• TORONTO/ MONTREAL, Jan 22- The United States will throw its support behind a proposal by the U.N.' s aviation agency to share information about risks to commercial aircraft over conflict zones after the downing of a Malaysian jet in Ukraine last year, according to a senior U.S. official. The Malaysian passenger plane, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot...

  • January@ KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22- Malaysia's international reserves fell $4.8 billion in the first two weeks of January, its central bank said on Thursday, as the country's current account and ringgit current have come under pressure due to a steep fall in oil and gas export earnings. Reserves dropped frm $116.0 billion at the end of 2014 to $111.2 billion on January...

  • Why CIMB walked away from a three-way merger   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:24 PM ET
    Why CIMB walked away from a three-way merger

    Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB, explains why a planned merger with RHB and Malaysia Building Society to create Malaysia's biggest bank fell through.

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to Feb 3 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:02 PM ET

    **SEOUL- Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol will hold a press conference with foreign media at the Seoul Foreign Correspondent's Club- 2230 GMT. **SEOUL- Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol will meet the heads of banks in South Korea- 2230 GMT. PRETORIA- The South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • *Revised budget assumes world oil price of $55 instead of $100. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20- Malaysia ringgit currency fell to a six-year low on Tuesday as the government cut its economic growth forecast, reduced its budget and widened its fiscal deficit target for 2015, to reflect lower oil and gas revenues due to plunging world prices. Announcing revisions to a 2015...

  • Malaysia caught in an 'oil spill': CIMB   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:36 PM ET
    Malaysia caught in an 'oil spill': CIMB

    Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist at CIMB, expects Malaysia to prioritize social spending over infrastructure amid plunging oil prices and describes the outlook for the Malaysian ringgit.

  • Why commodity exporters may get a tailwind Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 5:54 PM ET
    A worker walks among coils of galvanized steel at the ArcelorMittal Eko Stahl steelworks in Germany

    Conventional wisdom suggests commodity exporters will take price declines on the chin, but Morgan Stanley expects they'll benefit most.

  • Aer Lingus, Ryanair extending hedging position into 2016. SINGAPORE/ BERLIN, Jan 14- Global airlines, looking to lock in huge savings, are preparing to hedge more jet fuel to fix prices as they bet a slide in crude oil to six-year lows may peter out near $40 a barrel. In Europe, airlines such as Aer Lingus and Ryanair are aiming to take advantage of the low oil prices to...

  • India vs Indonesia: Which is a brighter spot in Asia?

    Matthew Hegarty, Analyst at Pinnacle International, compares the performances of India and Indonesia amid plunging oil prices.

  • Lower oil isn’t giving Asia markets wings Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 10:17 PM ET
    A station attendant refuels a moped at a fuel station on April 30, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Sharply lower oil prices are widely hailed as a positive for most Asian markets, but that hasn't slowed fund outflows or raised growth forecasts much.

  • Little relief ahead for Malaysian ringgit: Citi   Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 9:42 PM ET
    Little relief ahead for Malaysian ringgit: Citi

    Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, believes that the Malaysian ringgit will continue to underperform amid lower oil prices. Hence investors should continue to short the currency.

  • Malaysia, brace for slower growth in 2015   Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    Malaysia, brace for slower growth in 2015

    Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Bank, outlines the double whammy that will contribute to a "distinct deceleration" in Malaysia's growth for the year ahead.

  • Officers arrive via helicopter on the Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Bung Tomo as it takes part in search operations on January 1, 2015 for victims and debris from AirAsia flight QZ8501.

    Search teams have been hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet but bad weather is again hindering the search.

  • AirAsia jet's black boxes may take a week to find Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 10:41 PM ET
    Indonesian Navy divers carry their gears from a cargo plane during the search operation for the victims of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, December 31, 2014.

    An official said it may take a week to find the missing AirAsia jet's black boxes as poor weather hampered search efforts.

  • Questions about AirAsia crash as more bodies found Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 4:22 AM ET
    A member of the Indonesian military reads a map during a search and rescue (SAR) mission over the waters of the Java Sea near Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan.

    The bulk of the missing AirAsia jet may be on the floor of the Java Sea, which could indicate the aircraft hit the sea bed intact.

  • Bad weather hampers search for AirAsia wreckage Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:02 PM ET
    Members of the Indonesian air forces carry items retrieved from the Java Sea during search and rescue operations for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan on December 30, 2014.

    Bad weather hampered the search for the wreckage and black boxes of flight AirAsia QZ8501 after Indonesian rescuers found bodies and debris near Borneo.

  • Debris, bodies found in search for missing AirAsia jet Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    Debris, luggage, life vests and bodies have been found during the search for the missing AirAsia flight.

  • Officials widen search area for missing AirAsia jet Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 carrying 162 people is thought to have crashed into the sea, an Indonesian rescue agency official has told reporters.

  • A plane belonging to Indonesia AirAsia, 49 percent owned by Malaysia- based budget carrier AirAsia, vanished on Sunday on a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. Malaysia's only other airline, Malaysia Airlines, was involved in twin air disasters this year with flight MH370 disappearing over the southern Indian Ocean in March and MH17 being...

  • Can Malaysia Airlines recover?   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on Malaysia Airlines' restructuring plan that will hope to see the airline recover financially.