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  • World stocks mostly higher ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was up 0.4 percent at 4,425.75 and Germany's DAX added 0.3 percent to 9,665.27. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent to 6,798.69. CHINA BANKS: Sentiment was boosted by news reports that China's central bank will inject a total of 500 billion yuan into the five biggest state banks over three months.

  • *SocGen, BTMU, Goldman set up sukuk programmes since June. Sept 14- Islamic bond programmes from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry purists.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 12- The volume of open positions in Malaysian palm oil futures jumped to a record high this week, suggesting the market may be bottoming out after falling to its lowest price in more than five years.

  • *Expected to be at least $500 million with 5- year tenor. DUBAI/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4- Goldman Sachs is reviving plans to raise at least $500 million with its first issue of Islamic bonds, a sign that Islamic finance is going mainstream as big conventional banks seek to tap Middle Eastern money.

  • *Issue expected to be at least $500 million. DUBAI/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4- Goldman Sachs is reviving plans to issue at least $500 million worth of Islamic bonds, a sign that Islamic finance is going mainstream as big conventional banks seek to tap Middle Eastern money.

  • Malaysia Airlines scraps 'bucket list' promo title Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia Airlines has scrapped the title of a promotional competition asking people what activities and destinations are on their "bucket list" after acknowledging it was inappropriate given the two deadly disasters it has suffered this year.

  • MUMBAI, Aug 30- India's federal police have filed charges against a former minister, his media mogul brother, and a Malaysian tycoon over alleged corruption to help Malaysia's Maxis group take control of an Indian mobile phone carrier eight years ago.

  • Chinese naval push could affect global trade Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Coast guard vessels from China (rear) and Vietnam in a disputed part of the South China Sea near China's oil drilling rig, May 14, 2014.

    Tensions in the South China Sea may seem far off to Western investors, but any conflict in the region could affect the world economy.

  • *Malaysia Airlines to cut staff by 30 pct to 14,000. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29- Malaysia Airlines will slash nearly a third of its 20,000 workforce and cut back its global route network as part of a radical 6 billion ringgit restructuring following the devastating impact of two jetliner disasters.

  • *Malaysia Airlines to cut staff by 30 pct to 14,000. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29- Malaysia Airlines, the country's loss-making flag carrier, will cut 30 percent of its workforce as part of a sweeping restructuring that will cost 6 billion ringgit, majority investor Khazanah Nasional said.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29- Malaysia Airlines will cut 30 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring that will cost 6 billion ringgit, majority investor Khazanah Nasional said on Friday.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28- Malaysia Airlines has warned of poor second-half earnings as passenger bookings continue to fall in response to the loss of two aircraft in separate disasters this year.

  • UPDATE 1-Malaysia Airlines posts Q2 net loss of $98 mln Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28- Malaysia Airlines on Thursday reported another financial loss and warned of poor second-half earnings, as passenger bookings tumbled in response to the loss of two aircraft in separate disasters this year.

  • MAS needs to cut capacity heavily: Flightglobal     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:10 AM ET

    Ahead of Malaysia Airlines' earnings results, Greg Waldron, Asia Managing Editor at Flightglobal, outlines what the carrier will need to do to reverse its fortunes.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28- As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight attendants, in black mourning headscarves contrasting with their pink and turquoise uniforms, sobbed and clung to each other in grief.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27- As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight attendants, in black mourning headscarves contrasting with their pink and turquoise uniforms, sobbed and clung to each other in grief.

  • Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, explains why he's still upbeat about the airline's business in Thailand despite making a loss for the first time in the second quarter.

  • Here's the downside to Malaysia Q2 GDP     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Philip McNicholas, ASEAN Economist at BNP Paribas, says the robust second quarter growth in Malaysia's manufacturing and mining sectors may not be sustainable.

  • Ebola toll much higher than first thought: WHO Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak.

  • *Guinea declares health emergency over virus. CONAKRY, Aug 14- Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on its website on Thursday.