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  • July 31- Boeing Co said on Friday it will dispatch a team to assist in analyzing plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Malaysia is "almost certain" that the debris found on the island is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

  • With almost 80 million people and annual output of some $400 billion, Iran could be the biggest economy to rejoin the global trading and financial system since Russia emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago. Iran has already outlined plans to rebuild its main industries and trade relationships, saying last week it was targeting...

  • SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion— A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago. The surprise discovery of the debris on a rocky beach stirred hopes and emotion among families of the...

  • LONDON, July 30- Specialist insurance market Lloyd's of London said on Thursday it planned to apply for an onshore reinsurance license and open an office in Malaysia, as part of its push into emerging markets. In Asia, Lloyd's already has an office in Singapore and it opened an office in Dubai earlier this year. Nelson said around $130 million in business was...

  • Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion— A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago. The surprise discovery of the debris on a rocky beach stirred hopes and emotion among families of the...

  • WASHINGTON— Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. A French official close to an investigation of the debris confirmed Wednesday that French...

  • How the 1MDB scandal impacts Malaysia Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 11:50 PM ET
    How the 1MDB scandal impacts Malaysia

    Apart from raising questions about the government's transparency, the scandal surrounding 1MDB also impacts Malaysia's currency and business environment, says Adam Jarczyk, practice leader, Asia Pacific, Frontier Strategy Group.

  • The motivations behind Malaysia's cabinet reshuffle Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 9:05 PM ET
    The motivations behind Malaysia's cabinet reshuffle

    Wong Chen, a member of Malaysia's parliament, says the cabinet reshuffle announced on Tuesday is an attempt to delay investigations over a graft scandal at state investment fund 1MDB.

  • Malaysia's human trafficking status upgrade is 'shameful': Pro

    Rosa Delauro, Democratic Congresswoman in the U.S. House of Representatives, explains why she objects to the U.S. State Department's softer stance on Malaysia in its annual report on human trafficking.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X said Tuesday it expects to return to operational profit by the end of the year and is open to foreign investment. AirAsia X has suffered losses in the past two years and its share price has plunged to near record lows at around 0.20 ringgit, far below its IPO price of 1.25 ringgit. Malaysia- based AirAsia X has...

  • Malaysia Prime Minister Najib sacked his deputy after Muhyiddin Yassin had called on his leader to explain a graft scandal at state investment fund 1MDB.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics. Najib announced over national television that his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin will be replaced...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysian PM axes deputy, sacks attorney general in purge of critics amid fund scandal.

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, July 17- A year after the downing of MH17, Europe's intelligence agencies remain reluctant to share information that might help airlines detect threats from ground-based conflicts in future, the region's aviation safety chief said on Friday. Malaysia Airlines flight 17, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over eastern...

  • Malaysia PM will remain in office: Professor Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 8:33 PM ET
    Malaysia PM will remain in office: Professor

    Apart from having rock-solid support within his party, Prime Minister Najib Razak has control over the investigation process, says William Case, professor at the Southeast Asia Research Center of the City University of Hong Kong.

  • Can Malaysia's Najib survive political crisis? Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 6:42 PM ET
    Can Malaysia's Najib survive political crisis?

    Murray Hiebert, senior fellow and deputy director of the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at CSIS, explains why Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will likely retain support for now.

  • JAKARTA/ KUALA LUMPUR, July 9- Shares in AirAsia Bhd recovered from five-year-lows after the Indonesian government on Thursday eased investors' fears that the Malaysian budget carrier's local affiliate could be grounded for a lack of funds. Shares in AirAsia, which took a beating in recent weeks after a Hong Kong- based research firm questioned its accounting,...

  • *AirAsia among carriers told to bolster balance sheet. *AirAsia CEO says not giving up Indonesian market. JAKARTA/ KUALA LUMPUR, July 9- Indonesia's transport ministry said it would help airlines struggling to meet a deadline to improve their finances, softening its stance after concerns about the measures sent AirAsia Bhd's shares plunging to five-year lows.

  • *AirAsia among carriers told to bolster balance sheet. *AirAsia shares plunge over 15 pct on Wed. JAKARTA/ KUALA LUMPUR, July 9- Indonesia's transport ministry said it would help airlines struggling to meet a deadline to improve their finances, softening its stance after concerns about the measures sent AirAsia Bhd's shares plunging to five-year lows.

  • Brace for a rough ride in Malaysia: Expert Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 11:23 PM ET
    Brace for a rough ride in Malaysia: Expert

    Adam Jarczyk, practice leader, Asia Pacific at Frontier Strategy Group, outlines the factors that will increase the volatility in Malaysia's currency markets and business environment.