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  • Malaysian footballers dread playing in North Korea

    KUALA LUMPUR -- The Football Association of Malaysia is concerned about the safety of the national team during its match against North Korea in Pyongyang on June 8.Citing the possibility of sabotage against its players and officials if refereeing de

    May 11, 2017 11:02 pm JST
  • Malaysia's industrial output expands 4.6% in March, supports Q1 growth views

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Output from Malaysia's factories and mines grew at a slightly slower pace in March, continuing to support forecasts of strong growth for the quarter and expectations that the central bank will stand pat on rates when

    May 11, 2017 09:08 pm JST
  • How to NJOI free movies in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Astro Malaysia Holdings, the country's largest pay-TV operator, is boosting its digital offerings now that its traditional TV business is seeing revenue taper off.The group on Thursday launched a new video-streaming service, called N

    May 11, 2017 07:26 pm JST
  • Luxe 'lite' takes flight in Asia

    How many among the legions of budget travelers who struggle down the narrow aisles of a plane toward the nether regions of "cattle-class" have not looked wistfully at the cool, comfortable passengers sipping pre-takeoff champagne in their deluxe bus

    May 11, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ADB finds the 'Asian century' tantalizingly close

    YOKOHAMA, Japan In just five decades, Asia has changed beyond recognition, the Asian Development Bank was keen to inform participants at its 50th annual meeting, held in Yokohama from May 4.A promotional video played repeatedly during the four-day e

    May 11, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Luxe 'lite' takes flight in Asia

    How many among the legions of budget travelers who struggle down the narrow aisles of a plane toward the nether regions of "cattle-class" have not looked wistfully at the cool, comfortable passengers sipping pre-takeoff champagne in their deluxe bus

    May 11, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Malaysia's Hartalega Q4 profit jumps 45% on higher demand

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Hartalega Holdings, the world's largest nitrile glove maker, saw its net profit jump 45% on the year to 89.4 million ringgit ($20.6 million) in the quarter ended March 31, thanks to stronger demand and a rising dollar.Revenue rose 32

    May 10, 2017 04:20 pm JST
  • Dalian Wanda may bid on big Malaysia project

    DALIAN, China/KUALA LUMPUR -- Property developer Dalian Wanda Group may enter a bid to develop the township of Bandar Malaysia now that a deal with another Chinese company appears to have fallen through."Please stay tuned," a company spokesperson re

    May 10, 2017 02:15 am JST
  • Malaysia's Tenaga Nasional wins $176 million contract in Pakistan

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia's state-owned electricity utility company, secured a $176 million operations-and-maintenance contract in Pakistan in a deal that will further boost its income from international markets.The

    May 9, 2017 11:02 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian new-car sales jump 14% in March

    BANGKOK -- New-car sales in Southeast Asia's six major countries climbed by a combined 14% in March from a year earlier to 316,736 vehicles, the fifth straight monthly gain and returning sales for the month to a level not seen in four years.Sales ro

    May 9, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • Petronas is committed to output cut if pact between oil producers is extended

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Petronas, Malaysia's state-owned oil-and-gas company, will continue to cut output as agreed if a six-month pact between global oil producers signed in December is extended, its chief executive said Monday."We've comm

    May 8, 2017 07:36 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian economic growth regaining speed

    SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asian economies should collectively grow by around 5% this year and next, propelled by such fast-growing contributors as the Philippines and Vietnam, a regional observer group says in a report released Thursday.Real gross dome

    May 8, 2017 02:42 pm JST
  • FT Confidential Research

    Job insecurity rises in ASEAN despite economic recovery

    We found 22.8 per cent of Asean respondents feared losing their jobs in the next six months, a 2.3 point increase since our last survey of employment sentiment in 2015.Asean jobseekers also said it was harder to find a job this year than in 2015.Mal

    May 8, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • ADB meeting finds the 'Asian century' so close, yet so far

    YOKOHAMA -- Asia has changed beyond recognition. The Asian Development Bank proclaimed confidently in a promotion video that was played repeatedly at its 50th annual meeting held in Yokohama from Thursday to Sunday.The statistics bear out this claim

    May 8, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • ASEAN summit underscores dearth of leadership

    MANILA -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations observed its 50th anniversary with a summit that failed to yield a united front against Beijing on the South China Sea territorial disputes, a comedown for an organization once steered by strong f

    May 6, 2017 04:10 am JST
  • China Railway's $1.7bn investment hits buffer

    KUALA LUMPUR -- When Prime Minister Najib Razak failed to appear on Wednesday evening for a site inspection of Bandar Malaysia, which includes the terminal site for a high-speed rail link to Singapore, the event was abruptly cancelled.TRX City, a fi

    May 5, 2017 11:28 pm JST
  • Malaysia's exports hit record high in March

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's exports surged to a record high in March, thanks to stronger demand for its manufactured goods and commodities, according to the country's ministry of trade on Friday.The ministry's data showed that shipments in March grew

    May 5, 2017 06:30 pm JST
  • The case for a truly international Asian infrastructure summit

    TOKYO -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank are widely seen as competitors in shaping a new world order. The former, sponsored by China, has already outstripped the membership of the latter, backed by Japan and t

    May 5, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Southeast Asia plays catch-up in dealing with graying populations

    KUALA LUMPUR Southeast Asia wants to defy Father Time. As its populations age and workforces start their inevitable decline, the region is counting on high-tech remedies to try and turn back the clock, or at least slow it down.According to a recent

    May 5, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Japan agrees to currency swap deals with Thailand, Malaysia

    YOKOHAMA -- Japan has signed a bilateral currency swap deal with Thailand, a move aimed at strengthening the Association of Southeast Asian Nation's resilience to future financial crises. Under the agreement, the two countries will be able to swap t

    May 5, 2017 01:30 pm JST