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 (lə-bo͞o′ən, lä′bo͞o-än′)
An island of Malaysia off the northern coast of Borneo. At one time a British crown colony (after 1848), it became part of Malaysia in 1963.


(Placename) an island off the NW coast of Borneo, forming a federal territory of Malaysia: part of the Straits Settlements until 1946, when transferred to North Borneo. Chief town: Victoria (or Labuan). Area: 98 sq km (38 sq miles)


(ˌlɑ buˈɑn)

an island off the NW coast of Borneo: part of Sabah state, E Malaysia: a free port. 54,307; 35 sq. mi. (90.65 sq. km).
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Andrew Vigar, Regional Manager for XL Insurance in Asia and Principal Officer of the Labuan Branch, commented: "With one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, Malaysia provides significant opportunities for XL Insurance to support clients with our wide range of products.
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of Palawan and the Labuan Chamber of Malay Entrepreneurs of Malaysia.
The steel company's weak performance has been compounded by scheduled and unscheduled shutdowns of its aging plants in Labuan and Pasir Gudang.
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The BNP Paribas - INCEIF Centre for Islamic Wealth Management (CIWM) and Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) today hosted the Islamic Wealth Management Symposium, at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AIAK Finance AG, Zug, Switzerland, the financial holding company of AIAK Capital Ltd, Labuan and AIAK Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur.
has placed under review with negative implications and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings of "a-" of Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd (Labuan Re) (Malaysia).