Economy

Saudi Aramco inks $7 billion deal for Malaysian oil venture

Feb 28, 2017

Oil major Saudi Aramco signed a $7 billion deal to take a 50 percent stake in a mega Malaysian oil refinery project in a pact expected to help Saudi Arabia increase trade in Southeast Asia

Saudi king visits Malaysia as he begins Asia tour

Feb 26, 2017

Saudi King Salman has arrived in Malaysia to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia

Asian shares fall on subdued Wall Street, dip in oil prices

Feb 8, 2017

Asian shares are mostly lower following a subdued session on Wall Street as energy stocks were weighed down by falling oil prices

Police: Indonesia IS suspect a well-educated former official

Jan 27, 2017

Authorities say an Indonesian man arrested in Bali this week for suspected links to the Islamic State group after traveling to Turkey was an Australian-educated former Finance Ministry official

Asian markets spurred by Wall Street's rally

Jan 25, 2017

Asian markets are up, building on Wall Street's overnight rally

Global shares steady ahead of Trump's inauguration

Jan 20, 2017

Shares in Europe and Asia are mixed in cautious trading ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump

Asian markets mixed ahead of Trump's inauguration

Jan 20, 2017

Asian markets are mixed in cautious trading ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump

Indonesia, Japan affirm deeper ties during Abe's Asian tour

Jan 15, 2017

Japan and Indonesia have affirmed a deepening of ties during a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is using a four-nation tour of Asia to underscore his government's role in countering China's assertiveness in the South China Sea

Global stocks lower after Trump offers scant policy details

Jan 12, 2017

Global shares are mostly lower after President-elect Donald Trump offered scant details on policies during his news conference

Asian shares mixed after Trump offers scant policy details

Jan 12, 2017

Asian shares are mixed following President-elect Donald Trump's press conference