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  • Overweight on Philippines and India: Walker     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    Jim Walker, Founder & CEO of Asianomics, says companies in Southeast Asia and India are driving their home economies with sound investments, particularly the Philippines and India.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- More than $410 billion in illicit money crossed the borders of the Philippines from 1960 to 2011, with customs fraud related to imported goods surging in recent years, according to a study released on Monday by a U.S.-based anti-graft watchdog group. "Customs corruption is a huge issue in the Philippines," he said.

  • Can the Philippines power on in 2014?     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 10:50 PM ET

    After 2013 growth came in stronger-than-expected, Gregory Domingo, Secretary of the Philippines Dept of Trade & Industry, is optimistic that his nation can replicate similar growth this year.

  • Philippines growth momentum intact: StanChart     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 9:03 PM ET

    Jeff Ng, Economist, Southeast Asia at Standard Chartered, analyses the latest gross domestic product report and the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippine economy.

  • MANILA, Jan 27- Luxury boutique hotel chain Nobu will set up its first Asia hotel in a $1.3 billion Philippines gambling complex operated by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd, mainly targeting wealthy Chinese punters. The Manila- based City of Dreams casino- resort is a joint venture of Melco Crown and local leisure firm Belle Corp.

  • Luxury hotel chain Nobu to debut in Asia     Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 10:22 PM ET

    Melco Crown announced that luxury hotel chain Nobu will be part of its newest integrated casino resort. CNBC's Susan Li reports live from Manila.

  • Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director of Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, says the impact of the political unrest in Thailand is bound to paralyze parts of the economy, but exports should still hold up.

  • *Thailand desperate to raise money to pay farmers. BANGKOK/ SINGAPORE, Jan 17- Thailand's embattled government offered to sell rice at a huge loss, officials said, as it sought to shore up Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's support among farmers who are concerned that the administration could run out of money to pay them.

  • Show me the Monet: Philippines wants Marcos art back Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    Philippines former first lady Imelda Marcos.

    The Philippines aims to recover three paintings that a former aide of Imelda Marcos has been jailed in the United States for trying to sell.

  • Foreign exchange reserves in 13 Asian countries excluding Japan tracked by Thomson Reuters are expected to have risen 3.2 percent to a record high $6 trillion in the October-December quarter, marking a near 12 percent increase for the whole year.

  • PALO, Philippines, Dec 26- A sister living on the other side of the world gave Roberto Retanal what he needed most to piece his humble home back together after the devastating typhoon that tore through his village in the central Philippines last month. Retanal's sister live and works in Britain.

  • MANILA, Dec 19- The Philippines will put two infrastructure projects worth 100.3 billion pesos up for tender in April and will push through about a dozen other projects before President Benigno Aquino steps down in three years' time, a government official said.

  • Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, describes his outlook on the Philippines. He's positive on consumer plays given the nation's large remittance flows.

  • TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, Dec 14- Japan and Southeast Asian countries called for freedom of the air and sea on Saturday, as China's military assertiveness raises regional tensions and after U.S. and Chinese warships narrowly avoided collision in the disputed South China Sea.

  • TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, Dec 14- Japan and Southeast Asian countries called for freedom of the air and sea on Saturday, as China's military assertiveness raises regional tensions and after U.S. and Chinese warships narrowly avoided collision in the disputed South China Sea.

  • HONG KONG, Dec 2- A recruitment firm looking to track down Asia's most highly prized investment bankers would normally begin searching in their natural habitat- Hong Kong.

  • *Vietnam, Thailand likely to compete to offer extra rice. But Vietnam, traditionally the country's main supplier, and Thailand, which is sitting on record-high stocks, are expected to duke it out in bidding to supply Manila.

  • 'Not concerned' about Philippines' GDP     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Jeff Ng, economist at Standard Chartered, expects the Philippines' fourth quarter GDP to be minimally impacted by the typhoon and says 2014 reconstruction could be accretive to the country's growth.

  • MANILA, Nov 28- Annual growth in the Philippines cooled to its lowest in more than a year in the third quarter, and this month's destructive typhoon is set to dim the lights further in one of Asia's fastest growing economies.

  • *Vietnam, Thailand likely to compete to offer extra rice. But Vietnam, traditionally the country's main supplier, and Thailand, which is sitting on record-high stocks, are expected to duke it out in bidding to supply Manila.

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