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June 20, 2018 1:41 PM Malaysia's inflation rate in May rises at fastest pace in four months

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's consumer price index (CPI) increased 1.8% in May 2018 – the fastest pace in four months – to 121.1 compared with 119.0 in the corresponding month of the preceding year due to a strong recovery in transport prices. According to the Department of Statistics, among the major groups which recorded increases were transport (+3.8%); food & non-alcoholic 6

June 18, 2018 9:15 AM Portugal 'stronger than Morocco', says Andre Silva

KRATOVO, Russia: Portugal striker Andre Silva believes the European champions are well equipped to beat Morocco ahead of their upcoming World Cup group stage clash in Moscow. "I think we are stronger than Morocco if we compare the two teams, but I'm not saying the game will be easy for us," Silva told reporters at Portugal's team base on Monday 5

June 15, 2018 12:26 PM Germany's emerging star Kimmich looking to be himself, not Lahm 2.0

Vatutinki, Russia (dpa) - Germany defender Joshua Kimmich often hears comparisons between himself and Philipp Lahm. But the up-and-coming star said Friday he is only playing his first World Cup and cannot yet match the accolades of the long-time Germany and Bayern Munich leader. "He played right back and characterized the Bayern and German national team for years 16

June 14, 2018 2:37 AM Gas Malaysia unchanged following tariff revision

PETALING JAYA: Gas Malaysia Bhd's share price remained unchanged this morning after it announced a higher average effective natural gas tariff for the non-power sector in Peninsular Malaysia at RM32.69/MMBtu from July 1 to Dec 31, 2018, 17 sen or 0.5% higher than the RM32.52/MMBtu from Jan 1 to June 30, 2018. At 10.26am, Gas Malaysia was trading at RM2.94 with 77,600 shares 8

June 13, 2018 3:35 PM Raccoon conquers skyscraper; Americans breathe easier

WASHINGTON: America breathed a sign of relief on Wednesday after a scruffy brown raccoon was captured following a perilous climb up a 23-story building in the northern state of Minnesota. Thousands of Twitter users followed the escapades of the raccoon on Tuesday as it slowly inched up the side of the UBS Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota 13

June 13, 2018 10:12 AM Mohamed Salah shrugs off injury to join Egypt training

GROZNY, Russia: Mohamed Salah gave Egypt's World Cup hopes a huge boost Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base. The Pharaohs' superstar has been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26. However, an AFP reporter saw the forward take part in his first 8

June 13, 2018 10:12 AM Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain coach: Spanish federation (Updated)

KRASNODAR, Russia: Spain sacked coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before the team's opening game against Portugal at the World Cup, Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales confirmed on Wednesday. In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, Real Madrid named Lopetegui as their next manager to start work after the tournament in Russia, sparking outrage 6

June 10, 2018 12:51 PM Malaysia Rail Link: ECRL deal has no clause for Jho Low-linked companies

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd, the project and asset owner of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), has denied that contracts it signed with Chinese contractor China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) and the Export-Import Bank of China came with a clause to nominate an unrelated company to buy 70% of Putrajaya Perdana Bhd for US$244 million 8

June 9, 2018 11:58 PM Ronaldo's Portugal arrive in Russia for World Cup

MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal arrived Saturday in Russia to begin final preparations for a World Cup campaign that pits them against arch-rivals Spain. The European champions play their Iberian neighbours in the 2014 Winter Olympics host city Sochi in the opening match for both nations Friday. The winner will be in pole position to come out on top in a Group 6

June 7, 2018 1:02 PM Straits Inter Logistics to acquire 55% of peer for RM35.75m

PETALING JAYA: Straits Inter Logistics Bhd plans to acquire a 55% stake in oil bunkering services company Tumpuan Megah Development Sdn Bhd for RM35.75 million to expand its business. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, Straits Inter said it had entered into a conditional share sale agreement with the vendor, Raja Ismail Raja Mohamed. Straits Inter 6