EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today

EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
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EVENING 5: Covid-19 cases top 7,000

Dirty dealings. Corporate battles. Consumer woes. Here are five things you need to know today. 

1. New Covid-19 cases continue to hit grim new milestones topping 7,000 today. Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah warns to “prepare for the worst”. 

2. Genting Malaysia Bhd seems unable to stop the bleeding as its net loss widens for 1QFY21. 

3. Petronas Gas Bhd and Petronas Dagangan Bhd report similar earnings stories. 

4. Sime Darby Bhd’s 3QFY21 net profit more than doubled, driven by its automotive division. 

5. Affin Bank Bhd’s net profit for 1QFY21 plunges 44% on lower net gains.