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Krishna N. Das

Malaysia offers to increase imports from India after Kashmir row

15 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is considering raising imports of raw sugar and buffalo meat from India, potentially easing trade tensions after reports New Delhi could restrict Malaysian palm oil imports following the country's criticism of India's actions in Kashmir.

Trade war rejuvenates 'Silicon Valley' firms in Malaysia

14 Oct 2019

PENANG, Malaysia Years after resisting pressure to move to China, Lee Hung Lung says his bet has paid off. Sales at his Malaysia-based Hotayi Electronic are surging, it's hiring more workers, considering an expansion, and picking and choosing orders.

Axiata's tower unit seeking deals to enter new markets, expand: CEO

03 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian telecoms firm Axiata Group Bhd has asked its edotco towers unit to seek deals to enter new markets or expand in Southeast Asia and South Asia, and may consider selling a stake if attractive large investment opportunities arise.

After big deal fails, Malaysia's Axiata seeks small sales

01 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE Under pressure to deliver cash to shareholders after a merger with Norway's Telenor collapsed, Malaysia's Axiata has changed tack: It is now in talks to offload stakes in units and will no longer entertain a group-level deal, sources told Reuters.

China fumbles FTSE Russell's bond inclusion, Malaysia clings on

27 Sep 2019

HONG KONG/KUALA LUMPUR FTSE Russell decided not to add China to its widely-tracked government bond index on Thursday as investors reiterated long-standing concerns, while Malaysia escaped eviction from the benchmark for at least six months.

Malaysia's 5G plan a potential boon for China's Huawei

24 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will start a nationwide demonstration of 5G projects next month, a minister said on Tuesday, indicating it was on track to become one of the first Asian countries to launch the technology.

Malaysia's 5G plan advances, a potential boon for China's Huawei

24 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 Malaysia will start a nationwide demonstration of 5G projects next month, a minister said on Tuesday, indicating it was on track to become one of the first Asian countries to launch the technology.

Malaysia fast-tracks investments to win trade-war business

17 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has set up a panel to fast-track investments as it seeks to woo businesses affected by the U.S.-China trade dispute and it approved more than $500 million in new proposals this month, a government minister said.

Malaysia's Axiata flags other deals, tower unit IPO after Telenor letdown

06 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Axiata Group is discussing deals with other parties and considering an initial public offering of its tower business, executives said after announcing the collapse of a planned Asian telecoms deal with Norway's Telenor.

Malaysia's Axiata flags other deals, tower unit IPO after Telenor letdown

06 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Axiata Group is discussing deals with other parties and considering an initial public offering of its tower business, executives said after announcing the collapse of a planned Asian telecoms deal with Norway's Telenor .

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