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  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

    Malaysia's government said it will resurrect a multibillion-dollar property and transportation project in Kuala Lumpur involving a Chinese state company.

  • President Donald Trump at a press conference at the East Room of the White House in February 2017

    The U.S. has been classified as a "noticeably problematic" place to be a journalist, according to the World Press Freedom Index 2019. It has slipped three places to 48 out of 180 countries in the ranking by the organization Reporters Without Borders.

  • SINGAPORE, April 17- Singapore moved to take control of debt-laden Hyflux's key water treatment plant on Wednesday, a day after authorities said they were reviewing the company's disclosures to see if it has breached any laws. Singapore's national water agency, PUB, issued a notice to Hyflux on Wednesday saying it would take over the company's Tuaspring...

  • SINGAPORE, April 17- Singapore moved to take control of debt-laden Hyflux's key water treatment plant on Wednesday, a day after authorities said they were reviewing the company's disclosures to see if it has breached any laws. Singapore's national water agency, PUB, issued a notice to Hyflux on Wednesday saying it would take over the company's Tuaspring...

  • Watch CNBC's exclusive interview with Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon

    CNBC's Tanvir Gill sits down with Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon to discuss company's earnings, future plans and the U.S. economy.

  • *Demand powered by Asia, including China and India. PARIS, April 16- Enduring demand for luxury skincare products boosted L'Oreal sales in the first quarter, helping the Maybelline maker beat growth forecasts along with a slight improvement in its struggling lower-end product ranges. In an encouraging sign for rivals like U.S.-based Estee Lauder, L'Oreal...

  • A women is seen in Kuala Lumpur with a Malaysia flag as a background.

    Malaysia's relationship with China is under scrutiny ahead of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's working visit to Beijing in April.

  • PARIS, April 15- The co-founder of Indonesia's Lion Air, one of two airlines that lost passengers and crew in recent crashes involving the 737 MAX, has lashed out at Boeing's handling of the accidents as the potential business fallout from the jet's grounding intensifies. Rusdi Kirana said a recent apology by Boeing over the 346 lives lost in the two disasters,...

  • MONTREAL/ SINGAPORE/ SHANGHAI, April 15- Gulfstream Aerospace and Bombardier are trotting out their longest-range business jets at an Asian air show this week, as they compete for orders from China's growing elite, despite the country's slowing economy. The Asian Business Aviation Conference& Exhibition, opens Tuesday in Shanghai under a cloud of economic...

  • A visual representation of digital cryptocurrency bitcoin.

    North Korea's cyber capabilities and financial networks pose a threat to Southeast Asia's growing, yet vulnerable, cryptocurrency sector, according to British defense and security think tank Royal United Services Institute.

  • MONTREAL/ SINGAPORE/ SHANGHAI, April 14- Gulfstream Aerospace and Bombardier are trotting out their longest-range business jets at an Asian air show this week, as they compete for orders from China's growing elite, despite the country's slowing economy. The Asian Business Aviation Conference& Exhibition, opens Tuesday in Shanghai under a cloud of economic...

  • *No fatalities in fire at RAPID refinery, Petronas says. KUALA LUMPUR, April 12- A fire was brought under control early on Friday after an explosion at a Malaysian oil refinery being developed by state oil firm Petronas, which was testing its facilities ahead of planned commercial operations later this year. RAPID, or Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated...

  • *No fatalities in fire at RAPID refinery, Petronas says. KUALA LUMPUR, April 12- A fire was brought under control early on Friday after an explosion at a Malaysian oil refinery being developed by state oil firm Petronas, which was testing its facilities ahead of planned commercial operations later this year. RAPID, or Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 12- A fire was brought under control early on Friday after an explosion at a Malaysian oil refinery being developed by national oil firm Petronas, which was testing its facilities ahead of planned commercial operations later this year. RAPID, or Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development, will anchor the Pengerang Integrated...

  • LONDON, April 11- The London Metal Exchange is returning once again to the vexatious issue of its warehousing function. The last structurally embedded queue at the Dutch port of Vlissingen disappeared in July 2017. There are still occasional flash queues, such as the 121- day waiting time for aluminum at Malaysia's Port Klang, but accelerated load-out...

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday that is adding 37 Chinese companies and schools to a red-flag list of "unverified" entities that U.S. companies should treat with caution, according to a notice in the Federal Register. The list, which takes effect on Thursday, also includes six organizations in Hong Kong, four in the United Arab...

  • That's down to China, the world's largest buyer and processor of copper scrap, or "solid waste" as it is officially classified in China. China's steady tightening of its "solid waste" import regulations has already upended global flows of copper scrap. China last year banned the import of what it calls Category 7 copper scrap, typically lower-grade material such as...

  • That's down to China, the world's largest buyer and processor of copper scrap, or "solid waste" as it is officially classified in China. China's steady tightening of its "solid waste" import regulations has already upended global flows of copper scrap. China last year banned the import of what it calls Category 7 copper scrap, typically lower-grade material such as...

  • Tony Fernandes, chief executive officer of AirAsia.

    Tony Fernandes says this is his greatest skill as a leader.

  • RPT- MALAYSIA'S MARCH PALM OIL END-STOCKS DOWN 4.6 PCT TO 2.92 MLN T FROM FEB MPOB.