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Mental abuse

OFWs and BPO workers are the two legs supporting our economy. That’s important because manufacturing and agriculture, the two other legs, have been under performing......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

Phoenix raises P3.5 B from comm’l papers

Independent petroleum firm Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. has raised P3.5 billion from the issuance of the second tranche of its P10-billion commercial paper (CP) program......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

Employment and activity in the informal economy

In last week’s column, I wrote about the inability of many workers to find employment in the modern (otherwise often called, “organized” or “formal”) economy where the good jobs are found......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

More sugar imports mulled

Newly-appointed Agriculture Chief William Dar is open to allowing more sugar imports to meet demand as local production is expected to remain low in the next crop year......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

‘Philippines vulnerable to US-China trade tension, currency war’

The Philippines is vulnerable to the full-blown trade war between the US and China as well as the ongoing global currency war, according to S&P Global Ratings......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

Smart launches VoLTE in Metro Manila

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. said selected subscribers would soon enjoy better call experience as it starts the roll out of Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) service commercially......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

New found hope

What appears to be an already lost cause no longer seems to be so......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

Nickel Asia earnings dip to P1.07 B in H1

Nickel Asia Corp. saw its first semester net income plunge by 44 percent to P1.07 billion as higher production failed to offset the decline in world market prices......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

Megaworld’s GERI hikes profit by 16% to P865 M

Global-Estate Resorts Inc. (GERI) grew its net income by 16 percent to P865 million in the first half......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

IPOPHL wants designation of more courts for IPR cases

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is proposing the designation of more special commercial courts (SCCs) and regional trial courts (RTCs) focused on intellectual property rights (IPR) to facilitate faster resolution of cases involving IPR......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 7th, 2019Related News

Brownout provinces seek approval of House Bill 8179

Solar Para Sa Bayan is working to get the Philippines to 100% electrification by 2022......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeAug 1st, 2019Related News

SMC bags Bulacan airport project

San Miguel Holdings Corp. emerged victorious as its unsolicited proposal to build a new international airport in Bulacan went unchallenged during the Swiss challenge period and supposed opening of rival bids yesterday......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeJul 31st, 2019Related News

Insurers urge IC to cap capital hike to P900 M

Life and non-life insurers are asking the Insurance Commission (IC) to reconsider its plan to raise their capital requirement to P1.3 billion to ensure the industry’s competitiveness and to allow them to invest in digital technologies, according to the Philippine Life Insurance Corp. (PLIA)......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeJul 31st, 2019Related News

PLDT, Globe’s credit ratings to ‘converge’ — Fitch

The credit profiles of Philippine telecom giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom are expected to “converge” over the next 18 months......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeJul 31st, 2019Related News

Stocks tumble as Trump tweet dampens trade talks

All hopes for a favorable US-China trade deal were dashed yesterday, sending the Philippine stock market 104.66 points, or 1.28 percent, lower at 8,045.80 while the broader All Shares gauge lost 46.02 points, or 0.93 percent, to end at 4,890.06......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeJul 31st, 2019Related News

Digital era: Balancing good and bad

How scarier can life on the internet be when a single Google search for how much a ticket to Disneyland in Hong Kong costs, for example, will result in a barrage of advertisements on the same topic in various other digital sites like Facebook or even your favorite news sites......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeJul 31st, 2019Related News

Udenna loans rise to P8.5 B in 2018

Udenna Corp., the fast-growing holding company of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy, incurred interest bearing loans of P8.5 billion as of the end of 2018, higher than the P5.46 billion recorded in 2017......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeJul 31st, 2019Related News

Bank lending growth eases in June

Credit growth eased slightly in June as bank lending to real estate activities as well as manufacturing continued to drop, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

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DTI slaps safeguard duties on float glass on

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered the application of provisional safeguard duties on clear and tinted float glass to mitigate the injury caused by increased imports to the domestic industry......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeJul 31st, 2019Related News

China or the US?

Is the Philippines torn between two lovers? Or has Manila totally forgotten Washington, its old friend or was it an old flame?.....»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: financeJul 31st, 2019Related News