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Oil climbs from near 2-month low as trade talks resume

Boost comes as China and US engage in dialogue again.

Spike in haze-related diseases in Sarawak

Sarawak health ministry says cases of asthma, conjunctivitis has increased and advises high-risk people to take precautions.

No unusual hike in number of haze-related illnesses

Health ministry is monitoring diseases such as asthma, eye and respiratory infections which can result from exposure to the haze.

New water rates won’t burden the people, says govt

The water, land and natural resources minister says the increased tariffs may be announced by year-end.

India’s wild tiger population jumps to almost 3,000

Population numbers of tigers in India have risen steadily since falling to its lowest-recorded figure of 1,411 in 2006.

Glove makers complain of sudden rise in gas price

They claim they will have to sustain losses due to 3-day notice as contracts are usually signed 2-3 months earlier.

More now using PTPTN as savings fund

Deposits doubled to RM790 million in the National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) in the second half of last year.

Malaysia records 48% jump in FDI for 2018

Foreign investors intend to pump in RM80.5 billion across all sectors.

Claims of higher cost of business with SST due to lack...

The country's largest manufacturers' group says it will help investigate concerns highlighted by members.

Water tariffs expected to go up

Minister Xavier Jayakumar says the matter is being discussed by the individual state governments.

Act cautiously in investigating price hikes at KFC, McDonald’s, govt urged

A chamber of commerce and others say the government should also consider the impact of any decision it makes on business sentiments and the free market economy.

Budget increase for MACC is good, say anti-graft NGOs

Transparency International Malaysia says considering the country’s current economic condition, the increase is a fair one while C4 says MACC must be made “fearlessly independent”.

Ministry: Number of heart specialists will be increased

At present, there are only 30 to 40 cardiologists in government hospitals.

Will there be a SST song now? Najib wonders as prices...

Former prime minister says in the past, Lim Guan Eng criticised GST as cause of rising prices but now attributes multiple factors for price hikes.

MTUC pans ‘beggarly’ increase in minimum wage

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress says the increase of RM50 for the peninsula and RM130 for Sabah and Sarawak is a 'pittance'.

SST starts today but most traders will be selling at old...

This is because, business operators say, they have yet to get the new price list of goods from suppliers.

Report: Investors not impressed with PH’s economic policies

The Nikkei Asian Review reports that capital outflow has increased and the ringgit and stock market are not doing well as the government has not come up with new economic policies that inspire confidence.

Johor to raise price of raw water it sells to Singapore

Menteri Besar Osman Sapian says the new price is likely to be the same as the raw water price set for the Melaka government that is 50 sen for every 1,000 gallons.

Indian tourist visa rates up, 6-month visa scrapped

Cheapest rate is RM320, from the previous RM200 per person.

HeiTech revenue up 18% on strong IT segment

Revenue increased to RM426.9 million compared to RM362.6 million in 2016.

Washington votes to raised tipped workers’ wages

The Minimum Wage Amendment Act, or "Initiative 77" as the ballot measure is known, has divided restaurant employees and owners and sparking a heated debate in Washington.

Inflation for May likely to increase, says RAM Rating

This is due to the growth in retail fuel prices, the rating agency says.

China agrees to import more from US, no sign of $200...

China has agreed to increase the amount of goods and services purchased from the US but made no mentioned to the 200 billion dollars the US announced.

Najib: Don’t be duped that GST will go up

Najib describes this claim as a 'big lie' by opposition.