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August 18, 2018 3:53 AM Asian Games: PM Mahathir congratulates national Under-23 football team

KUALA LUMPUR: The sensational win of the national Under-23 squad against South Korea in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 2018 Friday caught the attention of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Through his Twitter today, the prime minister congratulated the team, coached by Datuk Ong Kim Swee, for defeating South Korea 2-1. "Congratulations to the national 4

August 18, 2018 3:18 AM Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

WASHINGTON: Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points. Snedeker knew it would be hard to follow his Thursday performance, when he became just the ninth golfer to post a sub-60 round on the US PGA Tour. Unable to build 4

August 13, 2018 11:48 AM Samenta voices concern over possible move to new ministry

PETALING JAYA: Small and medium enterprises association of Malaysia (Samenta) has voiced its concern over the possibility of government agencies such as SME Corp and SME Bank, moved to the newly resurrected Ministry of Entrepreneur Development. "The current arrangement of placing SME Corp and the National SME Development Council within the Ministry of International 7

August 13, 2018 9:48 AM Bursa Malaysia ends lower on selling pressure

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended lower today on selling pressure across-the-board as market sentiment remained volatile due to external factors, dealers said. At 5pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was lower at 1,783.40, down 22.41 points, from Friday's close of 1,805.75. The index opened 2.10 points lower at 1,803.65 and moved between 8

August 10, 2018 7:54 AM Greek chic: Tsitsipas stuns Djokovic in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated his second seed in as many days at the Toronto Masters on Thursday, stunning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals. The Greek teenager, who turns 20 on Sunday, followed up his defeat of seventh seed Dominic Thiem, beating four-time champion Djokovic, seeded ninth 9

August 10, 2018 6:55 AM Nomura cautious on local stock market on possible macro risks, regime change

KUALA LUMPUR: Nomura, which has set end-2018 FBM KLCI target at 1,830 points, remains neutral on Malaysia's stock market, citing that macro risks and regime change may weigh on the country's equity market performance this year. However, its head of Malaysia Equity Research Tushar Mohata said at a media briefing today that possible upside would be premised 8

August 7, 2018 11:49 PM Boro swat aside Sheffield United, West Brom snatch first point

LONDON: Tony Pulis's Middlesbrough claimed an impressive 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Tuesday, while West Brom struck late at Nottingham Forest to grab their first point of the English Championship season. Middlesbrough, who scored twice late on to snatch a 2-2 draw at Millwall in their season-opener on Saturday, carried on from where they left off at the Riverside 5

August 6, 2018 1:22 PM Foreign funds bought RM348.9 million last week

PETALING JAYA: Global funds accumulated RM348.9 million net of local stocks last week, according MIDF Research. So far in 2018, it said global funds have been net buyers of Malaysian stocks for 15 out of 31 weeks. “After 13 uninterrupted weeks of foreign net selling of stocks listed on Bursa, global investors finally made their way to Malaysian shores 3

August 3, 2018 9:58 AM Malaysia garner a silver and bronze at World University Wushu

KUALA LUMPUR: The national junior wushu squad continued their commendable performance by adding a silver and a bronze medal on the second day of the 2018 FISU World University Wushu Championship in Macau, today. Malaysia who collected a bronze in the opening day yesterday, claimed a silver medal via Khaw Jun Lim in the men's Changquan event with 9.45 points 7

August 3, 2018 8:52 AM Risk of no-deal Brexit 'uncomfortably high': BoE governor

LONDON: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned Friday that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit was "uncomfortably high" and "highly undesirable" but still "unlikely" compared to other outcomes. "The possibility of a no-deal is uncomfortably high at this point," Carney told BBC radio. Carney, who is due to step down next year after Britain leaves 6