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March 24, 2018 6:24 AM Spike Lee to teach online filmmaking class

Spike Lee is currently directing his upcoming movie 'Black Klansman,' for which he also co-wrote the script. — AFP picLOS ANGELES, March 24 — The legendary filmmaker, Spike Lee, is set to teach an online filmmaking class this summer, available for the bargain price of US$90 (RM353). Fancy learning the basics of filmmaking with Spike Lee? The American 4

March 24, 2018 5:59 AM Najib: Putrajaya achieved target of one million affordable homes

Najib said PR1MA products are in strong demand. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — The federal government has reached its target of providing one million affordable homes for Malaysians, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. He said a total of 139,338 houses have been built, 311,281 houses are in various stages of construction 6

March 23, 2018 5:14 AM Bursa down at mid-day

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Bursa Malaysia continued to trade lower at mid-day on concerns over a trade war. At 12.30pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 12.49 points lower at 1,864.38 from yesterday's close of 1,876.87. A dealer said US President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum yesterday that could impose tariffs of up to US$60 billion 4

March 23, 2018 5:02 AM Leading Index up 0.8% in January, economy seen strengthening between May to July

PETALING JAYA: The Leading Index (LI) and Coincident Index (CI) showed a good performance in January 2018 as compared to the preceding month, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia. "Thus, the Malaysia's economy is expected to continue to strengthen between May to July 2018," it said in a statement. The LI, which monitors the economic performance 5

March 22, 2018 11:44 PM Market rout lops US$71b from fortunes of world’s wealthiest

Warren Buffett, chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, speaks at a National Auto Dealers Association event in New York March 31, 2015. — Reuters picNEW YORK, March 23 — The fortunes of the world’s 500 richest people tumbled US$71 billion (RM278.3 billion) yesterday as markets plunged on heightened prospects for a trade war. Berkshire 5

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 9

March 21, 2018 12:45 PM Malaysia’s debt profile can mitigate currency, interest rate shocks, says Moody’s

Anushka Shah, assistant VP and analyst for sovereign risk group at Moody’s Investors Service, speaking during Moody’s Inside Asean Spotlight on Malaysia media roundtable in Kuala Lumpur, March 21, 2018. — Picture by Firdaus LatifKUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Malaysia’s debt profile, mainly funded by the ringgit, acts as a mitigating factor in the event of currency 3

March 21, 2018 11:01 AM Malaysia’s banking sector to benefit from stronger macroeconomic conditions in 2018, says Moody’s

Moody’s VP, senior credit officer, financial institutions group, Eugene Tarzimanov, speaking during Moody’s Inside Asean Spotlight on Malaysia media roundtable in Kuala Lumpur, March 21, 2018. — Picture by Firdaus LatifKUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Malaysian banks’ asset quality and profitability generally improved in 2017 and this trend is likely to continue 3

March 21, 2018 3:20 AM Malaysia on track to complete autonomous vehicle R&D by 2025, says deputy minister

Datuk Chua Tee Yong said in this regard, the automotive sector would remain competitive, with automated vehicles being in demand in the future. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Malaysia is on track towards completing autonomous vehicle research and development (R&D) by 2025, said International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister, Datuk Chua Tee Yong. He said in this regard 6

March 20, 2018 10:12 AM De Vos ends 14-year wait for Canada in Le Tour de Langkawi

Adam de Vos of Rally Racing celebrates winning the third stage of Le Tour De Langkawi 2018 from Kota Baru to Kuala Terengganu with a distance of 166km. — Picture by Ahmad ZamzahuriKUALA TERENGGANU, March 20 — Young rider Adam de Vos finally ended a 14-year drought for Canada to score the podium victory in the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) cycling race. The 24-year-old 5