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  • HANOI/ WASHINGTON, May 11- Vietnam hosts a defense symposium this week attended by top American arms manufacturers, ahead of a visit by U.S. Vietnam has accelerated efforts to build a military deterrent and is the world's eighth largest weapons importer, as neighbor China intensifies its push to fortify South China Sea islands it has either occupied or built...

  • *Analysts say $1,300 unlikely to be tested in short term. Spot gold was up 0.5 percent at $1,272.20 an ounce by 1017 GMT, while U.S. gold for June delivery gained 0.7 percent to $1,274.70 an ounce. "We do have a number of drivers that should give fundamental support for gold and are definitely capping the downside but gold has come along quite a bit this year so I can't...

  • LONDON, May 11- Emerging stocks slipped on Wednesday, failing to build on the previous day's gains amid persistent doubts over economic growth, although Philippines shares extended a post-election rally to hit 8-1/ 2- month highs. Data showed Philippines exports fell for the 12th straight month, keeping a lid on the euphoria triggered by the election of...

  • SINGAPORE, May 10- Philippines stocks and the peso rallied after the election of populist mayor Rodrigo Duterte as the country's president as markets clawed back some of the losses incurred in the run-up to the vote. Manila's stocks, which dropped 5.2 percent between a March 21 peak and the last pre-election trading on Friday, fell at Tuesday's open as the market...

  • Voters in the Philippines are set to elect Rodrigo Duterte, a tough-talking mayor of Davao City in Mindanao, pulling away from his rivals despite controversial speeches and little national government experience.

    The Philippines is set to usher in regional mayor Rodrigo Duterte as its next president but his shaky policy agenda is likely to worry investors.

  • *Duterte proposes multilateral talks on South China Sea. DAVAO, Philippines, May 10- The victor of the Philippines' presidential election, tough-talking city mayor Rodrigo Duterte, announced plans on Tuesday for a radical overhaul of the country's unitary system of government that would empower the provinces. The proposal to devolve power from Manila fits...

  • Investors want continuation of Aquino's governance policies

    CLSA's Alfred Dy sees potential in Philippine's banking sector, because the country is still in the early stages of infrastructure-building.

  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian central bank holds non-rate-setting meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian central bank Deputy Governor Marton Nagy talks to journalists on state self-financing- 1200 GMT. WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 LONDON- Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan gives a lecture on "Rethinking the Global Monetary System" at the London School of Economics- 0900 GMT.

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

    Firebrand mayor Rodrigo Duterte was set to become the Philippines' next president as results from Monday's election poured in.

  • *Taiwan not party to UN court, but argues it entitled to EEZ. HONG KONG/ TAIPEI, May 10- A Taiwanese group has intervened in the Philippines' international court case against China's claims in the South China Sea, pressing Taipei's position that Taiwan is entitled to a swathe of the disputed waterway as an economic zone. As well as reviewing several hundred pages of...

  • *Rivals far behind in unofficial vote count. *Duterte proposes multilateral talks on South China Sea. MANILA, May 9- Firebrand city mayor Rodrigo Duterte looked virtually certain to become the Philippines' next president as election results poured in on Monday, confirmation that the political outsider's pledges to crush crime and corruption had resonated...

  • *Duterte far ahead with half of electorate's votes counted. *Some fear return to authoritarianism under Duterte. MANILA, May 9- Firebrand Philippine city mayor Rodrigo Duterte took a commanding lead as unofficial presidential election results poured in on Monday, suggesting the political outsider's pledges to crush crime and corruption had carried the day.

  • MANILA, May 9- Firebrand Philippine city mayor Rodrigo Duterte took a strong lead as early unofficial presidential election results rolled in on Monday, suggesting that the political outsider's pledges to crush crime and corruption had carried the day. The numbers reported by the Parish Patoral Council for Responsible Voting accounted for about 29 percent...

  • The presidential race has been one of the most divisive in years, with outgoing leader Benigno Aquino and rival candidates warning of a doomsday scenario if Rodrigo Duterte, firebrand mayor of the southern city of Davao, wins and makes good on a promise to fight lawlessness with deadly force. Many voters in Manila queued for more than an hour to cast votes in a poll...

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    Federation of Philippine Industries president George Chua says the business community will be able to work with whoever wins the election.

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    Infrastructure spending in the Philippines needs to rise to make up for plateauing overseas remittances, says Mizuho Bank's senior economist Vishnu Varathan.

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    Market volatility in the last two weeks was not due to politics but the external environment, says Philippine Stock Exchange CEO Hans Sicat.

  • MANILA, May 9- Voting for a new Philippine president began on Monday with a brash challenger to the political establishment the favourite to win after campaigning on pledges to crush crime and corruption. Many voters in Manila had to line up in blazing sunshine for more than an hour to cast their votes, and there were several reports of electronic voting machine...

  • Infrastructure spending in the Philippines

    A flood of demand from local and foreign businesses is boosting real-estate in the Philippines, points out Rick Santos, chairman, founder and managing partner of CBRE Philippines.

  • Interview with Fidel V Ramos PKG

    Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines, believes the controversial statements by front-runner Roddy Duterte are simply part of his campaign strategy to win attention.