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Fri, 27 Jan 2023
8:35 AM Visa revenue growth slows more as tough economy sobers spending
8:31 AM Twitter's Trust and Safety head ditches protocol for Musk whims
8:00 AM Possible recession, diminished low base effect to moderate corporate earnings...
7:16 AM REITs may be ripe for a relook after beating

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are looking to make a comeback in 2023 after a torrid 2022, with the pace of interest rate hikes in the United States expected to slow, say analysts.
7:16 AM Posco Chemical gets govt approval for cathode export

Posco Chemical Co, a major South Korean producer of secondary battery materials, says it has obtained government approval for the export of its technologies related to producing cathodes, a key component used in electric vehicle (EV) cells.
7:16 AM Economic contraction supports rate hike pause

South Korea’s economy shrank for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic last quarter, an outcome that supports the case for at least pausing a cycle of interest rate hikes to tackle inflation.
7:16 AM Labour, management agree wage hikes necessary in Japan

Amid rapidly rising prices, this year’s shunto spring wage negotiations are getting into full swing. Both labour and management agree on the need for wage hikes, but inflation is affecting workers and companies alike.
7:16 AM ‘Silver’ economy grows with ageing population

As the group with probably the most disposable income without housing or education pressures, seniors’ demand for a quality life is supporting the rapid development of the “silver” economy.
7:16 AM Coffee chain rises as Monde Nissin buys stake

Figaro Coffee Group Inc jumped as the Philippine’s largest instant noodle maker Monde Nissin Corp acquired a 15% stake in the company, giving the local coffee chain and restaurant operator more funds to expand its store network.
7:16 AM Toyota names Lexus chief its new CEO as car industry faces historic shift

Toyota Motor Corp made Lexus president Koji Sato chief executive officer, replacing the long-serving Akio Toyoda as the world’s biggest carmaker navigates the auto industry’s once-in-a-generation shift toward electrification and greater automation.
7:16 AM High hopes as China tourists return

After a three-year lull, Thailand is welcoming back Chinese tourists to its golden beaches, striking temples and fancy shopping centres, expecting an influx of Chinese tourists to help restore its pandemic-battered tourism sector.
7:16 AM Pound faces uncertainty as markets eye BoE blink

Whatever new year fillip the eurozone economy got from ebbing natural gas prices, the UK saw none of it – showing just how peculiarly British the downturn there has become and heaping pressure on the Bank of England (BoE).
7:16 AM Malaysia, Indonesia to discuss CPO benchmark price

Malaysia will hold a meeting with the Indonesian government to discuss the republic’s intention to have its own crude palm oil (CPO) benchmark price, says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Plantation and Commodities Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
7:01 AM World’s biggest luxury spenders are S. Koreans

A potent mix of status seekers, cashed up homeowners and YOLO-ing (you only live once) millennials has combined to make South Koreans the world’s biggest per-capita spenders on luxury brands.
7:01 AM Levi revenue beats forecasts as demand holds up

Levi Strauss & Co has reported quarterly revenue that exceeded expectations, suggesting fears of a denim slowdown were overblown amid strong momentum in the direct-to-consumer business and improving trends in Europe.
7:01 AM British banking damaged by slow supervisors

Britain’s regulators can be slow, inefficient and unpredictable, raising costs and slowly damaging the financial sector’s global competitiveness, industry body TheCityUK says in a report.
7:01 AM Bank of Canada ‘not even thinking’ of cutting rates

Bank of Canada (BoC) governor Tiff Macklem says he is focused on whether interest rates will need to go higher and is not even considering a cut, pushing back against traders betting that the central bank will move lower as soon as October.
7:01 AM Global economic view for this year downgraded

Global economic growth is forecast to barely clear 2% this year, according to a Reuters poll of economists who say the greater risk is a further downgrade to their view, at odds with widespread optimism in markets since the start of the year.
7:01 AM IBM to cut about 3,900 workers

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) delivered an upbeat annual sales forecast while announcing it would eliminate about 1.5% of its global workforce, following similar job cuts the past few months by many of its technology peers.
7:01 AM Bitcoin options exchange Deribit in move to Dubai

Deribit, the world’s biggest bitcoin and ether options exchange, is making plans to relocate to Dubai as soon as the third quarter if authorities in the crypto-friendly emirate provide more clarity on regulations.
7:01 AM Think tank: Indonesia’s US$20bil deal to cut coal isn’t enough

A landmark US$20bil (RM85bil) deal to help fund Indonesia’s transition away from coal isn’t enough to put the country on track to meet global climate goals, according to energy think tank Ember.
7:01 AM Tesla profits up, seeks rapid output boost

Tesla Inc reported better-than expected profits in the latest quarter, signalling strength as it faces growing questions about car buyer demand for its all-electric vehicle (EV) line-up.
7:01 AM Musk’s big Tesla growth target is a problem

It pays to parse the language of any company’s earnings report, but perhaps more so for Tesla Inc.
7:01 AM Philippines posts strong GDP growth

The Philippines weathered the fastest inflation and highest policy rate in 14 years to deliver a strong year-end performance that braces the economy for a bleak global outlook.
7:01 AM Britain’s 2022 car production hits over six-decade low

Britain’s annual car production fell to the lowest in more than six decades, crippled by a global semiconductor shortage and Covid curbs in China, while the number of electric vehicles made in the United Kingdom rose, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
7:01 AM Wall Street rides loan-market rally to sell risky buyout debt

Slowly but surely, investment bankers from New York to London are chipping away at the tens of billions of dollars in leveraged buyout debt that remains famously stuck on their balance sheets.
7:01 AM Chevron to buy back US$75bil in stock

Chevron Corp plans to buy back US$75bil (RM319bil) of shares and increase dividend payouts after a year of record profits that evoked angry denunciations from politicians around the world as soaring energy prices squeezed consumers.
7:01 AM Debt-limit showdown splits credit raters on US downgrade trigger

The three most-cited debt-rating firms are all expecting Congress ultimately to raise the federal debt ceiling – despite a deep partisan divide – though they’re split on the implications of any move to prioritise payments on Treasuries in the event the debate goes into extra time.
7:01 AM China’s box office bounces back on Spring Festival holiday

As of Tuesday, the fourth day of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, China’s box office revenue for the holiday exceeded three billion yuan (RM1.88bil), a strong signal that the country’s cultural and tourism industry will see a robust recovery this spring.
6:47 AM Hasbro to cut 15% of workforce after weak holiday sales
6:44 AM Bed Bath & Beyond says it received default notice from JPMorgan
6:41 AM Stocks, dollar gain on soft landing hopes
6:37 AM Wall Street closes green as GDP data eases recession worries
6:34 AM U.S. says it 'hacked the hackers' to bring down ransomware gang, helping 300...
6:33 AM Boeing pleads not guilty to fraud charge in 737 MAX arraignment
6:31 AM Intel sees more losses as PC makers sharply cut chip buying, shares slump
2:23 AM US toughens sanctions against Russia’s Wagner mercenary group
2:11 AM Renault, Nissan aim to announce deal on reshaped alliance on Feb 6 — sources
1:48 AM Politics aside, China’s CATL ramps up cell production in Germany
1:35 AM Yellen lauds Ford’s 100-year history in South Africa, flags more investments
1:31 AM Wall St climbs on soft landing hopes, Tesla boost
12:47 AM Dow forecasts dour quarterly revenue, says will slash 2,000 jobs
12:44 AM 沙拉胡丁:接逾32万知识产权申请 全球创新指数大马排36
12:44 AM 下跌股:永旺信贷 RM12.66支撑
12:44 AM 上升股:杜甫科技 阻力RM2.34
12:44 AM 热门股:振兴集团 上挑RM3.81
12:44 AM 高伟科技上挑RM3.00/敏源
Thu, 26 Jan 2023
11:56 PM 医保领域衰退中突围/奕帆丰顺
11:52 PM 国债无罪,重在截流/胡逸山博士
11:50 PM Reservoir Link Energy, Capital A, MQ Tech, FGV, Berjaya Corp, SYF Resources and...
11:26 PM 专家:电动汽车买气旺 充电站应跟上销量增长
11:14 PM Sarawak Cable remains in the red with RM11.74m net loss recorded for 2Q
11:12 PM Power surge crashes Pakistan grid, plunging millions into darkness
11:05 PM Short seller attack shows risks of going global for Adani empire
10:54 PM 【独家】包一雄:导游难与家人共聚 旅游业者逢年百感交集
10:53 PM Shell considers exiting UK, German, Dutch energy retail businesses
10:48 PM Businessman, computer analyst succeed in challenging Extradition Act provisions
10:17 PM Hyundai Motor forecasts robust EV growth after quarterly profit jump
10:16 PM MBM Resources reappoints Aqil Ahmad Azizuddin as director
10:11 PM Three men charged with submitting false claims for Penjana incentives
9:57 PM US economy expands at faster-than-expected 2.9% pace
9:54 PM 【独家】拉菲兹抨不愿降价 餐饮业者喊冤冀体谅
9:54 PM U.S. economy grows strongly in fourth quarter; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON: The U.S. economy maintained a strong pace of growth in the fourth quarter as consumers boosted spending on goods, but momentum appears to have slowed considerably towards the end of the year, with higher interest rates eroding demand.
9:45 PM Indonesia’s Lion Air aircraft rams boarding bridge before take-off
9:41 PM Firmer stocks await U.S. GDP data before Wall St opening bell

LONDON: Stocks held their gains on Thursday ahead of U.S. economic growth figures as investors bet the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting next week will flag a pause in the central bank's run of hefty interest rate hikes.
9:21 PM MQ Tech's subsidiary to acquire land in Melaka worth RM19.5mil

KUALA LUMPUR: MQ Technology Bhd’s (MQ Tech) wholly-owned subsidiary, Star Acres Sdn Bhd (SASB), has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Cash Support Sdn Bhd (CSSB) to acquire part of leasehold land in Klebang, Melaka worth up to RM19.5 million.
9:04 PM 【独家】中国德化扎营进军东南亚 大马迎千亿陶瓷市场
8:52 PM 【独家】疫情横财如梦幻泡影 手套科技富豪难兄难弟
8:42 PM Bernas' RM50 mil special aid to be distributed to paddy farmers by March
8:30 PM Japan needs 3% wage growth for inflation goal, IMF's Gopinath says
8:24 PM SYF Resources MD Ng Ah Chai pares stake by half to 11.97%
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8:19 PM Capital A's passenger load exceeds capacity in 2022 on resumption of...
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8:18 PM Capital A末季载客量飙187%
8:16 PM Sarawak Cable posts net loss of RM11.74mil in 2Q

KUALA LUMPUR: PN17 company Sarawak Cable Bhd (SCB) is confident it will continue to be a leading cables and wires manufacturer after undertaking a corporate restructuring and turnaround program.
8:11 PM MQ Technology to diversify into property development
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8:00 PM Capital A says on solid recovery path

KUALA LUMPUR: Capital A Bhd says it has closed its financial year 2022 (FY22) on a strong recovery path .
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7:51 PM 马建屋天地通数码络 合作打造智能银行
7:47 PM Global phone shipments plunge most ever as consumers spend less
7:43 PM 砂拉越电缆次季净亏1174万 营业额为1亿4612万

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7:38 PM IHH Healthcare announces resignation of non-executive director Takeshi Saito
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7:37 PM 微领科技斥资1950万收购马六甲一地 未来进军产业发展领域

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7:31 PM US$1 tril green investment matches fossil fuels for first time
7:30 PM Petronas, SEDC Energy to develop microalgae oil for aviation
7:23 PM 外劳渐流入·母公司关照 双威建筑新订单上看80亿
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7:23 PM 渐引进外劳·母公司关照 双威建筑新订单上看80亿
7:23 PM Radium Development launches R Suites Chancery Residences with RM521 mil GDV
7:22 PM RL能源获1140万合约
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7:22 PM Bank of America-led group offloads Nielsen LBO debt at 90 cents
7:17 PM 【南视界】吃一口过年的味道——肉干
7:16 PM 油气领域迎升势 下个亮点是迪隆?
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7:14 PM 2月棕油出口税维持8%
7:12 PM 10亿边检拨款刺激有限 建筑股腾飞缺东风
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7:12 PM Ringgit ends firmer against US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit further strengthened against the US dollar to close higher today as the greenback retreated amid concerns of a softer interest rate hike, an analyst said.
7:11 PM 国油与砂经济发展机构签协议 开发藻油生产技术

7:10 PM Felda mops up more FGV shares
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7:10 PM Public Works Department engineer charged for bribery sentenced to a month's...
6:59 PM Penang hopes infrastructure projects will be approved under Budget 2023
6:56 PM 与天地通数码网络签MoU 马建屋加强银行业务数码化进程

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6:45 PM 设企业家小商贩发展理事会 解决执照营业地点课题
6:45 PM 东尼看好航空市场复苏 Capital A今年拟购5空巴
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6:42 PM CGS-CIMB projects 6.9% decline in Bursa Malaysia’s ADTV for 2023 from...
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6:34 PM 陈志远续减持成功机构
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6:25 PM Capital A’s passenger capacity surges 187% to 7.8 million

KUALA LUMPUR: Capital A Bhd’s (formerly AirAsia Group Bhd) consolidated airlines carried over 7.8 million passengers in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22), an increase of 187% year-on-year (YoY).
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6:25 PM Reservoir Link unit secures RM11.4 mil order to supply mounting structures for...
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6:16 PM 波音去年净亏近215亿

6:10 PM 马斯兰:无需调高国家债务上限
6:05 PM 寻求尽快提高产量 特斯拉料今年交付180万车
6:02 PM Elon Musk expects Tesla’s main rival to be a Chinese EV maker
6:00 PM 大马去年出口 提前3年达标
5:58 PM 富兰克林邓普顿:马股今年表现更胜往年
5:57 PM 商业前景改善 德国料躲过衰退
5:55 PM 个股升多跌少 综指全天微跌至1498.39点

5:54 PM 加拿大央行升息25基点 此后维持利率不变
5:53 PM Reservoir Link secures RM11.4mil solar PV contract

KUALA LUMPUR: Reservoir Link Energy Bhd has secured a contract worth RM11.4mil for the supply of mounting structure for a large-scale solar photovoltaic plant development
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5:50 PM 营收预测乐观 IBM仍计划裁员1.5%
5:49 PM Indonesia signals end of hikes as Fed peak rate comes to view
5:48 PM 【行家论股】怡保花园产托 最新业绩符合预测
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5:48 PM 【行家论股】联合药业 续约年营收达2.5亿
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5:48 PM 【行家论股】乌兹马 旧油田工程陆续有来
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5:46 PM 芯片设备需求强劲 ASML首季销售超标
5:44 PM RL能源获Fabulous Sunview公司PO 提供大型太阳能光伏发电站安装配件

(吉隆坡26日讯)RL能源(RL,0219,主板能源股)宣布,接获Fabulous Sunview公司的采购订单(PO)...
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5:40 PM ASML:不甘被围堵 中国料开创芯片技术
5:35 PM 提呈预算案前 政府将与企业对话
5:32 PM 出口下降消费放缓 韩国末季经济萎缩
5:30 PM Hang Seng Index jumps to 11-month high on holiday data
5:24 PM Bursa extends losses to end lower
5:21 PM KLCI ends lower despite positive market breadth

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI settled lower on Thursday despite positive market breadth, in contrast to the regional markets.
5:06 PM 低价股买盘涌现 马股闭市微跌
5:04 PM Malaysia's exports three years ahead of target in 12MP — Matrade
4:58 PM PLS to place out up to 56.23mil new shares, Norza Zakaria & Shahril Ridza among off-takers

KUALA LUMPUR: PLS Plantations Bhd has proposed a placement of up to 56.23 million new shares at 95 sen.
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4:56 PM Vincent Tan continues trimming BCorp stake
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4:51 PM Fadillah reveals 100-day target to boost agri-commodity export value to RM35b
4:44 PM 佐藤浩二出任丰田CEO 丰田章男转任董事长
4:42 PM SAP to cut 3,000 jobs, explore Qualtrics stake sale

BERLIN/STOCKHOLM: SAP said on Thursday it planned to cut 3,000 jobs, or 2.5% of its global workforce, and explore the sale of its remaining stake in Qualtrics, as the Germany software company looks to cut costs and focus on its cloud business.
4:37 PM Adani bond woes deepen as short seller report renews debt risk
4:31 PM Johnnie Walker maker Diageo tops sales estimates helped by premium brands
4:16 PM Oil steady as market awaits more supply clarity

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were steady on Thursday after U.S. crude stocks climbed less than expected, while investors awaited further clarity on supply drivers, including an OPEC+ meeting and the looming EU ban on Russian refined products.
4:12 PM China's tourists recovery faster in Malaysia, Singapore than Vietnam, Thailand: Maybank IB

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines will be more modest beneficiaries of China’s revenge travel than Thailand, among the Asean-6 countries.
3:55 PM Singapore hawker food prices soar to 14-year high
3:50 PM Short-term KPI target to boost agricommodity export value to RM35bil: Fadillah

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Plantation and Commodities has set a key performance indicator (KPI) in 100 days to boost the export value of the agricommodity sector with a target of RM35 billion, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
3:47 PM Positive trade numbers shows Malaysian business community remained resilient amid robust global demand, high commodity prices

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s trade, exports, imports and trade surplus in 2022 maintained its stellar performance despite the challenging global environment, Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (MATRADE) chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Mustafa Abdul Aziz said.
3:46 PM Malaysia keeps February crude palm oil export duty at 8%
3:30 PM The hottest property in the job market right now is the CFO
3:24 PM 马斯克盛赞中国竞争对手 “他们最努力,也最聪明”
3:16 PM MBSB Bank, CelcomDigi explore collaboration to develop smart banking solutions

KUALA LUMPUR: MBSB Bank Bhd and CelcomDigi are exploring opportunities in end-to-end smart banking solutions that include comprehensive services for cyber security, smart retail solutions financing, and cloud infrastructure technology.
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3:15 PM Adani Group says it’s exploring legal action against Hindenburg
3:10 PM 【 Axis Real Estate Investment Trust 】Q4 业绩开箱
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3:08 PM 【 IGB Real Estate Investment Trust 】Q4 业绩开箱
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3:01 PM Malaysia keeps February crude palm oil export duty at 8%

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has maintained its February export tax for crude palm oil at 8% and raised its reference price, a circular on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board website showed on Thursday.
2:51 PM China's luxury shoppers free to travel, but many buy locally

SANYA, China: China’s scrapping of travel curbs this month is expected to revive demand in the global luxury retail market, but many consumers see more reasons to do their high-end shopping locally on the tax-free island of Hainan.
2:47 PM Nokia's quarterly profit beats expectations

STOCKHOLM: Nokia on Thursday reported quarterly operating profit above market expectations as the Finnish telecom equipment maker benefited from roll out 5G in countries such as India and forecast an upbeat 2023.
2:28 PM TalamT, CLMT, Liihen, Nice, Zelan, Scable, Ranhill, FPGGroup, Rhonema, IGBB,...
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2:25 PM Malaysia, Indonesia to discuss CPO benchmark pricing, says Fadillah
2:23 PM 法迪拉:缺人力收成大减 油棕业去年损失200亿
2:21 PM Matrade bolsters efforts to create more Malaysian export opportunities to MENA

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) continues to create export opportunities for the country’s medical devices and healthcare services in the Middle East and North Africa region by spearheading the participation of local companies at Arab Health 2023.
2:19 PM MBSB Bank teams up with Celcom Digi to enhance banking digitalisation
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2:16 PM MBSB Bank, CelcomDigi to explore opportunities in smart banking solutions

KUALA LUMPUR: MBSB Bank Bhd today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CelcomDigi as part of its continuous digitalisation journey to future-proof its banking operations and enrich customers' experiences.
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2:16 PM Shares in Asia hit fresh 7-month high, U.S. GDP data awaited

SINGAPORE: Asian equities rose to a fresh seven-month high on Thursday, with Hong Kong shares playing catch-up to other markets' gains as trade resumed after its three-day Lunar New Holiday.
2:15 PM 法迪拉:大马印尼下月开会 商原棕油基准价格事宜
2:09 PM Socar records robust MoM growth post-MCO

KUALA LUMPUR: SOCAR Mobility Malaysia is confident of its growth prospects in 2023, strengthened by promising numbers achieved across 2022.
2:00 PM Cover Story: Race to Profitability
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1:53 PM 大片排队上映 GSC影院人气回来了!
1:25 PM China's luxury shoppers free to travel, but many buy locally

SANYA: China's scrapping of travel curbs this month is expected to revive demand in the global luxury retail market, but many consumers see more reasons to do their high-end shopping locally on the tax-free island of Hainan.
12:53 PM Bursa ends morning session lower
12:49 PM HelloGold to shutter operations in Malaysia and Thailand
12:44 PM FBM KLCI en route to second day of decline despite broader regional push

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI remained in the red at midday as it continued to buck the bullish trend seen in key regional markets.
12:39 PM MACC to focus on serious leakages and grant management misappropriation
12:38 PM 能源金融板块领跌 综指休市挫3.22点
12:20 PM 马币行情(26/01/2023)
12:11 PM 纽约证交所故障原因 员工失误运行备份系统
12:08 PM Musk explores raising US$3b to pay off Twitter debt — WSJ
12:07 PM Chevron pledges US$75 bil for share buybacks as cash grows
11:41 AM Analysts positive on Uzma after contract win but maintain target prices
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11:36 AM Chevron pledges US$75bil for share buybacks as cash grows

CHEVRON Corp on Wednesday said it would triple its budget for share buybacks to $75 billion, the oil industry's most ambitious shareholder payouts to date, as high oil and gas prices pad profits.
11:28 AM Japan's Nikkei surrenders early gains, U.S. economic data in focus
11:26 AM SoftBank deals hit record low, sapping funding for start-ups
11:15 AM Star Media ripe for rebound despite possible slowdown of media sector, says HLIB
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11:06 AM Fear of BOJ turning hawkish spurs 94% jump in shorter bond sales
10:59 AM Asian shares scale fresh seven-month high as Hong Kong trade resumes
10:54 AM 兔年第2交易日不见起色 马股早盘微跌3.79点

10:53 AM Philippines Q4 GDP grows 7.2%, faster than forecast

MANILA: The Philippine economy grew at an annual rate of 7.2% in the fourth quarter, the statistics agency said on Thursday, beating expectations.
10:53 AM Sands says it promised US$3.8b Macau investment as part of licence renewal
10:48 AM ASML says chip controls will push China to create own technology
10:39 AM Aurelius Technologies to see higher earnings in FY24 from new customers

KUALA LUMPUR: Aurelius Technologies Bhd is expected to post higher revenue in the financial year 2024 (FY24) on the back of higher contributions from its existing and pipeline of new customers as a result of ramping up operations across its existing factories going forward.
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10:33 AM Dollar near eight-month low ahead of central bank meetings
10:27 AM Gold steadies near nine-month peak with spotlight on US data
10:22 AM Oil edges up as US crude inventories rise less than expected
10:20 AM Ringgit extends gains against greenback at opening

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the greenback for the third consecutive trading day on expectation that the US Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) would downshift interest rate hikes from 50 basis points (bps) to 25 bps at its meeting next week, said an analyst. 
10:16 AM Uzma's latest contract win demonstrates ability in brownfield services space

KUALA LUMPUR: Uzma Bhd's new contract win from Sarawak Shell Bhd, while a positive development, falls well within its job replenishment targets, said Kenanga Research.
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9:59 AM Bursa opens lower amid cautious trading
9:56 AM Musk says Tesla price cuts triggered demand, 2023 sales could hit 2 mln vehicles
9:53 AM SunCon on target to achieve RM2bil contract replenishment in FY23, says HLIB Research

KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway Construction Group Bhd (SunCon) presents a safer exposure to future infrastructure project rollouts, backed by strong support from parent-co, said Hong Leong Investment Bank Bhd (HLIB Research). 
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9:51 AM Better QoQ, YoY earnings for auto sector expected, says CGS-CIMB Research

KUALA LUMPUR: CGS-CIMB Research expects the Malaysian autos sector to post stronger quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and year-on-year (YoY) earnings in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the 2022 results season, given a record total industry volume (TIV) delivery.
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9:51 AM IBM将裁退3900名员工

9:49 AM Ringgit opens higher against greenback for third consecutive trading day
9:42 AM 'Inflation likely to loosen grip this year'

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians can expect inflation to ease its grip on the economy this year, with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) continuing its downward trend to possibly 2.5 per cent by June, economists said.
9:42 AM European human rights court says Dutch MH17 case versus Russia is admissible
9:41 AM Global output growth to slow down to 1.9% in 2023, says UN
9:37 AM SC adds two entities to Investor Alert List
9:21 AM Local market stays weak, external developments in view

KUALA LUMPUR: The domestic market is staying to a consolidation trading mode as the weak momentum from Wall Street overnight affirmed the downside bias on local stocks.
9:15 AM Oil prices remain flat after rise in US inventories
9:13 AM 【视频】眼光独到屡战屡胜 黄光震再创事业高峰
9:13 AM Britain's 2022 car production hits over six-decade low
9:10 AM Indonesia’s US$20 billion deal to cut coal not enough, says Ember
9:05 AM 【独家/视频】中国重开之年 双林一曾盼“兔”气扬眉
8:45 AM Trading ideas: Jiankun, AIM, PLS Plantations, Duopharma Biotech, T7 Global, Uzma and Yinson

KUALA LUMPUR: Stocks that could see buying interest on Thursday include Jiankun, AIM, PLS Plantations, Duopharma Biotech, T7 Global, Uzma and Yinson, said Apex Research.
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8:25 AM S&P 500 closes slightly red as weak corporate guidance fuels recession fears

The S&P 500 ended nominally lower on Wednesday as a string of corporate earnings ran the gamut from downbeat to dismal, reviving worries over the economic impact of the U.S. Federal Reserve's restrictive policy.
8:23 AM Meta's social media apps down for thousands of users - Downdetector
8:07 AM Britain sounds alarm on Russia-based hacking group
7:26 AM GE15 the most corrupt of all the elections held in Malaysia, says Dr Mahathir
7:16 AM Water tariff hike set to boost Ranhill’s earnings

Ranhill Holdings Bhd could post additional billings of about RM30mil to RM50mil for the financial year 2023 (FY23) following the water tariff hike for non-domestic sector in Johor, according to RHB Research.
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7:16 AM Gulf investors seek share of US$2.5bil sale

Middle Eastern investors, including International Holding Co PJSC (IHC) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, are bidding to buy stock in the US$2.5bil (RM10.7bil) follow-on share sale floated by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s flagship, according to people familiar with the matter.
7:16 AM Axis-REIT targets RM120mil acquisitions

Axis Real Estate Investment Trust’s (Axis-REIT) near-term positives include its Bukit Raja Distribution Centre 2 in Klang that is on track for completion by end-August.
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7:16 AM North Asia cranks coal imports to fuel industry

Thermal coal imports into China, Japan and South Korea – three of the world’s largest coal users – hit their highest combined total in 16 months in December, as the North Asian manufacturing powerhouses primed their economies for growth in 2023.
7:16 AM T7 Global secures two projects worth RM100mil

T7 Global Bhd has bagged two projects with a combined value of about RM100mil under its energy division for recruitment and manpower as well as offshore construction services.
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7:16 AM India seeks to regulate live commerce sector

India may be the largest “connected” nation with more than 800 million Internet users, but its online shopper base is just around a fourth of this number.
7:16 AM Australia’s accelerating inflation boosts hike bets

In the final three months of 2022, Australian inflation accelerated at the fastest pace in 32 years, exceeding forecasts and prompting money markets to price in an interest rate hike at the central bank meeting next month.
7:16 AM Tourists swarm to Macau after curbs lifted

The world’s biggest gambling hub, Macau, has seen tens of thousands of tourists stream daily into its casinos and picturesque cobbled streets over the Lunar New Year holiday, a stark contrast to the dearth of visitors since 2020.
7:16 AM India’s gross borrowing may be less than expected

India’s central government’s gross market borrowings for 2023 and 2024 could come in below market expectations as a pool of securities raised to compensate states for a shortfall in goods and services tax may not be rolled over, economists say.
7:16 AM India’s March quarter palm oil imports may drop 29% as stocks rise

India’s palm oil imports could drop 29% in the March quarter from the previous quarter as record inventories and weak demand prompt refiners to curtail purchases and focus on liquidating stocks, five dealers told Reuters.
7:16 AM Monetary policy has to reflect state of economy

The monetary policy has to reflect the state of the economy and not be static, while Bank Negara’s role must be seen as independent to allow some space to intervene when necessary, says an economist.
7:16 AM Slower inflation forecast for 2023

As headline inflation eased to a six-month low of 3.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) in December 2022 from 4% y-o-y in November due primarily to slower food, transport and recreation services price increases, economists from various research institutions are seeing softer inflationary pressures for this year compared to 2022.
7:16 AM ASML forecast beats estimates on high demand for chip gear

ASML Holding NV forecast better-than-expected first-quarter sales due to strong demand for its advanced chip-making machines, even as export controls threaten growth.
7:16 AM Majority of employers willing to raise wages

Despite most companies in Vietnam adopting a “wait-and-see attitude” over the global economic downturn forecast this year, companies are willing to raise salaries.
7:16 AM SupportLine

Guan Chong Bhd jumped yesterday amid a surge of buying interest, which affirmed the continuation of a rally that began in the final quarter of 2022.
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7:16 AM Struggling Sri Lanka keeps key rate at 15.5%

Sri Lanka kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a fourth straight meeting as Asia’s fastest inflation showed signs of cooling while the bankrupt economy seeks to turn the corner pending a crucial bailout.
7:16 AM Foreign outflow of equities accelerates

Net outflow of foreign funds from Malaysian equities had tripled last week from the week before.
7:16 AM Gold futures end higher with one lot traded

Gold futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives closed higher yesterday, with one lot worth RM77,564 traded.
7:16 AM Maybulk clarifies deferred dividend for EMTS vendors

Malaysian Bulk Carriers Bhd (Maybulk) says the amount of deferred dividend to be paid to vendors of EMT Systems Sdn Bhd (EMTS), formerly known as E Metall Systems Sdn Bhd, shall not be more than RM1.5mil.
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7:16 AM Ringgit at 9-month high against dollar

The ringgit extended its uptrend to end at nearly a nine-month high against the US dollar yesterday on improved buying interest amid encouraging sentiment, an analyst says.
7:16 AM Central bank reappoints syariah council members

Bank Negara has reappointed four Syariah Advisory Council (SAC) members for a three-year term and appointed two new SAC members for a two-year stint with effect from Jan 1, 2023.
7:16 AM Norza and Shahril join PLS as shareholders

PLS Plantations Bhd’s upcoming private placement exercise will be taken up by several high-profile individuals including Citaglobal Bhd single-largest shareholder Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria and former Khazanah Nasional managing director Tan Sri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan.
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7:16 AM Vehicle sales likely to remain robust

Analysts are upbeat about the outlook of the automotive sector this year, despite the more cautious and conservative forecast presented by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) last week.
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7:16 AM NZ’s top PM contender wants to instill change

New Zealand’s main opposition party leader and top prime ministerial contender, Christopher Luxon, wants to change the central bank’s mandate and reverse some of former leader Jacinda Ardern’s polices if he is elected.
7:16 AM Duopharma supply deal extended

Duopharma Biotech Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Duopharma (M) Sdn Bhd has received a letter from Pharmaniaga Logistics Sdn Bhd for the continued supply of pharmaceutical and/or non-pharmaceutical products to government-run hospitals and clinics until June 30, 2023.
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7:16 AM Digital yuan hits US$2bil in 2022

The amount of digital yuan in circulation reached 13.61 billion yuan (US$2bil or RM8.6bil) by the end of 2022, data from the country’s central bank shows.
7:16 AM Yinson unit gets extension for Angola job

Yinson Holdings Bhd’s indirect wholly owned unit Yinson Azalea Production Pte Ltd has received the greenlight to further extend its initial agreement on preliminary activities for the Agogo Integrated West Hub Development Project in Angola.
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7:16 AM Uzma wins RM40mil contract

Uzma Bhd’s 70%-owned subsidiary Malaysian Energy Chemical & Services Sdn Bhd has accepted a contract from Sarawak Shell Bhd.
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7:16 AM Singapore solar cable project wins lifeline to carry on building

An ambitious plan to power Singapore using Australian solar energy won another lifeline yesterday after a court in Sydney agreed to a sales process put forward by the project’s administrators.
7:03 AM Disappointing GE profit outlook amid RE troubles

General Electric Co (GE) exceeded expectations for quarterly earnings on robust demand for jet engines and power equipment, but gave a disappointing full-year outlook as problems persisted at its renewable energy (RE) business.
7:03 AM China offers Sri Lanka debt moratorium

The Export-Import Bank of China (China EximBank) is offering Sri Lanka a two-year moratorium on its debt and says it will support the country’s efforts to secure a US$2.9bil (RM12.4bil) loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
7:03 AM J&J expects inflation, China Covid hit to carry into 2023

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) says it sees the impact from high inflation carrying into 2023 and expects China’s major Covid-19 outbreak to dent sales at its medical devices unit in the first half of the year.
7:03 AM Halliburton tops Wall Street estimates on full bookings

US oilfield services firm Halliburton Co has topped Wall Street profit estimates for its fourth quarter and says its shale oil-well fracking equipment remains fully booked with oil prices driving increased drilling.
7:03 AM Walmart dangles 17% bump in starting wage

Walmart Inc, the largest private-sector employer in the United States, is raising its starting wage 17% after a surge in inflation last year and heightened competition for workers.
7:03 AM Americans can’t cover US$400 emergency fund

Only one in three Americans can comfortably cover a US$400 (RM1,708) emergency expense, according to new survey data from Suze Orman’s emergency savings startup, as the personal finance expert warns of broadening financial insecurity.
7:03 AM Trinidad and Tobago gets licence to develop gas field

The United States Treasury Department is granting a licence to Trinidad and Tobago to develop a major gas field located in Venezuelan territorial waters, marking a further easing of some sanctions on Venezuela.
7:03 AM Will fading La Nina boost prospects for US corn?

While La Nina’s predicted exit within the next couple months could bring relief to parched crop areas in the southern US Plains and Argentina, weather implications for the upcoming US corn crop are not as clear-cut.
7:03 AM Drugmaker Eli Lilly investing US$450mil to expand output

Eli Lilly and Co plans to invest an additional US$450mil (RM1.92bil) to expand capacity of a plant in North Carolina, the US drugmaker says, as it races to boost production ahead of a decision on its promising obesity treatment.
7:03 AM 3M to cut 2,500 jobs, forecasts downbeat Q1 as demand weakens

3M Co says it will cut 2,500 manufacturing jobs and forecast a gloomy first-quarter as the US industrial conglomerate struggles with slowing demand for consumer and electronic items.
7:03 AM Tesla’s slowing sales, shrinking margins in focus in EV price war

Tesla Inc is expected to report the slowest sales growth in 10 quarters on underwhelming deliveries, days after its move to stir demand and choke competition by slashing prices on its electric cars.
7:03 AM Ford plans to make call on Europe job cuts

Ford will decide by mid-February how many jobs to cut in Europe, a German union says.
7:03 AM US targets Google’s online ad business monopoly

The United States Justice Department is suing Alphabet’s Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominance of the digital advertising business, and adding that Google should be forced to sell its ad manager suite, in the government’s latest jab at thwarting Big Tech’s market power.
7:03 AM Affin Hwang plans 96 structured warrants this year

Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd (AHIB) will focus on the aviation and tourism sectors in its structured warrant issuances this year in line with the theme of China reopening.
6:50 AM Exodus of wealthy Chinese accelerates with end of Covid Zero
6:45 AM Tesla seeks rapid output boost as profit beats estimates
6:42 AM Stocks slide as corporate results spur recession fears
6:38 AM S&P 500 closes slightly red as weak corporate guidance fuels recession fears
6:33 AM IBM cuts 3,900 jobs after muted consulting demand hits quarterly revenue
6:31 AM Meta to restore Donald Trump's Facebook, Instagram accounts
2:20 AM US arms exports up 49% in fiscal 2022
2:09 AM Europe Inc earnings offer market optimists more hope
12:43 AM 雪农业发展机构与泰企合作 放眼后年产1480万鸡
12:43 AM 林福山:助稳中资信心 首相访华促进双边关系
12:43 AM 下跌股:居銮 RM3.65支撑
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12:43 AM 上升股:Hextech科技 阻力RM24.94
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12:43 AM 热门股:SAM工程 上挑RM5.17
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12:43 AM 贺特佳试叩RM1.75/敏源
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12:22 AM Wall St falls as Microsoft forecast hits tech stocks, earnings disappoint
12:11 AM Microsoft’s dour outlook raises red flags for tech sector
12:01 AM Boeing reports loss, but first positive free cash flow since 2018
Wed, 25 Jan 2023
11:44 PM Jiankun, AIM, PLS Plantations, Duopharma, T7 Global, Uzma, Yinson and Atlan
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11:24 PM 打通任督二“卖”/麦传球
11:03 PM Brunei agrees on setting up of Sarawak's trade and tourism office, says Abang Jo
10:44 PM 【独家】曲锾:大马气氛比中国浓 关爱孤老最暖新年情
10:35 PM NYSE says manual error triggered major trading glitch
10:24 PM MH17: European human rights court says Dutch case versus Russia is admissible
10:18 PM Wall Street whittles down LBO debt stuck on bank balance sheets
10:01 PM EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
9:59 PM Airlines make a return to public markets in Asia
9:55 PM Private equity’s loved assets turn problem children in downturn
9:41 PM Govt recommends changing name of TNG Visa card to avoid confusion
9:33 PM Google says US Justice Department complaint is 'without merit'
9:27 PM 【独家】中国重开之年 双林一曾盼“兔”气扬眉
9:03 PM Aneka Jaringan Holdings | 业绩反转有望 ?!
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Eventure Group
8:59 PM Russia, Uzbekistan in talks to reverse gas pipeline
8:56 PM OPR can remain at 2.75% if inflation rate continues to subside, says Rafizi
8:44 PM Online fraud: TH, intermediary banks urged to tighten conditions for...
8:38 PM Uzma unit bags RM40 mil contract from Sarawak Shell
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8:30 PM Nasdaq misses quarterly profit estimates as subdued IPO market, expenses weigh
8:29 PM Duopharma unit receives another contract extension from Pharmaniaga
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8:12 PM PLS Plantations to place up to 56 million shares to meet public shareholding...
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8:10 PM 大选行情已过交投淡 马交所评级遭下修
8:10 PM Adjustment on fuel subsidy likely on the cards in revised Budget 2023
8:07 PM 中国何时才有“台积电”?
8:05 PM “兔”气扬眉! 令吉新一年迎涨势
8:01 PM 乌兹马获4000万合约
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8:00 PM 缺税务优惠影响需求 火热车市今年料趋缓
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7:50 PM 林蓬岸建筑建议 私下配股发行5624万股新股

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7:47 PM Mitsubishi eyes carbon capture project with Exxon, Nippon Steel
7:24 PM 乌芝玛控股将为砂拉越Timi油田 提供抑制剂及相关服务

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7:23 PM Digital, green investments, innovation will drive Asia's next growth, Asia House Annual Outlook show

KUALA LUMPUR: Asia is likely to prove resilient if investment and financial flows are directed to digital and green innovation to underpin sustainable growth and investment, Asia House annual outlook said.
7:23 PM 云升控股宣布 Eni Angola S.P.A.延长初步工作协议

(吉隆坡25日讯)云升控股(YINSON,7293,主板能源股)宣布,Eni Angola S.P.A.延长早前签署的初...
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7:23 PM Duty Free International遭冒充 涉及投资骗局

(吉隆坡25日讯)益联控股(ATLAN,7048,主板消费股)今日公布,位于加纳的子公司--Duty Free Inte...
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7:22 PM Bank Negara reappoints four Shariah Advisory Council members, appoints two new...
7:22 PM European human rights court to rule on MH17 on Wednesday
7:08 PM Atlan’s unit files police report over scam using its name and logo
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7:04 PM 【南视界】新年为什么要吃肉干?
7:03 PM Traders bet BOE will cut rates before year-end to shore up economy
7:01 PM Ringgit ends at nine-month high against US$

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit extended its uptrend to end at nearly a nine-month high against the US dollar today on improved buying interest amid encouraging sentiment, an analyst said.
6:57 PM Bank Negara announces new members of Shariah Advisory Council

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara has reappointed four Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) members for a three-year term and appointed two new members for a two-year term.
6:53 PM Advance Information ceases to be Jiankun’s substantial holder
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6:45 PM 拉菲兹:若通胀率续放缓 隔夜利率可维持2.75%
6:43 PM Uzma secures RM40mil contract from Sarawak Shell

KUALA LUMPUR: Uzma Bhd's 70%-owned subsidiary Malaysian Energy Chemical & Services Sdn Bhd has accepted a contract from Sarawak Shell Bhd for the provision of a kinetic hydrate inhibitor, corrosion inhibitor and associated services for the Shell Timi field.
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6:38 PM 大空头狙击亚洲首富 阿达尼旗下公司大跌
6:30 PM Australia's Santos-operated Gladstone LNG, co-owned by Petronas, to undergo...
6:27 PM Fighting discriminative trade policies through CPOPC

MALAYSIA and Indonesia’s commitment to strengthening cooperation through the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) to fight discriminative trade policies against palm oil is an encouraging development for the oil palm industry.
6:26 PM 联合药业宣布获发马物流私人公司续约

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6:22 PM Yinson gets contract extension for Agogo FPSO project in Angola
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6:18 PM 失守1500点 综指微跌至1499.45点

6:17 PM 55岁以下公积金会员 仅2.6%拥60万退休储蓄
6:14 PM Bursa starts new lunar year on bearish note

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia resumed trading today on a bearish note after an extended holiday, ending the morning session lower on profit taking of selected heavyweights.
6:03 PM 大宗商品价格放缓 今年通胀可维持3%
5:53 PM Bursa Malaysia bucks regional trend to end marginally lower

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia bucked the regional trend to end marginally lower after the long holiday weekend amid profit-taking in selected heavyweights, said a dealer.
5:49 PM 【行家论股】西港控股 今年前景谨慎
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5:49 PM 【行家论股】联熹控股 未来有2催化剂
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5:49 PM 【行家论股】MyEG 特别股息不影响财测
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5:49 PM 失智症药或明年面市 云顶TauRx传好消息
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5:46 PM T7全球获1亿令吉油气合约
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5:31 PM Top container shippers Maersk, MSC to end alliance from 2025
5:28 PM Dollar edges higher as traders await Fed decision

LONDON/SINGAPORE: The dollar ticked up on Wednesday in subdued trading as investors looked towards the Federal Reserve's policy decision next week, while the euro slipped from near a nine-month high.
5:24 PM Singapore's core inflation at 5.1% in December, averaged 4.1% for 2022

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s core inflation came in at 5.1 per cent a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis in December, unchanged from November, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the republic’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
5:24 PM Bursa bucks regional trend to end marginally lower
5:23 PM 末沙布:不受欧美禽流感影响 政府确保鸡肉供应稳定
5:14 PM 马股微幅下跌 综指闭市报1499.45点
4:56 PM 软银漏报12亿收入
4:55 PM 涉及全球制造部门 3M裁2500人
4:52 PM 云计算业务强劲 微软次季业绩超标
4:50 PM 美企活动七连缩 通胀压力挥之不去
4:48 PM 华尔街大空头警告 美股泡沫远未结束
4:45 PM 英国预算赤字创新高 经济或陷浅层衰退
4:36 PM 已开始招聘人员 苹果拟在马开设门店
4:33 PM India's Adani Group terms Hindenburg Research's report on company 'malicious'
4:11 PM 币安15亿收购加密货币交易所Bitzlato
4:08 PM 特斯拉155亿扩建美国工厂
4:04 PM Kimchi inflation pushes South Korea's imports from China to record
4:00 PM Chu Jenn Weng of ViTrox Corp named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022, Malaysia
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3:57 PM Thai central bank raises key rate by 25 bps as expected, even as Chinese...
3:50 PM Microsoft probes outage issues into Teams, Outlook services
3:48 PM Thai central bank raises key rate 25 bps as expected

BANGKOK: Thailand's central bank raised its key interest rate by 25 basis points for a fourth consecutive meeting on Wednesday, as it attempts to curb high inflation even as the return of Chinese tourists brightens the country's economic growth prospects.
3:48 PM 农历新年前夕 外资出逃马股
3:46 PM 香港农历新年赛马投注 破11亿创回归后纪录
3:34 PM Bangkok urges residents to work from home as air pollution expected to worsen
3:27 PM Oil ticks higher as traders look to China, OPEC for fresh leads
3:26 PM Hong Kong and Macau see jump in betting, visits as mainland travel eased
3:24 PM Credit trend for non-financial companies in APAC to remain stable, says Moody's Investor Service

KUALA LUMPUR: Moody's Investor Service expects that the credit trend for non-financial companies in Asia Pacific will remain stable in 2023.
3:06 PM T7 Global secures letters of award worth RM100m
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3:00 PM Najib's SRC Trial: Najib’s last attempt to appeal against SRC conviction
2:49 PM Japan's Nikkei rallies for fourth day, Dai Nippon Printing tops gains

TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday, extending its rally to a fourth session, although gains were subdued following a surge above the crucial 27,000 level in the previous session.
2:46 PM Hindenburg shorts India's Adani Group, flags debt and accounting concerns

BENGALURU: Hindenburg Research said on Wednesday it held short positions in India's Adani Group, accusing the conglomerate of improper extensive use of entities set up in offshore tax havens and expressing concern about high debt levels.
2:43 PM 艾芬投资银行成发行银行 4只备兑凭单上市

2:23 PM T7 bags RM100mil contracts

KUALA LUMPUR: T7 Global Bhd has clinched two contracts worth a combined RM100 million under its energy division for recruitment and manpower services and offshore construction services.
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2:03 PM Crypto firms acted like banks, then collapsed like dominoes

Over the past few years, a number of companies have attempted to act as the cryptocurrency equivalent of a bank, promising lucrative returns to customers who deposited their bitcoin or other digital assets.
2:00 PM The Bludream apex court decision and purchasers’ right to be heard when...
1:52 PM Systech, L&G, CMSB, WCEHB, Seal, CLMT, Star, MCEHldg, PLS
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1:52 PM T7全球集团获2项总值约1亿合约

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1:48 PM Oil rises on China demand recovery hopes, likely unchanged Opec+ output policy

TOKYO/SINGAPORE: Crude oil edged up on Wednesday as optimism for demand recovery in China and a likely unchanged output cut decision by major oil producers offset global recession worries.
1:48 PM High-cost initiatives necessary for modernisation and digital transformation,...
1:43 PM Analysts maintains 'hold' on Westports after improved 4Q earnings
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1:38 PM Top local brands made it in 2023 Graduates' Choice of Employers

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank, Petronas, Shopee, Google and Microsoft are some big brands headlining Talentbank's Top 25 list of the 2023 Graduates' Choice of Employers held recently.
1:38 PM Thai baht down ahead of policy decision; Singapore leads Asian shares up
1:29 PM Bursa Malaysia ends the morning session lower

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session lower after trading in cautious mode today, weighed down by profit-taking in selected heavyweights, dealers said.
1:08 PM Apple begins hiring for effort to bring retail chain to Malaysia

Apple Inc has begun hiring employees for a retail push into Malaysia, preparing to bring its chain to the Asian nation for the first time.
1:06 PM T7 Global bags RM100mil contracts

KUALA LUMPUR: T7 Global Bhd has secured two contracts worth a combined value of about RM100mil under its energy division for recruitment and manpower services and offshore construction services.
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12:56 PM Bursa slides on mild profit-taking

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia slipped into the red after in the early trading session as it failed to hold on to the 1,500 psychological level amid ongoing uncertainty over the economic outlook.
12:56 PM Indian shares slide on growth fears; Adani group stocks fall
12:56 PM Singapore's solar cable project wins lifeline to carry on building
12:48 PM Hindenburg says holds short positions in India's Adani, flags risks
12:45 PM 市场交投淡静 综指休市跌4.14点
12:42 PM Bursa ends morning session lower
12:37 PM 马币行情(25/01/2023)
12:32 PM Sri Lanka central bank holds rates as it awaits crucial IMF deal

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's central bank held interest rates steady for a third straight meeting on Wednesday, as widely expected, saying the prevailing tight monetary stance is crucial to taming still-high inflation and restoring economic stability.
12:30 PM Malaysia's 2022 TIV hits record high, surpasses 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s automotive total industry volume (TIV) hit a record high of 720,658 units in 2022, breaking the previous record of 666,598 units set in 2015.
12:10 PM News Corp in talks to sell real estate site for US$3b — sources
11:55 AM Global economy will avert a recession, says S&P Global Market Intelligence
11:50 AM 假期结束现购兴 令吉走强至4.27
11:45 AM Ranhill's earnings projected to rise on water tariff hikes

KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Research said the increase in water tariffs by Ranhill Utilities Bhd's water operating unit is timely - given that the last rate hike was in 2015 - and will ease pressure on the group's earnings caused by higher lease payments and running costs.
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11:34 AM Chinese stocks aren't a buy for this US$81 bil Australian fund
11:28 AM Malaysia's 2022 TIV hits record high, surpasses 2015
11:15 AM Microsoft erases gains after saying Azure growth will decelerate
11:14 AM 兔年首个交易日市场交投淡静 马股微落0.87点

11:11 AM 大摩:称霸未来十年 新兴市场领军年代开启
11:00 AM Transforming for good
10:57 AM Asian stocks rise to 7-month highs, hot inflation boosts Australian dollar
10:57 AM CGS-CIMB Securities expects softer CPI growth of 3% in 2023
10:46 AM Fahmi: Govt to announce implementation of 5G with added features by end-March
10:38 AM Tesla plans US$3.6 billion Nevada expansion to make Semi truck, battery cells
10:29 AM Malaysia's construction sector to still be blighted by policy uncertainties

KUALA LUMPUR: Government policy uncertainties in the implementation of public projects will continue to dampen sentiment on the construction sector, said Affin Hwang Capital.
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10:23 AM 纽约证交所早盘故障 数十大盘股一度停牌
10:21 AM Travel facts and figures for the Lunar New Year
10:09 AM Can we expect a positive hiring market in 2023?

WHILE there is a risk of a global recession, particularly from the United States and Europe, we expect the recruitment market in Malaysia to grow in 2023.
10:05 AM Ringgit strengthens against US$ on renewed buying interest

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit extended its upbeat momentum to open higher versus the US dollar today, supported by renewed buying interest in the currency and improved sentiment on China’s continued opening for international travel, said an analyst.
9:59 AM 40来最大拆分案将至! 美国司法部起诉谷歌
9:59 AM 40年来最大拆分案将至! 美国司法部起诉谷歌
9:59 AM Bursa opens marginally higher after long weekend
9:58 AM Foreigners record net outflow of RM168.5mil from Bursa Malaysia in pre-CNY trading week

KUALA LUMPUR: There was a continued outflow of offshore funds from Malaysia's stock exchange in the previous trading week amid an improved outlook among major regional markets.
9:57 AM 'Clear plan needed to improve rail, bus sevices'

KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s RM2.8 billion grant to help Prasarana Malaysia Bhd improve its train and bus services will simply be “throwing good money to a bad situation” if there is no clear plan to tackle the overall issues faced by the public transport system, industry specialists warn.
9:51 AM Pitas, Kota Marudu latest districts to be hit by floods in Sabah
9:50 AM Foreign investors net sell Malaysian stocks second week in a row

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia continues to see net selling activities from the foreigners for the second consecutive week, according to MIDF Research.
9:42 AM Foreign selling up almost threefold to RM168.5m last week, says MIDF
9:36 AM TM explores partnership with ZTE Malaysia on optical network research

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd's innovation arm is exploring a collaboration with ZTE (Malaysia) Corp sdn Bhd on optical network research to bring 50Gbps bandwith to Malaysia.
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9:36 AM Ringgit strengthens against US dollar in early trade
9:23 AM Market expected to trade sideways post-CNY reopening

KUALA LUMPUR: The domestic market is expected to remain subdued for the remainder of the week as the corporate news flow gradually restarts after a Lunar New Year break.
9:11 AM Oil prices drop amid profit-taking
9:00 AM 【独家/视频】“收购双雄”叱咤马股 王子铭周明德一时瑜亮
8:57 AM King Charles' real estate company suing Twitter over unpaid rent - report
8:36 AM Trading ideas: Maxis, Berjaya, Wesports, KKNM, Muar Ban Lee and Green Packet

KUALA LUMPUR: Stocks in focus following the Lunar New Year holiday include Maxis, Berjaya, Wesports, KKNM, Muar Ban Lee and Green Packet, said Apex Research.
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8:24 AM Oil falls US$2 per barrel on economic jitters, US crude stock build

Crude oil prices slipped on Tuesday on concerns about a global economic slowdown and as preliminary data indicated a bigger than expected build in US oil inventories.
8:20 AM S&P 500 ends slightly down after mixed earnings, opening glitch

The S&P 500 ended nominally lower on Tuesday at the close of a rocky session marked by a raft of mixed earnings and a technical malfunction at the opening bell.
8:12 AM Texas Instruments signals expanding pain for chipmakers with somber forecast
8:05 AM NYSE glitch leads to busted trades, prompts investigation
8:02 AM Apple begins hiring for effort to bring retail chain to Malaysia
7:17 AM China reopening a boost for Malaysian economy

China’s decision to reopen its borders is a significant positive boost for the Malaysian economy, at a time when domestic economic activities are projected to slow down amid rising global recessionary fears.
7:17 AM A better year ahead for crypto investors?

The increased expectations of smaller interest rate hikes or even rate cuts in 2023 globally has fuelled the rally in cryptocurrencies since the start of the year.
7:17 AM Malaysia set to gain from digital economy

Malaysia has the potential to lead regionally in the field of the digital economy, says Exyte GmbH chief executive officer Dr Wolfgang Buchele.
7:17 AM China development loans hit 13-year low

Loans committed by China’s two main trade policy banks fell to a 13-year low of US$3.7bil (RM15.9bil) in 2021 due to Beijing curtailing funding for large-scale oil projects, a study by Boston University’s Global Development Policy Centre shows.
7:17 AM Business conditions fall for third straight month

Australian business conditions eased for a third consecutive month as trading, profitability and employment all weakened in response to a series of interest rate increases.
7:17 AM Investing in South Korea to get easier

South Korea plans to eliminate a number of regulations in the local stock market this year in order to make investment easier for foreign investors, in an effort to attract more money to the market, according to the country’s financial regulator.
7:17 AM Aussies get sweet victory in legal honey fight

Australian honey producers scored a win in their legal tussle with New Zealand over the use of the term “manuka honey” in the United Kingdom and Europe, though the Kiwis say it may be a short-lived victory.
7:17 AM Sluggish oil demand this year to slow Gulf economies

Economies in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will grow this year at half the rate of 2022 as oil revenues take a hit from an expected mild global slowdown, according to the median view from a Reuters poll of economists.
7:17 AM Virgin Australia to interview bankers for IPO

Virgin Australia Holdings Pty Ltd plans to interview lead underwriters starting in February for a return to public markets as soon as this year, according to people familiar with the matter.
7:17 AM Industrial property REITs in better position for growth

Malaysian real estate investment trusts (REITs) that are highly exposed to the industrial or warehousing segment are deemed better positioned for earnings growth this year.
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7:17 AM RM3.25bil in potential FDI from Italy

The recent ministerial delegation to Italy, led by International Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz from Jan 20-23, 2023, has attracted potential foreign direct investment (FDI) worth RM3.25bil.
7:17 AM Oil steadies as traders look for China boost

Oil steadied as traders waited for fresh signals on the state of Chinese crude demand after the nation ditched Covid curbs.
7:17 AM India blue-chips set to shift to world’s fastest settlement cycle

Shares of about 200 of India’s biggest listed companies are set to move to a faster settlement cycle, making the South Asian nation the second market after China to switch to the so-called T+1 system.
7:17 AM Analysts knock down South American currency

South America is not likely to have a common currency bloc to rival the euro any time soon, analysts say, despite excited chatter sparked by officials in Brazil and Argentina raising the prospect of a shared tender.
7:17 AM Suntory CEO expects clear roadmap from next governor

The head of Suntory Holdings Ltd, Takeshi Niinami, says that he expects the next governor of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) to show a clear policy roadmap, including criteria for ending its practice of controlling both long and short-term interest rates.
7:17 AM Sales momentum expected to slow in Q2

The automotive sector is likely to see a drop in its total industry volume (TIV) going into the second quarter of this year (2Q23), owing to an anticipated decline in new orders as consumers have already frontloaded their purchases during the sales tax holiday, says UOB Kay Hian (UOBKH) Research.
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7:17 AM iMotorbike targets 10-fold sales growth by year-end

South-East Asia’s pioneering eCommerce platform for buying and selling pre-loved motorcycles, iMotorbike, aims to attain a 10-fold sales growth and an annualised revenue of US$20mil (RM85.7mil) by year-end.
7:02 AM Building up the country one reform at a time

Governments around the world are forging ahead to implement recovery and forward-looking policies to tackle rising costs, curb inflation, address the climate crisis, geopolitical tensions and to prepare for a predicted recession.
7:02 AM Biden may be forced to act to avoid default

The United States will not default on its debt, but the Biden administration might be forced to take unilateral action to head off a crisis, says Representative Ro Khanna, a California Democrat.
7:02 AM JPMorgan’s Thai chief expects more IPOs

Thailand’s currency rally will help reverse a slump in its market for initial public offerings (IPOs) and provide fire-power for overseas acquisitions by Thai companies, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.
7:02 AM Banks’ US$2 trillion cushion against deposit loss

Stubborn inflation means more interest-rate increases are coming from the Federal Reserve (Fed) and that sounds like great news for banks. They’ve already been reporting booming net interest income: At JPMorgan Chase & Co, it was up 28% in 2022 and for Bank of America Corp, 22%.
7:02 AM Xylem to buy Evoqua in US$7.5bil deal to tap water demand

Water technology company Xylem Inc agreed to buy Evoqua Water Technologies Corp in an all-stock deal for US$7.5bil (RM32bil) on Monday, hoping to capitalise on growing global awareness of water scarcity risks.
7:02 AM Retail offer likely to see UK public participating in Arm listing

As the United Kingdom’s government hopes for homegrown chip giant Arm to list in London dim, local investors may still be able to own a slice of the Cambridge-based firm.
7:02 AM US snubs Mexico’s planned corn import change

Mexico’s proposed changes to a planned ban on imports of US corn are insufficient, the Biden administration warned, saying that it continues to consider all of its rights to respond under the free trade agreement between the nations.
7:02 AM India may peg nominal GDP growth at about 11%

India is likely to peg its nominal gross domestic product (GDP) growth at around 11% in the annual budget next week, marking a slowdown from its estimate for the current fiscal year due to the prospect of weak exports, two government officials say.
7:02 AM China reopening projected to support Bursa’s average daily trading value

The average daily trading value (ADV) of securities on Bursa Malaysia is expected to be supported by China’s reopening and the likelihood of the Federal Reserve reversing its monetary policy direction, says Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) Research.
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7:02 AM Robust demand for HCM seen to buoy Ramssol Group earnings

Ramssol Group Bhd (RGB) is expected to chart stable earnings growth underpinned by stronger demand for human capital management (HCM) solutions in Asean and maiden contribution from its anti-corruption Excel programme, says CGS-CIMB Research.
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7:02 AM Norway’s gas riches spur a wave of bullish currency calls

The immense wealth coming from Norway’s oil and gas fields is underpinning a new refrain among market experts: it’s time for a big rebound in the krone.
7:02 AM Bankrupt lender Genesis says it can resolve creditor disputes

A lawyer for the bankrupt cryptocurrency lender Genesis Global Capital said on Monday that it had some confidence it could resolve its disputes with creditors this week, with a goal of emerging from Chapter 11 by late May.
7:02 AM Guyana in talks with several countries on oil exploration

Guyana is in talks with Qatar, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and India on the possibility of directly allocating offshore blocks for oil and gas exploration in parallel with a bidding round this year, President Irfaan Ali says.
7:02 AM Thai car output up 2.75% in December but sales drop

Car production in Thailand rose 2.75% in December from a year earlier to 158,606 units, after a 15% rise in the previous month, according to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).
7:02 AM Tech sector on investors’ radar

PETALING JAYA: Technology stocks, which heavily underperformed last year, may be emerging on investors’ radar globally and locally, on bets of less aggressive interest-rate hikes from the US Federal Reserve (Fed).PETALING JAYA: Technology stocks, which heavily underperformed last year, may be emerging on investors’ radar globally and locally, on bets of less aggressive interest-rate hikes from the US Federal Reserve (Fed).
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7:02 AM Thailand gets most foreign visitors since start of Covid

hailand welcomed 11.2 million foreign tourists in 2022, the highest number since Covid emerged, as the tourism-dependent South-East Asian nation recovers from the pandemic.
7:02 AM India debuts green bonds with US$1bil auction

India’s first sovereign green bond will go to auction today, and policymakers are laying the groundwork to ensure a successful debut.
6:59 AM More than 170,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 8 weeks, says WHO...
6:41 AM US sues Google to break up ad unit in heated antitrust fight
6:35 AM Murdoch drops Fox, News Corp. merger after investor pushback
6:30 AM Microsoft's profit beats estimates on strong cloud performance
6:26 AM S&P 500 ends slightly down after mixed earnings, opening glitch
6:23 AM Stocks, dollar mostly flat on soft data, corporate outlooks
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