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Century Properties, Mitsubishi to spend P28B for affordable housing foray

CENTURY Properties Group, Inc. (CPG) will be spending P28 billion alongside Japanese partner Mitsubishi Corp. for the rollout of 15 masterplanned communities catered toward the affordable housing market through their newly-incorporated firm. The post Century Properties, Mitsubishi to spend P28B for affordable housing foray appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Mindanao’s Martial Law will not extend to Luzon, Visayas says Palace

AS various groups of protesters marched on the streets of Metro Manila on Friday, Sept. 21, to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, Malacañang said that the situation is different now and that the Martial Law that is currently in force in Mindanao will not be extended to the rest of the country. The post Mindanao’s Martial Law will not extend to Luzon, Visayas says Palace appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Selection of third major telco on track by December as gov’t issues final terms

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) published on Friday the final terms of reference (ToR) outlining the process by which the government will select by December a third major player in the telecommunications industry. The post Selection of third major telco on track by December as gov’t issues final terms appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Singapore says it needs foreign tech talent and `fun’ education

By Bloomberg Singapore, grappling with an aging population and a shortage of high-tech workers, says it needs to bring in foreign talent in areas including software programming while the country rebalances its education system to meet future demands. A key issue is whether Singapore has a critical mass of workers to make itself a vibrant economy […] The post Singapore says it needs foreign tech talent and `fun’ education appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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The future is in Africa, and China already knows it: Noah Smith

By Bloomberg During the past decade, China has been investing a lot of money in sub-Saharan Africa: Some Western observers worry that this represents a new form of colonialism. Given the continent’s history with European conquerors and rich countries trying to cheaply exploit its natural resources, that suspicion is understandable. But although China can sometimes be […] The post The future is in Africa, and China already knows it: Noah Smith appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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U.S. sanctions driving Russian billionaires into Putin’s arms

By Bloomberg The Trump administration is helping Vladimir Putin achieve a goal that’s eluded him for almost two decades—getting Russia’s billionaires to start repatriating some of their assets. Relatively muted sanctions imposed during the Obama era over the conflict in Ukraine have only widened in scope and severity since Trump took office last year. The unpredictability […] The post U.S. sanctions driving Russian billionaires into Putin’s arms appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Hacks, phishing and fake news: Russia-proofing a Baltic election

By Bloomberg A nondescript office in Riga’s communist-era Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science may be Latvia’s last line of defense against threats to next month’s general election. There, the nation’s 29-strong CERT cyber-security group, is bracing for its biggest test to date: repelling attempts by Russia to sway the voting process. Having studied meddling in […] The post Hacks, phishing and fake news: Russia-proofing a Baltic election appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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SPOTLIGHT | Delo with Isosyn Technology

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Combatting bank scams and frauds

Scams and frauds remain a serious threat to financial institutions and consumers, especially these days when fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated as the technologies and methods they employ advance over time. Innovations that allow people to conveniently manage financial tasks and transactions via digital channels have ironically opened opportunities for fraudsters to deceive the banking […] The post Combatting bank scams and frauds appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

By Agence France-Presse Financial giant John Hancock is converting all its life insurance policies to an incentive-based system using activity tracking, a move aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles but which also raises privacy questions. The Boston-based insurer announced Thursday that it would immediately begin moving life insurance policies to a “behavior change platform that rewards customers […] The post Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

By Agence-France Presse Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations. Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, along with the European Union, signed the Ocean Plastics Charter at a leaders’ summit in Canada’s Charlevoix […] The post Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Saudi woman’s case against father stirs ‘guardianship’ debate

By Agence-France Presse A Saudi court has ruled in favour of a woman who challenged her father’s decision to not let her have a passport, reports said Thursday, stirring an online debate on the contentious male guardianship system. The conservative kingdom requires women to seek permission from male “guardians” — their fathers, husbands or other male […] The post Saudi woman’s case against father stirs ‘guardianship’ debate appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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US takes off the gloves in global cyber wars: top officials

By Agence-France Presse The United States is taking off the gloves in the growing, shadowy cyber war waged with China, Russia and other rivals, a top White House official said Thursday. National Security Advisor John Bolton said the country’s “first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years” was now in effect. The new more aggressive posture […] The post US takes off the gloves in global cyber wars: top officials appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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China is hitting reality now on `impossible’ tax, deficit goals

By Bloomberg China’s government is grappling with an inconvenient truth: you can’t cut taxes, boost spending and reduce the budget deficit all at the same time. Having promised to do all three this year, a slowing economy coupled with the trade war with the U.S. is now underlining the contradiction in the government’s goals. Incomplete implementation […] The post China is hitting reality now on `impossible’ tax, deficit goals appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Facebook to give less direct support in future electoral campaigns

Facebook Inc. said that for future presidential campaigns, it will pull back from the kind of on-site support it gave Donald Trump for his 2016 presidential race — a relationship that came under scrutiny by Congress. The company will still offer technical support and basic training to candidate campaigns and political advocacy organizations, but it […] The post Facebook to give less direct support in future electoral campaigns appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Rain haunts Tofarm film festival

IN KEEPING with the advocacy of the Tofarm Film Festival — “bring the stories of farmers to Filipino as well as foreign audiences,” according to the fest’s managing director Joey Romero — the cast and crew of the six finalists shot their films in the countryside and experienced first-hand what it was like to be a farmer and be at the mercy of the weather. It rained for most of the shooting days, and this proved to be a challenge to the film crews. The film productions continued to be haunted by rain during the gala screenings at the Trinoma Cinema; and Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) exited the country on the day of the awarding ceremonies at the Shangri-La Manila. The post Rain haunts Tofarm film festival appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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More PAL flights in October for ‘winter season’

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is adding more local and international flights from Manila, Clark, Cebu and Davao as it braces for the coming of the “winter season” next month. The post More PAL flights in October for ‘winter season’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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San Miguel units complete share-swap deal

SAN MIGUEL Food and Beverage, Inc. (SMFB) has completed the share-swap transaction consolidating the traditional units of parent San Miguel Corp. (SMC) under its portfolio. The post San Miguel units complete share-swap deal appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Benguet Corp. backs small miners in Itogon

BENGUET Corp. wants to legitimize small-scale miners in Itogon by donating to the government its patented property in the Antamok site as a “Minahang Bayan” while providing other livelihood such as ecotourism to the community. The post Benguet Corp. backs small miners in Itogon appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Asiabest readies public float plan in Tiger Asia takeover

ASIABEST Group International, Inc. (ABG) has submitted a compliance plan to ensure that its public float will stay within the minimum requirement after the proposed takeover of Tiger Resort Asia Limited (Tiger Asia). The post Asiabest readies public float plan in Tiger Asia takeover appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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