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Malaysia in transition

Malaysia sovereign wealth fund marks $1.5bn loss over impairments

Khazanah Nasional hit by Malaysia Airlines struggles

A view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. The Malaysian government is pressing state-linked funds for higher returns as it works to restore fiscal health.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Malaysia's state-run Khazanah Nasional fund suffered a loss of 6.27 billion ringgit ($1.54 billion) before tax and dividends for 2018, facing sharp impairments tied to key shareholdings.

The sovereign wealth fund also raised its dividends paid to Kuala Lumpur by half from the prior year to 1.5 billion ringgit amid increasing demand for returns.

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