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  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 4- The United States wants the United Nations Security Council to vote next Monday to impose "the strongest possible" sanctions on North Korea over its sixth and largest nuclear test, U.S. North Korea said it tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on Sunday, prompting global condemnation and a U.S. warning of a "massive"...

  • Workers gather harvested palm fruit at a palm oil plantation in Bukit Basout Estate, Perak State, Malaysia, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

    The election season hasn't officially begun, but in Malaysia's palm oil plantations, the battle for votes is underway.

  • When Trump walked away from the TPP, it set off a series of political recalculations across Asia on more than just goods and services.

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 BRISBANE, Australia- Remarks by Philip Lowe, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at Reserve Bank Board Dinner. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds non-rate-setting meeting. BRISBANE, Australia- Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy decision meeting- 0430 GMT.

  • SYDNEY- Sarah Harris, Reserve Bank of Australia's deputy head of financial market infrastructures, payments policy department, participates at the Risk Australia 2017 Conference 0300 GMT. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 BRISBANE, Australia- Remarks by Philip Lowe, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at Reserve Bank Board Dinner. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank...

  • Malaysia is delivering on the economic front: Economist

    Despite a pullback in private consumption, Malaysia's economy has done better than expected, says Song Seng Wun of CIMB Private Banking.

  • CHISINAU, Moldova- National Bank of Moldova interest rate decision. SYDNEY- Sarah Harris, Reserve Bank of Australia's deputy head of financial market infrastructures, payments policy department, participates at the Risk Australia 2017 Conference 0300 GMT. SUVA, Fiji- Reserve Bank of Fiji board meeting to announce interest rates.

  • Peru, Machu Picchu region

    The most affordable retirement locations are outside of North America, International Living reports.

  • *Q2 net profit down on one-off charge, revenue at record high. KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, Aug 29- AirAsia Bhd plans to consolidate its various regional affiliates under one holding company, in contrast to a scattered structure now, as the airline takes off on a rapid expansion path in its core Southeast Asian markets. The Malaysia- based carrier, currently the listed...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29- AirAsia Bhd said it would increase its fleet by 21 percent in the second half of the year, in one of the fastest pace of expansions for the Malaysian low-cost airline, after reporting record quarterly revenues on rising travel demand. "This will be one of the fastest pace of expansions in the last few years, made possible due to the favourable...

  • **BANGKOK- Thailand Deputy Central Bank Governor Mathee Supapongse speaks at a business forum of monetary policy challenges for Thailand 0200 GMT. CHISINAU, Moldova- National Bank of Moldova interest rate decision. SYDNEY- Sarah Harris, Reserve Bank of Australia's deputy head of financial market infrastructures, payments policy department, participates at...

  • container ship trade

    An American business group has endorsed on Friday the ex-U.S. version of a trade deal that Trump dismissed as a “disaster.”

  • The exuberant buying of Indian bonds led to the activation of capital controls. Instead of slowing down, investors' enthusiasm surged.

  • Smoke billows following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held parts of Jobar in Damascus, Syria on August 9, 2017.

    Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian agency overseeing a chemical weapons program were intercepted in six months, said the U.N.

  • *Petronas budgeting for Brent at $45 per barrel this year. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15- Malaysian state energy company Petroliam Nasional Berhad expects the global liquefied natural gas market to remain oversupplied until as late as 2023, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Rising LNG production over the last two years, mainly from Australia and the United States, has...

  • *Petronas focusing on SEAsia, Canada, Mexico for upstream. *RAPID project in Johor a key capex item. For its upstream business, Petronas will focus on South East Asia and Canada, where it already has huge reserves, he said, adding that Mexico- where Petronas has recently picked up three blocks- will be another focus.

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of its August monetary policy meeting 0130 GMT. **BELGRADE- Serbia Central Bank presents inflation report for August- 0600 GMT. WINDHOEK, Namibia- Central Bank of Namibia monetary policy meeting.

  • President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping.

    Beijing may be using underwater drones to strengthen its ambitions in the South China Sea.

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Christopher Kent speaks at the Moody's Analytics Forum 2335 GMT. TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of its August monetary policy meeting 0130 GMT. WINDHOEK, Namibia- Central Bank of Namibia monetary policy meeting.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10- Palm oil inventories in Malaysia, the world's No.2 producer of the commodity, jumped to their highest in over a year in July as stronger-than-forecast production outpaced export gains. The nation's July end-stocks were at the highest level since April 2016, while the monthly gain was the strongest since April 2015. Output levels were the...