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  1. August 10, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines seeks change of fortunes

    When Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, said at the end of last week that the future of his country’s flag carrier...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines crash: Political hostility threatens probe

    The field near Torez in rebel-held eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 came down is at the centre of one of...

  1. July 13, 2014

    Analysts query logic of Malaysia three-way bank merger

    Malaysia’s sleepy banking scene is not known for delivering surprises. But news last week that the country’s second-largest...

  2. July 3, 2014

    Nazir steps down as chief of Malaysian bank CIMB

    Nazir Razak, one of the most prominent bankers in southeast Asia, is stepping down as chief executive of CIMB after 15 years...

  3. July 3, 2014

    Malaysia’s 1MDB plans large-scale IPO

    Malaysia is set for its largest initial public offering so far this year after 1MDB, a vast sovereign wealth fund formed...

  4. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    Growth in Asean: in the shadow of China

    Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, is so pleased that his country’s currency, the ringgit, is at its strongest level...

  5. June 6, 2014

    Malaysia and Singapore take action against online critics

    The rise of social media in Malaysia and its tiny neighbour Singapore is testing the patience of the leaders of two of the...

  6. April 27, 2014

    Obama wins Malaysia’s backing for ‘Asia pivot’

    Barack Obama used the first visit by a US president to Malaysia since the 1960s to win support for his much-vaunted Asia...

  7. April 16, 2014

    Fragile Middle: Malaysians feel pinch as subsidies are cut

    Lee Ee May, a 27-year-old working in the Kuala Lumpur offices of an international management consultancy, appears...

  8. March 27, 2014

    Q&A: What next in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?

    The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has resulted in the...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    March 24, 2014

    Relatives of missing flight MH370

    Goh Chai Hingoh/AFP A relative of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries after hearing the news that the plane...

  10. March 24, 2014

    Inmarsat’s use of data helps solve MH370 flight path riddle

    UK-based company Inmarsat solved the mystery of the final course taken by flight MH370 – the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet...

  11. March 20, 2014

    Indian Ocean search fails to find missing flight MH370

    Hopes of finding missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, on the first day of a new search after satellites detected possible...

  12. March 17, 2014

    Anwar’s plight intersects with missing airliner case

    When the world turned its gaze towards Malaysia it was usually across to Anwar Ibrahim, its quixotic opposition politician....

  13. March 7, 2014

    Anwar Ibrahim faces jail as acquittal on sodomy charges overturned

    Anwar Ibrahim, the veteran Malaysian opposition leader, was on Friday facing the threat of political oblivion after an...

  14. February 5, 2014

    Knives out for Malaysia PM Najib Razak

    When Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife attended a ceremony congratulating the country’s star badminton...

  15. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2014

    Asean: electricity shock coming

    If you are doing business in Asean – the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – be prepared for an electric shock....

  16. December 31, 2013

    Najib Razak cuts subsidies in effort to plug Malaysia deficit

    The prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, has sought to draw a line under the country’s decades-old reliance on energy...

  17. October 27, 2013

    Islamic finance takes centre stage in City

    The City of London will this week set out its credentials as a centre for Islamic finance when politicians, investors and...

  18. October 25, 2013

    Malaysian PM Najib Razak introduces 6% consumption tax

    Malaysia is to introduce a consumption tax and cut a key levy on business as the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak...

  19. October 24, 2013

    Najib Razak prepares for delicate Malaysia balancing act

    When Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, stands up in parliament on Friday to present his first budget since narrowly...

  20. October 14, 2013

    Malaysian court rules against Catholics in ‘Allah’ dispute

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Oct 14 – A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to...

  21. October 2, 2013

    Barack Obama cancels part of Asia trip due to US government shutdown

    US President Barack Obama cancelled planned visits to Malaysia and the Philippines next week as a US government shutdown...

  22. September 16, 2013

    Pivotal figure in Malaysia’s path to independence dies

    As Malaysians this week mark half a century since the creation of the Malay Federation, which laid the foundation for...

  23. beyondbrics

    July 5, 2013

    Malaysia: exports fall raising questions about economic growth

    Fresh from an election victory, Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak (pictured) was full of new-term enthusiasm when he...

  24. July 3, 2013

    London aims to win bigger slice of thriving Islamic finance market

    London is pushing for an increased share of the global Islamic finance market as the sector expands to a forecast $1.6tr in...

  25. July 3, 2013

    Malaysian PM says push into UK property will accelerate

    Malaysia is set to accelerate its already aggressive investment push into UK property in a move that underscores the...

  26. July 3, 2013

    Malaysian premier shrugs off looming threats to economy

    A slowdown in the Chinese economy, plunging commodity prices and the looming end of US “QE3” quantitative easing might...

  27. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2013

    Najib interview: Malaysia will weather emerging markets turmoil

    A China slowdown, plunging commodity prices and the looming end of QE. A perfect storm, you might think, for Malaysia – a...

  28. May 24, 2013

    Malaysia on edge amid arrests and protest calls

    Malaysia’s newly elected government was on Friday locked in an increasingly tense political stand-off a day after several...

  29. May 15, 2013

    Malay PM Najib Razak seeks to heal divisions with new cabinet

    Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, sought to smooth festering post-election divisions as he unveiled his new cabinet,...

  30. May 8, 2013

    Anwar supporters hold protest over Malaysia election result

    Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader, led tens of thousands of supporters in a protest rally on Wednesday evening...

  31. May 7, 2013

    Global Insight: Malaysia’s ‘Chinese tsunami’ puts Najib in a bind

    “What else do the Chinese want?” screamed the banner headline in one of Malaysia’s most widely read, pro-Malay newspapers....

  32. May 6, 2013

    A pyrrhic victory in Malaysia

    Malaysia’s National Front coalition, dominated by the United Malays National Organisation, has won the closest-fought...

  33. beyondbrics

    May 6, 2013

    Further reading: Malaysia's thunder

    Monday’s picks from beyondbrics: The hunt for EM yield has created a $2tn ‘short dollar’ position; Malaysia’s stolen...

  34. May 6, 2013

    Political status quo in Malaysia masks social change

    The rally on the Kuala Lumpur stock market that greeted news that Malaysia’s ruling coalition had won the closest-fought...

  35. May 5, 2013

    Investors welcome re-election of Malaysia’s ruling party

    Investors on Monday cheered the election victory by Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, sending the country’s...

  36. May 5, 2013

    Polls close in Malaysia after record 80% turnout of voters

    Voting ended on Sunday in Malaysia’s closest fought election since independence, pitting an incumbent government in power...

  37. May 4, 2013

    Malaysian rivals make final pitch in closest ever poll

    Candidates in Malaysia’s most closely fought election since independence 56 years ago were making their final pitches to...

  38. May 3, 2013

    Poll shows Malaysia parties neck and neck

    In the battle for votes in what many expect to be the closest general election in Malaysia’s history, Logan Balavijendran is...

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