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  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 11 Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country. "My wife was crying, crying so much,' My son is not here, keep calling, keep calling.' All night I called, but I could not get through," he said.

  • Asian markets rise after Wall Street gains Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 11:42 PM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings and investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 added 0.7 percent to 5,973.30 and Seoul advanced 0.2 percent to 2,163.17. Taiwan, Singapore and Manila also rose.

  • Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 1:35 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Saturday's rally ended peacefully without any reported injuries, said an official from the National Police Agency, who didn't want to be named,...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 7 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • PITTSBURGH— A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said. At least one woman lost $185,000 from December 2013 to August 2014 in the scam, the FBI said. The 28- year-old Segbefia used a company he...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in cities across South Korea on Friday, denouncing the labor policies of the increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye. They come about a week after police clashed violently in the capital Seoul with demonstrators critical of the government's handling of a ferry disaster that...

  • TAIPEI, April 24- Apple Inc aims to ship at least 20 million Apple Watches this year, well above many analysts' forecasts, according to supply chain sources. Shipment estimates for the smartwatch, Apple's first wearable gadget that went on sale on Friday, vary widely as it's a relatively new type of consumer product and the market is largely untapped.

  • SEOUL, April 23- South Korea's Hyundai Motor may boost production of sport utility vehicles in the United States and China after reporting profits fell again, squeezed by the cost of promotions to bolster car sales and unfavourable foreign exchange trends. Hyundai, which together with affiliate Kia Motors ranks fifth in global sales, said net profit eased 1...

  • Hyundai's 1Q earnings fall as car sales drop Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:41 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its first-quarter profit dropped due to lower vehicle sales at home and abroad and the strong local currency. The maker of Genesis sedan and Sonata said Tuesday its net profit was down 2 percent over a year earlier to 1.98 trillion won while operating income sank 18 percent to 1.59 trillion won.

  • SEOUL, April 23- South Korea's economic growth picked up in January to March after plunging in last-quarter 2014, but the economy still faces challenges such as a slowing China and poor domestic tax revenue. The Bank of Korea's first official estimates out on Thursday showed gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent quarter on quarter, led...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is set to spend at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, a 64 percent increase over announced investment plans, domestic online news service MoneyToday reported. The plans for the new plant, which will be located in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, has led to some worries about the...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, news service MoneyToday reported on Thursday without citing sources. Samsung has already announced a 15.6 trillion won investment to build the plant in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, its biggest commitment to a single...

  • SEOUL, April 22- South Korea and the United States reached a deal on Wednesday to revise a 40- year-old civil nuclear pact that gives the Asian country limited freedom to produce fuel for power generation but continues to curb its ability to reprocess spent fuel. The deal paves the way for South Korea to enrich uranium to produce non-weapons grade nuclear fuel...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea said Wednesday it reached agreement with Washington on revisions to the 41- year-old treaty that governs the country's commercial nuclear activities. Ambassador for nuclear energy cooperation Park Ro- byug said the deal would pave the way for South Korea to better manage spent nuclear fuel and improve nuclear exports.

  • SEOUL, April 22- South Korea and the United States reached a deal on Wednesday to revise a 40- year-old agreement that has limited South Korea's ability to enrich uranium for nuclear power generation and to reprocess spent fuel, the foreign ministry in Seoul said. South Korea operates 23 atomic plants that provide one-third of the country's power needs, and has...

  • LONDON, April 21- Brent crude oil steadied around $63 a barrel on Tuesday, not far below the 2015 high, supported by worries that a civil war in Yemen could destabilise the Middle East, affecting oil supplies. Oil has climbed around 15 percent this month due to concern over the conflict in Yemen, Saudi Arabia's southern neighbour. The seaways around Yemen are some of...

  • UPDATE 1-Oil prices dip as U.S. stockpiles seen rising Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 21- Oil prices dipped slightly on Tuesday but remained near a 2015 peak reached last week as expectations of another rise in U.S. stockpiles and near-record-high Saudi Arabian output were balanced by rising tension in the Middle East. Brent crude for June delivery was down 7 cents at $63.38 a barrel by 0349 GMT, after settling flat on Monday.

  • Oil prices ease as U.S. stockpiles seen rising Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:09 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 21- Oil prices eased on Tuesday on expectations of another rise in U.S. stockpiles and as Saudi Arabia keeps output near record highs, but prices remained near a 2015- peak reached last week. Brent crude for June delivery was down 17 cents at $63.28 by 0141 GMT, after settling flat on Monday. U.S. crude for May delivery, which expires later in the day, was...

  • NYMEX-Crude steady; U.S. inventories seen up again Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 21- U.S. crude futures held steady on Monday as a drop in stockpiles at a key U.S. delivery point offset near record high production in Saudi Arabia and an expected build in U.S. oil inventories. *NYMEX crude for May delivery, which expires later in the day, was down 4 cents at $56.34 a barrel by 0000 GMT, after settling up 64 cents at $56.38 on Monday.