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Articles tagged “malaysia”

Tourism

Singapore Hotels See Some Hope as Bookings Surge After Malaysia Lockdown

Without the spread of the coronavirus being contained or widespread travel restrictions being lifted, any increase in hotel occupancy is little more than a short-term blip.

Singapore Hotels See Some Hope as Bookings Surge After Malaysia Lockdown

Airlines

Malaysian Prime Minister Questions Definition of Bribery in AirAsia Allegations

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chose his words very carefully. He's expressing an opinion but without getting involved in the specifics of the case.

Malaysian Prime Minister Questions Definition of Bribery in AirAsia  Allegations

Airlines

Malaysia Investigates Claims That Airbus Bribed AirAsia Execs

This is not a good look for Airbus. It's high time for more transparency in the clubby world of buying aircraft. Shortcuts to win sales are bound to catch up with you sooner or later.

Malaysia Investigates Claims That Airbus Bribed AirAsia Execs

Airlines

U.S. Bans Any New Flights To and From Malaysia

Though the assessment focuses on the civil aviation authority, not individual airlines, this comes at a bad time for Malaysia Airlines, which is seeking new investors, and for AirAsia X if the low-cost, long-haul carrier plans to open new U.S. routes.

U.S. Bans Any New Flights To and From Malaysia

Rail

Malaysia Resumes Major Rail Project After Agreeing to Price Cut

Money talks. After months of uncertainty, it seems like the plan is back on track.

Malaysia Resumes Major Rail Project After Agreeing to Price Cut

Tourism

Malaysia Turns to Tourism to Correct Palm Oil’s Bad Image

Palm oil, a huge industry for Malaysia, is taking a beating from consumer concerns over palm’s links to deforestation and threat to animal habitats. The government's year-long 'Love My Palm Oil' campaign is spilling over to the tourism sector. Can this be a new tour for the industry?

Malaysia Turns to Tourism to Correct Palm Oil’s Bad Image

Rail

Malaysia May Revive China-Backed High-Speed Rail Project

Malaysia has been a tease. For months it has hinted that if China reduced the price tag by billions, it might once again support a high-speed rail project that is central to China's push into Southeast Asia. Hopefully, a deal will be announced soon.

Malaysia May Revive China-Backed High-Speed Rail Project

Rail

China Offers to Slash Costs of Malaysia’s Rail Project in Half to $10 Billion

Reducing costs by 50 percent on rail construction is rare. Either China will subsidize the East Coast Rail Link, which is key to its infrastructure push into Southeast Asia, or there will be cutbacks on the project. What's clear, it's not derailed yet.

China Offers to Slash Costs of Malaysia’s Rail Project in Half to $10 Billion

Rail

Malaysia to Kill $20 Billion Train Project in a Blow to China

The Malaysian government will likely cancel The East Coast Rail Link — which would connect Malaysia to Thailand — due to a price tag that's been spiraling upward. While new transport infrastructure is usually good, emerging economies must choose projects with care.

Malaysia to Kill $20 Billion Train Project in a Blow to China

Tourism

Disney and Fox Face Suit for Dropping Planned Fox World Theme Park

Fox World aimed to be a key attraction near Kuala Lumpur. But Disney and Fox dropped the theme park. Genting, a casino operator that had bet big on the project, is seeking damages of $1 billion. From the outside, it's impossible to judge if the suit has merit.

Disney and Fox Face Suit for Dropping Planned Fox World Theme Park