Malaysia's trade with US expected to rise via TPP

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Malaysia's trade with US expected to rise via TPP 

By Elmi Rizal Elias

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 — Malaysia expects total trade with the United States to increase more than 70 per cent after it gains membership into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).

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International-brand laptop demand rises in Myanmar

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on International-brand laptop demand rises in Myanmar 

YANGON, Jan. 14 — Demand of international- brand laptop has risen over a couple of years in Myanmar due to the development of information and communication technology (ICT) and improvement of people's socio-economic life through ICT in the country, an exhibitor of Lenovo company told Xinhua Friday at a special sales exhibition on laptops launched at the Tatmadaw Hall in Yangon.

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Clinton lays out U.S. strategy on ties with China, welcomes China's rise

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Clinton lays out U.S. strategy on ties with China, welcomes China's rise 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday laid out U.S. strategy on relations with China, reaffirming that the United States welcomes China as a rising power.

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Moderate quake rocks Indonesia's West Papua

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Moderate quake rocks Indonesia's West Papua 

JAKARTA, Jan. 15 — A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia's West Papua province at 01:55 local time on Saturday (1855 GMT on Friday), the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said.

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Foreign ministry confirms no Malaysian casualties in Queensland flood disaster

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Foreign ministry confirms no Malaysian casualties in Queensland flood disaster 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 15 — The Foreign Ministry said that the Malaysian High Commission in Canberra had confirmed that there has been no reports of death or injury involving Malaysians as a result of the flood disaster in Queensland, Australia and that all Malaysians living in the affected areas are safe.

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Snow, rain to continue in southwest China over next 3 days

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Snow, rain to continue in southwest China over next 3 days 

BEIJING, Jan. 15 — Most parts of southwest China will experience snow or rain over the next three days, as the cold wave continues, the National Meteorological Center forecast Saturday.

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Obama, Georgian president discuss Caucasus security challenges

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Obama, Georgian president discuss Caucasus security challenges 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday met with his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili, and both leaders discussed security challenges in the Caucasus.

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Saudi Arabia confirms arrival of former Tunisian president

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Saudi Arabia confirms arrival of former Tunisian president 

RIYADH, Jan. 15 — Saudi Arabia confirmed Saturday that Tunisia's ousted president and his family have arrived in the kingdom.

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Fijian PM sends condolences for Brazil's devastating flood-caused mudslides

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Fijian PM sends condolences for Brazil's devastating flood-caused mudslides 

SUVA, Jan. 15 — Fiji's Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama on Friday sent his condolences to Brazil's President Dima Vana Rousseff for the devastating flood-caused mudslides in the country's southeast.

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Protecting IP can help attract investment

January 15, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Protecting IP can help attract investment 

HA NOI, Jan. 14 — A good intellectual property (IP) system could make a country more attractive to investment, delegates at a meeting of European and Asian organizations heard in Ha Noi yesterday.

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