Day: August 31, 2019

Straits Herald August 31, 2019

by Glenn CHAPMAN / with Rob Lever in Washington / AFP Twitter said Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted. The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 2000 GMT on the @jack account of the […]

Straits Herald August 31, 2019

China’s manufacturing activity contracted for a fourth month in a row in August, official data showed Saturday, as the US stepped up tariff pressure and domestic demand slowed. On Sunday, the US is expected to hit billions of dollars worth of Chinese products with 15 percent duties, in a sharp escalation of a bruising trade […]

Straits Herald August 31, 2019

Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia X has ordered 42 Airbus aircraft worth a total catalogue price of five billion dollars, Airbus said Friday. The Malaysian carrier has placed a firm order for 12 long-range A330neo planes and 30 medium-range A321XLR models, the European aircraft manufacturer said in a statement. Major purchases are often finalised at a […]