• *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.

  • TOKYO, June 4- A former employee of Universal Entertainment Corp filed a criminal complaint against Kazuo Okada, the Japanese firm's billionaire founder, alleging he ordered the payment of bribes to advance a still-unfinished casino project in the Philippines.

  • Where to invest in EMs? Consider ASEAN     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    Conrad Saldanha, Manager, Emerging Markets Equities Fund, Neuberger Berman, explains why he likes markets in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

  • This appears to be the case with the increasingly confrontational situation between China and its neighbours over the South China Sea, with all sides still pressing claims unacceptable to each other. The latest flashpoint is the Chinese decision to position an oil drilling rig in the South China Sea in waters claimed by both China and Vietnam.

  • While the agriculture sector may have weighed on first-quarter growth, Cesar Purisima, Finance Secretary of the Philippines, says other sectors like mining are doing well.

  • Why Philippines remains attractive over long-term     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global, explains why the Philippines is still an attractive market despite expectations for lower first-quarter growth.

  • *Indonesia, Philippines at greatest El Nino risk- FAO. Malaysia and the Philippines are working to manage water supplies and India has bolstered its food stockpiles. They are aiming to reduce the impact of the so-called El Nino, a weather pattern that can bring drought to Australia, Southeast Asia and India.

  • *China says Vietnam making "irresponsible accusations" against it. *Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia may meet on China later this month.

  • MANILA, May 22- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said his government was considering various "defense options" against China, including legal action, following the deployment of a Chinese oil rig to disputed waters in the South China Sea.

  • This activity is reshaping the Philippines economy     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    Has the Philippines done enough to attract investment money for sustained growth? CNBC's Martin Soong reports on the investment viability of the country.

  • Philippine equities have been one of the best performers in Asia. Hans Sicat, CEO, Philippine Stock Exchange, discusses the ratio of foreign and local money in the market.

  • How the BSP plans to prevent asset bubbles     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    Monetary policy is one of the key tools to ensure economic growth. Amando Tetangco, Governor of the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP), explains what he's doing to ensure price stability.

  • Six months after Typhoon Haiyan, Tacloban remains one of the worst-affected areas in the Philippines. CNBC's Martin Soong reports from Tacloban city.

  • Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance of the Philippines, says the country is moving to open further industries to economic participation.

  • The Philippine economy may be growing rapidly, but 1 in 4 people still live in poverty. CNBC's Martin Soong filed this special report from Manila.

  • Philippines turning less reliant on remittances?     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:33 PM ET

    Remittances from citizens working abroad have been a crucial driver for the Philippines but this may change going forward. CNBC's Martin Soong reports.

  • *Area 7 block falls in disputed Reed Bank area of South China Sea. MANILA, May 9- The Philippines on Friday launched a tender for exploration rights in 11 oil and gas blocks, including one in a disputed area of the South China Sea that is likely to fuel further tension with China.

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