Dec 13 Aben Resources Ltd
* Aben Resources Ltd says executed a formal option agreement whereby co has exclusive right to earn an undivided 80% interest in Chico Gold Project
* Aben & Eagle plains execute option on Chico Gold Project, Saskatchewan Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks up as Trump's dollar comment boosts exporters; sterling shines
HONG KONG, Jan 18 Asian stock markets held near three-month highs on Wednesday as investors scooped up exporter shares after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump expressed concerns over a stronger dollar.
UPDATE 3-Australia says suspended MH370 search could resume in future
* Australia says "credible new evidence" needed to restart search