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Good neighbours, good economics

SINGAPORE (June 25): Malaysia’s new finance minister Lim Guan Eng is appealing to the Singapore government to be more understanding of his country’s tight financial position.


Robert Kuok to return

KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): Tycoon Robert Kuok will return to Malaysia this week to attend a government advisory council meeting, several media reported yesterday.


Malaysia's special advisory council committed to meet first 100-day promises, says Maybank

SINGAPORE (May 16): The five-member Council of Eminent Persons, a team of special advisors announced by Malaysia’s prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on May 12, has hit the ground running.


Malaysia investors shift to Mahathir's camp from Najib-linked losers

(May 14): Investors sorted Malaysia’s political haves from the have-nots on the first trading day after a shock election result, dumping shares in firms associated with supporters of ousted prime m


Mahathir names Lim finance minister, returns Zeti to council

(May 13): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad named Lim Guan Eng as finance minister and set up an advisory board that includes a billionaire and a former central bank governor to carry out h

Singapore economy

Singapore's entrepreneurial scene looks less boring with spate of megadeals

SINGAPORE (Nov 30): Back in 2002, as the city-state was emerging from its worst recession since 1964, the government was getting impatient over the economy's disproportionate reliance on multinatio


Billionaire's 28-year-old son picks digital music empire over palm-oil riches

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): Kuok Meng Ru didn't spend much time with his billionaire father when he was growing up.

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