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India

Joseph Sipalan

UPDATE 2-Malaysia c.bank holds rates on economic rebound, flags uneven recovery

10 Sep 2020

* C.bank flags downside risks and uncertainties linked to pandemic

Slim majority of economists bet on Malaysia central bank rate cut this week: Poll

08 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Economists are split on whether Malaysia's central bank will cut interest rates this week, with a slim majority in a Reuters poll betting on a rate reduction, as policymakers balance the need to support a virus-hit economy with a pick-up in exports.

Pandemic, Malay power lend popularity boost to Malaysia PM - poll

02 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been rated highly by voters, according to a poll published on Wednesday, on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and greater representation of the ethnic Malay majority in his administration.

Coronavirus jolts Malaysia's economy into first contraction since global financial crisis

14 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's economy plunged into its first contraction since the 2009 global financial crisis in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged business activity, prompting the central bank to sharply cut its GDP forecast for this year.

Back from the dead? Stem cells give hope for revival of Malaysia's extinct rhinos

12 Aug 2020

KUANTAN, Malaysia Some skin, eggs and tissue samples are all that remain of Malaysia's last rhino, Iman, who died last November after years of failed breeding attempts. | Video

Malaysian Islamist party says snap poll needed for political stability

12 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's majority Malay ethnic group must secure a dominant position in new national elections to ensure political stability in the country, an Islamist party leader who is also a senior figure within the ruling coalition said on Wednesday.

POLL-Malaysia's Q2 GDP seen contracting sharply on strict coronavirus curbs

12 Aug 2020

* For poll data click: reuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=cpurl://apps.cp./Apps/econ-polls?RIC=MYGDP%3DECI

Malaysia's ruling coalition stumbles as key ally quits political pact

30 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR The biggest party in Malaysia's ruling coalition withdrew from a political alliance with the prime minister on Thursday, two days after its former leader and premier Najib Razak was sentenced to jail over the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal.

Guilty verdict for Malaysia's Najib caps dramatic turn in fortunes

28 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR As a Malaysian judge read out a verdict of guilty on all charges, former prime minister Najib Razak sat silently in the dock at the end of the first of five graft trials linked to scandal-tainted state fund 1MDB. | Video

Guilty verdict for Malaysia's Najib caps dramatic turn in fortunes

28 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR As a Malaysian judge read out a verdict of guilty on all charges, former prime minister Najib Razak sat silently in the dock at the end of the first of five graft trials linked to scandal-tainted state fund 1MDB.

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