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Stocks close flat on Wall St cue

Philippine stocks closed flat yesterday, taking the cue from US stocks which declined following the political uncertainties in the US amid President Trump’s travel ban......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarJan 30th, 2017

Stocks close flat on Wall St cue

Philippine stocks closed flat yesterday, taking the cue from US stocks which declined following the political uncertainties in the US amid President Trump’s travel ban......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2017

Philippine stocks close above 8,300, track Wall Street gains

Philippine stocks close above 8,300, track Wall Street gains.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Stocks close flat; PLDT dips

Stocks close flat; PLDT dips.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 8th, 2017

PSEi breaches 8,000 to close at 1-yr high

Stocks rebounded on Wednesday and pushed the benchmark index past resistance at 8,000 points to finish at its highest level in nearly a year, driven by window-dressing as the market tracked Wall Street’s rise overnight. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed up 0.83 percent or 65.79 points higher at 8,037.51. “Today’s closing level [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

Stocks end flat on lack of catalysts

MANILA, Philippines - The stock market struggled to close higher yesterday amid mixed regional bourses......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2017

Stocks end flat on thin trading

MANILA, Philippines - Share prices firmed up at the close of trading yesterday although volume turnover remained lackluster due to the lack of leads, particu.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2017

Philippine stocks close above 8,400 in new milestone

Philippine stocks close above 8,400 in new milestone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

Hamilton wins Japanese GP to move closer to F1 title

em>By Jim Armstrong, Associated Press /em> SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, taking a major step toward winning his fourth Formula One title. The Mercedes driver crossed the finish line 1.2 seconds ahead of Malaysia GP winner Max Verstappen to claim his eighth F1 victory of the season and third at the Suzuka circuit. Verstappen's Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo was third. 'The track was fantastic today and the team did an unbelievable job,' Hamilton said. 'Max drove an outstanding race. Obviously, it wasn't easy for us.' Hamilton moved 59 points clear of title rival Sebastian Vettel with four races left. Vettel was forced to retire on the third lap when his Ferrari lost power. Starting from pole position next to Vettel, Hamilton held the lead through the first turn. With Vettel out of the race, it quickly became a showdown between Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Hamilton built up a four-second lead over the Red Bull driver through the first 15 laps and made his only pit stop on the 23rd lap. Verstappen pitted a lap earlier than Hamilton, then produced some good laps to cut the lead to 1.7 seconds midway through the race. Verstappen closed to within a second at the start of the final lap but traffic allowed Hamilton to escape once more and seal the narrow win. 'I was able to hold him behind me but he got very close,' Hamilton said. 'We had a bit of traffic but it was very close at the end.' Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was fourth followed by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen. The Force India duo of Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez was sixth and seventh, respectively. Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was eighth followed by teammate Romain Grosjean. Williams driver Felipe Massa rounded out the top 10. Vettel's early retirement put a serious dent in his fading hopes of coming back to win the championship. He also had mechanical issues at Malaysia and started at the back of the grid before working his way to a fourth-place finish. 'It is obviously a pity the last two races with the reliability issues,' Vettel said. 'But you know, it's like that sometimes. Of course it hurts, and we're all disappointed.' Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson also retired early when he ran across the gravel and dived nose-first into the barriers. Carlos Sainz lost control of his Toro Rosso, spinning across the gravel into the wall on the outside and retiring after the second lap. Mercedes also increased its lead in the Constructors' standings to 145 points over Ferrari. Red Bull is in third place with 303 points. The next race is Oct. 22 in the United States. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2017

Sparks beat Lynx, move within a win of back-to-back titles

em>By Jill Painter, Associated Press /em> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike came up big to move the Los Angeles Sparks within one win of repeating as WNBA champions. Parker had 13 points and five steals while Ogwumike had 16 points and 10 rebounds to help the Sparks beat the Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night. “Good players have to make big plays,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “Tonight was our night.” The Sparks had double figures from four of their five starters as Odyssey Sims scored 16 points and Chelsea Gray added 14. Even the bench produced with 11 points. The Sparks have taken a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five game series and with one more win can become the first team since 2002 to win the championship in back-to-back years. Los Angeles won back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002. The Lynx face elimination on Sunday. A Minnesota win would push the series to a fifth and final game Wednesday. Lynx forward Maya Moore scored 16 points, all of which came in the second half. She picked up her third foul in the second quarter and fouled out with 37 seconds left. “It’s hard to win a WNBA Finals game without your star players,” Reeve said. “In the series we’ve seen the team that has the stars that outplay the other stars wins the game. We do find that important. However, I’m really appreciative of the group that was in there battling and giving us a chance to win the game. Our defense gave us a chance for sure. We had a rookie point guard in there (Alexis Jones). We had to go small. I have an appreciation for what that group did to give us a chance to be in the game.” The Sparks led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter but the Lynx pulled to within one in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles held on, outscoring Minnesota 17-7 after the Lynx got within 58-57. “We were able to get stops on the defensive end. They are a great team,” Parker said. “They hit some big shots down the stretch. We just wanted to make things tough for the big-time players. We didn’t let them get a lot of second-chance opportunities.” The first two games came down to the final seconds and this was another close game but the Sparks never trailed. For the second straight game, Parker was held scoreless in the first quarter again and had just five points by halftime but produced in so many ways. The Sparks built an 11-point lead in the first quarter and but led just 32-26 by halftime. Ogwumike was whistled for her third foul with 8:18 left in the third quarter but played through it in 29 minutes. strong>SILENT PROTEST /strong> The Sparks left the court before the National Anthem in silent protest. The Sparks have said they’re standing for solidarity and unity and they did the same in Games 1 and 2. They were booed in Minnesota when they returned from the court in Game 2. They were not booed in Los Angeles. strong>REBOUNDING PROWESS /strong> The Sparks outrebounded the Lynx 34-27 after making a concerted effort for a better performance on the glass. Parker didn’t have a rebound in the first half of Game 2. She finished with seven rebounds. Ogwumike had a team-best 10. For the Lynx, Sylvia Fowles had a team-high 11 rebounds but no other starter had more than three. “By getting to the ball before we did,” Moore said of the Sparks’ dominance on the glass. “Rebounding is sometimes about luck by 99 percent is about effort. That’s definitely not a secret about winning championships. You get extra possessions with rebounds. It’s something we know we have to get done. Something we can do because it’s been our identity all year.” strong>CHAMPIONSHIP MOJO? /strong> The Sparks can hoist the trophy in Los Angles his time with one more win. They won last year in Minnesota. “I think this team is mature enough to realize how important it is to play possession by possession,” Parker said. “We can learn from our experiences in the past. We’re mature enough to know you can’t go out there and try to swing for the fences and hit the home run. “We could’ve come home 0-2 or 2-0. Nothing is guaranteed. I think that’s the way we’re going to approach it. They’re a team that plays well when their backs are against the wall and we play well when our backs are against the wall? I guess that’s the question.” strong>TIP-INS /strong> Musician Snoop Dogg and Magic Johnson — co-owner of the Sparks — attended the game. ... MVP Sylvia Fowles was named to the All-WNBA first team with 39 of 40 votes for 195 points. Sparks center Candace Parker was also on the first team with 137 points along with Lynx forward Moore (127 points). Ogwumike and Chelsea Gray were on the second team. strong>UP NEXT /strong> The Sparks can clinch the WNBA championship with a win in Game 4 Sunday at Staples Center. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Walker after shocking upset on Meralco: We just poked the bear

As impressive as Blackwater's win was against Meralco to start the 2017 Governors' Cup playoffs, all the Elite did was erase the Bolts' twice-to-beat edge. That's the beauty of being the no. 1 seed, Meralco has another chance. Blackwater has to do what they did Tuesday all over again. And the Elite barely got the job done the first time around. 'It was a tough game. We were fortunate to make enough plays and keep it close so we could strike in the end,' Elite import Henry Walker said after Blackwater's stunning 92-91 win over Meralco. 'But I warned the guys, they're [Bolts] a championship caliber team. Hopefully, everybody gets rest tonight and we go back to the drawing board and come back ready to match their intensity,' he said. Walker, who scored 19 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, says the worry is mainly from Meralco head coach Norman Black. The Bolts are strong as it is, they're no. 1 after all, but Walker is certain that Black will make sure his team will not come out flat in their do-or-die game on Thursday. 'I know for sure, coach Black, I have the utmost respect for him, I know he's going to have his team ready to go. We better be ready or we're gonna get whooped off the court,' he said. 'We just poked the bear, and if you're from the country like I am, you gotta be ready what happens when the bear turns around,' Walker added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 26th, 2017

Chooks-to-Go falls to Palestine in Champions Cup

Chooks-to-Go's comeback fell a little short this time around. Team Pilipinas suffered its first loss of the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup, absoring an 82-89 defeat at the hands of Sareyyet Ramallah of Palestine Saturday at the Chenzhous City Arena in Chenzhou, China. Barely 24 hours since Chooks-to-Go's rousing win over BC Astana to open Group A play, the Philippines came out flat against Palestine, trailing for most of the game. Chooks-to-Go got as close to four points in the final period by Palestine proved to be steadier down the stretch to complete the victory. Kiefer Ravena was once again the leading scorer for Team Pilipinas, firing 24 points while Jeron Teng added 18 points and six rebounds. Import Isaiah Austin, who hurt his leg at the break, added 13 points and eight boards. Three players scored at least 20 points for Sareyyet Ramallah led by Anthony Weeden's 22 points. Jamal AbuShamala dropped 21 and Todd O'Brien had 20. Both teams are now 1-1 in Group A.   The Scores:  PALESTINE 89 – Weeden 22, Abu Shamala 21, O’Brien 20, G. Habbash 14, Sakanini 10, El Diraoui 2, Sahwani 0, K. Habash 0, I Habash 0  PHILIPPINES – Ravena 22, Jeron Teng 18, Austin 13, Cruz 8, Jose 8, Revilla 6, Manuel 3, Tamsi 2, Torres 0, Jeric Teng 0,  Quarterscores: 21-13, 41-33, 64-54, 89-82   br /> --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th HR of season

em>By Ian Harrison, Associated Press /em> TORONTO (AP) — Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night. Gordon's home run off Toronto's Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, which drove in the last run in the Royals' 5-2 loss, was his eighth this season and the 159th of his 11-year big league career. 'A pretty cool thing to be a part of,' Gordon said. 'I didn't hit many this year, but I guess I made one count.' It was the 17th home run of the night in the major leagues and came just after Detroit's Alex Presley tied the record when he connected at home against Oakland's Daniel Gossett. Gordon said he heard talk of the record on a clubhouse television after Toronto's Darwin Barney homered in the sixth. 'I was kind of aware that we were getting close to it,' he said. 'After I walked back to the dugout. I kind of forgot about it.' Holding the ball he hit over the right-field wall, Gordon said he didn't plan to keep the historic memento or anything else from the game. 'I'm going to give it to Cooperstown,' Gordon said. 'I figured they'd probably have much more reason to have it than I do. I don't really want to remember too much about this season, so I'll probably just give it away and let them take care of it.' There were 5,610 homers last year, an average of 2.31 per game, and this year's average of 2.53 entering Tuesday's action projects to 6,139. That would be up 47 percent from 4,186 in 2014. 'I don't know what to make of it,' Royals manager Ned Yost said. 'Guys are bigger and guys are stronger. but so are the pitchers. There sure are a lot of home runs being hit.' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has noticed the surge in homers but doesn't have an explanation. 'It really looks like the ball is flying,' he said. Power subsided after the start of drug testing with penalties in 2004. The home run average dropped in 2014 to its lowest level since 1992, then started rising during the second half of the 2015 season. 'My biggest take on it is that players are trying to hit more home runs,' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. 'Their philosophy overall, a lot of these position players, is to get the ball in the air and also pull the ball and get the ball in the air and hit it as far as you can. So you're increasing the launch angle, whatever you want to call this, stay away from the groundballs. And so they're sacrificing a little bit more contact to do a little bit more damage.' When the previous record of 5,693 was set in 2000, Sammy Sosa led the major leagues with 50 home runs and Barry Bonds hit 49. Miami's Giancarlo Stanton leads the major leagues with 55 home runs this year, followed by New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge with 44. Yost said he doesn't believe more players are swinging for the fences than in years past. 'You're always looking to elevate,' Yost said. 'You're not going to make a whole lot of money hitting the ball on the ground in this league because the defenders are so quick and athletic. You've got to get the ball in the air, I think, if you're going to be successful.' ___ em>AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley contributed to this report. /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Limping Lady Eagles survive tough Lady Pirates

Injury-riddled Ateneo de Manila University survived a gritty stand of the Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, Saturday to get back on the winning track in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Maddie Madayag and skipper Bea De Leon saw action after skipping the Lady Eagles’ four-set defeat against Far Eastern University last week and delivered nine and eight points, respectively. Jules Samonte and Ponggay Gaston finished with eight markers each for Ateneo, which improved to 2-1 win-loss record. “Definitely, we’re happy about the win. It’s always good to win,” said De Leon, who was unavailable last game to attend an immersion in Capas, Tarlac. Madayag was back in action after skipping the Lady Eagles’ last match due to an ankle sprain. Ana Gopico was present but sat out the game for third straight time because of a hamstring injury, Kim Gequillana was in uniform but was reduced to a mere spectator with an immobilizer strapped on her left leg after suffering a knee injury against FEU while Jho Maraguinot skipped action due to an ankle sprain.          The Lady Eagles started out flat and needed a late set rally to stave off the Lady Pirates. “I think we started out really slow, really, really poorly,” said De Leon. “The energy on the court on the second set was very slow but then we picked it up, in the third set it was still close but I knew my teammates were alive so ‘yun lang.” LPU kept the game close in the next two frames before fizzling out in the end. The Lady Pirates dropped to 1-2 mark. Rocelyn Hongria led LPU with 12 points while skipper Cherilyn Sindayen and Cherry Genova combined for 17 markers.     --- Follow this player on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Stocks soar to new all-time high

MANILA, Philippines —  The stock market soared to a new record high yesterday, cheered by a rally in Wall Street......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

Stocks end flat, hold above 8,000

MANILA, Philippines — Share prices ended flat yesterday but managed to hold above the 8,000 level after the market took a breather on Tuesday because of the.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Hillary Clinton’s new memoir compares Trump’s ‘war on truth’ to Orwell’s 1984 p The Guardian

Hillary Clinton uses her new memoir to draw parallels between Donald Trump’s “war on truth” and the Soviet Union and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. “Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism,” the defeated presidential candidate writes in What Happened, published on Tuesday. “This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, when a torturer holds up four fingers and delivers electric shocks until his prisoner sees five fingers as ordered.” The goal is to make you question logic and and reason and to sow mistrust, Clinton writes. “For Trump, as with so much he does, it’s about simple dominance.” She argues that Trump has taken “the war on truth” to a whole new level. “If he stood up tomorrow and declared that the Earth is flat, his counselor Kellyanne Conway might just go on Fox News and defend it as an ‘alternative fact,’ and too many people would believe it.” The cathartic 469-page memoir is heartfelt, honest and at times funny as it tries to come to grips with Clinton’s personally and politically catastrophic defeat last November. She identifies many reasons, including racism, sexism, the late intervention of the FBI and her own mistakes. She writes: “I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans’ anger and resentment. I was giving speeches laying out how to solve the country’s problems. He was ranting on Twitter.” The cathartic 469-page memoir is heartfelt, honest and at times funny as it tries to come to grips with Clinton’s personally and politically catastrophic defeat last November. She identifies many reasons, including racism, sexism, the late intervention of the FBI and her own mistakes. She writes: “I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans’ anger and resentment. I was giving speeches laying out how to solve the country’s problems. He was ranting on Twitter.” Clinton peppers the book with insults aimed at Trump. These include: “a clear and present danger to the country and the world”; “he’d remade himself from tabloid scoundrel into right-wing crank”; “for Trump, if everyone’s down in the mud with him, then he’s no dirtier than anyone else”; “he had no ideological core apart from his towering self-regard, which blotted out all hope of learning or growing”. Clinton also shows little affection for her rival for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders, identifying him as another causal factor in her defeat. “His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign. I don’t know if that bothered Bernie or not.” Clinton was hammered by both Sanders and Trump over her paid speeches to Wall Street. She admits these were a “mistake”, explaining: “Just because many former government officials have been paid large fees to give speeches, I shouldn’t have assumed it was okay for me to do it. Especially after the financial crisis of 2008-09, I should have realized it would be bad ‘optics’ and stayed away from anything having to do with Wall Street. I didn’t. That’s on me.” The Clinton campaign’s frustration with a lack of media attention toward reported attempts by Moscow to interfere with the race were well-known. But Clinton dedicates a lengthy section not simply to how she and her aides became increasingly aware of Russian efforts, but also to warn that Vladimir Putin has only just scratched the surface. Clinton attests to sharing a relationship with Putin that has long been “sour”, saying of the Russian president: “Putin doesn’t respect women and despises anyone who stands up to him, so I’m a double problem.” It was for that reason, and her desire to pursue a more hawkish posture toward Russia, that Putin had developed a “personal vendetta” against her, Clinton writes. But, she writes, she would not have anticipated the assault that was subsequently waged against her campaign, and the minimizing of Russia’s role behind it. “This wasn’t the normal rough-and-tumble of politics,” Clinton writes. “This was – there’s no other word for it – war.” The wounds are reopened with each revelation about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Clinton confessed that she has followed “every twist and turn”. As one of the young attorneys who worked for the House judiciary committee’s impeachment inquiry into Richard Nixon, Clinton advises the Trump-Russia investigation is “much more serious” than Watergate. Each time a new shoe drops, Clinton can’t help but hear Trump’s infamous words to her in their final debate when she confronted him over his affinity for Putin: “No puppet. You’re the puppet.” “This man is President of the United States,” Clinton writes, “And no one is happier than Vladimir Putin.” Clinton is at her most scathing when she reflects on the coverage of her decision to use a private email server as secretary of state. In a chapter dedicated to what she calls the single most decisive factor in her loss, Clinton envisions a history class, 30 years from now, in which students learn about the election that “brought to power the least experienced, least knowledgeable, least competent President our [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

Stocks end flat as traders stay on sidelines

MANILA, Philippines — Market investors stayed on the sidelines yesterday, pushing the main composite index lower due to global uncertainties, analysts said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2017

Stocks at standstill ahead of long weekend

MANILA, Philippines - The stock market closed flat yesterday ahead of a long weekend......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2017

Ghost month casts gloom on stocks

MANILA, Philippines - The stock market was flat yesterday as investors opted to be cautious  on the first day of the so-called ghost month......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2017

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street gains

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street gains.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2017