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  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank announces its interest rate decision. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank will hold a press conference following the governing council monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt 1330 GMT. EANSTON, Illinois- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Fintech" before the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, April 26- China says its Silk Road initiative is helping create "a new era of globalization" open to all, according to a draft communique for a summit next month on the project, as Beijing burnishes its free trade credentials amid protectionist forces elsewhere. Leaders from 28 countries will attend the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 14-15,...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, April 26- China says its Silk Road initiative is helping create "a new era of globalisation" open to all, according to a draft communique for a summit next month on the project, as Beijing burnishes its free trade credentials amid protectionist forces elsewhere. Leaders from 28 countries will attend the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 14-15,...

  • *Profit 12.25 bln rupees, down 43 pct y/y, vs 9.51 bln estimate. MUMBAI, April 26- Axis Bank Ltd, India's third-biggest private sector lender by assets, reported a smaller-than-expected 43 percent fall in fourth-quarter profit and said the worst was over in terms of bad loans that have surged in the past year. The Mumbai- based lender said net profit was 12.25 billion...

  • DUBAI, April 26- Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday. Malaysia Airlines could take between six and eight Airbus A330s from Alitalia, CEO Peter Bellew told Reuters in Dubai. Malaysia Airlines is emerging from a turnaround after...

  • DUBAI, April 26- Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday. Malaysia Airlines could take between six and eight Airbus A330s from Alitalia, CEO Peter Bellew told Reuters in in Dubai. Malaysia Airlines is emerging from a turnaround...

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL/ JAKARTA, April 26- Freeport McMoRan Inc is preparing three copper concentrate export shipments from its giant Grasberg mine in Indonesia after a 15- week outage, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. These include shipments for customers in South Korea and Japan, the sources told Reuters. A shipping source in Japan said a vessel has...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, April 26- China says its Silk Road initiative is helping create "a new era of globalisation" open to all, according to a draft communique for a summit next month on the project, as Beijing burnishes its free trade credentials amid protectionist forces elsewhere. Leaders from 28 countries will attend the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 14-15,...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, April 26- China says its Silk Road initiative is helping create "a new era of globalization" open to all, according to a draft communique for a summit next month on the project, as Beijing burnishes its free trade credentials amid protectionist forces elsewhere. Leaders from 28 countries will attend the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 14-15,...

  • MANILA, April 26- Southeast Asian countries will prioritise creating an Asia- focused trade pact this year that includes China, India and Japan, while trade issues with the United States will be put on the back burner, the Philippine trade minister said. President Barack Obama had promoted as a progressive deal that would prevent China from "writing the rules of...

  • MANILA, April 26- Southeast Asian countries will prioritize creating an Asia- focused trade pact this year that includes China, India and Japan, while trade issues with the United States will be put on the back burner, the Philippine trade minister said. President Barack Obama had promoted as a progressive deal that would prevent China from "writing the rules of...

  • *Thailand already monitors for lese majeste content online. BANGKOK, April 26- Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Police had asked the Ministry of Digital Economy to contact Facebook about...

  • PHUKET, Thailand— The wife of a Thai man who hanged their 11- month-old daughter on Facebook Live said Wednesday her husband is the only person to blame and she bears no anger toward the social media site or the users who shared the horrific video. The video showed 20- year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay killing his child by hanging her at an abandoned hotel.

  • BANGKOK, April 26- Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Police had asked the Ministry of Digital Economy to contact Facebook about removing the videos. The ministry in turn contacted Facebook...

  • BANGKOK, April 26- Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy said it contacted Facebook on Tuesday afternoon about removing the videos.

  • STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank to publish executive board's interest rate decision along with the monetary policy report. STOCKHOLM- The Riksbank will hold a press conference on the interest rate decision.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany- "Frankfurt Finance Summit 2017." STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank to publish executive board's interest rate decision along with the monetary policy report. STOCKHOLM- The Riksbank will hold a press conference on the interest rate decision.

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 SEOUL- South Korea Central Bank Governor Kim Choong Soo will speak at a conference in Seoul- 1200 GMT. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey monetary policy meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe gives a speech at the Renminbi Global Cities Dialogue Dinner.

  • *Facebook faced backlash over video showing Cleveland murder. BANGKOK, April 25- A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. People could access the videos of the child's murder on her father's Facebook page for roughly 24 hours, until they were taken down...

  • BANGKOK— A man in Thailand upset with his wife hanged their 11- month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself, police said. Jirasak Siemsak said officers found the bodies of 20- year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay and the baby in an abandoned hotel in Phuket province after receiving reports of the video. The incident came less than two weeks after a man in...