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Ceritalah 07 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Historians – the past, present and future

HISTORIANS deal with the past. As the architects of our collective memory; they record, document and preserve. History can never be objective because like any form of storytelling, there’s always a writer or narrator who selects, edits and crafts the source material. Biases are therefore to be expected. The best we can do is to be aware of their existence.

Forex 09 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Global Forex Market

THE dollar inched up 1.02% to 97.7 partly due to the resurgence of concerns on global slowdown and the better-than-expected economic release. As the trade talks between the United States and China seem to be stalled, positive economic releases for the week pushed the dollar close to the 97 level.

Corporate News 06 Jan 2019 | 10:59 PM

Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, wary of China's Belt and Road project, sceptical of US

A large majority, or 70 percent, said in a survey their governments "should be cautious in negotiating Belt Road Initiative projects, to avoid getting into unsustainable financial debts with China," a view strongest in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Corporate News 15 Aug 2018 | 11:04 PM

Facebook is losing war on hate speech? Office in M'sia keeps watch

YANGON, Myanmar: In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. The situation was dire.

Corporate News 25 Jul 2018 | 11:23 PM

Facebook stock falls 24% wiping off US$150bil in two hours

NEW YORK: Facebook Inc's stock fell as much as 24 percent after hours on Wednesday over concerns about the impact of privacy issues on the social media company's business, with executives warning that revenue growth would slow and expenses would rise.

Economy 11 Dec 2017 | 1:35 AM

Fitch upgrades Philippines sovereign rating on strong economic performance

MANILA: Fitch Ratings on Monday upgraded Philippines' credit rating to 'BBB' from 'BBB-', citing the nation's "strong and consistent" macroeconomic performance and sound policies supporting high and sustainable growth rates.

Corporate News 28 Aug 2017 | 3:14 AM

Braving security fears, Chinese seek 'Silk Road' riches in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Zhang Yang, a businessman from Chongqing in southwest China, is searching online forums for fellow stout-hearted entrepreneurs willing to cast aside security concerns and join him on a scouting mission to Pakistan.

Business 30 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Macau works hard to attract non-casino tourists

MACAU: Overseas visitors are an increasingly common sight in China’s gambling territory of Macau which is trying to diversify an economic model that has depended on mainland high rollers for more than a decade.

Business 18 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Biking for fun and profit

Speakeasy - By S. Jayasankaran
BELGIUM has some of Europe’s most congested roads.