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  • **LIMA- Peru Central Bank President Julio Velarde is scheduled to be interviewed at the Reuters Latam Summit 2017 1600 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Christopher Kent speaks at The Bloomberg Address 2235 GMT. **BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision- 1000 GMT.

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia publishes monetary policy statement- 0130 GMT. TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 SYDNEY- Assistant Governor at the Reserve Bank of Australia Christopher Kent speaks at The Bloomberg Address, Sydney 2235 GMT. MELBOURNE Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe appears before the House Economics committee- 2330 GMT.

  • **BUENOS AIRES- UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond visits Argentina on Wednesday and Thursday for meetings with President Mauricio Macri, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne and Finance Minister Luis Caputo. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank holds Monetary Policy Meeting followed by Statement and presentation- 1100 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of...

  • The 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) logo pictured on a bus window in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Abu Dhabi has given Malaysia's 1MDB state fund five days to make a $600 million payment after it missed Tuesday's deadline.

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds monetary policy decision meeting- 0430 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank holds Monetary Policy Meeting. FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia publishes monetary policy statement- 0130 GMT.

  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Monday in Malaysia is a breeze as cost of living is under $2,500 a month, says International Living's Mark Raccuia.

  • UAE and Malaysia top emerging markets: UAE

    Marina Petroleka, head of industry research at BMI Research, explains why non-BRICS countries top her emerging markets risk/reward ranking.

  • An AirAsia plane takes off at Don Mueang International Airport on January 15, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Malaysia's AirAsia is planning to unify its Southeast Asian businesses while growth appears to be on the horizon.

  • Malaysian MP Wong Chen weighs in on policy proposals, such as rolling back the GST and raising wages, to improve investor confidence in Malaysia.

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds monetary policy decision meeting- 0430 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank holds Monetary Policy Meeting. FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia publishes monetary policy statement- 0130 GMT.

  • *It says will continue to develop Canada gas assets. KUALA LUMPUR, July 28- Petronas may have to write off up to $800 million for work already done at the $29 billion Canadian liquefied natural gas project, but scrapping the project brings long-term benefits, analysts said on Friday. State-owned Petroliam Nasional Bhd announced on Tuesday it would not proceed...

  • AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes discusses the company's plans to consolidate its units as part of its "One AirAsia" plans.

  • MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia interest rate decision 1030 GMT. TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds monetary policy decision meeting- 0430 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank holds Monetary Policy Meeting.

  • Seven months into a six-year plan, PNB is already seeing results, explains group chairman Abdul Wahid Omar.

  • Peter Bellew, CEO of Malaysia Airlines, says the airline is expected to be in the black in 2018 and will target listing a year after that.

  • A general view of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Malaysia's improving economy and strengthening currency have attracted foreign investors, experts said at the Invest Malaysia 2017 conference on Thursday.

  • Chong Yoon-Chou of Natixis Asset Management Asia makes the case for why Malaysia's construction, infrastructure and financials sectors are worth watching.

  • Zafrul Aziz, CEO of CIMB Group, says the high level of household debt won't be a cause for concern if Malaysia's employment levels remain high.

  • A larger proportion of companies listed in Malaysia beat or met expectations in the first quarter of the year, says Gerald Ambrose, CEO of Aberdeen AM Malaysia.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 24- The International Monetary Fund kept its growth forecasts for the world economy unchanged for this year and next, although it revised up growth expectations for the euro zone and China. In an updated World Economic Outlook released on Monday in Kuala Lumpur, the IMF said global gross domestic product would grow 3.5 percent in 2017 and 3.6...