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  • Why Asia Can’t Pull Global Economy Out of Crisis

    Business sentiment among Asia's top companies improved slightly in the fourth quarter, reversing two consecutive quarters of declines, while global economic uncertainty remained the biggest concern for the region's firms, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

  • Consumers Lead the Way as Philippine Economy Surges

    The gathering had the air of a post-mortem. About 100 executives and government officials listened quietly as Guillermo Luz poked holes in the Philippines' fairytale economic revival.

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    The Philippines would strongly support a rearmed Japan shorn of its pacifist constitution as a counterweight to the growing military assertiveness of China, according to the Philippine foreign minister.

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    China told Vietnam on Thursday to stop unilateral oil exploration in disputed areas of the South China Sea, raising tension in protracted maritime territorial disputes with its neighbors.

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    Japan's Universal Entertainment on Tuesday sued Thomson Reuters for defamation over news articles relating to payments Universal made to an ex-consultant to the Philippine gaming authority.

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  • Philippines and Thailand the Region's Bright Spots: Pro

    Euben Paracuelles, Executive Director and Southeast Asia Economist at Nomura Singapore Limited, says the Philippines and Thailand are the bright spots among economies in the region due to their strong domestic demand.

  • Philippines Third Quarter GDP Growth Stronger Than Expected

    The Philippine economy picked up more than expected in the third quarter, as strong domestic demand kept it relatively insulated from the global downturn, reducing the odds of an interest rate cut in December.

  • *Speaks on eve of trip to India, Philippines, Hong Kong. Speaking on the eve of a trip to India and other parts of Asia, Harper said in an interview published in Saturday's Postmedia newspapers that Canada as a general rule welcomes foreign investment.

  • *PM, on Nov 3-11 Asian trip, will say Canada open for business. OTTAWA, Nov 1- Prime Minister Stephen Harper will promote Canada as open for business during a Nov. 3-11 trip to Asia, although he is not likely to unveil long-awaited guidelines for foreign takeovers of Canadian firms, an aide said on Thursday.

  • *Cuts focused on Europe; Visteon to close Philippines plant. Nov 1- Auto parts suppliers Visteon Corp and Delphi Automotive Plc said they were accelerating cost cutting as carmakers slash production in the face of slowing demand, especially in Europe.

  • *Sources say review of CNOOC bid for Nexen set to be extended. The Conservative government has promised to present new guidelines at around the same time it announces its decision on whether to approve a $15.1 billion bid by China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd to take over oil producer Nexen Inc.

  • *Cuts focused on Europe; Visteon to close Philippines plant. *Delphi third-quarter EPS $0.84 vs est $0.73. Nov 1- Auto parts suppliers Visteon Corp and Delphi Automotive Plc said they were accelerating cost cutting as carmakers slash production in the face of slowing demand, especially in Europe.

  • BEIJING/ LONDON- Big Asian economies are slowly picking up after a year spent battling against global headwinds, according to business surveys and data released that showed renewed vim from China's factory sector and a rebound in South Korean exports (GLOBAL-ECONOMY/PMIS,, moved, by Lucy Hornby and Se Young Lee, 950 words).

  • MANILA, Nov 1- Reforms pushed through by President Benigno Aquino have put the Philippines back on the map for international investors but authorities are struggling to control an inflow of capital that has pushed up the currency and threatens asset price bubbles.

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    Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics, Credit Suisse says that there could sill be value in countries like the Philippines Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia as they are decoupled from weak exports.

  • MANILA, Oct 29- The Philippines, Asia's most aggressive issuer of sovereign debt, is a notch away from an investment grade credit rating after Moody's Investors Service upgraded its ratings by one level on Monday.

  • NEW YORK- Hurricane Sandy, which could become the largest storm ever to hit the United States, is set to bring much of the East Coast, including New York and Washington, to a virtual standstill in the next few days with battering winds, flooding and the risk of widespread power outages.

  • MANILA, Oct 29- The Philippines, Asia's most aggressive issuer of sovereign debt, is a notch away from an investment grade credit rating after Moody's Investors Service upgraded its ratings by one level on Monday.

  • Oct 29- Moody's upgraded the foreign and local currency long-term bond ratings of the Philippines by one notch to Ba1 from Ba2 On Monday, citing the country's improved economic performance and continued fiscal revenue buoyancy.