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  • Former prime minster Najb Razak will get a fair trial: Malaysia's Mahathir

    There was an attempt to "fiddle" with the judiciary under the previous regime, but we want a "free judiciary," says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

  • OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad commented on the state of the oil market less than a month before OPEC and non-OPEC members are scheduled to meet in Vienna to vote on their next policy decision.

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

    "We believe in the rule of law. Whatever the law says, we accept," Mahathir told CNBC.

  • Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian prime minister and opposition candidate for Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) reacts during a news conference after general election, in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, May 9, 2018.

    "As you can see from the midterm elections, he has not done so well. The chances of him getting a second term is a bit bleak at the moment," the Malaysian leader told CNBC.

  • 'With Trump, you can't predict anything': Malaysian prime minister

    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says other members of the U.S. government will not continue with this "very destructive" trade war if U.S. President Donald Trump is not re-elected.

  • Mark Mobius, co-founder of Mobius Capital Partners

    "At the end of the day, emerging markets equities look very cheap now. It's time to get in," Mobius, co-founder of Mobius Capital Partners, told CNBC's "Street Signs."

  • US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence at the 'Make America Great Again' campaign rally at McKenzie Arena, in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 4, 2018.

    Vice President Mike Pence will join world leaders from China, Japan and India at the ASEAN Summit in Singapore this week.

  • A bird's-eye view of Ho Chi Minh City. 

    While short-term disruption can be expected in Asia due to the trade war between the U.S. and China, other regional players could stand to benefit in the long run, Nick Marro analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit told CNBC.

  • Blocks of Housing & Development Board (HDB) apartments stand in Singapore, on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.

    Some of the risks that could affect Southeast Asia's appetite for more deals include higher interest rates and the reduction of liquidity due to volatility in capital markets.

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its October 2018 rate-setting meeting 1300 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Tony Richards, RBA Head of Payments Policy, at The Future of Financial Services Sydney Conference 2018, Sydney- 2310 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting 0330 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Tony Richards, RBA Head of Payments Policy, at The Future of Financial Services Sydney Conference 2018, Sydney- 2310 GMT.

  • Prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn announced that Tim Leissner, former partner for Goldman Sachs in Asia, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and agreed to forfeit $43.7 million. Roger Ng, the other charged former Goldman banker, was arrested in Malaysia at the request...

  • **ISRAEL- Bank of Israel holds conference in honor of governor Karnit Flug, who is leaving the bank. Among those scheduled to participate include deputy governor Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, OECD chief economist Laurence Boone, Czech central bank chief Jiri Rusnok, Brazil central bank head Ilan Goldfajn, Swedish deputy central bank governor Martin Floden and...

  • Prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn announced that Tim Leissner, former partner for Goldman Sachs in Asia, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and agreed to forfeit $43.7 million. Roger Ng, the other charged former Goldman banker, was arrested in Malaysia at the request...

  • Financial professionals sit in the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. prosecutors unveiled criminal charges on Thursday against two former Goldman Sachs bankers and Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho tied to the alleged theft of billions from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

  • Logo of 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) on a bus window in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    A judge in a California court agreed on Wednesday to a proposal between the U.S. Department of Justice and the company that owns the jet, Global One Aviation, to sell the aircraft.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31- Malaysia's new government is set to deliver an austerity flavoured first budget on Friday, having unearthed more debt left behind by the previous administration, and needing extra revenue after ditching an unpopular consumption tax. The surprise election defeat of Najib Razak in May ejected the United Malays National Organisation from...

  • **ZAGREB Croatia Finance Minister Zdravko Maric, the Central Bank Governor Boris Vujcic, the European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and some other local experts will attend a conference on Croatia's path towards adopting the euro, a goal which the government wants to achieve within 6-7 years- 0800 GMT. CHISINAU National Bank of Moldova...

  • PULAU INDAH, Malaysia, Oct 25- Hundreds of sacks filled with plastic waste from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Spain spill onto the streets of an industrial zone in Pulau Indah, an island town just an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur and home to Malaysia's biggest port. Pulau Indah- ironically, the name means "beautiful island" in Malay- is one of many towns in...

  • PULAU INDAH, Malaysia, Oct 25- Hundreds of sacks filled with plastic waste from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Spain spill onto the streets of an industrial zone in Pulau Indah, an island town just an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur and home to Malaysia's biggest port. Pulau Indah- ironically, the name means "beautiful island" in Malay- is one of many towns in...