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  • *Deal is biggest foreign direct investment in Malaysia. *Beijing eyeing infrastructure deals in Malaysia, SE Asia- sources. "Increasingly, Chinese investors will be important players not only for Malaysia but also Southeast Asia," said a person involved in the 1 MDB sale process.

  • These are the headwinds dragging on AirAsia Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 5:20 PM ET
    These are the headwinds dragging on AirAsia

    Ahmad Usman, equity analyst for regional transportation at RHB Research Institute, discusses the impact of the ringgit's decline and accounting issues on AirAsia's results.

  • Is it time to get back into Malaysia’s market? Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 11:30 PM ET

    Any benefits to Malaysia's markets from the sale of assets by troubled 1MDB may be limited to the currency, with analysts still downbeat on stocks.

  • The budget carrier hopes to launch four fights a week from its hub, Shanghai's Pudong airport, in early February 2016, although the proposal is pending approval from both the North Korean authorities and the Civil Aviation Administration of China, a Spring Airlines spokesman said. North Korea's state airline, Air Koryo, runs regular flights between Pyongyang...

  • Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

    1MDB's move to sell its Edra group to China General Nuclear Power and its subsidiaries was a "major milestone," the troubled wealth fund said.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21- Malaysia and Indonesia will invest $5 million each in the initial operations of a new joint palm oil body, whose tasks will include stabilizing prices and managing stock levels, the countries announced on Saturday. The council secretariat will be located in Jakarta and its membership will be extended to all oil palm cultivating countries,...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21- Malaysia and Indonesia will invest $5 million each on the initial operations of a new joint palm oil body aimed among other things at stabilising prices and managing stock levels, the countries announced on Saturday. The council's secretariat will be located in Jakarta and its membership will be extended to all oil palm cultivating...

  • JAKARTA, Nov 20- Malaysia and Indonesia will formally sign up to a new joint palm oil body on Saturday as the world's top two producers try to tackle an array of challenges- from bulging stockpiles to weak prices and a polluting haze caused by smoldering forest fires. "We hope we can synchronize and optimize stock management in both countries," Indonesia's chief...

  • Is Malaysia facing a crisis? One lawmaker says 'yes' Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 2:33 AM ET

    Malaysia's markets have taken a beating, and one opposition politician believes the country could now face a financial crisis.

  • ASEAN is ready for Fed hike: HSBC Malaysia Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 9:34 PM ET
    ASEAN is ready for Fed hike: HSBC Malaysia

    ASEAN countries facing slower growth is understood as part of the broader weakness across emerging markets, explains Mukhtar Hussain, CEO of HSBC Malaysia.

  •  Malaysia faces risks similar to Asian Financial Crisis: Parliament Member

    Wong Chen, Malaysian parliament member, says political instability and a consumption tax have eroded domestic confidence levels.

  • Markets have not been kind to us: Malaysian Trade Min Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 7:22 PM ET
    Oil prices have been an exaggeration

    Mustapa Mohamed, Malaysia's Minister of International Trade and Industry, explains why the country's markets have overreacted to lower oil prices.

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ WASHINGTON, Nov 19- Inus bin Abul Baser, an 18- year-old from Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, believed he'd escaped the worst when he managed to buy his freedom from human traffickers in Thailand and enter Malaysia in search of security and work. President Barack Obama' s visit to Malaysia on Friday for a Southeast Asia leaders' summit...

  • *China warns against "hyping" the South China Sea issue. President Barack Obama affirmed Washington's commitment to the Philippines' security and to freedom of navigation in Asia on Tuesday, squarely putting tension over Beijing's claims to the South China Sea onto the agenda ahead of a regional summit. Obama did not mention China but the symbolism of his visit...

  • *APEC leaders' summit on Nov. 18-19 in Manila. *South China Sea tensions likely to creep into discussions. President Barack Obama and other world leaders arrived in Manila on Tuesday for the first of two regional summits that were supposed to bolster trade and security ties but have been clouded by the Islamic State threat half a world away.

  • President Barack Obama arrived in Manila on Tuesday for the first of back-to-back Asia-Pacific summits that were supposed to be a chance for the United States to reinforce trade and security ties with the economically dynamic region but which are now clouded by the Islamic State threat half a world away. Obama's visit to Manila for the Asia-Pacific Economic...

  • Feeling sorry for unloved EMs? Don't! Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 9:17 PM ET
    Feeling sorry for unloved EMs? Don't!

    Many emerging markets are under pressure from problems of their own making, not U.S monetary policy, says Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust.

  • This sector is enjoying a haze-related boost Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 10:34 PM ET
    The Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel, right, stands shrouded in smog in Singapore, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

    Pollution from Indonesia's forest fires may have cast a pall over the region, but one business sector has gotten a boost: Travel out of Singapore

  • ANKARA, Nov 6- Behind its monolithic facade, a row over economic policy is raging in Turkey's AK Party as it readies for another four years in power, with President Tayyip Erdogan's aides pumping populist growth plans while others lobby for reforms. On the one side are presidential advisors including Cemil Ertem and Yigit Bulut, former journalists who, like...

  • Najib says 1MDB failure 'manageable': Report Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 9:22 PM ET
    Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

    Malaysia could contain the impact if troubled state fund 1MDB failed, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, according to The Star newspaper.