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  • HANOI, Vietnam— Vietnamese government says the toxic pollution a Taiwanese-owned had acknowledged discharging from its steel complex has harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen. The pollution from a unit of Formosa Plastics Group also decimated tourism in central provinces, the Thanh Nien newspaper on Friday quoted...

  • HANOI, Vietnam— Tran Dai Quang was sworn in as Vietnam's president for the second time in four months after being re-elected Monday by the country's rubber-stamp National Assembly. Quang, who was first elected president in early April by the outgoing assembly, won 485 votes from the 494 deputies of the Communist Party- dominated assembly, the government said on...

  • While the agenda of the meetings is extensive, the focus behind the scenes is expected to be on the July 12 decision by a Hague- based tribunal in a dispute between China and the Philippines. The Permanent Court of Arbitration found that China had no basis for the expansive claims it has made on territorial waters around the Philippines. China has similar claims...

  • MP Logistic's Minh Phuong Dang says she's confident that local "know-how" gives domestic logistics players an added advantage.

  • With the Brexit causing a U.K. investment slowdown, some start-ups are looking to Asia for their next funding round.

  • July 21- Confidence in prospects for the global economy has been dented following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with a growing view that monetary policy is a fading force and many governments now need to borrow and spend, Reuters polls showed. "Given how fragile the global economy is nearly eight years after the start of the global financial crisis,...

  • DigitalGlobe imagery of Tree Island. Tree Island is one of the main islands of the Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea.

    Up to eight Chinese ships will offer cruises to the South China Sea over the next five years, as Beijing promotes tourism to the disputed waters.

  • A photo taken on July 14, 2016 shows Chinese ships taking part in an emergency drill in the South China Sea near Sansha, Hainan province. China warned on July 14 of a 'decisive response' to provocations in the South China Sea.

    A Chinese admiral has warned that freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster."

  • Philippines navy personnel motion toward a Chinese Coast Guard vessel to make way as they block it from entering Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea.

    The world will now be watching with bated breath as to what President Xi Jinping’s course of action will be.

  • Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. does not want to see a rise in tensions but "freedom of navigation" must be respected.

  • *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.

  • EM Brexit

    Brexit has a limited impact on the fundamentals of Asian economies, but will likely weigh on the Japanese yen, says ORC Intl's Bhavya Sehgal.

  • Dragon Capital

    Dragon Capital CIO Bill Stoops explains that the London Stock Exchange is still world-class with over 520 investment trusts and a wide investor base.

  • DUBAI, June 20- U.S. theme park company Six Flags Entertainment Corp plans to expand to Saudi Arabia, its chief financial officer told Saudi-owned Arabiya TV on Monday, bringing roller coasters and bumper cars to the ultra-conservative kingdom. Our parks can provide the entertainment to which Saudis aspire, "Chief Financial Officer John Duffy said.

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 17 MAKATI CITY, Philippines- World Bank lead economists Jan Rutkowski and Aleksandra Posarac to discuss the report "Labor Market Review: Employment and Poverty in the Philippines"- 0300 GMT. HANOI- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao holds a press conference as he wraps up his three-day Vietnam visit- 0630 GMT. BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand...

  • Speakers: International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen. ST.PETERBURG, Russia- 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Russian President Vladimir Putin, European Commission...

  • SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore to release its quarterly survey of professional forecasters- 0400 GMT. WARSAW- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble visits Poland JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank holds board of governors meeting. WINDHOEK- Central bank of Namibia holds monetary policy meeting- 0900 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 14 SOPOT, Poland- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Yves Mersch speaks at the "6th European Financial Congress" on "Grasping the new normal for the banking industry- a view from a European Central Banker"- 1600 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank Governor Miroslav Singer to hold a news conference on financial stability 2015/ 2016- 0800 GMT.

  • MONDAY, JUNE 13 MONTREAL- OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria will present the latest OECD Economic Survey of Canada with Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau during a press conference- 1400 GMT. SOPOT, Poland- Sweden Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will participate in a debate on "The development of the financial sector and its effect on the economy"...

  • South Korea's pop culture has managed to capture audiences beyond its shores, bolstering sales of the country's consumer products overseas.

    Here's how a country with a small population, living in an area only a little bigger than Indiana, became a consumer goods powerhouse.