Malaysia

DiCarpio Foundation To Return Gifts If From Malaysian Fund Inquiry

DiCarpio Foundation To Return Gifts If From Malaysian Fund Inquiry

DiCarpio Foundation is now also being involved in the Malaysian Fund scandal.

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White House Visit Linked to Malaysian 1MDB Malaysian Fund

White House Visit Linked to Malaysian 1MDB Malaysian Fund

The US-Malaysia tie up is being sorrounded with anomally as regards to the 1MDB Malaysian Fund scandal.

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Oil Palm Fruit

El Niño Hurts Malaysia's Palm Oil Output

Due to the continuing harmful effects of El Niño, Malaysia's palm oil production has been greatly affected reducing output by millions of metric tons.

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Malaysia's Foreign Workers Recruitment on Hold

Malaysian government halts its recruitment of foreign workers particulary Bangladeshi. Protests from private and public sectors arise urging the government to give clarification about the agreement. The deputy prime minister confirmed that the registration of 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers does not mean that all of them could gain entry on the Southeast Asian country and be hired.

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit 2014

Singapore's authority seizes account related with 1MDB

The Singapore's authority announced that it has seized a large number of bank accounts in a probe into alleged misappropriations related to 1MDB. Details regarding the bank accounts will be shared with investigators from Switzerland, United States and Malaysia.

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Malaysia reduces growth forecast due to plunge in oil prices

Malaysia has trimmed its growth forecast mainly due to plunging oil prices. A miscalculated assumption has messed up the 2016 budget, which has the government groping for damage-control measures. One of the key outcomes were increasing the household spending of the country, which can give the sluggish economy a much-needed boost.

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Anthony Tan

Uber Rival GrabTaxi Launches GrabHitch Carpooling Service in Singapore

After enjoying successful services in several Asian countries, GrabTaxi introduced a carpooling service in Singapore. The service is available for testing on Wednesday in the country. Drivers participating in GrabHitch must provide elligible document and verification checks.

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Foxconn

Foxconn Technology denies termination of $1B investment in Indonesia

Foxconn, the electronics company headquartered in Taiwan, has pulled out $1B investment to Indonesia, rumors have it. But according to a report, Foxconn claims they haven't cancelled it yet.

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Asian growth plans at risk due to China meltdown

Chinese factor is impacting significantly growth plans of several economies in the Asian region. The uncertainty in the stock markets and volatility in the foreign exchange (forex) have kept the many Asian nations in a gripping situation.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese president to visit Pakistan, hammer out $46-billion deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping will launch energy and infrastructure projects worth $46 billion on a visit to Pakistan next week as China cements links with its old ally and generates opportunities for firms hit by slack growth at home.

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World Bank

World Bank cuts East Asia growth forecast, warns of risks to outlook

The World Bank cut its 2015 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and China, and warned of "significant" risks from global uncertainties including the potential impact from a strengthening dollar and higher U.S. interest rates.

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Bombardier

New Malaysia airline plans to buy Bombardier CSeries jets worth $1.5 billion

A new privately held Malaysian airline intends to buy 20 Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) CS100 aircraft for $1.5 billion, in what could be the Canadian planemaker's first order in Southeast Asia for its long-delayed CSeries passenger jet program.

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Tokyo

Asian shares near eight-week highs as ECB looms large

Asian shares held near eight-week highs on Thursday as investors bet on the likely size and scope of a bond-buying program the European Central Bank is poised to unveil later in the day in an attempt to revive the flagging euro zone economy.

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Sharjah Islamic Bank

Malaysia's $20 billion bank merger headed for collapse: sources

Malaysia's proposed $20 billion merger to create the world's biggest Islamic bank is likely to be scrapped after CIMB Holdings and RHB Capital failed to agree on new deal terms, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Oil-driven Asian bond rally could boomerang

Plunging oil prices have sparked a big rally in Asian government bond markets as lower fuel costs cut inflation expectations, but the rally could be built on shallow foundations as monetary policymakers remain out of step with tumbling bond yields.

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