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Hot money swings to $1.2 billion net inflow in 2018

More foreign portfolio investments flowed into the Philippines last year, hitting the highest level in five years and reversing the net outflow in 2017 as investors welcomed the implementation of the government’s tax reform program, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

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Pacquiao vs. Broner: Live via Pay-per-View

Don't miss the World Welterweight Championship fight between Pacquiao and Broner. Choose among these thrilling venues: Bar 360 – PHP1,294.32 (inclusive of buffet and bottomless drinks) Passion – PHP1,294.32 (inclusive of buffet and bottomless drinks) El Calle Food & Music Hall – PHP431.44 (screening only) Newport Cinema Ultra Cinema 1 – 1,500 Points (2 tickets)… link: Pacquiao vs. Broner: Live via Pay-per-View.....»»

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Witness the World Welterweight Championship of Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien ”The …

Witness the World Welterweight Championship of Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien ”The Problem” Broner LIVE via Pay per View on Sunday, January 20, 8 AM at these venues: Bar 360 · Passion · Newport Cinemas · Genting Club For more details, visit: bit.ly/RWMPacBroner Source link: Witness the World Welterweight Championship of Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien ”The ….....»»

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Global Ferronickel holds ore shipments to China steady as economy cools

MANILA — Philippines nickel ore miner, Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc., said on Thursday it aims to ship 5.7 million wet metric tons (WMT) to China this year, in line with 2018, as China’s cooling economy slows expected demand......»»

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Hot money turns around in 2018

MORE FLIGHTY FOREIGN FUNDS entered the Philippines in 2018, beating the central bank’s expectation of a net outflow as investor optimism rebounded just before the year ended......»»

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ONE Championship: All Hands On Deck For Team Lakay As They Brace For Hectic Week

As Mark Sangiao focuses on Joshua “The Passion” Pacio's ONE Strawweight World Title defense this weekend, two of his World Champions are holding down the fort for him back in the Philippines.   Sangiao has delegated the coaching duties to ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang and ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon after the Team Lakay head coach left for Jakarta, Indonesia for Pacio’s bout on early Tuesday morning.   Pacio is slated to defend his ONE Straweight World Title against Yosuke Saruta at ONE: ETERNAL GLORY at the Istora Senayan on 19 January, which kicks off the string of title defenses for Team Lakay.   Six days later,  Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio’s turn to defend his  ONE Flyweight World Title when he battles Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes in the main event of ONE: HERO’S ASCENT at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on 25 January.   Given the hectic schedule of the stable, all hands should definitely be on deck for Team Lakay.   "Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon will oversee Eustaquio's training while I'm away for Joshua Pacio. I asked Folayang to stay behind for Geje while I work Pacio's corner in Jakarta," Sangiao revealed.   "We have a ready program. The boys will know what to do while I'm away. The thing about our team is we work and help each other all the time. Geje and Honorio are being trained by two world champions right now. Our team being a family is an advantage."   Sangiao assures that no one gets overlooked in the team despite his busy schedule.   He cited that athletes under his watchful eye are given equal priority, and it’s hard to argue against the results of their unified training camp which they have been accustomed to since the gym’s inception in 2003.   "Training camp has gone really well for Joshua Pacio, we're just doing light training in fight week. We were able to get what we wanted for him physically and mentally. We came up with a game plan and his conditioning for his first title defense is superb," said Sangiao.   "Geje started training camp for Moraes in November. Geje's confidence is already there, and his training has been really good so far. We expect a hungry Moraes in the third fight so we're putting in a lot of time to prepare for that."   With expectations getting bigger and bigger with every achievement, Sangiao is just thankful to have a family he can rely on during those days when his plates get too full for his own good. o   "We always teach unity and team work in Team Lakay," stressed Sangiao. "All of our achievements are a collective result of our hard work. Each man and woman in the team deserve equal credit for all the success we've had.".....»»

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Halep edges young American at Australian Open; Venus next

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Push Simona Halep to the brink, and she summons her best. The Australian Open's top-seeded woman got all she could handle from 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the second round before taking the last four games to emerge with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory that took 2½ hours Thursday. "Well, I have no idea how I won this tonight," said Halep, the reigning French Open champion. "It's so tough to explain what happened on court." A year ago at Melbourne Park, Halep was a point from being eliminated in two matches but came back each time en route to reaching the final. In the first round this year, she was down a set and a break before turning things around. And this time, against a hard-hitting Kenin, Halep trailed 4-2 in the third set and managed to not cede another game. And that was despite getting what she described as "a little bit injured" in the second set, something that seemed clear from the way she wasn't always able to run with her usual verve. "Hopefully," said Halep, whose No. 1 ranking is up for grabs during the Australian Open, "next round I play better." That third-round matchup will be quite intriguing, because it'll be against seven-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Venus Williams. And the winner of that could face Williams' younger sister, 23-time major champ Serena, in the fourth round. Venus won a three-setter that finished a little before Halep's did — and in much more emphatic fashion. Pushed to that deciding set by getting broken to end the second, Venus ran away with the win down the stretch, defeating Alize Cornet 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. So what was the difference in the lopsided third set? "She was just putting more intensity than me. She was hitting harder, deeper," Cornet said. "I had a little less energy than in the second set and she took advantage of it and really raised her level." The 38-year-old Venus, unseeded at a major for the first time in five years, was the runner-up in Australia to Serena in 2003 and 2017. Serena advanced to the third round by beating 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday night, reeling off the last five games and 16 of the final 20 points. That match was to be followed in Rod Laver Arena by No. 1 Novak Djokovic against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rematch of the 2008 final at Melbourne Park. Other winners in the women's draw Thursday included reigning U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka, past U.S. Open runners-up Karolina Pliskova and Madison Keys, No. 27-seeded Camila Giorgi and No. 28 Hsieh Su-Wei. In men's action, Stan Wawrinka was up a set and was just two points away from taking the second against Milos Raonic. Couldn't do it. About an hour later, 2014 champion Wawrinka was a single point from grabbing the third set. Denied again. And another hour after that, Wawrinka was two points from seizing the fourth to force a fifth. Nope, not on this afternoon. Wawrinka kept coming oh-so-close, and Raonic kept hanging in there and toughing out the most important moments along the way to a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (11), 7-6 (5) victory that put the 16th-seeded Canadian into the third round. "I missed a few little points," Wawrinka said, "that could have changed the match." So true. "It feels like 4 hours passed by in about 15 minutes. ... The adrenaline takes over," said Raonic, the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2016. "I was very fortunate to stay alive in that fourth set." They were interrupted for about a half-hour while the roof at Rod Laver Arena was shut because of rain at 4-all in the third set. Raonic thought that helped him quite a bit. "I do a little bit better indoors than outdoors," he said, "so thank you for raining up there." In other men's action on Day 4, 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from 39-year-old Ivo Karlovic en route to a 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) victory, but No. 7 Dominic Thiem retired from his match in the third set after dropping the first two, and 2018 Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung lost to Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4. Raonic delivered 39 aces, part of an impressive ratio of 84 total winners to only 44 unforced errors. This was a matchup probably better suited to the second week than the second round of a Grand Slam tournament, given both men's credentials. But Wawrinka, a three-time major champion once ranked as high as No. 3, dropped out of the top 250 last season, when he had surgery on his left knee. His signature one-handed backhand is as dangerous as ever — he had a 16-2 edge in winners on that shot Thursday — and he hit 28 aces of his own. But as even as the match was in many respects — Raonic only won two more points overall, 163-161 — Wawrinka couldn't come through when he really needed to. Raonic had plenty to do with that, of course, including in the third-set tiebreaker, when he served his way out of trouble. Wawrinka's three set points there came at 6-5, when Raonic delivered a serve at 129 mph (208 kph) followed by a forehand volley winner; at 8-7, when Raonic's 125 mph (201 kph) serve drew a missed return; and at 10-9, when an ace at 132 mph (213 kph) did the trick. A 123 mph (198 kph) service winner gave Raonic that set. In the last tiebreaker, Wawrinka was up 5-4 before Raonic closed with three consecutive points to avoid heading to a fifth set. "Today, I'm sad and frustrated," Wawrinka said. "But in general, if I take some distance with it, I'm happy to see that I'm able to play again with this level, able to move that well.".....»»

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LOOK: Jinri Park grapples with Team Lakay in Baguio

Filipina model/celebrity Jinri Park has been taking her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu talents up to Baguio City to train with none other than the world champions over at the famed Team Lakay gym.  Park, who's a Blue Belt under Atos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, recently made the trip up north to help reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio prepare for his world title defense against Brazilian grappling ace Adriano Moraes at ONE: Hero's Ascent on Friday, January 25th at the Mall of Asia Arena.          View this post on Instagram                   Came to Baguio to train with the champ! @lakay.gravity Excited to see his leg locks and kill his opponent this coming Jan 25! Let’s go Team Lakay!! Congrats to @therockbanario for the blue belt! Finally! Daming “fake” white belts here at Team Lakay 😂 Dapat lahat blue or purple and above!!! SWIPE ➡️ #jiujitsu #bjj #onechampionship #onefc #leglocks A post shared by Jinri Park (@jinri_88) on Jan 16, 2019 at 10:56pm PST           View this post on Instagram                   Rolling with a blue belt.. A great visitor #teamlakay2019 A post shared by Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio (@lakay.gravity) on Jan 17, 2019 at 12:43am PST  This isn't the first time that Park has helped out with the Baguio boys, as she's dropped by the La Trinidad, Benguet-based gym a couple of times back in 2018, training the likes of ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio Banario among others.            View this post on Instagram                   Celebrating my 3rd year anniversary of being a jiujiteira! A lot has happened this year, joined Tokyo Open, Masters Asia Open and even tried my luck at Worlds! I will never stop falling in love with this sport ❤️ Recently had the opportunity to train with the champs at Team Lakay! Congratulations @the.landslide and @therockbanario for winning the fight tonight! Your fights were LEGIT and super solid! Never gave up and kept fighting! Have so much respect for you guys! Oss! Pinoy pride! Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel! Recently uploaded my sparring session with eduard and also a Q&A with the landslide coming soon!!!! Subscribe to YouTube.com/thejinriexperience #bjj #jiujitsu #eduardfolayang #onechampionship #mma SWIPE ➡️ A post shared by Jinri Park (@jinri_88) on Nov 23, 2018 at 9:15am PST           View this post on Instagram                   Had fun rolling with @the.landslide few days back in baguio! The struggle is real 😂 #bjj #jiujitsu A post shared by Jinri Park (@jinri_88) on Nov 1, 2018 at 8:40pm PDT For the past few years, grappling has been a major point of improvement for the Team Lakay members, and their hard work on the mats have paid dividends, as they've managed to snag four world championships, just this past year.  Park, who has done a lot of competing in her three years of practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, had nothing but praise for the boys in Baguio, calling them "fake white belts."  "Daming “fake” white belts here at Team Lakay. Dapat lahat blue or purple and above," her post read.  In fact, two members of Team Lakay in Banario and Edward Kelly earned their Blue Belts under Coach John Baylon in 2018. .....»»

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An Egg Overtakes Kylie Jenner’s Photo for the Most Liked Photo on Instagram

A photo of an egg was posted by an Instagram account named world_record_egg. Since then it overtook the photo of Kylie Jenner’s baby by a large margin. The account posted a single photo of an egg on January 5 saying it wants to beat the current world record for most liked photo on instagram of […].....»»

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Donnie Nietes confident Manny Pacquiao can beat Adrien Broner

MANILA, Philippines---Donnie Nietes believes Manny Pacquiao's win over Adrien Broner is already in the bag. Pacquiao (60-7-2) is set to defend his WBA World welterweight title against Broner (33-3-1) on Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a fight that Nietes believes his fellow Filipino titlist can easily win. "I think if Manny won't knock Broner down he can win via decision," said Nietes (42-1-5) in Filipino via report from ABS-CBN. "This will be a great fight because Broner is also a good fighter." Broner is looking to get his first win since February of 2017 after he lost to Mikey Garcia in July of the same year and drew with Jessie Vargas in April 2018. ...Keep on reading: Donnie Nietes confident Manny Pacquiao can beat Adrien Broner.....»»

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Ceza registered $8b worth of investment commitments in 2018

Ceza registered $8b worth of investment commitments in 2018.....»»

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Gordon backs Hanjin takeover

A government takeover of the debt-saddled Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines Inc. may save the jobs of some 3,800 workers and make the country a world leader in shipbuilding, according to Sen. Richard Gordon. “We should take that over if necessary. What is important is that the Philippines can build ships for the Philippine […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News18 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

Philippine GDP growth seen slowing World

Philippine GDP growth seen slowing BusinessWorld Online By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter. PHILIPPINE economic growth will likely slow up to this year, according to latest estimates of a macroecon.....»»

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DOT: 269,344 tourists visit Boracay since reopening

AKLAN, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) recorded 269,344 tourist arrivals in Boracay from the time it was reopened  in late October last year to the end of 2018. DOT-Boracay said that from October 26 to December 31, 2018, it recorded 125,236 foreign tourists comprising 46% of the total tourist ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News20 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

Apple replaced 11 million batteries in 2018 – report

MANILA, Philippines – In 2018, Apple offered discounted replacements for iPhone batteries in response to the controversy that the company purposely throttled battery life and performance of older iPhones models. This was a move that would later appear to hurt the company’s sales. In an all-hands meeting last January 3, ........»»

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Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war as example to world

MANILA, Philippines – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena was all praises for his host Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody campaign against illegal drugs, calling it an "example to the world." Sirisena made this declaration as he gave his toast remarks during the state banquet held in his honor on Wednesday, ........»»

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Despite exclusion, Matthew Wright always ready to answer Gilas call-up

MANILA, Philippines – If the duty calls, he will answer. Matthew Wright vowed to always be ready to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas should the team need him despite being left out of the 14-man pool for the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers in February.  "Whenever my name is called the for ........»»

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2018 growth likely hit target – Diokno

Economic growth likely hit the lower end of the government’s downwardly revised target last year, a Cabinet official said on Wednesday. “The economy is projected to have grown by at…READ The post 2018 growth likely hit target – Diokno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News22 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

Filipino families who experienced hunger dropped in Q4 of 2018–SWS

THE number of Filipino families who experienced hunger decreased in the final quarter of 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Only 10.5 percent or an estimated 2.4…READ The post Filipino families who experienced hunger dropped in Q4 of 2018–SWS appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Diokno sees 7% economic growth in Q4 2018

Diokno sees 7% economic growth in Q4 2018.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News