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RAM Sustainability assigns highest rating to Halpro under Asean Green SRI Sukuk

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — RAM Sustainability Sdn Bhd has assigned a Tier-1 Environmental Benefit (Tier-1 EB) rating to Halpro Engineering Sdn Bhd’s (Halpro) solar plant under its proposed RM195 million Asean Green sustainable responsible investment…


Wall Street learns the high cost of sexist comments

NEW YORK, Oct 21 — The #MeToo movement recently reached dramatically into the world of high finance, as one prominent Wall Street figure learned after losing the management of at least US$1 billion in assets over his disparaging remarks about…


RM180m export value generated at IGEM 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 – The International Sourcing Programme (INSP) generated export value worth RM180 million at the recent International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2019), indicating a growing interest…


Johnson & Johnson recalls 33,000 bottles of baby powder as FDA finds asbestos in sample

NEW YORK, Oct 19 — Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said yesterday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after US health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online….


EU, China, others, team up to coordinate ‘green’ investment financing

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 — The European Union, China, India and several other countries teamed up yesterday to coordinate rules and standards for trillions of dollars of private and public “green” investment needed over decades to prevent…


Environmentalists slam banks over Aramco IPO support

LONDON, Oct 17 — Banks aiding a stock market float for Saudi oil giant Aramco will be “devoid of all sincerity” regarding environmental and social concerns, green and rights groups jointly said today. Addressing directly chief executives of…


IMF trims 2019 China growth forecast as US tariffs bite

BEIJING, Oct 15 — The IMF trimmed its 2019 growth forecast for China today as the US trade war and weak demand at home take a toll on the world’s second-largest economy. The knock-on effects of the tariffs row and China’s slowing economy also…


In new headache, WeWork says it found cancer-causing chemical in its phone booths

NEW YORK, Oct 15 — Cash-strapped WeWork, the office-sharing company that is trying to negotiate a financial lifeline, has a new problem that may prove costly. It has closed about 2,300 phone booths at some of its 223 sites in the United States and…


No choice but to invest in oil, says Shell CEO

LONDON, Oct 15 — Royal Dutch Shell still sees abundant opportunity to make money from oil and gas in coming decades even as investors and governments increase pressure on energy companies over climate change, its chief executive said. But in an…


Total loses bid for palm oil tax break

PARIS, Oct 11 — France’s constitutional court rejected today a bid by oil firm Total to secure a tax break for using controversial palm oil to create biofuel. French legislators in 2018 excluded palm oil from biofuel inputs eligible for tax…