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BANK ADVISORIES | BDO, BPI, PSBank announce holiday sked

Banco de Oro, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Bank and PS Bank have issued advisories to guide customers on their extended hours and special schedule for the busy holiday season......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonDec 21st, 2017

PSBank announces holiday bank schedules

PSBank announced on Thursday that all of its branches would be closed but its automated teller machines (ATM) would be open on Dec. 25. PSBank said in its advisory that its 613 ATMs and online services would be available during Christmas Day to cater to the needs of its customers. Payroll services, bills payments, and… link: PSBank announces holiday bank schedules.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

PSBank branches closed for Chinese New Year

All PSBank branches will be closed on February 16 for the Chinese New Year but the bank said all its 609 ATMs will be online and PSBank Mobile and PSBank Online (Internet banking) will remain available......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Most Asian currencies hold steady

MOST ASIAN CURRENCIES barely budged in thin holiday trade on Tuesday, with the Chinese yuan briefly rallying to a 3-1/2-month high before retreating on corporate dollar demand. China’s central bank lifted its official yuan midpoint to the highest level in over three months at 6.5416 per dollar, reflecting a strong spot yuan performance a day […] The post Most Asian currencies hold steady appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Banks Issue Holiday Advisories

Select branches of Sy-led Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. (BDO) will be operating on shortened hours for several days this coming Christmas holidays. In an advisory, BDO said shortened banking hours in selected mall branches... The post Banks Issue Holiday Advisories appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Banks announce holiday schedules

Banks announce holiday schedules.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Christmas 2017 bank schedules

Please refresh this page for updates. MANILA, Philippines – Some bank branches will have extended hours for the 2017 holiday season, though they will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) 119 BPI and 49 BPI Family Savings Bank (BFSB) branches will have extended banking ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank Branches Extend Banking Hours This Christmas Season

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and BPI Family Savings Bank (BFSB) announced today that it will extend branch operations during the holiday season. On weekdays from December 8, 2017 to January 3, 2018, 119... The post BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank Branches Extend Banking Hours This Christmas Season appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Dream house for Edgar Allan’s mom

What would you give your loved ones this holiday season? What would you like to receive this year? What's your most memorable Christmas? Edgar Allan Guzman shares his Christmas wish with the Inquirer: "I was able to buy a piece of land a few years ago. Now, I'm raising money for the house that I want to build there. I'm saving for it, because I don't want to borrow the money from the bank. This year, it will be all about my mom. I will gift her with a check. I want her to be involved in the construction of our house. I'm sure she will be thrilled." ---MARINEL R. CRUZ...Keep on reading: Dream house for Edgar Allan’s mom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Holiday cheer, better global outlook fuel rise in business confidence in Q4 – BSP

Businesses turned more optimistic in the last three months of the year amid expectations of increased purchases for Christmas and improving global conditions that will fuel stronger exports, the central bank reported Tuesday (Nov. 28)......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

Holiday cheer lifts business sentiment

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter BUSINESSES turned more optimistic in the last three months of the year amid expectations of increased purchases for Christmas and improving global conditions that will fuel stronger exports, the central bank reported yesterday, noting that generally better readings in its latest survey could signal that overall economic growth […] The post Holiday cheer lifts business sentiment appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

LIST: Bank schedules during ASEAN Summit

MANILA, Philippines — Several banks announced their schedule of operations during the three-day holiday in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Pampanga in view of the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

PSBank profit steady at P1.88 B in 9 months

MANILA, Philippines — Listed Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) recorded a steady growth in earnings in the first nine months as it focuses on the retail marke.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

PhilRatings gives PSBank top grade

PHILIPPINE SAVINGS Bank (PSBank) bagged the top corporate rating from a Manila-based debt watcher, with its solid loan growth and a stable funding profile supporting the bank’s creditworthiness. The listed lender announced yesterday that it secured a PRS Aaa (corp.) rating from the Philippine Rating Services Corp. (PhilRatings), or the highest corporate credit rating on […] The post PhilRatings gives PSBank top grade appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Anger as Swedish neo-Nazis prepare for Yom Kippur march – Al Jazeera

Swedish anti-racist politicians, watchdog groups and Jewish organisations have expressed anger as self-professed National Socialists prepare for a rally slated to take place on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in the country's second-largest city. The Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM), which anti-racist organisations describe as neo-Nazis, is holding a demonstration on September 30 in Gothenburg, which is located on Sweden's western coast. They have dubbed the event &'8220;Revolt against the traitors&'8221;. The event will be a rally against &'8220;the politicians in the Swedish parliament as well as the European Parliament&'8221; who &'8220;have flung our nation's borders wide open to an unprecedented invasion&'8221;, the NRM said in a statement, referring to the country's acceptance of refugees and migrants fleeing war and economic devastation in recent years. The statement added, &'8220;Today's politicians and journalists are nothing short of robbers and traitors!&'8221; At the time of publication, the NRM had not replied to Al Jazeera's repeated requests for additional comment. Linda Snecker, a spokesperson for Sweden's Left Party, described the NRM as &'8220;a threat against our democracy and open society&'8221;. Speaking to Al Jazeera by telephone, she said, &'8220;It's a threat against all of us who are anti-racists, who are feminists, [and those] who celebrate LGBTQ society. The neo-Nazis are a threat against all of those values that we believe and fight for.&'8221; Police have changed the NRM's planned route, prompting the group to hold a flash demonstration in Gothenburg on September 17, with some 60 demonstrators marching through the city centre. In a video posted on the NRM's YouTube channel, the demonstrators waved flags and chanted against immigration. When angry passers-by confronted them, an NRM protester threw a woman to the pavement. Although the NRM has been active for two decades, Snecker said the group is attempting to capitalise on the rise of the far-right Sweden Democrats Party, which has 49 seats in the national legislature, and the wave of far-right populism that has hit parts of Europe and the US in recent years. &'8220;Their agenda is violence, to scare people, to show you can't protest against them and that they have a violent capacity,&'8221; she said. &'8220;That's really scary.&'8221; The demonstration was set to pass near a synagogue in the city centre, which has prompted faith leaders to express concern for the city's Jewish community. However, a court ruled on Monday that the route would have to be changed. Aron Verstandig, chairman of The Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, and Allan Stutzinky, chairman of the Jewish Community in Gothenburg, decried the police's decision to grant the NRM a permit in an opinion article published by the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper earlier this month. &'8220;Aside from out of fear for our own security, it evokes uncomfortable associations for us Jews. During the Holocaust, it wasn't unusual for the German Nazis to conduct their horrendous atrocities on the most important days of the Jewish calendar,&'8221; they wrote. Henrik Dahlberg, a media spokesperson for the City of Gothenburg, said it does not have the legal authority to prevent the march from taking place. &'8220;Demonstrations such as this one have a very strong protection in the Swedish constitution,&'8221; he told Al Jazeera by email. &'8220;Therefore, the march in and of itself cannot be stopped.&'8221; In 2016, the anti-racist magazine Expo documented 3,064 instances of neo-Nazi activities in Sweden. The bulk of the activities involved spreading propaganda, such as distributing flyers and posting stickers. In a December 2016 study that examined the profiles of 159 NRM members, Expo found that more than a quarter of them had previously been charged with violent crimes, while 56 percent had been convicted of a crime. Explaining that the group had grown in recent years, Expo added that a third of active NRM members in 2015 had not previously had any documented connections to neo-Nazi organisations. Last week, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven called for action to combat the rise in far-right activity in the country. &'8220;When we now see an escalation of these extremist forces, and we are moving towards a normalization of racist parties too, then we must do something,&'8221; he said. Daniel Wiklander, Expo's acting managing editor, described the NRM's upcoming demonstration as &'8220;an outrage&'8221;. Wiklander explains that the NRM draws on the ideological traditions of the German National Socialists, American white supremacist groups that were prevalent in the 1980s and other European fascist organisations that were active in the lead-up to and during World War II. &'8220;At this point, it's the only national socialist organisation, but they exist within a larger white nationalist and far-right alignment,&'8221; he said. &'8220;For a long time, they were a fringe movement because they were very hostile to [far-right] competition and mostly stuck to their own. In the last 10 years, they've [benefited from] different [white supremacist] groups coming together.&'8221; The NRM was founded as the Swedish Resistance Movement in 1997 by Klas Lund, who has previously spent time in prison for bank robbery and manslaughter for the 1986 killing of an anti-racist organiser who intervened to stop the harassment of migrants. More recently, the NRM has established a branch in neighbouring Finland, where its members have attacked anti-racist demonstrations and LGBTQ pride events. The group advocates Sweden's exit from the European Union, the mass deportation of all refugees and migrants and what it describes as &'8220;Nordic self-sufficiency&'8221; based on National Socialist ideology, among other far-right policies. In July 2017, a court in [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

PSBank bottom line up 1.7%

MANILA, Philippines - The net income of Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) climbed 1.7 percent as it continues to strengthen its retail business without increa.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2017

PH bank holiday on Monday, June 12

PH bank holiday on Monday, June 12.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 9th, 2017

Philippine bank holiday on Monday, June 12

Philippine bank holiday on Monday, June 12.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 9th, 2017

PSBank earns 18% more in Q1

MANILA, Philippines - Thrift bank Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) posted an 18 percent rise in net income in the first three months, driven by higher core r.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2017

From ‘happily ever after’ to hell – CNN News

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their &'8220;happily ever after&'8221; through a Muslim dating site. But instead of bringing love and contentment, their marriage left Islam trapped in a living nightmare. Fast forward four years &'8212; and three husbands &'' and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Muslima.com. Mitat dreamed of a career as a fashion designer, and saw a British husband as a way out of her drab existence in the Moroccan town of Oujda, near the Algerian border. Months after their first online encounter, Khalil traveled to Morocco with a woman he said was his sister. He met Mitat's family, and proposed marriage, showing them bank statements to prove his intentions were serious. &'8220;He was a normal person,&'8221; Mitat recalls, though she says he did make her swap her regular choice of clothing &'8212; tight jeans and t-shirts &'' for long dresses. After they were married, the couple traveled to Dubai, and from there to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to meet Ahmed's family. Mitat says she only stayed in Afghanistan for a month, because of the security situation there, before returning home to Morocco. Khalil went back to Dubai, but shortly afterward he called her with news. &'8220;He told me had a job in Turkey,&'8221; she says, &'8220;and we're going to go for a holiday too, me and him.&'8221; The &'8220;holiday&'8221; got off to a strange start. Instead of heading to a resort or a hotel, the couple flew to Gaziantep, on southern Turkey's border with Syria. A certified copy of Ahmed Khalil's passport shows his birthplace as Kabul in Afghanistan. A man who spoke only Turkish drove them to a house full of men, women and children. The women and children were in one room, the men in another, Mitat says. She was confused, and asked the other women where they were going. &'8220;We're going hijra,&'8221; they explained. To Syria. Hijra was the journey of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers, the fledgling Muslim community, from Mecca to Medina in 622 to escape persecution. In a modern context, it signifies escape from the tyranny of the enemies of Islam to the realm of the faithful. &'8220;When we were in Dubai he told me, 'I have for you a surprise, but I will give it to you in Turkey.' This is the surprise: to go in Syria,&'8221; she says. When she objected, Khalil's response was blunt. &'8220;You are my wife and you have to obey me,&'8221; she says he told her. Mitat says she wanted to tell Turkish border officials about her predicament, but says that as she and the others approached the Syrian border, the guards opened fire so they ran into Syria. When asked about the incident on the border, a Turkish police spokesman said he could not share information about individual cases. Once inside the country, they headed to the nearby town of Jarablus, to a guesthouse for &'8220;muhajarin&'8221; &'8212; those who were making hijra to the so-called caliphate &'' like them. Mitat says the place was packed with people from &'8220;everywhere&'8221; &'8212; the UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. No sooner had they arrived, than Khalil was sent off for a month of military training, leaving Mitat, who was now pregnant, behind. Once he'd been trained, ISIS sent Khalil to fight. He was killed on his first day, in the battle of Kobani. After his death, Mitat says she was terrified and didn't know what to do; banned from talking to ordinary Syrians, she was forced to stay within the muhajirin community. She moved in with her husband's brother and his family, who had also traveled to Syria, but when her brother-in-law was killed too, ISIS moved her into a guesthouse, where she stayed until her son, Abdullah, was born. As Kurdish fighters closed in, ISIS told Mitat she had to marry again and get out of the area to safety, so she wed a friend of her first husband, a man known as Abu Talha Al-Almani (his name means &'8220;the German&'8221;). He took her to Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, before moving again, this time to Raqqa as Kurdish forces closed in. A month after they got there, Mitat says she divorced Abu Talha because he wouldn't let her leave the house. She says fear played a major role in her decision not to leave immediately. Islam says she was told that other people who tried to leave had their children taken away, or were forced into weeks of intense Islamic studies. All the while, Mitat was trying to escape with little Abdullah. ISIS did its best to keep her and other muhajarin away from local Syrians who might help them, and smugglers hesitated to help, because they faced execution if caught. Others asked exorbitant fees &'8212; as much as USD $5,000 &'8212; according to Mitat. Eventually ISIS compelled her to marry for a third time, this time to a man who Mitat describes as a gentle soul, called Abu Abdallah Al-Afghani. This name &'' given to him by ISIS &'8212; indicates he was of Afghan origin. Mitat, though, says he was Indian, and that his mother lived in Australia. She says he [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Gov't aims to name new BSP chief in four weeks

HONG KONG -- The Philippines plans to announce its next central bank governor in three or four weeks’ time, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told Reuters on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 30th, 2017