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United States falling behind China in race to 5G wireless

In just three months of 2017, Chinese cell phone tower companies and carriers added more sites than the US had done in the previous three years.

VW braces for emissions, trade headwinds following profit jump

Issues for the rest of the year include increasing competition, the ongoing diesel scandal and “a new, more time-consuming test procedure” in the European Union.

Cathay plans job cuts overseas amid competition from China rivals

Cathay is reorganizing other teams to enable quicker and better-informed decisions to be made, following the redesign of its head office structure.

Government to review foreign access to local car market

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says even 'Milo tin' cars can enter the local market, but Malaysia's cars are not allowed into foreign markets.

Amazon expands in Cape Town, stepping up cloud rivalry with Microsoft

Amazon is advertising dozens of jobs in Cape Town, which played a key role in the early development of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-computing business.

India slams WhatsApp over deadly rumours

India has told WhatsApp to take "immediate action" after a spate of horrific lynchings sparked by false rumours being shared on the hugely popular smartphone messaging service.

LG Display is set to open China OLED plant, braces for...

SEOUL: LG Display Co. is close to starting OLED production at a new factory in Guangzhou to sell more of the next-generation screens, even...

Pharmaniaga issue: Think tank happy minister ready to review healthcare procurement

Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says 'opaque' agreements such as in the concession awarded solely to Pharmaniaga will improve public access to latest medicines and treatment.

Third of China’s vehicle makers risk extinction, BAIC’s Xu says

At least a third of China’s vehicle makers are set to get squeezed out of the business as the country opens up its auto market to global competition.

Daredevil pilots head for sandy beach in Belgium

A beach in Belgium will host the first-ever short take-off and landing aeroplane competition.

Timeless Tom Watson wins Masters Par-3 crown at age 68

Eight-time major champion Tom Watson became the oldest Masters Par-3 Contest winner at age 68, capturing the casual competition on Wednesday at Augusta National on the eve of the 82nd Masters.

USM holds contest on how to ‘convert’ gay students

The organisers of the contest, which was approved by the university, say they want to reach out to the LGBT community and help them.

Spotify soars in US$26 billion stock debut

Spotify on its first day has topped the market capitalization of other high-profile recent market entrants, including Twitter, Snapchat parent Snap and Dropbox.

Philippines, Malaysia put Uber-Grab deal under anti-competition scrutiny

The expanded scrutiny of the deal in Southeast Asia could pose a major hurdle to the US firm's attempt to improve profitability by exiting its loss-making regional operation.

Grab on anti-competition watch list after Uber stake buy

Minister Nancy Shukri says the Competition Act will come into force if there is any anti-competitive behaviour.

Bayern wary of another Sevilla surprise

Only Roma, who play Barcelona on Wednesday, might claim to face a more formidable task in the last eight but the Italians have at least grown familiar with the competition's knock-out rounds in recent seasons.

Uber-Grab deal infringes competition, says S’pore watchdog

The Competition Commission of Singapore proposes interim measures that will require Uber and Grab to maintain their pricing.

As Uber bows out in SEA, drivers and riders bemoan loss...

Many are expecting fares to go up with the reduced competition.

Zara and H&M shore up defenses as Internet threatens

Zara and H&M are trying to compete with Amazon, which has become the world's leading online clothes vendor, by using their stores to boost Internet sales.

Aircel’s failure won’t affect Maxis, says analyst

Analyst says institutional fund managers don’t react the way retail investors do to such news, so Maxis’ share price unlikely to drop.

IDEAS: Lack of affordable homes due to unfair govt competition

The think tank’s senior fellow says private developers are put off by unfair competition created in the market by the government.

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Vonn gone? Don’t bank on it just yet.

She also has expressed a strong desire to race in a men's event, probably at Lake Louise at the start of next season.

Buck up or lose out, Mustapa tells Proton vendors

International trade and industry minister says government can intervene in the beginning, but that 'business is market-driven' and vendors will eventually have to stand on their own feet.

Analyst: Shah Alam, George Town can lead the way for reforms

Penang Institute’s Wong Chin Huat says this includes initiating the use of public funds for political parties.