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  • MANILA, Philippines— The 10- countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, could form the world's fourth largest economy by 2030 though work is needed to help small companies and reduce trade barriers, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said Friday. Najib told a business forum on the sidelines of a summit of ASEAN leaders meeting in...

  • MANILA, April 26- Southeast Asian countries will prioritise creating an Asia- focused trade pact this year that includes China, India and Japan, while trade issues with the United States will be put on the back burner, the Philippine trade minister said. President Barack Obama had promoted as a progressive deal that would prevent China from "writing the rules of...

  • MANILA, April 26- Southeast Asian countries will prioritize creating an Asia- focused trade pact this year that includes China, India and Japan, while trade issues with the United States will be put on the back burner, the Philippine trade minister said. President Barack Obama had promoted as a progressive deal that would prevent China from "writing the rules of...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— A Filipino lawyer on Monday presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he said contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects. "It is a case for crimes against humanity against President Rodrigo Duterte and...

  • *Japan concerned over Trump's "protectionism". MANILA/ BEIJING, April 24- Twenty-nine Chinese steel firms have had their licenses revoked as Beijing kept up its campaign to tackle overcapacity in the sector and days after U.S. The official China Daily said Washington's move to investigate steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States...

  • *Rebates, huge surplus fueling China's steel exports. President Donald Trump's first shot across China's bow over its steel exports, escalating a years-long brawl over trade between the world's top two economies, may not pull up Beijing. Speaking in the U.S. capitol at IMF and World Bank meetings after Trump launched a trade probe against China and other...

  • *Rebates, huge surplus fuelling China's steel exports. President Donald Trump's first shot across China's bow over its steel exports, escalating a years-long brawl over trade between the world's top two economies, may not pull up Beijing. Speaking in the U.S. capitol at IMF and World Bank meetings after Trump launched a trade probe against China and other...

  • MANILA, April 20- The Philippine environment minister said she has been given the green light by President Rodrigo Duterte to work with communist rebel fighters to help rehabilitate and develop the country's mining areas. The decades-long conflict between the New People's Army rebels and the Philippine government has killed more than 40,000 people.

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia— Southeast Asia, a focus of past U.S. presidents, has been overlooked thus far for the Trump administration, but Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia Thursday marked a sign of change and he announced the president would follow him to the region later this year. Pence's stop in Jakarta on a 10- day swing through the Asia-Pacific, meeting...

  • CHICAGO, April 19- U.S. soybean futures firmed on Wednesday, posting a mild recovery from two days of losses after holding technical support above the one-year lows hit last week. "You cannot go down everyday," said Jim Gerlach, president of Indiana- based A/C Trading. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures settled up 4-1/ 4 cents at $9.50-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • CHICAGO, April 19- U.S. soybean futures firmed on Wednesday, posting a mild recovery from two days of losses after holding technical support above the one-year lows hit last week. "You cannot go down everyday," said Jim Gerlach, president of Indiana- based A/C Trading. At 10:41 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures were up 3-3/ 4 cents at $9.49-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • PARIS/ MANILA, April 19- U.S. corn futures traded little changed on Wednesday, hovering near a one-week low, as the market assessed the chances for drier spells in the U.S. Wheat ticked lower, with an expected boost to U.S. wheat crops from recent rain offsetting concerns about dry, chilly weather in Europe. The most active corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade...

  • SHANGHAI— Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and her company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. U.S. imports, almost all from China, shot up an estimated 166 percent last year. In addition to applying for the new trademarks,...

  • SHANGHAI— Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and her company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. U.S. imports, almost all from China, shot up an estimated 166 percent last year. In addition to applying for the new trademarks,...

  • That night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for a steak and Dover sole dinner at Mar-a-Lago. U.S. imports, almost all of them from China, shot up an estimated 166 percent last year, while sales hit record levels in 2017. In addition to winning the approvals from China, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applied for at...

  • Chinese commuters ride shared bicycles during rush hour on April 12, 2017 in Beijing, China.

    Ofo CEO Dai Wei, a 26-year-old entrepreneur who named his firm Ofo as the letters look like a bike, revealed the figure in a conversation with CNBC.

  • MANILA, April 12- Whoever is picked as the next Philippine central bank governor, it will be President Rodrigo Duterte's second choice. Duterte is expected to announce as early as this month a new chief of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, after failing to get the much praised current governor, Amando Tetangco, to stay on for an unprecedented third term.

  • This photo taken on April 4, 2017 shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gesturing as he delivers his speech during the 120th anniversary ceremony of the Philippine Army at Fort Bonifacio camp in Manila.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered troops to occupy uninhabited islands it claims in the disputed South China Sea.

  • MANILA, April 6- Developing Asia is on track to post its slowest annual growth in 16 years this year as it adjusts to China's rebalancing and possible spillovers from global policy uncertainty, the Asian Development Bank said. The Manila- based lender kept at 5.7 percent this year's growth forecast for developing Asia, which groups 45 countries in the...

  • MANILA, April 6- Developing Asia is on track to post its slowest annual growth in 16 years this year as it adjusts to China's rebalancing and possible spillovers from global policy uncertainty, the Asian Development Bank said. The Manila- based lender kept at 5.7 percent this year's growth forecast for developing Asia, which groups 45 countries in the...