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  • Will no confidence vote against Najib pass?

    Ong Kian Ming, Malaysian member of parliament from the opposition Democratic Action Party, discusses the chances for a no-confidence motion to oust Malaysian leader Najib Razak.

  • Malaysian PM Najib won't leave: Professor

    Terence Gomez, Professor at the University of Malaya, explains the decade-old system of patronage in Malaysia's political system.

  • Will Malaysia's 'Bersih' movement spark change?

    Anti-government protests over the weekend was Malaysia's biggest ever display of civil disobedience, but will they be successful in toppling Prime Minister Najib Razak? CNBC's Martin Soong reports.

  • Why Malaysia's PM is unlikely to step down

    Despite the massive scale of the anti-government rally over the weekend, support from ethnic Malays still remains low, points out James Chin, director, Asia Institute, University of Tasmania.

  • Malaysians stage mass rally for PM's resignation

    Thousands marched in several cities over the weekend calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation and reform of Malaysia's electoral process. CNBC's Martin Soong reports from Kuala Lumpur.

  • More room for ringgit weakness: Saxo Bank Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 12:34 AM ET
    More room for ringgit weakness: Saxo Bank

    The currency could fall to 4.50 against the dollar, says Adam Reynolds, CEO, Asia Pacific of Saxo Bank Group.

  • Malaysia gearing up for massive rally this weekend Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 9:45 PM ET
    Malaysia gearing up for massive rally this weekend

    A record number of people are expected to turn up at a rally for electoral reform across major cities this weekend. Wong Chen, Malaysian Member of Parliament, discusses what to expect.

  • Malaysia's 'biggest scandal' spur protests Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Hundreds of thousands of Malaysians are expected to take to the streets to protest against what has been described as Malaysia's biggest financial scandal.

  • Report into cause of MH17 crash to be published Oct. 13 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Malaysia's ringgit hovers near 17-year lows Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    Malaysia's ringgit hovers near 17-year lows

    Apart from external factors such as the Fed, Malaysia's domestic political developments are leading the ringgit on a wild ride, says Jesper Bargmann, head of Trading, Asia at Nordea Markets.

  • Is the bull market back? Not so fast: Insana Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    Bull and bear

    For this market to truly find a bottom, China needs to do more and the Fed needs to do less, says Ron Insana.

  • Malaysian central bank has to hike rates: Analyst Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:39 AM ET
    Malaysian central bank has to hike rates: Analyst

    Mirza Baig, head of foreign exchange and interest rates strategy for Asia at BNP Paribas, explains why the Bank Negara Malaysia may have to opt for an interest-rate hike to stem the ringgit's slide.

  • Ringgit will rebound on 'sound fundamentals': Pro Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:37 PM ET
    Ringgit will rebound on 'sound fundamentals': Pro

    PK Basu, chief ASEAN economist at Macquarie Securities, is retaining his year-end target of 4.15 for the ringgit on the back of "sound fundamentals" in the Malaysian economy.

  • 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.