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Dow Jones Asia-Pacific Top Stories Sked for January 13

13 Jan 2017 6:00 am

Following are the top Asian-Pacific stories featured on Dow Jones Newswires as of 0600 GMT. Not all stories appear on all wires.

China's December Exports Tumble More Sharply Than Expected -- Update 

Chinese exports fell sharply last month owing to weak demand in many major markets, and the government and economists are bracing for further difficulties this year given the prospect of a more protectionist Trump administration. (published 0508 GMT)
BOK Cuts Growth and Inflation Forecasts for This Year 

South Korea's central bank lowered its growth and inflation forecasts for this year, largely due to sluggish domestic demand, with weak consumer and business sentiment weighing on the economy, Bank of Korea Gov. Lee Ju-yeol said Friday. (published 0300 GMT)
Ban Ki-moon Returns to South Korea in Bid to Lead -- Update 

Ban Ki-moon, the former United Nations chief, returned on Thursday to his native South Korea, landing in the middle of an increasingly heated battle to succeed the nation's recently impeached president. (published 0228 GMT)
Japan's Finance Minister Points to China as Having Biggest Trade Surplus with US 

Japan's finance minister pointed out Friday that China runs a far bigger trade surplus with the U.S. than Japan does (published 0219 GMT)
Bank of Korea Leaves Rates Unchanged 

The Bank of Korea left interest rates unchanged for a seventh straight month Friday ahead of a likely downward revision of its economic growth forecasts later in the day. (published 0101 GMT)
Eight in 10 Filipinos Are Unbanked, Only Three Are Risk Takers--Central Bank Survey 

Eight in every 10 Filipinos don't have deposit accounts, only 2% of households have credit cards, and just three in 10 would take risks on income and business, according to the second Consumer Finance Survey released Friday by the central bank. (published 0548 GMT)

Infosys Oct-Dec Profit Rises 7% 

Infosys Ltd. on Friday reported a 7% rise in its fiscal third-quarter net profit as it aims to increasingly offer more sophisticated technological services. (published 0424 GMT)
Nintendo's Switch Game Console to Debut on March 3 

Nintendo Co. said Friday it would introduce its next-generation game console Switch world-wide on March 3 at $299.99. (published 0413 GMT)
San Miguel Plans PHP281 Billion Capex Through 2020 

Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp. said it expects to spend 281 billion pesos to expand its oil and fuel, food and infrastructure businesses through 2020. (published 0308 GMT)
Advanced Card Systems: Unit of HNA Group to Buy 61.39% Stake in Firm for HK$521.8 Million 

Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd. said Friday that a unit of HNA Group agreed to buy a 61.39% stake in the company for 521.8 million Hong Kong dollars . (published 0212 GMT)
Greenland: Unit to Buy 90% Interest in Land in China's Jiangsu Province for CNY2.34B 

A unit of Hong Kong-listed Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Ltd. has entered into an agreement to buy a 90% interest in a company that owns a parcel of land in China's Jiangsu province. (published 0157 GMT)
China Vanke's 2nd-Biggest Shareholder to Sell 1.69B A-Shares to Shenzhen Metro 

China Resources Co. Ltd., the second-biggest shareholder in China Vanke Co. Ltd., will sell its stake in the property developer to Shenzhen Metro Group Co. Ltd. (published 0118 GMT)
Asian Shares Seek Direction at Week's End -- Update 

Choppy trading continued Friday for Asian stocks indexes as markets look for direction after broadly rising to start 2017. (published 0419 GMT)

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 13, 2017 01:00 ET (06:00 GMT)

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