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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Arrival of Sinovac vaccine an important milestone for Pharmaniaga’s vaccine manufacturing venture

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In the long term, besides helping the nation to reduce dependency on imported vaccines, Pharmaniaga’s foray into vaccine venture could help the government to reduce its yearly vaccine expenditure, Pharmaniaga says. — Bernama photo KUALA LUMPUR: The arrival of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine marked a historic moment for Malaysia and an important milestone for Pharmaniaga Bhd’s […]

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Pejuang worried 5G SPV may take the 1MDB path

The government’s decision to allocate 5G spectrums through a state-owned special purpose vehicle (SPV) is worrying, considering the recent track record of government-led ventures, Parti Pejuang Tanahair economic bureau chief Armin Baniaz Pahamin said. “Over the years, we have seen the government spending billions of taxpayers’ money to cover the bailout of many government-linked companies […]

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Australia’s Crown Resorts director quits over ties to billionaire shareholder

SYDNEY: Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd said on Monday that director John Poynton quit the board after a regulator ruled he was insufficiently independent of the company’s biggest shareholder, James Packer. Poynton’s departure is the latest in a string of executive exits at the casino operator that is one-third owned by billionaire Packer, after […]

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UMW’s bottom-building process has likely completed, says RHB Retail Research

KUALA LUMPUR (March 1): RHB Retail Research said UMW Holdings Bhd’s bottom-building process has likely completed. In a trading stocks note today, the research house said… Source link

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How the Pandemic Stalled Peak TV

Where’s “Succession”? “Atlanta”? After the number of scripted shows fell for the first time in a decade, Hollywood hopes to satisfy a restless audience with less costly fare. Source link

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Cryotherapy and singing bowls? East meets West at Bangkok’s newest health retreat

On the verdant banks of the Chao Phraya River, RAKxa Wellness touts itself as Asia’s largest integrated health and wellness centre. Is it worth the hype? CNA Luxury’s Bangkok-based writer Duncan Forgan finds out. Source link

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Still a long journey ahead for gender equality in tech industry

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Despite a global improvement in perceptions around gender representation, Kaspersky’s survey found that over a third (38 per cent) of women claim that a lack of women in the tech industry makes them wary of entering the sector. — AFP photo KUCHING: More than half (56 per cent) of women in the tech industry have […]

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Pejuang questions ability of govt company to handle 5G project

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The government is to invest RM15 billion in the next 10 years on 5G mobile technology. PETALING JAYA: Pejuang’s economics bureau has questioned the ability of a new government-owned company to build and manage 5G communications infrastructure and instead has urged the government to call for an open tender. The bureau’s chairman, Armin Baniaz Pahamin, […]

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Facebook to pay US$650m settlement over US privacy dispute | Money

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Facebook will pay US$650 million payment to settle a privacy dispute between a California group and 1.6 million users in the US state of Illinois. — Reuters file pic Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know. WASHINGTON, Mar 1 — A US federal judge has given final […]

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S. Korea, Switzerland agree to extend currency swap agreement for 5 yrs

SEOUL: South Korea’s central bank said on Monday its currency swap agreement with Switzerland has been extended for another five years in a move aimed at “enhancing bilateral cooperation and facilitating the functioning of financial markets of the two” countries. The renewed 10 billion Swiss francs ($11.05 billion) currency swap deal, which was first signed […]

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