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  • KUALA, LUMPUR, May 15- Malaysia's economy posted 5.6 percent growth in the first quarter, beating forecasts and just a tad slower than the previous quarter, as it showed resilience in the face of weak global prices for energy and commodity exports. After releasing the data, Bank Negara Malaysia's Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz said the Southeast Asian economy was...

  • A Philippine cove once opposed a major naval base, fearing it would bring bars and brothels, but fear of China means locals now approve.

  • Fire at footwear factory in Philippines   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Fire at footwear factory in Philippines

    A slipper factory fire in the Philippines killed at least 72 people. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • *Japan, Australia forecasters announce arrival of El Nino. SINGAPORE, May 12- In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • *Markets eyeing Japan, Australia forecast on Tuesday. SINGAPORE, May 12- In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 21 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    BUCHAREST- Romania central bank Governor Mugur Isarescu presents the quarterly inflation report. LUSAKA- Bank of Zambia announces interest rate decision. ACCRA- Central bank of Ghana holds monetary policy meeting.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central bank of Hungary publishes April policy meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • BAKU, May 2- The Asian Development Bank said on Saturday that it was ready to work with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank so long as standards were met, while also announcing changes to boost its own lending capacity by billions of dollars. China has said 57 countries have signed up to become founding members of the AIIB, but so far the United...

  • BAKU, May 2- The Asian Development Bank will ensure that safeguards are upheld in future cooperation with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, ADB President Takehiko Nakao told a media conference on Saturday. "ADB is happy to cooperate, including co-financing, with the AIIB," Nakao said at the start of the multilateral lender's annual meeting of...

  • Here are the best Asia investing opps: Expert Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 1:46 PM ET
    Jakarta Business District with BNI building

    Don't forget to look beyond China and India for investing in Asian growth, according to pros at the Milken Institute Global Conference.

  • Here are the bright spots in Asia   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:06 AM ET
    Here are the bright spots in Asia

    Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says India and Philippines are the two Asian countries which have the most growth potential.

  • The cities at greatest risk for a mega-quake Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Nepal is still struggling to recover from the previous earthquake, which hit the country late last month

    In earthquake-prone cities, growing populations live amidst infrastructures that are unable to withstand the effects of large quakes.

  • Indonesia executes drug convicts, sparks anger Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:26 PM ET
    Supporters of Australians on death row in Indonesia Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran participate in a candlelight vigil at Martin Place in Sydney on April 28, 2015.

    An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug convicts, prompting Australia to recall its envoy and drawing an angry reaction from Brazil.

  • *Vast majority sees no disadvantages if Japan stays out of AIIB. The plans for the new bank, seen as a significant setback to U.S. efforts to extend its influence in the Asia-Pacific region and balance China's growing financial clout, have put Japan in a quandary. It does not want to alienate Washington, its closest ally, or bolster rival China especially at the...

  • Philippine stocks: Asia's new darling?   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 9:16 PM ET
    Philippine stocks: Asia's new darling?

    Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains why Philippine stocks are now "more investable."

  • Is the ASEAN Economic Community a realistic goal?

    Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairman of SM Investments Corporation, says awareness of regional integration will likely begin in 2015, but the completion of the ASEAN Economic Community may need time.

  • Philippines looks to broaden range of rice suppliers Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:57 AM ET

    MANILA, April 14- The Philippines' state grains procurement agency said on Tuesday that it would look to import rice from a broader range of countries including Pakistan, India and Myanmar, as it tries to diversify its supplies of the staple food. One of the world's biggest rice importers, the Philippines usually buys from key producers Vietnam and Thailand.

  • AT&T data breach revealed: 280K customers exposed Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    A pedestrian passes an AT&T store in New York.

    The company agreed to pay $25 million to settle an FCC investigation into the customer data security lapses.