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LAST_UPDATEThu, 27 Apr 2017 9am

Modenas To Tap India's Bajaj Motors Expertise To Enter Street Bike Segment

KUALA LUMPUR: Motosikal Dan Enjin Nasional (MODENAS), a member of DRB-HICOM Bhd is set to enter the Malaysian street bike segment through a collaboration with India's Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL).

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VietJet’s CEO Brings Sex Appeal To Aviation

Nguyen Phuong Thao, Vietnam’s first woman US dollar billionaire, has risen to the top on a controversial corporate formula: bikini-wearing employees.

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Sterling On A High; Shares Sidelined As Caution Rules

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SYDNEY: Sterling stole the show in Asia on Wednesday amid speculation Britain's surprise decision to call a snap election could ultimately deliver a more market-friendly outcome in its divorce from the European Union.

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TPP Grouping To Discuss Options As Early As Next Month, Says NZ Trade Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR: Chief negotiators of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement - which hangs in a balance after US' exit - will likely come up with some options as early as next month for the remaining 11 countries in the grouping.

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Research Houses Lauds Central Bank's Monetary Measures

KUALA LUMPUR: Research houses have lauded Bank Negara Malaysia’s latest monetary measures, saying they are expected to improve bond market liquidity, ease hedging activities and revive investors’ confidence.

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Illegal Cigarette Trade Hits Legal Tobacco Industry Hard

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PETALING JAYA: British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT) remains concerned by the current high level of illegal cigarette trade which forms the main challenge in the short-, medium-term for the legal tobacco industry.

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Quality Vocational And Technical Skills Training Put M'sia High Up On Talent Competitiveness Ranking

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia made it into the top 30 rankings of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2017. At the 28th position, it edged out many high-income countries such as South Korea (29th), Portugal (31st), Spain (35th), and Italy (40th).

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MAS, UNCDF Tie Up To Drive Financial Inclusion In ASEAN

SINGAPORE -- The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have formed a strategic partnership under the latter's ongoing Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT) programme.

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What Satellite Images Reveal About China’s Economy

Beijing (upper left) and Tianjin (lower left) are shown in this nighttime photograph taken by astronauts on the International Space Station in 2010.

Chinese economic data has a bad reputation for accuracy, and it’s often said to be overstated as China’s government, particularly at the provincial level, tries to burnish its reputation.

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KWAP Emerges As New Shareholder Of Axiata's Edotco Via RM440 Mln Private Placement

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's pension fund, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP) emerged as the new shareholder of Axiata Group Bhd's unit, edotco Group Sdn Bhd, via a US$100 million (RM440 million) private placement exercise.

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