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  • Obama to Begin Four-Country Asia Trip in Japan on April 23

    U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo on April 23 to begin a four-country Asian trip, marking his first visit to Japan since 2010. * Obama will stay in Japan from April 23-25 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says in Tokyo today. Obama will meet Prime Minister Barack Obama and Emperor Akihito * Obama will stop in South Korea on April 25-26 where he will discuss ways to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear arms program with South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Park’s office says in a statement today * Obama will also visit Malaysia for the first time as president on April 26-28 * The U.S. president will then spend April 28-29 in the Philippines where he will meet President Benigno Aquino: Charles Jose, Philippine foreign affairs dept spokesman says by phone

  • Philippine Record-Low Rates Aren’t ‘Sacred,’ Guinigundo Says

    The Philippines’ record-low benchmark interest rate isn’t sacred and will need to be reviewed as the central bank guards against price pressures, Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said. The peso fell.

  • Most Read on Bloomberg: Stocks Drop, Banker Quits, Gross Speaks

    The following list comprises the most-read Bloomberg News reports from the past week.

  • Philippine, U.S. Envoys in Draft Defense Pact Amid China Strain

    Philippine and U.S. negotiators reached agreement on key points of a pact to boost the American troop presence as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to counter China’s push for control of disputed South China Sea territory.

  • Epic Gridlock Reigns Over Manila's 23 Million

    Joshua Mercado is waiting for a train at the end of a kilometer-long queue that snakes down three stories from Manila’s elevated Quezon Avenue station to the sidewalk below. It’s part of his five-hour daily commute.

  • Philippine Court Upholds Condom Law, Aids Birth-Control Push

    The Philippine Supreme Court upheld large parts of a government plan to provide free contraceptives to the poor, ruling on a landmark case that pitted President Benigno Aquino against the Catholic Church.

  • Billionaire Sy Lets Majority Rule as Kids Pilot Philippine Boom

    Teresita Sy-Coson sits down with her five siblings for lunch every Tuesday to plot the direction of the Philippines’ largest family-run conglomerate. The sessions start at 11 and invariably spill over the allotted two hours, says Sy-Coson, 63, chairman of BDO Unibank Inc. and the eldest child of Henry Sy, the country’s richest man.

  • IMF Meeting, Fed, China Exports, Ally IPO: Week Ahead April 7-12

    The International Monetary Fund and World Bank will hold their spring meetings in Washington as finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 plan a parallel gathering.

  • Ayala Turns to Power, Schools for Growth as Philippines Expands

    Ayala Corp. will accelerate spending on power plants and infrastructure and may build schools as the Philippines’ oldest family business group ventures into new businesses, according to Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel.

  • Philippines Sues China to Assert Claim Over Gas-Rich Waters

    The Philippines challenged China’s claims to much of the South China Sea at a United Nations tribunal yesterday, seeking to check its neighbor’s push for control of disputed waters rich in oil, gas and fish.

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