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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 29 Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. WASHINGTON- Institute for International Finance hosts International Capital Markets and Emerging Markets Roundtable. NEW YORK- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an American Australian Association luncheon hosted by Goldman Sachs- 1630...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 28 Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, Central Bank of Malaysia Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Turkey Deputy...

  • LONDON/ JAKARTA, April 15- A potential bid by Indonesia's Sinarmas Group and hedge fund Argyle Street Management for London- listed Asia Resource Minerals Plc risks scuppering a long-awaited restructuring backed by ARMS co-founder Nathaniel Rothschild. Shares in coal miner ARMS, formerly known as Bumi, jumped more than 90 percent to as high as 29 pence on...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 24 Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition- 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Levy Economics Institute of Bard College holds 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies in Washington. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 23 Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will participate in a seminar on pay formation that promotes the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry- 1135 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition- 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Levy Economics Institute of Bard College holds 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky...

  • ITU, Brazil, April 13- The Brazilian iPhone was meant to mark a new era. Foxconn has created only a small fraction of the 100,000 jobs that the government projected, and most of the work is in low-skill assembly. That Brazil has so little to show for the Foxconn investment underscores the shortcomings of its industrial policy, defined by costly tax incentives that...

  • *Australia, Indonesia fear Singapore hubs used to avoid tax. *Top two global miners had $50 bln 2013 sales in Singapore. SINGAPORE, April 12- The Singapore trading hubs of the world's largest commodity companies are coming under scrutiny from the governments of some resource-producing countries who say they suspect they are using units in the Southeast Asian...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 21 Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on the economic outlook before an event co-sponsored by the Global Interdependence Center and the Financial Planning Association of the Suncoast- 1245 GMT. BLOOMINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks...

  • But it isn't working that way, due to Indonesia's rising wage costs and other factors. Problems with infrastructure and bureaucracy have added to pessimism that factories can lift exports and give Indonesia a boost it needs as the coal and commodity boom which fuelled growth for years is history. Only just among the world's top 30 garment exporters in 2000,...

  • PONOWARENG, Indonesia/ JAKARTA, April 9- Indonesia announced with great fanfare in 2011 that it would build Southeast Asia's biggest coal-fired power plant on the island of Java, but the $4 billion project is yet to be launched and President Joko Widodo is on the horns of a dilemma. There is no sign yet of what Widodo will do about the coal plant in the Batang region of...

  • KEEPING SCORE: In Europe's first day of trading since Easter holidays, France's CAC-40 gained 1.1 percent to 5,129.53 and Germany's DAX was up 1 percent at 12,088.81. Britain's FTSE 100 added 1.2 percent to 6,917.36. RATE SIGNAL: Investors were reassured by a comment from William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve's New York branch, that rate increases...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 20 Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BISMARCH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a breakfast meeting of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce- 1250 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting. WASHINGTON- Federal Open Market Committee to publish the minutes of March policy meeting- 1800 GMT.

  • This is slowing renewables’ advance in Asia Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:45 PM ET
    Two Uighur children play around the solar panels in the remote Bulunkou township in the mountains south of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

    Across Asia, governments are trying to boost renewables' share of the energy mix, but often, there's one big obstacle holding projects back: money.

  • HONG KONG— For Asia's aviation industry, the growing pains have just begun. The strains are also showing in recurring pilot shortages and shortcomings in air traffic control systems and airport infrastructure that countries are scrambling to upgrade, especially in big Southeast Asian nations such as Indonesia. "We're in uncharted waters," said Desmond Ross,...

  • Decision due on Bali Nine execution appeal   Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 8:48 PM ET
    Decision due on Bali Nine execution appeal

    An Indonesian court hearing the appeals of two Australian death row convicts will announce a verdict Monday. Debnath Guharoy, president of the Australia-Indonesia Business Council, discusses.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 19 Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota gives welcome remarks before the Federal Reserve "Economic Mobility: Research& Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities& the Economy" conference- 1230 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks at luncheon before the Federal Reserve "...

  • Thailand ends martial law: Good or bad?   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    Thailand ends martial law: Good or bad?

    Su Sian Lim, ASEAN economist at HSBC, says the lifting of martial law in Thailand could help the country's tourism sector, but the overall economic outlook remains weak.

  • *Companies struggling in China and much of Asia. April 1- Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March, suggesting central banks may have to resort to more stimulus, just as factories in the euro zone begin to reap rewards from ultra-easy policy there. But three separate surveys of China's factory and services sectors released on Wednesday...

  • April 1- Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March amid persistently weak domestic and global demand, suggesting that policymakers may have to resort to more stimulus to spur growth. The official Purchasing Managers' Index ticked up to 50.1 in March from 49.9 in February, but a separate private survey from HSBC which focuses on small and...

  • JAKARTA, March 31- U.S. company ConocoPhillips plans to invest around $2.5 billion in Indonesia's upstream oil and gas industry over the next three or four years, the nation's energy minister said on Tuesday. "With our investment in energy today, we've very large pipeline gas producers here in Indonesia and we look forward to continuing our investment in this...