EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today

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

1. The World Bank has outlined three areas that Malaysia needs to focus on to improve ease business. 

2. Maxis Bhd saw its 3QFY19 net profit drop 30%, but still declared a 5 sen/share dividend. 

3. IOI Corp Bhd says there will be minimal impact to the group if India decides to ban Malaysian palm oil, as it looks to expand its oleochemical plant. 

4. IHH Healthcare Bhd has come out to clarify reports that it was looking to sell some of its investments in India. 

5. More than 60,000 e-hailing drivers nationwide have obtained their public service vehicle licence, with more on the way.