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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

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

Stocks enter bear territory

The local stock barometer entered bear territory in intraday trading on Tuesday as investors --mostly unnerved by the sharply depreciating peso and the escalating US-China trade war--dumped more eq.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News1 hr. 19 min. ago

BDO Unibank, Bank of Fukuoka tie up to assist Japanese firms in PH

The country's leading lender BDO Unibank has teamed up with Japan's third largest regional bank, Bank of Fukuoka Ltd. (BoF), to serve Japanese firms doing business in the Philippines. BDO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News13 hr. 52 min. ago

Japan airlines change ‘Taiwan’ to ‘China Taiwan’ on websites

TOKYO, Japan — Japan’s two largest airlines have changed “Taiwan” to “China Taiwan” on their Chinese-language websites, officials said Tuesday, sparking an immediate protest from the self-ruled island. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, has demanded that dozens of international airlines make such a change despite US protests at what it called “Orwellian […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Japan, China, South Korea planning next summit

TOKYO - Japan, China and South Korea have begun arranging a trilateral summit meeting aimed to be held within this year, it has been learned. China, the next host country, suggested the meeting, and the Japanese government is expected to accept the suggestion. The summit, if realized, would be the first time the meeting was held twice in a year, following the one held in May in Tokyo. The Japanese government aims to forge solidarity with China and South Korea through the meeting in order to proceed with the denuclearization of North Korea. With the Liberal Democratic Party presidential election scheduled in September, a trilateral meeting is likely to be arranged sometime bet...Keep on reading: Japan, China, South Korea planning next summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

PSE, other Asian markets tumble amid U.S.-China trade war fears

HONG KONG – Fresh fears of a trade war between the world's top two economies sent most Asian markets tumbling on Monday, June 18, after the United States and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of imports. Energy firms were among the biggest losers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Asian equities hit as Trump tariffs spark trade war fears

Fresh fears of a trade war between the world’s top two economies sent most Asian markets tumbling on Monday after the United States and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of imports. Energy firms were among the biggest losers as oil prices plunged ahead of a key OPEC meeting, where Saudi Arabia and […] The post Asian equities hit as Trump tariffs spark trade war fears appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

EAC Houses ITI’s International Peace Launch

By Aljomar P. Ibasco The International Theater Institute (ITI), a global organization for the performing arts, together with the Emilian Community, inaugurated their global peace movement on May 20th and 22nd at the EAC Tanghalang Yaman Lahi Theater. Cultural acts from various artists from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Philippines graced the launching of ITI’s [...] The post EAC Houses ITI’s International Peace Launch appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Bring them on

    Back in the Asian Games for the first time in 36 years, the Philippine Women's volleyball team is itching to take on all of the region's heavyweights early to see exactly where it stands.   Team Philippines wants to be bracketed with the likes of China, South Korea and Japan when the draw happens in the coming weeks.   "Let's bring on the strongest teams right away, so we know where we stand," Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) acting president Peter Cayco said on Thursday night after revealing the country's Fighting 12 for the Games set Aug. 18-Sept. 2 in Indonesia.   "We are not scared of Korea or China, they should be scared ...Keep on reading: Bring them on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Japan firms to introduce electric vehicles in PH

Global auto giants Nissan and Mitsubishi are making a push to introduce their electric vehicles in the Philippines as efforts to promote the local market fall into place, according to an industry g.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Woods to play with No. 1 and 2 in the world at US Open

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Tiger Woods will play the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson, which feels like a grouping of Nos. 1-2-3 in the world ranking. Except that Woods is No. 80. The USGA released its tee times Thursday for the U.S. Open next week at Shinnecock Hills, and it offered two stacked groups for the morning and afternoon. Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy tee off together in the morning of the first round. Woods, Johnson and Thomas are together in the afternoon. This is the 10-year anniversary of the USGA first putting together the Nos. 1-2-3 players in the world at Torrey Pines — Woods, Mickelson and Adam Scott. Woods is playing the U.S. Open for the first time since he missed the cut at Chambers Bay in 2015. He has been out of golf for most of the past two years recovering from back surgeries, and his world ranking fell as low as No. 1,199 until returning to competition last December. In nine PGA Tour events, he has a pair of top 10s and had missed the cut only one time. It will be the first time Woods and Johnson have played together in a major, and their first time in the same group since the opening two rounds of Torrey Pines in 2017 when both missed the cut. That doesn't include the round they played with President Donald Trump the day after Thanksgiving last year. Woods and Thomas have played together only once in competition, at Riviera in the Genesis Open, the only cut Woods has missed this year. But they play occasionally at home in south Florida. Mickelson gets his third crack at Shinnecock Hills, where he was in position to win in 1995 and in 2004. In his first appearance, Mickelson played the par-5 16th in 6 over for the week and finished four shots behind Corey Pavin. The previous time, he briefly had a one-shot lead with two holes to play when he made double bogey on the 71st hole and lost by two shots to Retief Goosen. The U.S. Open is the only major Mickelson lacks for the career Grand Slam. McIlroy and Spieth also have three legs of the career Slam, with McIlroy missing the Masters and Spieth lacking the PGA Championship. This will be the fifth time Spieth and McIlroy, the two biggest attractions among the younger generation, play together in a major. Mickelson previously has played with McIlroy four times in the majors, including the 2011 U.S. Open that McIlroy won by eight shots for his first major, and the 2013 British Open that Mickelson won at Muirfield. The USGA went with an All-Spain group for Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm and Rafa Cabrera Bello; and All-Asian group with Li Haotong of China, Si Woo Kim of South Korea and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand; and an All-England group featuring Tyrrell Hatton, Danny Willett and Ian Poulter. Six spots have been set aside for those who get into the top 60 in the world this week, though only two players, Emiliano Grillo and Byeong Hun An, are assured of that and only one other player can make the top 60 by winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic. The top of the order for alternates come from Japan (Rikuya Hoshino), Tennessee (Scott Piercy) and Ohio (Ted Potter Jr.), but that's only to fill vacant spots. If a qualifier were to withdraw, his spot would be taken by the alternate from his sectional site......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the nanhai.haiwainet.cn website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Mattis: US may take more steps vs China over militarization

From left, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and China's People's Liberation Army's Academy of Military Science Deputy President He Lei.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Asia energy firms dive with oil, Trump-Kim hopes provide optimism

Hong Kong, China — Energy firms plunged with oil prices in Asia Monday after Saudi Arabia and Russia signaled they could lift output, while indications Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un could be back on provided support to equity markets. Both main contracts tanked on Friday after Saudi oil minister Khaled al-Faleh said his […] The post Asia energy firms dive with oil, Trump-Kim hopes provide optimism appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018