Government Business And Finance

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

The Latest: Malaysia: Poison killed Kim within 20 minutes

Feb 26, 2017

Malaysia's health minister says the dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him "within 15-20 minutes."

Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

Feb 26, 2017

Malaysia's health minister says autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader

The Latest: Malaysia says airport safe, no trace of toxin

Feb 26, 2017

Malaysian police have completed a sweep of the airport terminal where the exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader was attacked and say they found no trace of the nerve agent that was suspected to have been used to kill him

4 richest Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million

Feb 23, 2017

A report on inequality in Indonesia says its four richest men now have more wealth than 100 million of the country's poorest people

Indonesia lawmaker: Palm oil workers shot orangutan for meat

Feb 14, 2017

Palm oil plantation workers killed and ate a critically endangered orangutan on the island of Borneo, according to an Indonesian lawmaker who called for police to investigate what is a frequent but rarely prosecuted crime

Papua urges US miner to pay $376M in taxes, penalties

Jan 27, 2017

The governor of Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua is urging Freeport to immediately pay $376 million in taxes and penalties after a court ruled against the mining giant in a water use case

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

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