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  • Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:28 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges.

  • Chinese naval push could affect global trade Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Coast guard vessels from China (rear) and Vietnam in a disputed part of the South China Sea near China's oil drilling rig, May 14, 2014.

    Tensions in the South China Sea may seem far off to Western investors, but any conflict in the region could affect the world economy.

  • Philippine economy grows 6.4 percent in 2Q Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine economy expanded by 6.4 percent in the second quarter and tied with Malaysia as the second fastest growing in Asia during the period, officials said Thursday.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 28-' Open data'- the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses- isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from chaos.

  • Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official said Friday.

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 7- Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company said on Thursday it was buying a 10 percent stake in Rocket Internet for 333 million euros in cash, valuing the German internet firm and potential IPO candidate at 3.3 billion euros.

  • *Crown's growing empire to include Macau, Sydney, Manila and Sri Lanka.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Aug 5 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    July 23- For other related diaries, please. WARSAW- Central Bank of Poland Marek Governor Belka speaks in parliament. MEXICO CITY- IMF presents its latest World Economic Outlook report- 1400 GMT.

  • SEOUL, July 18- South Korea will scrap caps on rice imports from 2015, potentially opening up the politically sensitive market to more imports from countries such as the United States and China, in a move that has been fiercely resisted by many farmers. Seoul said steep tariffs would be used to protect its farmers.

  • *South Korea has long been expected to switch to tariffs. SEOUL, July 18- South Korea will scrap caps on rice imports from the start of 2015, instead managing shipments into the country using a system of steep tariffs, the government said on Friday.

  • Philippines official: We are disaster ready     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Romina Marasigan, Public Affairs Chief and Spokesperson at the Philippines Office of Civil Defense, discusses the government's response to Typhoon Rammasun.

  • Philippines responded fast to typhoon: Red Cross     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:25 PM ET

    Lessons from Typhoon Haiyan helped the Philippines to respond faster to Typhoon Rammasun, says Richard Gordon, Chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross.

  • The Australian Bureau of Meteorology this week said Pacific Ocean surface temperatures are at levels associated with a weak El Nino, but the threshold for the weather event has not yet been breached. El Nino could bring dry weather to Australia, which is already struggling with a drought, and it could also curb its wheat, sugar and cotton production.

  • *Mitsubishi UFJ, CIMB and TPG among suitors- bankers. *Targets include Rizal Commercial Banking Corp- bankers.

  • MANILA, July 2- Sweating under their hard hats, renowned Polish architect David Libeskind and interior designers from Italy's Armani trooped to a construction site in sweltering, downtown Manila, to perform the ground breaking for a new tower in the Philippine capital.

  • *Vietnam, Thailand likely to be biggest supppliers of any extra imports. MANILA, June 27- The Philippines, one of the world's biggest rice buyers, will loosen restrictions on imports of the grain, potentially boosting opportunities for key suppliers in the region such as Vietnam and Thailand.

  • MANILA, June 20- The Philippines has taken emergency measures in a bid to head off a fast-spreading insect infestation threatening its coconut plantations, which if left uncontrolled could severely cripple the country's most valuable agricultural export.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to July 1 Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    June 19- For other related diaries, please. BEIRUT- Arab Economic Forum in Lebanon. SEOUL- South Korean Finance minister Hyun Oh- seok speaks at the Parliament session on recent events.

  • *Good news for producers such as Vietnam, Thailand. Bigger purchases by the world's fifth largest buyer of the grain would be good news for growers that typically supply the country such as Thailand and Vietnam. "It is likely that Indonesia will indeed import," said David Dawe, senior economist at the U.N.' s Food and Agriculture Organization in Bangkok.

  • *Energy World says its LNG import hub, power plant to start 2015. MANILA, June 9- Australia- listed Energy World Corp Ltd expects its nearly $1 billion liquefied natural gas hub and power plant in the Philippines to be running by early 2015, paving the way to a new market for imports of the super-chilled fuel.