Central banks in the Lion City and Kuala Lumpur have pushed back against the list, which refrains from labelling any country as a currency manipulator. Photo: AFP

US addition of Malaysia, Singapore to ‘monitoring list’ over currency practices met with ridicule

  • Analysts say Washington’s inclusion of Southeast Asian economic powerhouses, including Vietnam, ‘defies logic’
  • Questions have also arisen as to whether the updated US list includes countries with a close economic relationship to China
Topic |   Malaysia

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Central banks in the Lion City and Kuala Lumpur have pushed back against the list, which refrains from labelling any country as a currency manipulator. Photo: AFP
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Malaysians protest against an Australian rare earth plant run by Lynas. Photo: AFP

In Malaysia, a snag in US search for alternative to Chinese rare earths

  • As the trade war threatens to put Chinese rare earth minerals out of America’s grasp, Washington turns to alternative supplies to fill the gap
  • Few Malaysians are willing to tolerate the environmental damage that would entail
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Malaysians protest against an Australian rare earth plant run by Lynas. Photo: AFP
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