* Jakarta decided at last minute it didn't need high-speed train
WASHINGTON, Sept 4 - Saudi King Salman will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.
BEIJING, Sept 4 - China's military reforms will be difficult and risky as they require a fundamental change in thinking and could affect special interest groups, the armed forces official paper said on Friday following the announcement of a 300,000 troop cut.
Sept 4 - Hong Kong stock erased early gains and fell on Friday as investors liquidated their position ahead of the release of the U.S. monthly jobs report at a time when China market was closed for public holiday.
* July exports +3.5 pct y/y vs Reuters poll f'cast +3.2 pct * July imports +5.9 pct y/y vs f'cast of -0.8 pct * Trade surplus 2.38 bln rgt vs f'cast 6.0 bln rgt surplus * Exports to China +32.7 pct y/y; to U.S. +20.2 pct y/y; to EU +3.9 pct y/y KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 - Malaysia saw exports in July increase 3.5 percent from a year earlier as demand for electrical and electronic goods surged, government data showed on Friday. According to the median forecast from a Reu
REUTERS - India's stock markets fell on Friday, giving up gains from the previous session on weak global cues and caution ahead of a decisive U.S. jobs report due later in the day.