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  • Are you financially ready to buy a house in Malaysia?

    1) Do you have enough for the upfront costs? In Malaysia, most banks offer up to 90% of the property’s price (margin of financing) for your first two residential properties. If you receive that 90%, you need 10% cash to pay for the rest of the property’s price. Say you’re targeting to buy a condo

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  • KL road congestion translates into RM20b losses annually

    KUALA LUMPUR: Road congestion on the streets of Kuala Lumpur translates into income losses up to almost RM20 billion annually. This can shave between 1.0 and 1.8 per cent off Malaysia’s gross domestic product from delay costs alone, said a latest report from the World Bank. “Including the costs of fuel wasted and the economic

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  • Malaysia to host 2017 Sea Games

    SINGAPORE: As the curtains came down on the Singapore Sea Games tonight, the region’s attention quickly shifted to Malaysia, host of the 2017 edition. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin received the Sea Games Federation flag and waved it to the fans, signifying Malaysia’s acceptance of the host job for the sixth time in the

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  • A year after the crash, oil markets risk more trouble ahead

    SINGAPORE/LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO: A year on from the start of one of the biggest oil price crashes in history, the driving force behind the slide remains intact: there is still too much crude. While output continues to grow, the economic outlook has darkened in top energy consumer China, where oil demand has been one of the

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    Plasma treatment trial for Mers has begun in South Korea

    South Korea is to begin trials of an experimental plasma treatment for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) which has now killed 19 people. The treatment – which has already proved useful for tackling other deadly diseases, including Ebola – uses blood from patients who have successfully fought off the same infection. To date, more than

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  • Low oil price hits US$200bil in mega-projects

    LONDON: Deepwater oil projects and complex gas facilities worth around US$200bil (RM750bil) have been cancelled or put on hold worldwide in recent months due to the sharp drop in oil prices over the past year, consultancy Ernst and Young (EY) said on Tuesday. Further project cuts and delays are likely as the industry braces for

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  • Facebook: A Private Way to Share Photos With Friends

    Facebook launches private photo sharing for friends   With a phone at everyone’s fingertips, the moments in our lives are captured by a new kind of photographer: our friends. It’s hard to get the photos your friends have taken of you, and everyone always insists on taking that same group shot with multiple phones to

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  • DAP: No more Pakatan

    PETALING JAYA: DAP has declared that Pakatan Rakyat no longer exists. In a statement on Tuesday, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (pic) said the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) accepted the PAS muktamar’s motion to sever ties with DAP and effectively, that Pakatan Rakyat has ceased to exist. “As Pakatan Rakyat was formed by the

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  • A pro-democracy protester holds a yellow umbrella, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during a march to demand lawmakers reject a Beijing-vetted electoral reform package for the city's first direct chief executive election in Hong Kong, China on June 14, 2015
    Hong Kong on high alert as new democracy showdown looms

    HONG KONG: Dozens of police stood guard around Hong Kong government headquarters on Tuesday (Jun 16), a day after authorities arrested 10 people and seized suspected explosives ahead of a crucial vote on a China-backed electoral reform package this week. The Chinese-ruled city is bracing for a fresh democracy showdown after protests crippled parts of

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