Ringgit Closes Marginally Higher Against US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 4 –  The ringgit closed marginally higher against the US dollar today on firm demand for the local note, said a dealer. At 6pm, the local note was traded at 4.2960/2990 from 4.2965/2995 against the greenback on Monday. OANDA Senior Trader, Stephen Innes, said despite firmer buying appetite on

Irwan Serigar: Malaysia’s GDP Can Record 5% Or More This Year

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CYBERJAYA, Jul 4 – The Malaysian economy can record five percent or more gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year, based on the country’s first-half performance, said Treasury Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah. “The country’s economy is performing well, and I personally think we can achieve five percent or

Bursa Malaysia Ends At Intra-Day Low

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 4 – The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed 6.59 points, or 0.37%, weaker at its intra-day low of 1,762.08 points, on profit-taking in most heavyweights led by Petronas Gas and Petronas Chemicals. The market moved between 1,762.08 and 1,768.30 throughout the day, after opening 1.02 points

Singapore PM Accused Of Lying In Parliament By Brother

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SINGAPORE, Jul 4 – The brother of Singapore’s prime minister Tuesday accused him of lying in parliament about the final wishes of their father, revered founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, the latest instalment of an explosive family feud. Lee Hsien Yang accused that the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 65, of

Thousands Of Chickens Block Austrian Motorway

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VIENNA, Jul 4 – Emergency workers in Austria had an egg-stremely unusual operation on Tuesday removing an estimated 7,000 chickens which were blocking a busy motorway. The birds’ unexpected break for freedom came after the lorry transporting them lost its load on the A1 autobahn near Linz in the north of

Putin And Xi Talking N.Korea, Trade At Kremlin

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MOSCOW, Jul 4 – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were due to hold formal talks Tuesday against a backdrop of mounting tensions over North Korea ahead of G20 summit talks with Donald Trump. In the meanwhile, the meeting in Moscow comes as North Korea claimed the launch

Japan Typhoon Grounds Flights, Injures Three

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TOKYO, Jul 4 – A typhoon slammed into Japan on Tuesday, grounding dozens of flights, injuring at least three people and prompting authorities to issue evacuation warnings on fears of landslides and floods. Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in Nagasaki on the southwestern main island of Kyushu, packing winds of up to

India Wants To Seize Zakir Naik’s Properties In Malaysia

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 4 – The Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India has applied to a special court in Mumbai for permission to lawfully seize some properties of controversial preacher Zakir Naik in Malaysia. “We have moved the court seeking issuance of Letters Rogatory (LR) to attach some properties of Naik, which

Germany Bus Accident Leaves Up To 18 Feared Dead

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MUNICH, Jul 3 – Up to 18 people were feared dead after a tour bus carrying pensioners burst into flames following a collision with a trailer truck in southern Germany on Monday, police said. There was “only a glimmer of hope” that some of them would be found alive outside the

Lee: Suing Siblings Will Besmirch Parents’ Names

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SINGAPORE, Jul 3 – “Suing my own brother and sister in court will further besmirch my parents’ names. At the end of the day, we are brothers and sister, and we are all our parents’ children,” Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his ministerial statement on “Alleged Abuse of

Kuala Lumpur 2017 Torch Run Now In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 3 – The KL 2017 Torch Run in view with the 29th SEA Games and ninth Para Asean Games this year has reached Penang island. Six swimmers led by Insp. Adni Shaari brought the torch and swam across the 3.5km channel from Pulau Jerejak. They started 6.30am and

Japan PM Abe Stung By Huge Loss In Tokyo Assembly Vote

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TOKYO, Jul 3 – A chastened Japanese Prime Minister vowed Monday to win back public support after his party suffered a historic drubbing in local elections that media chalked up to growing arrogance and analysts said threatened his continued hold on power. The Sunday polls, in which Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic

Xi Told Trump US-China Ties Hit By ‘Negative Factors’

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BEIJING, Jul 3 – Chinese President Xi Jinping told US counterpart Donald Trump on Monday that bilateral relations were “affected by some negative factors”, state media said following a series of US actions that angered Beijing. Xi said in a phone call that Sino-US relations “have achieved important results” since the

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