Philippine authorities are verifying reports that Abu Sayyaf militants have beheaded a Malaysian hostage after a ransom demand was not met.» Read More
-Vietnam's exports may hit $113 billion this year, $4 billion over the government's target, said Nguyen Tien Vi, director of the Trade and Industry Ministry's planning department.
MANILA, Oct 2- The Philippines has extended daily onshore currency trading hours by 30 minutes, which the banking industry said would align the market with the rest of Asia and better address the needs of invertors and business.
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-Citigroup holds roundtable discussion on the impact of the QE3 on Asian policy makers, with Citi Asia Pacific Chief Economist Johanna Chua, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, 10:00 a.m.. STOCKS TO WATCH- JG SUMMIT HOLDINGS.
Daina Shipping, a subsidiary of Greek-based Costamare, along with its insurers agreed Tuesday to settle with New Zealand for $22.9 million for oil cleanup costs incurred so far and another $8.6 million if it doesn't remove the pieces of the wreck that still sit on the reef.
MILAN, Oct 1- Who knows what Cosimo Ruggieri would have thought about ending up in a gelato museum? Alchemist at the court of the Medici, Ruggieri, the story goes, created the ice-cream that Catherine De Medici took to Paris in the 1530 s to wow the French.
BANGKOK, Oct 1- Southeast Asian stock markets ended mostly lower on Monday, tracking weak global equities and after a lacklustre session amid market holidays in Asia, but foreign buying pushed Malaysian shares to their highest in almost two weeks. Banking stocks gained due to optimism about third-quarter earnings, with Kasikornbank.
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