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June 23, 2018 11:47 PM Midfield maestros Modric, Rakitic the World Cup's best – Corluka

ROSHCHINO: Croatia can match their historic run to the World Cup semi-finals 20 years ago thanks to Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic forming the best midfield on show in Russia, according to defender Vedran Corluka. Rivals at club level with Real Madrid and Barcelona, Modric and Rakitic have teamed up at international level for over a decade. But after both netted 5

June 20, 2018 1:41 PM Malaysia's inflation rate in May rises at fastest pace in four months

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's consumer price index (CPI) increased 1.8% in May 2018 – the fastest pace in four months – to 121.1 compared with 119.0 in the corresponding month of the preceding year due to a strong recovery in transport prices. According to the Department of Statistics, among the major groups which recorded increases were transport (+3.8%); food & non-alcoholic 6

June 18, 2018 1:09 AM Alert on strong winds and rough seas

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (Met Malaysia) today issued an alert on strong Southwesterly winds of 40kph-50kph with waves up to 3.5m over the waters of Perlis, Kedah and Penang until Tuesday (June 19). Met Malaysia in a statement issued here today said the strong winds and rough seas were dangerous to small crafts, recreational 4

June 17, 2018 4:07 PM Kolarov stunner gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica

SAMARA, Russia: Aleksandar Kolarov said Serbia "won't be doing the maths yet" after his brilliant second-half free-kick grabbed a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica, with the Balkan side drawing first blood in their World Cup group in Samara on Sunday. The Roma defender made the crucial breakthrough early in the second half with a magnificent effort, and although 5

June 17, 2018 3:44 PM Freak wind causes havoc in SK Pekan Telipid

BELURAN: The roof of two buildings at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Telupid housing eight classrooms were blown away by sudden strong winds this evening. In the incident at about 3.30pm, the freak wind blew away several pieces of zinc roof sheets from a teachers' quarters and the school administration block. The windshield of a car in the garage of a school 4

June 17, 2018 12:25 PM Bursa trading velocity profoundly low during World Cup

PETALING JAYA: The trading velocity in Malaysia during the 2018 World Cup is expected to be subdued not just because of this event but also due to the festive season, according to MIDF Research. “We do not expect the World Cup event to change the fundamentals of all stocks under our coverage. Hence, we maintain our FBM KLCI year-end 2018 target of 1,800 points 6

June 15, 2018 11:36 PM Three things we learned today at the World Cup

SAINT PETERSBURG: The blockbuster clash of the day at the World Cup didn't disappoint as Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick denied Spain the perfect response to a turbulent week following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in a thrilling 3-3 draw in Sochi. Both sides will remain confident of progressing to the knockout stages as Iran shocked Morocco 1-0 in Saint 9

June 13, 2018 10:12 AM Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain coach: Spanish federation (Updated)

KRASNODAR, Russia: Spain sacked coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before the team's opening game against Portugal at the World Cup, Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales confirmed on Wednesday. In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, Real Madrid named Lopetegui as their next manager to start work after the tournament in Russia, sparking outrage 6

June 13, 2018 3:27 AM BAuto share price up on strong Q4 earnings

PETALING JAYA: Bermaz Auto Bhd's (BAuto) share price rose 2.15% this morning after its net profit for the fourth quarter ended April 30, 2018 more than doubled to RM57.19 million from RM22.21 million a year ago, largely due to higher revenue recorded by the domestic operations, improvement in gross profit margin as a result of the strengthening of the ringgit 11

June 11, 2018 7:16 AM Langkawi road users rise over 10% this Raya celebration

LANGKAWI: The number of vehicles booking the Roll-On, Roll-Off (RORO) ferry services at the Tanjung Lembong port here had shot up 10.94% in the current Hari Raya celebration period as compared to the corresponding period last year. Datuk Azizan Noordin, the chairman of Langkawi Port Sdn Bhd which operates the Tanjung Lembong Port said 2,241 vehicles 7