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Nov. remittance growth fastest in over 8 years

CASH REMITTANCES surged ahead of the holidays in November last year at the fastest pace in over eight years, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday, taking the year-to-date tally closer to the central bank’s estimate for 2016......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Residential property price growth slows in Q3

Residential property price growth slows in Q3.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2017

Retire or fight back? MMA stars offer advice to Ronda Rousey

div>GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer /div> div>  /div> div>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey is taking time off to ponder her future after her 48-second loss in her comeback fight at UFC 207. /div> div>  /div> div>Amanda Nunes thinks Rousey must retire. /div> div>Jon Jones believes Rousey should fight again. /div> div>  /div> div>The UFC's biggest names offered strong opinions about Rousey's future Saturday, a day after Nunes punched Rousey into submission in less than a minute. Rousey (12-2), once the most dominant fighter in the sport, has now lost two straight boutss 13 months apart, looking unprepared and overmatched against both Holly Holm and Nunes. /div> div>  /div> div>After Nunes easily defended the bantamweight belt once held by Rousey, the champion encouraged Rousey to move on. /div> div>  /div> div>'That's it for her,' Nunes said Friday night. 'For sure, she's going to retire. She can't take it anymore. If she wants the rematch, I'm going to do the same thing, because she can't take my punches.' /div> div>  /div> div>Other major figures in mixed martial arts disagree. /div> div>Jones was arguably the most feared fighter in the sport before failing a drug test last summer. The suspended former light heavyweight champion took to Twitter on Saturday to encourage Rousey. /div> div>  /div> div>'My advice to Ronda would be to pick yourself up and try again,' Jones wrote. 'I think it's important for Ronda to show her fans how great she truly is by displaying her courage and giving it another try.' /div> div>  /div> div>Rousey declined to promote her comeback bout, and she refused to discuss her loss with fans or reporters after making a guaranteed $3 million along with undisclosed millions in bonuses and pay-per-view revenue from the UFC's year-end show. She issued a statement to ESPN on Saturday. /div> div>  /div> div>'Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year,' Rousey wrote. /div> div>  /div> div>'However, sometimes — even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly — it doesn't work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women's division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda. /div> div>  /div> div>'I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.' /div> div>  /div> div>Nunes acknowledged feeling sorry for Rousey after landing 27 punches on the former champion in just 48 seconds. Nunes believes the cumulative stress of Rousey's first loss, her acting career and numerous outside-the-cage responsibilities combined to 'pressure her too much.' /div> div>  /div> div>Nunes spoke directly to a bloodied Rousey in the cage after the loss. /div> div>  /div> div>'I told her, 'You did a lot for this sport,'' Nunes said. ''Thank you so much. Now, take some time to rest and maybe do something else.' Why should she keep doing this? She's a millionaire already. Why would she want to keep doing this? She'll hurt herself.' /div> div>  /div> div>But Jones sees a ferocious competitor in Rousey behind the acting jobs and modeling gigs. /div> div>  /div> div>'What she does next will truly determine her legacy,' Jones wrote. 'I really hope she chooses to be ... unbroken. Her story doesn't have to be over here. I also still believe she beats 90 (percent) of the division. Lots of ass kicking still to be done, lots of money to be made. /div> div>  /div> div>Jones also joined Nunes and innumerable MMA figures in questioning the effectiveness of Rousey's coaching. /div> div>  /div> div>Edmond Tarverdyan, Rousey's coach, was widely criticized for his uneven, unusual coaching methods even before Rousey's career faltered. /div> div>  /div> div>Even Rousey's mother, AnnMaria De Mars, has ripped Tarverdyan, but Rousey has remained fiercely loyal to her longtime guru. /div> div>  /div> div>Jones is based at the Albuquerque gym of respected trainer Greg Jackson, the mastermind behind several UFC champions. Rousey's striking has long been a weak spot for the Olympic judo medalist, and she was utterly unable to cope with Nunes' punching ability, showing little growth in the past year from the weaknesses exposed by Holm. /div> div>  /div> div>'Maybe she just needs to complement her coach with an MMA family,' Jones wrote. 'Maybe she should join one of the bigger MMA teams. ... Being around other bad asses and constantly sharing your spotlight could be good for you (in) so many ways. They can improve on your humility.' /div> div>  /div> div>Rousey turns 30 years old in February, with several years of her ostensible athletic prime before her. While she has circled several major acting jobs after playing three supporting roles in recent years, she doesn't appear to have any major film commitments. /div> div>  /div> div>But Rousey took several months off after her first defeat, and she seems likely to be deliberate again. De Mars, who cradled Rousey as the fighter left the T-Mobile Arena cage, took to her blog Saturday to offer support. /div> div>  /div> div>'She cares DEEPLY about winning to an extent that I don't believe the average person can wrap his/her head around,' De Mars wrote. 'I am very proud of my daughter.' /div>.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 1st, 2017

Nov money supply growth slows amid higher lending

Nov money supply growth slows amid higher lending.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Finance: Liquidity growth slows, bank lending picks up pace in November

MONEY SUPPLY continued to grow in November amid sustained credit demand, coupled with a surge in bank lending that was the fastest in nearly two years, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Property & Infrastructure: China home price growth slows on property curbs

SHANGHAI -- China's overheated property market continued to cool in November as authorities rolled out renewed home-buying curbs to deflate a housing bubble......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 19th, 2016

Dirty money watchdog readies next step in hunt for cyber heist loot

THE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING Council (AMLC) plans to file civil forfeiture cases against a remittance firm and casino players suspected to have gotten hold of part of the $81 million stolen from Bangladesh in February, according to a senior official of the s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Factory growth slows, but leads ASEAN

BUSINESS was even better in November for Philippine factories which continued to outdo Southeast Asian peers, according to the latest Nikkei Philippines and ASEAN Manufacturing PMI reports that nevertheless showed that improvement slowed for the second st.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Front Page: Factory growth slows, but leads ASEAN

BUSINESS was even better in November for Philippine factories which continued to outdo Southeast Asian peers, according to the latest Nikkei Philippines and ASEAN Manufacturing PMI reports that nevertheless showed that improvement slowed for the second st.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Thailand’s economic growth slows in third quarter

Thailand’s economic growth slows in third quarter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016

September cash remittances highest for the year, so far; but growth slows

MONEY SENT HOME by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) continued growth in September to post the highest level for the year, so far, though at a slower pace than in August, the central bank reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 15th, 2016

China retail sales growth slows in Oct – govt

China retail sales growth slows in Oct – govt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 14th, 2016

Max's Group's income growth slows down due to bad weather

Max's Group's income growth slows down due to bad weather.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2016

Emerging market investors try to navigate new normal of slow trade

LONDON -- Investors' new-found enthusiasm for emerging markets contrasts with the lackluster state of global trade -- historically seen as the engine of developing nation growth -- which many say may prove elusive as globalization slows......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 24th, 2016

India’s growth slows to 7.1%

India’s growth slows to 7.1%.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 1st, 2016

Economic growth slows down in Northern Mindanao

Cagayan de Oro City — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has vowed to improve sugarcane farming in Quezon town, Bukidnon province, to improve the condition of farmers, particularly those affected by the dry spell......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 30th, 2016

Liquidity growth slows in June

MANILA, Philippines - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday a slowdown in the growth in money supply last month with the introduction of t.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2016

CVs economic growth slows down to 4.8 percent in 2015

CVs economic growth slows down to 4.8 percent in 2015.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2016

LeBron considering return to US Olympic team under Popovich

em>By Tom Withers, Associated Press /em> INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James might make another run at Olympic gold with Gregg Popovich. James, who already has two gold medals, said that Popovich taking over as coach of the U.S. team will influence his decision on whether to play in the 2020 Tokyo Games. 'It factors a lot,' James said Saturday as the Cavaliers prepared to host Popovich's San Antonio Spurs. 'I've said that before. He's just a great mastermind of the game of basketball.' James skipped last summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to get rest after leading Cleveland to an NBA championship. But he's still connected with Team USA and Popovich replacing outgoing coach Mike Krzyzewski could be enough to draw James back to the Olympics. James will be 36 in 2020, but his game is showing no signs of decay and the three-time NBA champ has relished his previous Olympic appearances. He was a key member of the American teams that captured gold in Beijing (2008) and (2012), performances that helped him and the U.S. squad erase some of the disappointment from taking bronze in Athens (2004). Krzyzewski, the Duke coach who led the U.S. team to three consecutive gold medals, had a hand in naming Popovich as his successor. For James, the pick was perfect. 'Team USA is in good hands with him,' James told The Associated Press in 2015. 'It was in good hands with Coach K. It's almost like 'The Godfather.' We hand it off to Michael Corleone now.' Earlier this week, James said he considers Popovich, who has led the Spurs to five NBA titles, 'the greatest coach of all time. I've said that over and over and over. You have to be sharp, mentally and physically, when you go against his ballclub. If you were an NFL player, it's probably the same as going against a [Bill] Belichick team. 'What they're going to do, they're going to do and you have to try to figure it out.' James has lost twice to teams coached by Popovich in the NBA Finals — in 2007 with Cleveland and in 2014 with Miami. He admires the way the 67-year-old coach has adjusted and adapted over the years. 'A guy that's been able to do what he's done in an era of basketball where it's changed so much and he's been able to have a growth mindset and be able to change with the game,' James said. 'Obviously Tim Duncan was a huge part of that because Timmy was allowed to change with the game as well, but he's just continued to build around Timmy and Manu [Ginobili] and Tony [Parker] and bring pieces in and out throughout his whole tenure.' On Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), the Spurs will play their first game without center Pau Gasol, sidelined indefinitely with a broken left hand. James said that won't change San Antonio much — because of Popovich. 'It doesn't matter who is in the lineup for the Spurs,' James said. 'They'll play Spurs basketball and Pop will have them ready. I mean, what's their record, 33-9, I believe? And if you asked me how things would change without Timmy D., they still pushing forward, man. It's just nothing out of the ordinary.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Remittance, forex, money changers BSP tightens rules on money services

MANILA, Philippines - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has tightened rules on the operations of money service businesses (MSBs) including limiting the c.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017