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Dr M against warships stationed in South China Sea

The prime minister says sea routes should remain open and free for all vessels.

Malaysian stocks fall as neighbours react positively to US-China deal news

Southeast Asian markets have come under pressure since the imposition of tariffs by the world's two economic giants on each other's goods.

Alibaba sees more China-Hollywood deals after `Green Book’ win

Alibaba Group Holding is eyeing more Hollywood movies after the success of 'Green Book' at the Oscars and also expects more US exports into China.

World shares breathe easy as Trump pushes out tariff deadline

European stocks had climbed 0.4% since October, led by a 0.5% bump in Germany's trade-sensitive DAX due to US president Donald Trump's decision to hold off tariffs on China goods.

Shanghai shares soar to 5.60% after Trump delays tariff hike

Stock markets in China rose more than 5% after the US President said he would delay an increase on China goods tariffs.

US-China said to be haggling over how to enforce currency pact

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin touts the currency pact as the strongest ever, though he offered no details, following two days of high-level talks in Washington between US and Chinese officials.

Oversupply of palm oil drags price, says MIDF

The palm oil industry continues to face sharp criticism from environmentally sensitive countries, particularly those from the EU.

High-stakes US-China trade talks resume as deadline approaches

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead the US delegation for the third round of talks on Thursday and Friday in Beijing.

US-China trade talks resume next week, focus on intellectual property

A White House official says that preparations are under way and the talks will continue to focus on pressing Beijing to make structural reforms.

Asia stocks quiet, dollar supported after upbeat US jobs data

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan is unchanged and capped below the four-month peak scaled on Friday.

Vietnam makes pitch as an investor safe haven in trade war

Vietnam is quietly positioning itself as a safe haven for manufacturers wary of getting caught in the crossfire of the tariff war between the US and China.

No breakthrough in US-China trade talks, says Trump adviser

National Economic Council director says recent news reports of a US-China deal being imminent are inaccurate.

Asia stocks stage relief rally after China-US deal

The US will not raise levies on Chinese goods on January 1 while China promised to buy more from the US and enter a 90-day period of talks to bring an end to the dispute.

G20 expected to back trade body reform ahead of Trump, Xi...

The trade battle between the United States and China has loomed larger over the G20 talks.

APEC’s future in doubt after costly summit failure

The two-day gathering in Papua New Guinea was almost five years in the making, cost untold millions of US dollars and required the deployment of at least one battleship and three cruise liners.

Data, copyright laws shouldn’t just help big firms, Dr M tells...

Dr Mahathir calls for collaboration at the global level to ensure everyone benefits from technology.

White House adviser Navarro to Wall Street: Stay out of US-China...

Navaro says that when these "unpaid foreign agents" engage in this kind of diplomacy, so-called diplomacy, all they do is weaken this president and his negotiating position.

Trade war’s bark turns to bite in Asia

Manufacturing gauges in several export-reliant Asian countries, as well as China, weakened in October as gloom deepens over the trade outlook.

Malaysia not affected by US-China trade-war, says Dr M

The prime minister says the conflict might prove favourable for Malaysia if US investments to China are transferred here.

Miti official: Trade war may benefit Malaysia at first but not...

Deputy secretary-general of the international trade and industry ministry says US-China trade war may result in an increase in exports and present investment opportunities for Malaysia, but also cause hardship if the tension prolongs.

Are we there yet? No bottom in sight for China stocks

Despite China's still enviable economic growth of over 6%, the Shanghai Composite Index is down 19% this year and flirting with levels not seen since late 2014.

Asian markets rise on reports on US-China talks

The optimism also supported emerging-market and high-yielding currencies that have been battered by a flight to safe-havens such as the dollar and yen.

Stock markets rise on hopes for easing of US-China trade dispute

Top officials from the world's two biggest economies would hold talks to resolve the trade crisis that has led to tariff wars.

Singapore uncertainty index climbs as trade war clouds outlook

The Economic Policy Uncertainty Index for Singapore increased to 155 last month from 126 in February, showing the tariff threats are starting to make their mark.