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WASHINGTON, May 17- Cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea, a virus associated with diarrhea, vomiting and dehyrdation in hogs, has been found in Iowa and possibly beyond, U.S. government and private industry officials said on Friday.
WASHINGTON, May 17- USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories has detected porcine epidemic diarrhea, a virus associated with outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting, in the Iowa hog population, a USDA spokesman said on Friday. USDA so far has only confirmed detection of PEDV in Iowa.
SEOUL, May 17- Overtaking Apple Inc as the world's leading maker of smartphones has stretched Samsung Electronics Co's in-house supply lines, and the South Korean firm is now courting some of its rival's main parts suppliers.
WASHINGTON-- The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday issued a voluntary recall for about 55,000 microwave popcorn makers sold by Avon, because of the potential for fire and burns. The popcorn makers were made in Taiwan and have the item number 474-105. They consist of a clear tub and a yellow vented lid, the CPSC said.
PHNOM PENH, May 16- Three people were killed when the ceiling of a warehouse fell in at a shoe factory in Cambodia, a government minister said on Thursday, adding to concerns about safety standards at Asian factories producing cheap clothing.
They bought $5.3 billion in Treasuries in March and $2.6 billion the previous month, but that was a significant reduction from inflows of $32.3 billion in January and nearly $30 billion in December. Most Asian central banks were net sellers of Treasuries for the month, including China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and India.
LONDON, May 14- Central bank intervention, the euro zone crisis and China's rise have expanded the list of data that moves markets, but surprises in measures such as PMIs and U.S. jobs numbers still pack the biggest punch.
SINGAPORE, May 13- Following is a table of planned Asian naphtha crackers and European/U. Table 1: New naphtha/gas crackers in Asia. Table 2: Upcoming expansions in Asia.
SEOUL/ SINGAPORE, May 13- Petrochemical firms risk creating a glut of high-end products in Asia as they invest billions of dollars to move up a value chain threatened at the bottom end by cheap U.S. ethylene.
NEW YORK, May 9- AT&T Inc has cut the price of the HTC First phone, which is preloaded with Facebook Inc applications, to 99 cents from $99.99 less than a month after the phone's launch. AT&T, the No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider, said the price cut took effect on Wednesday.
*Batam Island route follows use of Labuan, Malaysia. LONDON, May 9- Iran is using an Indonesian port in a strategy to keep up sales to buyers in Asia in the teeth of Western sanctions, according to shipping data and industry sources.
*Nokia announces mid-range $99 phone aimed at emerging markets. NEW DELHI, May 9- Nokia is betting low-priced phones with Internet capability will help it regain lost ground in crucial emerging markets after falling behind in the global smartphone race.
TAIPEI, May 9- Pegatron Corp, an assembler of Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad, said it would increase its number of workers in China by up to 40 percent in the second half of the year, fuelling market speculation of a new cheaper iPhone. Pegatron currently employs 100,000 workers.
BEIJING, May 8- China's exports and imports grew more than expected in April from a year earlier, possibly easing some of the concerns about weakness in the recovery of the world's second-largest economy, though doubts remained over the strength of real demand and the accuracy of the figures.
TAIPEI, May 8- Taiwan stocks rose 0.2 percent on Wednesday, joining other regional bourses in gains, as Acer. The Taiwan dollar jumped T $0.091 to T $29.499 to the U.S. dollar. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........
-Globe Telecom Inc holds analysts' briefing on its Q1 financial and operating results, Corporate Showroom, G/F Valero Telepark, 111 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, 9:30 a.m.. -First Gen Corp holds annual stockholders' meeting, The Rockwell Tent, Plaza Garden, Rockwell Center, Makati City, 10:00 a.m..
SYDNEY, May 8- Australian shares rose 0.7 percent to their highest level in a week in early Wednesday trade, buoyed after Wall Street notched up record highs, helped by better-than-expected German industrial data.
TAIPEI, May 8- Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market. REUTERS HEADLINES> Taiwan April exports shrink unexpectedly. For the most recent Taiwan stock report, click on.
SE ASIA STOCKS-Malaysia up on post election rally; Thai SET index hits 1,600 STOCKS TO WATCH-- WILMAR INTERNATIONAL LTD. -Singapore palm oil firm Wilmar posted a net profit of $315.4 million in the first quarter, up 23.3 percent from a year earlier.
Following is a list of events in Malaysia as well as news company-related and market news which could have an influence on the local market. *Fraser& Neave Holdings Bhd press conference on first half financial results, Level 1, Training Room, No 3, Jalan Metro Pudu 1, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew, Kuala Lumpur at 10 am.