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US VP Harris begins Asia trip amid Afghan debacle

Vice President Kamala Harris began a trip to Asia Sunday where she will offer reassurances of Washington's commitment to the region after the chaotic US pullout from Afghanistan and Taliban takeover......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 22nd, 2021

Pompeo to cut short Asia visit amid Trump hospitalization

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cut short his trip to Asia this week, a department spokeswoman said Saturday, visiting Japan but skipping planned stops to South Korea and Mongolia......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

AUB income down 36% in 6 months

Rebisco-led Asia United Bank incurred a 36 percent drop in net income to P1.9 billion in the first half, from P2.4 billion in the same period last year, on the back of lower trading and securities gains amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

SuperM hosts virtual concert, fan meet across Asia

Amid absences due to military duty and quarantine, SuperM still managed to delight their fans in Asia last Saturday, August 7, for the exclusive “PrudentialxSuperM We DO Virtual Concert & Fan Meet.".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

PSEi ends flat amid index rebalancing

The rebalancing of the benchmark index as well as the somber mood in Asia despite solid gains on Wall Street limited the market’s movement yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

MPIC bags 2 Stevie Awards

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. was lauded in the eighth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, garnering two Stevie Awards for its corporate social responsibility initiatives in service of vulnerable sectors amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Green bonds seen to finance more energy–efficient infrastructure

Green bond issuances in Southeast Asia should pave the way for more energy-efficient buildings amid growing population and energy demand in the region......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Economic scars seen deepest in Philippines

The Philippines is expected to suffer the worst economic scarring effects from the pandemic in Asia-Pacific amid its meager fiscal response as well as its difficulty in containing new waves of the virus......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

‘Lack of fiscal support a drag on Philippines recovery’

The pace of economic recovery in the Philippines would be the slowest in Asia amid a lackluster fiscal response to the pandemic, with the threat of long-term scarring effects now more visible than ever, an international think tank said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

ADB keeps Philippine growth outlook

Manila-based Asian Development Bank is keeping its economic growth outlook for the Philippines at 4.5 percent this year amid a sea of downgrades in Southeast Asia due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2021

ADB OKs P1.1 billion grant to hasten transition to clean energy in Philippines

Manila-based Asian Development Bank has approved a $22.05 million (P1.1 billion) technical assistance grant to accelerate the transition to clean energy in the Philippines amid growing demand in Southeast Asia......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Philippines cautioned against loosening social restrictions

Moody’s Analytics has warned the Philippines about loosening its social restrictions amid the recent trend in the resurgence of COVID-19 infections as well as the spread of the Delta variant across Asia-Pacific......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

ADB OKs P500 million grant for coastal resilience

Manila-based Asian Development Bank has approved a $9.97 million (P496 million) technical assistance grant to build coastal resilience in the Philippines amid worsening climate change in Asia Pacific......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

(detail) Moon begins preparations for its week-long trip to Britain, Austria and Spain on Friday

Seoul, June 9 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to the United Kingdom later this week to attend the Group of 7.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Kamala Harris s plane forced to turn around due to technical fault

US Vice President Kamala Harris's plane was forced to land soon after take-off on Sunday due to a technical problem on her way to Guatemala for her first international trip......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Demand for reinsurance on the rise

Reinsurance demand in Asia-Pacific has increased amid rising natural calamities that affect economies in the region......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

Global recovery to jumpstart Philippine exports of electronics

The Philippines is expected to ride on the strong recovery of the electronics sector in Asia-Pacific amid better demand as economies rebound from the pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Duterte: Asia-Pacific states should ‘peacefully’ resolve maritime rows

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday maintained that  Asia-Pacific countries should push to resolve disputes peacefully amid heightened tensions between Manila and Beijing over the South China Sea. Duterte made the statement during his 20-minute conversation with Japan’s Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide as they discussed maritime disputes, coronavirus pandemic, Myanmar crisis, and bilateral cooperation between Manila […] The post Duterte: Asia-Pacific states should ‘peacefully’ resolve maritime rows appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Travel ban covers more areas

The Philippines on Wednesday expanded its ban on travelers by prohibiting those from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, amid the resurgence in COVID-19 cases in India and South Asia......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Credit in Philippines to remain depressed

Credit growth in the Philippines and five other emerging economies in Asia is likely to remain depressed over the next 12 to 18 months amid weak demand and the risk-averse stance of banks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to ANZ Research......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Afghan retreat: US formally withdrawing from its longest war

The United States formally begins withdrawing its last troops from Afghanistan Saturday, bringing its longest war nearer to an end but also heralding an uncertain future for a country in the tightening grip of an emboldened Taliban......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021