Malaysia's Dream Of Megabank Fizzles As Oil Prices Dampen Plans
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Stock market investors seem to have taken a positive view on the breakdown of the bank merger. CIMB shares ended the day 14 percent higher, compared with a 0.8 percent gain in the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index. RHB climbed 0.9 percent.

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Malaysia's moderation an asset in UN, say envoys – Bernama
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Malaysia's concept of moderation and experience in moderating conflicts could lead to a stronger United Nations Security Council (UNSC), say other non-permanent members on the UNSC. – Reuters pic, January 18, 2015.Malaysia's concept of moderation …

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Malaysia's rancid election
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There are fears of violence, but observers think they're overblown – or hope they are, writes Asia Sentinel's John Berthelsen. Malaysia's May 5 national elections are taking place against the backdrop of the most rancid ethnic and political atmosphere …

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Malaysia's bonds set for best weekly gain since 2013 on oil risk
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“The news that Najib will be addressing the concerns has given some comfort to the market,” said Wong Chee Seng, a foreign-exchange strategist at AmBank Group in Kuala Lumpur. “Local debt is also looking attractive, especially now that U.S. Treasuries …

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Malaysia's Bonds Set for Best Weekly Gain Since 2013 on Oil Risk
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“The news that Najib will be addressing the concerns has given some comfort to the market,” said Wong Chee Seng, a foreign-exchange strategist at AmBank Group in Kuala Lumpur. “Local debt is also looking attractive, … 4. Similar-maturity U.S. debt …

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Meet The Wives Of Malaysia's Prime Ministers
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According to The Malay Business Tribune, controversy first started when Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife to current Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak widely used the title of “First Lady”. No previous wives of the Prime Minister have used this title …

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SapuraKencana signs Malaysia's largest Islamic loan worth US$2.3b
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[KUALA LUMPUR] SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd, a Malaysian oil and gas services firm, said on Thursday it has signed a US$2.3 billion Islamic loan with 11 lenders. The transaction, which will convert part of the company's conventional borrowing into a …

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Australia to refuse Malaysia's request to extradite Sirul, says report
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The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 15, 2015.Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, who was sentenced to death over … Sirul, who did not turn up at the Federal Court, reportedly went to Australia last October. Bernama had quoted a source as denying that …

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The Power of Malaysia's Government-Linked Companies
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GLCs reportedly comprise 36 percent of the Malaysian stock exchange's capitalisation and 54 percent of the entities that make up the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index. The Malaysian government controls GLCs through its government-linked investment …

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Stalled Merger Puts the Brakes on Malaysia's Islamic Megabank Dream
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“I don't think there will be another merger for a while as current market conditions aren't conducive.” CIMB (CIMB)'s board will meet today to discuss the merger, according to a stock exchange filing from the bank issued late yesterday. The parties are …

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Malaysia's Sona Abandons Plan to Buy Salamander's Thai Assets
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Malaysia's Sona Petroleum Bhd. (SONA) abandoned its plan to buy a stake in two Thai oil and gas blocks, as companies reset how they value energy assets in the wake of a plunge in crude prices. Sona, created in 2011 as a vehicle to purchase oil and gas …

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Does Malaysia's education system inspire confidence? – Jay Jay Denis
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With the new calendar year upon us, seeing children head back to school while many are still reeling from the effects of some of the most tremendous floods, does not bode well at all for the confidence of these children. Can the Malaysian education …

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