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  • 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.

  • *India seeking to join global nuclear arms groups. NEW DELHI, June 9- India has stepped up efforts to sell an advanced cruise missile system to Vietnam and has at least 15 more markets in its sights, a push experts say reflects concerns in New Delhi about China's growing military assertiveness. Selling the supersonic BrahMos missile, made by an Indo-Russian joint...

  • Heineken is pouring money into Vietnam, which lags only Mexico on profitability, the Dutch beverage giant's APAC president tells CNBC.

  • New Zealand, famed for its scenery featured in the Lord of the Rings series, is more than Hobbits and milk, says its economic development minister.

    There were broader investment opportunities than tourism and food in NZ, the country’s economic development minister said.

  • SINGAPORE, June 4- The recent lifting of the U.S. arms embargo against Vietnam boosted trust between the former enemies, but significant weapons purchases are some way off, a senior Vietnamese military official said on Saturday. An evolving military relationship between the United States and Vietnam is being closely watched across the region as Hanoi seeks to...

  • CNBC update: Armenia genocide, Messi tax trial

    The Iraqi coalition released video showing Iraqi forces advancing toward ISIS positions in Fallujah; Germany’s parliament votes in favor of a motion designating World War I era killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide; soccer star Lionel Messi testifies in court on tax fraud charges, reports CNBC’s Sue Herera.

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    The timing of any declaration would ­depend on security conditions in the region, the South China Morning Post reports.

  • Cracked earth sits next to a pool of water at the dried up Mae Jok Luang reservoir in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on April 23, 2016. An El Nino-induced drought across Thailand is parching crops, leading market forecasters to reduce their production estimates.

    The drought wreaking havoc in Southeast Asia looks set to fall off the agenda at a key meeting of the region's political and financial leaders this week.

  • SANYA, China, May 30- China's efforts to lift local consumption, spur domestic tourism and keep within its borders citizens that splurge in Milan or Seoul have spawned a duty-free paradise on the southern island of Hainan that it hopes will satisfy a lust for luxury. Firms such as the owner of the world's biggest duty-free shopping center, China International...

  • Leo Evers, managing director of Vietnam Brewery Limited (VBL).

    As Vietnam guzzles more beer than ever, Vietnam Brewery Limited (VBL) wants to ensure the pint glasses don't stay empty.