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  • MANILA, Sept 26- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and "open alliances" with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the "point of no return" in its relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte looks at a folder containing the list of government officials involved in drugs as he delivers a speech before members of the Scout Rangers regiment at a military training camp in San Miguel town, Bulacan province, north of Manila on September 15, 2016.

    The killings have drawn widespread international criticism, including from the United Nations, drawing angry responses from Duterte.

  • -0600 GMT PRAGUE- Czech National Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok to attend at discussion Future V4- business in Central and Eastern Europe- 0700 GMT JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel interest rates decision followed by Governor Karnit Flug holding a news conference- 1300 GMT. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 BEIJING- Asian Development Bank releases Asian Development Outlook 2016, its...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 23- Indonesian nickel smelter investors fear the government of President Joko Widodo will change rules that have supported prices of the metal, and put up to $12 billion in its budding smelting and mineral processing industry at risk. Indonesia banned metal ore shipments in 2014 to push firms to build smelters and shift exports from raw materials...

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 NEW DELHI- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley holds first meeting of the Goods and Services Tax Council BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand gives updated economic forecasts- 0030 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 PRAGUE- Czech National Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok to attend at discussion Future V4- business in Central and Eastern Europe- 0700 GMT JERUSALEM-...

  • Philippines' Duterte calls UN chief the 'devil'

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte invited UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the European Union to investigate his anti-drugs crackdown.

  • September 21, 2016, Manila: Police forensic teams examine the body of an execution victim, whose head was wrapped in packaging tape. A cardboard sketch next to the corpse read 'Kage Lao Drug Lord of Mindanao.'

    The demotion of a high-profile politician for critiquing President Duterte has raised worries over the Philippines' commitment to democracy.

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 BUDAPEST- Hungarian Business Leaders Forum's Financial Summit 18 conference, titled "Breakout Brexit" JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank interest rate decision- 0700 GMT ANKARA- Turkey central bank monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank interest rate decision- 1300 GMT CAIRO- Central bank of Egypt monetary...

  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's antics continue to shake up investor confidence.

  • Southeast Asian ride-hailing company, Grab has raised $750 million in equity financing, bringing its total cash pile to over $1 billion.

  • *Southeast Asia is key battleground for ride-hailing firms. Southeast Asia is fast becoming a key battleground for ride-hailing firms thanks to a burgeoning middle class as well as a youthful, Internet-savvy demographic. Grab's announcement comes a few weeks after Uber sold its China operations to bigger domestic rival Didi, an existing Grab investor, and...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ratcheted up his feud with the U.S. on September 12, ordering all U.S. special forces out of the southern Philippines where they have been advising local troops battling Muslim extremists.

    The honeymoon period of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte appears to be over as foreign investors become wary over his acid-tongued remarks.

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 BUENOS AIRES- Sweden's Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will hold a speech on cash usage in Sweden and the Riksbank's role in promoting an efficient payments system at a conference arranged by the central bank of Argentina- 1145 GMT BUDAPEST- Hungarian central bank rate-setting meeting- 1200 GMT ABUJA- Central bank of Nigeria interest...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of nickel ore. The Philippines has already halted the...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of nickel ore. The Philippines has already halted the...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of nickel ore. The Philippines has already halted the...

  • *Manila has already halted 10 mines, 8 of them nickel producers. MANILA, Sept 19- The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of nickel ore. The Philippines has already halted the...

  • Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a labor day campaign rally on May 1, 2016 in Manila, Philippines.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is playing China off against the U.S., not presenting a realistic plan, analysts reckon.

  • The Phillipine president is making several Asian leaders uncomfortable with his recent actions and rhetoric, says IMA Asia's Richard Martin.

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 LONDON- Kenya-UK Trade and Investment Forum featuring Kenya central bank Governor Patrick Njoroge, Kenya Finance Minister Henry Rotich and Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed. Speakers: Hungarian central bank Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy, Deputy Governor Marton Nagy, Hungarian Banking Association Chairman Mihaly Patai and Hungarian...