Japan began on Wednesday to clean up after typhoon Jebi killed 11 people, injured hundreds and stranded thousands at Kansai Airport.
US President Donald Trump gave fresh impetus to trade worries at the weekend when he said there was no need to keep Canada in the North American Free Trade Agreement and warned Congress not to meddle with the trade talks.
Losses were driven by selling in the futures after the yuan weakened below 6.8 per dollar in the onshore trade for the first time in a year.
Trade tensions between the US and China frightened investors, while shares of banks and firms that benefit from inbound tourism languished.
Analysts said investors had been monitoring Chinese market moves, and were relieved that China stocks seemed to be taking global trade tensions in their stride, if only temporarily.
The Rembau MP says time and resources should instead be spent on improving the public transport system.
He will meet Japanese PM Shinzo Abe during a Nikkei conference and hold talks with trade organisations.
But he stops short of saying Malaysia would leave the trade pact now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is likely to lead the Japanese delegation, with his counterpart for the United States likely to be US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
Investors suspect policy makers who favour protectionism will also seek to use the currency as a trade weapon, if not overtly then through benign neglect.
Voters are concerned about the cost of living, according to an analysis in the Nikkei Asian Review, which adds that the BN offers businessmen stability.
The Nikkei manufacturing PMI shows a drop in new orders in December following a decline in domestic demand, but manufacturers are optimistic the situation will improve over the next few months.
Jurucakap Pejabat Peguam Negara (OAG) Switzerland, Andre Marty berkata, Najib bukan pegawai awam yang disenarai dalam prosiding jenayah itu.