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DTI, manufacturers agree to hold bread, flour prices

THE Department of Trade and Industry said it has convinced some bread and flour manufacturers to stall price increases until the holiday season. The post DTI, manufacturers agree to hold bread, flour prices appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineOct 12th, 2018

DTI, manufacturers agree to hold bread, flour prices

THE Department of Trade and Industry said it has convinced some bread and flour manufacturers to stall price increases until the holiday season. The post DTI, manufacturers agree to hold bread, flour prices appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Manufacturers vow 3-month price freeze

Consumers can expect some reprieve from surging prices as manufacturers have agreed to hold off price hikes in the next three months, a trade official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Economy: Manufacturers to hold off on price hikes until 2017 -- DTI

MANUFACTURERS have promised not to raise prices until the first quarter of 2017, when the impact of foreign exchange movements will be felt, a trade official said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

May, Juncker hold robust Brexit meet, agree new talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPDATED) – Britain and the EU agreed Thursday, February 7, to hold more talks to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, after a "robust" meeting between  Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. A joint statement issued after the talks in Brussels said Juncker had again warned that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Philippine central bank keeps rates steady as inflation cools

MANILA — The Philippine central bank kept its benchmark interest rate steady for a second straight meeting on Thursday, saying inflation risk had fallen on lower crude oil and food prices. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) kept the rate on its overnight reverse repurchase facility on hold at 4.75 percent, as predicted by all 10 […] The post Philippine central bank keeps rates steady as inflation cools appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Will oil prices hold?

Will oil prices hold?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Sudan police break up new protests as opposition leader arrested

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudanese police broke up several protests held after Friday prayers, as security agents arrested a top opposition leader following calls for more demonstrations against a rise in bread prices. Angry crowds have taken to the streets in Khartoum and other cities since December 19 after a government decision ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Sudan journalists strike as more protests urged

KHARTOUM, Sudan – A network of Sudanese journalists went on strike Thursday, December 27, in the wake of deadly protests sparked by a hike in bread prices, while opposition groups called for further rallies. Angry crowds have taken to the streets in the capital Khartoum and several other cities since ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

New chapter awaits LeBron-Warriors rivalry

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com Oakland, Calif. — You cannot engage in a meaningful discussion or debate about the greatest player who ever lived without mentioning a team. They are the gate-crashers of this exclusive party and the shot-callers, the wedge that nudges the verdict away from one player and in the direction of another. They are, quite simply, a better sidekick for Michael Jordan than Scottie Pippen ever was. They are the Golden State Warriors, who ruin it for LeBron James. Or at least, so far anyway. If not for the Warriors, talk show hosts and sports bars and folks at the water cooler who discuss these things would be forced to get their neck hairs up over another touchy subject. Anything but the GOAT. That would be settled. Without the Warriors, LeBron would own more than three championships — everyone would most likely agree to that — and less competition from the immortalized player who went 6-0 in the NBA Finals. Even now, here in his first year with a new team, and astonishingly playing at MVP level just a week away from his 34th birthday, LeBron must deal with a persistent problem. For The King, the Warriors are this recurring kryptonite-mare. Christmas Day will provide LeBron and the Lakers their first shot this season at the winners of the last two NBA titles and three of the last four, all done at the expense of James when he carried the Cavaliers. New team brings the same challenge and a clear sense of reality. LeBron knows he’s up against a wall that’s bigger than the one holding up Congress right now. “We can’t measure ourselves against them,” he said, repeating the same thoughts he held on his first day as a Laker, when he said back in October: “We’ve got a long way to go to get to Golden State.” That “long way” might require the Lakers to put someone else in the shotgun seat for the journey, and that mystery player — Anthony Davis? Kawhi Leonard? Kevin Durant? — is at least a year away, if that. The future, both near and far, involves too many issues and complications and factors, and all of those revolve around LeBron’s stare-down with Father Time. A championship with a third team would weigh in LeBron’s favor against Jordan mainly because it would be accomplished in his mid-30s, at a time when the bodies of even great players begin to squeak. Such high-level consistency is juicing LeBron in the GOAT talk; right now he shows no slow-down with the exception of the occasional defense lapse, and is dropping 27.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.2 assists nightly. He’s a considerable factor, for the first time in his career, beyond the 3-point line, and he still attacks the rim with the intensity of annoyed Draymond Green. Understandably, LeBron has lost three times to two other teams before in the championship round, although one comes with a disclaimer. It was to the peak-time Spurs in 2007 when LeBron was the definition of a one-man show. The next loss to the Spurs was somewhat understandable because San Antonio was solid that season against the Heat; the hiccup against Dirk-led Dallas was less forgiving. It is the Warriors who’ve squirted mustard on the legacy, not because LeBron’s teams were better, but because they’ve beaten him three times. That puts LeBron’s Finals record at 5-6, though not totally his fault, but still cannot compete with MJ’s 6-0. There’s the argument that Jordan never won a championship against anyone on the Warriors’ level; although it’s always tricky to compare eras and teams because of different rules (hand-checking, for one) and trends (three-point shooting, for another), LeBron faced Steph Curry and Kevin Durant the last two summers. Jordan had John Stockton-Karl Malone twice, Gary Payton-Shawn Kemp and Charles Barkley-Kevin Johnson once each. For what it’s worth. That’s all in the past, which is beyond LeBron’s control. Now the discussion will be fixated on the next few years and what he can or cannot do to win a sixth title, which may once again be determined by the Warriors to some degree. “He’s still LeBron James,” said Green. “He’ll boost any team he’s on and he’ll make them a contender. It’s a different look for him, more than what he’s used to, because of the makeup of the team, but they have him and so they’ll be a tough test. Any team with LeBron is a tough test for anyone.” LeBron is bringing Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and also a batch of veterans to the Warriors challenge. It’s a bit daunting, especially since the Lakers have suffered some bad losses lately, to the Wizards, Nets and Grizzlies. Yes, Ingram and Rajon Rondo just returned from injuries. That’s all in the Lakers’ favor. Also consider that the Lakers you see after the All-Star break could be a more accurate version should the young players keep developing and trending up. “We're a team that's trying to get better every week, better every month,” LeBron said. “We want to have championship habits.” But will that make them better than, say, the Oklahoma City Thunder in a playoff series? The Nuggets? Trail Blazers? No one has stepped forth as a solid No. 2 team in the West, assuming the Warriors, despite their record at the moment, remain the clear No. 1. That’s why LeBron’s best chance to repel the Warriors will happen with his next team, not this one. The Warriors haven’t exactly stormed through the season’s first 30 or so games; Curry was hurt, Durant and Green had a spat and even wins against the likes of Dallas, Utah, Sacramento and Orlando were a grind. But for a team like the Warriors, the regular season just gets in the way. Also, at some point they’ll welcome All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the mix. Coach Steve Kerr said: “I really like where we are. I don’t think we’ve played great basketball for a while. I think we started out really well, 10-1, and the last five or six weeks we’ve been through an awful lot with injuries and with just trying to find a rhythm, a chemistry and a groove with the new groups that we put on the floor. So to not be there yet, but to still have the record that we do, I think we are in a good position. I think we are going to get a lot better.” It’s a good time to get a first look at the player who only figured them out once in The Finals. "We've seen him a lot over the last four years," Curry said. Another championship for LeBron would match Jordan’s win total and would liven up the debate. Surely the Warriors will factor in one way or another: their demise at some point, or continued choke-hold. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Philippine central bank pauses, holds key rate after hiking spree

MANILA — A cooling of inflation allowed the Philippine central bank to leave its benchmark interest rate on hold on Thursday after five straight hikes, but it said it was ready to take action if needed to keep prices in check. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) left the rate on its overnight reverse repurchase facility […] The post Philippine central bank pauses, holds key rate after hiking spree appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Bangko Sentral keeps rates on hold as inflation drops

As widely expected, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas kept its key rate unchanged after soaring prices eased for the first time in nearly a year in November......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Oil prices perk up on trade truce, possible OPEC decision | Inquirer Business

A rally in oil prices after a two-month slide indicates traders are betting that OPEC and its allies including Russia will agree to produce less crude. Representatives of oil-producing nations will ho.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Putin: Russia, Saudi agree to renew oil output cuts | Inquirer Business

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that Russia and Opec kingpin Saudi Arabia had agreed to renew a pact on oil production cuts, as crude prices slump on global markets......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

News Briefs: Nov. 27, 2018

Fuel prices fall for 7th week   Crude oil exporters were likely to hold back production as world prices continued to fall amid a supply glut.   Local oil firms cut pump prices for the seventh straight week, leading to the biggest decline in diesel cost at P2.30 per liter and P1.10 per liter for gasoline.   Shell, Caltex, Seaoil, Total, PTT and Eastern Petroleum had announced the price cuts on Monday.   Monitoring by the Department of Energy showed the latest round of price decline brought diesel costs to a range of P38.72 to P43.59 per liter and gasoline to a range of P43.85 to P54.77 per liter. ---Ronnel W. Domingo   Serge Osmea ple...Keep on reading: News Briefs: Nov. 27, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Local air carriers hold ticket price hike

Foreign airlines raised ticket prices this month, while local carriers are holding back on making further increases despite being allowed by regulators to do so in line with higher fuel costs......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

With prices seen easing, BSP now has room to hold off rates — analysts

With soaring prices seen going down in the next months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas can now afford to leave its benchmark rates unchanged until next year, economists said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Indonesia to hold 3-day expo in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 14 Nov.) – The Consulate General of Indonesia in Davao City will hold a three-day expo that will introduce some of its country’s quality export products. Endah R. Yuliarti Farry, consul for information and sociocultural affairs, told Habi at Kape on Wednesday that 20 Indonesian manufacturers of construction and building materials, housewares, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Prices of Noche Buena items steady – DTI

By: Gail T. Momblan PRICES of Noche Buena or Christmas Eve feast items will remain stable until Christmas season, the Department of Trade and Indstry (DTI) in Iloilo said. DTI- Iloilo Director Diosdado Cadena said in a press briefing that manufacturers and distributors “committed” to maintain the prices of noche buena products from October to December. […] The post Prices of Noche Buena items steady – DTI appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Japan, India leaders agree to step up defense, economic ties

TOKYO (AP) --- The leaders of Japan and India have agreed to step up their cooperation in defense, trade and a range or other areas amid China's growing influence in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, agreed Monday to expand arms sales and hold high-level defense talks and joint military exercises. They also signed a second-phase agreement for a Japanese high-speed railway project in India. Their meeting comes immediately after Abe's visit to Beijing, where he met with Chinese leaders. Modi has called for regional unity against protectionism. He arrived Saturday and was invited to Abe's vacation house near Mount Fuji ...Keep on reading: Japan, India leaders agree to step up defense, economic ties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

RFM earnings rise in Q3 on strong sales

RFM CORP. grew its attributable profit by 10% during the third quarter of 2018, as the strong sales of its ice cream, pasta, milk, and flour managed to offset the higher prices of raw materials during the period......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018