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  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- The Philippines called on its Southeast Asian neighbours to unite in urging China to halt reclamation of land in the South China Sea, but the call failed to raise widespread support ahead of a regional summit. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas. In a speech to foreign ministers ahead of the...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital city. The male suspects, aged 17 to 41, were arrested on Saturday and Sunday from Ulu Langat and Cheras, suburbs near Kuala Lumpur, police chief Khalid Abu Baker said...

  • 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.

  • Would Malaysia really censor the Internet? Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 10:54 PM ET

    Malaysia's elder statesman Mahathir used a social media event to advocate Internet censorship, potentially worrying investors amid a faltering economy.

  • 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.

  • YTL: Not worried about a softer ringgit Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    YTL: Not worried about a softer ringgit

    Francis Yeoh, managing director at YTL Group of Companies, explains why a softening ringgit isn't detrimental and outlines opportunities in the M&A sector.

  • Malaysian Trade Min: ASEAN integration matters Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 PM ET
    Malaysian Trade Min: ASEAN integration matters

    Mustapa Mohamed, minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, discusses the integration of ASEAN economies and says the attack by Mahathir Mohamad on prime minister Najib is "a challenge, but not a crisis."

  • 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...

  • Malaysia's Najib is a 'dead man walking': Pro Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    Malaysia's Najib is a 'dead man walking': Pro

    Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is seeing the end of his tenure after coming under attack from one of his predecessors, Mahathir Mohamad, says Hans Vriens, managing partner at VRIENS & Partners.

  • 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...