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  • Don't fear the selloff in Philippine stocks: Pro Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:44 PM ET
    Don't fear the selloff in Philippine stocks: Pro

    Lexter Azurin, head, Equity Research and Senior Manager at Unicapital Securities, says the panic selling sparked by Thursday's disappointing GDP print is a "healthy correction."

  • Philippines finance secretary: Growth will catch up Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:14 PM ET
    Philippines finance secretary: Growth will catch up

    Cesar Purisima, Finance Secretary of the Philippines, attributes the less-than-stellar first-quarter growth to a fall in government construction and explains his confidence in the country's outlook moving forward.

  • HONG KONG, May 27- As revenue plummets at China's only legal gambling hub, global casino operators have a new mantra- what happens in Vegas, must also happen in Macau. The latter's two new resort projects, worth $3.2 billion, open in Macau later on Wednesday. As well as the mainland's crackdown, Macau's government is forcing casino firms, also including SJM Holdings...

  • SINGAPORE, May 22- China is likely to hold a 25-30 percent stake in the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank while India will be the second-biggest shareholder, delegates said on Friday after a three-day meeting of the bank's founding member-nations. No details of the ownership structure were disclosed, but delegates told Reuters that China would likely...

  • SINGAPORE/ NEW DELHI, May 22- China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank on Friday set an ambitious target to become operational by the end of the year after a three-day meeting of prospective founding member nations in Singapore. Delegates told Reuters that China would likely take a 25-30 percent stake in the bank, and India was likely to be the...

  • May 22- China will likely take a 25-30 percent stake in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and India is likely to be the second-largest shareholder, delegates attending a meeting of the bank's founding members said on Friday. China's share in the $100 billion lender will be less than 30 percent, an Asian delegate attending the meeting in Singapore told...

  • Philippines finance secretary: Aim for 7-8% growth Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:13 PM ET
    Philippines Finance Secretary: Aim for 7-8% growth

    Cesar Purisima, finance secretary of the Philippines, says factors such as better governance helped the country to grow over 6 percent every year since 2012. He adds that the government is aiming for a faster pace of growth so as to eradicate poverty.

  • The new arms race in the South China Sea Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    An Indonesian naval vessel.

    Defense spending among nations in the South China Sea region is rising, but most of it isn't going to the United States.

  • But move would be good for rice exporters Thailand, Vietnam. JAKARTA, May 21- Indonesia's president could be forced to backtrack on promises to curb rice imports, with analysts saying the country may ship in as much as 1.6 million tonnes of the staple grain this year due to soaring prices at home and the threat of a strong El Nino. "Sometimes Indonesia's policy isn't...

  • Behind the surge in Globe Telecom's Q1 income Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    Behind the surge in Globe Telecom's Q1 income

    Ernest Cu, president & CEO of Globe Telecom, attributes the 43 percent jump in first-quarter net income to a "tremendous increase" in mobile data revenues, alongside steady fixed line data business.

  • Having Nobu in Melco's business mix is great: Pro Monday, 18 May 2015 | 7:35 PM ET
    Having Nobu in Melco's business mix is great: Pro

    Jonathan Galaviz, partner at Global Market Advisors, says the opening of a Nobu Hotel in the City of Dreams Manila is a great idea, but in the long run, the brand management of Nobu will be key.

  • Why Asia's first Nobu Hotel is in Manila Monday, 18 May 2015 | 7:20 PM ET
    Why Asia's first Nobu Hotel is in Manila

    CNBC's Susan Li speaks to Robert de Niro and his business partners about why they chose to open Asia's first Nobu Hotel in the Philippines.

  • When will City of Dreams Manila be profitable? Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    When will City of Dreams Manila be profitable?

    Lawrence Ho, CEO and chairman of Melco International and James Packer, chairman of Crown Resorts, outline their expectations for when the City of Dreams Manila could become profitable.

  • 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.