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  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.

  • Chinese naval push could affect global trade Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Coast guard vessels from China (rear) and Vietnam in a disputed part of the South China Sea near China's oil drilling rig, May 14, 2014.

    Tensions in the South China Sea may seem far off to Western investors, but any conflict in the region could affect the world economy.

  • *Indonesia, Vietnam look "most promising" in Asia. TOKYO, Aug 19- JX Nippon Oil& Energy Corp is looking at building refineries and petrol stations in Indonesia and Vietnam as fuel consumption slumps at home, in what would be its first major downstream oil investment in Asia outside Japan.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 14- Petrovietnam has bid for a stake in Murphy Oil Corp's Malaysian oil and gas assets, challenging other suitors including Mitsubishi Corp and Indian state oil companies, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said. Murphy Oil and other U.S. oil companies are reducing overseas holdings as oil and gas exploration prospects improve at home.

  • Starbucks seeks to expand in cafe-clogged Vietnam Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    This week, U.S. coffee chain Starbucks is opening three of them. Vietnam's entrenched coffee culture means Starbucks is delving deeper into what could be one of its most challenging markets yet.

  • SEATTLE, July 17- Microsoft Corp will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, this year as it almost halves the size of its newly acquired Nokia phone business and tries to transform into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

  • *Vietnam coastguard says rig being moved toward China's Hainan island. *Hanoi demands China keep rigs out of Vietnamese territory. Its movement toward Hainan is also likely to be welcomed by Washington, which had criticized China's decision to put the rig in waters disputed with Vietnam, calling it a "provocative" act.

  • Common grade Thai 5 percent white rice was offered at $430 per tonne, up from $420 last week. In Vietnam, the price of low-quality 25- percent broken rice rose around 5 percent from $365 to $370 to $385 to $390 a tonne, the highest in nearly seven months, driven up by limited supply and regional buying, traders said.

  • Common grade Thai 5 percent white rice was offered at $430 per tonne, up from $420 last week. In Vietnam, the price of low-quality 25- percent broken rice rose around 5 percent from $365 to $370 to $385 to $390 a tonne, the highest in nearly seven months, driven up by limited supply and regional buying, traders said.

  • *Vietnam coastguard says rig being moved toward China's Hainan island. *Rig's deployment caused breakdown in China- Vietnam ties.

  • BEIJING, July 16- A Chinese oil rig has finished exploration near the Paracel islands in the South China Sea after finding signs of oil and gas, the official Xinhua news agency said, more than two months after its deployment to waters also claimed by Vietnam hurt ties with Hanoi.

  • How China views South China Sea tensions     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    In this clip, scholars of maritime history discuss Beijing's view of the territorial standoff with Vietnam and attempt to clear up misconceptions about China's intentions.

  • In the heart of the China-Vietnam standoff     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon travels to an oil rig in the disputed waters of the South China Sea and gets caught in a chase by Chinese coast guards.

  • A Vietnamese fisherman tells CNBC how a Chinese vessel sank his boat during the recent South China Sea standoff. Eunice Yoon reports from Da Nang, Vietnam.

  • The Australian Bureau of Meteorology this week said Pacific Ocean surface temperatures are at levels associated with a weak El Nino, but the threshold for the weather event has not yet been breached. El Nino could bring dry weather to Australia, which is already struggling with a drought, and it could also curb its wheat, sugar and cotton production.

  • Thomas Hugger, Founder & CEO, Asia Frontier Capital, says the Vietnamese market has bottomed out and stocks offer nearly 7 percent dividend yields.

  • BEIJING, June 20- China has sent four oil rigs into the South China Sea in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its exploration for oil and gas in the tense region, less than two months after it positioned a giant drilling platform in waters claimed by Vietnam.

  • BEIJING, June 20- China is sending four oil rigs into the South China Sea in a sign that Beijing its stepping up its exploration for oil and gas in the tense region, less than two months after it positioned a giant drilling platform in waters claimed by Vietnam.

  • *Taiwan garment maker is Cambodia's second ever listing. PHNOM PENH/ HONG KONG, June 16- The number of companies on Cambodia's stock exchange doubled on Monday- to two.

  • *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.