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April 18, 2018 3:27 AM Amazon’s shopping app goes international Inc in a statement said it is an ‘International Shopping’ experience within the Amazon Shopping App. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Amazon Shopping App has been launched for international customers to browse and shop over 45 million eligible items that can be shipped to their country from the United States. Inc in a statement 8

April 13, 2018 11:21 AM Your anti-palm oil policy is ‘colonialism’, Malaysian group tells UK supermarket chain

A worker collects palm oil fruit after harvesting at a plantation in Kampung Bukit Hijau, Kuala Selangor March 14, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz HazimKUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — British supermarket chain Iceland should be “ashamed” of its anti-palm oil policy which will deprive thousands of poor farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America of much-needed income 10

April 12, 2018 4:13 AM February natural rubber output up 14.9%

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's natural rubber production increased by 14.9% in February 2018 to 63,246 tonnes from 55,039 tonnes in the previous month, according to Department of Statistics. However, on a a year-on-year basis, production decreased by 28.7%, it said in a statement. It said the average monthly price of latex concentrate and Standard Malaysian 6

April 10, 2018 8:25 AM MIDA says approved RM9.7b E&E investments last year

MIDA Deputy Chief Executive Officer II Arham Abd. Rahman (left) and President of SEMI Southeast Asia Ng Kai Fai speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, April 10, 2018. — Picture by Zuraneeza ZulkifliKUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Malaysia recorded 109 electrical and electronics (E&E) sector projects with a total approved investment value of RM9.7 billion 7

April 9, 2018 3:23 AM Japan’s current-account surplus makes an easy target for Trump

Newly manufactured cars await export at port in Yokohama, Japan November 15, 2017. — ReuterTOKYO, April 9 — Japan’s swelling current-account surplus in February may be good news for the country’s finances, but not so much for its relationship with the US. “The current-account balance above two trillion yen is (RM72.3 billion) the sort of level that makes 9

April 5, 2018 12:53 PM M’sia-US trade growth will be slower this year

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) has warned that Malaysia’s trade growth with the US in 2018 is not expected to be as robust as last year’s 16.3%, even as the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce’s (Amcham) considers the impact of the trade issues between US and China too early to tell. Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa 15

April 5, 2018 4:35 AM Hoping for Kobe beef, Kelantan plans Quran recitals for its cows

Che Abdullah said that Kelantan has the country’s second-most cattle exports, adding that it was the first state to export lembu sado bred from prized European stock. — Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — The Kelantan government is reportedly planning for Quran recitals to be held near locally-reared lembu sado, an imported breed, in the hopes 10

April 4, 2018 11:26 PM US rejects China WTO protest of steel tariffs as ‘baseless’

Trump imposed tariffs of 25 per cent on steel and 15 per cent on aluminum early last month, citing national security concerns. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 5 — The United States yesterday rejected as “baseless” China’s retaliatory tariffs and complaint in the World Trade Organisation over the US tariffs recently imposed on steel and aluminum imports 22

March 27, 2018 6:41 AM Crude palm oil export scheme strengthens market price, says deputy minister

Deputy minister Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansor (centre) receiving newly appointed Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Mah Siew Keong at Bangunan MPIC in Putrajaya June 28, 2016. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — The Crude Palm Oil (CPO) Export Scheme, which entailed the suspension of export tax on the product, has reduced the palm oil stockpile 8

March 22, 2018 1:57 AM Here are US targets most vulnerable to China trade retaliation

Workers transport imported soybean products at Langshan port of Nantong Port Group, in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China March 9, 2018. — Reuters picBEIJING, March 22 — China could hit back with measures against America’s US$140 billion (RM548 billion) of annual exports to the Asian powerhouse if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs. The president is expected 19