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  • Small-scale miners dig inside a newly-opened mine tunnel at a site in the town of Monkayo in the Compostela Valley, Mindanao.

    The Philippine mining minister's decision to close over half of the country's mines and suspend others is "illegal," an industry group said.

  • MANILA, Feb 6- Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez will not reconsider her decision to shut down 23 of the country's 41 mines, saying the Southeast Asian nation is "unfit for mining." "Every time you put up an open pit and every time you put up a tailing pond you're putting our country at risk," Lopez told Reuters on Monday in an interview...

  • MANILA, Feb 6- Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez will not reconsider her decision to shut down 23 of the country's 41 mines, saying the Southeast Asian nation is "unfit for mining." "Every time you put up an open pit and every time you put up a tailing pond you're putting our country at risk," Lopez told Reuters on Monday in an interview...

  • MANILA, Feb 6- Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez said on Monday she will not reconsider her decision to shut down 23 of the country's 41 mines, adding the Southeast Asian nation is "unfit for mining." Lopez defended her decision to shut the mines, saying they were in watersheds. It is closure because there is no way you can have any...

  • MANILA, Feb 6- Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez said on Monday she will not reconsider her decision to shut down 23 of the country's 41 mines, adding the Southeast Asian nation is "unfit for mining." Lopez defended her decision to shut the mines, saying they were in watersheds. It is closure because there is no way you can have any...

  • MANILA, Feb 6- Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez said on Monday she will not reconsider her decision to shut down 23 of the country's 41 mines, adding the Southeast Asian nation is "unfit for mining." Lopez defended her decision to shut the mines, saying they were in watersheds. It is closure because there is no way you can have any...

  • MANILA, Feb 6- Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez said on Monday she will not reconsider her decision to shut down 23 of the country's 41 mines, adding the Southeast Asian nation is "unfit for mining." Lopez defended her decision to shut the mines, saying they were in watersheds. It is closure because there is no way you can have any...

  • U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis reviews an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on February 4, 2017.

    Rival power designs about throwing Uncle Sam out of Asia just got more difficult.

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting. CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate meeting- 0330 GMT.

  • This photo taken on June 16, 2016 shows a barge being loaded with nickel ore at a private port in Infanta town, Pangasinan province, north of Manila.

    The planned closure of 23 Philippine mines, mostly nickel producers, and the suspension of five others will affect about 1.2 million people.

  • MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia interest rate decision. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting.

  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs creates more violence

    Amnesty International accuses Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of putting killers on police payroll.

  • *Philippines is world's top nickel ore supplier. MANILA, Feb 2- The Philippines ordered the closure on Thursday of 23 mines, mainly nickel producers that account for about half of output in the world's top nickel ore supplier, in a government campaign to fight environmental degradation by the industry. Manila also suspended operations at another five mines,...

  • *Philippines is world's top nickel ore supplier. MANILA, Feb 2- The Philippines ordered the closure on Thursday of 21 mines, mainly nickel producers that account for about half of output in the world's top nickel ore supplier, in a government campaign to fight environmental degradation by the industry. Manila also suspended operations at another six mines,...

  • MANILA, Feb 2- The Philippines will close down over 20 mines, mostly nickel producers that account for about half of output in the world's biggest nickel ore supplier, as a government campaign to fight environmental degradation deepens. Manila is also suspending operations at six other mines, including the country's top gold miner. Environment and Natural...

  • LJUBLJANA- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to give a speech at the joint ECB/ Bank of Slovenia conference on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the euro- 1215 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank monetary policy meeting, after which a statement and a presentation will be published. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • Manila Philippines

    Philippine property may face a slowdown despite the country managing one of the world's fastest economic growth rates. Analysts blame Trump.

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    Australia, South Korea and Vietnam are looking to improve their ties with China as U.S. tensions with Beijing appear set to rise under President Trump.

  • This picture taken on January 5, 2017, shows relatives crying as coroners carry away the body of an alleged drug dealer killed during a drug buy bust operation in Manila.

    The Philippine police chief stopped the use of the national police force in anti-drug operations and disbanded police anti-narcotics units.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Copper prices shrugged off a stronger dollar on Friday to end the week higher, buoyed by expectations that supply disruptions could tighten the market. The metal used in power and construction touched $5,981.50 on Thursday, its strongest since Nov. 28 on the potential for reduced output from a possible labor strike in Chile and a Freeport-McMoRan,...