Authored by Kit Knightly via OffGuardian.com,
Things are spiralling out of control in Europe, faster than many predicted. Outside of Brexit, there is strong anti-EU feeling in Hungary, Spain, Italy, Greece and France. The EU is in danger of crumbling,…read more
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence in her leadership.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): A former chief executive officer of a Tabung Haji associate company, TH Heavy Engineering Bhd was ordered by the Sessions Court here today to enter his defence on five criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges and four charges for …read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): A latest study by Khazanah Research Institute, called the School-To-Work Transition Report, has dispelled a number of common perceptions among young working Malaysians, such as young people are “choosy”, have “unrealistic wage ex…read more
Conservative MPs are to vote later on whether or not Theresa May should stay as their leader.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): The FBM KLCI is looking set to reverse the losses the benchmark index suffered yesterday, mainly lifted by gains at banking counters like CIMB Group Bhd, Hong Leong Bank Bhd and Public Bank Bhd.
At 3.04pm, the FBM KLCI was up 12….
Process begins if Theresa May loses confidence vote of Tory MPsread more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd, the state-backed lender, is exploring a combination with the local unit of Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank as it seeks to become a universal Islamic bank, people familiar with the matter…read more
Great news for the northern neighbours, Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes that according to the Office for National Statistics, Scotland is the only nation in the United Kingdom to have experienced a significant reduction in alcohol-related deaths in the…read more
Tory Eurosceptics launch coup to seize control of the final stages of Brexitread more
Hundreds of armed officers search for a man who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): My E.G. Services Bhd shares fell 11 percent, more than any full-day drop since Oct 19, while Malaysia’s benchmark index advanced.
* Shares declined to 90 sen, lower than any close since July 12, from RM1.01 in the …
Michael Kovrig detained in Beijing after Huawei CFO arrested in Vancouverread more
The Sharks could turn to one of their former playmakers if they need to find a new coach.read more
More then 50 firefighters are battling an out-of-control fire at a food processing factory in Melbourne’s south-east.read more
Essendon are buoyed by the trade period acquisition of midfielder Dylan Shiel and the return to fitness of spearhead Joe Daniher.read more
Public institutions that have not yet signed on to the national redress scheme will be named by government in a public reporting program from early next year.read more
Australia has the sixth-highest life expectancy but with that comes higher rates of some diseases.read more
Positive news from overseas lifted the local market on Wednesday.read more
Activist investor is seeking higher margins and better governance at French spirits groupread more
Authored by Robert Wheeler via Daisy Luther’s Organic Prepper blog,
The recent protests in France seem to have caught everyone by surprise, particularly the French government. Macron’s government seems to have underestimated the demonstrations and the…read more
The prime minister will discuss the state of Brexit negotiations with both the taoiseach and DUP leader.read more
HANOI (Dec 12): Alphabet Inc’s Google is studying steps toward opening a representative office in Vietnam, the government of the Southeast Asian nation said on its website, citing Google’s Senior Vice President Kent Walker.
Despite economic reforms an…
A Syrian refugee who saved 18 people has been released from a Greek prison, after being accused of people trafficking.read more
Eyewitnesses described what they saw, as the shooting unfolded near a Christmas market.read more
The BBC investigates a $10bn (£8bn) Pentagon contract to store sensitive data in a cyber-cloud.read more
Matteo Salvini’s visit to Israel is yet another sign of a shift in global politics.read more
On Tuesday a top Russian military official slammed the United States for “illegally occupying” a massive zone in southwest Syria surrounding the American garrison of al-Tanf, effectively protecting some 6,000 armed militants that Russia has designated …read more
SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Economists have downgraded the outlook for Singapore’s 2019 growth rate for the second time in three months, a quarterly poll released by its central bank on Wednesday showed.
The economists expect Singapore – seen as a bellwether f…
The mother of Jack and Jennifer Edwards, the teenage siblings shot by their estranged father in Sydney, has been found dead at her home.read more
Last year markets were calm and volatility absent. In the past couple of months it has suddenly erupted.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak left the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex at 12.12pm after facing a charge over a 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) audit report.
Najib, attired in a navy blue lounge suit, flashed a smile b…
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Malaysia is well on its way to cross the threshold into high-income and developed country status in the coming years, said the World Bank.
In a statement today, vice president for East Asia and Pacific Victoria Kwakwa said Malays…
A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital with a stab wound to his chest but died.read more
The rise of Thailand’s ageing population has driven several property developers to team up with major hospital operators to provide a full scope of care facilities and services for senior retirement.read more
Socceroo Trent Sainsbury featured as the Dutch side helped Tottenham dump the Italian giants out of the competition.read more
David Millane released a statement on Wednesday, thanking the public and police for their support after the death of his daughter.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Putrajaya MP and ex-Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was charged again today with receiving RM2 million over land deals involving the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
News portal Free Malaysia Toda…
Roma is a breathtaking movie, and it’s best seen on the big screen, even if we have Netflix to thank for it.read more
The state’s Auditor-General is highly critical of Newcastle’s light rail project.read more
A 39-year-old man who repeatedly preyed on teenage girls using social media, offering drugs and cash in exchange for sex, has been jailed.read more
Falls Festival admitted negligence for the crowd crush in November, with lawyers gathering on Wednesday to hear if 80 people suing in a class action would need medical proof of “significant injury” to claim substantial damages.read more
The government’s thwarted plans to shrivel and starve Foodbank point to an endemic Coalition miserliness.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): theedgemarkets.com highlighted three stocks with momentum at Bursa Malaysia’s afternoon market close today. Two showed positive momentum while one had negative momentum.
Stocks with positive momentum were:
Carimin Petroleum Bhd –…
Lift won’t be splurged on two or three high-profile races.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) rose 4.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) in October, driven by the manufacturing, electricity and mining sectors, official data released on Wednesday showed.
IPI, which measures real production …
Australian Sailing president Matt Allen has lent his 60-foot Ichi Ban to John Winning Jr, who will sail along with his father.read more
An analysis of the NSW public health system highlighted incidents including instruments left in patients, the wrong medication being given, and the death of patients.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): The FBM KLCI rose 0.82% at the midday break and aimed to breach the 1,700-point level, in tandem with the regional rally.
At 12.30pm, the FBM KLCI rose 13.5 points to 1,666.13.
Gainers trailed losers by 334 to 338, while 284 coun…
The report spectacularly rejected claims by media companies that the ABC was undermining the level-playing field.read more
If the government wants major change at the ABC it will need to use a different review, which it is currently keeping secret.read more
Eurozone reaches milestone after four years but dovish tone will endure as risks mountread more
The NSW Labor opposition has promised to scrap bans and restrictions on over 600 venues in NSW, but remains committed to Sydney’s lockout laws.read more
The former Liberal Democrat peer, who was accused of sexual harassment, has resigned his position.read more
Authored by Richard Bitzinger via The Asia Times,
A recent decision by the Trump administration could have major implications for defense and security in Asia, although you could be forgiven for missing it, what with the Democratic landslide in the mi…read more
The Diplomat talks with Saturo Nagao about the trajectory of ties between Japan and India in the wider Indo-Pacific.read more
The Kartarpur Corridor may be a small initiative to create some goodwill and ease one pressure on both states.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): A gauge of expected volatility in Malaysia’s ringgit fell for the first time in three days as risk aversion eased amid signs US-China trade relations are improving.
* USD/MYR 1-month implied volatility drops 0.17 vol to 6.15
LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May faces an angry parliament Wednesday after delaying a key vote on her Brexit deal in a desperate move that leaves the agreement and her own future in limbo.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to using his position to order alterations to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report before it was tabled to th…read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy claimed trial at the Sessions Court here today over a charge related to the alteration of 1MDB’s final audit report.
Arul Kanda was charged with…
Human rights lawyer Julian Burnside says it’s Australia’s fault that Hakeem al-Araibi may be sent back to Bahrain.read more
ACT Brumbies and Wallabies back-rower David Pocock has won his third RUPA Medal for Excellence.read more
Shortly before the first headlines claiming that the conservatives’ 1922 Committee had finally reached the 48-letter threshold to call a no confidence vote in Theresa May hit the tape, Deutsche Bank analysts published an extremely timely update to its …read more
HONG KONG (Dec 12): Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales SA, the Madrid-based entertainment park operator, has agreed to buy a tropical-themed resort in Germany for 226 million euros (US$256 million).
The Spanish firm reached an agreement with a holdin…
Beijing is opening the door to overseas investment managers but it is unlikely to let the world’s biggest firms dominate its marketread more
Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
When it comes to the relationship of U.S. citizens to the politicians and bureaucrats in Washington D.C., there’s no indication that anything remotely resembling self-government is happening. Rath…read more
A world-leading, Adelaide-made 10MWh molten silicon energy storage system is on its way to Glenelg, where it will be tested at an SA Water treatment plant.
The post 1414 Degrees’ molten silicon biogas energy storage system set for trial in S.A. a…
Four Department of Planning employees were sacked or had their jobs abolished after allegedly making complaints.read more
Michael McCredie performed the first successful balloon valvuloplasty in Australia on a pregnant patient.read more
Trump’s comments came before a Vancouver court made a decision on Tuesday, US time, to grant the company’s financial executive bail.read more
The state planning authority ordered Landcorp to retain the bushland on the housing site; but Landcorp fought back.read more
Investors get cold feet about Mohammed bin Salman’s futuristic city projectread more
Company remains under firm control of chief executive accused of raperead more
Christian Sewing’s ‘new era’ hamstrung by repeated emergence of lender’s past problemsread more
Social Democrats face battle on distinguishing party from CDU under moderate leaderread more
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Malaysia’s October 2018 manufacturing sales rose 10.2% year-on-year to RM73.1 billion from RM66.3 billion, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
In a statement today, chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said …
First it was the North Korean hackers that were accused of somehow hacking into Sony’s unbreakable firewall. Then, for a period of almost three years, not a single computer, voting booth, or nuclear power plant appeared to be safe from the Russian hack…read more
The wind and solar boom is clearly adding to competition, but 5GW of battery storage in coming years will really focus the minds of incumbent utilities.
The post Know your NEM: Wind and solar is boosting competition appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,
The United States is not prepared for a catastrophic power outage, according to an alarming new report from the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC).
The report, titled Surviving a Cata…read more
WASHINGTON (Dec 12): President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it would be a mistake if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates when it meets next week, as it is expected to do, continuing his criticism of the U.S. central bank.
“I think that would be …
A McGowan Government-led forum today in Geraldton is examining opportunities to attract clean hydrogen projects to the Mid-West region.
The post Mid-West a frontrunner in new hydrogen economy appeared first on RenewEconomy.
The shock of rising interest rates isn’t just affecting the macro picture and grinding the US economy to a halt, but it is also having profound effects globally. In Canada, personal bankruptcies are on the rise as household debt lingers at, or above, a…read more
WASHINGTON (Dec 12): U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene with the U.S. Justice Department in the case against a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing.
“If I think it’s good fo…
Terror probe launched after gun attack near city’s popular Christmas marketread more
Following allegations of sloppy accounting, potential tax fraud and pay-to-play, the Clinton Foundation will be under a Congressional microscope this week after three whistleblowers have come forward and agreed to testify – one of whom secretly submitt…read more