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  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6- A piece of a wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday, confirming the discovery of the first trace of the plane since it vanished last year. "Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6- A piece of a wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday, confirming the discovery of the first trace of the plane since it vanished last year. "Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6- Malaysia confirmed early on Thursday that a piece of a wing washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was from Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the first trace of the plane found since it vanished last year with 239 people on board. "Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6- Malaysia confirmed early on Thursday that a piece of a wing washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was from the Malaysian Airlines jet MH370, the first trace of the plane found since it vanished last year with 239 people on board. "Malaysia Airlines would like to sincerely convey our deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the...

  • PARIS/ KUALA LUMPUR, France, Aug 5- France and Malaysia prepared to make an announcement about the missing Malaysian Airlines jet MH370 on Wednesday after inspecting a wing fragment that washed up on an Indian Ocean beach. International crash experts have been examining the wing part found on France's Indian Ocean island of Reunion last week, hoping to...

  • TOULOUSE, France, Aug 5- International crash experts began examining on Wednesday a wing part that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion last week, hoping to determine whether it comes from the missing Malaysian MH370 jetliner. Reunion is one of France's overseas territories. Officials from the United States and manufacturer Boeing were also on hand...

  • TOULOUSE, France, Aug 5- International crash experts began examining on Wednesday a wing part that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion last week, hoping to determine whether it comes from the missing Malaysian MH370 jetliner. Reunion is one of France's overseas territories. Officials from the United States and manufacturer Boeing were also on hand...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday that Beijing had halted land reclamation in the South China Sea, and called on countries in the region to speed up talks on how claimant states should conduct themselves in the disputed waters. In June, China said it would soon complete some of its reclamation in the Spratly archipelago of the...

  • Why the Indonesian rupiah remains vulnerable Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 12:17 AM ET
    Why the Indonesian rupiah remains vulnerable

    Apart from a growth slowdown, Indonesia's current account deficit and the risk of another massive capital outflow due to a U.S. rate hike will keep the rupiah on the back foot, says Craig Chan, head of FX strategy, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura.

  • How Malaysia could benefit from political scandal Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 11:17 PM ET
    How Malaysia will benefit from political scandal

    While Malaysia's political scandal may hurt the country in the near term, it will increase government transparency in the long run, says Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group.

  • Why the Malaysian ringgit remains under pressure Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 10:42 PM ET
    Why the Malaysian ringgit remains under pressure

    Apart from the political scandal, the plunge in oil prices is also triggering renewed weakness in the Malaysian ringgit, says Callum Henderson, Global head of FX research at Standard Chartered.

  • Mystery funds in Malaysia PM's account 'a donation' Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 8:12 PM ET

    Funds deposited into Malaysian PM Najib Razak's bank accounts were a donation, not from debt-laden state fund 1MDB, the anti-corruption commission said.

  • Malaysia’s ringgit takes a wild ride Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 3:22 AM ET

    Malaysia’s currency was already under pressure, hit by political concerns and the oil price drop, but it really fell out of bed Monday.

  • More downside risks for Malaysian ringgit: ANZ Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 10:54 PM ET
    More downside risks for Malaysian ringgit: ANZ

    The Malaysian ringgit hit its lowest level since 1998 against the greenback on Monday. Khoon Goh, senior FX strategist at ANZ, outlines the reasons behind the decline in the currency.

  • July 31- Boeing Co said on Friday it will dispatch a team to assist in analyzing plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Malaysia is "almost certain" that the debris found on the island is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

  • With almost 80 million people and annual output of some $400 billion, Iran could be the biggest economy to rejoin the global trading and financial system since Russia emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago. Iran has already outlined plans to rebuild its main industries and trade relationships, saying last week it was targeting...

  • Greece has only one option Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Tourists visit the ancient Acropolis hill, with the ruins of the Parthenon temple in Athens.

    After the deal with Europe, Greece has one way to move forward, and it must move quickly says this BCG consultant in Athens.

  • LONDON, July 30- Specialist insurance market Lloyd's of London said on Thursday it planned to apply for an onshore reinsurance license and open an office in Malaysia, as part of its push into emerging markets. In Asia, Lloyd's already has an office in Singapore and it opened an office in Dubai earlier this year. Nelson said around $130 million in business was...

  • Possible MH370 debris found Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Possible MH370 debris found

    Debris likely from a Boeing 777, possibly belonging to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, has been found on an island in the Indian Ocean.

  • Debris found on island matches Boeing 777: NBC News Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 PM ET

    Investigators are studying an airplane fragment discovered Wednesday on an island in the Indian Ocean.