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  • Landing ships of the People's Liberation Army Navy's South Sea Fleet in mid-February, 2017.

    China is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea.

  • CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe will appear at the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics. CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey monetary policy meeting.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shows the list of government, military and police officials involved in illegal drug trade during a news conference upon his arrival from a state visit in Japan at the Davao International Airport in Davao city, Philippines October 27, 2016.

    Thousands marched in Manila in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals.

  • Singapore is easing its obsession on grades to focus on life-long learning as the country takes on new challenges in today's economic climate.

  • SINGAPORE- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on "View From the Federal Reserve" before the Global Interdependence Center "Central Bank Series: Singapore" event- 0115 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland...

  • Okada Manila will be 'all about entertainment'

    Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment, talks about how the resort will stand out among competitors in the Philippines.

  • CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt monetary policy committee meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • China warned Trump against challenging its sovereignty, responding to reports the U.S. was planning fresh naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea.

  • MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine government is considering adding airports to serve the capital Manila and nearby areas, including a sprawling airport city complex that could handle 100 million passengers a year, officials said Wednesday. Transport Undersecretary Roberto Lim said a multi-airport system could include the present airport in Manila, an...

  • BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob and National Economic and Social Development Board head, Porametee Vimolsiri, to speak about the Thai economy- 0600 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt monetary policy committee meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum-...

  • MANILA, Philippines— The Philippines' environment chief on Tuesday ordered 75 mining contracts canceled because the projects are located in watersheds, intensifying her crackdown against mines that she says harm the environment. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez made the announcement just weeks after ordering the closure of 23 mines and the suspension of...

  • MANILA, Philippines— Filipinos in Germany may be far from home, but their loved ones are near to their hearts on Valentine's Day. Following closely were Filipinos in Norway who sent on average $24 more, and in New Zealand, who remitted on average $12.5 more during the week around Valentine's Day, compared to the amount they sent in the previous week.

  • A woman cries during a mass held for victims of the drug war on February 2, 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on illegal drugs has been suspended after the murder of a South Korean businessman.

  • Vehicles pass cracks on a road that appeared along the National Highway at Rizal town after an earthquake hit Surigao city, southern Philippines February 11, 2017.

    Officials combed through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties, The AP reports.

  • Ambassador Zhao Jianhua also expressed hope President Rodrigo Duterte would receive emergency powers from Congress soon because without them, urgent projects may not be finished within his single six-year term. Duterte took office last June and has moved to rebuild once-frosty relations with China over South China Sea disputes. Corruption allegations...

  • *Lopez left Philippines at 18 to become a yoga missionary. MANILA, Feb 10- Mining industry chiefs had just assailed her order to shut down more than half of the Philippines' mines, and Regina Lopez was in a combative mood: but, to keep her cool before an interview, she slipped into a side room and meditated for a few minutes. There is a spiritual side to Lopez, the daughter of...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TMC workers protest against Modi's demonetization in front of Reserve Bank of India on January 11, 2017 in Kolkata, India.

    Markets will be watching for the outcome from the first monetary policy meetings of the year from India, Thailand, the Philippines and New Zealand

  • Small-scale miners dig inside a newly-opened mine tunnel at a site in the town of Monkayo in the Compostela Valley, Mindanao.

    The Philippine mining minister's decision to close over half of the country's mines and suspend others is "illegal," an industry group said.