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18/02 Egypt aims to sell Eurobonds worth $3-4 billion in the 2018-2019 fiscal year which begins in July, deputy finance minister Ahmed Kouchouk told the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television network on Sunday.  Full story
02h20 South Korea's exports declined 3.9 percent from Feb. 1 through to Feb. 20 year-on-year, the customs agency said on Wednesday, mainly as there were less working days for the month due to the Lunar New Year holidays.  Full story
01h00 The incoming Bank of Japan leadership looks similar to the one going out but its mission ahead will likely be much different - winding down extraordinary stimulus measures of the past five years and communicating how that will be done to the markets.  Full story
20/02 Major Gulf stock markets softened on Tuesday, in line with a small pull-back by global bourses and oil prices, but Egypt was buoyed for a second day by strength in its biggest bank.  Full story
20/02 Israeli police revealed on Tuesday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country's biggest telecoms company, as well as two former officials with close ties to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a. . .  Full story
20/02 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday ordered his top advisory panel to consider ways to increase foreign workers to deal with the country's chronic labour shortages.. . .  Full story
20/02 Dubai real estate prices could decline by 10 to 15 percent over the next two years, hit by new supply, geopolitical risks and the introduction of value added-tax in the United Arab Emirates, S&P. . .  Full story
20/02 Toyota Motor Corp has found a way to reduce the amount of a key rare earth metal used in magnets for electric car motors by around 20 percent, which could tame the cost of. . .  Full story
20/02 Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell in line with broader Asia on Tuesday but Philippine shares recouped early losses to finish higher for a fifth straight session, their longest winning streak since December.. . .  Full story
20/02 Malaysia's fiscal consolidation is likely to be "very slow" and remains a credit challenge along with high debt levels, ratings agency Moody's said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
20/02 Sri Lanka's tea output in January rose 11.9 percent from a year earlier, due to favourable agro-climatic conditions and a lower base, the state-run Tea Board said on Tuesday. "The. . .  Full story
20/02 Indonesia suspended on Tuesday the construction of elevated infrastructure projects, including rail and roads, after a series of accidents raised questions about the safety of a government drive to upgrade transport networks.. . .  Full story
20/02 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development plans to allocate loans worth up to 1.2 billion euros for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) this year, part of a $40 billion project to bring new gas. . .  Full story
20/02 Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index fell on Tuesday, when the city's markets reopened following the Lunar New Year holiday, with HSBC leading the slide after reporting a pretax profit below forecasts. China's H-shares index. . .  Full story
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20/02 Japanese government bonds were steady to slightly weaker on Tuesday, but trading was extremely thin with many benchmark cash bonds untraded as investors looked for further cues.. . .  Full story
20/02 Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index edged up at midday on Tuesday as the city's markets reopened after the Lunar New Year holiday, while the index of China's H-shares index fell. ** By lunch break,. . .  Full story
20/02 Japanese stocks dropped on Tuesday as a combination of a retreat in risk appetite and profit-taking dented the broader market, with financials and index-heavy shares underperforming .. . .  Full story
20/02 Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom remains open for business.. . .  Full story
20/02 Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Tuesday morning as investors wasted no time to lock in profits from the previous day's rally, while such financial shares as banks and insurers underperformed.. . .  Full story
20/02 The reappointment of Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda for another five-year term means the central bank will continue to gradually edge away from crisis-mode stimulus, former BOJ board member Takahide Kiuchi said.. . .  Full story
20/02 Trading house Mitsubishi Corp said on Tuesday it was considering raising its stake in Mitsubishi Motors via a tender offer, a deal that the Nikkei newspaper reported could be worth about $1.1 billion.. . .  Full story
20/02 Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that Japan has essentially escaped from the economic malaise linked to asset price deflation, although policymakers need to do more.. . .  Full story
20/02 South Korea's crude oil imports from Iran fell 47 percent in January from a year ago to 950,013 tonnes, or 224,632 barrels per day (bpd), the lowest since October 2016, customs data showed on. . .  Full story
20/02 Singapore said its sales tax will rise to 9 percent from 7 percent, but the change will only come "sometime" between 2021 and 2025, making it likely that the increase would kick in after. . .  Full story
20/02 More than half of Japanese companies do not intend to raise base pay at spring wage talks this year and even those that do say they will keep increases in line with. . .  Full story
19/02 Indian federal police arrested three more employees of Punjab National Bank on Monday over a $1.77 billion loan fraud, and the government said the scandal exposed a supervisory failure by the country's central bank, police. . .  Full story
19/02 Switzerland has not seen any major inward or outward movement of funds from Saudi Arabia, the chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association said on Monday when asked whether he had seen an increase in. . .  Full story
19/02 Saudi Arabia increased its crude oil exports slightly in December to 7.045 million barrels per day (bpd), official data showed on Monday.. . .  Full story
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19/02 Gulf stock markets were sluggish on Monday, with a dividend cut pulling down major Abu Dhabi-listed financial firm Waha Capital, but Egypt's bourse rose on the back of a gain by its biggest bank.. . .  Full story
19/02 Singapore said its sales tax will rise to 9 percent from 7 percent, but the change will only come "sometime" between 2021 and 2025, making it likely that the increase would kick in after. . .  Full story
19/02 Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) said on Monday it will launch successor products to its flagship Indian equity index derivatives before the bourse's licence agreement with the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) expires in August. . .  Full story
19/02 Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday as global shares extended gains, recovering from a recent selloff sparked by fears of creeping inflation, with Indonesia recording its best close ever helped by financials. . .  Full story
19/02 Thailand's economy could expand more than the forecast 4.1 percent this year if government investment spending accelerates and exports remain strong, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Monday.. . .  Full story
19/02 Singapore on Monday announced it plans to raise its sale tax to 9 percent from 7 percent, but said the change will be only be made "sometime" between 2021 and 2015.. . .  Full story


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