Cambodian PM: No China naval base being built

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia will not allow foreign military bases on its soil, strongman premier Hun Sen said yesterday, swatting away US concerns about a possible Chinese naval site near hotly contested se...

Hong Kong ‘Occupy’ leaders plead not guilty

HONG KONG: Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners pleaded not guilty yesterday to public nuisance charges over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for op...

New machine aims to end India’s sewer death shame

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of “manual scavengers” die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India but a machine unveiled for Monday’s World Toilet Day could help to end that tragic record. Thousand...

EU debates ‘painful’ details of Brexit divorce

BRUSSELS: European governments started to thrash out a plan for close ties with post-Brexit Britain yesterday in the last week before they gather to sign their divorce papers. Ministers from the othe...

Fashion, furniture exports to grow 2-3 pct in 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) expects fashion and furniture exports growth to slow to 2.0-3.0 per cent this year due to the US-China trade war. Export Ac...

Handal Resources to expand to Southeast Asia

KEMAMAN: Handal Resources Sdn Bhd is planning to expand its footprint to East Malaysia as well as Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and Brunei by 2021. Its Executive Director Joel Emanuel Heaney said the c...

Malaysian Reinsurance Bhd has stable financial outlook

KUALA LUMPUR:  A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ‘a-’ of Malaysian Reinsurance Bhd (Malaysian Re) Malaysia. The glo...

Indonesia’s Riyadh group expands into Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: Renowned Indonesian property developer Riyadh Group Indonesia (RGI) has expanded into the Malaysian property market with the acquisition of controlling stakes in two property companies — M...

Sec-Gen stays tight-lipped over Felda-Felcra merger

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Economic Affairs Secretary-General Datuk Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen is staying tight-lipped over the proposal to merge the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and ...