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  • 'Independents Will Be the Dark Horse of Malaysian Election'

    Joseph Liow, Associate Dean at S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU, says independent candidates have the potential to be the spoilers or the kingmakers in Malaysia's general election.

  • Malaysia's Elections 2013

    Karim Raslan, Group CEO of KRA Group says the key issues dominating Malaysia's upcoming elections will be socioeconomic. He says the campaigns are about redressing Malaysians at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale.

  • M'sia Ruling Party Faces 'Fight for Life': Analyst

    Bridget Welsh, Associate Professor, Political Science at Singapore Management University (SMU) says that Malaysia's opposition parties have a fighting chance of winning the country's general elections.

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced he will dissolve parliament on Wednesday, paving the way for a long-anticipated general election late this month.

  • Playing the Southeast Asian Markets

    Zafrul Aziz, CEO of Maybank Investment Bank tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to play the Southeast Asian markets in the coming year.

  • China Vanke, the country's biggest real estate developer, said it's looking to extend its foreign investment drive beyond the high-end U.S. market, as Beijing weighs new measures to cool mainland property prices.

  • Range of Fraser & Neave Ltd. (F&N) products

    Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has raised his stake in Fraser and Neave (F&N) to more than 50 percent, turning his offer to buy the rest of the Singapore property and drinks conglomerate unconditional.

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Shares in Malaysian commodity firm Tradewinds (M) Bhd jumped to a five-month high on Wednesday following a 1.5 billion ringgit ($489.40 million) buyout offer by Malaysia's seventh richest man Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary.

  • Road Ahead for S.E. Asian Economies

    Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist, CIMB Research delves into growth prospects and challenges for South East Asia, namely Singapore & Malaysia even as global economic recovery remains wobbly.

  • Why Asia Can’t Pull Global Economy Out of Crisis

    Business sentiment among Asia's top companies improved slightly in the fourth quarter, reversing two consecutive quarters of declines, while global economic uncertainty remained the biggest concern for the region's firms, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

  • oil drilling in the south China Seas

    China told Vietnam on Thursday to stop unilateral oil exploration in disputed areas of the South China Sea, raising tension in protracted maritime territorial disputes with its neighbors.

  • Opportunities in Emerging Asia

    Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates, HSBC Global Research says investor worries about hot money flowing out of emerging markets like Malaysia and Indonesia are unfounded due to favorable market conditions.

  • Searching for Yield in 2013

    Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates, HSBC Global Research recommends investors look at the bonds of some emerging markets like Malaysia if they're looking for more yield.

  • Asian shares gained momentum on Friday on expectations a deal will eventually be reached to avoid a U.S. fiscal crisis.

  • Malaysian Airline Drops 20% After Rights Issue Announcement

    Shares in Malaysian Airline (MAS) plunged up to 20.8 percent after the company said it planned to raise 3.1 billion ringgit ($1 billion) through a rights issue.

  • Southeast Asia’s Time to Shine, Not Just Due to Obama

    In a week where U.S. President Barack Obama has made Southeast Asia the center of his first post-election trip overseas, upbeat economic news highlights another reason why the region is gaining in prominence globally.

  • OTTAWA, Nov 6- A top legislator in Canada's ruling Conservative Party on Tuesday made public his fierce opposition to a bid by China's CNOOC Ltd for Nexen Inc, underlining the political challenges facing Ottawa as it studies the takeover.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- International tourist arrivals grew 4 percent between January and August year-on-year and are heading for the 1 billion mark for the first time by December, the UN World Tourism Organization said on Monday.

  • Asian shares fell on Monday and the dollar firmed as investors shied away from risk ahead of the closely fought U.S. presidential election, the result of which could define a clear direction for broader markets.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The contentious U.S.- China trade relationship has been a major issue in the U.S. race for the White House, with President Barack Obama defending his record and Republican challenger Mitt Romney promising tougher tactics if elected.