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  • MANILA, March 1- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change restricting greenhouse gas emissions, putting the deal one step closer to ratification in the country, a senator said on Wednesday. "We are a step away from full ratification and it is my commitment to actively shepherd the Senate's immediate concurrence,"...

  • Passengers get off trains at Nantong Railway Station on January 23, 2017 in Nantong, Jiangsu Province of China.

    Asia needs to invest $26 trillion by 2030 to resolve a serious infrastructure shortage, the FT reports.

  • In this photo taken on September 29, 2016, Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao trains at a gym in Manila.

    WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan say they have agreed to terms for a fight.

  • MANILA, Feb 26- Thirteen people facing drug charges escaped from a police detention facility in the Philippines on Sunday after sawing through iron bars, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said. The guard on duty at the facility north of the capital Manila is now under investigation, said PDEA regional director Juvenal Azurin. Philippine President...

  • MANILA, Feb 25- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs had until three weeks ago driven the trade in crystal methamphetamine underground, according to residents and drug users in some of the slum areas of the nation's capital city. But since Duterte ordered the Philippine National Police to stand down from the drugs war last month, after declaring...

  • Philippine Senator Leila De Lima (C), a top critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, is escorted by police officers and her lawyer Alex Padilla (R, in white long sleeves) after her arrest at the Senate in Manila on February 24, 2017.

    A Philippine Senator and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs was arrested on Friday.

  • Landing ships of the People's Liberation Army Navy's South Sea Fleet in mid-February, 2017.

    China is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea.

  • CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe will appear at the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics. CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey monetary policy meeting.

  • Singapore is easing its obsession on grades to focus on life-long learning as the country takes on new challenges in today's economic climate.

  • SINGAPORE- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on "View From the Federal Reserve" before the Global Interdependence Center "Central Bank Series: Singapore" event- 0115 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland...

  • Okada Manila will be 'all about entertainment'

    Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment, talks about how the resort will stand out among competitors in the Philippines.

  • CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt monetary policy committee meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • China warned Trump against challenging its sovereignty, responding to reports the U.S. was planning fresh naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea.

  • BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob and National Economic and Social Development Board head, Porametee Vimolsiri, to speak about the Thai economy- 0600 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt monetary policy committee meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum-...

  • A woman cries during a mass held for victims of the drug war on February 2, 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on illegal drugs has been suspended after the murder of a South Korean businessman.

  • Vehicles pass cracks on a road that appeared along the National Highway at Rizal town after an earthquake hit Surigao city, southern Philippines February 11, 2017.

    Officials combed through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties, The AP reports.

  • *Lopez left Philippines at 18 to become a yoga missionary. MANILA, Feb 10- Mining industry chiefs had just assailed her order to shut down more than half of the Philippines' mines, and Regina Lopez was in a combative mood: but, to keep her cool before an interview, she slipped into a side room and meditated for a few minutes. There is a spiritual side to Lopez, the daughter of...

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the A50 Australian Economic Forum dinner. MEXICO CITY- Central Bank of Mexico monetary policy statement. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank monetary policy meeting.

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the A50 Australian Economic Forum dinner. MEXICO CITY- Central Bank of Mexico monetary policy statement.

  • TMC workers protest against Modi's demonetization in front of Reserve Bank of India on January 11, 2017 in Kolkata, India.

    Markets will be watching for the outcome from the first monetary policy meetings of the year from India, Thailand, the Philippines and New Zealand