Japan, China firms eager to enter Phl

MANILA, Philippines - Japanese and Chinese companies are looking at investing and partnering with Philippine firms amid the bright prospects brought about by.....»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarFeb 22nd, 2017

5 foreign firms eye PH telco sector

China Telecom Corp. isn’t the only foreign company interested in becoming the Philippines’ third telco player, a senior government official said. Eliseo Rio, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) officer-in-charge, told reporters on Wednesday that five firms from Japan, Korea, China, Australia and the United States were looking at investing in the country. “Iba [...] The post 5 foreign firms eye PH telco sector appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Laura Lehmann fails to make it to Miss World top 15

Miss Philippines Laura Lehmann failed to enter Miss World 2017's top 15 during the pageant's grand finale held in Sanya, China on Saturday evening. Following are the candidates who advanced to the top 15: El Salvador: Fatima Cuellar England: Stephanie Hill France: Aurore Kichenin India: Manushi Chhillar Indonesia: Achintya Holte Nielsen Jamaica: Solange Sinclair Japan: Haruka Yamashita Kenya: Magline Jeruto Macau: Cloe Lan Wan-Ling Mexico: Andrea Meza Mongolia: Enkhjin Tseveendash Nigeria: Ugochi Ihezue Russia: Polina Popova South Africa: Ad van Heerden South Korea: Ha-eun Kim The 24-year-old former UAAP courtside reporter was earl...Keep on reading: Laura Lehmann fails to make it to Miss World top 15.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Japan reaches out to ASEAN startups

MANILA, Philippines – Japan is playing catch-up in the vibrant and growing startup community in Southeast Asia, after another Asian giant, China, has been leading in funding and engaging with technology-based firms in the region. In the past two years, the share of Japanese venture investment into member countries of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Twitter-happy Trump to enter China’s Great Firewall

US President Donald Trump has tweeted energetically throughout his Asian tour so far, but in China he will likely be one of a select few to skirt the country's ban on his cherished website. The Twitter-happy president has fired off a slew of posts -- on both domestic and international issues -- since he started his trip in Japan and moved on to South Korea on Tuesday. But when he lands in China on Wednesday, Trump will enter the so-called "Great Firewall" of online censorship that monitors people's internet habits and blocks websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google. Chinese can face fines or even jail time for unfavorable social media posts. Authorities have further tig...Keep on reading: Twitter-happy Trump to enter China’s Great Firewall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

China, Japan Firms Interested to Construct the Mindanao Railway System — NEDA

China, Japan Firms Interested to Construct the Mindanao Railway System — NEDA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2016

‘Chinese hackers targeting US firms connected to South China Sea’

MANILA, Philippines — A suspected Chinese cyber espionage group has been targeting American companies that have involvement in the South China Sea, according.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News17 hr. 42 min. ago

China aims to be top Phl goods importer

MANILA, Philippines — China is seeking to dislodge Japan as the top importer of Philippine products as the relationship between Beijing and Manila continues.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

US firms woo PH partners amid China push

The head of a US business delegation rated the Philippines' as one of the most attractive destinations for foreign direct investments owing to the country's positive economic prospects, and urged local stakeholders to work more closely with American firms on the technology front. In an interview, Ambassador Michael Michalak of the US-Asean Business Council said he had led a group of US business people to meet with government officials and learn more about the plans of the Duterte administration for the Philippines. "We were all impressed by what we heard from the economic managers," he said. "If only half of what they said they would do would happen, that would make the country ver...Keep on reading: US firms woo PH partners amid China push.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Solon cautions gov’t on loans from China

MAGDALO Rep. Gary Alejano has questioned the government’s decision to enter a loan agreement with China using the country’s natural resources as collateral. Alejano called for transparency on this loan to determine if it will be beneficial or detrimental to the people who will be the one paying for the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Local, foreign firms eye integrated facility for liquefied natural gas

MANILA, Philippines – Four local and foreign companies expressed interest to develop an integrated  liquefied natural gas (LNG)  facility in the Philippines, following the issuance of the downstream natural gas industry policy, said the Department of Energy (DOE). Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido said Tokyo Gas, China National Offshore ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

IBP mulls Writ of Kalikasan vs Chinese builders of artificial islands

BAGUIO CITY — The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is exploring possibilities of filing a Writ of Kalikasan against firms contracted by China to build artificial islands at the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Japan aircon maker: ‘Changing’ investment climate forces production out of PH

                One of the country's leading firms in the airconditioning industry could not convince its Japanese parent company to put up a production hub in the Philippines, partly because investors feel they are "not protected" under the constantly changing investment climate.   At the sidelines of a press conference on Friday, top officials of Daikin Airconditioning Philippines Inc. complained about the lack of long term continuity in the country's policies, noting that investors want to see the rules that are sustained beyond one administration.   Partly because of this, they said their parent com...Keep on reading: Japan aircon maker: ‘Changing’ investment climate forces production out of PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Palace: ‘It is up to China to fulfill its promises’

Malacañang on Friday reacted to a Social Weather Stations poll showing “neutral” net trust in China, as opposed to “very good” net trust in the United States and Japan. The Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey released last Wednesday showed showed the Asian power with a +7 net trust among Filipino respondents, following negative ratings […] The post Palace: ‘It is up to China to fulfill its promises’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Gilas Pilipinas back as 30th-best team in the world

Gilas is back as one of the 30 best teams in the world. After dropping to 31st following the first window of the Asian Qualifiers, the Philippines is up one spot in the latest FIBA rankings released at the end of the second window this week. Gilas Pilipinas is 30th in the world after going 1-1 in February, losing to Australia in Melbourne and beating Japan at home. With 254.8 points, Gilas is fourth in Asia behind Australia (no. 10), Iran (no. 24), and China (no.28). The Philippines is also ahead of bitter rival South Korea. The Koreans are 31st with 229.2 points. There's no movement at the top of the rankings as the United States and Spain kept their no. 1 and no. 2 rankings respectively. France is up one spot for third, replacing Serbia which dropped to fourth. Argentina complete the top 5. The Philippines will see action in late June and early July against Taipei and the Boomers to complete the third and final window of the first round. Gilas is through to the second round of the Asian Qualifiers.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Joint exploration with China is co-ownership, says Duterte

Call it "co-ownership," President Rodrigo Duterte said of China's offer of "joint exploration" of the resources in disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.   It's better than going to war, Mr. Duterte said on Wednesday in a speech during the inauguration of the Bahay Pag-asa housing site in Marawi City.   The President, who has been criticized for being too soft on China's territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea, the part of the South China Sea within the country's 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ), said he had no desire to enter into a battle that could result in the "massacre" of Filipino soldiers.   "It's like co-ownership. It's like ...Keep on reading: Joint exploration with China is co-ownership, says Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Antitrust body clears Japanese companies’ acquisition deal

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp.’s acquisition of substantial assets in Takata Corp. In its decision signed Feb. 27, the antitrust body’s mergers and acquisitions office found that the transaction between the Japan-based firms “does not result in substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market.” “There are no product […] The post Antitrust body clears Japanese companies’ acquisition deal appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

No collateral needed for China loans

THE country’s islands and other territories will not be offered as collaterals for securing loans from China to cover the Duterte administration’s infrastructure initiatives, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said yesterday. At 2 percent to 3 percent interest per year, loans from China are more expensive than loans offered by Japan….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

PH lawyers’ group to test case at SC vs China

BAGUIO CITY --- The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is studying whether it could file a writ of kalikasan in the Supreme Court (SC) against firms contracted by China to build artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea, according to its president. Lawyer Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo, who attended the IBP north Luzon legal aid meeting and international humanitarian law seminar here, said the China buildup would have required its contractors to dredge corals to build the platforms that support the islands. The massive land reclamation project of China in West Philippine Sea damaged nine coral reefs which would require thousand of years to recover, he said, citing informati...Keep on reading: PH lawyers’ group to test case at SC vs China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Blatche heard the bashers so he bounced back big time for Gilas

MANILA, Philippines --- Andray Blatche has been subject of criticism for his continued struggles in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifers. Well, he heard all of those and responded Sunday with his best game so far for Gilas Pilipinas, leading the Philippines to a pulsating 89-84 win over the visiting Japanese at the MOA Arena here. Blatche submitted his finest performance of these Asian Qualifiers so far, going for a team-high 18 points on top of 16 rebounds and five assists. The naturalized Filipino was emotional after a game, letting out a passionate roar at midcourt as the Philippines defended homecourt anew. Gilas is also through to the next round of the Qualifiers with the win. "It felt great. To advance, and definitely for being bashed the last 36-48 hours, [it felt great] just to get a win and get some of it off my shoulders," he said. "[It felt great] just to know I was able to help us get to the second round," Blatche added. Blatche has been through a tough stretch for the Philippines. In the opening window back in February, an out-of-shape Blatche played his worst game in a Pilipinas jersey against Taipei. This time around, Blatche is in better shape but is coming off an injury. The two games against Australia and Japan were his first pair of acutal in-game action since last year. "It feels great. For me, it actually feels great to get this win and play sort of well," he said. "t's been a long time since I've been playing on the court, just my second game since the first [window]. But this big for us to advance in the second round, I'm about to go back to China and start the [CBA] playoffs," Blatche added. With a better performance this time out, Blatche is not overly concerned about his critics. He says they'll find new ways to bash him. However, he's concerned about getting better for Gilas and the third window plust the second round of the Qualifiers will be the perfect place for him to once again prove that the trust placed on him is worth it. "I feel like I could do a lot better. It's a rhythm thing, I'm starting to get my rhythm back, starting to get my legs back. It was for of me trusting my injury, I left it alone and said forget it, if I hurt mysef I hurt myself. It's about confidence," he said. " I'm sure they're [bashers] going to find something else. But you know, all I can do is to continue getting better, stay focused," Blatce added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

China says new US sanctions threaten cooperation over North Korea

China reacted with anger on Saturday to new US sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on nuclear-equipped North Korea, saying the unilateral targeting of Chinese firms and people risked harming cooperation on the problem. Source link link: China says new US sanctions threaten cooperation over North Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018