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  • SANTIAGO- Central Bank of Chile announces interest rate decision. TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia holds monetary policy committee meeting. JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds board of governors meeting.

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Saturday, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Saturday, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • The South Korean Presidential Blue House, South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye attends the emergency cabinet meeting at the presidential office on December 9, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.

    South Korean lawmakers voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal.

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Saturday, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Saturday, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Saturday, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • COPENHAGEN/ SEOUL, Dec 9- Doubts about the future of Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd surfaced on Friday after Denmark's Maersk Line said the South Korean shipping firm was no longer being considered for the 2 M vessel-sharing alliance. Joining an alliance with major shipping firms was one of the conditions of a debt restructuring deal between heavily indebted...

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Dec 9- State-run Bahrain Petroleum Company has received bids from international construction companies to expand its Sitra oil refinery, industry sources said. -Japan's JGC Corp and South Korea's GS. -CB&I, Petrofac and Japan's Mitsui and Co..

  • *OPEC to meet non- OPEC countries in Vienna in Saturday. OPEC will meet non- OPEC producing countries in Vienna on Dec. 10, hoping non- OPEC will commit to cutting 600,000 barrels per day after its own members agreed to cut 1.2 million bpd last week. OPEC sources said nine non- OPEC countries were set to join the meeting: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Mexico, Russia, Sudan,...

  • Hong Young Tack, who runs a coffee shop in western Seoul, offered a $1 discount for his $5 cups of coffee. The owner of a restaurant selling $2 rice rolls known as gimbap in western Seoul said she will sell them for 25 percent less until Saturday to celebrate. One ramen restaurant owner was selling beer and ramen for 2,340 won, or about $2, because of the 234 lawmakers who...

  • SEOUL, Dec 9- South Korea's next presidential election is scheduled to be held in December 2017, but if President Park Geun-hye's impeachment in parliament on Friday is upheld by the Constitutional Court a new vote would take place in 60 days. Before the recent political crisis he had been expected to run as the conservative ruling Saenuri Party's candidate.

  • SEOUL, Dec 9- South Korea's next presidential election is scheduled to be held in December 2017, but if President Park Geun-hye's impeachment in parliament on Friday is upheld by the Constitutional Court a new vote would take place in 60 days. Before the recent political crisis he had been expected to run as the conservative ruling Saenuri Party's candidate.

  • South Korea’s PM Hwang Kyo-Ahn to be acting president

    Speaking from Seoul, CNBC’s Chery Kang discusses the latest from South Korea, after the country’s parliament voted to impeach its president.

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Dec 9- Saudi Arabia and Iraq are set to supply full contracted volumes of crude to several Asian refiners in January, despite commitments to cut output under a deal signed last week by members of OPEC, refinery sources said on Friday. Sources at eight refiners in Asia told Reuters they had been notified by state oil giant Saudi Aramco that in...

  • Political uncertainty surfaces after Korean President Park impeachment news

    The National Assembly has voted to impeach South Korean President, Park Geun-hye. CNBC’s Chery Kang reports.

  • Asian markets finished mixed as Hong Kong gaming shares took a hit while South Korea's parliament voted to impeach President Park in a decision that came after the market close.

  • South Korean parliament votes to impeach President Park

    The South Korean parliament has voted to impeach its president, Park Geun-hye. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports.

  • South Koreans are protesting at the National Assembly in Seoul ahead of a parliamentary vote on a motion to impeach President Park Geun-Hye on December 9, 2016.

    The Constitutional Court will decide whether to uphold the motion and remove Park from office or reject it and reinstate her.

  • South Koreans are protesting at the National Assembly in Seoul as they urge for the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye on December 9, 2016.

    Park Geun-hye may become the country's first democratically elected leader to be ousted from office.