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  • NEW YORK— Investors looking to ride the mobile messaging craze— get in line. The Japanese messaging app Line is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday and in Tokyo on Friday. Though little known in the U.S., Line has enjoyed a quick surge to popularity in Japan, filling an important communications hole after a devastating earthquake and...

  • Characters from the Line messaging app are displayed inside Line Corp.'s LINE Friends Harajuku store on July 11, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

    Tokyo-based chat app Line launched in 2011, following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Now it's about to go public.

  • SEOUL, July 13- Nintendo's smash hit Pokemon GO is likely to face hurdles in South Korea, where Google mapping functions are restricted due to security issues with North Korea- though some fans are already trekking out to one remote area where it can be played. South Korea is the world's fourth-biggest gaming market after China, the United States and Japan,...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were higher on Wednesday as the confirmation of Britain's new leader eased uncertainties, while the stimulus hopes in Britain and Japan also helped lift stocks. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent to 6,696.04 and France's CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 4,350.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.5 percent to 21,322.37.

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    With global fixed income yields low, Asia and emerging market bonds and credit offer attractive returns, a portfolio manager at Fidelity told CNBC.

  • SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Vice President Philip Bennett visits Bosnia. MANILA- Philippines central bank governor Amando Tetangco to speak at the central bank's luncheon for stakeholders- 0200 GMT. SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Bosnia to sign a 71 million euro infrastructure loan- 0730 GMT.

  • The latest Reuters poll of over 250 analysts, fund managers and brokers worldwide taken June 27- July 11 also showed an intensifying pull between stretched share prices- with Wall Street at a record high- and bond markets, with most government bond yields at record lows and vast swathes of them negative. The Bank of England is set to reverse course in response to...

  • BENGALURU, July 12- East Asian stocks will likely have a bumpy ride through the rest of this year, with China and South Korea's markets managing single-digit gains from where they are now, restrained by concerns over economic growth, a Reuters poll found. Global equities started the year with a scare, with one factor being the depreciation of China's currency,...

  • TUESDAY, JULY 12 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at a South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry meeting- 0730 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes of its June board meeting- 0700 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting.

  • *Asia swamped with refined fuel after crude price plunge. SINGAPORE, July 11- Oil refiners in Asia are processing less crude as they grapple with margins that plunged to five-year lows after the region was flooded with supply of refined products and as slowing economic growth hits demand for fuels. But this year, several Asian refiners are maintaining or...

  • A woman walks across Kim Il-Sung square in central Pyongyang on July 7, 2016.

    North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday, but it appeared to fail in the early stages of flight, South Korea's military said.

  • MONDAY, JULY 11 PRETORIA- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses delegates at the country's first ever' public economics winter school', where tax policy, industrial economic competitiveness and health reform and social security policy will come under the spotlight- 1600 GMT. TUESDAY, JULY 12 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister...

  • BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia announces interest rate decision- 1000 GMT. LISBON, Portugal- OECD Global Forum on Productivity: Structural Reforms for Productivity Growth. FRIDAY, JULY 8 LISBON, Portugal- OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and Portugal Finance Minister Mario Centeno to attend OECD Global Forum on Productivity: Structural Reforms for...

  • Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, arrives at the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden for the 2016 Bilderberg Group conference on June 9, 2016 in Dresden, Germany.

    Sam Altman has pivoted his nonprofit, YC Research, toward civic engagement and curing societal ills. BuzzFeed News reports.

  • *South Korea still building 20 new coal-fired plants by 2022. SEOUL, July 6- South Korea plans to shut 10 aging coal-fired power plants by 2025, as Asia's fourth-largest economy seeks to cut its reliance on dirtier fuels after a pledge at last year's Paris climate summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In Paris, South Korea agreed to reduce emissions by 37...

  • *South Korea will build planned 20 new coal-fired plants by 2022. SEOUL, July 6- South Korea plans to shut 10 ageing coal-fired power plants by 2025, as it ramps up efforts to curb the country's reliance on the polluting fuel and meet its pledge taken at last year's Paris climate summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, Seoul recently said it was targeting...

  • *South Korea will build planned 20 new coal-fired plants by 2022. SEOUL, July 6- South Korea plans to shut 10 ageing coal-fired power plants by 2025, as it ramps up efforts to curb the country's reliance on the polluting fuel and meet its pledge taken at last year's Paris climate summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, Seoul recently said it was targeting...

  • TUESDAY, JULY 5 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy meeting. Speakers: ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger and Peter Praet and President Mario Draghi, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras and Turkey central bank former Deputy Governor Turalay Kenc. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland interest rate decision- 0900 GMT.

  • Economists warn delayed investment decisions and a hit to jobs and consumption from Brexit will hurt exports from Asia's trade-reliant economies, which are already reeling from weak external demand, particularly from China. "The uncertainty of the EU and UK relationship is likely to put a dampener on Asia's exports to that region, perhaps extending Asia's...

  • SEOUL, July 1- South Korean exports fell for an 18th straight month in June, and though they declined by the slowest pace in a year, the potential impact on world growth after Britain's messy divorce from the EU has analysts and policymakers urging caution over the outlook. The external risks have already prompted Seoul to unveil an $8.7 billion extra budget as...