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Fire at Petronas' RAPID oil refinery quickly tamed

12 Apr 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.

UPDATE 3-Fire at Petronas' RAPID oil refinery quickly tamed

12 Apr 2019

* Fire contained within 30 minutes, with two slightly injured

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

10 Apr 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 graft trial begins

03 Apr 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

29 Mar 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

29 Mar 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

28 Mar 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

14 Feb 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

12 Feb 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

31 Jan 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.

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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.