write and publish more books to promote knowledge on local subjects and inculcate reading habits.

South Korea 13 Oct 2017 | 4:07 AM

Battle of the online sex crimes in high-tech South Korea

SEOUL: Tony Kim has been paid to watch porn for the last six years, spending his days staring attentively at graphic videos of naked women and sexual liaisons.

Japan 13 Oct 2017 | 4:46 AM

‘Death by overwork’: Occupational hazard for Japan’s media

TOKYO: The news that a young reporter at Japan’s public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country’s media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm.

TECH 13 Oct 2017 | 4:55 AM

Airbnb targets business travellers to France

Business travellers to France are in the sights of online rental marketplace Airbnb, according to a senior official at the company best known for hosting holidaymakers.

Markets 13 Oct 2017 | 5:01 AM

KLCI in the red again, BAT and Axiata weigh

KUALA LUMPUR: The local market opened higher but looked set for another day of losses as it shrugged off the optimism of other regional markets that rose on expectations of global growth.

TECH 13 Oct 2017 | 5:02 AM

BlackBerry details patent deal with Android maker BLU

BlackBerry Ltd said a licensing deal it signed with low-end Android handset maker BLU Products Inc will bring it recurring revenue, ending a legal dispute over patents that rival Google has asked the US government to revoke.

Corporate News 13 Oct 2017 | 6:45 AM

ThaiBev acquires Myanmar distilleries as TPG exits

HONG KONG: Thai Beverage Public Co has acquired a combined 75% stake in two Myanmar distilleries in a deal worth US$742 million, hoping to tap into growth in the country’s nascent spirits market.

Corporate News 13 Oct 2017 | 7:08 AM

Samsung Elec CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and vice-chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery.

Nation 13 Oct 2017 | 7:10 AM

Malaysia has halted all imports from North Korea

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programmes.

Business 13 Oct 2017 | 7:39 AM

Oil rises on tighter US market, strong China imports

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Friday as both US crude production and inventories declined, pointing towards a tightening market. Strong Chinese oil import data also supported crude prices, traders said.