• *To file criminal changes against Alstom imminently. David Green, who announced on Monday that the SFO would join U.S. prosecutors and regulators worldwide in investigating allegations of misconduct in the $5.3 trillion- per-day foreign exchange market, said he had "reasonable grounds" to suspect that an offence of serious or complex fraud was involved.

  • LONDON, July 23- Emerging equities hit new 17- month highs on Wednesday, buoyed by strong post-election gains in Indonesia and a rise in Russian stocks after a conciliatory tone from the Kremlin over the downed Malaysian Airlines jet.

  • Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.8 percent to 23,962.98 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.6 percent to 5,575.10 helped by the brisk output report by mining giant BHP Billiton.

  • What is Indonesia's Prabowo hoping for?     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 PM ET

    Sofjan Wanandi, Chairman of Indonesian Employers Association (APINDO), says Prabowo is talking about mounting a legal challenge because he knows he is losing the presidential elections.

  • What stands in the way of Jokowi's reforms?     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research for Asia at Bank Julius Baer, says Jokowi's reform course may be challenged by a less than 20 percent representation in Indonesia's parliament.

  • What a Jokowi victory means for Indonesia     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Cameron Hume, Former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, explains why he's not expecting radical reform, but gradual change from the country's new leader.

  • JAKARTA, July 22- Indonesia's new president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he wants to sit down with mining companies and other parties in a bid to resolve a row over mining policies that has halted $500 million of metal exports a month in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

  • 3 reasons why Apple should watch out for Xiaomi Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:14 PM ET
    A Xiaomi Redmi smartphone runs on Google's Android operating system.

    At first glance, it may seem easy to dismiss Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi as a viable competitor to Apple. But that won't be for long.

  • Mark Thompson, director for south east Asia research centre at City University of Hong Kong, discusses the Indonesian presidential race as Joko Widodo is expected to be announced as the winner.

  • Indonesia election: Time to be bullish?     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Hartmut Issel, head of APAC equity, credit and macro CIO at UBS, discusses what the result of the Indonesia election could mean for investors.

  • 'The tide is against Prabowo': Professor     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    With his coalition already falling apart, it is unlikely that Prabowo can reverse what seems to be an election defeat, says Tim Lindsey, Professor of Asia Law from University of Melbourne.

  • Indonesia to unveil new president on Tuesday     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:41 PM ET

    Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC Bank, expects Joko Widodo to win the presidential elections by a 5 percentage point margin over rival Prabowo Subianto.

  • Is Indonesia at risk of a credit downgrade?     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:36 PM ET

    Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia, discusses the possibility of a credit rating downgrade for Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential election results.

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, July 21- India will firm up its position regarding a landmark global trade pact shortly before a Thursday deadline, a senior official said on Monday, setting up a nail-biting showdown over a deal it says should safeguard a $12 billion anti-poverty food program.

  • India is the most prominent of a group of developing nations angry with rich countries for failing to address their concerns about a deal on trade facilitation struck by WTO member states in Bali, Indonesia, last year. In Bali, WTO members agreed to give India a pass on its stockpiles until 2017, while negotiating a permanent solution.

  • Asia shares rise as Ukraine plane tensions ease Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    BEIJING— World stock markets remained on the back foot Monday as tensions grew between Russia and the West over the downing of an airliner in eastern Ukraine.

  • Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home' Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 5:33 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands— A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, appealing directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin to return the bodies of her son and his girlfriend.

  • Concerns mount over India's stance on global trade pact Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    India is the most prevalent among a group of developing nations angry at rich countries for failing to address their concerns about a deal on trade facilitation- struck by WTO member states in Bali last year- that must be detailed by a July 31 deadline.

  • JAKARTA, July 18- Indonesia has resumed some exports of metal ore concentrates after two firms gained permits to ship iron ore, zinc and lead, a mining ministry official said, the first shipments of their kind since the country changed its export rules in January.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- A former vice president of Alstom SA's U.S. unit pleaded guilty on Thursday over his role in a scheme to bribe Indonesian government officials to win a $118 million power project there, the U.S. Department of Justice said.