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March 21, 2017 1:23 AM 12 M’sians in Forbes’ latest annual ranking of billionaires

PETALING JAYA: There are 12 Malaysians in Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest billionaires, which was released today. The richest Malaysian on the list is Robert Kuok (pix), ranked 115 with net worth of US$11.4 billion (RM50 billion). At 93, Kuok is the oldest Malaysian billionaire. A record 2,043 billionaires made it to the 31st annual ranking 11

March 21, 2017 12:33 AM France’s Le Pen under fire in first presidential debate

Former frontrunner Fillon, 63, who has been ensnared in a raft of scandals, said Le Pen's proposal to ditch the euro and bring back the French franc would cause "economic and social chaos." PARIS: Marine Le Pen’s proposal to pull France out of the euro and her hardline stance on Islam came under attack from her fellow presidential hopefuls Monday, in a combative 11

March 21, 2017 12:04 AM Borrowing Brexit line, Le Pen warns of 'project fear' on euro

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen stole a line from pro-Brexit campaigners in a televised debate on Monday, castigating other presidential candidates who criticised her plans to leave the euro as resorting to "project fear". Le Pen sought to portray Britain's decision to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's election in the United 9

March 20, 2017 10:03 PM Fillon criticises Merkel refugee policies in French TV debate

PARIS (Reuters) - French conservative Francois Fillon criticised German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her refugee policies in a televised presidential debate on Monday, saying her management of the migration crisis had caused huge problems for Europe. "I completely disagree with Emmanuel Macron who praised the German chancellor when he was in Berlin for (refugee) 11

March 20, 2017 4:51 PM Twelve Malaysians on Forbes’ 2017 super rich list

KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve Malaysians made it to Forbes’ latest annual ranking of the world’s billionaires. The richest in Malaysia is Robert Kuok, ranked 115 on the list with net worth of US$11.4bil. He is also the oldest on the list at age 93. The rest on the list are Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan (ranked 202, net worth: US$6.8bil), T. Ananda Krishnan (US$6.5bil), Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng 12

March 20, 2017 2:40 PM From referendum to Brexit — key moments

On June 23, 2016, 17.4 million Britons voted to end their 43-year-old membership of the European Union — a proportion of 52 per cent to 48 per cent. A breakdown of the results shows England and Wales voted to leave, while Scotland and Northern Ireland opted to remain. The blow to sterling lasted longer — since the referendum, the pound has lost between 15

March 20, 2017 3:24 AM Manchester City hit back to earn a draw with Liverpool

Sergio Aguero's strike kept Manchester City a point above their rivals, who have played a game more, and provided a moment of solace after their mid-week Champions League elimination at Monaco's hands. MANCHESTER: Sergio Aguero netted a 69th-minute equaliser in a gripping 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday to prevent Manchester City losing ground in the battle 14

March 20, 2017 2:00 AM Germany's Merkel calls for standardised European rules on using data

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for Europe to set about standardising rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalisation is expected to be in focus. "We want to create a digital single European market. That means we need to have legal situations that are as similar as possible in all European 15

March 19, 2017 11:34 PM Maybank sees South-east Asia equity deals rising from 2016 low

Maybank was the top-ranked arranger of South-east Asian equity and equity-linked offers in 2016, with US$1.1 billion of deals, data compiled by Bloomberg show. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Malayan Banking Bhd, South-east Asia’s top arranger of equity fundraising deals, is anticipating transactions in the region to rebound from a five-year low on the back of an improved 17

March 19, 2017 10:32 PM English teams might not be in the elite of European football, but the Premier League remains the best for thrills

The annual inquest is underway: why are English clubs so bad in Europe? Here's the answer. They're not. Over the last four seasons, what country has had the most clubs in the Champions League quarter-finals? Surprise — it's England, with four. Leicester, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. Yes, English football trails in terms of total appearances 16