• DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 7 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • In this photo by A.M. Ahad, a relative of a victim cries in front of a monument erected in memory of the garment workers and others killed in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building two years ago in Savar, Bangladesh. Of the estimated $30 million needed, about $21 million had been paid or pledged as of last month, Human Rights Watch says. Bangladesh's $20 billion garment...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Southeast Asian leaders will seek to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China governing behavior in the disputed South China Sea at a summit next week, Malaysia's foreign minister said Friday. China, Taiwan and ASEAN members Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei have overlapping claims in the South China Sea.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 5 Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting- 0100 GMT. BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting. MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia announces interest rate decision- 1000 GMT.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 4 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at the global philanthropy forum- 1500 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting- 0100 GMT. BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • The campaign was meant to promote the U.S. chain's latest restaurant which was launched April 1 in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah state on Borneo, a rain-forested island refuge for the endangered orangutan. The large ginger primate is a treasured mascot of Sabah, on the northern tip of Borneo. Sabah Wildlife Department director William Baya said the...

  • The insurgents attacked Iraq's Baiji refinery a week ago by blasting through the security perimeter around it and taking over several installions, including storage tanks. Thousands of families have fled Anbar in recent days as Islamic State militants gained on Ramadi and local officials warned the city was about to fall. Two members of the Anbar provincial...

  • BEIJING, April 17- China does not plan to use either its new Asian Infrastructure Development Bank or Silk Road fund to finance the $46 billion Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, with money to come from both countries instead, a senior diplomat said on Friday. President Xi Jinping's trip to Pakistan next week is expected to focus on the corridor, a planned network...

  • LONDON, April 16- The lead market is on a tear. The least sexy of the industrial metals traded on the London Metal Exchange has surged by over 20 percent from its March lows to a current $2,040 per tonne. The impact on spreads and positioning is still evolving, not least because of follow-on hits on LME inventory such as this morning's fresh 15,500 tonnes of...

  • Soaring Asia household debt not fully captured Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:30 AM ET

    Household debt across Asia is raising red flags, but the official data may not capture the full picture for families around the region.

  • Malaysian police arrest editors in sedition probe Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:23 AM ET
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Police have arrested three editors from a Malaysian news portal on suspicion of sedition, their lawyers and authorities said on Tuesday.

  • BNM: We're not immune to FX volatility   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 6:21 PM ET
    BNM: We're not immune to FX volatility

    Speaking to CNBC in an exclusive interview, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), describes how volatility in the currency markets is impacting Malaysia.

  • Guess who's not invited to Pacific free trade pact Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    The China Shipping Container Lines CSCL Brisbane container ship departs Terminal 3 of Port Botany in Sydney, Feb. 6, 2015.

    After nearly a decade, talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership are nearing completion, according to people involved in the negotiations.

  • LONDON, March 18- The London Metal Exchange dropped something of a bombshell on its users last Monday when it warned it may have to suspend warranting activity at its Malaysian warehouses. The problem is Malaysia's introduction of a new Goods and Service Tax from April 1, 2015 and specifically whether it applies to LME-registered metal. Since a prerequisite...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ MELBOURNE March 18- Malaysia's customs agency hopes to reach an agreement soon with the London Metal Exchange, after the LME threatened to stop registering new metal in the country if a new tax was levied in two bonded zones there, a customs official said on Wednesday. Malaysia's Ministry of Finance and Customs will engage with the LME "in the near...

  • March 18- Malaysia's customs agency hopes to reach an agreement soon after the London Metal Exchange threatened to stop registering metal in the country if a new tax affects its two bonded zones there, local media reported on Wednesday. The world's top metals market has been seeking details on how a new Malaysian goods and services tax, due to come into effect...

  • LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 17- A new privately held Malaysian airline intends to buy 20 Bombardier Inc CS100 aircraft for $1.5 billion, in what could be the Canadian planemaker's first order in Southeast Asia for its long-delayed CSeries passenger jet program. The airline, called flymojo, could also buy 20 more aircraft, which would raise the value of the deal to...

  • US companies need to avoid euro's 'falling knife' Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Euro Dollar rates currency

    Currency strategist Mike Moran warns that as the euro falls, U.S. multinationals will have to stop playing the waiting game.

  • I'm a victim: Malaysia's Jho Low on 1MDB scandal   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    I'm a victim: Malaysia's Jho Low on 1MDB scandal

    Jho Low, CEO of Jynwel Capital, says the intense speculation over his alleged connection to the troubled 1MDB is a "politically-charged effort" engineered by Malaysian authorities.

  • SINGAPORE, March 9- Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent years, the number of fatal accidents...