China To Launch Moon Simulator In 2020 

Government officials in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, have revealed plans to launch an illumination satellite, known as “artificial moon,” in 2020, according to Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Sci…

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South Korea holds rates amid growth risks, trade tensions

SEOUL (Oct 18): South Korea’s central bank kept monetary policy steady on Thursday for a seventh straight meeting, as it assessed new signs of softness in the economy and the potential fallout from global trade frictions.
The Bank of Korea decided to k…

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Putrajaya pays 1MDB Langat bond interest of RM208.8m

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): The government has made a payment of US$50.3 million (RM208.8 million) for the interest arising from bonds issued by 1MDB Energy (Langat) Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Speaking to reporters a…

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Gold prices unchanged at B18,900

The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 18,464.88 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments, and 18,800 baht per baht-weight for gold bars.

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Inject competition into monopolies, says AirAsia’s Fernandes

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): AirAsia Group chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has urged for competition to be injected into monopolies.
He also said it was incredible that companies which are monopolies do not care about their customers.
Wi…

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What’s Going On In Idlib, Syria’s Demilitarized Zone?

Authored by Stephen Lendman,

In mid-September, Putin and Turkey’s Erdogan agreed on establishing a 15 – 20 km-wide demilitarized zone in Idlib province along the Turkish border.

Russian and Turkish forces will control the zone, an offensive to libe…

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Leaked Files Confirm Julian Assange Plan To Move To Moscow

A month after the Associated Press published internal WikiLeaks files which suggested the transparency organization’s founder Julian Assange had since 2010 contemplated moving to Russia — outside the reach of US and UK authorities — newly released Ecua…

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KLCI remains in negative zone as sentiment stays tepid

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): The FBM KLCI remained in negative territory, tracking regional markets, as sentiment stayed tepid ahead of the tabling of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) mid-term review later today.
At 10am, the FBM KLCI dipped 1.44 points to 1,73…

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