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  • JACC: 'Remain committed to MH370 search'   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 1:33 AM ET
    JACC: 'Remain committed to MH370 search'

    Judith Zielke, chief coordinator at Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), says the team remains committed to complete searching the priority search area by May 2015.

  • 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...

  • How long can the hunt for MH370 continue?   Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 10:35 PM ET
    How long can the hunt for MH370 continue?

    Andrew Herdman, director general, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, says the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 depends not just on the cost, but commitment levels of the different countries.

  • ATSB: 'Got a long way to go for MH370 hunt'   Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 7:34 PM ET
    ATSB: 'Got a long way to go for MH370 hunt'

    Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), says only 40 percent of the search area has been covered thus far. He adds that the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 will continue as long as resources are available.

  • Why the hunt for MH370 should continue   Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    Why the hunt for MH370 should continue

    Denny Kelly, principal & former pilot at Kelly James and Associates, says the search area for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is so deep that the team could have missed possible wreckage.

  • Search for MH370: One year on   Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    Relatives of passengers from missing flight MH370 on February 18, 2015.

    With no hard evidence to go by, the search continues for Malaysia Airlines flight 370, which disappeared en route to Beijing on March 8 last year. CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar reports.

  • Battery expired on MH370 black box: interim report Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Ground staff prepare Malaysia Airlines planes for departure at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang

    The battery on one of Malaysia Airline flight MH370's data recorders may have expired more than a year before the plane went missing, a report said.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 4- Malaysia's indebted and controversy-ridden state investor 1 MDB will be left as a skeletal structure and possibly dissolved under a debt repayment plan in which most of its assets will be sold, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The power and property fund, a pet project of Prime Minister Najib Razak with assets worth $14...

  • Lower oil both blessing and curse for AirAsia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    Lower oil prices usually boost airline profits, but for AirAsia, the drop pushed the carrier into the red as Malaysia's ringgit took a knock-on blow.

  • METALS-London copper prices drift on Lunar New Year lull Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 8:43 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Feb 19- London copper edged lower on Thursday, paring gains from a short-covering burst the session before, with trade subdued as many Asian nations celebrate Lunar New Year. Copper is expected to remain stuck in the $5,300- 5,800 range in place for the past month until Chinese buying activity ramps up in mid-March. *Other markets taking some holiday...

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to March 4 Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:02 PM ET

    ROME- OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria will present the Economic Survey of Italy at a news conference with Economy Minister and Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. SINGAPORE- Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will deliver the 2015 Budget statement in the Parliament- 0500 GMT. JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel announces...

  • JAKARTA, Feb 18- They might be late to the party, but central banks in Southeast Asia are joining the global rush of easier policy, as deflationary pressures create room for them to prop up faltering growth without weakening defences against capital outflows. Indonesia surprised markets with a rate cut on Tuesday, and Singapore eased its policy in January.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18- Malaysian state fund 1 MDB said it would explore asset sales as well as the sale of development rights in prime property projects as it seeks to cut down on debt- a burden that has put pressure on the ringgit and the country's sovereign credit rating. The strategic review is new CEO Arul Kanda's attempt to make a break with years of controversy...

  • SINGAPORE/ MILAN, Feb 13- Over a dozen liquefied natural gas tankers are parked, many idle, in and around Singapore- one of the world's biggest trading hubs for the fuel- in a sign that the slowdown engulfing world gas markets may be worsening into a crisis. With Asian spot LNG prices down by almost two-thirds since February 2014 as slowing demand combines with rising...

  • *An agreement would come ahead of a reported Feb. 18 deadline. KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12- Malaysian billionaire Ananda Krishnan is preparing to settle a $550 million loan owed by state fund 1 MDB, four sources familiar with the matter said- a last-minute reprieve for the fund whose debt woes are pressuring the ringgit and the country's sovereign credit rating.

  • Malaysia slowdown likely to continue: Expert   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:32 PM ET
    Malaysia slowdown likely to continue: Expert

    Krystal Tan, economist at Capital Economics, expects Malaysia's growth in 2015 to be around 5 percent, down from almost 6 percent last year.

  • '2015 won't be easy for Malaysia': CIMB   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 8:42 PM ET
    '2015 won't be easy for Malaysia': CIMB

    Song Seng Wun, regional economist at CIMB, says Malaysia's outlook for the year will depend on whether commodity prices and external demand see meaningful rebounds.

  • Telenor's 'big potential' for expansion   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    Telenor's 'big potential' for expansion

    Telenor is planning to expand into countries like Malaysia, India and Bangladesh. Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor says he sees "big potential" in this region.

  • Will Anwar's ruling change Malaysian politics?   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Will Anwar's ruling change Malaysian politics?

    Amarjit Singh, senior analyst, Country Risk at IHS, discusses news that Malaysia's top court rejected opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's appeal against a sodomy conviction.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10- Malaysia's highest court rejected on Tuesday an appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction, sending the politician who poses the greatest threat to the long-ruling coalition back to prison for five years. Human Rights office, the United States and Australia said they were disappointed by the ruling and Amnesty...