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Market on watch for COVID-19 progress

Trading at the stock market this week will remain dependent on the country’s COVID-19 situation, as investors weigh the economic consequences of the strict lockdown in Metro Manila and other provinces......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarAug 22nd, 2021

Market to move sideways

The local stock market will continue to move sideways with a downward bias as investors keep a close watch on the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Bond market gets boost from better global outlook

The domestic bond market grew in the fourth quarter of 2020 to P8.57 trillion amid an improving global economic outlook following progress in COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Asian Development Bank......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 28th, 2021

WATCH: Baclaran night market tiniyak na hindi magiging COVID-19 ‘super spreader’

Binuksan ng pamahalaang-lungsod ng Pasay ang Baclaran night market sa Service Road ng Roxas Boulevard. Siniguro naman ni Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano na mahigpit na ipapatupad ang minimum health and safety protocols para iwas hawaan ng COVID-19 sa mga nagtitinda at mamimili. Ang pagbubukas ay para patuloy na may pagkakitaan ang mga nagtitinda sa ilalim at […] The post WATCH: Baclaran night market tiniyak na hindi magiging COVID-19 ‘super spreader’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Dara holds live broadcast to celebrate reaching 1 million subscribers on YouTube

Dara, aka Sandara Park, held a live broadcast on Oct. 16 to celebrate her milestone of getting one million subscribers on her YouTube channel Dara TV. People from different countries tuned in to watch Dara’s broadcast where she thanked subscribers, gave updates about herself, discussed her plans and raffled off personal items to mark the occasion. Her YouTube subscribers reached one million on Oct. 10 and she tweeted, “Happy 1M subscribers #DaraTV Thank you so much everyone!!! Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat!!! #DaraTV1Million.” “This is the first time I’m doing YouTube Live and the comments are coming in so fast we can’t even read it,” Dara said during the broadcast. She added, “I’ve been doing YouTube for three years and there are about 60 videos uploaded on my channel. But, guys, that is amazing because I still hit one million. Thank you to everyone who subscribed.” Dara also revealed that she put on some weight and she’s very happy about it, saying, “I gained some weight for the first time in my life. I’ve been 38 to 39 kilos. I’ve finally gained six kilos.” “A lot of people were worried about me. I look more mature and I’m very pleased. The sad part about gaining weight is I don’t fit into all of my clothes anymore. I recently donated my clothes to my niece and nephews. I’m gonna shop for some jeans next week. My jeans don’t fit me anymore,” she said. She told her Pinoy fans, “Kamusta kayong lahat? Nagustuhan nyo ba yung recent upload ko sa DaraTV, yung Philippine market? Super enjoy ako dun. Ang ginawa ko dun nagpicture lang pero nag-enjoy pa rin ako (How are you? Did you like my recent upload on DaraTV about the Philippine market? I enjoyed it. I only took photos but I still enjoyed it).” In a video she uploaded on Oct. 3, Dara went to a Filipino street market near the Hyehwadong Catholic Church in Hyehwa-dong in Jongno, Seoul where she got to mingle and take photos with Pinoys and Koreans. Every Sunday, hundreds of Filipinos go to the street market to eat, buy Filipino food and products.The video now has more than 2 million views on YouTube. Dara also ranked the top five countries that watch her YouTube videos the most and the Philippines emerged as No. 1. “Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. Grabe number one talaga kayo (Thank you very much. You are really number one). I love it because I started my career there. I miss you guys. I’m always thankful for support,” she said. Dara during her live broadcast on YouTube (Screenshot from Dara’s video) The US placed second with Dara saying, “Thank you so much for supporting DaraTV. South Korea, her home country, is third. She commented, “Even though I have a lot of content outside of Korea, im very thankful that I have a lot of Korean subscribers.” “Thank you so much, Indonesia,” she said as the country placed fourth while United Arab Emirates is fifth and Dara said, “I’ve never been there but I really wanna go.” Dara thanked viewers for enjoying her video with CL and said she also wants “to go to Minzy’s dance academy to learn and dance there.” She was asked what was most memorable during the music video shoot with Park Bom and she said, “It’s always very chaotic when I’m with her. The most memorable thing about that shoot is that it had to be very serious but she just made me laugh so much and she asked why I wasn’t being all ‘hip-hoppy’ for my web scene but I just enjoyed that shoot a lot because it was so funny.” Dara started her showbiz career in the Philippines and left it to debut in 2NE1 in 2009. The group disbanded in 2016. She is still under YG Entertainment. She was asked if she’s going to blog about a tour of the new YG Entertainment headquarters located in Hapjeong in Mapo District, Seoul. “Next year, maybe. Still a work in progress. It looks very futuristic, very cool looking. Kinda looks like a music video set,” she said. One commented that Dara has no problem buying new clothes but she said “I can’t shop that much these days because I want to save more money [because of the ongoing pandemic].” “We should all save money. Since we can’t perform and also everyone around the world, we have to save our money. We’re just being very mindful here. I’m very thankful because I’ve been working so much. I just came back from a schedule and this entire week I had schedules and it looks like I will be very busy next week as well so I’m very thankful for my job,” she said. She said the upcoming episodes on DaraTV include staycation and cooking episodes. To celebrate the milestone, Dara raffled off bracelets and Polaroid photos, and her own clothes. Dara will also be hosting the second season of the TV show “Idol League” with BTOB’s Eunkwang and the first episode is set on Oct. 17. About her plans, she said, “Right now, I’m gonna focus on emceeing and you guys can look forward to that. You guys might see something related to acting because I’ve been talking to my musical friend. And for music, it’s always on my mind. We are all working on it so stay tuned.” Caption Dara during her live broadcast on YouTube (Screenshot from Dara’s video).....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Power demand fell 6.2% in August as gov& rsquo;t applied ECQ

The average power demand fell 6.2 percent in August to 12,272 megawatts from 13,082 MW in July following the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila to stem the increase in COVID-19 infections, the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines said Friday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Vote buying by GCash? Comelec, BSP to keep watch

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, vote buying is a challenge that the Commission on Elections still has to contend with in the 2022 national and local polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Agot Isidro, Enchong Dee call out drivers rep Claudine Bautista for ‘lavish’ wedding

Agot Isidro and Enchong Dee called out congresswoman Claudine “Dendee” Bautista for having a “lavish” wedding ceremony in Balesin amid the COVID-19 pandemic and plight of displaced drivers. Bautista, a representative of Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights party list (DUMPER), got married in a Michael Cinco wedding gown at a “lavish private […] The post Agot Isidro, Enchong Dee call out drivers rep Claudine Bautista for ‘lavish’ wedding appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Foreign borrowings boost forex reserves to $106.5 billion

The country’s gross international reserves rose to $106.55 billion in July from $105.76 billion in June due to higher inflows arising from more foreign borrowings to finance the government’s COVID-19 response measures as well as higher prices of gold in the world market......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

‘Delta variant poses risk to recovery’

The stricter lockdown measures aimed to slow the spread of the more infectious COVID Delta variant pose serious challenges to the economy and the labor market, a Department of Finance official said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

PSBank optimistic despite volatile, cautious market

The thrift banking arm of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. remains optimistic amid the volatile and cautious market as the country continues to struggle to contain the COVID-19 outbreak......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

June hot money posted $335-m inflows

Registered foreign portfolio investments, or hot money, posted a net inflow of $335 million in June, a reversal of the $235-million net outflow a year ago, as foreign fund managers reacted positively to the progress in the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program and the unchanged policy rates, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said over the weekend......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Luxury looks homeward as COVID curtails travel

The luxury sector has flashed back from the COVID-19 pandemic but the crisis is still putting a crimp in travel, a key part of the market......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Delta variant unnerves market

The local stock market may continue to move with a downward bias this week due to continuing jitters over COVID-19 as the Department of Health (DOH) continues to record more cases of the more contagious Delta variant, traders said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Growing amidst the pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s leading independent and homegrown oil firm has retained its third-place ranking among the mythical “Big 3” oil players in the local market......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

BDO Securities cautiously optimistic amid virus risks

Despite the improved pace of vaccination for COVID-19, BDO Securities still sees risks that may derail the local stock market’s recovery......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Index plunges for 4th straight trading session

The stock market plunged for the fourth straight session yesterday as growing fears over the spread of a more dangerous COVID variant further dampened investor sentiment......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Growing business

The Philippines has a large untapped market that fintech companies can capitalize on given conventional banks’ slow progress in offering digital financial services, according to the latest report of Moody’s Investors Services......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

WATCH: 14 milyong katao nabakunahan na laban sa Covid-19

The post WATCH: 14 milyong katao nabakunahan na laban sa Covid-19 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

Market Watch | What does it take to cook adobo?

What does it take to cook adobo? An ordinary worker's whole pay for a day. The post Market Watch | What does it take to cook adobo? appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Market Watch | Oil prices up again this week

For the 22nd time this year, the price of diesel will again go up this week with oil firms announcing a price hike of PHP 0.60 per liter. The post Market Watch | Oil prices up again this week appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021