Affin Holdings to focus more on retail loan segment

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Holdings Bhd will offer more retail loans and realign its image of ‘corporate-loan bank’ in tandem with its reorganisation exercise, said Group Chief Executive Officer, Kamarul Ar...

Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars by about 2020

TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp yesterday said it would begin testing selfdriving electric cars around 2020, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with drivers, as the company competes with ...

Palm extends gains tracking stronger related edible oils

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures yesterday extended gains for a second session, buoyed by stronger soyoil and technical buying, said traders. The benchmark palm oil contract for December deli...

SMEs encouraged to join AmBank BizRACE

KUCHING: The Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) throughout the country are urged to capitalise on the “AmBank BizRACE” Enterpreneurship Challenge as the platform to expand their business potential. ...

Most Asian markets rally as euro lifted by Catalan relief

HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose again yesterday, boosted by another record performance on Wall Street with confidence high heading into the earnings season. The euro also managed to hold its gai...

Malaysia-Taiwan trade to surpass US$17 bln this year

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia-Taiwan bilateral trade can exceed US$17 billion (US$1 = RM4.21) this year, said Representative James Chang Chi-ping from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia. He...

Asia markets mostly up, N. Korea missile fears ease

HONG KONG: South Korean and Japanese traders sent shares rallying yesterday as they returned from a long weekend while most other markets tacked on gains despite a soft lead from Wall Street. Investo...