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  • LONDON, Feb 25- Copper prices edged into the red on Tuesday as investors struggled to calculate whether any coronavirus-related loss of metals demand would outweigh weaker output. Worries about the virus spreading outside of China had pushed London Metal Exchange copper to a two-week low on Monday while zinc slid to its weakest since June 2016.

  • SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES COULD CAUSE A DELAY IN PRODUCTION OF SAMSUNG PHONES IN VIETNAM- MINISTRY.

  • *Vietnamese rates jump to $380/ tonne from $355- $360. BENGALURU, Feb 20- Vietnam's rice export prices surged to a more than one-year high this week on strong demand from the Philippines and Malaysia, while rates for the Indian variety held steady at an over four- month peak. Earlier this week, the Vietnam Food Association's vice chairman, Do Ha Nam, said the coronavirus...

  • *Vietnamese rates jump to $380/ tonne from $355- $360. BENGALURU, Feb 20- Vietnam's rice export prices surged to a more than one-year high this week on strong demand from the Philippines and Malaysia, while rates for the Indian variety held steady at an over four- month peak. Earlier this week, the Vietnam Food Association's vice chairman, Do Ha Nam, said the coronavirus...

  • HANOI, Feb 19- Vietnam will more than double its power generation capacity over the next decade to support a fast-growing economy, new guidelines for a national energy development strategy show. Vietnam, one of Asia's fastest-growing economies, will have to battle severe power shortages from 2021 as demand outstrips construction of new power plants.

  • SEOUL, Feb 18- Samsung Electronics stands to be a major beneficiary of the China production problems announced by rival Apple Inc on Monday, reaping the rewards of a decade-long bet on low-cost smartphone manufacturing in Vietnam. Half of Samsung's smartphones are now made in Vietnam, where the coronavirus that has crippled the China operations of Apple and...

  • SEOUL, Feb 18- Samsung Electronics stands to be a major beneficiary of the China production problems announced by rival Apple Inc on Monday, reaping the rewards of a decade-long bet on low-cost smartphone manufacturing in Vietnam. Half of Samsung's smartphones are now made in Vietnam, where the coronavirus that has crippled the China operations of Apple and...

  • MANILA, Feb 18- Southeast Asia's holiday hotspots, hit by billions in lost business from Chinese tourists, are turning to markets closer to home to soften the blow from travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus epidemic. In the Philippines, the government and tourism players last week launched a travel campaign led by President Rodrigo Duterte.

  • SEOUL, Feb 18- Samsung Electronics stands to be a major beneficiary of the China production problems announced by rival Apple Inc on Monday, reaping the rewards of a decade-long bet on low-cost smartphone manufacturing in Vietnam. Half of Samsung's smartphones are now made in Vietnam, where the coronavirus that has crippled the China operations of Apple and...

  • BEIJING, Feb 14- People returning to the Chinese capital Beijing from extended holidays on Friday were ordered to undergo a 14- day self-quarantine to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus, as hard-hit Hubei province reported more than 2,400 new cases. The official Beijing Daily newspaper said people failing to obey would be punished but it was not...

  • *China reported 5,090 new cases in mainland China, including more than 120 deaths, taking the number of infected to 63,851, and the number of deaths to 1,380.. *A World Health Organization- led mission to China will start its outbreak investigation this weekend. This is the third death outside mainland China the Philippines and Hong Kong have reported a death each.

  • BANGKOK, Feb 14- The plight of the cruise ship off Japan with more than 200 coronavirus infections and the shunning of another luxury liner by five ports despite no known cases has led to a sharp change in tack for an industry in shock: avoid Asia. To that end, many cruises in the region are being cancelled while others currently sailing are being re-routed, skipping...

  • *China reported 121 new deaths on Friday, bringing the toll to 1,380. Another 5,090 new cases were confirmed, pushing up the number of infected patients to 63,851.. This is the third death outside mainland China the Philippines and Hong Kong have reported a death each. *The Philippines has lifted a travel ban that was imposed on visitors from Taiwan, and will...

  • *China says mainland cases rise by 5,090, with 121 new deaths. Authorities reported 5,090 new cases in mainland China, including more than 120 deaths, taking the total number of infected to 63,851, and the number of deaths from the disease, now labeled Covid-19, to 1,380.. China's factories and offices are only slowly creaking back into life after Lunar New Year...

  • LONDON, Feb 14- The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether China is dumping aluminium extrusions, products widely used in transport, construction and electronics, in the European Union, it said on Friday. A notice in the EU's Official Journal said it was acting on a complaint filed last month by industry group European Aluminium...

  • LONDON, Feb 14- The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether China is dumping aluminum extrusions, products widely used in transport, construction and electronics, in the European Union, it said on Friday. A notice in the EU's Official Journal said it was acting on a complaint filed last month by industry group European Aluminium...

  • HANOI, Feb 14- Vietnam will generate more electricity from coal and oil this year to compensate for an expected drop in output from hydropower plants because of a lack of rain, the government said on Friday. The Southeast Asian country, which has one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, is increasingly reliant on climate-warming fossil fuels to support its...

  • *China reported 121 new deaths on Friday, bringing the toll to 1,380. Another 5,090 new cases were confirmed, pushing up the number of infected patients to 63,851.. This is the third death outside mainland China the Philippines and Hong Kong have reported a death each. *Many cruises in Asia are being cancelled while others currently sailing are being re-routed,...

  • *China reported 121 new deaths on Friday, bringing the toll to 1,380. Another 5,090 new cases were confirmed, pushing up the number of infected patients to 63,851.. *Japan confirmed its first death from the virus on Thursday. This is the third death outside mainland China the Philippines and Hong Kong have reported a death each.

  • *Thailand could lose place as second-biggest rice exporter. BENGALURU, Feb 13- Local currency fluctuations helped to increase the top end of the range for Thai rice export prices this week while prices for leading exporter India rose to a more than four-month peak. The range for Thai benchmark 5% broken rice widened on Thursday to $425- $447 a tonne from $425- $439...