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Asia business sentiment slips from 7-year high

KUALA LUMPUR -- Business confidence among Asian companies slipped for the first time in three quarters, on mounting worries that US President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies would trigger tit-for-tat reprisals and undermine the global trading system. The post Asia business sentiment slips from 7-year high appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Experts complete first phase of mining review

THE RESULTS of a technical review of the 26 mining sites ordered closed or suspended by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are set to be presented to the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) today. The post Experts complete first phase of mining review appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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BSP tightens anew to temper inflation

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) raised rates yesterday after a similar move in May in a bid to arrest future inflation and keep local yields competitive. The post BSP tightens anew to temper inflation appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Designing Better Meetings

All of us have attended meetings in which the agenda seemed endless to the point of becoming pointless. And some of us have conducted meetings during which participants looked listlessly at their phones. Sadly, meetings have become both boon and bane in the workplace. The post Designing Better Meetings appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Philippines may lead Asia in protecting LGBT rights if same-sex marriage legalized — HRW

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Philippines would lead in terms of marriage equality should it legalize same-sex marriage, New York City-based human-advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, June 19. The HRW’s comments were released on the same day the Supreme Court (SC) held its first oral arguments on the petition by […] The post Philippines may lead Asia in protecting LGBT rights if same-sex marriage legalized — HRW appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Duterte wants DTI to put health warning labels on sugary drinks

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to place health warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said on Wednesday, June 20. In his economic press briefing at the Palace on Wednesday morning, Mr. Lopez said the President is “concerned” about […] The post Duterte wants DTI to put health warning labels on sugary drinks appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Cryptocurrencies fall as Korean exchange says $32 million stolen

Cryptocurrencies dropped after the second South Korean exchange in as many weeks said it was hacked, renewing concerns about the safety of digital-asset trading venues. Bithumb, ranked by Coinmarketcap.com as the world’s seventh-largest crypto exchange by traded value, said on Wednesday that hackers stole about 35 billion won ($32 million) and that Ripple was among […] The post Cryptocurrencies fall as Korean exchange says $32 million stolen appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Murray’s recovery

Considering Andy Murray’s 11-month absence from the competitive scene, his performance yesterday at the Queen’s Club was, to say the least, encouraging. Sure, he found himself on the wrong end of a match against surging Nick Kyrgios, his first at the Fever-Tree Championships. On the other hand, there were enough sightings of his World Number One self to build on; the fact that he won the first set easily, bowed in the second via a tiebreak, and lost the third five and seven just five months off hip surgery speaks volumes of his commitment and skill set. The post Murray’s recovery appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Three in a row for Shankland

GM Samuel Shankland won his last two games to take solo first place in the American Continental Championship. This was his third consecutive tournament victory after winning the USA Championship (ahead of the triumvirate of Fabiano Caruana, Wesley so and Hikaru Nakamura, all world top-10 players) and the Capablanca Memorial. He is now ranked no. 27 in the world with a rating of 2727, which is why some people are now calling him “Triple 27.” The post Three in a row for Shankland appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Bahamas’ teen giant DeAndre Ayton eyes top pick in NBA Draft

NEW YORK -- Towering Bahamian teenager DeAndre Ayton is poised to be chosen with the top pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, with the Phoenix Suns set to snap up the 7ft. center who compares himself to Shaquille O’Neal. The post Bahamas’ teen giant DeAndre Ayton eyes top pick in NBA Draft appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Moraes, Eustaquio expect tough battle in ONE unification bout in Macau

BRAZILIAN Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes and Filipino Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio lock horns anew in ONE Championship as they battle in a flyweight unification bout this weekend in Macau, China. The post Moraes, Eustaquio expect tough battle in ONE unification bout in Macau appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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In-form Portugal star Ronaldo looms over Morocco while Spain faces Iran

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA -- Cristiano Ronaldo will hone in on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal’s World Cup opener, while 2010 winner Spain plays Iran in Group B. The post In-form Portugal star Ronaldo looms over Morocco while Spain faces Iran appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Russia beats Egypt to close in on last 16 slot

SAINT PETERSBURG -- Host nation Russia have one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah. The post Russia beats Egypt to close in on last 16 slot appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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“Gov’t needs to shoulder development costs of natural gas infrastructure”, DOE official says

The government may end up shouldering the funding for some components of the natural gas infrastructure as the required capital to develop them may be too big for a private company to undertake, an Energy official said. “We believe that some portions of the infrastructure required to develop a downstream natural gas industry might have […] The post “Gov’t needs to shoulder development costs of natural gas infrastructure”, DOE official says appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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SEC exempts MRC Allied from registration requirements on common share issuance

MRC Allied, Inc. has been exempted from the registration requirements for the common shares it plans to issue numbering more than a billion at P0.70 apiece, the company said on Wednesday. The company told the stock exchange it received yesterday a copy of the letter dated June 13, 2018 from the Markets and Securities Regulation […] The post SEC exempts MRC Allied from registration requirements on common share issuance appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Mining Industry Coordinating Council convenes to finalize ruling on closed mining sites

THE INTER-AGENCY Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will convene today to hear findings of the independent technical review teams on the supposed erring mining sites ordered closed last year. Finance Undersecretary Bayani H. Agabin said in a mobile phone message yesterday that “the report of the review team will be presented and discussed,” to the […] The post Mining Industry Coordinating Council convenes to finalize ruling on closed mining sites appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Duterte moves to fast-track military pension scheme

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte wants to fast-track the establishment of a new pension scheme for military personnel. The president hopes to establish this scheme within his term. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said that the economic managers, together with officials of the Defense, Interior and Local Government, and Transportation departments met with Mr. Duterte […] The post Duterte moves to fast-track military pension scheme appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Top Japanese banks express support of Philippine “samurai bonds” following DoF meeting

TOP JAPANESE BANKS have expressed their interest in participating in the Philippines’ return to the yen debt market following their meeting with the Finance department in Tokyo. In a statement sent to journalists yesterday, the Department of Finance (DoF) said that Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III met with officials of Daiwa Securities Group Inc., […] The post Top Japanese banks express support of Philippine “samurai bonds” following DoF meeting appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Government discusses possible “soft opening” of Boracay

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Epimaco V. Densing III on Wednesday said the government is looking into a possible “soft opening” of Boracay by the first week of September, a month before the six-month closure period of the island destination lapses. “At least prior to the closure , we have discussed […] The post Government discusses possible “soft opening” of Boracay appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Philippines poised to lead marriage equality in Asia, HRW reports

The Philippines would lead in terms of marriage equality should it legalize same-sex marriage, New York City-based human-advocacy group Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The HRW’s comments were released on the same day the Supreme Court (SC) held its first oral arguments on a petition by LGBT rights advocate Atty. Jesus M. Falcis III […] The post Philippines poised to lead marriage equality in Asia, HRW reports appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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