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  • *Taiwan, Canada are top destinations. HONG KONG, July 18- When activists began setting fire to trash bins and hurling bricks at police during a February riot in Hong Kong, Chris Lee became more convinced his decision to leave his siblings and mother behind and move to Taiwan was the right one. Hong Kong, long known as one of the safest and most law-abiding cities in Asia,...

  • 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,...

  • *Uniqlo had already restricted travel to Bangladesh in October. Fast Retailing Co, the Japanese owner of the Uniqlo casual-wear brand, said it would suspend all but critical travel to Bangladesh and had told staff there to stay indoors. One of the world's poorest countries, Bangladesh relies on garments for around 80 percent of its exports and for about 4 million...

  • *Uniqlo had already restricted travel to Bangladesh in October. One of the world's poorest countries, Bangladesh relies on garments for around 80 percent of its exports and for about 4 million jobs, and ranks behind only China as a supplier of clothes to developed markets like Europe and the United States. Uniqlo has 10 Japanese staff in Bangladesh, one of its...

  • *Uniqlo had already restricted travel to Bangladesh in October. MUMBAI/ TOKYO, July 4- Some foreign companies with nationals working in Bangladesh's garment and building industries have suspended travel to the country and told workers there to stay at home after a deadly attack by Islamist militants on a restaurant in Dhaka on Friday. Bangladesh, one of the...

  • This picture shows a general view of the celebration ceremony of the 95th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 1, 2016.

    Xi Jinping used the Communist Party's 95th birthday to warn that the biggest threats to the ruling Communist Party are corruption and security.

  • *Formosa subsidiary urges forgiveness, generosity. *Taiwan govt urges Vietnam to protect its firms. HANOI, June 30- One of the biggest environmental disasters to hit Vietnam was caused by a unit of a Taiwanese conglomerate leaking toxic waste into the sea, the Hanoi government said on Thursday, ending months of mystery and rare public outrage.

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 30 NEW DELHI- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim holds a press conference to share his thoughts on and highlights of his India visit, including on meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. SEOUL- South Korean Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho to speak on the latest developments of the Korean economy and ways to...

  • China-Taiwan Politics

    The benefits of the ECFA deal for Taiwan are slowly diminishing as China's growth slows, says Syaru Shirley Lin, author of Taiwan's China Dilemma.

  • China-Taiwan Investing

    The new Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen will not likely jeopardize economic ties with China, says Henderson Global Investors' Sat Duhra.

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 MOSCOW- Annual banking congress, with Russia central bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina delivering the speech- 0300 GMT LONDON- Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya, Kenya central bank Deputy Governor Sheila Mbijiwe and African Development Bank former Chief Economist Mthuli Ncube at "Investing in Frontier Africa" conference.

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 28 NEW DELHI- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on a two-day visit to India. ANKARA- Turkey central bank to publish the minutes of its policy meeting held on June 21- 1100 GMT. LONDON- Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya, Kenya central bank Deputy Governor Sheila Mbijiwe and African Development Bank former Chief Economist Mthuli Ncube at "...

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 24 BEIJING- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks at a forum on' Invest in India'- 0115 GMT. Speakers: Hungarian central bank Chief Economist Daniel Palotai and Managing Director Barnabas Virag- 0700 GMT. COLOMBO- Sri Lanka's central bank announces interest rate decision- 1230 GMT.

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand monetary policy committee meeting- 0730 GMT. THURSDAY, JUNE 23 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT. Speakers: Hungarian central bank Chief Economist Daniel Palotai and Managing Director Barnabas Virag- 0700 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 21 CANCUN, Mexico- The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity, to move the digital agenda forward in four key policy areas foundational to the growth of the digital economy. ANKARA- Turkey central bank monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT.

  • *HMI shares rise by maximum daily limit in Taipei. June 16- Chipmaking equipment giant ASML Holdings NV has agreed to buy Taiwanese peer Hermes Microvision Inc for about T $100 billion in a deal to boost their firepower in high-tech services for semiconductor makers. The transaction, announced in a joint statement, comes as firms like Taiwan Semiconductor...

  • Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou at a news conference at the presidential palace in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday, May 18, 2015. A travel ban preventing him from visiting China-backed Hong Kong by the new government has drawn the ire of the opposition party, calling the ban "surppressive".

    Taiwan's opposition slammed the island's new government as "suppressive" for barring former president Ma Ying-jeou from travelling to Hong Kong.

  • Two ethnic Uighur women pass Chinese paramilitary policemen standing guard outside the Grand Bazaar in the Uighur district of the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang region.

    People living in a border prefecture in Xinjiang must now give DNA samples when applying for travel documents, the South China Morning Post reports.

  • Rescue workers search through the explosion site in southern Kaohsiung city on August 1, 2014. A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 22 people and injured up to 270 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung,

    Apple sold a 30-year U.S. dollar bond in Taiwan at a yield of 4.15 percent, sources said on Tuesday.

  • *Aims to raise $1 bln- $1.2 bln in issue- sources. TAIPEI, June 7- Apple Inc sold a 30- year U.S. dollar bond in Taiwan at a yield of 4.15 percent, sources said on Tuesday, aiming to raise between $1 billion and $1.2 billion in the first issue of debt by the U.S. technology giant on the island that is home to major players in its supply chain. Apple could not be reached...