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Indonesian central bank says no plan for capital controls

INDONESIA'S central bank has no plan to implement capital controls to support the rupiah during periods of global market volatility, its...

Malaysian reports say Nor Shamsiah tipped as central bank chief

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's local media speculated that Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus will be named as governor of the central bank after Bloomberg News...

Malaysia's new government considering replacing stock market chief: sources

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia is looking to replace the chief executive officer of the national stock exchange, two sources said on Wednesday, the latest...

Malaysia mulls task force to probe French submarine deal

MALAYSIA'S Cabinet is discussing setting up a special task force to investigate alleged corruption during the purchase of two French submarines...

Asean will not be put in position to pick between world powers: Ng Eng Hen

ASEAN will continue to maintain its centrality, and will not be put in a position to pick among the world powers, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen at...

Malaysia vows to meet deficit target, plug RM21b tax hole

MALAYSIA will be able to meet its budget deficit target for 2018 even though the scrapping of a goods and services tax (GST) will blow a US$5 billion...

Myanmar president names Deloitte partner new finance minister

MYANMAR'S president on Monday nominated 80-year-old Soe Win, a well-known financial professional, as the next finance minister after the...

Indonesia seeks to tame market contagion as bets grow on Wednesday rate hike

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's top policymakers sought to shore up confidence in South-east Asia's biggest economy, as bets grow that the central...

New Bank Indonesia Governor is wasting no time on rate hikes

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's new central bank governor set the stage for a second interest rate increase in two weeks at an early policy meeting called...

Malaysian playboy financier Jho Low in cross-hairs after poll upset

BABY-FACED playboy Jho Low, a financier at the centre of Malaysia's 1MDB mega-scandal, may find his days of hobnobbing with celebrities and...