Trump defines foreign policy down

After Donald Trump’s “major” foreign policy address, the chairman of the United States’ Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Bob Corker, announced that he was very impressed, extolling “the broadness, the vision” of the speech.

Oh, for the love of books

She is on a mission to spread knowledge and love of reading among students and she is doing it her way.

Give BN the mandate to ensure continuous development, says Najib

Barisan Nasional need the mandate from the people of Sarawak in the state election to continue the development agenda that has yet to be completed said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Towards creating global champions

Mid-way into the 10-year National Transformation Programme (NTP), the results are quite clear.

Developing skills in technology is the future now

Nothing is more important now than working on the right education policies, and social and economic infrastructure, while companies need to understand how to achieve organisational change and equip their staff with skills for the future

Apple Reports First Quarterly Sales Drop Since 2003 as iPhone Stumbles

Tech giant misses expectations for profit, revenue, but CEO dismisses concerns that it is in decline

Chances of EU-US trade pact 'fading': France

The chances of reaching agreement over an ambitious US-EU free trade deal are "fading", France's minister of state for foreign trade said on Tuesday

S&P strips ExxonMobil of coveted triple A rating

ExxonMobil was stripped of its long-held triple A rating by credit agency Standard & Poor’s on Tuesday as the precipitous crude price rout adds strain to the US oil major’s balance sheet.

Alibaba weighs appeal against HK panel ruling that healthcare deal broke takeover code

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said it's considering whether to launch an appeal against a Hong Kong regulator's finding that it breached takeover rules by buying an effective majority stake in a healthcare firm in 2014 without extending the offer to all of it...

Najib: NTP has delivered impactful results & addressed socio-economic needs

The National Transformation Programme (NTP) has delivered impactful results for the country while addressing the crucial socio-economic areas.

AG Says He Enjoys His Job, Takes Critics In Stride

Despite facing various criticisms for the past eight months he has been in office, Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said he enjoyed his job and would take criticisms as a challenge.

India revokes passport of drinks tycoon Vijay Mallya

India has revoked the passport of business tycoon Vijay Mallya accused of hiding in Britain over huge debts from his defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

Post-Brexit UK-U.S. trade deal could take a decade, Obama tells BBC

A trade deal between Britain and the United States could take five to 10 years to negotiate if Britain votes to leave the European Union at a June 23 referendum, U.S. President Barack Obama told the BBC in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

Healthy progress

When Lynn Yeh’s parents decided to emigrate from Taiwan to Australia in 1989 they told their five children: “When we get to Australia you must work hard because there will be no turning back.” Upon arriving in Sydney, the then 19-year-old had no friends and just a smattering of ...

Wang's Magic Wanda

For the private-equity firms and funds that found themselves stuck when China last month closed off avenues for overseas-traded companies to relist at home, the nation's richest man has a solution.

Tenants Rule as Singapore's Home, Office and Retail Rents Drop

Home rent index declined 1.3% in first quarter, URA data show. Office rents fell 2.1% and retail slumped 1.9%, data show.

Panama, tax havens and inequality — Jomo KS

The recent Panama revelations have highlighted some problems associated with illicit financial flows, as well as tax evasion and avoidance, including the role of enabling governments, legislation, legal and accounting firms as well as shell companies.

Have prices of high-end homes bottomed in S’pore?

ON April 1, URA released its flash estimate of the private residential price index for 1Q2016. While the overall price index fell 0.7% q-o-q, prices of non-landed homes in the high-end segment, or Core Central Region (CCR), bucked the trend, notching up 0.4%.

Founder of China's Tencent to give US$2b in shares to charity

The founder of China's Tencent Holdings Ltd, Pony Ma, said he plans to donate 100 million company shares, worth more than US$2 billion, to the firm's charity foundation in one of China's biggest philanthropic pledges ever.

China launches yuan gold fix to boost power in global bullion market

Benchmark price to be set twice daily. Bullion industry long dominated by London. China top producer, importer, consumer of gold.

Making US politics better

In the middle of this depressing presidential campaign, I sometimes wonder, how could we make politics in the United States better?

Tom Jones' wife Linda loses a secret battle with cancer... Why their marriage was an enduring love story

Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, better known as Linda, died on Sunday. Singer was with her when she died at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Couple met in Pontypridd when they were 12 and married at 16 in 1957. Despite Sir Tom's self-confessed adultery he remained devoted to wife.

Inspirational story of the unknown Yorkshire vicar's son who's become a global golf superstar overnight

As his main American rival, Jordan Spieth, fell by the wayside and it dawned on Willett that he had bagged one of golf’s most prestigious trophies — and with it a cheque for £1.2 million — the usually steely young man from Sheffield sucked the air in disbelief.

Waitrose's latest TV advert... filmed by a cow called Mo

Supermarket straps camera to animal in bid to shop shoppers how much it cares about their welfare. ‘Cow cam’ idea is part of a landmark initiative by the supermarket giant. To convey healthy welfare of animals, a live stream will be set up at its farm. Images will broadcast to UK&rsqu...

We're all going to hell in a hijab

Richard Littlejohn says it is time our head-in-the-sand politicians take serious heed of Trevor Phillips's comments about Muslim attitudes.

Last call on the fish pier

When Chen Wanqing set out in pursuit of the knife fish along the Yangtze River last month, the 40-year-old former chef says he had "subconsciously" awaited the pleasure for a year. He and his buddies "reunite in the name of the knife fish" every spring, as they have for the pa...

'Silver surfers' ride a wave of modernity

Smartphone classes for seniors in Beijing have resulted in the elderly becoming increasingly tech-savvy and using the mobile internet and instant-messaging apps to stay in contact with family and friends, as Peng Yining reports.

Reality check: the FT dissects pro and anti-Brexit claims

How sound are 5 ‘facts’ from each side about the future of Britain outside the EU?

Dame Helen Mirren reveals she's keen to increase her inking collection

She teased that she would like 'a whole sleeve' of snake tattoos running on her arm in a 'curving pattern'

Aspiration not a dirty word, says Cameron

PM launched defence of aspiration and right to ‘make money lawfully’. David Cameron angrily hit back at critics of his family’s tax affairs. Said late father had been ‘traduced’ as a tax dodger for Panama fund. Also savaged Labour as ‘enemy of aspiration’...

Why Britain will never get what it wants in Europe

Seventy times, we tried to block EU laws. Seventy times, we failed. Euro MP DANIEL HANNAN lays bare our impotence in Brussels.

Gearing up for green move

RECYCLABLE waste will be collected on Saturdays from landed housing areas when the waste segregation at source scheme is implemented in Penang in June.

Eco-challenge for schools on island

FORTY primary schools and 19 secondary schools on Penang island have signed up for the Green School Award 2016 (island level) competition so far.

Opec’s days as economic force are ‘over’

Opec’s economic power is broken, says the unofficial historian of the oil industry, who has argued that the association of oil exporting countries has become irretrievably divided and is unable to reverse the current slump in crude prices.

Ben Silbermann, Pinterest: going global, modestly

Unassuming co-founder leads expansion as the scrapbook site looks to grow into its $11bn valuation

Cameron sets out to defend his financial affairs

David Cameron says he has done nothing wrong and has nothing to hide but this may offer scant protection on Monday as he sets out to defend his financial affairs in a volatile House of Commons.

Malaysia to introduce ‘holistic biodiversity law’

Malaysia is introdu­cing a “holistic biodiversity law” for environmental protection, aimed at filling the gaps and marry existing laws into one new, comprehensive Act.

Riding on emotions

Chinese consumers are seen as volatile and fickle - and companies are racing to keep up with their changing tastes

Say NO to dead tigers

In 2009, the nation committed to double the number of wild tigers to 1,000 by 2020 under the National Tiger Action Plan, which spells out the measures needed to boost tiger numbers. With barely four years left to the deadline, we may have to concede defeat. Our tiger population has not grown, but...

No need to turn back time! Cher, 69, and her mom, 89, display age-defying beauty in Twitter pic with astonishingly smooth skin

She turns 70 in May, and her mother will be 90 in June. But you wouldn't guess it from the photo Cher tweeted on Sunday.

Sterling fears mount as Britain nears vote on EU

The cost of buying protection against a plunge in the value of sterling after the EU referendum has soared to levels higher than those seen during the 2008 financial crisis, as fears of Brexit mount in financial markets.

Investment strategy: The new property barons

As rivals went bust, Blackstone has emerged as the world’s largest real estate investor.

China flush with toilets after campaign to boost tourism

President Xi Jinping’s support for a campaign to build thousands of public toilets at tourist sites in China has ushered in a golden age of lavatory construction, as the government seeks to promote travel as a new economic growth engine.

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Top companies honoured at the 8th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards 2016 in Laguna Bali Resort, Indonesia

Top companies honoured at the 8th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards 2016 in Laguna Bali Resort, Indonesia. Among winners are PT Jawa Power, YTL Hotels and YTL Cement.

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh Listed in 2016 Prestige Power 300

The Asia-centric Prestige Power List, brought to you by Franck Muller, brings together 300 of the most influential movers and shakers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand. Whether a head of state, captain of industry, philanthropist, advocate or innovator, each hold...

Bright Young Things: Tanya Steven of AHNDE

Tanya Steven's love for fashion comes with an extra appreciation for the mechanics of it, something she describes as “the perfect balance of art and science”.

School's learning programme encourages parent participation

ALMOST a year after work started to turn a classroom in SJK Sam Tet into what is now known as the Frog Classroom, the school recently unveiled the new learning space. <p>

The special classroom, boasting bright blue exterior and colourful boards at the back of the class, is the fir...

Dr Francis Yeoh honoured by Muhammad Ali Foundation and Celebrity Fight Night

Accepting the award from Ali’s wife Lonnie Ali, Dr Yeoh said: “Thank you Lonnie and to everyone here tonight. I’m just so shocked and surprised to be among the honourees.

“The most amazing thing I did during my time...

Malaysian Designers Shine On The Catwalk At Starhill Gallery Fashion Week 2016

Malaysian designers took centre stage during day three of Starhill Gallery Fashion Week’s four-day fashion showcase of the latest Spring/Summer 2016 collections. Three renowned Malaysian designers were given the opportunity to showcase their collections on the catwalk. Justin Yap debuted hi...

YTL's YES Official Broadcast Partner of ASTRO Bringing Full Coverage of EURO 2016 To Malaysian Screens

Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications, said, “The collaboration with ASTRO as the official Broadcast Partner for the coverage of UEFA EURO 2016TM in Malaysia is fitting as it provides yet another avenue for Yes to connect with Malaysians and their passion for football. We are excited to pa...

Serving Up The Latest Fashion Offerings At Starhill Gallery Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

Vice President of YTL Land & Development Bhd, YTL Hotels and Properties, Joseph Yeoh, said, “Starhill Gallery epitomises fashion and our portfolio of the best fashion brands is constantly growing. Now in its sixth year of organising the Starhill Gallery Fashion Week, it gives us pleasur...

Construction, ERL and telco business to drive YTL Corp earnings

The management of YTL Corp expects its construction, ERL and telco business to be the main earnings driver for the financial year ending June 30, 2017.

Affin maintains its Hold call on YTL Corp with an unchanged target price of RM1.52 based on 10% holding company discount to our RNAV of...

YTL's The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur relaunched with style & distinction

The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur celebrated the official relaunch of the hotel with much glitz and glamour. The grand occasion was officiated by His Royal Highness The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Shah. Aptly themed Puttin’ on the Ritz, the celebration marks a milestone and a new ph...