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PHL &'145;more attractive' to FDI -- US report

THE PHILIPPINES has become “more attractive” to foreign direct investments (FDI), the US State Department said in a June 29 report, but nagging constraints like limits to foreign ownership, poor infrastructure, corruption and red tape must be addressed to improve competitiveness and ease the conduct of business......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJul 2nd, 2017

Why Canada remains attractive to international students

  WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Canada has increasingly become an attractive destination for international students for two major reasons, according to a Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) 2017 report: relatively attractive tuition fees and a reputation for quality education. The report stated that China and India were the largest source countries of international students in Canada. In 2016, there were 132,000 Chinese students and 80,000 students from India. The Chinese students comprised nearly one-third of all international students in the coutry. Other source countries of international students are France, Nigeria, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. Among OECD (Organisation for Eco...Keep on reading: Why Canada remains attractive to international students.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Philippines becoming more attractive to Chinese firms — report

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is becoming a more attractive destination for Chinese investments, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Philippines becoming more attractive to Chinese firms — report

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is becoming a more attractive destination for Chinese investments, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Source link link: Philippines becoming more attractive to Chinese firms — report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

PHL &'145;more attractive' to FDI -- US report

THE PHILIPPINES has become “more attractive” to foreign direct investments (FDI), the US State Department said in a June 29 report, but nagging constraints like limits to foreign ownership, poor infrastructure, corruption and red tape must be addressed to improve competitiveness and ease the conduct of business......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2017

Train hits, kills 2 cops

CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were fatally struck by a train as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city’s far South Side. Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were pursuing a person heading toward the train tracks when they were hit shortly after 6 p.m. Monday as the commuter train passed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News1 hr. 36 min. ago

UPDATE: Police officer gunned down in Negros Oriental, NPA rebels tagged as suspects

A POLICE officer in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental was gunned down by alleged members of New People’s Army (NPA) on Wednesday morning, according to a police report. Senior Inspector Porferio…READ The post UPDATE: Police officer gunned down in Negros Oriental, NPA rebels tagged as suspects appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News2 hr. 10 min. ago

U.N. expert to PH gov’t: Stop stigma against human rights defenders

MANILA, Philippines – A United Nations (UN) expert on Tuesday, December 18, urged the Philippine government to stop the “public stigmatization” of human rights defenders and immediately address the worrisome rise of violence against them. In a recently published world report, UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

Man dies after getting hit by PNR train

MANILA, Philippines – A man died after getting hit by a Philippine National Railways (PNR) train early Wednesday, December 19. According to PNR's incident report, train officials identified the man as Remy Orlino, a resident of Masumbong town in Zambales. He was sideswiped by a northbound train at 6:20 am, around ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

Lin s big 4th quarter leads Hawks past Wizards, 118-110

By Charles Odum, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Jeremy Lin scored 12 of his 16 points in the final period and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Bradley Beal's 29 points for a 118-110 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Seven players scored in double figures to help the last-place Hawks (7-23) stop a three-game skid. John Collins had 20 points and 13 rebounds, while rookie Trae Young scored 19. Lin's big fourth quarter included a dribble fake that sent Thomas Satoransky falling backward, leaving Lin open for a jumper and a 103-93 lead. Lin added a layup on Atlanta's next possession. Trevor Ariza started at forward and had 19 points in his return to the Wizards. Beal grabbed 10 rebounds. Kevin Huerter's three-pointer pushed Atlanta's lead to 113-98. Ariza hit two late triples to cut it to 116-109, but the Wizards never made another serious threat. Washington guard John Wall, coming off his 40 points and 14 assists in a 128-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time), was scoreless in the first half and finished with 15 points. The Hawks scored the first 10 points and didn't give up the lead until Washington opened the second half with six straight points, including Wall's first points on a short jumper to tie it at 58. Wall's assist set up Thomas Bryant's go-ahead basket for the Wizards' first lead. Following an 82-all tie entering the final period, a jam by Collins gave Atlanta a 95-88 lead. The 33-year-old Ariza was acquired from the Phoenix Suns for forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and guard Austin Rivers in a trade announced Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Ariza played for Washington during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. There was another Washington reunion. Wizards guard Chasson Randle, waived on Nov. 12 (Nov. 13, PHL time), was re-signed to a one-year deal and had seven points. Randle filled the roster spot that opened with the trade for Ariza. TIP-INS Wizards: F Otto Porter Jr. (right knee) missed his fourth straight game. ... F Markieff Morris had seven points and was not listed on the team's injury report after leaving the win over the Lakers with a neck issue. ... C Dwight Howard, an Atlanta native and resident, was with the team for his first road game since back surgery last month. He said he will continue his rehab in Atlanta. Hawks: Collins had another productive game after averaging 22.7 points and 12.4 rebounds in his previous seven. ... Dewayne Dedmon had 13 points and 10 rebounds. .... G Kent Bazemore was fined $10,000 for throwing the ball into the stands and receiving a technical foul in Sunday's (Monday, PHL time) loss at Brooklyn. He had 13 points. UP NEXT Wizards: Play at Houston on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Hawks: Play at New York on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Philippines ranks 8th in list of best countries to be a woman

    MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines ranked eight on best countries to be a woman, the World Economic Forum (WEF) reported.   In the latest Global Gender Gap Index report, the Philippines garnered an average score of 7.99.   According to WEF, Iceland remains at the top of the index with a score of 8.58, making its 10th consecutive year to lead the global ranking.   Norway, Sweden, and Finland ranked second, third, and fourth respectively for the best countries to be a woman.   All three countries are Nordic nations, the WEF said. Norway scored an average of 8.35, Sweden got 8.22 average score, while Finland tallied 8.21. ...Keep on reading: Philippines ranks 8th in list of best countries to be a woman.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 36 min. ago

2 dead after truck falls into Batangas ravine

SAN PEDRO CITY - Two men were killed while at least 11 others were injured after a truck fell off a cliff in Nasugbu, Batangas on Wednesday morning. A report from the Batangas police office identified the fatalities as Steven Mendoza and Earl Bonan, sound system operators employed by the J.S. Mina Sound System. The police said the truck, an Isuzu closed van carrying sound system equipment, was traversing the national road in Barangay Natipuan when it fell off a cliff as it approached a sharp curve, around 6 a.m. Police said there were 13 people on board including the driver, Rodrigo Gonzales, 58, from General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite. Responders rescued Gonzales and the ot...Keep on reading: 2 dead after truck falls into Batangas ravine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 36 min. ago

Cop shot dead by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Negros Oriental

  MANILA, Philippines --- A police officer was shot dead by motorcycle riding gunmen in Barangay Poblacion in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Wednesday.   A report from the Negros Oriental police said Senior Insp. Porferio Gabuya Jr., was inside the San Vicente Ferrer Enterprises along the national highway in the said city when the suspects opened fire with an M4 rifle at around 10:25 a.m.   Gabuya was Deputy Chief of Police for Operations of the Guihulngan City Police Office.   Police said the suspects, who were wearing ski masks and sunglasses, fled after the shooting onboard the motorcycle.   The victim was rushed to the Guihulng...Keep on reading: Cop shot dead by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Negros Oriental.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 36 min. ago

Philippines moves up to 8th in gender gap ranking

The Philippines climbed two places to reach the eighth spot out of 149 countries in this year’s Global Gender Gap Report of the World Economic Forum......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Xi meets with HK, Macau leaders

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping met with the heads of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) who are on duty visits to China. Hong Kong and Macao still have a special status and unique advantages and can still play an irreplaceable role. During the meeting, Xi heard a report […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News13 hr. 57 min. ago

PAGASA spots low pressure area outside PAR

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The state weather bureau is monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In a Facebook Live video past 5 pm on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News19 hr. 23 min. ago

The Global Gender Gap Index 2018

THE PHILIPPINES edged up in the world’s top 10 and took the helm in East Asia and the Pacific in an annual report that tracks how countries have been closing the gap between women and men in more than 70 indicators in the fields of health, education, economy and politics. Read the full story......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News20 hr. 36 min. ago

PHL edges up on gender gap report’s top 10 list

THE PHILIPPINES edged up in the world’s top 10 and took the helm in East Asia and the Pacific in an annual report that tracks how countries have been closing the gap between women and men in more than 70 indicators in the fields of health, education, economy and politics......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News20 hr. 36 min. ago

PH most gender-equal country in Asia – report

PH most gender-equal country in Asia – report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Philippines climbs to No. 8 in 2018 Global Gender Gap report

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines climbed two notches to 8th place in the latest Global Gender Gap report, maintaining its position as one of the most gender equal countries in Asia. The report, released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday, December 18, ranked 149 countries based on 4 categories: ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Marginal improvement in global fight for gender equality – report

MANILA, Philippines – There were "marginal improvements" in the fight for gender equality around the world in 2018, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report released on Tuesday, December 18. The Global Gender Gap Report 2018 released on Tuesday, December 18, showed global performance in sealing the gender equality gap ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018