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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • How did Malaysia's central bank simultaneously support its currency and increase foreign exchange reserves? That's a $500 million question.

  • *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...

  • AirAsia plans to float a holding company that will tally all of its operations and entities under a HK listing for the Malaysia-based carrier.

  • *Banks still face prosecution in Australia over conduct. The two Australian banks said in separate statements on Friday 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...

  • Malaysia's currency has tumbled in the "Trump tantrum," and analysts disagree on whether that's just the beginning or near the end.

  • AirAsia

    Affin Hwang Capital's Aaron Kee reckons the AirAsia proposed IPO is a good idea, though notes regulatory hurdles.

  • *Plans two IPOs in Malaysia and Hong Kong. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24- Asia's biggest low-cost airline AirAsia Bhd plans an initial public offering of a holding company that will house all its ASEAN operations, group CEO Tony Fernandes said on Thursday. He has in the past expressed a desire to combine the airline's operations in its home country Malaysia with those in...

  • A ship building yard in Singapore.

    One-time spice capital Malacca is pumping nearly $3B into a plan to put itself in demand in a different hot commodity - oil.

  • What's causing the plunge in the ringgit?

    Dollar strength, political concerns and large foreign exposure in the bond markets have contributed to the ringgit's plunge, says CIMB's Song Seng Wun.