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  • AMSTERDAM— The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the civil investigation into the July 17, 2014, crash in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27- Malaysia's rising political risks, weak prices for its commodity exports and China's economic slowdown raised potential doubts over the positive outlook for the country's credit rating, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday. "Perhaps clouds are gathering on Malaysia's positive outlook," de Guzman told reporters.

  • Pressure mounts on Malaysia's ringgit Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 12:22 AM ET
    Pressure mounts on Malaysia's ringgit

    Claudio Piron, co-head of Asia FX research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says factors such as political risks and depleting foreign-exchange reserves will continue to exert pressure on the ringgit.

  • Week Ahead: Markets seek clarity from China, Fed Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 9:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks start the week on a nervous footing, with traders looking for signals from both China and the Fed to turn the tide.

  • It ain't over till the Fed lady sings: Insana Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    From the commodities swoon to China, the markets are flashing warning signs that the Fed needs to heed, says Ron Insana.

  • By drifting on to Reunion Island, the barnacled remains of a Boeing wing part from the Malaysia Airlines jet have given the upper hand to a French judicial investigation, exposing for the second time this year how civil crash investigations struggle to compete with police-led probes. But in dozens of countries, notably France, they exist in uneasy...

  • How FGVH copes with weak ringgit, palm oil price Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    How FGVH is coping with weak ringgit, palm oil price

    Emir Mavani Abdullah, group president & CEO at Felda Global Ventures (FGVH), discusses how the Malaysia-based global agricultural and agri-commodities company is coping with falling crude palm oil prices and a weaker ringgit.

  • Amid the EM sell-off, opportunities emerge: Pro Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 9:07 PM ET
    Amid the EM sell-off, opportunities emerge: Pro

    Adrian Mowat, MD, chief Asian and emerging market equity strategist at JP Morgan, explains why markets have been "overly dramatic" to the sell-off in emerging markets.

  • How China's yuan move hurts emerging markets Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    A vendor holds Chinese Yuan notes at a market in Beijing.

    China's move to devalue the yuan will impact emerging markets in several ways and investors should beware, says UBS's Jorge Mariscal.

  • *Will no longer invest in Korea's Posco, Daewoo International. Construction firm IJM Corp Bhd and conglomerate Genting Bhd, both of Malaysia, and steelmaker POSCO and conglomerate Daewoo International Corp of South Korea, were removed from the fund. At the start of 2015, the Norwegian fund owned shares worth 1.49 billion Norwegian crowns in Posco, 67.5 million...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 17- Foreign investors in Malaysia's bond markets have stayed put through months of economic and political uncertainty but a sudden spurt in currency volatility appears to be testing that allegiance. They sold some assets in July as the ringgit's losses mounted, cutting holdings to 206.8 billion ringgit, the lowest since August 2012.

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia— An airliner carrying 54 people went missing Sunday during a short flight in bad weather in Indonesia's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, and rescuers were heading to an area where villagers reported seeing a plane crash into a mountain, officials said. The Trigana Air Service plane was flying from Papua's provincial capital,...

  • Ringgit hits record low Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 1:45 AM ET
    Ringgit hits record low

    Callum Henderson, global head of FX research at Standard Chartered, talks about the drop of the Malaysian ringgit and the depreciation of China's yuan.

  • NEW DELHI— For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally being spit out onto the sand. Experts believe it crashed into the vast emptiness of the Indian Ocean, somewhere between Africa...

  • Why the yuan may deck Singapore property stocks Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    Singapore's property shares, already hit by expectations of rising rates, took a beating after China devalued its currency and more pain may be ahead.

  • *Economy expected to stay resilient- c.bank gov. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13- Malaysia's economy grew more strongly than expected in the second quarter, welcome news for embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak, but its battered currency slipped on Thursday in spite of the growth and the central bank ruling out capital controls. Analysts say one reason is reduced...

  • Top Glove: Weak ringgit is a short-term tailwind Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 12:43 AM ET
    Top Glove: Weak ringgit is a short-term tailwind

    While the depreciation of the ringgit is usually a tailwind for Malaysia's rubber glove makers, the positive impact will not be permanent, says Top Glove's managing director Lee Kim Meow.

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE/ NEW YORK, Aug 7- Malaysian anti-corruption officials investigating state investor 1 MDB for alleged graft visited the local office of Goldman Sachs last month seeking documents relating to the state firm, two people familiar with the visit said. "1 MDB is the subject of investigations, not Goldman Sachs," this source said.

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, Aug 7- Malaysian anti-corruption officials investigating state investor 1 MDB for alleged graft visited the local office of Goldman Sachs last month seeking documents relating to the state firm, two people familiar with the visit said. "1 MDB is the subject of investigations, not Goldman Sachs," this source said. Goldman Sachs is working...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ BEIJING, Aug 7- Angry relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines plane missing for more than a year clashed with police in Beijing on Friday as French officials extended the search for debris on remote Indian Ocean island beaches. Investigators on the French-governed island of Reunion have collected a piece of wing that Malaysia...