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  • ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes summary of its monetary policy committee meeting. ACCRA- Central Bank of Ghana holds monetary policy committee meeting. TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 PRAGUE- Czech Central Bank Vice-Governor Tomas Nidetzky gives an interview on monetary policy ahead of the February 7 board meeting where the central bankers...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 18- Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas continued to fall this week as importers in North Asia have largely finished their purchases for winter, but losses were stemmed as plants closed for maintenance. Spot prices for March delivery to Asia this week slipped to $8.20 per million British thermal units, down 10 cents from the previous week,...

  • The economy is a key issue in Indonesia's election:

    Hasan Jafri of HJ Advisory says the state of Indonesia's economy could impact the country's elections. He also weighs in on the presidential hopefuls.

  • This is the time for Indonesia to rebuild its buffers

    Charu Chanana of Continuum Economics says offshore appetite is returning to emerging markets, including Indonesia, because the U.S. dollar is losing its bullish momentum.

  • Trade deficit is Indonesia's 'Achilles heel': HSBC

    Frederic Neumann of HSBC says most indicators in Indonesia are "fairly benign," but its trade deficit issue could take a few years to resolve.

  • JAKARTA, Jan 17- Indonesia's central bank on Thursday held its key rate unchanged and the governor indicated that its cycle of aggressive tightening in 2018 was "near its peak," thanks to "dovish" recent signals from the U.S. The currency has rebounded since, but in recent days there has been a renewed bout of weakness amid concern over China's economy and a record...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15- Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. Beginning on Wednesday in Nigeria, only advertisers located in the country will be able to run...

  • A pick-up in consumer spending ahead of several elections in Asia will boost the sector even amid slowing growth regionally, said an analyst on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Jan 14- Arabica coffee futures on ICE fell on Monday, pressured by a weaker Brazilian currency and renewed speculative selling, while sugar and cocoa were little changed. *March arabica coffee was down 1.75 cents, or 1.7 percent, at $1.0210 per lb by 1455 GMT. *March robusta coffee fell $14, or 0.9 percent, to $1,529 a tonne.

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 14- The European Commission is willing to accept a deal with producers of Argentine biodiesel to settle a long-running trade dispute over imports of the product into Europe. The Commission, which oversees trade policy in the 28- member European Union, said it had communicated to interested parties last week that it was willing to accept...

  • *March raw sugar was down 0.11 cents, or 0.9 percent, at 12.67 cents per lb by 1215 GMT. However, dealers said the technical picture was weakened when the market failed to break above 13 cents. *March white sugar fell $2.50, or 0.7 percent, to $342.40 a tonne.

  • JAKARTA, Jan 14- An undersea cable and pipe-laying ship, the Vanuatu- flagged MV Star Centurion, capsized in the Indonesian waters of the Singapore Straits after a collision with a tanker on Sunday, with no fatalities, authorities said on Monday. The Singapore Straits are one of the world's busiest shipping zones with hundreds of container ships, oil and fuel...

  • The signage for the U.K. headquarters of UBS.

    Investors would have missed out on a 10-percent rally if they had sold their stock holdings on Christmas Eve and re-entered the market this month, said Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management.

  • A Lion Air boeing 737-800 plane prepares to land at Changi International airport in Singapore on April 8, 2016.

    Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air plane more than two months after the Boeing 737 MAX jet crashed into the sea near Jakarta, killing all 189 on board, an official said on Monday.

  • JAKARTA, Jan 11- Indonesia is preparing to launch regulations fixing the rates drivers and riders for ride-hailing services such as Grab and Go-Jek receive, two government officials said this week, creating potential obstacles for the companies' expansion. Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation plans to implement minimum and maximum tariffs for car and...

  • LONDON, Jan 11- Copper prices rose on Friday on hopes for a thaw in a trade dispute between Washington and Beijing, as the two sides prepared for more talks to resolve their issues. U.S. officials expect China's top trade negotiator to visit Washington this month, signalling that higher-level discussions are likely to follow this week's talks with mid-level...

  • Federal Reserve pushed the dollar lower, while preparations for more trade talks between Washington and Beijing raised expectations of an easing of tensions. U.S. officials expect China's top trade negotiator to visit Washington this month, signalling that higher-level discussions are likely to follow this week's talks with mid-level officials in...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- The new year has started with a bang for the tiny tin market. London Metal Exchange three-month tin has just broken up through the $20,000 per tonne level for the first time since June last year. At a current $20,180, the price is up 11 percent on its November low of $18,145 and has a new spring in its step after two years of consistent under-performance...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- The new year has started with a bang for the tiny tin market. London Metal Exchange three-month tin has just broken up through the $20,000 per tonne level for the first time since June last year. At a current $20,180, the price is up 11 percent on its November low of $18,145 and has a new spring in its step after two years of consistent under-performance...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Copper steadied on Thursday as investors grew weary of mixed signals from U.S.- China trade talks and poor China data, though a weaker dollar and still tight supply-side conditions underpinned the metal. China said the three days of talks in Beijing had established a "foundation" to resolve the two country's differences, but gave virtually...