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Fire at Petronas' RAPID oil refinery quickly tamed

Apr 12 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A fire was brought under control early on Friday after an explosion at a Malaysian oil refinery being developed by state oil firm Petronas, which was testing its facilities ahead of planned commercial operations later this year.

Malaysia backs $1.5 billion in aid for state palm oil firm Felda

Apr 10 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will inject 6.23 billion ringgit ($1.52 billion) of financial aid into state-owned palm oil plantation agency Felda, after a government inquiry found poor management had sent the company's losses and debt soaring over the past decade.

Malaysia's former PM Najib in the dock for three hours as 1MDB graft trial begins

Apr 03 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Ten years to the day after he was first sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak stood trial on Wednesday for corruption charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal that brought down his government. | Video

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-EU risks "trade war" with Malaysia over palm oil - Mahathir

Mar 29 2019

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 28 The European Union risks opening up a trade war with Malaysia over its "grossly unfair" policies aimed at reducing the use of palm oil, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday.

Exclusive: EU risks 'trade war' with Malaysia over palm oil - Mahathir

Mar 29 2019

LANGKAWI The European Union risks opening up a trade war with Malaysia over its "grossly unfair" policies aimed at reducing the use of palm oil, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday.

EXCLUSIVE-EU risks "trade war" with Malaysia over palm oil - Mahathir

Mar 28 2019

* Mahathir gives no date for handover to Anwar (Updates with comment on no date for stepping down)

UPDATE 2-Malaysia's economy speeds up in Q4 on improved exports

Feb 14 2019

* Exports will help prop up economy moving forward - c.bank gov

Malaysia's fourth-quarter GDP growth seen picking up on spending, exports: Reuters poll

Feb 12 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's economy probably grew faster in the fourth quarter with exports and private consumption helping to snap four quarters of slowing growth, a Reuters poll showed.

China offered to nearly halve cost of Malaysia's $20-billion rail project: sources

Jan 31 2019

KUALA LUMPUR China offered to nearly halve the cost of a $20-billion rail project to save the centerpiece of its infrastructure push in Southeast Asia, two sources said on Thursday, but contradictory remarks by Malaysian ministers leave the outcome uncertain.

RPT-Malaysia could curb French purchases if palm oil use restricted

Jan 23 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron.

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