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  • A day after the Philippines got its first investment grade rating from Fitch, the Southeast Asian country's central bank governor told CNBC the upgrade was a "seal of good housekeeping."

  • Bullish on Southeast Asian Markets: Mobius Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 11:15 PM ET
    Southeast Asian Markets

    Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he likes the Vietnam and Philippines markets.

  • Philippines Wins First Investment Grade Rating Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:38 AM ET
    Philippines Third Quarter GDP Growth Stronger Than Expected

    Fitch Ratings raised the Philippines' credit rating to investment grade on Wednesday, a first for the Southeast Asian nation, in a move expected to boost investment and lift the country's long-term growth potential.

  • Credit Rating Upgrade Is 'Landmark Achievement': Philippines

    Cesar Purisima, finance secretary of the Philippines, tells CNBC that the country's credit rating upgrade by Fitch is a "landmark achievement" and says the government will now focus more on infrastructure, fiscal strength and opening up the economy to the rest of the world.

  • Good Governance, Economics Key to Philippines Growth Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:42 PM ET
    Good Governance Is Good Economics: Philippine Fin Sec

    Cesar Purisima, Finance Secretary of the Philippines, says President Benigno Aquino III's is trying to transform the country.

  • China Tests Cashless Casino—Macau, Watch Out Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 6:37 PM ET

    Owned by art, film and real estate mogul Zhang Baoquan, Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay bar marks the Chinese government's first tacit approval of a gaming concept outside of Macau.

  • ASEAN's Bright Spot: The Philippines? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 7:35 PM ET
    ASEAN's Bright Spot: The Philippines?

    Prakriti Sofat, Regional Economist, Barclays explains why she's optimistic on the Philippine economy. She expects the country's central bank to hike rates by 25 bps later this year.

  • North Asia Vs South East Asia Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    North Asia Vs South East Asia

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, explains that the key to the better balanced Asia depends on the export figures of North Asia and the cooling down of South East Asia market.

  • Philippines Will Receive Ratings Upgrade: Strategist Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    Philippine Markets to Get an Upgrade: Analyst

    Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management says a ratings upgrade is on the cards for the Philippines this year.

  • US to Dodge the 'Fiscal Cliff'? Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    US To Dodge The 'Fiscal Cliff'?

    PK Basu, MD & Head of Asia Research & Economics, Maybank Kim Eng warns that the next 28 hours will be crucial for US but remains optimistic for markets going into 2013.

  • A Delayed Take-Off for the Philippine Economy Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:42 PM ET

    The Philippines is finally picking up economic momentum, but this rapid growth has passed over the vast majority of the poor.

  • Manila Primes for Casino Boom Despite Graft Spotlight Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    Philippines has ambitions to join Macau and Singapore among the ranks of Asia's top gaming destinations. Buoyed by stellar economic growth, the casino rush is starting.

  • Lack of Reforms in Philippines: Pro Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    Lack of Reforms in The Philippines: Pro

    Daryl Guppy, CEO, charts the PSE Composite, while Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS explains why he's not bullish on the Philippines. due to empty promises of institutional reforms.

  • Which Markets to Bet On in the New Year Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 9:20 PM ET
    Europe and Southeast Asia in 2013

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia, at Bank Julius Baer tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he likes Southeast Asian and European markets for 2013.

  • Why Asia Can’t Pull Global Economy Out of Crisis

    Business sentiment among Asia's top companies improved slightly in the fourth quarter, reversing two consecutive quarters of declines, while global economic uncertainty remained the biggest concern for the region's firms, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

  • Consumers Lead the Way as Philippine Economy Surges

    The gathering had the air of a post-mortem. About 100 executives and government officials listened quietly as Guillermo Luz poked holes in the Philippines' fairytale economic revival.

  • This Country Would Like to See Japan Rearmed Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 6:21 PM ET
    Container terminal in Tokyo, Japan.

    The Philippines would strongly support a rearmed Japan shorn of its pacifist constitution as a counterweight to the growing military assertiveness of China, according to the Philippine foreign minister.

  • China Further Fuels Tension in South China Sea Dispute Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:04 AM ET
    oil drilling in the south China Seas

    China told Vietnam on Thursday to stop unilateral oil exploration in disputed areas of the South China Sea, raising tension in protracted maritime territorial disputes with its neighbors.

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    Japan's Universal Entertainment on Tuesday sued Thomson Reuters for defamation over news articles relating to payments Universal made to an ex-consultant to the Philippine gaming authority.

  • Asia: Military Might and Bankruptcy Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

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