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S&P Global puts Malaysia’s banking sector in Group 4
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 17): S&P Global Ratings has classified Malaysia’s banking sector as “Group 4” under its Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment.
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Malaysia's high level of stable core customer deposits supports banking system
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's high level of stable core customer deposits supports the banking system but S&P Global Ratings cautions competitive pressure is likely to...
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Google Stadia to debut next month with Red Dead Redemption 2 among launch titles
Google's video game streaming service, Stadia, will launch for early access customers from Nov 19, with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mortal Kombat 11 among day-one titles.
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EU-US airliner war in nobody’s interests, says Airbus chief
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 — Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury urged the European Union and United States yestrday to reach a negotiated solution to a long-running dispute over airline subsidies and ta...
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Google Stadia to debut next month with ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ among launch titles
NEW YORK, Oct 16 ― Google’s video game streaming service, Stadia, will launch for early access customers from November 19, with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mortal Kombat 11 among day-one titles.
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Malaysia down two rungs in global competitiveness
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has slipped two notches in the global competitiveness ranking this year after being overtaken by Spain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
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World Briefs: Long prison terms for Catalan separatists
MADRID/BARCELONA • Catalan separatists who tried to break away from Spain in 2017 were handed long prison sentences by the Supreme Court in Madrid yesterday in an unprecedented ruling that marks a w...
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Spain jails nine leaders of Catalan secession bid
Students sit at Plaza Universidad after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain.
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EU will fight ‘until last hour’ to stall US Airbus tariffs
BRUSSELS, Oct 14 — The EU’s top trade official today said Europe would fight until the very last moment to dissuade the United States from imposing tariffs in retaliation for illegal EU subsidies ...
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Malaysia and Spain share many similarities
TOMORROW, we celebrate the National Day of Spain, the modern, plural and open democracy that I am proud to represent in Malaysia.
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'Sorry, this is an emergency': Climate protesters block streets around the world
Thousands of climate-change protesters took to the streets in cities around the world on Monday, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions a...
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DNA databank successfully matches 60 cases: Mazlan
KUALA LUMPUR: A total 60 samples involving crime cases were successfully matched through the use of the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) databank to enable the police to solve crime cases which previously ...
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DNA databank successfully matches 60 cases — Mazlan
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 60 samples involving crime cases were successfully matched through the use of the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) databank to enable the police to solve crime cases which previous...
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Workable proposal in UNSC to balance power of veto
PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again brought to global attention the undemocratic veto power of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – Russia, th...
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Spain to help tourism sector after Thomas Cook collapse
MADRID, Oct 4 — Spain is preparing a plan worth €300 million (RM1.38 billion) to shore up the economies of its sun-drenched tourist spots after the collapse of British travel group Thomas Cook, ac...
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Spain says it will respond with strength to new US tariffs
MADRID, Oct 5 — Spain has summoned the US ambassador in Madrid to express its complete rejection of any new US tariffs on European Union goods and will press for strong counter measures if they are ...
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Sarawakian Fenny Nuli to serve in Peru as Malaysia’s Ambassador-Designate
Fenny (left) receives her letter of credence from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
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Malaysia to send back 89 waste containers to three countries by year-end
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three countries have verbally agreed to take 89 containers of waste material back without any cost to Malaysia, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environme...
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M'sia to send back 89 waste containers to three countries by year-end
PETALING JAYA: Three countries have verbally agreed to take 89 containers of waste material back without any cost to Malaysia, says Energy, Science, Technology...
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Machine learning professor missing after avalanche disaster in the Himalayas
Indian authorities have launched a search and rescue mission after a University of Toronto professor went missing during an expedition trip to the Himalayas.
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People are interested in robot cars, just not older people: study
Tech-savvy youngsters and high-earners are keen on the prospect of self-driving cars, but older people are often wary and suspicious, according to a survey by car...
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US hits Scotch whisky, Italian cheese, French wine with 25pc tariffs
WASHINGTON, Oct 3 ― The Trump administration put 25 per cent tariffs on French wine, Italian cheese and single-malt Scotch whisky ― but spared Italian wine, pasta and olive oil ― in retaliation ...
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US widens trade war with tariffs on Airbus planes, French cheese, Scotch whisky
LONDON/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday said it would enact 10% tariffs on European-made Airbus planes and 25% duties on French...
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People are interested in robot cars, just not older people, says study
PARIS: Tech-savvy youngsters and high-earners are keen on the prospect of self-driving cars, but older people are often wary and suspicious, according to a survey by car manufacturer Audi.
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Nissan may move British SUV production overseas on Brexit
LONDON: Nissan will consider moving production of its SUVs outside Britain if the country leaves the European Union without a deal, said people familiar with the matter.
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Poor PMI data turns European shares lower
LONDON, Oct 1 — European shares dipped today as weak factory activity data from across the euro zone spurred fears of an economic slowdown, overturning early gains due to signs the United States was...
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Forever 21 closing stores in bankruptcy filing shows limits to fast fashion
NEW YORK, Oct 1 — Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy late on Sunday, joining a growing list of brick-and-mortar companies that have seen sales hit by the rise of competition from ...
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Eurozone unemployment falls to 11-year low
BRUSSELS, Sept 30 — Unemployment in the eurozone fell in August to 7.4 per cent, its lowest level since May 2008, according to official data released today.
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Credit Suisse saga reveals ever present bank surveillance
NEW YORK: The scene: a street in Zurich. The mark: a wealthy Swiss banker. His pursuers: hired goons looking for intel.
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Athletes to go extreme in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been chosen as one of the destinations for the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) where multi-discipline athletes put their skills...
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Airbus CEO says will 'continue to advocate for a settlement' on trade
MONTREAL, Sept 27 — Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said yesterday he will continue to advocate for a settlement on trade between the United States and Europe and called the imposition of tar...
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Indonesia forest fires have 'major impact' on climate, 360m tonnes of CO2 released since August: Masagos
SINGAPORE: Forest and land fires burning in Indonesia have released 360 million tonnes of carbon dioxide since August, said Singapore's Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkif...
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Google to stop showing news snippets for French users
Alphabet Inc's Google will stop showing news snippets from European publishers on search results for its French users, complying with a new European copyright law, the...
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McDonald’s enlists Alexa and Google to help with its hiring
Want a job at McDonald's? Just ask your smartphone.
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Santander to book €1.5b impairment charge on UK unit
MADRID, Sept 25 — Spanish banking giant Santander said today it will book an impairment charge of around €1.5 billion (RM6.9 billion) linked to its British unit due to the uncertainty caused by Br...
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Redmi Note 8 is coming to Malaysia and it’s the Pro version
The new Redmi Note 8 Pro is coming very soon and this could be Malaysia’s first quad-camera smartphone to feature a 64MP main camera.
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Airbnb is recruiting travelers for a scientific expedition in Antarctica
The online holiday rental giant has partnered up with Ocean Conservancy, a non-governmental organisation, for an environmental project which will take five travelers on...
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Malaysia Airlines supports repatriation of Thomas Cook passengers
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines yesterday said that it is supporting the repatriation of passengers from Spain to the UK after Thomas Cook ceased its operations Monday.
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KRI Bima suci 945 on inaugural trip to Malaysia
PORT KLANG: Indonesian ship, the KRI Bimasuci 945, yesterday docked for the first time at the National Hydrographic Centre centre as part of its three-day diplomatic sailing mission to Malaysia.
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Malaysia Airlines supports repatriation of Thomas Cook passengers
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines today said that it is supporting the repatriation of passengers from Spain to the UK after Thomas Cook ceased its operations Monday.
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Bank job cuts approach 60,000 as Commerzbank plans to swing axe
FRANKFURT: Job cuts announced by banks this year are approaching 60,000, almost all of them in Europe, where negative interest rates and a slowing economy prompt...
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GSMA: 5G will account for 20% of connections in Malaysia by 2025
GSMA head of Asia Pacific Julian Gorman believes that Malaysia is showing promising signs in terms of accelerating 5G deployment.
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Thomas Cook clients struggle with flight, hotel woes in Spain
PALMA, Sept 24 — Standing in a long line or sitting on their suitcases, anxious Thomas Cook passengers at Palma airport faced an uncertain wait yesterday for a flight to Britain following the collap...
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Five charities get donation from firm
Juhar (eighth left), Fakrurrazi (ninth right) and Eddie (seventh left) with the Mt. Kinabalu Climb Fund volunteers and representatives from the five charity bodies.
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Filipinos give thumbs up to Duterte's 'excellent' drugs war: poll
Philippine citizens are overwhelmingly satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, a survey showed, giving a boost to a government outraged by an international push to investigat...
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Just ask women: Banks are still boys' clubs
SO DIVERGENT have their fortunes been since the financial crisis, European banks tend to trail their Wall Street peers on most of the metrics investors care about.
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Shark-catching report slammed
PETALING JAYA: The Fisheries Department has rejected a recent report by conservation group Traffic which ranked Malaysia eighth in the list of top 20 countries that are...
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S&P upgrades Spain's debt grade to 'A' citing growth
WASHINGTON, Sept 21 ― Ratings agency S&P Global yesterday upgraded Spain's sovereign debt to “A” from “A-,” pointing to rosier prospects for economic growth and a shrinking budget deficit.
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Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide
WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — Twitter said today it shut down thousands of accounts worldwide for spreading misinformation, including some artificially amplifying pro-Saudi messaging as part of a regional p...
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Ryanair UK pilots cancel this month’s strikes
DUBLIN, Sept 20 — Ryanair pilots based in the United Kingdom have cancelled five days of strikes set for this month, as unions and the low-cost airline gear up for further talks.
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European car sales plunge
MUNICH: European car registrations fell sharply in August, deepening the woes of an industry battling sluggish demand in key markets and the challenge of...
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Football Manager 2020 shoots for fully recyclable retail edition
Physical editions of Football Manager 2020 will be 100% recyclable, from its case, ink and shrink-wrap to the DVD disc inside that can be repurposed by specialist companies.
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Atlantia CEO resigns in Benetton-led shake up
MILAN, Sept 18 — The Benettons ushered in a change of guard at Italian infrastructure group Atlantia, replacing its powerful CEO with a management committee, as they move to deal with fallout from a...
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'Football Manager 2020' shoots for fully recyclable retail edition
NEW YORK, Sept 18 ― Physical editions of computer game Football Manager 2020 will be 100 per cent recyclable, from its case, ink and shrink-wrap to the DVD disc inside that can be repurposed by spec...
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Report: Malaysia is world's second-largest importer of shark fin
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is the second-largest importer of shark fin, according to a report by wildlife trade organisation Traffic.
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Playing the game right: Young Malaysians are marking their spots in the eSports world
Young Malaysians are getting a headstart in the lucrative, millionaire-making eSports world.
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Airbus, French exporters reel as US tariffs loom in subsidy row
PARIS/BRUSSELS: Shares in Airbus and French luxury goods exporters fell on Monday as the European Union acknowledged it may face U.S. tariffs in a long-running...
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Airbus, French exporters reel as US tariffs loom in subsidy row
PARIS, Sept 16 — Shares in Airbus and French luxury goods exporters fell today as the European Union acknowledged it may face US tariffs in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies, part of an...
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Govt to develop more smart city residential projects under 12th MP: Zuraida
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): The government will develop more smart city residential projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan, in a bid to make Kuala Lumpur and other cities in the country to be at par with ...
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Commentary: The hooligans of Indonesian football are at it again
SINGAPORE: Those unfamiliar with Southeast Asian football may have assumed that the Football of Association of Malaysia (FAM) was joking last week when they requested the Indonesian authorities have ...
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International Early Childhood Conference
Chin (third right) with Yusof showing the promotional IECC 2019 posters.
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German factory orders sink
FRANKFURT: German factory orders fell in July, aggravating an industrial slump that has pushed Europe’s largest economy to the brink of recession.
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Yahoo down for six hours, users vent out on Twitter
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 5 — Thousands of Yahoo email users took to Twitter today to complain that the internet company’s services have been unavailable for more than six hours.
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Ryanair Spanish pilots strike to go ahead after talks fail, says union
DUBLIN, Sept 3 — A planned five-day strike by Ryanair’s Spanish pilots will go ahead this month after mediated talks were unsuccessful, a spokesman for the Spanish pilots union SEPLA said today.
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Mixing high fashion with high seas
PETALING JAYA: Fashion show producer and model Jessica Minh Anh will lend a touch of glamour to raising awareness on sustainable and environmentally friendly...
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Emulate team spirit of hockey lads of yore
I REFER to the article “Aye, aye skipper Sri Shan” (The Star, Aug 28; online at bit.ly/star_hockey).
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More ECB officials pile into stimulus debate as economy wilts
VIENNA: Two more European Central Bank policy makers weighed into the debate over whether the economy needs another strong blast of monetary stimulus, adding to...
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Condivergence: Reorienting the globalisation story
To understand what is happening with the global trade war, we need to ask the question: when did globalisation begin?
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Defending buildings of independence
Every Malaysian should be concerned about the future of our heritage buildings, especially the ones that witnessed pivotal historical moments in our country’s formation.
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Spanish Uber rival eyes supermarkets as consolidation looms
A Spanish startup best known for delivering takeaways is betting on building a network of convenience stores to expand its business – just as the food delivery sector eyes...
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The Week That Was: Privacy matters to the fore
Tech companies finally take on more responsibility for users' data privacy.
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Business Of Sports: How the power of one could change the world
Among the many people who have tried to change the world, you will find inventors, scientists, philosophers, humanitarians and the odd psychopath.
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Judge in Facebook sex-trafficking case blocks new privacy feature
A new Facebook feature that lets users clear their browser history just got sidetracked by concerns that it would also allow sex traffickers to cover their tracks.
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Macron's quest for an international tax on digital services explained
French president Emmanuel Macron is pressing ahead with a digital tax in France, a move US president Donald Trump described as 'foolishness'.
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The “Off-Facebook Activity” feature rolls out, but Facebook will still collect your data
Sometime in mid-2018, Mark Zuckerberg announced at Facebook’s annual developer conference that the tech giants would be introducing a privacy tool soon, one that would let users clear their browsing...
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Deutsche Telekom fights Google with a Netflix for gaming
Deutsche Telekom AG is betting that building the Netflix of videogames can stave off competition from the likes of Alphabet Inc’s Google and Microsoft Corp in the burgeoning sector of cloud gaming.
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Facebook to roll out 'Clear History' feature after months of delays
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22 — Over a year since Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be getting a Clear History tool, the feature finally began rolling out yesterday — but only in three countrie...
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Facebook Now Allowing Users To Remove Tracker For Advertisements
It’s no secret that Facebook likes tracking its users even when they aren’t on Facebook with a tool they call Pixel.
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Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff
Spain and four other EU states agreed to take in migrants stranded for weeks on the Open Arms rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with the Italian government ove...
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Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering
Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the Internet – or at least on Facebook.
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Don't help Ryanair during Portugal strike, Belgian unions tell members
DUBLIN, Aug 21 — Belgium's CNE and ACV PULS trade unions have told members not to comply with a Ryanair request to staff flights affected by a planned strike by Portuguese crew from today, a letter ...
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Who’s tracking you? Facebook users to get more control over data
WASHINGTON, Aug 21 — Facebook Inc said yesterday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that the social network gathers from their browsing habits on other websites ...
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Ford gets in on eSports with Fordzilla
BERLIN: Ford has announced that it will launch its first-ever eSports teams to build on its real-world racing heritage by competing at the very highest level on the virtual racing stage.
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Google, Facebook unite with Trump to protest French tech tax
The relationship between US President Donald Trump and the largest US technology companies has often been frosty but a common opponent – France’s plan to tax US tech giants – will bring the two sides together, at least temporarily.
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Malaysia's Sikh pipe band emerged champion in Scotland
Malaysia's Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday.
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Big win for Malaysia’s Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band at world meet
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday.
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Malaysia's Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerges champion at world championship in Scotland
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia's Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday (Aug 17).
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Deliveroo’s German retreat hands Takeaway.com a monopoly position
Deliveroo, a food-delivery service backed by Amazon.com Inc, is abruptly pulling out of Germany after striving for four years in the cutthroat market for meals delivered by speedy cyclists.
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Gloomy outlook for Germany Inc
FRANKFURT: Germany Inc’s outlook for the rest of the year is filled with gloom, suggesting a recession could be in the cards.
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Deliveroo food deliveries hit European roadblocks
British food delivery company Deliveroo – its boxy lime-blue bags a welcome sight for legions of office workers across London – is hitting sudden bumps on other European roads.
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European online job search websites call on EU to crack down on Google
Alphabet unit Google could face more regulatory heat in Europe after 23 online job search websites urged EU antitrust regulators to act against the company for allegedly using its market power to favour its job search unit.
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European shares slide as growth worries grip
FRANKFURT, Aug 13 ― European shares fell yesterday, with banks leading the decline, as worries that the protracted US-China trade war could push the global economy into recession sent investors scur...
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30 startups from 9 nations kickoff Cohort 3 of MaGIC’s Global Accelerator Program
30 startups. 9 countries. Four months to stand out and make a mark in the market.
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Irda keen to attract more MNCs from China to Iskandar
JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) will continue to promote the country’s first economic growth corridor to investors in China.
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Oppo offers international warranty for the Find X and Reno FC Barcelona Edition
For greater peace of mind, while travelling or working overseas, Oppo Malaysia has announced an extended international warranty service for its flagship Find X and Reno FC Barcelona edition.
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Business of sports: Prudence or panic as the EPL transfer window closes?
With a new season just a week away, suggestions that sanity may be making a tentative comeback into the frenzied money-go-round of English football are looking increasingly premature.
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European govt bonds rally broadly as China ups stakes in trade war
LONDON, Aug 5 — Dutch 30-year government bond yields turned negative for the first time today as euro zone yields sank further amid an escalation of the US-China trade and currency war and concerns ...
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F1 teams agree to 22 races in 2020
BUDAPEST: Formula One teams have agreed the calendar can expand to a record 22 races next year but without increasing the number of engines allowed, according to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.
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5G to stimulate US$500b in China tech growth over next five years, researcher says
The roll-out of 5G services across China is predicted to spur new growth in the country’s technology sector amid trade tensions with the US, as industries meet the challenge of adopting advanced app...
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Britain’s new PM: Brexit happens on 31st Oct 2019. “no ifs or buts”
Brexit in brief means that Britain will soon be leaving the European Union (EU). I am one of those who believe Brexit will not be beneficial to UK’s economy.
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