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JAMES ROBERTO

JAMES ROBERTO
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A multimedia journalist focused on producing articles about controversial global issues specifically on business, economy, politics, and technology. A strong believer in freedom of the press and exposing the wrong. only through engagement and communications can we as humans evolve. An accredited member of a leading local broadcast media organization.

Eurojust Facilitates Crackdown on €645 Million Medicinal Cannabis Investment Fraud Across...

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Europe, 22 April, 2024 Eurojust has played a pivotal role in assisting national authorities throughout Europe in combating a significant fraud scheme involving counterfeit...

Canadian Conman Patrice Runner Sentenced to 10 Years for Orchestrating $175m...

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Canada, 22 April, 2024 A Canadian conman, Patrice Runner, 57, holding citizenship with both Canada and France, has been sentenced to 10 years in...

The Battle for Democracy Amidst the Swell of Wealth

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Delve into the complex landscape where democracy clashes with the swell of wealth, unraveling the consequences of financial support for anti-democracy candidates. Explore the intricate connections between wealth, politics, and neofascism, and join the call for a pro-democracy movement to shape a resilient future.

Philippines and U.S. Forge Maritime Unity Amid South China Sea Tensions

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Dive into the collaborative efforts of the Philippines and the United States as they forge maritime unity amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea. Gain insights into the geopolitical landscape and the shared commitment to regional stability.

BREAKING NEWS: High-Level Leak Exposes Alleged Corporate Scandal Involving MAA Group...

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A high-level leak has exposed an alleged corporate scandal involving Tunku Dato' Yaacob Khyra, a director of MAA Group Berhad. The leaked whistleblower report accuses Khyra of fraudulent misrepresentation and severe breaches of fiduciary duties, pushing FBM Hudson Italiana to the brink of financial ruin. Stay tuned as this explosive story continues to unfold.

Industrial Shares Show Strength in Broadening Stock Market Rally | Stay...

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Industrial Shares Show Strength in Broadening Stock Market Rally Industrial shares are exhibiting remarkable strength, signaling a broadening stock market rally that is capturing analysts'...

Three nations to be largest sovereign sukuk issuers

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KUALA LUMPUR: According to Moody’s Investors Service, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Turkiye will overtake Saudi Arabia. As the leading sovereign issuers in 2023–2024. Which had...

Vietnam lures US$3.1 billion in FDI in first two months of...

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In the first two months of 2023, Vietnam committed $3.1 billion in total foreign direct investment. This is a 38% decrease from the same...

EV-related stocks advance after Tesla gets approval to import electric vehicles...

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KUALA LUMPUR: Following the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s (Miti) approval of Tesla’s application to import battery electric vehicles (BEVs) into Malaysia. The...

New China-Laos-Thailand train builds efficiency for China and Asean trade

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BEIJING: The China-Laos Railway’s extension, the round-trip China-Laos-Thailand train, was successfully launched. Trade between China and Asean members is anticipated to gain new momentum...

Hope fading as deaths in Turkey, Syria earthquake surpasses 15,000

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Stretched rescue crews labored through the night in Turkey and Syria looking for signs of life. In the rubble of thousands of buildings that...

Europe bans Russian diesel, other oil products over Ukraine

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FRANKFURT Germany: In an effort to reduce its reliance on Moscow for energy and as retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine. Europe put a...

Malaysia’s total trade up 8.6% to RM236bil in December 2022

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Malaysia’s total trade for December 2022 amounted to RM236.0 billion. An increase of 8.6 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y). With exports rising 6.0 per cent...

CIA director visits Kyiv, meets with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy

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Washington, D.C. According to a U.S. official, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and CIA Director William Burns met in Kyiv last week. This was the most recent...

Chile ratifies CPTPP, a big opportunity for Malaysian businesses: Tengku Zafrul

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KUALA LUMPUR: According to Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Chile's decision to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive...

EU to mobilise RM47bil for Asean investments

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PETALING JAYA: The European Union (EU) and its member states have announced a mobilization of €10 billion (US$10.59 billion or RM47.04 billion). As part...

Global semiconductor equipment sales to hit record US$108.5bil this year

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PETALING JAYA: The Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers Industry, based in the US. Predicts that global sales of all semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers...

Asia stocks edge up despite global growth worries.

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Hong Kong and China stocks helped up Asian shares despite mounting concerns about an impending economic slowdown and the speed at which the Federal...

Retail loan growth likely to remain strong

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PETALING JAYA: Despite waning sectoral tailwinds, banking stocks are still regarded as “safe” investments. In the face of potential economic difficulties. “The banking industry can...

RHB Bank on course to meet KPI targets

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Despite the difficult operating environment, RHB Bank Bhd is on pace to achieve the majority of its key performance indicator (KPI) targets for the...

KLCI falls as investors take profit, ringgit at 4.4760

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On Friday, the Ringgit increased its advances and reached a three-month high. At 5 pm, the local currency was trading at 4.4760, up 0.43%...

Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

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Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022: Leaders from the Asia-Pacific region demanded an end to Russia's conflict with Ukraine and committed to guiding the...

Brunei gets top ranking for business regulation from top international economic...

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Brunei has performed very well in regulation and secured second ranking globally. According to the Canadian conservative think tank, Fraser Institute’s...

Malaysia unlikely to go into recession due to economic diversification

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is not likely to slip into a recession due to the diversified structure of its economy. Which is less dependent on...

Bank Negara raises OPR by 25bps to 2.5%, as expected

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) raised its overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points (bps) to 2.5% on...

Oil prices ease on symbolic OPEC+ output cut

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SINGAPORE: OPEC and allied oil-producing countries, including Russia, made a small trim in their supplies to the global economy. Underlining their unhappiness as recession...

Maybank to facilitate the trading of shariah-compliant securities on Bursa under...

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KUALA LUMPUR: Under the Islamic Securities Selling and Buying — Negotiated Transaction (ISSBNT) framework Bursa Malaysia has added Maybank Investment Bank Bhd(Maybank IB) as...

Standard Chartered Malaysia Launches SmartStocks

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KUALA LUMPUR: Standard Chartered Malaysia has launched SmartStocks, a one-stop online share trading platform. Bringing clients the convenience of trading on 12 exchanges across...

IMF set to provide $2.9 billion to help crisis-hit Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: The International Monetary Fund has reached a preliminary agreement to provide Sri Lanka with $2.9 billion, over four years to help...

Japan, US hold navy drills off Koreas amid nuke test worry

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TOKYO Japan: U.S. and Japanese warships, led by the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group. Is conducting their joint naval exercise in waters between...

Poland-Ukraine ties seen as a target of Russian disinformation

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WARSAW, Poland: Days before Poland’s Independence Day in November, vandals painted the blue-and-yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag on monuments in Krakow. The vandalism,...

The US doubts the new Russian war chief can end Moscow’s...

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WASHINGTON USA: Russia has tapped a new Ukraine war commander to take centralized control of the next phase of the battle. After its costly...

UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

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UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the world organization’s leading human rights body. Over allegations of horrific rights violations...

UN to vote on suspending Russia from the rights council.

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UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly will vote on whether to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s premier human rights body. The move was initiated...

Asia’s US$350bil gas projects intensify the clean energy debate.

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SINGAPORE: Asia is pumping billions of dollars into new gas infrastructure. Making the region pivotal in a debate over the role of fossil fuels...

The US to seek Russia’s suspension from Human Rights Council.

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BUCHAREST, Romania: The United States plans to seek a suspension of Russia from its seat on the U.N.’s top human rights body. Pointing to...

Ukraine accuses Russia of the massacre, a city strewn with bodies.

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BUCHA, Ukraine: Bodies with bound hands, close-range gunshot wounds, and signs of torture lay scattered in a city on the outskirts of Kyiv. After...

Ukrainian forces retake areas near Kyiv amid fear of traps.

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KYIV, Ukraine: Ukrainian troops moved cautiously to retake territory north of the country’s capital on Saturday using cables. To pull the bodies of civilians...

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan protests to the U.S. about alleged...

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government handed an official protest to the U.S. embassy on Friday over what it called...

Poland to end Russian oil imports; Germany warns on gas.

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WARSAW, Poland: Poland announced steps to end all Russian oil imports by year’s end. While Germany issued a warning about natural gas levels and...

Russians shift focus from Kyiv, scaling back goals in war?

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WASHINGTON USA: Russian forces in Ukraine seem to have shifted their focus from a ground offensive aimed at Kyiv the capital. Instead, prioritize what...

Ukraine reports 300 dead in airstrike on Mariupol theater

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KYIV, Ukraine: About 300 people were killed in the Russian airstrike last week on a Mariupol theater that was being used as a shelter....

Singapore core inflation cools while acceleration risks loom

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SINGAPORE: Core inflation in Singapore cooled slightly last month. But is expected to pick up further in the near term, setting the stage for...

NATO, in Arctic training drills, faces up to Putin’s ‘unpredictable’ Russia.

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BARDUFOSS, Norway: NATO must face a Russian adversary that is more unpredictable and ready to take greater risks to project power in Europe. A...

Trudeau reaches deal to keep his party in power till 2025

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Toronto Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his Liberal Party has reached an agreement with the opposition New Democratic Party. That would keep his...

EU slams ‘war crimes’ in Ukraine but new sanctions unlikely

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BRUSSELS Belgium: European Union countries accused the Russian armed forces of committing war crimes in Ukraine. But appeared unlikely to impose new sanctions on...

Boris Johnson: Russian win would bring ‘age of intimidation’

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LONDON UK: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a “turning point for the world.” Arguing that a victory...

Amazon closes $8.5B deal to acquire Hollywood studio MGM.

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Amazon announced it has closed its acquisition of Hollywood studio MGM. Two days after European regulators said the deal “would not significantly reduce competition”...

Council of Europe expels Russia from human rights body.

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STRASBOURG, France: The Council of Europe on Wednesday expelled Russia from the continent’s foremost human rights body in an unprecedented move over Moscow’s invasion...

War censorship exposes Putin’s leaky internet controls

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BOSTON: Long before waging war on Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin was working to make Russia’s internet a powerful tool of surveillance and social control...

Russian airstrike hits base in western Ukraine kills 35 several injured.

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LVIV, Ukraine:  Ukrainian authorities said Russian missiles pounded a military training base near Ukraine’s western border with NATO member Poland, killing 35 people. The...

Biden bans Russian oil, warns of higher prices at US pumps.

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WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. will ban all Russian oil imports. Toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its...

Indian food delivery startup raises funds as it eyes expansion

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Swiggy, India's largest online food ordering and delivery platform, announced that it plans to expand to new businesses after it bagged additional $43 million in...

Luckin Coffee fraud scandal tarnishes China’s corporate image

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Instead of helping China’s business sector thrive, the Xiamen-headquartered coffee chain has threatened to shut the gates of foreign investments to the country, according...

A New War? China cuts emergency medical supply orders, blocking...

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The world’s two largest economies seem to be engaged in another battle, this time it’s not about trading, but about the purchase and delivery...