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  • BEIJING— Asian stocks rose Monday after Wall Street rallied as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.4 percent to 31,393.64 and Seoul's Kospi added 0.2 percent to 2,456.44. Australia's S&P-ASX 200 was up 0.5 percent at 6,028.20 and benchmarks in New Zealand, Taiwan and Singapore also advanced.

  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank rate-setting meeting- 1300 GMT. SAO PAULO- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on trade and globalization before an event organized by the Central Bank of Brazil- 1600 GMT. PRAGUE- European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch speaks at the KPMG Finance Forum 2018- 0800 GMT.

  • Fall in smartphone sales partly a result of failure to meet consumer expectations: researcher

    Anshul Gupta at Gartner says that consumers in emerging markets would rather buy a feature phone over a smartphone that does not meet expectations.

  • **SUVA- Reserve Bank of Fiji holds board meetings to announce interest rates. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland releases the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank rate-setting meeting- 1300 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland releases the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank rate-setting meeting- 1300 GMT. **SAO PAULO- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on trade and globalization before an event organized by the Central Bank of Brazil- 1600 GMT.

  • Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber speaking at the 2018 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    After selling its China stake in 2016, Uber is in talks to mimic that strategy in Southeast Asia

  • SYDNEY- Appearance by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, before the House of Representatives' Standing Committee on Economics 2230 GMT. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 SYDNEY- Speech by Michele Bullock, RBA Assistant Governor at Responsible Lending and Borrowing Summit, Sydney 2215 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • NUSA DUA, Indonesia/ SINGAPORE, Feb 14- Soaring gas demand from China, India and Southeast Asia is sucking up an LNG supply glut previously expected to last for years, opening opportunity for new production from East Africa to North America that had been deemed part of the overhang. Growth accelerated in 2017, with imports up by a fifth, largely due to China, but also...

  • Bank Indonesia seen keeping rates on hold, but food price concerns noted

    Food prices are an inflation worry in Indonesia on logistic bottleneck issues that need to be addressed outside of monetary policy, says Sanjay Mathur of ANZ.

  • NUSA DUA, Indonesia/ SINGAPORE, Feb 14- Soaring gas demand from China, India and Southeast Asia is sucking up an LNG supply glut previously expected to last for years, opening opportunity for new production from East Africa to North America that had been deemed part of the overhang. Growth accelerated in 2017, with imports up by a fifth, largely due to China, but also...

  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank board of governors meeting.. ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank monetary policy meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its January 2018 rate-setting meeting 1300 GMT.

  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 SYDNEY- Speech by Luci Ellis, RBA Assistant Governor at ABE Forecasting conference, Sydney 2150 GMT. ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank monetary policy meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its January 2018 rate-setting meeting 1300 GMT.

  • *Thailand competes aggressively for LGBT tourists. JAKARTA, Feb 10- Zulfikar Fahd, an openly gay man, says he flew from Indonesia to Canada late last month and claimed asylum on grounds that he faced discrimination and persecution in his home country, which is poised to criminalise same-sex relations and consensual sex outside marriage. Until now, homosexuality...

  • PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its February 2018 monetary policy meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia issues a statement on monetary policy 0030 GMT. MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia announces interest rate decision- 1030 GMT.

  • The BrahMos weapon system in full display during a rehearsal for India's Republic Day Parade on January 23, 2018 in New Delhi.

    Many Southeast Asian nations in China's backyard are reportedly interested in purchasing the state-of-the-art missile.

  • Asia's airline boom has been great for Honeywell

    Services like predictive maintenance and faster WiFi are among the products being rolled out for Asian airlines, aviation manufacturers and airports, says Briand Greer of Honeywell.

  • India has four terminals to receive liquefied natural gas and imports around 20 million tonnes of the super-chilled fuel a year. India would eventually require even more than 15 terminals to meet its demand, Taneja said, speaking at an industry conference in Bali, Indonesia. "India is looking at LNG in a very strategic manner.

  • BOGOTA- Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas will discuss the economic outlook at a conference in Bogota. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting. LIMA Central bank of Peru announces interest rate decision.

  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate meeting- 0330 GMT. BRASILIA- Central Bank of Brazil monetary policy committee meeting. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd will let one of its 15 options over Boeing Co 787-9 Dreamliner jets lapse in February and will make a decision on some others in a "few more months", its chief executive said on Monday. CEO Alan Joyce said the airline was examining whether to take more 787 s than the eight already ordered. "We balance up what are the...