UAE to launch new low-cost airline
SHARJAH, Oct 16 — Abu Dhabi’s giant Etihad Airways and Sharjah’s low-cost carrier Air Arabia announced today an agreement to launch a new low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates capit...
US consumers hit the brakes in September
WASHINGTON, Oct 16 — American consumers tightened their purse strings unexpectedly last month, breaking a seven-month winning streak, government data showed today.
Instant-noodle diet harms Asian kids
PETALING JAYA (AFP): A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks key nutrients has left millions of children unhealthily thin or...
European stocks mixed at open
LONDON, Oct 16 — European equities diverged today at the start of trade, while the British pound dipped after surging the previous day on hopes of a Brexit deal.
Morris Commercial teases return of the J-Type van
LONDON: After having secured the right to the Morris Commercial name, a British brand under which a series of vehicles were made from the mid-1920s to the late '60s, the resurrected company - now func...
Syria Kurds defend key town as Turkey ignores US
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, from the Turkish side of the border at Ceylanpinar district in Sanliurfa, on the sixth day of Turkey’s military operation against Kurdish forces.
Hong Kong stocks end lower
HONG KONG, Oct 15 — Hong Kong shares closed with slight losses today following three days of gains, while investors were fretting over the limited scope and lack of detail in last week’s mini Chin...
US auto workers go on strike against Mack
DETROIT, Oct 14 — More than 3,600 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike yesterday against Mack Truck, a subsidiary of AB Volvo, as the union’s strike against General Motors Co continue...
BP says taking US$2-3b hit on asset disposals
LONDON, Oct 11 — British energy major BP said today that it will take a charge of US$2-3 billion (RM8.4-12.6 billion) on the back of major asset sales including its Alaska division.
Total loses bid for palm oil tax break
PARIS, Oct 11 — France’s constitutional court rejected today a bid by oil firm Total to secure a tax break for using controversial palm oil to create biofuel.
China sets timetable to end finance ownership caps
BEIJING, Oct 11 — China’s securities regulator has set a timetable to remove foreign ownership limits in finance companies next year, as Beijing seeks to attract overseas investment to boost a slo...
These Tigers are far from extinct
PETALING JAYA: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, was a militant organisation that tried to create an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka.
Michelin to close tyre factory in France
PARIS, Oct 10 ― Tyre maker Michelin said today it would close a French-based factory with 619 employees next year as competition from cheaper Asian manufacturers knocks its profit margin.
Minimal water tariff increase next year
Tengku Zulpuri Shah says the proposed tariff increase will be minimal, between 0.06 sen and 0.71 sen per 1,000 litres, which is lower compared to other utility charges such as electricity, gas and tel...
Auto suppliers hit as GM strike in US grinds on
NEW YORK, Oct 10 — As the General Motors (GM) strike grinds on, more auto suppliers and contractors are sending workers home, adding to the economic drag on Michigan and other US midwestern car manu...
Malaysian MPs vote to repeal 'fake news' law
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian lawmakers on Wednesday (Oct 9) once again voted to repeal a controversial law that punished spreading "fake news" with up to six years behind bars and which critics said was a...
Malaysian MPs vote to repeal 'fake news' law
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian lawmakers voted to repeal a controversial law on Wednesday (Oct 9) that punished spreading "fake news" with up to six years behind bars and which critics said was aimed at sti...
European stock markets rise at open
LONDON, Oct 9 — European stock markets rose at the start of trading today, with London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.2 per cent at 7,158.32 points.
Hong Kong stocks end with gains
HONG KONG, Oct 8 — Hong Kong stocks returned from a long weekend break with gains today as investors look ahead to the resumption of China-US trade talks.
Microsoft patents vibrating VR activity mat
NEW YORK, Oct 8 ― To keep virtual reality users within a designated space and heighten their digital experience, Microsoft has patented an activity mat that modifies their virtual experience to keep...
US stocks fall as market eyes trade talks
NEW YORK, Oct 7 — Wall Street stocks dropped early today ahead of closely-watched US-China trade talks, while investors began to look ahead to the third-quarter corporate earnings season.
German industrial orders contract in August
FRANKFURT, Oct 7 — Industrial orders in Europe’s largest economy Germany fell back in August, official data showed today, adding to a picture of declining activity at vital manufacturing firms.
Google can’t escape copyright laws: France’s Macron
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France: Google cannot escape French law obliging the US online giant to pay royalties to media outlets for displaying their articles, pictures and videos in search results, French Pr...
Paris attacker had ‘radical vision of Islam’
PARIS: A staffer at Paris police headquarters who stabbed four colleagues to death in a frenzied attack adhered to “a radical vision of Islam”, an anti-terror prosecutor said Saturday, amid a gat...
‘Fortnite’ details how AI opponents will fit in
LOS ANGELES, Oct 4 — Epic Games is preparing to introduce AI-controlled players into its last-person-standing hit Fortnite, with the stated aim of helping human players, especially newcomers, improv...