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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 4

June 17, 2018 12:21 AM One dead, 5 seriously injured in Beluran accident

BELURAN: One woman died while five others were seriously injured after the car they were travelling in, skidded and hit the concrete wall of a drain at Kilometre 11 Jalan Beluran, today. District police chief Supt Sivanathan Velautaham said the dead who was a passenger in a Perodua Kancil had been identified as Warda Binti Faisal, 29, from Batu 8 Jalan 3

June 17, 2018 12:21 AM 3 Asean countries eye World Cup 2034

KUANTAN: Three Asean countries, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam may put in a bid to host World Cup 2034. FIFA Executive Committee member Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said, should any of the countries be successful, Malaysia might have the opportunity to co-host, if the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and the government were agreeable 3

June 16, 2018 10:40 AM Costa reminds Spain why they asked him to switch allegiance

Five years since the Brazilian-born forward turned his back on his home nation and "signed" for Vicente del Bosque's Spain, Diego Costa has finally given a big match performance to win Spanish hearts. Barcelona (dpa) - "Not enough luck and too much Ronaldo" was the front-page headline on Spain's Diario AS newspaper as the country did its best to look on the bright 5

June 16, 2018 9:06 AM Thai king granted full ownership of crown billions

BANGKOK: Thailand's king has been granted full ownership of the palace's multi-billion dollar assets under a law passed last year, according to a rare "explanatory note" published by the financial arm of the powerful but secretive monarchy. King Maha Vajiralongkorn inherited one of the world's great fortunes when he ascended the Thai throne following 3

June 15, 2018 11:40 PM Disco titans Chic boogie all night in return

NEW YORK: Disco-era titans Chic are returning with their first album in more than 25 years, with its songwriter, the producer extraordinaire Nile Rodgers, set to draw an all-star cast. The group, now formally called Nile Rodgers & Chic, announced that it is readying an album appropriately called "It's About Time," with a cover featuring two models that mirrors 7

June 15, 2018 11:35 PM Ronaldo toasts new career mark after hat-trick against Spain

SOCHI: Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his delight at setting another record in his remarkable career as his hat-trick against Spain on Friday allowed him to become just the fourth player to score in four World Cups. "I am very happy, it's a nice personal record to have, one more in my career," said the Portugal captain, whose goals secured a 3-3 draw for the European 4

June 15, 2018 12:26 PM Germany's emerging star Kimmich looking to be himself, not Lahm 2.0

Vatutinki, Russia (dpa) - Germany defender Joshua Kimmich often hears comparisons between himself and Philipp Lahm. But the up-and-coming star said Friday he is only playing his first World Cup and cannot yet match the accolades of the long-time Germany and Bayern Munich leader. "He played right back and characterized the Bayern and German national team for years 8

June 15, 2018 6:09 AM SoftBank plans US$60-100b investment in solar in India: Report

TOKYO: Japan's SoftBank is planning to invest between US$60-100 billion in a solar power project in India, a Japanese report said Friday, as the firm looks to expand its interests into various sectors. The report by public broadcaster NHK comes after SoftBank announced in March it would partner Saudi Arabia on a multi-billion dollar solar project that the company's 8

June 14, 2018 11:57 PM NASA astronauts install high-def cameras during spacewalk

TAMPA: Two US spacewalkers on Thursday outfitted the International Space Station with a pair of new high-definition video cameras designed to help to visit commercial spaceships dock there in the coming years. The work is part of an ongoing upgrade to the US$100 billion (RM 398.55 billion) orbiting outpost, adapting it for the arrival of a new fleet 7