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Indonesia president declares poll win as rival does too, complaining of fraud

By Maikel Jefriando and Cindy Silviana JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential

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Najib's Lawyer Wants to See Jho Low's Texts, Emails: 1MDB Update

(Bloomberg) -- Witnesses are being called to the stand in former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak’s trial, which kicked off

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Asia’s Worst Currency Staggers After Two Blows to Performance

(Bloomberg) -- It was a one-two punch that’s turned the Malaysian ringgit into Asia’s worst performer this month. FTSE Russell

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The World's Worst Major Stock Market Is Really, Really Boring

(Bloomberg) -- Hopes of luring back global investors to a battered stock market are dimming by the day for Malaysia’s

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib's 1MDB graft trial resumes

Toppled Malaysian leader Najib Razak returned to court for the second day of his high-profile corruption trial Monday, with the

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China Wins Allies for Web Vision in Ideological Battle With U.S.

(Bloomberg) -- A swathe of the world is adopting China’s vision for a tightly controlled internet over the unfettered American

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Malaysia's ruling coalition loses state by-election as support wanes

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's ruling coalition lost a state constituency in a by-election on Saturday in a further sign

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China, Malaysia to Resume East Coast Rail for $11 Billion

(Bloomberg) -- China has struck a deal with Malaysia to resume the East Coast Rail Link project at a smaller

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Malaysia to provide $1.5 billion in aid to state palm oil firm Felda

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will provide state-owned palm oil plantation agency Felda with financial aid of 6.23 billion ringgit

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Malaysian state palm oil firm Felda seeks $1.5 billion government bailout - Bloomberg

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's state palm oil plantation agency, the Federal Land Development Authority, is seeking 6 billion ringgit

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Indonesia, Malaysia send letter protesting EU palm oil curbs

By Bernadette Christina Munthe and Philip Blenkinsop JAKARTA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia, the world's two biggest

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Singapore PM defends 'fake news' law after storm of criticism

Singapore's leader insisted Tuesday his government's proposed fake news laws were a "step forward" in fighting online falsehoods after they

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Malaysia, Singapore Vow to Reach Friendly End to Water Spat

(Bloomberg) -- The leaders of neighboring Singapore and Malaysia agreed Tuesday to amicably resolve a long-running dispute over water that

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Wesfarmers reiterates Lynas offer, says could ease conditions

(Reuters) - Australia's Wesfarmers Ltd said on Tuesday it is still interested in acquiring Lynas Corp Ltd and could table

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How Investors Can Prepare for a Surprise Indonesia Election Outcome

(Bloomberg) -- The race for Indonesia’s next president is going down to the wire. Here’s what investors and analysts suggest

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Will Brunei's anti-LGBT Sharia law spread across southeast Asia?

Brunei's new law punishing homosexual sex with death by stoning has sent a wave of fear across the LGBT population in neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Indonesian, Malaysian send joint letter of objection to EU over palm -Indonesian minister

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad have signed a joint letter of objection

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U.S.-China Trade Talks and Turkey Turmoil Dominate Emerging Markets

(Bloomberg) -- The following is a roundup of emerging-markets news and highlights for the week ending April 5. Highlights: Asia:

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Families of missing Malaysian activist, pastor urge new probe

Families of a missing Malaysian Shiite Muslim activist and Christian pastor called Thursday for a new investigation into their disappearances

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Malaysia's former PM Najib in the dock for three hours as graft trial begins

By Joseph Sipalan and Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Ten years to the day after he was first sworn

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib goes on trial over 1MDB mega-scandal

Malaysia's disgraced former leader Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to all charges against him as he went on trial Wednesday

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Malaysia's former leader Najib in the dock as graft trial begins

By Joseph Sipalan and Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Ten years to the day after he was sworn in,

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China Moves to Define ‘Belt and Road’ Projects for First Time

(Bloomberg) -- China is drafting rules for overseas investments to be considered part of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road

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Malaysia finds buyer for $250M 1MDB superyacht as disgraced ex-PM due in court

Malaysia will sell a luxury superyacht belonging to the alleged mastermind of the 1MDB financial scandal for about half its estimated value, officials said Wednesday.

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Najib's First 1MDB Trial Starts Today in Key Test for Malaysia

(Bloomberg) -- The first of many trials for Malaysia’s former premier Najib Razak will serve as a key test of

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