The future of retail is cashless and human-less

At a BingoBox store in Shanghai, one of more than 200 outlets across China, there are no cash registers, checkout lanes, or store assistants....

Palm oil hampers EU trade for Malaysia and Indonesia

Indonesia says it wants to speed up trade talks with the European Union and within a month complete a review of trade with the...

Chinese survey ship leaves Vietnam’s waters

A Chinese oil and gas survey ship that has angered Vietnam in the South China Sea has left Vietnamese territory for the time since...

Bumpy ride ahead for Grab in Malaysia

Two out of every three dollars of venture capital funding in Southeast Asia went to e-commerce and ride-hailing startups from 2016 to H1 2019. According...

Malaysian AG rubbishes claims about dropping Goldman Sachs charges

Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas clarified today there was never a plan to drop charges against Goldman Sachs in exchange for a settlement. "The...

A shared vision of prosperity for Malaysia

Over 2000 attendees were present at Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s unveiling of his Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV 2030) last Saturday (Oct 5). The...

Endangered elephant shot 70 times, tusks removed

Malaysian officials on Monday said an endangered Borneo pygmy elephant was found dead in the state of Sabah last week with about 70 gunshot...

Malaysia’s Armed Forces Fund Board declares lowest-ever dividend of 2%

The Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) of Malaysia has yesterday announced its lowest-ever dividend of 2%, compared with a minimum of 6% paid over...

Malaysia opens anti-monopoly probe into Grab

Malaysia has opened an anti-monopoly investigation into the Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, amid calls for greater competition. The Malaysia Competition Commission’s CEO, Iskandar Ismail, said...
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Malaysia maintains policy rate

Backed by a resilient economy, Malaysia’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a second straight meeting. By contrast, other central banks in...

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