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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

Japan’s megabanks bolstering services in Southeast Asia, betting on jolt to regional growth

BANGKOK -- Japan's three megabanks --- MUFG Bank, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC) --- are ramping up services for local companies and Japan-affiliated firms in Southeast Asia amid expectations economic activity in the region will get a shot in the arm from the abolition, in principle, of tariffs among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year. The megabanks' approach also reflects forecasts that the trend of businesses shifting factories from China to Asean members as a spillover effect of U.S.-China trade friction will accelerate. On Wednesday, MUFG held a "business matching fair" that brought together corporate clients in Bangkok. Th...Keep on reading: Japan’s megabanks bolstering services in Southeast Asia, betting on jolt to regional growth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Gold medal winner Saso eyes Youth Olympics next

JAKARTA — Yuka Saso, owner of an individual gold in golf at the 18th Asian Games that also towed the women’s team to the crown, intends to bring her winning act to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires is hosting in October. The Filipino-Japanese was still in could nine over the double-gold victory on Sunday but she couldn’t wait to buckle down to serious training for the YOG. The Asian Games gold medals were  overwhelming for Saso and teammates Bianca Pagdanganan and Louis Kay Go that they could not seem to get over their success that easily. “These [gold medals] are really, really big. The Asian Games are like the Olympics,” Saso, 17, said. “I’m proud of myself, my team and everyone who supported us.” Their coach, Rick Gibson, a journeyman on the Asian Tour who has won the fabled Philippine Open, was as ecstatic as the young girls. “Unbelievable,” Gibson said. “Wow, these girls!” “It’s my honor to be part of the team, to be part of NGAP [National Golf Associaton of the Philippines] and put the pieces [of these championship team together.” Saso’s path to the gold medal—and so as the team’s—were laced with sheer talent and destiny. An eagle-3 in the 18th and final hole coupled with the collapse of erstwhile leader Liu Wenbo, who had a quadruple bogey in the same hole, spelled a double victory for the Philippines four days after weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the country’s first gold. The 17-year-old Saso was in her best form when it mattered most at the Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club course, rallying from four shots down to end a gold medal drought that started after Ramon Brobio won the men’s individual title in the 1986 Seoul Games. Pagdanganan also clinched bronze in individual play as the Philippines dominated the podium for the first time in the Games.  “I just never lost faith in myself and I never doubted this team form the beginning,” Saso said. “We are all fighters and we really fought hard for our country.” Although still in their teens, Gibson said Saso and her teammates already possess the experience to excel under pressure and win major tournaments. “Yuka is a US NCAA champion. She has the makings of a world champion,” Gibson said. Gibson confided that it was only Pagdanganan and Go who walked the course ahead of the Games. “Yuka? She didn’t join the two girls. But she knows the course, she played there three years ago,” he said. The YOG are set October 6 to 18 and Gibson said Saso is eager to get back to the course and prepare herself for another gold. Saso’s No. 48 world ranking qualified her for the YOG. She will be joined by Luis Miguel Castro, who also played here in the Games along with Lloyd Jeferson Go and Ruperto Zaragoza but finished eighth behind Japan, China and South Korea. “The girls have shown that Filipinos could win in the Asian Games,” Gibson said. “It was a great day for Filipinos.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Tan-led Infracorp eyes O& M partner for Skytrain

INFRACORP Development, Inc. is currently looking for an operations and maintenance (O&M) partner for its P3.5-billion Skytrain project, saying it is speaking with several firms from Austria, France, Japan and China. The post Tan-led Infracorp eyes O&M partner for Skytrain appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

EU data protection may trigger global ripple effect

PARIS, France – The EU's new data protection rules that enter into force later this month are having an impact around the world as firms, including in the United States and China, move to comply. While all firms globally are required to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

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

Asian business confidence wallows near 3-year low on trade worries

SINGAPORE — A very cautious optimism remains among Asian companies in the fourth quarter as they wait to see whether there will be any breakthrough in a trade dispute between the United States and China, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed. Representing the six-month outlook of 84 firms, the Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index edged […] The post Asian business confidence wallows near 3-year low on trade worries appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News9 hr. 14 min. ago

Japan to Buy More Stealth Jets, Radar to Counter China, Russia

TOKYOJapan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters, long-range missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support U.S. forces facing China's military in the Weste.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News20 hr. 27 min. ago

Japan to Buy More Stealth Jets, Radar to Counter China, Russia

TOKYOJapan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters, long-range missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support U.S. forces facing China's military in the Weste.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Japan to buy more stealth jets, radar to counter China, Russia

TOKYO—Japan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters, long-range missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support U.S. forces facing China’s military in the Western Pacific, two new government defense papers said. The plans are the clearest indication yet of Japan’s ambition to become a regional power as a military build-up by […] The post Japan to buy more stealth jets, radar to counter China, Russia appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei

  BEIJING --- While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan, which limit use of technology from the biggest global supplier of network switching gear. This week, Japan's cybersecurity agency said Huawei and other vendors deemed risky will be off-limits for government purchases. None has released evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei, which denies it is a risk and has operated a labo...Keep on reading: Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

China firms up $4.4-B iron, steel project as biggest investment in Philippines

The Philippine government signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese companies for the joint implementation of the “Philippine Iron and Steel Project” in Misamis Oriental......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

ONE Championship: Jomary Torres is eager to pick herself up after bowing to Mei Yamaguchi

Experiencing two defeats in a row is not the ideal way that a mixed martial artist would want to end a year, but that is exactly how Jomary "The Zamboanginian Fighter" Torres is wrapping up her 2018.   Torres started the year with a bang, scoring a 40-second knockout victory over Team Lakay's April Osenio at ONE: GLOBAL SUPERHEROES in Manila, Philippines last January.   She then made a trip back to the cage eight months later against Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Expectations were high for Torres, but the Filipina was outplayed at every turn by Lumban Gaol, yielding to the Indonesian hometown hero by unanimous decision.   With the goal to redeem herself and conclude the year on a triumphant note after suffering her first career loss in the sport, she took the challenge of facing former ONE World Title challenger Mei "V.V" Yamaguchi of Japan at ONE: DESTINY OF CHAMPIONS at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last Friday, 7 December.   Yamaguchi showcased her edge in experience and skills as she outworked Torres in both the striking and ground game departments over the course of three rounds, cruising to a clear-cut unanimous decision.   Although Torres did not get what she wished for, the 22-year-old native of Zamboanga City finds comfort with the thought of going the distance against a battle-tested martial artist such as Yamaguchi.   "To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future," she stated.   "This is definitely a great learning experience for me. I gave everything I have, but it didn't quite work out. I knew I was a big underdog, but I stepped up and went all-out against her.”   She concedes that her Japanese opponent was simply the better woman, suggesting that her cage meeting with Yamaguchi will be supplemental to her journey as an athlete in mixed martial arts.   "It's a huge help to have been able to compete against someone of Mei Yamaguchi's caliber. She's a former ONE World Title contender,” she said. "She was the better lady that night, but that's part of being an athlete. I will learn and improve.”   Her first three impressive bouts in the world's largest martial arts organization convinced observers that Torres is a special competitor in the women’s atomweight division of ONE Championship.   Despite the string of setbacks, Torres plans on living up to her potential, believing that better days are definitely ahead in her young career.   "I have a great career ahead of me. The loss will only make me a better competitor moving forward," she vowed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Cigarette-making machinery the latest front in government’s war on smuggling

CIGARETTE-MAKING machines from China continue to enter the country, following the discovery of unregulated cigarette factories, the Department of Finance (DoF) said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Katarina Rodriguez s Miss World journey: Taking risks, staying true to herself

MANILA, Philippines – Miss World 2018 concluded on Saturday, December 8 in Sanya, China with Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon succeeding India's Manushi Chhillar. (READ: Who is Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Miss World 2018? ) The Philippines' bet Katarina Rodriguez failed to enter the Top 30 of the competition  – a surprise to many since she was touted as one of the ladies ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

[OPINION] Promises and pitfalls of cool Japan in Philippine geo-politics

In November, pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) released its 2018 3rd Quarter Social Survey . Among its findings is increased opposition to government inaction on China's intrusion, the sentiment of 84% of Filipinos. The surey results also showed that 87% of Filipinos believe it's important for the Philippines to regais control of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Katarina Rodriguez ends journey in Miss World 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Katarina Rodriguez ended her journey in the Miss World 2018 pageant held at Sanya, China, on Saturday, December 8. Katarina failed to enter the Top 30 of the competition. The contestants who made it are the following: Anahí HORMAZABAL - Chile Anukreethy VAS - India Anne Murielle RAVINA - Mauritius Vanessa ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018