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  • 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...

  • Motorists pass by the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Emerging Asia continues to drive global growth but it must ramp up productivity to graduate to high-income status, the Asian Development Bank warned.

  • 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...

  • Lazada and Unilever have signed an agreement to work together to command the regional online retail market.

  • Commuters pass by the front of the Bangladesh central bank building in Dhaka March 8, 2016.

    The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was "state-sponsored," an FBI officer said.

  • MANILA, March 29- The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was "state-sponsored," an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations, said on Wednesday. An official briefed on the probe told Reuters in Washington last week that the FBI believes North Korea was...

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

    Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, turned 72 on Tuesday.

  • :The DBS Group Holdings Ltd. logo is displayed atop the company's DBS Asia Hub building in Singapore, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

    After two years of flat growth in earnings, 2017 is the year Asian banks will see a turnaround in earnings per share and credit quality, JPMorgan said.

  • Philippine President Duterte's approval ratings

    Richard Heydarian at De La Salle University says the opposition might be calling for impeachment but Duterte remains popular among the majority of Filipinos.

  • Ride hailing app Grab is revving up online dating in Southeast Asia.

  • MANILA, March 24- The Philippines' environment ministry has allowed eight suspended nickel ore miners to ship out stockpiles of mined ore, sources told Reuters, temporarily boosting supply from the world's top exporter of the raw metal after a major crackdown. The volume of nickel ore stocks from the mines may well exceed 1 million tonnes, or about a month's worth...

  • A Cebu Pacific jet takes off from Manila airport.

    Cebu Pacific is on track to achieve record results, the airline's CEO said.

  • MANILA, March 24- The Philippines' environment agency has allowed eight suspended nickel ore miners to ship out stockpiles of mined ore, sources told Reuters, temporarily boosting supply from the world's top exporter of the raw metal after a major mining crackdown. More than half of all mines in the Philippines have been ordered to permanently shut to protect...

  • 'Brightest outlooks in ASEAN and India'

    Rob Subbaraman of Nomura says there are opportunities in Asia as the domestic growth story continues.

  • MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia Deputy Governor Vasily Pozdyshev will hold a presentation of new banking legislation- 0800 GMT. CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Luci Ellis to speak at the ACT Launch of the Women in Economics Network. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • Relatives of victims of extra-judicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war stand in front of a photo exhibit of victims during a gathering on the grounds of a church in Manila on March 1, 2017.

    A lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint in the Philippine Congress against President Rodrigo Duterte and called for his removal.

  • Regina Lopez last month ordered the closure of more than half the nation's mines to protect watersheds, a bold step backed by President Rodrigo Duterte, who has said the Philippines can survive without mining. Duterte appointed Lopez in June, but confirmation hearings in the country usually take place long after ministers start work and members of Congress...

  • *Congress panel has more questions for minister. Duterte appointed Lopez in June, but confirmation hearings in the country usually take place long after ministers start work and members of Congress have this month been debating whether to confirm Lopez in her role. Under government procedures, Duterte will need to' reappoint' Lopez, with further confirmation...

  • MOSCOW- Bank of Russia First Deputy Chairman Sergey Shvetsov is scheduled to attend an information and training seminar for journalists hosted by Bank of Russia- 0900 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting. BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision.

  • *Duterte says he'll do what's necessary to preserve land. MANILA, March 13- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday accused some miners of funding efforts to destabilise his government as he talked about a possible plan to impose a ban on mining given the environmental damage producers have caused. Duterte, who has said the Southeast Asian nation can...