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  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 WINDHOEK- Central bank of Namibia holds monetary policy meeting- 0900 GMT. BEIJING- China's National Development and Reform Commission holds a press conference on the economy- 0130 GMT. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 JOHANNESBURG- J.P Morgan conference call with SARB Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo, who will share his views on South Africa's financial...

  • Asean Equities

    Large inflows of foreign funds into Asian markets have been coming at too quick a pace, says Nomura Asean Equity Strategist Mixo Das.

  • Baht Rupiah

    Westpac Bank's Robert Rennie says the dollar/baht pair is an issue for Thai authorities, who will likely try to limit further strengthening.

  • Preparing hot coals for a ritual where local temples will carry God icons across the fire. The annual harbour cleansing ritual is to ensure safety at sea and a bountiful catch in the year ahead, and takes place on the day of the first full moon in the Chinese lunar calendar.

    Coal prices have surged recently on supply-side reforms in China, with gains set to continue with the onset of the La Nina.

  • Who's leading the Asian aerospace race?

    Indonesia might have just built a homegrown plane but Japan's technology expertise makes it a front-runner, says Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia.

  • ASEAN officials join hands for a group photo at the 49th annual ministerial meeting in Vientiane on July 24, 2016.

    It's been a tough year for Asean as tensions over China's incursions into the South China Sea have challenged its long-running practices.

  • Police arrested six suspects in an alleged plot to launch a rocket attack on the Marina Bay area.

  • A boat floats along Marina Bay after a storm passes in the downtown core district in Singapore on Wednesday May 11, 2016.

    The suspects planned to launch a rocket attack on Singapore's Marina Bay from the Indonesian island of Batam, Indonesian media reported Friday.

  • Indonesia's economy grew a faster-than-expected 5.18 percent on-year in Q2 thanks to higher commodity prices and stronger consumption.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 5- Indonesia's economy grew a faster-than-expected 5.18 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, thanks to higher commodity prices and stronger consumption. On Friday, the statistics bureau said Indonesia's gross domestic product expanded 5.18 percent in the second quarter. Low global commodity prices have hurt Indonesia for years,...

  • A shopping district in Rio de Janeiro

    After a rocky stock, U.S. stocks are doing well in 2016, and emerging markets are doing even better, but strategists recommend staying away.

  • *Go-Jek competes with Uber and Grab in Indonesia. JAKARTA, Aug 4- Indonesian ride-hailing service Go-Jek has raised fresh funding of more than $550 million from KKR, Warburg Pincus and other investors, giving it more ammunition in the battle for market share in the country of 250 million people. Co-founder Nadiem Makarim, a Harvard Business School graduate, said...

  • The battle over whether to ratify the TPP trade deal has shown how toxic U.S. politics have become, Singapore's ambassador-at-large said.

  • Indonesia Economy

    After a slow start, reforms are now going in the right direction, says the country's former trade minister Mari Pangestu.

  • *Indonesia to impose 2-5 pct tax for assets brought home. *Singapore bankers see $30 bln flowing back to Indonesia. Indonesia will impose a 2-5 percent tax for assets brought back by March 2017 in return for a pardon for past evasions.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 3- Four weeks after Australians went to the polls in a tightly contested election, vote counting is almost finished and has left the government with a razor-thin majority and a Senate brimming with economic protectionists who could hinder trade ties with the likes of China, Indonesia and the United States. Far-right One Nation, which has won at least...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 3- Four weeks after Australians went to the polls in a tightly contested election, vote counting is almost finished and has left the government with a razor-thin majority and a Senate brimming with economic protectionists who could hinder trade ties with the likes of China, Indonesia and the United States. Far-right One Nation, which has won at least...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 3- Four weeks after Australians went to the polls in a tightly contested election, vote counting is almost finished and has left the government with a razor-thin majority and a Senate brimming with economic protectionists who could hinder trade ties with the likes of China, Indonesia and the United States. Far-right One Nation, which has won at least...

  • *Grab taking similar approach in SE Asia- investor. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1- China ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing's dominance of Uber Technologies in the China market may provide a playbook for regional rivals to fend off the biggest U.S. ride-hailing company, especially in Southeast Asia and India. The two companies on Monday confirmed the sale of Uber China to...

  • Emerging Markets

    Indonesia is an 'interesting' market as many of Jokowi's reforms are coming through, giving a boost to the economy, says UBS' Kelvin Tay.