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December 13, 2017 9:05 AM Toyota and Panasonic eye joint development of new EV batteries

TOKYO: Japan's Panasonic and Toyota said on Wednesday (Dec 13) they will consider jointly developing batteries for electric vehicles. The move could help Panasonic extend its lead as the world's largest automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturer. The announcement builds on an existing agreement under which Panasonic manufactures batteries for Toyota's 9

December 13, 2017 5:21 AM New senior management line-up for AirAsia

SEPANG: In refuting plans of retiring from AirAsia, group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes today announced the new senior management line-up in line with the group’s new digitalisation strategy. “I am not resigning or retiring,” said Tony at a media briefing today. His comments came after denying the rumours of his retirement via a tweet post. “Laughable that there 6

December 12, 2017 4:28 PM Ryanair pilots intensify pan-Europe strike action

LONDON: Ryanair pilots turned up the heat on the embattled airline on Tuesday (Dec 12), with German pilots saying they were planning walkouts, while pilots in Ireland announced a one-day strike before Christmas. The powerful German pilots' union Cockpit said members would strike at Ryanair for better pay and conditions, although they insisted they would 7

December 12, 2017 11:41 AM Youths encouraged to join plantation and commodity sector

PUTRAJAYA: Youths are encouraged to take up jobs in the plantation and commodity sector, which is facing a shortage of more than 54,000 workers, by equipping themselves with specific skills and semi-skills needed. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong (pix) said as, at Sept 30, the number of workers involved in the oil palm, rubber 9

December 12, 2017 11:11 AM Americans perceive more corruption in Trump era: Survey

WASHINGTON: Americans believe US society has become markedly more corrupt in the year since President Donald Trump rose to power, according to a survey released Tuesday. Nearly six in 10 say they believe corruption has increased in the last 12 months, up from about a third in January 2016, according to Transparency International, a global corruption 7

December 11, 2017 1:08 PM Kuwait ruler names son defence minister in new cabinet

KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defence ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the previous government, which had been formed a year ago, resigned following a dispute with members of parliament who filed a no-confidence motion against a senior 9

December 11, 2017 8:04 AM Prasarana honoured again with ESQR Award

KUALA LUMPUR: Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) created another history when it was once again accorded the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) Excellence in Quality Award, after last year's award. The group's contribution in providing public transport services, which included Mecca's Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Southern Line (MMMSL) 6

December 9, 2017 12:57 AM Gal Gadot is IMDb’s top star of 2017

Cast member Gal Gadot poses at the premiere of ‘Wonder Woman’ in Los Angeles, California May 25, 2017. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Dec 9 ― The Wonder Woman star tops the list of 2017's most popular actors on the Internet Movie Database, or IMDb, ahead of Tom Hardy and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. After coming sixth in the 2016 ranking, Israeli star Gal Gadot 11

December 8, 2017 8:42 AM Grab Malaysia receives e-money licence

GrabPay Managing Director Jason Thompson with Grab Malaysia Manager Sean Goh (left) showing the QR code connecting apps at a payment system exhibition at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur December 8, 2017. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 — Grab, Malaysia and Southeast Asia’s leading e-hailing service, has received e-money licence for payments services from Bank Negara 13

December 7, 2017 2:40 PM France line up Colombia, Russia friendlies ahead of World Cup

Kylian Mbappe of France runs past coach Didier Deschamps during a training session in Paris. ― Reuters picPARIS, Dec 7 — France will play five friendly matches next year in the build-up to the World Cup in Russia, including a trip to the tournament hosts in March, the French Football Federation announced today. Didier Deschamps’ side will entertain Colombia 9