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  • *India's navy rejects homemade Tejas for being too heavy. BENGALURU/ NEW DELHI, Feb 13- India's navy is in the hunt for a new foreign fighter jet after rejecting an indigenously made aircraft as too heavy, the latest sign of the struggle to get Asian militaries to buy locally to grow their defence industries. India, South Korea, Taiwan and other Asian buyers are...

  • A Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) train plies along a line at the Jurong East interchange (back R) in Singapore on July 18, 2016.

    Singapore planted a fresh flag to promote global trade as the wave of the future in its Future Economy report.

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the A50 Australian Economic Forum dinner. MEXICO CITY- Central Bank of Mexico monetary policy statement. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank monetary policy meeting.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Asian shares were mixed Wednesday following a subdued session on Wall Street as energy stocks were weighed down by falling oil prices. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rebounded from early losses to rise 0.5 percent to 19,007.60 points while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.6 percent to 23,470.28. India's Sensex fell 0.1 percent to...

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the A50 Australian Economic Forum dinner. MEXICO CITY- Central Bank of Mexico monetary policy statement.

  • Signage for 1Malaysia Development Bhd. (1MDB) is displayed at the site of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    A jet belonging to Malaysian tycoon Low Taek Jho, under investigation regarding the scandal-hit 1MDB, was reportedly seized.

  • *Malaysian Palm Oil Board data due Feb. 10, after 0430 GMT. KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6- Malaysia's palm oil inventories likely fell to the lowest level in five months at end-January, led by a sharp fall in production and firmer exports, underpinning prices already tracking near more than four-year highs. Palm oil futures on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives exchange have...

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting. CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate meeting- 0330 GMT.

  • MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia interest rate decision. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting.

  • LJUBLJANA- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to give a speech at the joint ECB/ Bank of Slovenia conference on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the euro- 1215 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank monetary policy meeting, after which a statement and a presentation will be published. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • Protesters gather outside Terminal 4 at JFK airport in opposition to U.S. president Donald Trump's proposed ban on immigration in Queens, New York City, U.S., January 28, 2017.

    Trump's immigration order could impact Muslim-majority counties not specified on his list, such as Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • *China seen as most likely alternate source of funds. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27- Saudi Aramco's decision to shelve a plan to partner with Malaysia's state oil company threatens the country's ambitious plans for an oil and gas processing hub, which it may struggle to keep on course if it cannot find another foreign investor. The Saudi oil major suspended plans for a joint...

  • A newborn baby is fed milk in a hospital in Huaibei, Anhui province, China.

    Consumer goods maker Kimberly-Clark is taking advantage of the loosening of the one-child policy in China.

  • Floods in the world’s largest natural rubber producer Thailand are expected to boost the price of a commodity that is vital to tire production.

  • KUWAIT, Jan 25- Saudi Aramco has shelved plans for a partnership with Malaysian state-oil firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad in a $27 billion refining and petrochemical project in the southeast Asian country, industry sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. Aramco had been in talks with Petronas about a joint venture in the Refinery and...

  • *Scope for Indonesia, China to join reformulated deal- Australia. WELLINGTON/ TOKYO, Jan 24- Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership by encouraging China and other Asian countries to join the trade pact after U.S. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has touted it as an engine of economic reform, as well as a...

  • *Scope for Indonesia, China to join reformulated deal- Australia. WELLINGTON/ TOKYO, Jan 24- Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has touted it as an engine of economic reform, as well as a...

  • The U.S. withdrawal from the TPP will devastate American agriculture, a former U.S. Trade Representative said.

  • *Scope for Indonesia, China to join reformulated deal- Australia. WELLINGTON/ TOKYO, Jan 24- Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office on Monday pulling...

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- JX Nippon Oil& Energy Corp said its venture with Malaysian state oil firm Petronas has started commercial operations at the ninth liquefaction train at the Petronas LNG complex in Bintulu, Sarawak. LNG exporters are sending tankers to Asia to fill a gap in the region's demand as markets have tightened more-than-expected on surging consumption in...