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  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Global shares were mostly higher Friday after an overnight rally in U.S. markets helped by the European Central Bank's decision to extend its bond-buying economic stimulus program. South Korea's benchmark slipped as lawmakers voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose...

  • Students and others attempt to break the world record for number participants in an Ice Bucket Challenge during events celebrating the dedication of Peter Frates Hall at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., Sept. 13, 2016.

    Companies must embrace being socially responsible to compete, said Jon Duschinsky, a creator of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

  • In Kuala Lumpur, a small team of Malaysian engineers is racing to make history in Southeast Asian space exploration.

  • Bill Rancic

    Bill Rancic, winner of the first season of Donald Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice,” offered some insights about the president-elect.

  • WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler delivers speech on "Some thoughts on New Zealand's Economic Expansion" at the South Island town of Greymouth. QUEBEC, Canada- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Canada Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu to attend an event in Gatineau- 1400 GMT.

  • WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler delivers speech on "Some thoughts on New Zealand's Economic Expansion" at the South Island town of Greymouth. QUEBEC, Canada- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Canada Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu to attend an event in Gatineau- 1400 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 6- Relatives of Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho plan to take fresh court action in a bid to prevent the U.S. government from seizing assets as part of an investigation into the scandal-tainted 1 MDB fund, according to a U.S. court filing. Four relatives of Low Taek Jho will file court actions in New Zealand and the Cayman Islands this week to have real...

  • The troubled Malaysian state fund is preparing to repay the Emirati IPIC fund with Chinese assistance, the FT reports.

  • LONDON- Cyprus Finance Minister Harris Georgiades and European Commission mission chief for Cyprus Daniel Daco to attend Economist conference in London. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Per Jansson gives a speech about inflation targets- 0700 GMT. QUEBEC, Canada- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Canada Minister of Finance Bill Morneau...

  • *Malaysian Palm Oil Board data due Dec 13, after 0430 GMT. KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5- Malaysia's stockpile of palm oil for November is expected to have grown at its sharpest monthly pace in five months, with a slump in exports outpacing a drop in production. Palm was up 0.9 percent at 3,104 ringgit per tonne at the midday break on Monday.

  • The Monetary Authority of Singapore on Friday moved to prohibit former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner from financial market activity in Singapore.

  • Policymakers in Asia should avoid capital controls if they want foreign capital flows to remain, says Temasek's strategy MD Michael Buchanan.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday as uneasy investors looked ahead to an OPEC meeting and Italy's constitutional referendum. KEEPING SCORE: London's FTSE 100 index shed 0.4 percent to 6,770.16 in early trading while France's CAC 40 advanced 0.8 percent to 4,546.45 and Germany's DAX added 0.2 percent to 10,605.82.

  • HONG KONG/ KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28- Malaysia's attempts to force currency traders overseas to stop selling down the ringgit, as investors flee the country's bond market, has had little discernible impact so far, traders and analysts say. Bank Negara sent the letters to about 58 firms in Malaysia that have connections to offshore ringgit trading.

  • HONG KONG/ KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28- Malaysia's attempts to force currency traders overseas to stop selling down the ringgit, as investors flee the country's bond market, has had little discernible impact so far, traders and analysts say. Bank Negara sent the letters to about 58 firms in Malaysia that have connections to offshore ringgit trading.

  • HONG KONG/ KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28- Malaysia's attempts to force currency traders overseas to stop selling down the ringgit, as investors flee the country's bond market, has had little discernible impact so far, traders and analysts say. Bank Negara sent the letters to about 58 firms in Malaysia that have connections to offshore ringgit trading.

  • HONG KONG/ KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28- Malaysia's attempts to force currency traders overseas to stop selling down the ringgit, as investors flee the country's bond market, has had little discernible impact so far, traders and analysts say. Bank Negara sent the letters to about 58 firms in Malaysia that have connections to offshore ringgit trading.

  • HONG KONG/ KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28- Malaysia's attempts to force currency traders overseas to stop selling down the ringgit, as investors flee the country's bond market, has had little discernible impact so far, traders and analysts say. Bank Negara sent the letters to about 58 firms in Malaysia that have connections to offshore ringgit trading.

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on April 3, 2014 in Perth, Australia

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib said on Sunday that he will "not necessarily" call an early snap election despite the opposition's disarray.

  • *Banks still face prosecution in Australia over conduct. The two Australian banks said in separate statements they offered to pay the fines after the antitrust agency started court proceedings over the companies' actions in Singapore when trading foreign exchange contracts for the Malaysian ringgit in 2011.. "These proceedings are a reminder that...