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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15- Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. Beginning on Wednesday in Nigeria, only advertisers located in the country will be able to run...

  • The signage for the U.K. headquarters of UBS.

    Investors would have missed out on a 10-percent rally if they had sold their stock holdings on Christmas Eve and re-entered the market this month, said Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management.

  • Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) branch manager Maia Santos-Deguito takes an oath during a senate hearing in Manila on March 15, 2016.

    A Philippine court on Thursday held a former bank manager guilty on eight counts of money laundering, the first conviction in one of the world's largest cyber heists.

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia to unveil interest rate decision- 1100 GMT. BUDAPEST- The National Bank of Hungary to hold a non-rate setting meeting- 1300 GMT. GENEVA- Brazilian Central Bank Governor Ilan Goldfajn speaks at Geneva's International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies on central banking in emerging markets- 1730 GMT.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 9- China's approval of imports of a DowDuPont Inc genetically modified soybean puts rival Bayer AG on the defensive, investors and analysts said, as U.S. farmers will have a new choice when planting their most valuable agricultural export. China cleared the way for U.S. farmers to eventually plant DowDuPont's Enlist E3 soybeans, which can resist...

  • Residents from co-living startup Roam at a community event in Bali, Indonesia.

    It may seem like a niche real estate trend but more investors and customers are flocking to co-living, where people — sometimes complete strangers — share communal spaces.

  • The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in the Philippines rejected Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek's application to launch its service in the country due to foreign ownership issues.

  • Rosalia de Leon, the Philippines' treasurer, speaks during an interview in Singapore, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

    The Philippine government became the first in Asia to tap the global debt market in the new year, raising $1.5 billion in 10-year U.S. dollar bonds to help fund its 2019 spending plan.

  • Maxine Ryan, co-founder and chief operations officer of Bitspark

    Maxine Ryan is not your typical blockchain buff, but that hasn't stopped the 26-year-old college dropout from turning the complex technology into a multinational payments business.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 7- Southeast Asian countries should be cautious in negotiating with China on its flagship Belt and Road Initiative to avoid being trapped in unsustainable debt, 70 percent of respondents said in a policy survey released on Monday. "The conventional wisdom that China holds sway in the economic realm while the United States wields its influence in...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 7- Southeast Asian countries should be cautious in negotiating with China on its flagship Belt and Road Initiative to avoid being trapped in unsustainable debt, 70 percent of respondents said in a policy survey released on Monday. "The conventional wisdom that China holds sway in the economic realm while the United States wields its influence in...

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its December 2018 rate-setting meeting- 1300 GMT. BUDAPEST- The National Bank of Hungary to hold a non-rate setting meeting- 1300 GMT.

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its December 2018 monetary policy meeting- 0800 GMT. **WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its December 2018 rate-setting meeting- 1300 GMT.

  • People wade through a flooded street in the town of Baao in Camarines Sur province on December 30, 2018.

    The death toll from landslides and devastating floods in the central Philippines triggered by a tropical depression climbed to 85, officials said Wednesday.

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its December 2018 monetary policy meeting- 0800 GMT. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its December 2018 rate-setting meeting- 1300 GMT. GENEVA- Brazilian Central Bank Governor Ilan Goldfajn speaks at Geneva's International Centre for...

  • Part of mischief reef in the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea on April 21, 2017.

    Tough negotiations lie ahead over a new pact between China and Southeast Asian nations aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea, as Vietnam pushes for provisions likely to prove unpalatable to Beijing, documents suggest.

  • Boats at the General Santos Fish Port Complex in General Santos, the Philippines.

    An earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday and small tsunami waves were possible on parts of the coasts of the Philippines, Indonesia and Palau, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

  • *Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia hold fire post-Fed. HONG KONG, Dec 20- Weaker economic growth and tepid price pressures in Asia will leave central banks in the region with few reasons to tighten policy next year-- especially as U.S. rate hikes slow-- unless a new bout of currency weakness forces them to do so. The Fed policy outlook is a major factor driving emerging currencies...

  • *Thomson Reuters/ INSEAD Asian Q4 sentiment index 63 vs 58 Q3. SINGAPORE, Dec 19- A very cautious optimism remains among Asian companies in the fourth quarter as they wait to see whether there will be any breakthrough in a trade dispute between the United States and China, a Thomson Reuters/ INSEAD survey showed. Representing the six-month outlook of 84 firms, the...

  • THOMSON REUTERS/ INSEAD ASIAN SENTIMENT SURVEY SHOWS BUSINESSES IN PHILIPPINES AMONG MOST OPTIMISTIC, TAIWAN LEAST.