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OPR increased by 25 basis points

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has increased the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 3.25 per cent at the Monetary Policy Meeting (MPC) as it decides to normalize the degree of monetary accommodation amid the economy being firmly on a steady growth path.

Philippines plans forced evacuations around erupting volcano

Philippine authorities who have declared a no-go zone around an erupting volcano said Thursday they will remove all holdouts, by force if necessary, to avoid casualties after tens of thousands of other residents fled to safety.

Vaping may be bad for kids, good for adults: study

Vaping, or smoking battery powered devices known as e-cigarettes, may encourage youths to start smoking but may also help adults quit, said a US review of scientific research out Tuesday.

Petrol, diesel down 1 cent

Prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel are all down by one cent to RM2.29, RM2.56 and RM2.31 per liter respectively.

Malaysia probes leak of organ donor details

Malaysia has launched an investigation after the details of 220,000 people who registered as organ donors were reportedly leaked online, the second big data breach in recent months.

Liow's chances tied to Adnan's fate

If Adnan opts to "retire" before GE14, Liow's winning chances could be impacted due to the loss of Malay voters supporting the MB.

Two students dead in US school shooting

A teenage boy opened fire with a handgun at a Kentucky high school early Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding more than a dozen people in the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

Pro-trade allies rally in Davos ahead of Trump visit

India and Canada rallied their pro-globalisation allies at the Davos business summit Tuesday as delegates braced for a potentially combative appearance by US President Donald Trump later in the week.

Plans for Thatcher statue outside UK Parliament rejected

Plans to erect a statue of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher opposite Parliament were blocked Tuesday due to concerns over its design and lack of support from her family.

Richest 1% made 82% of wealth created last year

The world's richest one percent raked in 82 percent of the wealth created last year while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam said Monday, as the world's elite prepared to mingle at the World Economic Forum in Davos.


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