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  • PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes from the March governing board meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting.

  • This photo taken on April 4, 2017 shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gesturing as he delivers his speech during the 120th anniversary ceremony of the Philippine Army at Fort Bonifacio camp in Manila.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered troops to occupy uninhabited islands it claims in the disputed South China Sea.

  • Motorists pass by the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Emerging Asia continues to drive global growth but it must ramp up productivity to graduate to high-income status, the Asian Development Bank warned.

  • **CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance Ministers' Investor Seminar- 0100 GMT. **BERLIN- German Banking Conference with ECB President Jens Weidmann and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting.

  • **CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance Ministers' Investor Seminar- 0100 GMT. **BERLIN- German Banking Conference with ECB President Jens Weidmann and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany- The chief economist of the European Central Bank, Peter Praet, gives a speech at the ECB- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Chief Economist Peter Praet and Irish Central Bank Chief Philip Lane to speak in Frankfurt- 0700 GMT. BERLIN European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann, Single Resolution Board Chief...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany- The chief economist of the European Central Bank, Peter Praet, gives a speech at the ECB- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Chief Economist Peter Praet and Irish Central Bank Chief Philip Lane to speak in Frankfurt- 0700 GMT. BERLIN European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann, Single Resolution Board Chief...

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 LONDON Monetary Policy Committee member Gertjan Vlieghe gives speech at Bloomberg 1230 GMT. SYDNEY- Economic Analysis Department Head Alex Heath participates in panel at the Bloomberg Voices event, Sydney- 0730 GMT. SYDNEY Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle speaks at banking event in Sydney 2240 GMT.

  • MOSCOW- Moscow Exchange Forum with Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina and Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin. THURSDAY, APRIL 6 FRANKFURT, Germany- The chief economist of the European Central Bank, Peter Praet, gives a speech at the ECB- 0830 GMT. VALLETTA, Malta- Executive board member Vítor Constancio gives a keynote speech at the Eurofi High Level Seminar...

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 LONDON Monetary Policy Committee member Gertjan Vlieghe gives speech at Bloomberg 1230 GMT. SYDNEY- Economic Analysis Department Head Alex Heath participates in panel at the Bloomberg Voices event, Sydney- 0730 GMT. SYDNEY Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle speaks at banking event in Sydney 2240 GMT.

  • MOSCOW- Moscow Exchange Forum with Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina and Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin. THURSDAY, APRIL 6 FRANKFURT, Germany- The chief economist of the European Central Bank, Peter Praet, gives a speech at the ECB- 0830 GMT. VALLETTA, Malta- Executive board member Vítor Constancio gives a keynote speech at the Eurofi High Level Seminar...

  • Lazada and Unilever have signed an agreement to work together to command the regional online retail market.

  • Ride hailing app Grab is revving up online dating in Southeast Asia.

  • An employee arranges lobsters at a buffet in the Studio City casino resort in Macau, China.

    China has set a new record for the value of its imports of lobsters from the United States.

  • HANOI, March 16- Vietnam on Thursday called on all companies doing business there to stop advertising on YouTube, Facebook and other social media until they find a way to halt the publication of "toxic" anti-government information. But Information and Communication Minister Truong Minh Tuan said the response had not yet been good enough. The Asia Internet...

  • HANOI, March 16- Vietnam on Thursday called on all companies doing business in the country to stop advertising on YouTube, Facebook and other social media until they find a way to halt the publication of "toxic" anti-government information. The communist country is putting increasing pressure on advertisers to try to get YouTube owner Google and other...

  • Wary of the fallout the reliance on China, South Korea is now actively wooing travelers from Southeast Asia and other regions.

    Countries spurned by China have decided they've had enough, and are heading to places like Southeast and South Asia to turn their fortunes around.

  • Since last month, Vietnam began the new tactic of pressuring advertisers as well as companies such as YouTube's owner, Google Inc, to try to get content the government finds offensive removed. Last month, the ministry identified 17 YouTube videos with content it said distorted historical facts, incited national hatred or was pornographic and would be illegal...

  • A taxi featuring an advertisement for GrabTaxi, operated by Grab, center, waits with other taxis at the Vivo City taxi stand in Singapore, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.

    Southeast Asian ride-hailing app Grab plans to hire 800 engineers across its six R&D centers in Asia and the U.S.

  • Missile destroyer Changsha returns to a port in Sanya City, south China's Hainan Province, March 7, 2017, after a high sea drill that passed through the South China Sea.

    China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea.