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July 20, 2018 6:32 AM Job vacancies drop 12.7% in Q4 2017: Statistics Department

PETALING JAYA: Job vacancies registered a negative growth of 12.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017) to 206,000, compared with 236,000 in the previous corresponding quarter, according to Department of Statistics (Dos). The jobs created also declined by 8.5% to 30,000 in Q4 2017 from 33,000 in the same period a year ago, it said in its maiden 5

July 19, 2018 3:09 AM Tek Seng drops 8.5% on photovoltaic solar biz halt

PETALING JAYA: Tek Seng Holdings Bhd saw its shares drop as much as 8.5% to 27 sen this morning after it announced the suspension of its photovoltaic solar business yesterday. At 11am, the counter was trading at 28.5 sen, down 1 sen or 3.4% with 840,400 shares changing hands. Tek Seng's 50.69%-owned subsidiary TS Solartech Sdn Bhd (TSST) decided to halt its entire 4

July 11, 2018 11:43 AM 12 students receive scholarship from Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today conferred the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship (BYDPA) for the 2018/2019 session to 12 students of higher institution of learning at Istana Negara here. The scholarship recipients were selected by the BYDPA Committee and Public Service Department (JPA) to further their studies at the Masters 8

July 7, 2018 6:46 AM Key points of Britain's post-Brexit trade plan

LONDON: Here are the key points of the British government's proposal agreed Friday for the future relationship with the European Union after Brexit, centred on a new "free trade area for goods". The plan says it would avoid checks on the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland and protect manufacturing supply lines, while also fulfilling domestic 11

June 26, 2018 1:25 PM Harley-Davidson using trade war as 'excuse' for move: Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his attacks on Harley-Davidson, accusing the motorcycle manufacturer of using the trade war as an "excuse" to move production for the European market out of the United States. "Early this year Harley-Davidson said they would move much of their plant operations in Kansas City to Thailand. That was long before 11

June 22, 2018 11:04 AM Comfort Gloves buys Perak land for RM13.22m

PETALING JAYA: Comfort Gloves Bhd is acquiring a piece of land measuring about 157,500 square metres in Kinta, Perak for RM13.22 million. The company said its wholly owned subsidiary Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries Sdn Bhd had on June 22 entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Nestle Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd for the land purchase 7

June 11, 2018 4:07 AM IPI up 4.6% in April 2018

PETALING JAYA: The Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 4.6% in April 2018 as compared with the same month of the previous year, supported by the increase in all indices manufacturing (5.3%), mining (1.8%) and electricity (5.8%), according to the Statistics Department. The manufacturing sector output rose by 5.3% in April 2018 after recording 8

June 11, 2018 4:01 AM Manufacturing sector posts RM65.5b sales in April 2018

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s April manufacturing sales recorded a growth of 8.2% to RM65.5 billion compared with RM60.5 billion reported a year ago, according to the Statistics Department. The significant increase in sales value in April was due to the increase in electrical and electronics products (13.9%), petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products 8

June 5, 2018 3:17 PM Exports in April up 14% to RM84.2b from a year ago

PETALING JAYA: Exports grew 14% to RM84.2 billion in April 2018 from a year ago, driven by electrical and electronic (E&E) products, refined petroleum, crude petroleum, timber and timber-based products, palm oil and palm oil-based products, while liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural rubber recorded decreases in export volume and average unit value 9

May 31, 2018 1:33 PM Illegal immigrant rehiring programme to end on June 30

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will be terminating the Rehiring Programme for illegal immigrants by the Immigration Department on June 30. Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said illegal immigrants who have been issued with valid work permit would be allowed in the manufacturing, construction, plantation, agriculture and service sectors under the programme 5