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IMF eyes new trust to provide aid to broader group of countries, says Georgieva
WASHINGTON (June 13): The International Monetary Fund is exploring creation of a new trust that could allow its members to lend their IMF reserves to more countries, including middle-income countries vulnerable to climate change, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Sunday. Georgieva said leaders
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Biden suggests 'autocrat' Putin's Russia might be weaker than it seems
NEWQUAY, England (June 13): US President Joe Biden said on Sunday that "autocrat" Vladimir Putin was right to say that relations were at their lowest point in years, though he suggested Russia might be weaker than it seemed and that Moscow had overreached in the Middle East. Biden used the G7 summ
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EU and UK's 'sausage war' sizzles at G7 as Macron and Johnson spar
CARBIS BAY, England/PARIS (June 13): Growing tensions between Britain and the European Union threatened to overshadow the Group of Seven summit's conclusion on Sunday, with London accusing France of "offensive" remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. Ever since the Unite
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G7 leaders agreed to coordinate China approach much more closely, says Canada...
(June 13): Group of Seven leaders on Sunday agreed to coordinate their response to the challenges posed by China "much much more closely", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said after a summit in Britain. Trudeau led a G7 discussion of China on Saturday (June 12) and called for a unified appr
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MEF wants government to set up national vaccine research centre
KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called on the government to set up a national vaccine research centre, employing local experts and resources to ensure a long-term vaccine supply for the country. MEF president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman J.P lauded the governmen
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More needed: G7 nations agree to boost climate finance
CARBIS BAY, England/BRUSSELS/BERLIN (June 13): G7 leaders agreed on Sunday to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of US$100 billion a year by rich countries to help poorer countries cut carbon emissions and cope with global warming, but only two nations offered firm promises
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Get the most out of your TV viewing experience with the Samsung Neo QLED 8K
The role of the television has changed tremendously in recent years. It has transformed from being merely an entertainment tool to a device that caters for the needs of today's consumer. If anything, it has grown far beyond just broadcasting our favourite shows to helping us explore our personal i
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Universities — engines of societal transformation
Universities, also known as institutions of higher education, play an important role in furthering education, research, training, scientific breakthroughs and new technology development within our society. We know that each qualification serves a different purpose — undergraduate programmes equip
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Listicle: 5 ways to cultivate media literacy
Many of us have experienced the panic that comes from seeing our friends or family share some video or link that appears a little suspect to us over WhatsApp. Yet, how do we tell them that the news may be fake or out of context without arousing their ire? We live in an era of information overload. B
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Econ 4.0: Are you back at work?
Here is a corporate limerick culled from the internet that will resonate if you are back at the office: While you bask in your new office grace, There are terms that you’ll want to embrace; So as you appear, that you know why you’re here —  Such as Segway, synergy, metrics and touch-base.  W
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WFH: Whatever happened to office equipment?
With the shift towards work-from-home (WFH) and hybrid working arrangements, office workspaces have grown silent — as have the whirr and clatter of office printers. In fact, common office equipment such as projectors and scanners have gradually been replaced by tools for virtual meetings and mobil
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Cover Story: Equality a digital illusion
Hafiyyan Lali is mostly self-sufficient. His daily routine involves running workshops on information and communications technology (ICT), managing multiple freelance projects and caring for his newborn daughter. But when it comes to accessing his current and savings accounts online, he is stymied, a
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Start-up: From engineer to IoT entrepreneur
Like many Malaysian graduates in electronics engineering, Teng Kong Leong began his career in the 1990s as an engineer at the big electrical and electronics (E&E) multinational companies in Penang. He spent three years in AMD working on flash memory devices, seven years in Agilent Technologies resea
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Immersive Technology: Redefining the home renovation retail experience
For homeowners, the decision-making process in home renovation is a very important one, especially when the floor and wall tiles comprise significant parts of the interior visual presentation. Added to this is the high price of choosing the tiles and the years of having to live with the bad decision
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Women Entrepreneurship: Community, structural support crucial for growth of...
Women and girls experience the effects of the pandemic differently, and usually disproportionately, compared with men. According to the World Bank Group, this includes gendered implications in relation to health, education, economic conditions as well as agency, that is, the capacity to make their o
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Social Commerce: A third wish for Aladdin Group’s flailing e-commerce...
In the popular children’s tale, Aladdin is a homeless boy in a mythical Middle Eastern kingdom who stumbles upon a magical lamp in which resides a powerful genie who will grant him wishes. In the original tale, Aladdin has an unlimited number of wishes, though in the Disney version, he only has th
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Permai Hospital PKRC opens today
JOHOR BAHRU (June 13): The Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Permai Hospital, Jalan Tampoi here, which can accommodate up to 585 patients, started operations today. Johor State National Security Council (MKN), through a posting on its official Facebook, said the second
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Millennials in middle management can optimise digitalisation benefits for...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): More millennials in middle management can put the private sector in a good position to carve out the full benefits of digitalisation when the economy recovers, prominent entrepreneur Datuk Seri Vijay Eswaran said. The QI Group founder and executive chairman said companies cou
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Don't push for GE15 to be held amid pandemic, says Tajuddin
PASIR SALAK (June 13): No parties including UMNO should pressure the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government to hold the 15th general election (GE15) anytime soon, as the country should be focusing on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, said UMNO elections director Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.  The Pas
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