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Only 2pc Of Eligible Firms Have Registered For GST

Pic: NSTPUTRAJAYA: The registration drive for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has kicked off on a sluggish start as only two per cent of the 300,000 potential registrants have signed up with the Customs Department.

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Ringgit Likely To Hold Firm Next Week

On a weekly basis, the ringgit appreciated to 3.1730/1760 per US dollar against last Friday’s data. Pic: AFPKUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit is likely to hold firm around 3.17 next week on extended slide of the US dollar, dealers said.

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MH17 Victims’ Credit Cards Safe From Fraudulent Usage

usageKUALA LUMPUR: Acting quickly after the Flight MH17 tragedy last week, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has advised local banks to be vigilant on any expenses logged up on credit cards held by the victims.

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Cash Shuffling Strengthens Murdoch Bid For Time Warner

Pic: TRPLONDON: Britain’s BSkyB has agreed to pay around £4.9 billion (RM26.5 billion) to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to the slowing growth at home with a deal to create a European media powerhouse.

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Ikea Bank Rewards Frugal Savers In Mobile Game

Pic: TRPSTOCKHOLM: Ikea billionaire Ingvar Kamprad made his fortune helping the world stay frugal with cheap home furnishings. The same model is now being peddled at his bank, where customers get rewards for resisting luxury.

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Top 10 London Biz Restaurants

Pic: TRPLONDON: What makes a restaurant important? Some serve outstanding food. Some are game-changers that start trends and spawn imitators. Others are just fashionable.

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McDonald’s Headache In Japan, Russia

Pic: TRPTOKYO: McDonald’s Japan said today it would stop importing chicken from China while its restaurants would stop selling the meat, following a food safety scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants.

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Indonesia May Raise Fuel Prices Before October

Pic: TRPJAKARTA :Indonesia’s outgoing president is in talks with his successor to increase heavily subsidised fuel prices before the new leader takes power, said two sources close to the matter.

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MAS Should Buy Airasia?

Pic: TRPKUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) managing director Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman has suggested that the ailing carrier acquire profit-making AirAsia Bhd as a strategy to resolve its financial woes and return to profitability in the long term.

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TNB Inks Sri Lanka Deal

Pic: TRPKUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has signed an investment agreement with KLS Energy Sdn Bhd, KLS Energy Sri Lanka Sdn Bhd and KLS Energy Lanka (Private) Ltd over the 35MW renewable energy hybrid wind and solar power project in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

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