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  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 8- Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Monday that oil markets were rebalancing after years of oversupply, but that he still expected an OPEC- led deal to cut output during the first half of the year to be extended to all of 2017.. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, of which Saudi Arabia is the de-facto leader,...

  • SINGAPORE, May 8- Oil prices rose on Monday as Saudi Arabia's energy minister said an OPEC- led production cut scheduled to end in June would likely be extended to cover all of the year, or even into 2018, although another increase in U.S. drilling capped gains. Brent crude futures were at $49.48 per barrel at 0652 GMT, up 38 cents, or 0.75 percent, from their last close.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 8- Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Monday that oil markets were rebalancing after years of oversupply, but that he still expected an OPEC- led deal to cut output during the first half of the year to be extended to all of 2017.. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, of which Saudi Arabia is the de-facto leader,...

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    The IIF welcomes Japan's bilateral currency swap deals with Thailand and Malaysia, saying it would add to stability in the Southeast Asian region.

  • SINGAPORE, May 8- Oil prices rose on Monday as Saudi Arabia's energy minister said an OPEC- led production cut scheduled to end in June would likely be extended to cover all of 2017, although a relentless increase in U.S. drilling capped gains. Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Monday oil markets were rebalancing after years of oversupply,...

  • TALLINN- Prime ministers of four countries- Poland's Beata Szydlo, Estonia's Juri Ratas, Latvia's Maris Kucinskis and Lithuania's Saulius Skvernelis- will meet to discuss regional security, transport and energy. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds its monetary policy meeting. MUMBAI- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on "...

  • Shoppers look at 'lucky bags' containing luxury watches displayed outside a store on January 1, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

    There’s no cheap date in Zurich and running costs an arm and a leg in Copenhagen. If that gets you down, move to Wellington.

  • Maybank CFO: Currency weakness doesn't reflect fundamentals

    Maybank CFO Feisal Zahir takes a look at the current economic state of Malaysia, with comment on currency weakness and investments.

  • If US looks inward for trade, Asia may look to China: Maybank CFO

    Maybank CFO Feisal Zahir talks about how susceptible Malaysia is to tightening in monetary policy conditions from higher Fed interest rates.

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

    This complicates Prime Minister Najib Razak's efforts to move on from a financial scandal surrounding the fund.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 3- A $1.7 billion property deal that was expected to ease the debt burden of Malaysian state fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad fell through on Wednesday, complicating Prime Minister Najib Razak's efforts to move on from a financial scandal surrounding the fund. TRX City Sdn Berhad, a former 1 MDB division now owned by the Malaysian finance...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 3- A $1.7 billion property deal that was expected to ease the debt burden of Malaysian state fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad fell through on Wednesday, complicating Prime Minister Najib Razak's efforts to move on from a financial scandal surrounding the fund. TRX City Sdn Berhad, a former 1 MDB division now owned by the Malaysian finance...

  • Southeast Asian nations are increasingly pulled into China's orbit as U.S. President Donald Trump keeps 'America First' tone.

  • Malaysian content goes abroad

    Tonton is expanding by looking to regions where Malaysian content is popular, says Media Prima Television Networks' Kamal Khalid.

  • DUBAI, April 26- Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday. Malaysia Airlines could take between six and eight Airbus A330s from Alitalia, CEO Peter Bellew told Reuters in Dubai. Malaysia Airlines is emerging from a turnaround after...

  • DUBAI, April 26- Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday. Malaysia Airlines could take between six and eight Airbus A330s from Alitalia, CEO Peter Bellew told Reuters in in Dubai. Malaysia Airlines is emerging from a turnaround...

  • 1 MDB& Malaysia's MoF to make payments on two bonds. KUALA LUMPUR/ ABU DHABI, April 24- Malaysia moved closer to clearing up the financial fallout of its 1 MDB scandal on Monday by resolving a debt dispute with Abu Dhabi, bolstering Prime Minister Najib Razak ahead of elections. The Malaysian state fund defaulted on its bonds a year ago, sparking a dispute with Abu...

  • Bear and bull statues stand outside the Bursa Malaysia Bhd. headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.

    Morgan Stanley initiated Malaysia's stock market at overweight, despite the market's gains so far this year, as it pointed to five tailwinds.

  • It was not clear if the diversification into the domestic market was related to the loss of many international routes when the United Nations slapped economic sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. But any U.S. action on Air Koryo would not be binding on other nations and would have little effect unless joined by China and...

  • Those findings come as the semi-annual gathering of finance officials from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Group of 20 major economies kicks off in Washington, where the case against protectionist trade policies is expected to be a major theme. "For the first time in five years, all the major economies seem to be growing in sync," noted Ajay...