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  • DENPASAR, Indonesia, Nov 29- Bali airport will reopen on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said, two days after a volcanic eruption spread ash across the island and forced the airport to close.

  • KARANGASEM, Indonesia, Nov 28- Indonesia kept the airport on Bali closed on Tuesday as ash from an erupting volcano swept the holiday island, leaving thousands of tourists stranded, and authorities tried to persuade villagers living near the crater to leave their homes. The airport- the second-biggest in Indonesia- will be closed at least until 7 a.m. on Wednesday,...

  • KARANGASEM, Indonesia, Nov 28- Indonesia kept the airport on Bali closed on Tuesday as ash from an erupting volcano swept the holiday island, leaving thousands of tourists stranded as authorities tried to persuade villagers living nearby to leave their homes. The airport- the second-biggest in Indonesia- will be closed at least until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the...

  • JAKARTA/ CANDI DASA, Indonesia, Nov 28- Bali's rumbling Mount Agung is starting to impact the economy of the holiday island and, if the eruptions and volcanic ash clouds persist, could spark a bigger wave of cancellations by visitors to Indonesia's main tourism destination as peak season beckons. In January-September, Bali received 4.5 million foreign tourist...

  • *AirAsia says to redeploy Bali capacity. With no immediate sign of the eruption ending any time soon, industry experts say airlines may consider making longer-term flight frequency adjustments to Bali as forward bookings collapse and risks of ash damaging aircraft linger. "If this situation is prolonged for 2 to 3 months, it is possible that the airlines could...

  • *AirAsia says to redeploy Bali capacity. With no immediate sign of the eruption ending any time soon, industry experts say airlines may consider making longer-term flight frequency adjustments to Bali as forward bookings collapse and risks of ash damaging aircraft linger. "If this situation is prolonged for 2 to 3 months, it is possible that the airlines could...

  • A farmer ploughs his field as Mount Agung erupts in the background in Culik Village, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 26, 2017.

    Passengers in Bali's airport were stranded for a second full day as the Mount Agung volcano here continued to spew ash.

  • Will Indonesia's economy be hit hard by Mt. Agung eruption?

    The impact of Bali's volcanic eruption on Indonesia's economy may be limited if the situation normalizes soon, says Charu Chanana of Continuum Economics.

  • There remains the risk the eruption of Mount Agung could become more energetic, says Richard Arculus, professor at Australian National University.

  • A villager walks as Mount Agung volcano erupts in the background in Kubu, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 27, 2017.

    Indonesia's transportation ministry said it will extend the closure of Bali's airport because of ash from the eruption of a volcano.

  • **PRAGUE- Czech National Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok to speak at conference "Economic outlook" 0800 GMT. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 SANTIAGO- Central Bank of Chile to publish minutes of November policy meeting. CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision.

  • Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano erupts as seen from Amed, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 26, 2017.

    On Monday, Indonesia ordered 100,000 residents living near a volcano spewing columns of ash to evacuate immediately. Here are images from the event.

  • *Indonesia's Mt Agung volcano on highest alert warning. DENPASAR, Indonesia, Nov 27- Indonesia raised its warning for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island's airport and told residents around the mountain to immediately evacuate, warning of an "imminent" risk of a larger eruption. Bali's airport was closed for...

  • Mount Agung erupted, sending ashes to within a 7 km radius of the mountain area on Nov. 27, 2017 in Bali, Indonesia.

    Thousands of passengers have been impacted as the airport in Bali was closed following activity from the Mount Agung volcano.

  • DENPASAR, Indonesia, Nov 27- Indonesia raised its warning for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island's airport and told residents near the summit to immediately evacuate, warning of the "imminent" risk of a larger eruption. Bali's airport was closed for 24 hours, disrupting 445 flights and some 59,000 passengers,...

  • Garuda to be hit hard by Bali Airport closure, analyst says

    The closure will hit Indonesia's Garuda Airlines hard, with each day representing $300,000 in loss revenue for the carrier, says Corrine Png of Crucial Perspective.

  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia holds Board of Director's meeting followed by a press release and a press conference. **PRAGUE Czech National Bank Vice Governor Mojmir Hampl to participate in a discussion on Czech insurance policy 0730 GMT. CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision.

  • BlackRock

    Stock prices in Asia still have room to run even though the increase may not match that seen in 2017, BlackRock says.

  • *Indonesia, Australia thermal coal output down from 2013 peaks. In 2015, at the peak of the coal glut, Glencore, the world's biggest thermal coal exporting firm, said it would start cutting exports by scaling back some open pit mining and deferring investments in Australia in order to tackle oversupply. Production from Indonesia and Australia, Asia's biggest...

  • BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand releases minutes of its previous interest rate meeting- 0200 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland release the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia holds Board of Director's meeting followed by a press release and a press conference.