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  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22- Malaysia said on Tuesday it viewed with "great concern" the decision by India's top vegetable oil trade body to ask its members to stop buying Malaysian palm oil in protest over criticism of New Delhi's action in disputed Kashmir.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 21- Municipal workers scrubbed away noxious blue dye from the steps of Hong Kong's biggest mosque on Monday, while Muslim worshippers expressed frustration over police firing a water cannon outside the mosque during a large anti-government march. Senior police officers visited the Kowloon mosque to explain it was hit accidentally during...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday his exports-reliant country could be hit with trade sanctions amid rising protectionism highlighted by the U.S.- China tariff war. "Unfortunately, we are caught in the middle," he told a conference in the capital Kuala Lumpur, referring to the U.S.- China trade war.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- India wants to comply with global sanctions, including U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Russia, but also needs to maintain its own strength and strategic interests, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in an interview on Tuesday. The United States in January imposed the toughest sanctions yet on Venezuela's oil industry.

  • Why Aberdeen likes dollar-denominated Asian bonds

    Leong Lin Jing of Aberdeen Standard Investments discusses fixed income investment strategies and weighs in on the liquidity of the bond markets in Asia.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 14- China's Huawei Technologies is ready to enter into a "no backdoor" agreement with India to allay security concerns, the telecom group's local head said on Monday, as the giant South Asian country prepares to launch next generation 5 G networks. India, the world's second-biggest wireless market by users, will hold an airwaves auction for 5 G...

  • *Saudi Arabia, U.S. blamed Iran for attacks on Saudi oil plants. RIYADH, Oct 13- Russia can play a positive role in easing tensions in the Gulf following a spate of attacks in the region, President Vladimir Putin said in comments published on Sunday before his first visit to Saudi Arabia in over a decade. Yemen's Houthi movement said it was behind the drone and missile...

  • *Washington blames Tehran for attacks in Gulf, Iran denies. *Pakistani PM in Tehran, offers mediation with Riyadh. As U.S. sanctions have been reimposed, there have been a series of attacks in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf that Washington and its allies have blamed on Iran, which denies responsibility.

  • Tensions in the Gulf have spiked since the United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and Germany publicly blamed Iran for Sept. 14 attacks on the worlds biggest crude oil-processing facility in Saudi Arabia. Iran has denied involvement in the Saudi attacks, which were claimed by Iran- aligned Houthi forces in Yemen. The United States plans to deploy about 3,000...

  • DUBAI, Oct 13- Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran, adding that he will travel on to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. "Pakistan does not want conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia... I am happy to facilitate talks between Tehran and Riyadh...

  • PAKISTAN'S PRIME MINISTER KHAN SAYS ISLAMABAD DOES NOT WANT A CONFLICT IN REGION- IRANIAN TV.

  • Tensions in the Gulf have spiked since the United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and Germany publicly blamed Iran for Sept. 14 attacks on the worlds biggest crude oil-processing facility in Saudi Arabia. Iran has denied involvement in the Saudi attacks, which were claimed by Iran- aligned Houthi forces in Yemen. The United States plans to deploy about 3,000...

  • BEIJING, Oct 13- Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Sunday that any attempt to divide China will be crushed, as Beijing faces political challenges in months-long protests in Hong Kong and U.S. criticism over its treatment of Muslim minority groups. "Anyone attempting to split China in any part of the country will end in crushed bodies and shuttered bones," he...

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Oct 11- India is considering restricting imports of some products from Malaysia including palm oil, according to government and industry sources, in reaction to the Southeast Asian country's leader slamming New Delhi for its actions in Kashmir. India's government was angered after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad alleged last...

  • EXCLUSIVE- INDIA MAY RESTRICT IMPORTS FROM MALAYSIA AFTER MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER' S KASHMIR REMARKS- SOURCES.

  • ZURICH, Oct 1- Credit Suisse on Tuesday cleared Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam of the botched surveillance of the bank's former wealth management head Iqbal Khan in an internal investigation that cost Thiam's right-hand man his job. "The Board of Directors considers that the mandate for the observation of Iqbal Khan was wrong and disproportionate and has...

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- Record investments of $50 billion have turned 2019 into a banner year for liquefied natural gas, with Canada and the United States being the main drivers, the chief of the International Energy Agency said on Thursday. The industrial sector is Asia's biggest driver of LNG growth, with China expected to overtake Japan as the world's top importer of...

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- Record investments of $50 billion have turned 2019 into a banner year for liquefied natural gas, with Canada and the United States being the main drivers, the chief of the International Energy Agency said on Thursday. The industrial sector is Asia's biggest driver of LNG, with China expected to overtake Japan as the world's top importer of the fuel...

  • MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Sept 25- With one eye on flagging demand, businesses in India are likely to bank the government's $20.4 billion corporate tax windfall rather than unleash the investments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes will create millions of jobs and revive the economy. The tax cuts, which Modi vowed would woo global private investment and improve...

  • Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump hold hands on stage during the Howdy Modi Community Summit in Texas, U.S., on September 22, 2019.

    U.S. President Donald Trump, calling the gathering a "profoundly historic event," was greeted with a standing ovation by the Indian-American crowd and his speech was interrupted several times by roars of approval.