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  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, May 19- While Australia's opposition Labor Party is the obvious loser from the weekend election, the anti-coal environmental lobby suffered probably a bigger blow and will need to re-think its strategy to end mining of the polluting fuel. Australia vies with Indonesia for the title of the world's largest coal exporter, and is dominant in...

  • An Singapore Airlines passenger plane taxis down the runway at Hong Kong International Airport, on 23 Oct. 2017.

    Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong told reporters and analysts on Friday that an order for 31 Boeing 737 Max jets remains "intact" despite the aircraft's two deadly crashes.

  • BANGKOK, May 16- Thailand will cut rubber exports by 126,240 tonnes next week for four months after a delay in implementing a supply cut agreement with other regional producers, the country's state rubber agency said on Thursday. Thailand was supposed to cut exports of natural rubber on April 1 along with Indonesia and Malaysia, the date agreed by the...

  • A general view of Singapore skyline at sunset on September 18, 2016 in Singapore.

    As Beijing continues to battle headwinds from the ongoing trade war, one investor is placing a bigger bet on Southeast Asia than China.

  • HONG KONG, May 16- Emerging markets saw the heaviest capital flight since last October in recent weeks as trade tensions between China and the United States escalated, the Institute of International Finance said in a report on Wednesday. President Donald Trump surprised global markets last week by hiking tariffs on Chinese goods in the midst of trade...

  • *China's copper concentrates imports: https://tmsnrt.rs/2Ea7yLk. LONDON, May 15- The refined copper market will experience supply shortfalls both this year and next, the International Copper Study Group says. The rate of demand growth is a key variable and one that is very much to the fore as copper and other industrial metal markets eye nervously slowing...

  • DENVER, May 15- Boeing Co made mistakes with its 737 MAX planes that need to be addressed, Southwest Airlines Co Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly told shareholders on Wednesday, but he said he is still hopeful that the jets grounded after two crashes will return to service in the U.S. summer. Southwest, which only flies 737 s and is the world's largest MAX operator,...

  • DENVER, May 15- Boeing Co made mistakes that need to be addressed, Southwest Airlines Co Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly told shareholders on Wednesday, but he added he is still hopeful the grounded 737 MAX jets will return to service this summer. Boeing is under pressure to deliver a software fix and new pilot training to convince global regulators and the...

  • DENVER, May 15- Boeing Co made mistakes that need to be addressed, Southwest Airlines Co Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly told shareholders on Wednesday, but he added he is still hopeful the grounded 737 MAX jets will return to service this summer. Boeing is under pressure to deliver a software fix and new training to convince global regulators that the...

  • At a congressional hearing, the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee told the FAA it must "get it right" in deciding when to allow the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again. "The world is watching and the FAA and Boeing must get it right," Representative Peter DeFazio said. He said the FAA will only allow the plane to resume flights when it is "...

  • *China's copper concentrates imports: https://tmsnrt.rs/2Ea7yLk. LONDON, May 15- The refined copper market will experience supply shortfalls both this year and next, the International Copper Study Group says. The rate of demand growth is a key variable and one that is very much to the fore as copper and other industrial metal markets eye nervously slowing...

  • By Chris Kahn and Tracy Rucinski. NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, May 15- U.S. fliers still consider ticket prices the most important factor when choosing a flight, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, suggesting two fatal crashes of Boeing Co 737 MAX jets have had little impact on consumer sentiment. In the public opinion poll released May 15, only about half of U.S. adults say they...

  • A logo of Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) is seen outside its building in Singapore on February 12, 2016.

    Singapore Telecommunications on Wednesday posted its smallest annual net profit in 16 years partly due to the intense competition faced by its regional associates in India and Indonesia.

  • *Doubts about economics of Adani mine project in Australia. *China, Japan thermal coal imports from Australia in decline. Final approval of the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, owned by India's Adani Enterprises, should come in "a matter of weeks, not months" following nearly a decade on the drawing board, the company's mining chief executive, Lucas Dow, told...

  • JAKARTA, May 9- Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged on Thursday to slim the government during his second term and cut red tape hampering investment to achieve an ambitious growth target in Southeast Asia's biggest economy by 2045.. The president won an April 17 election based on sample counts of votes by private pollsters, but official results are not due...

  • JAKARTA, May 7- Indonesia on Tuesday said it was beefing up its efforts to phase out the use of toxic metal mercury in sectors such as mining, healthcare and manufacturing. The use of mercury in mining is already officially banned in Indonesia, but small-scale miners still widely use it to extract tiny pieces of gold. There are at least 2,500 active small-scale gold...

  • China has retaliated on each of these measures with its own set of tariffs. Here is a look at the impact the U.S.- China trade war has had so far on the two economies and the rest of the world. China's customs data shows exports to the United States in March fell 47 percent from June 2018, which was the last month before the first round of tariffs kicked in.

  • JAKARTA, May 6- Indonesia's economy expanded more slowly than expected in the first quarter of this year, as investment dropped ahead of elections and campaign spending failed to sustain growth momentum. Southeast Asia's largest economy grew 5.07 percent in January-March from a year earlier, the slowest pace in a year, data from the statistics bureau showed on...

  • JAKARTA, May 6- Indonesia's gross domestic product grew slower-than-expected in the first quarter as prices of its main commodities softened, data from the statistics bureau showed on Monday. Southeast Asia's largest economy expanded 5.07 percent in January-March from a year earlier, the slowest pace in a year, compared with a Reuters poll median of 5.18...

  • CHICAGO/ WASHINGTON, May 5- Boeing Co did not tell U.S. regulators for more than a year that it inadvertently made an alarm alerting pilots to a mismatch of flight data optional on the 737 MAX, instead of standard as on earlier 737 s, but insisted on Sunday the missing display represented no safety risk. Boeing said a Safety Review Board convened after a fatal Lion Air...