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INSIGHT-Fearing tobacco's fate, palm oil industry fights back

21 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 On the morning of Feb. 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.

Fearing tobacco's fate, palm oil industry fights back

21 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR On the morning of Feb. 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.

Exclusive: China-owned oil tanker changes name in apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctions

16 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and direction to other ships, ship-tracking data showed.

EXCLUSIVE-China-owned oil tanker changes name in apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctions

16 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and direction to other ships, ship-tracking data showed.

Malaysia files criminal charges against 17 Goldman Sachs executives

09 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday against 17 current and former directors at subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs Group Inc following an investigation into a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal that led to the demise of state fund 1MDB. | Video

Exclusive: Shadowed by trade war, Malaysia says 2020 fiscal deficit target a 'challenge'

22 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will find it challenging to meet its 3% fiscal deficit target for next year due to uncertainties around the U.S.-China trade war, the finance minister told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

Petronas-Saudi JV to restart crude unit at Malaysia refinery in July - sources

27 Jun 2019

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PrefChem), a joint venture between Petronas and Saudi Aramco, is expected to restart a crude distillation unit at its oil refinery in Malaysia in July, three sources familiar with the matter said.

Malaysia's Petronas Chemicals budgets $6 billion for specialty portfolio deals

24 Jun 2019

KUALA LUMPUR The chemicals arm of Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas plans to spend roughly $6 billion over the next 15 to 20 years to expand its specialty chemicals portfolio through acquisitions and partnerships, the unit's chief executive said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Malaysia's Petronas Chemicals budgets $6 bln for speciality portfolio deals

24 Jun 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 The chemicals arm of Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas plans to spend roughly $6 billion over the next 15 to 20 years to expand its speciality chemicals portfolio through acquisitions and partnerships, the unit's chief executive said on Monday.

Malaysia sex scandal clouds Mahathir's succession plan

21 Jun 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Leaked sex videos purporting to show a potential successor to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad with another man have deepened rifts within the ruling coalition and raised concerns of a turbulent transition from the 93-year-old leader.

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