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  • Makati City in Manila, Philippines

    The Philippine government and Communist rebels will sign an indefinite ceasefire agreement as part of efforts to end a five-decade conflict.

  • MANILA, Philippines— Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.2 percent at 16,360.71. Hong Kong' Hang Seng index rose 0.3 percent to 22,881.91.

  • Duterte Drugs

    Some people are decrying Duterte's drugs crackdown and the casualties while others are in support of it, says Teneo Holdings' Roberto Herrera-Lim.

  • Relatives mourn as the coffin of an alleged thief and drug peddler and victim of an extrajudicial killing is laid to rest on August 21, 2016 in Manila, Philippines.

    Government-led extrajudicial killings are endangering rule of law in the Philippines, and the campaign is unlikely to stop anytime soon.

  • South China Sea

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is more measured and pragmatic with his words directed at China, notes De La Salle University's Richard Heydarian.

  • Duterte Era

    De La Salle University's Richard Heydarian says Duterte's draconian measures might be needed to shake up the Philippines' judicial system.

  • Anti-China Sentiment

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is just focusing on domestic issues while postponing the South China Sea issue, says Independent Economist Andy Xie.

  • **JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan take part in a debate on the economy- 1700 GMT. **PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank Conference on Collaboration for Building Cyber Resilience. Bank of England's Executive Director for Resolution Andrew Gracie to speak- 0615 GMT.

  • MANILA, Aug 23- A Philippine lawmaker has revived a proposal to ban exports of unprocessed minerals to spur domestic processing, in a move that may tighten global nickel supply and make it an even tougher business environment for miners in the world's top producer. The Philippines has vast but largely untapped mineral resources, limiting the contribution of...

  • MANILA, Aug 23- Less than two months in office, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is getting high marks from the business community for policies that could engineer an economic surge and companies say they are making new investments as a result. It makes the Philippines the fastest growing among all countries that have reported so far for the second...

  • SEOUL, Aug 22- South Korean shares have been emerging Asia's most becalmed for six years, trading in a narrow range as a sluggish economy and weak exports stifle profits and investment, sending local investors increasingly in search of returns elsewhere. For this to happen, the global economy has to show clear signs of recovery, "said Yuanta Securities analyst Cho...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a speech.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte railed against the United Nations after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs.

  • *Tighter aluminium supply in China amid slow output from restarts. LONDON, Aug 19- Copper and other industrial metals slumped on Friday in low volumes, pressured by a firmer dollar together with retreating stock and oil markets. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 0.3 percent at $4,797 a tonne by 1015 GMT after rising 0.8 percent on Thursday and...

  • *Tighter aluminum supply in China amid slow output from restarts. LONDON, Aug 19- Copper and other industrial metals slumped on Friday in low volumes, pressured by a firmer dollar together with retreating stock and oil markets. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 0.3 percent at $4,797 a tonne by 1015 GMT after rising 0.8 percent on Thursday and...

  • From Indonesia to Hong Kong and Cambodia, the wild popularity of Nintendo's augmented reality app is also driving lifestyle changes for many gamers, who must trudge through real-life locations in their quest. In Indonesia, Muchamad Syaifudin, a 29- year-old bank employee, said he switched to a mobile carrier offering better data packages, while his friends...

  • Tailors work on items of clothing at a tailoring shop at Kamuning market in Quezon City, Metro Manila, the Philippines, on Friday, May 20, 2016.

    The Philippines outshone larger peers to emerge as Asia's fastest-growing economy in the second quarter. Sustaining that pace may prove difficult.

  • Aug 18- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Bangladesh's central bank have agreed to withdraw additional payment security measures put in place after one of the world's biggest cyber heists, the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Fed, two sources said. The decision was taken at a meeting in New York this week between officials from...

  • The decision was taken at a meeting in New York this week between officials from Bangladesh Bank, the New York Fed and SWIFT, said a source close to Bangladesh Bank who has direct knowledge of the matter. In early February, hackers used stolen Bangladesh Bank credentials to send three dozen SWIFT messages to transfer nearly $1 billion from its Fed account,...

  • The Philippines was Asia's fastest growing economy in Q2, based on the government's announcement of 7.0 percent annual expansion in April-June.

  • Philippines GDP

    Philippines GDP rates will moderate, although the economy is still a bright spot in a region of sluggish growth, says Oxford Economics' Sian Fenner.