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  • *Asia worries about risks from unconventional rich-world policies. NEW DELHI/ JAKARTA, March 17- Central bankers in emerging Asia who are struggling to revive slowing growth and keep their financial systems stable are facing new risks as their counterparts in Europe and Japan plunge deeper into unconventional, uncharted policy territory.

  • Signage for 1Malaysia Development Bhd. (1MDB) is displayed at the site of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Goldman hired the daughter of an ally of Najib Razak at a time when the bank was seeking to expand its Malaysia business, reports the Financial Times.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 9- Malaysian palm oil futures will climb nearly 20 percent to around 3,000 ringgit a tonne as dry conditions brought by the El Nino weather pattern curb output in major producers Indonesia and Malaysia, said top industry analyst Dorab Mistry. Palm oil prices will keep climbing until they hit a level that stifles demand from price-sensitive...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 9- Palm oil prices are expected to recover to trade around 2,700- 3,000 ringgit a tonne by June as dry conditions from the El Nino weather pattern crimp global output, leading edible oil industry analyst Thomas Mielke said on Wednesday. "We expect prices will recover... my expectation is palm oil futures are likely to recover to 2,700- 3,000 ringgit...

  • Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib looks set to keep his grip on power despite a raging political scandal and unprecedented political opposition.

  • Who is taking over Zeti?

    Mizuho Bank's Vishnu Varathan explains why Zeti's successor will most likely be the Bank Negara's deputy governor Muhammad Ibrahim.

  • Malaysia Politics

    Despite the new political pressure, Najib Razak's resignation can only be brought about by the UMNO party, Wan Saiful Wan Jan, CEO of IDEAS, explains.

  • Former Goldman banker subpoenaed in 1MDB probe

    Investigators subpoenaed Goldman Sachs' former chairman for Southeast Asia, Tim Leissner.

  • Signage for 1Malaysia Development Bhd. (1MDB) is displayed at the site of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    A U.S. probe of a troubled Malaysian state fund subpoenaed Goldman Sachs' former chairman for Southeast Asia, the WSJ said, citing an unnamed source.

  • Wednesday's central bank meeting will be closely watched for hints as to who the next Governor will be, rather than the direction of monetary policy.

  • MONTREAL, March 7- The U.N.' s aviation agency on Monday announced new requirements for the real-time tracking of civilian aircraft in distress, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 two years ago. The flight disappeared on March 8, 2014 shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing with 239 people aboard.

  • MONTREAL, March 7- The U.N.' s aviation agency on Monday announced new requirements for the real-time tracking of civilian aircraft in distress, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 two years ago. The flight disappeared on March 8, 2014 shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing with 239 people aboard.

  • Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

    Malaysia's iconic former leader Mahathir Friday signed a declaration with members of both opposition and ruling parties to remove Prime Minister Najib.

  • Singapore keeping planes on close watch

    The city-state announced new rules to keep track of all flights over any area.

  • Mahathir calling to remove Malaysian PM

    Malaysia's iconic former leader Mahathir Mohamad is pushing to bring down Najib Razak.

  • Deposits into Malaysia PM's accounts exceeded $1B

    Funds deposited into personal accounts of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak topped $1 billion.

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Southeast Asia and, Malaysia in particular, could be at serious risk of an attack by the so-called Islamic State terrorist group.

  • More than $1B was funneled from troubled wealth fund 1MDB to the personal accounts of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, the WSJ reports.

  • Former Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad waves to media as he leaves the '1Malaysia Development Berhad' (1MDB) forum after inspector-general of Police Khalid Abu Bakar advised the forum should be cancelled due to security concerns, at the Umno-owned Putra World Trade Centre on June 5, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Mahathir Mohamad believes the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party is being seen as "supporting corruption" under PM Najib Razak.

  • Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

    Malaysia's ruling party has suspended a senior official and is investigating a website that reported on the 1MDB scandal, The WSJ reports.