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AseanPlus News 01 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Hugging for India’s security

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged US President Barack Obama in New Delhi, it marked what could be the distant opening bell of a great geopolitical game.

TECH 31 Aug 2016 | 1:00 AM

Cyber threat grows for bitcoin exchanges

When hackers penetrated a secure authentication system at a bitcoin exchange called Bitfinex earlier this month, they stole about US$70mil (RM283.6mil) worth of the virtual currency.

Business 31 Aug 2016 | 1:13 AM

Asian shares ease in early trade Wedmesday, taking cue from Wall St.

TOKYO: Asian shares eased on Wednesday following modest losses on Wall Street, but were still on track for a monthly rise as investors waited to see if upcoming job data could prod the Federal Reserve into raising interest rates as soon as September.

Business 31 Aug 2016 | 1:29 AM

Breakfast briefing: Wednesday, August 31

Breakfast briefing: Wednesday, August 31

AseanPlus News 31 Aug 2016 | 3:10 AM

Police: Nine found dead in Japan elderly home after typhoon

TOKYO: Nine people were found dead inside a home for elderly people in northern Japan, police said Wednesday, after a powerful typhoon tore through the region.

Corporate News 31 Aug 2016 | 4:57 AM

What can we learn from Singapore-listed Swiber?

SINGAPORE: Ramifications from the oil price slump hit Singapore's shores when Swiber Holdings Ltd., a Singapore-listed marine engineering company, defaulted on a coupon payment early August.

Corporate News 31 Aug 2016 | 5:16 AM

JX values takeover of rival oil refiner TonenGeneral at $3.4 bln

TOKYO: JX Holdings Inc, Japan's biggest oil refiner by sales, has agreed to pay about 352 billion yen ($3.4 billion) in stock for TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK , the country's third-largest refiner by sales.

Corporate News 31 Aug 2016 | 5:18 AM

Bad Finance: Japan Inc's problem treasury shares

HONG KONG: Too many Japanese companies hoard their own shares. Canon, Fujifilm, Nintendo and other blue-chips own lots of so-called treasury stock. To the uninitiated, that can add billions of phantom dollars onto firms' valuations. It also distorts incentives for company bosses.

Economy 31 Aug 2016 | 6:02 AM

BoJ will make full use of existing tools to hit price goal

NIIGATA, Japan: Bank of Japan (BoJ) board member Yukitoshi Funo said the central bank will make full use of its existing policy tools to encourage household and companies to start spending again and shed their deflationary mindset.

Economy 31 Aug 2016 | 7:22 AM

Experts: G-20 to go long on rhetoric, short on economic policy

Beijing: G-20 leaders will meet in China this weekend in a climate of economic uncertainty and sluggish global growth - but the absence of an urgent crisis means the forum will be short on breakthroughs, analysts say.