WASHINGTON (Jan 18): North Korea’s lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is expected to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.
Kim Yong Chol arrived in Washington on Thursday evening for his first visit since he came last June ahead of a landmark meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Efforts made since then to get Pyongyang to denuclearize appear to have stalled.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 18): The FBM KLCI rose after opening lower today as global investors took cue from a a report by The Wall Street Journal that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports.
Such sentiment led to anticipation of a thaw in the China-US trade war. At Bursa Malaysia, the KLCI opened 0.67 point lower at 1,682.30 at 9am. At 9:05am, the KLCI rose 0.21 point to 1,683.18.
KUALA LUMPUR: Mesiniaga Bhd has secured a RM1.9bil contract from Xiddig Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd to commission the core, metro distribution and access network system for the Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) project.