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  • Foreign funds to Indonesia's stock market stood at $99 million in the week ended Oct. 5, a fifth straight week,. It reported $99 million inflows for the week ended Oct. 5, adding to a combined $985 million inflows of the previous four weeks, Thomson Reuters data showed. The Philippine Stock Exchange index closed at a record high of 5,443.74 on Oct. 4.

  • World Bank cuts Asia growth outlook for this year Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 10:10 PM ET

    BEIJING-- The World Bank cut its growth forecast for Asia on Monday in a new sign of the impact of weakening global demand and warned China's cooling economy faces the risk of a "more pronounced slowdown." The bank cut its forecast for China, the region's biggest economy, to 7.7 percent from May's 8.2 percent.

  • RPT-TABLE-World Bank cuts East Asia growth outlook Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 10:08 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 8- The World Bank on Monday cut its 2012 growth forecast for developing East Asia amid a slowdown in China but said economic activity in the region will likely pick up next year. The bank maintained its 2012 GDP forecasts for Indonesia and Thailand, and raised the outlook for Malaysia and the Philippines.

  • Philippine bourse listings hit record $4.2 bln- Philippine Daily Inquirer. Marriott to build $300 mln convention center- The Philippine Star. Tender for $1.5- bln railway project set for Jan- The Philippine Star.

  • Philippine bourse listings hit record $4.2 bln- Philippine Daily Inquirer. Marriott to build $300 mln convention center- The Philippine Star. Tender for $1.5- bln railway project set for Jan- The Philippine Star.

  • Marriott to build $300 mln convention center- The Philippine Star. Tender for $1.5- bln railway project set for Jan- The Philippine Star. NOTE: Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

  • Bidding for $1.5- bln railway project set for Jan- The Philippine Star.

  • Philippines - Market factors to watch on Oct 8 Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:52 PM ET

    MANILA, Oct 8- Following are some market news which could have an impact on the local market. INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1460.93 -0.03 -0.470 USD/JPY 78.7 0.06 0.050 10- YR US TSY YLD 1.7428-- 0.000 SPOT GOLD 1778.6 -0.11 -1.880 US CRUDE 89.66 -0.24 -0.220 DOW JONES 13610.15 0.26 34.79 ASIA ADRS 120.65 -0.45 -0.55.

  • NOTE: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Indonesia is buying submarines from South Korea and coastal radar systems from China and the United States. Vietnam is getting submarines and combat jets from Russia, while Singapore- the world's fifth-largest weapons importer- is adding to its sophisticated arsenal.

  • Kingdom Holding sells stake in Philippines hotel Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 3:49 AM ET

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 6- Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding, the investment firm of Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, sold its interest in the Fairmont Hotel and Raffles Suites& Residences in Manila for 218 million riyals, it said on Saturday. Kingdom Holding has minority stakes in some of the world's top companies.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 5- Most Southeast Asian stock markets gained on Friday, with Indonesia hitting an all-time closing high for a second day and Singapore ending at a two-month high, led by commodities-related stocks such as Golden Agri-Resources. Palm oil companies were among actively traded, with Singapore's Golden Agri-Resources Ltd.

  • MANILA, Oct 5- The Philippine central bank on Friday released preliminary data on gross international reserves at the end of September:. -Governor Amando Tetangco has said the central bank will review its yearend forecast for foreign reserves, with current levels above the official forecast of $77.5 billion to $78 billion at the end of 2012..

  • *Sept pace was 3.6 pct y/y, down from Aug's 3.8 pct. By Karen Lema and Erik dela Cruz. MANILA, Oct 5- Philippine inflation slowed in September, raising the odds of an interest rate cut late this month to support the economy and contain the strength of the peso, emerging Asia's best performing currency this year.

  • ADB to help in adoption of Islamic finance standards Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 5- The Manila- based Asian Development Bank has signed an agreement with the Islamic Financial Services Board to help member countries adopt the IFSB's prudential standards. In contrast, only seven IFSB members come from Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the world's three most populous Muslim-majority countries.

  • Philippine c.bank says peso remains competitive Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:37 PM ET

    MANILA, Oct 5- The Philippine peso remains competitive and the currency's strength against the U.S. dollar is due to the country's strong economic fundamentals, Governor Amando Tetangco said on Friday.

  • MANILA, Oct 5- The Philippines' annual inflation rate slowed in September, increasing the scope the central bank has to cut rates to support the domestic economy in the face of gloomy global conditions. The consumer price index rose 3.6 percent in September from a year earlier, slowing from the previous month's 3.8 percent pace.

  • *Sept pace was lower than Aug's 3.8 pct. *Sept core inflation 3.8 pct y/y, Aug was 4.3 pct y/y. MANILA, Oct 5- The Philippines' annual inflation rate slowed in September, increasing the scope the central bank has to cut rates to support the domestic economy in the face of gloomy global conditions.

  • MANILA, Oct 5- The Philippines' annual inflation rate slowed in September, increasing the scope the central bank has to cut rates to support the domestic economy in the face of gloomy global conditions. The consumer price index rose 3.6 percent in September from a year earlier, slowing from the previous month's 3.8 percent pace.

  • Philippines' Sept annual inflation eases to 3.6 pct Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 9:03 PM ET

    MANILA, Oct 5- The Philippines' annual inflation rate was 3.6 percent in September, below market forecasts and slowing from the previous month's annual rate of 3.8 percent, the statistics office said on Friday.