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  • *South Korea will build planned 20 new coal-fired plants by 2022. SEOUL, July 6- South Korea plans to shut 10 ageing coal-fired power plants by 2025, as it ramps up efforts to curb the country's reliance on the polluting fuel and meet its pledge taken at last year's Paris climate summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, Seoul recently said it was targeting...

  • *South Korea will build planned 20 new coal-fired plants by 2022. SEOUL, July 6- South Korea plans to shut 10 ageing coal-fired power plants by 2025, as it ramps up efforts to curb the country's reliance on the polluting fuel and meet its pledge taken at last year's Paris climate summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, Seoul recently said it was targeting...

  • TUESDAY, JULY 5 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy meeting. Speakers: ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger and Peter Praet and President Mario Draghi, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras and Turkey central bank former Deputy Governor Turalay Kenc. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland interest rate decision- 0900 GMT.

  • Economists warn delayed investment decisions and a hit to jobs and consumption from Brexit will hurt exports from Asia's trade-reliant economies, which are already reeling from weak external demand, particularly from China. "The uncertainty of the EU and UK relationship is likely to put a dampener on Asia's exports to that region, perhaps extending Asia's...

  • SEOUL, July 1- South Korean exports fell for an 18th straight month in June, and though they declined by the slowest pace in a year, the potential impact on world growth after Britain's messy divorce from the EU has analysts and policymakers urging caution over the outlook. The external risks have already prompted Seoul to unveil an $8.7 billion extra budget as...

  • SEOUL, July 1- South Korean exports fell for an 18th straight month in June, and though the pace of decline was the slowest in a year, the potential impact on world growth after Britain's messy divorce from the EU has analysts urging caution over the outlook. The external risks have already prompted Seoul to unveil an $8.7 billion stimulus package as Asia's...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 1 MAKATI CITY, Philippines- The Department of Finance holds turnover ceremony, with incoming Finance Minister Carlos Dominguez- 0100 GMT. Speakers: ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger and Peter Praet and President Mario Draghi, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras and Turkey central bank former Deputy Governor Turalay Kenc.

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, June 30- Saudi Arabia will supply more Arab Extra Light crude to at least two buyers in Asia in July, four sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the top oil exporter ramps up shipments in a bid to claim a bigger share of the Asian market. Saudi Arabia has traditionally accounted for most of the crude imports by Asia, the world's biggest...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, June 30- China's central bank is willing to let the yuan fall to 6.8 per dollar in 2016 to support the economy, which would mean the currency matching last year's record decline of 4.5 percent, policy sources said. The yuan is already trading at its lowest level in more than five years, so the central bank will aim to ensure a gradual decline for fear...

  • SEOUL, June 30- Netflix Inc will continue to look into the possibility of entering China, a senior company excutive said on Thursday, as the video streaming service seeks to grow its subscriber base outside its home of the United States. "Since China is a great opportunity, we continue to look into China," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, said at a media...

  • SEOUL, June 30- Netflix Inc will continue to look into the possibility of entering China, Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Thursday, as the video streaming service seeks to grow its subscriber base outside its home of the United States. "Since China is a great opportunity, we continue to look into China," Hastings said at a media event in Seoul, without...

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 30 NEW DELHI- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim holds a press conference to share his thoughts on and highlights of his India visit, including on meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. SEOUL- South Korean Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho to speak on the latest developments of the Korean economy and ways to...

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 MOSCOW- Annual banking congress, with Russia central bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina delivering the speech- 0300 GMT LONDON- Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya, Kenya central bank Deputy Governor Sheila Mbijiwe and African Development Bank former Chief Economist Mthuli Ncube at "Investing in Frontier Africa" conference.

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 28 NEW DELHI- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on a two-day visit to India. ANKARA- Turkey central bank to publish the minutes of its policy meeting held on June 21- 1100 GMT. LONDON- Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya, Kenya central bank Deputy Governor Sheila Mbijiwe and African Development Bank former Chief Economist Mthuli Ncube at "...

  • TOKYO, June 26- In delaying its IPO by two years, Japanese messaging app company Line Corp bought time to correct weak financial reporting controls, work on its business plan, bolster staffing- and left billions of dollars on the table as its valuation shriveled. In seeking to earn more from its major Asian markets of Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan, Line will...

  • *Exports from Britain to EU now tariff-free. BEIJING, June 24- Executives at Asian automakers with factories in Britain, largely set up to export to the European Union, say they could slow investments in Britain or even put them on ice for now, after the country voted to leave the 28- nation bloc. Toyota and Nissan had said in the run-up to the vote that continued...

  • HONG KONG/ SEOUL, June 24- At least two Asian central banks were suspected of intervening in their currency markets on Friday, according to traders, as global financial markets went into a tailspin after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a historic vote. Multiple traders said the Bank of Korea was thought to have sold dollars to curb the won's fall as the...

  • *Volkswagen losing share of Asia's No.2 diesel car market. The warrant is the first to be levelled against a Volkswagen executive anywhere in the world after the firm in September admitted to using software to falsify pollution tests on some diesel cars, spurring legal action in the United States, Germany, South Korea and elsewhere. The Volkswagen Korea...

  • BEIJING, June 24- Executives at Asian automakers with factories in Britain, largely set up to export to the European Union, say they could slow investments in Britain or pause them for now, after the country voted to leave the 28- nation bloc. Toyota and Nissan had said in the run-up to the vote that continued membership of the European Union was preferable for their...

  • HONG KONG, June 24- At least two Asian central banks were suspected of intervening in their currency markets on Friday, according to traders, as global financial markets went into a tailspin after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a historic vote. Multiple traders said the Bank of Korea was thought to have sold dollars to curb the won's fall as the local...