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Higher profits provide a boost to BDO stock

THE Sy-led BDO Unibank, Inc. was one of the most actively traded stocks last week as market players reacted to its first-quarter earnings report......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Stock Market: Volatile trading seen as markets focus on Trump

LOCAL STOCKS are headed for another week of volatile trading, as investors face increasing uncertainty from developments abroad, including the leadership change in the United States......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Sock beats Sousa to win ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Fourth-seeded American Jack Sock made amends for the disappointment of a year ago when he beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in Saturday's final to win the ASB Tennis Classic. div> Sock also reached the tournament final in 2016 but had to pull out of the title match due to illness. The 24-year-old Kansas resident is ranked 23 but still with only one career title to his name, having lost his past four finals, so his emotional response to Saturday's win was understandable. Sousa beat fifth-seeded Alberto Ramos-Vinolas and eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis on his way to Saturday's showdown with Sock. Though the finalists knew each other well, playing doubles and regularly practising together, they had only met once before on the ATP Tour: last year in Madrid when Sousa won in three sets. Sock came back from a break and 40-15 down in the deciding set to snatch his second career title, and enters next week's Australian Open in confident mood, having also shown good form in the preceding Hopman Cup tournament in Perth, Australia. 'Coming from Perth I played a lot there so I felt good coming into this week but you never know how your first tournament of the year can go,' Sock said. 'I lost the second set today and I had to regroup and buckle down. In the off-season we worked a lot on that, regrouping and putting a lot of things behind you.' Sock took a close first set with a single break in the seventh game, then found himself a break down after the third game of the second set. Sock immediately broke back but Sousa gained the advantage again when Sock double faulted at break point in the 11th game and served out the set to square the match. The decisive set followed a similar patter. Sock dropped serve in the third game but broke back in the fourth and the match went with serve until the eighth game when Sousa double faulted at break point. 'I've been playing a good level so it gives me a lot of confidence to face the first grand slam of the year,' Sousa said. 'It's going to be a tough one...but hopefully I can play this level and get a good result.' /div>.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Stocks end weaker on profit taking

MANILA, Philippines - Share prices plummeted for a third consecutive session yesterday to close the week on a sour note as investors continued to take profit.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Stocks lose momentum but finish week higher

tocks lost their momentum........»»

Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Walker enjoys the views and his game, takes lead at Kapalua

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer br /> KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — With a chance to take the lead at Kapalua, Jimmy Walker missed in the one spot he was trying to avoid. The way he was hitting his wedges Thursday, it really didn't matter. Walker hit a tough pitch to a tight pin on the elevated green to 3 feet for birdie on the par-5 15th, and he nearly holed a lob wedge from 78 yards on the final hole for an 8-under 65 that gave him a two-shot lead in the SBS Tournament of Champions. He's still three days away from atoning for a playoff loss to Patrick Reed two years ago at Kapalua, though it was an ideal start for the PGA champion in ideal conditions on the west end of Maui, except for a short burst of pineapple showers. Jim Herman got in one last round with his former employer — President-elect Donald Trump — a few days before Christmas, then came out to the Plantation course where he once got in a round of golf in tennis shoes and rental clubs while on his honeymoon. Herman, a former assistant at Trump National, was 6 under through 13 holes when his round stalled. Even with four wedges in hand over the final five holes, he had to settle for pars and a 67. Justin Thomas and Ryan Moore also were at 67. In his first competition in three months, Jason Day had a pair of three-putts but still managed a 70. Defending champion Jordan Spieth wasn't so fortunate. He never got his putter going, turned a birdie into bogey on the 15th and had to birdie the final hole for a 72. Walker had the Tournament of Champions in hand two years ago until Reed holed out from a fairway to start an unlikely rally and won in a playoff. Walker won the following week on Oahu at the Sony Open for the second straight time. 'I love the scenery. I'm a very visual person, so I enjoy looking out and watching the whales when I'm walking around. Just a pretty place,' Walker said. 'Everybody's in a good mood. I love stepping off the plane and the air is just awesome. Something does it for me here.' Walker was curious about a short club in his bad when he came to Kapalua, though it wasn't any of his wedges or his putter. He was so determined to be more accurate off the tee that Walker cut 2 inches off his driver while at home at Texas during the offseason. He liked the way it felt and had Titleist make him one without the duct tape. Hitting fairways is not a big issue on the expansive Plantation Course, though it showed his willingness to go old school to fix a longtime problem. This driver is 42 inches, just an inch shorter that a typical driver a generation ago. 'I didn't bring anything else, so this is the club I've got with me,' he said. 'This is a tough golf course for that because it's such a big place and you want to just kill it, and I had to keep reminding myself today why I put it in and why did it to hit the fairway, hit the middle of the fairway.' He was in the middle of the fairway on the 15th with caddie Andy Sanders reminding him to hit it hard, that through the green was better that leaving it at the bottom of a deep swale to the right. But with the ball below his feet, and the wind coming out of the left, he wound up bailing out. 'That was probably my favorite wedge shot,' Walker said. Daniel Berger made bogey on the par-5 18th and was at 68, along with Jason Dufner. The group at 69 included Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama, who is going after his fourth consecutive victory worldwide. Herman qualified by winning the Shell Houston Open and brought back strong memories. He abandoned the mini-tours, took a job at Trump's course in Bedminster, New Jersey and got married. The honeymoon was a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands, and he had seen enough of Kapalua that when the ship stopped on Maui, Herman headed for the Plantation course. 'I see the pictures on our computer all the time,' he said. Herman never imagined returning as a PGA Tour winner, but what a journey. He became Trump's regular partner, Trump encouraged him and helped back one last bid to play professionally, he finally got to the big leagues and made it back to Kapalua. The round with Trump was just before Christmas. They were partners. They won. Not much changed. 'He's the same guy to me,' Herman said. 'But now I get to call him Mr. President.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Stocks moving into bearish territory

MANILA, Philippines - Local stocks resumed their downtrend yesterday, with all counters closing in the red, as a combination of domestic and external issues.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2016

Stock Market: Stocks rebound as investors pick up bargains

THE BELLWETHER INDEX gained on Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains, shaking off losses recorded early this week following the US Federal Reserve's move to raise interest rates for the first time in a year......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 21st, 2016

Stocks, peso end week slightly lower

tocks ended with slim los........»»

Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

Stock Market: Stocks plunge as markets eye Fed policy meeting

STOCKS slumped to start the week ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting, where policy makers are almost certain to raise interest rates......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

Stock Market: PSE index drops on Robredo, Renzi resignations

STOCKS slumped at the start of the week following Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo's resignation from her post in the Cabinet and the result of the Italian referendum that caused Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to also step down from his post......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated 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

Stock Market: Stocks to move sideways ahead of key US data

LOCAL SHARES are expected to move sideways this week as investors await key data releases overseas, analysts said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 27th, 2016

Stocks slump, peso nears 49 against the US dollar

tocks ended the week lowe........»»

Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsNov 11th, 2016

Volatile markets

Global financial markets are on a tailspin, spooked by the uncertainty over next week’s presidential election in the US. Philippine stocks have not been spared by the sentiments of jittery investors. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index has skidded s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2016

Stock Market: Stocks to stay weak on US GDP, Fed hike worries

THE BELLWETHER index may trade within the 7,200 to 7,700 levels this week as investors watch out for international catalyts and local earning reports, analysts said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 30th, 2016

Monday markets: Peso-dollar rate at P48.19; stocks lower

The trading week commenced with the peso and stock market in opposite directions Monday, October 24......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2016

Friday markets: Peso-dollar rate at P48.33; stocks in the red

The peso and stock market capped the trading week in the red Friday, October 21......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 21st, 2016

Asian stocks gain before China data, Europe rate meeting

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday ahead of China's release of quarterly growth data and a policy meeting of the European Central Bank later in the week......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2016

Stock Market: Stocks off to a weak start dragged by blue chips

THE local stock market failed to sustain the positive momentum seen at the end of last week as index heavyweights fell amid lingering uncertainties, analysts said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016