U.S. President Barack Obama said the Malaysian government is working “tirelessly” to investigate the disappearance of Malaysian Air Flight 370 and has been “fully forthcoming” with U.S. officials and “eager” for help.
Talks on a Pacific trade pact are operating on an “artificial timeframe” for completion, the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore said, as ministers prepare to meet later this month on a deal that would link an area with about $28 trillion in annual economic output.
The drought parching Singapore and swaths of Malaysia and Indonesia threatens to raise food prices, slow economic growth and disrupt water supply in the region, home to the world’s oldest tropical rain forests.
Telenor ASA, the largest phone company in the Nordic region, plans to open fourth-generation services in Malaysia, making it the first country in the company’s Asian operations to get the new high-speed networks.
Malaysian International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed comments on the outlook for investment inflows from the Middle East amid the political turmoil in parts of the region. He spoke at a conference today in Kuala Lumpur.