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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: philstar philstarSep 8th, 2017

Stock Market: Stocks inch up as investors rebalance holdings

PHILIPPINE STOCKS traded flat on Thursday as investors opted to stay on the sidelines and amid window-dressing activities among corporate managers to end the first quarter of the year......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 30th, 2017

Stock Market: Stocks likely flat as marts seek clarity from Trump

LOCAL STOCKS may continue trading within range, as investors stay on the sidelines to watch out for more policy announcements in the United States and fourth-quarter earnings data from Philippine companies......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2017

Stock Market: Stocks recoup early losses ahead of Fed meeting

LOCAL EQUITIES closed relatively flat on Tuesday, recovering from losses earlier in the day as investors opted to stay on the sidelines with the US Federal Reserve set to begin a two-day policy review that is widely expected to yield the first interest ra.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

Stocks inch up on thin trades

MANILA, Philippines — Share prices continued to trade within a tight range yesterday as investors opted to stay on the sidelines due to the absence of market.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2017

Stock Market: Stocks fall in weak session ahead of GDP data

STOCKS opened the week on a weak note, extending Friday's losses as investors opted to stay on the sidelines ahead of Thursday's release of first quarter economic data......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 15th, 2017

Traders expected to stay on the sidelines this week

MANILA, Philippines -  Investors are expected to keep a close watch on first quarter earnings results this week which would likely keep trading activity mute.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2017

Stocks end flat amid geopolitical concerns

MANILA, Philippines - Local stocks were largely unchanged Tuesday as investors stayed on the sidelines with guarded optimism......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2017

Stock Market: Stocks barely changed as investors look to Fed

STOCKS traded flat on Thursday as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy review next week, where it is almost certain to raise interest rates......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 9th, 2017

Stock Market: Stocks decline as miners reel from DENR order

LOCAL STOCKS mostly headed south after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) order to close 21 mining operations shocked investors that chose to brave the uncertainties over the policy moves of US President Donald J. Trump rather than stay on the sidelines......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2017

Stocks retreat as investors stay on sidelines

MANILA, Philippines - Share prices fell anew yesterday as investors opted to stay on the sidelines, analysts said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

Stock Market: Stocks to move sideways ahead of Fed meeting

LOCAL STOCKS are expected to trade sideways this week as investors stay on the sidelines ahead of an expected interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Stocks ease on lack of fresh leads

MANILA, Philippines – The local stock market retreated yesterday as investors continued to stay on the sidelines ahead of the US Fed meeting next week, analy.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016

How do you stop Desiderio? Make Mbala defend him

Paul Desiderio dropped a career-high 30 points to lead University of the Philippines to its biggest win in over a decade at the expense of defending champion De La Salle University. That, along with a perfect game by the Fighting Maroons, led to a 98-87 shocker of the win in the first round of the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament. And so, when the defending champions prepared for their second round meeting, they had their sights set on one thing. “First round, he scored a career-high so that was really our priority – to shut down Paul in this game,” assistant coach Mark Balderrama told reporters. Balderrama was speaking in behalf of head coach Aldin Ayo who was yet again unavailable for interviews. To make good on their game plan, the Green Archers gave the tough task to one of their best, if not the best, defenders. “We think the best defender who can do that is Ben,” Balderrama said. That is exactly why, to the surprise of just about everybody, since the very start of the game, the six-foot-seven Cameroonian was guarding the six-foot-flat Cebuano. And throughout the game, Mbala imposed his will on Desiderio who only had a season-low seven points in 2-of-13 shooting. “We had a game plan and I just had to stick to the game plan. I’m bigger than him so I just have to stay in front of him,” he shared. He then continued, “Even if I get blown by, I’m bigger and faster, I can still recover.” At the other end, the reigning and defending MVP also punished the King Maroon who was forced to match up with him as well. “I didn’t expect that cause I was expecting a big guy to be on me. Well, it’s part of basketball so you got to be able to adjust,” he said. Adjust, he did and feasted on Desiderio and anybody else thrown at him to the tune of 27 points, 14 rebounds, and three assists. And at the end of it all, DLSU got the better of UP just as Mbala got the better of Desiderio. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 15th, 2017

Goffin wins Japan Open for 2nd title in 2 weeks

em>By David Hulmes, Associated Press /em> TOKYO (AP) — David Goffin atoned for his defeat in the Japan Open final last year by winning it on Sunday, beating Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 7-5. The victory extended Goffin's winning streak to nine matches, including four in Shenzhen last week when he won his first title in more than three years. He lost last year's Tokyo final to Nick Kyrgios. The Belgian stands at No. 8 in the ATP Race to London rankings. With the injured Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka ruled out, 10th place will be good enough to secure a place at the end-of-season showpiece. Mannarino started slowly in his attempt to win a first ATP title. Goffin broke in the fourth game with a forehand winner down the line, and again in the seventh. The Frenchman posted his first victory over a top-five opponent when defeating Marin Cilic in the semifinals. As in that match, he gained a foothold in the middle of the second set, breaking Goffin to lead 4-2. However, Goffin immediately broke back, and again in the 11th game before serving out to love for the title. 'I've been serving well for a few weeks,' Goffin said. 'During the rallies he was hitting the ball really flat, and that combined with the surface meant the bounce was really low. It was tough on the legs to stay with him in the rallies. 'When we started the second he became more aggressive and my return was not enough. He started to serve better so I needed to do something more aggressive because the first six games he was really comfortable. I read his serve a bit better, and then I took control of the rallies.' Goffin has 33 hard-court wins this year, joint-top on the tour with Rafael Nadal, who played the China Open final later Sunday. Mannarino leaves Japan having equaled his 2015 career-best 28 wins in a season. Also, Japan Davis Cup duo Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama surprised hot favorites Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 6-4, 7-6 (1) to claim the doubles crown. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2017

Wozniacki beats Pavlyuchenkova to retain Pan Pacific title

TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki overwhelmed Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 7-5 to retain her Pan Pacific Open title on Sunday. The victory gives Wozniacki, also champion in Tokyo in 2010, her first title of the year. The Dane had lost all six of her previous finals in 2017. 'This was my seventh final of the year — it gets harder to get that last win,' said world No. 6 Wozniacki, who has now won at least one title every year since 2008. 'I've been putting myself in a position to win all year. It was really important for me to stay focused and positive.' Wozniacki had crushed world No.1 Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals and a similar score looked on the cards here Sunday. 'The court suits my game. She plays powerfully so it was important for me to make her move around early on. In the first set everything was going my way. In the second set she served better, so it was tricky for me to break.' The first set lasted only 20 minutes as Pavlyuchenkova struggled to get a foothold. 'I was really disappointed in the first three games,' said the Russian. 'I felt I was a bit unlucky and really believe if I had turned those points round and won the games, it may have been a different match. I was a little down on myself and missed more than I should.' The Russian fought harder in a second set that went with serve until the 12th and final game. Yet she failed to earn a break point in the match and appeared outclassed in her first Premier-level final since Moscow in 2015. Semifinal opponent Angelique Kerber was the only seed she faced this week before third-seeded Wozniacki. 'It's disappointing to lose no matter which round it is, even more disappointing in the final,' said Pavlyuchenkova, who needed three sets to win all four of her matches en route to the final. 'I felt a little flat due to the previous matches. I didn't have so much energy left.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2017

We just have to stay together -- De Leon on Ateneo's health woes

Ateneo de Manila University team captain Bea De Leon is facing the challenge of leading an injury-laden team head on. The fourth year middle blocker remains positive despite the health issues plaguing the Lady Eagles.      “It’s very hard kasi pati ako affected din kasi pinakauna kong kalaban sarili ko. It’s hard to see a lot of them injured, very hurt, all of them who really want to be there and want to help,” said De Leon after Ateneo’s straight sets win over the gritty Lyceum of the Philippines University. The Katipunan-based squad defeated the Lady Pirates, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, to get back in the win column in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Saturday despite a number of players sidelined with injuries. De Leon returned to action after skipping the Lady Eagles’ four-set loss to Far Eastern University last week to attend an immersion in Capas, Tarlac and finished with eight points. Maddie Madayag, who sat out Ateneo’s previous game because of an ankle injury, chipped in nine markers while Jules Samonte and Ponggay Gaston combined for 16 points to fill in the scoring void left by injured Jho Maraguinot, Kim Gequillana and Ana Gopico. Maraguinot was nursing a left foot sprain, Gopico has yet to see action due to a hamstring injury while Gequillana’s left leg was strapped with an immobilizer after hurting her knee last week against FEU.    “There’s nothing much to say but really sad, very hard and I hope we’ll get through it and sana we’ll see maybe these things are blessings in disguise,” said De Leon. “We can only hope ‘cause syempre any loss is hard to take in but we can’t stop eh.” Gequillana, who watched the game on the sidelines, is still waiting for the final result of her MRI to know the extent of her injury and the timeline of her return. But with Gequillana limping and obviously still in pain, suiting up for Ateneo might not come any sooner.  “Medyo nakakagulat pa rin, I wasn’t really expecting to get injured sa last game kasi I don’t know, like for me, I have like a big responsibility sa team last game kasi nga wala si Bea so I thought na I had this responsibility to help the team,” she said. “Then noong na-injure ako it was a bit hard to take kasi parang wala na akong magagawa that game kasi it should be me helping the team. But you know wala talaga sa kamay mo 'yung mga ganong circumstances.” With limited offensive option, the Lady Eagles came out with a quiet 26-kill outing, 10 attack points less than LPU’s output. Save for Ateneo’s 12 service aces and 31 free points off the Lady Pirates errors, the match could’ve gone the other way.    Ateneo improved to 2-1 win-loss record but their journey for a semifinals lot will not come any easier with their remaining games against San Sebastian College and National University. Another loss will put the Lady Eagles in a precarious position of missing the semis cut.  Still, De Leon keeps a positive mindset. “Motivating them I think it comes more na you have to let them know na, when one goes down another one must come up, so they have to believe in themselves na we can fill the spot,” she said. “We just stay together and make sure na all these things we try to process. Magkakasama pa rin kami kasi at the end of the day, 'yun ang kailangan ng team to just stay together.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 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

Stocks close flat; PLDT dips

Stocks close flat; PLDT dips.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated 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