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  • LONDON, Sept 28- Tin hit a 20- month high on Wednesday as inventories dwindled, fueling worries about shortages, and nickel struggled to extend gains as investors digested news about more mine suspensions in top ore exporter the Philippines. Falling shipments from top tin exporter Indonesia and predictions a surge in mining in Myanmar is tapering off has...

  • MANILA, Sept 28- London nickel futures held near a seven-week high on Wednesday after the Philippines said 20 more mines may be suspended for environmental violations, threatening supply from the world's top nickel ore exporter. Manila has already halted 10 mines in an audit over the past two months aimed at punishing irresponsible miners as the government...

  • BEIJING— Major Asian stock markets were lower Wednesday after investors were reassured by trade-friendly Hillary Clinton's performance in a U.S. presidential debate with rival Donald Trump. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.5 percent to 16,426.61 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.6 percent to 23,440.18. ANALYST'S TAKE: "The strong performance by...

  • MANILA, Sept 28- London nickel futures held near seven-week highs early on Wednesday after the Philippines said 20 more mines may be suspended for environmental violations, threatening supply from the world's top nickel ore exporter. *The Philippines has ordered the suspension of 20 more mines as officials vowed to pursue stricter standards than in global...

  • Hu Xijin (L), editor-in-chief of the Global Times, speaks during a roundtable conference.

    Beijing has just inflamed a war of words between a Singaporean diplomat and an influential Chinese tabloid, the SCMP reports.

  • The Philippine peso tumbled to a more than seven-year low against the dollar, as investors voted with their feet on an intemperate president.

  • The Department of Environment and Natural Resources earlier suspended 10 other mines and declared a moratorium on new projects. Three of the 10 mines were included in the initial audit started shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte came to office on June 30. "Due to the government's emphasis on responsible mining, social and environmental standards are...

  • Philippine President Duterte says he will visit the two countries to create an independent foreign policy.

  • *Philippines is the world's biggest nickel ore supplier. MANILA, Sept 27- The Philippines has ordered the suspension of 20 more mines for environmental violations, as the world's top supplier of nickel ore vowed to pursue stricter standards than in global mining centres such as Canada and Australia. President Rodrigo Duterte has warned that the Philippines...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers an address as part of commemorations for National Heroes' Day in Manila.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a presidential awarding ceremony.

    Filipino fishermen have complained of harassment by Chinese government boats in the Scarborough Shoal.

  • MANILA, Philippines— The Asian Development Bank says the economies of developing countries in Asia are holding up despite stubborn global headwinds, and that earlier forecasts that the countries as a group will grow 5.7 percent in 2016 and 2017 remain unchanged. Growth in the five largest economies in Southeast Asia was forecast at 4.8 percent in 2016, the...

  • *China 2016, 2017 growth upped by 0.1 pct pts to 6.6 pct, 6.4 pct. MANILA, Sept 27- The Asian Development Bank kept its growth estimates for developing Asia for this year and next at 5.7 percent, saying sustained expansion in China and India can steady the region but warned of risks from a looming U.S. interest rate hike. "Strong growth in China and India is helping the...

  • BEIJING- Asian Development Bank releases its flagship economic publication, its Asian Development Outlook 2016- 0200 GMT MANILA- Central Bank of the Philippines monetary board member Valentin Araneta addresses 2016 Philippine investment conference on "Sustaining Development in a World of Policy Divergence" PRAGUE- Czech National Bank board member Tomas...

  • 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 relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he wanted...

  • 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-...