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  • *Comes despite China's efforts to control speculative trading. MANILA/ SHANGHAI, April 29- Commodity futures linked to China's vast steel sector rebounded sharply on Friday, led by iron ore and rebar, as robust construction demand spurred buying even as the country's regulator ordered exchanges to rein in speculative trading. Big bets on Chinese commodities...

  • *Comes despite China's efforts to control speculative trading. MANILA/ SHANGHAI, April 29- Commodity futures linked to China's vast steel sector rebounded sharply on Friday, led by iron ore and rebar, as robust construction demand spurred buying even as the country's regulator ordered exchanges to rein in speculative trading. In response, the exchanges in...

  • *China healthcare deals tripled to more than $50 bln. *Impact of Beijing push for' Made in China' drug sector. SHANGHAI, April 29- Armed with Beijing funds and friends in the right places, Chinese drug minnows are thriving, luring money from' Big Pharma' majors struggling to restore the strong growth they once enjoyed in the world's second-largest medicine market.

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    Globe Telecom's Ernest Cu talks about the need for companies to keep up with the changing consumer trends of video entertainment.

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 28 MAKATI CITY, Philippines- Central Bank of Philippines Governor Amando Tetangco to attend a financial inclusion summit- 0100 GMT. PARIS- Czech National Bank board member Kamil Janacek to attend a Economic and Development Review committee meeting. PRAGUE- Czech Banking Association holds a press conference to update macroeconomic forecast-...

  • MANILA, Philippines— Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after an overnight surge in oil prices raised questions about the outlook for the energy sector. Investors are watching for the outcome of policy meetings by the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 17,276.52.

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 LONDON- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary General Angel Gurria gives speech on Britain's EU referendum at London School of Economics- 0930 GMT. SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases macroeconomic review, its detailed assessment of economic conditions. BRASILIA- Central Bank of Brazil...

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference on April 22, 2016 in New York City. The leader denounced the beheading of Canadian John Ridsdel by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in the Philippines on Monday April 25, 2016.

    John Ridsdel was captured by Islamist militants along with three other people in September while on vacation on a Philippine island.

  • CHICAGO, April 25- U.S. corn futures rose 2 percent on Monday, supported by concerns that rain around the U.S. "We are going to be slowing down planting this week, as three separate systems of rain are due to course across the face of the Midwest, bringing 1 to 3 inches of rain this week," Charlie Sernatinger, global head of grain futures at ED&F Man Capital, said in a note to...

  • CHICAGO, April 25- U.S. corn futures surged 2.6 percent on Monday, supported by concerns that rain around the U.S. "The wet weather forecasts brought corn out of the hole early this morning," said Greg Grow, director of agribusiness at Archer Financial Services. At 10:22 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May corn futures were up 9-3/ 4 cents at $3.81-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • *Dalian and Shanghai Futures Exchanges raise transaction costs. China's top two commodities bourses- the Dalian Commodity Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange- raised transaction costs on some futures products from Monday in a bid to restore calm. Shanghai rebar steel futures are up more than 50 percent so far in 2016 after six straight years of losses,...

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    China will start reclamation at the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea this year, a military source said, the South China Morning Post reports.

  • *Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia among countries eyeing new jets. SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, April 22- With an eye on China's more muscular stance in the South China Sea, Southeast Asian governments are stepping up efforts to replace aging fighter aircraft fleets, paving the way for multi-billion dollar deals in a boon for warplane makers. Despite tight budgets across...

  • SHANGHAI, April 22- China's commodity exchanges are trying to cool their markets as benchmarks rallied rapidly this week, with turnover of a single rebar contract on Thursday worth nearly 50 percent more than the total value traded on the Shanghai stock exchange. "Financial investors are massively buying any commodities futures that they believe are cheap...

  • MANILA, Philippines— The hacking of a Philippine election database may have exposed the personal information of all 55 million registered voters, but will not undermine May 9 national elections, officials said Friday, in the latest hacking scandal to hit the Southeast Asian nation. Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez said the computerized...

  • *Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia among countries eyeing new jets. SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, April 22- With an eye on China's more muscular stance in the South China Sea, Southeast Asian governments are stepping up efforts to replace ageing fighter aircraft fleets, paving the way for multi-billion dollar deals in a boon for warplane makers. Despite tight budgets...

  • *China to encourage coal, steel capacity drive overseas. *Japan concerned at rise in China steel exports. BEIJING, April 21- As part of efforts to ease domestic steel and coal overcapacity, widely blamed for triggering a global industry crisis, China said it will do more to help its firms shift capacity overseas while keeping tight control on adding new capacity at...

  • *China has cut capacity; criticism is "lazy protectionism". *China says March output was a record 70.65 mln tonnes. BRUSSELS/ BEIJING, April 19- Under pressure to curb steel output and relieve a global glut, China said on Tuesday its production actually hit a record high last month as rising prices, and profits, encouraged mills that had been shut or suspended to resume...

  • *China says has cut capacity, criticisms "lazy protectionism". BRUSSELS/ BEIJING, April 19- China and other major steel-producing countries failed to agree measures to tackle a global steel crisis as the sides argued over the causes of overcapacity, prompting U.S. criticism of Beijing's approach and an angry response from Chinese officials.

  • *China says has cut capacity, criticisms "lazy protectionism". BRUSSELS/ WASHINGTON, April 19- China and other major steel-producing countries failed on Monday to agree measures to tackle a global steel crisis as the sides argued over the causes of overcapacity, prompting U.S. criticism of Beijing's approach. Washington pointed the finger at China over the...