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The government is not fully issuing T-Bonds at lower interest rates as the market awaits the outcome of key meetings

BW FILE PHOTO THE GOVERNMENT forgave the newly issued seven-year Treasury Notes (T-Bonds) it auctioned on Tuesday in full at a lower average rate as monetary authorities’ decisions drew nearer. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) on Tuesday raised 35 billion pesos as planned from its offering of newly issued …

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Taniguchi apologizes to the nation

“I want you to think of me as a Fijian because I am. If you can play rugby in Japan, I can play politics in Fiji. I have a great passion for taking this country to a new level; I have many ideas to take this country to new heights.” …

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July remittances hit a 7-month high

DEPARTING Filipino Expatriate Workers (OFWs) wait at the Bureau of Quarantine on August 31, 2021 to receive their International Vaccination Certificate. – PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS Through Keisha B. Ta-asan Cash remittances rose to a seven-month high in July as Filipino overseas workers (OFW) likely took advantage of the weaker …

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The best apps for Android and iOS in 2022

What are some of the best Android apps on the Google Play Store? Which iOS apps do you absolutely need to download on your new iPhone 14 Pro or iPad? In 2022, there are so many apps in both leading mobile app stores that it’s difficult to find the best, …

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How the government made sure no one was left behind

“There were many who couldn’t see into the future, nor understand what we were trying to do, because they hadn’t read the reasoning behind it,” he said. Attorney General and Minister of Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. The government has ensured that every Fijian has access to the latest technology and …

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Experts call for a code of conduct among sea claimants

PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS Through Alyssa Nicole O Tan, reporter POLITICAL analysts over the weekend backed a senator’s proposal to limit talks on a proposed code of conduct in the South China Sea to applicant countries. “An applicant-only location in the South China Sea is a good platform to …

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Unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in July

CHEFS undergo culinary training for newly hired crew members March 25 at the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts in Manila. – PHILIPPINE STAR/ KRIZ JOHN ROSALES The PHILIPPINES unemployment rate fell in July to its lowest level since the start of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Preliminary …

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Scammers Use GCash, Viber Platforms – NBI – Manila Bulletin

According to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), local scammers used a popular e-wallet, GCash, and Viber, an online messaging platform, to collect subscribers’ names in the latest scams plaguing the public. “Our initial investigation revealed that criminals may have acquired or purchased the data from various entities. Then they …

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Stocks slide on Fed rate fears, peso hits record low

BW FILE PHOTO SHARES fell on Monday amid continued fears of aggressive US Federal Reserve rate hikes and after the peso hit a new record low against the dollar. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 16.61 points, or 0.24%, to close at 6,676.04 on Monday. Meanwhile, the broader …

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The messaging platform adds a digital wallet and other feature enhancements

NEW Rakuten Viber Chief Executive Officer Ofir Eyal is moving the popular communications app into the fintech category as the company’s determination to offer users more than just its core messaging and calling capabilities, a critical step in realizing its vision , to become a super app. Viber will introduce …

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Bargain-hunting main index higher after 3-day slide

BW FILE PHOTO THE MAIN INDEX rose slowly on Thursday to end its three-day slide of bargain hunting and ahead of the release of local and US economic data. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEI) benchmark index rose 4.63 points, or 0.07%, to close at 6,588.28 on Thursday. Meanwhile, the broader …

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Stocks fall on rate hike concerns and profit-taking

BW FILE PHOTO SHARES fell on Tuesday as the local market reopened after a bank holiday, with investors paring gains amid Wall Street’s decline over the past week on ongoing concerns over the Federal Reserve’s policy stance. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 62.23 points, or 0.92%, to …

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SPNEC SRO prefers long-term investors – analysts

ANALYST see the stock rights or similarffering (SRO) by Solar Philippines Nueva Ecija Corp. (SPNEC) more attractive to long-term investors as they expect their business to grow over the long term due to cheap government support for green energy projects. “Long-term investors who wish to subscribe to the SRO can …

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The Future of Messaging Apps: Trends, Challenges, and Prospects | Rakuten Viber | Open Microphone

Modern life is hectic and fast-paced, which induces in many of us an anxious urge to streamline anything that can be streamlined. But not everything can be: Those 1,524 work emails a day sometimes can’t be helped, nor are we willing to give up messengers that offer a lifeline to …

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Stocks fall on profit-taking and recession fears

SHARES tumbled further on Tuesday on continued profit-taking amid growing fears of a global recession as central banks tightened further amid inflationary risks. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) fell 86.03 points, or 1.28%, to close at 6,618.38 on Tuesday, while the broader all-shares index fell 46.02 points, or 1.28%, …

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The new SRA board is to work closely with stakeholders

A MAN wraps sugar in packets at a public market in Taguig City, August 27, 2008. – REUTERS/CHERYL RAVELO Through Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, reporter INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS expect the Sugar Regulatory Agency (SRA) to improve its coordination with stakeholders and ensure local producer protections after President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. …

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CEO Ofir Eyal takes Viber into the super app category with the launch of the payment service

Priority to improve user experience with Viber‘s own digital wallet and other feature enhancements Rakuten Viber’s new chief executive officer, Ofir Eyal, is moving the popular communications app into the fintech category as it’s determined to offer users more than just its core messaging and …

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Philippines plans 1st retail bond under Marcos

BW FILE PHOTO Through Diego Gabriel C Robles THE BUREAU of the Treasury (BTr) plans to raise at least P30 billion in the first retail Treasury Bond (RTB) issuance under the Marcos Administration. According to a source, the BTr will sell at least P30 billion worth of RTBs maturing in …

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Senator proposes legalizing ukay-ukay

Customs said they seized various counterfeit and used clothes from a warehouse in Mayzan, Valenzuela City, in July. Through Alyssa Nicole O Tan, reporter A SENATOR raised the possibility of legalizing the commercial import of second-hand clothing while shops across the country illegally sell ukay-ukay. “I think it’s time, if …

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Norway says RE investments depend on PHL’s openness to foreign capital

The Ambassador of NORWAY said the Philippines is a potential destination for Norwegian companies, but their interest in renewable projects here will depend on the industry’s openness to foreign investment. “In the coming years, Norwegian companies are planning huge investments in offshore wind energy and floating solar energy and see …

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RCBC Bankard, RCBC step up efforts to fight cybercrime, removing clickable links in emails, SMS and Viber

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. and RCBC Bankard have removed all clickable links from all of their communications with customers – including email or electronic direct mail (eDM), SMS and Viber – as part of their efforts to step up their fight against cybercrime attacks. Carlos Tengkiat, RCBC’s chief information security …

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Net FDI inflows surge 64% in May

The Makati skyline can be seen in the background in this file photo. – FILIPINO STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) NET INFLOWS rose 64% in May as investors took a wait-and-see attitude after the presidential election. Data released by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Wednesday showed that …

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Peso likely to weaken – BusinessWorld Online

BW FILE PHOTO The PESO could weaken against the dollar this week on expectations of a broader trade deficit and weaker gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter. The local unit closed at 55.20 pesos per dollar on Friday, gaining 40 centavos from its close of 55.60 pesos …

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Stocks rise on PMI data and upbeat Q2 results from companies

PHILIPPINE SHARES rose on Tuesday amid improved second-quarter results from listed companies and the continued expansion of manufacturing activity in the country. The leading index of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) rose 50.27 points, or 0.79%, to close at 6,362.30 on Tuesday, while the broader all-shares index rose 18.67 points, …

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Rapyd has been selected as Rakuten Viber’s first official payment provider to launch Viber Pay

Pioneering partnership, powered by Rapyd’s licensed financial services, enables Rakuten Viber to enable secure cross-border digital payments right within the Viber app LONDON, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Rapyd, the leading global fintech platform, partners with Rakuten Viber, a global leader in private and secure messaging and voice-based communications, to …

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Rakuten Viber: brewing side hustles, hearty deals

THE Manila Times (TMT) and Rakuten Viber have partnered on a special edition of “Coffee Break” to produce a program celebrating Filipino entrepreneurial trials and achievements. It is titled Pinoy Dream Negosyo and will be streamed on Thursday, July 28th at 10am on TMT Facebook page, YouTube channel and Dailymotion …

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Business groups welcome Marcos commercial promises, online VAT

PRESIDENT FERDINAND R. MARCOS JR. delivered his first State of the Union address during the joint session of the 19th Congress at the Batasan complex in Quezon City on July 25. – PHILIPPINE STAR/KRIZ JOHN ROSALES Through Revin Mikhael D Ochave, reporter LOCAL BUSINESS GROUPS welcomed President Ferdinand R. Marcos, …

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DOJ gathers information on Duterte’s war on drugs

MANILA, Philippines — The Justice Department is gathering information about former President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war campaign after the International Criminal Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber asked the Philippine government to comment on ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan’s request for a retrial, DOJ Secretary Jesus Crispin said Remulla. “We are busy collecting data …

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Stock index falls further on coronavirus concerns

The leading index slipped further on Thursday as rising cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country and the latest balance of payments (BoP) data weighed on sentiment and ahead of major central bank meetings. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) fell 18.63 points, or 0.29%, to close …

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Shares climb inches as bargain hunting continues

SHARES rose Tuesday on bargain-hunting amid a lack of fresh leads and ahead of the release of companies’ second-quarter results. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 17.46 points, or 0.27%, to close at 6,286.24 on Tuesday, while the broader all-shares index rose 11.30 points, or 0.33%, to 3,381 …

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How to edit or remove an iMessage in iOS 16

We’ve all done it before: texted and immediately regretted it. Whether it was a text message to your parents with a misspelled saying they would never let you down, a message with a wrong word in it (“I don’t want to come to the party!” instead of “I want to …

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The market for over-the-top media delivery (OTT) services is booming

Over-the-Top (Ott) Media Delivery Services Over-the-Top Media Delivery (Ott) Services Market: Qurate Research’s comprehensive market research on Over-the-Top Media Delivery (Ott) Services Market is a clear presentation of all the significant factors that are expected to drive the market significantly drive. A thorough study of the Over-the-Top (Ott) Media Delivery …

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Stocks continue to fall ahead of US inflation report

EQUITIES slid Wednesday ahead of the release of the June US Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, which is expected to give the Federal Reserve another reason to continue raising interest rates aggressively. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 94.57 points, or 1.48%, to close at 6,255.37 on Tuesday, …

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PSE index ends higher on strong US jobs report

REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez PHILIPPINE STOCKS closed higher than expected on Monday after US jobs data and last minute bargain hunting. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) index rose 26.82 points, or 0.42%, to close at 6,388.64 on Monday, while the broader all-shares index rose 11.02 points, or 0.32%, to 3,421.78 climbed. …

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Mobile VOIP mVOIP Market SWOT Analysis to 2028

New Jersey, United States – That Mobile VOIP mVOIP market The research report aims to provide a quick overview of the overall industry performance and major emerging trends. Key findings as well as learnings, latest key drivers and limitations are also presented here. Market analysts use a variety of quantitative …

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The post-pandemic workplace; Cebu, Sugbo Mercado is now on V

The workplace after the pandemic Ninja Van Philippines is at the forefront of shaping the post-pandemic workplace by balancing employee safety, productivity and empowerment. “Our mission of enabling seamless deliveries rests on the hard work, skills and passion of our people – and we continuously strive to ensure our people …

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Russian lawmakers are authorizing tougher fines for foreign tech companies without offices

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, July 5 (Reuters) – Russian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill that would impose tougher penalties, including fines, on foreign internet companies that fail to open an office in Russia. Moscow has …

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Analysts praise Marcos veto of Bulacan economic zones law

WWW.SANMIGUEL.COM.PH Through Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, reporter ANALYSTS largely welcomed incoming President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s veto of a law that would have created a special economic zone north of the Philippine capital, saying it sends a message that the public interest should trump corporate profits. Mr. Marcos made the …

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Over-the-Top Media Delivery Services (OTT) Market To Explore Massive Revenue Growth With Industry Experts And Business Strategies Till 2028 | Top Companies – Viber, Netflex, WeChat (Weixin), Skype

That “Over-the-Top (Ott) Media Delivery Services MarketThe research report provides detailed information on factors affecting demand, growth, opportunities, challenges and restraints. It uses multiple approaches to analyze the data of the target market, such as: B. Primary and secondary research methods. The Over The Top (Ott) Media Delivery Services Market …

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PSEi ends lower on profit taking, Wall Street decline

Philippine stocks ended lower on Wednesday on Wall Street’s profit-taking and losses on the release of a dismal US Consumer Confidence Index report. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 42.22 points, or 0.66%, to close at 6,303.19 on Wednesday, while the broader all-shares index fell 11.56 points, or …

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GNP may need to tighten to contain inflation

THE PHILIPPINE BANK should make more aggressive rate hikes to contain thisbottleEconomists say this year is expected to reach 5%. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) hiked interest rates by another 25 basis points (bps) to 2.50% on June 23. Interest rates on overnight and credit facilities were also raised by …

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Peso closes near 55 as BSP remains dovish

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine peso ended a hair’s breadth from the 55 peso-per-dollar level on Friday, posting its weakest performance in nearly 17 years after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipina ignored calls for bigger rate hikes to fight inflation. The local currency ended the week at P54.985 against the …

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opinion | Why conversational AI is the future of fan activation

In the past two years, our world has become more digital, and conversational artificial intelligence (AI) has fueled the development of “live” interactions between smart devices and people. Humans are fully connected and this new connection made with the help of AI is now the new normal. The fan experience …

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PHL shares fall ahead of Powell, BSP testimony

SHARES closed lower on Wednesday on fears of further tightening by the Federal Reserve, whose chief is set to address the US Congress overnight, and ahead of Thursday’s Bangkok Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) policy meeting, where a hike is expected prices new. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index plunged …

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The Fiji Times » ‘Arbitrary’ dismissal could set bad precedent – lawyer

A lawyer for two fired police officers has warned their “arbitrary” dismissal could set a bad precedent. Naomi Raikaci made the comments in legal filings for her clients, former police officers Penieli Ratei and Tomasi Naulu, who lost their jobs in August last year. The court was told that the …

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Best gifts to spoil your super dads

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Surely you should come up with something that puts a smile on your old man’s face. Simple or grand, the thought of partying with the important men in your life will mean the world to them. Surprise your daddy, daddy, daddy, tatayor Italy …

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Landline and international calls are now free on Viber

MANILA, Philippines – Viber now offers Filipinos 30 minutes of free calls to any phone number, mobile or landline, every month to keep their loved ones connected. This new offering on Viber will allow users to make longer calls to phone numbers in 60 different countries, and the Philippines will …

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Villar Group’s VistaREIT gets a lukewarm reception at PSE’s debut

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 15) — Villar Group’s VistaREIT, Inc. received a muted reaction to its debut on Wednesday as concerns in local markets weighed on investor sentiment. Shares of VREIT still closed unchanged at £1.75 despite the decline in the leading index of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi). …

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Iras warns against WhatsApp calls from scammers posing as tax authorities

SINGAPORE – The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) on Monday (13 June) warned against calls on WhatsApp from scammers pretending to be from the tax authority. This is the third scam alert Iras has issued in the last seven days. The calls via WhatsApp are made from foreign numbers …

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The European company Griteka Logistics opens an office in Tbilisi with 300 jobs

Griteka Logistics, one of the largest asset-based logistics companies in Europe, is opening an office in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, where the newly formed Girteka Global Business Services will begin operations in 2022, Enterprise Georgia announced on Thursday. The company will create over 300 jobs over the next two …

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Rakuten Viber and Mineski Global Launch Chatbot for Games on Viber – Manila Bulletin

Rakuten Viber, in partnership with Mineski Global, takes hypercasual gaming to a whole new level by introducing exciting and easy-to-play games to the world’s #1 messaging app. As of June 2022, Viber users across Asia Pacific will have free and easy access to up to 70 hypercasual games through the …

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BBM and Sotto meet to discuss drug prevention and rehab program

Senate President Vicente Sotto III (file photo) MANILA – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and outgoing Senate President Vicente Sotto III recently met to discuss his proposals for drug user reform. Sotto confirmed in a text message on Tuesday evening that he had returned to his former Senate colleague who …

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Larger DA budget required before opening RCEP market

REUTERS Through Alyssa Nicole O Tan, reporter SENATORS, who will serve in the next Congress, said farm budgets need to be expanded to make farmers more competitive in preparation for market opening being considered under the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Francis Joseph G. Escudero, a recently proclaimed Senate …

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Rakuten Viber is igniting cricket fever like never before – Adaderana Biz English

Farveez Maharoof and Arif Roney team up with Rakuten Viber to gather cricket fans to celebrate their love of cricket this season by hosting fan-favorite player Bhanuka Rajapaksa and fast bowler from Bangladesh Taskin Ahmed and now the all-time favorite ex-cricketer, most in-demand coach, Lasith Malinga, in a special talk …

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NG debt rises to record 12.76 trillion pesos

The NATIONAL (NG) government’s outstanding debt rose to a record high of 12.76 trillion pesetas in late April as it continued to increase borrowing to support the economic recovery from the pandemic. Preliminary data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) showed that outstanding debt rose 0.7% from 12.68 trillion …

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PSEi falls as EU agrees to Russian oil embargo

BW FILE PHOTO SHARES fell on Tuesday as global oil prices rose after the European Union (EU) announced it would cut oil imports from Russia by 90% by the end of this year. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 47.64 points, or 0.69%, to close at 6,774.68 on …

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PHL shares rise on Wall Street gains, reopening in China

EQUITIES continued to improve on Monday as Wall Street rallied, economic worries eased and China eased mobility restrictions. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 96.18 points, or 1.43%, to close at 6,822.32 on Monday, while the broader all-shares index rose 36.94 points, or 1.02%, to 3,633 .07 rose. …

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Over Top (OTT) Market Overview, High Growth Opportunities, Segmentation, Trends To 2022-2028

The globe “Over Top Market (OTT).” The report provides insights into the global industry, including valuable facts and figures. This research study examines the global market in detail such as: B. industrial chain structures, raw material suppliers and manufacturing. The Over Top (OTT) sales market examines the large segments of …

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Peso falls as Fed minutes confirm hawkish stance

The PESO fell against the dollar for a fourth straight session on Thursday after minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s last meeting showed they are looking to move ahead Raising the cost of borrowing to fight inflation. The local unit closed at P52.40 per dollar, down 4.5 centavos from its …

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PSEi continues to decline as net overseas sales surge

SHARES fell further on Tuesday as net foreign sales surged amid Wall Street’s surge and expectations of global monetary tightening. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 110.40 points, or 1.65%, to close at 6,577.45 on Tuesday, while the broader all-shares index fell 40.81 points, or 1.13%, to 3,550 …

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Treasury bills and bonds may yield higher yields after BSP decision

RATES of government securities on oonwardsIt is expected to rise this week after the central bank decided to raise borrowing costs amid the surgebottlenation. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) will offer P15 billion in Treasury bills (T-bills) on Monday, or P5 billion each in 91-, 182- and 364-day securities. …

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Namosimalua, witnesses testifying at Ratu Suliano’s trial

The MP is accused of breaching the 2014 Parliamentary Pay Act when they demanded travel and accommodation allowances to which they were not entitled. Former Secretary General of Parliament Viniana Namosimalua at the High Court in Suva on May 19, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord Parliament’s affidavit forms contain no …

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2 senators dispute June 3 release of jailed Pharmally officers

SENATE.GOV.PH TWO SENATORS said on Wednesday the release of two jailed officers at a controversial company that allegedly sold overpriced medical supplies to the government would not be released until April 30. This contradicts a previous statement by the Senate leader, who said that if Congress adjourns until June 4, …

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Bids for T-Bills were rejected as market bets on GNP increase

THE GOVERNMENT declined all offers for their oonwardsTreasury bills (T-Bills) on Monday as investors called for higher interest rates amid betting on a rate hike at this week’s Bangkok Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) policy meeting. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) did not award any T-bills during Monday’s auction, even …

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NPC endorses Romualdez as next speaker of House of Representatives

FILE PHOTO: House Majority Leader and Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez. QUESTIONER MANILA, Philippines — The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) is backing Majority Leader Martin Romualdez as the next House Speaker. Senate President Vicente Sotto III, leader of the NPC, said the party had “unconditional support” for Romualdez’s speakership. “As chairman …

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Comelec investigates 900 faulty vote counting machines

(PNA file photo) MANILA – The Electoral Commission (Comelec) will begin this weekend to investigate the more than 900 vote counting machines (VCMs) that ran into trouble in the May 9 elections. According to Commissioner George Garcia, the Comelec Steering Committee, chaired by Commissioner Marlon Casquejo, will meet with the …

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Tycoons get drunk at Marcos’ victory party

Kevin Tan and Sabin Aboitiz settle down and sip wine with presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. MANILA, Philippines — It was well known how dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and his wife Imelda knew how to throw a party. Her son, President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., obviously knows how to have …

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Walls of Jericho – Manila Bulletin

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE dr Raymund W.Lo The last few days have been filled with anxiety as the campaign season draws to a close. Everyone I spoke to had sleepless nights and so did I. Our fears were justified. The future is at stake. But we did everything we could: organized …

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DOJ Gives De Lima Plea ‘Serious Consideration’

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Menardo Guevarra has assured jailed opposition Senator Leila De Lima that he will “seriously consider” her request to review and drop the drug charges against her. “I will seriously review Sen. De Lima’s letter and will raise the matter with other …

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The True Cost of Internet Shutdowns in South Asia

The World Wide Web turned 33 last month, so I spent some time reading the arguments for making the Internet a basic human right. The ideas seem fantastic to me sitting in South Asia, where the internet increasingly feels like the personal property of governments that choose to cut off …

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Stocks slide ahead of Fed meeting, inflation data

BW FILE PHOTO SHARES continued to fall Monday ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting and the release of Philippine inflation data. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) index fell 10.17 points, or 0.15%, to 6,721.08, while the broader all-shares index fell 8.31 points, or 0.23%, to 3,596.83 . “Philippine …

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More “hot money” left the country in March

Dollar and pound banknotes are seen in this photo taken on April 28, 2017. — REUTERS MORE SHORT-TERM alien Investment left the Philippines as what occurred in March rebottleect increased uncertainty due to the Russia-Ukraine war and monetary policy tightening in the United States. Data from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas …

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Qualtrics tightly integrates sentiment analysis with contact center tools

Voice-of-the-customer provider Qualtrics has released Social Connect, a sentiment analysis and social listening tool for contact centers. Social Connect was born out of technology from Qualtrics’ $1.1 billion acquisition of Clarabridge, which closed in October. Qualtrics has evolved it since the acquisition, said Fabrice Martin, product lead at Qualtrics …

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Mobile VoIP Market Size, Outlook and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – That Mobile VoIP Market The research report provides comprehensive coverage of the Mobile VoIP Market during the forecast period 2022-2029. It provides historical, current and future market trends to assist in developing a robust market strategy. Additionally, it provides value chain analysis, key drivers and …

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Manila Water is not seeing any business disruption following the expansion of supply

Of Alyssa Nicole O Tan MANILA Water Co., Inc. said it is not currently implementing plans to disrupt water supplies after a senator said the dry season should not be used as an excuse to halt services. “Water supply for the East Zone remains normal and we are not implementing …

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Also on DA’s plate: stop palm oil smuggling

Image from the Department of Agriculture website MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is investigating allegations of illegal importation of palm oil into the country, including its officials and employees allegedly in cahoots with smugglers of agricultural products. “Indeed, we have investigated the alleged smuggling of palm oil …

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Stop WPS oil exploration as a deterrent to investment

REUTERS Of Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, reporter ECONOMIC and marine experts warned on Wednesday that the government’s decision to halt oil exploration activities in parts of the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines would make companies reconsider their investments in the region. They issued the warning after the listing …

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Agaton damaged crops worth P725.2M

BURIED ALIVE Search and recovery teams search Barangay Pilar in Abuyog town, Leyte to find people buried by landslides. – Photo courtesy of the 802nd Infantry Battalion Damage to the agricultural sector from Tropical Storm “Agaton” (international name: Megi) rose further to P725.2 million on Monday morning, the Ministry of …

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Romblon campaigners and other candidates are calling for Comelec probes into alleged rampant vote-buying

CANDIDATES (from left) Joey G. Venancio for Congressman and Eduardo C. Firmalo for Governor, along with provincial executive Jose M. Madrid, who is seeking re-election, hold a press conference in Odiongan, Romblon to urge the electoral body to alleged votes to investigate. Buying activities of other candidates. CANDIDATES for local …

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Stocks fall ahead of US inflation report in March

BW FILE PHOTO SHARES fell on Monday amid a shortened trading week and ahead of the release of US inflation data expected to hit a new high in March. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 29.73 points, or 0.42%, to close at 6,988.29 on Monday, while all stocks …

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DepEd under fire for learning module that puts Robredo in a bad light

(1ST UPDATE) This isn’t the first time DepEd has been called out for its learning modules distributed to millions of students MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) is under fire again for another learning module mishap, this time involving a Self-Learning Module (SLM) activity by Grade 11 students. …

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Stocks fall on hawkish comments from Fed officials

SHARES tumbled on Wednesday as a Federal Reserve policymaker said the central bank could shrink its balance sheet at an aggressive pace and steadily raise interest rates. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 46.81 points, or 0.65%, to close at 7,109.26 on Wednesday, while all stocks as a …

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Global Active Messenger Market: Best Recommendations for Established Players

“ Based on main and secondary research, field research and expertise, the report gives an in-depth study of the overall Active Messenger industry size and structure. Industry researchers have used methods such as Porter’s five forces analysis and SWOT analysis. The report covers a variety of topics including supply chain …

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Social media restricted in Sri Lanka as emergency declared amid protests

NetBlocks metrics confirm the restriction of multiple social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber and YouTube in Sri Lanka after midnight on Sunday April 3, 2022 local time. The incident comes as the government declares a state of emergency and imposes curfews to counter widespread protests over the …

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The budget deficit narrows in February

A worker assembles a pole at a construction site in Quezon City, May 23, 2018. — REUTERS Those of the NATIONAL Government Budget enficit narrowed to 105.8 billion pesos in February as spending and revenue slumped, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported. BTR’s cash operations report showed that the …

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Skullcandy and Pit Viber announce new wireless earbud collaboration

Skullcandy has announced a new collaboration with sunglasses manufacturer Pit Viper. The collection includes the Skullcandy fans’ Grind, Push Active and Dime true wireless earbuds. First 100 Skullcandy x Pit Viper Push Active purchases come bundled with Pit Viper sunglasses “As Skullcandy and Pit Viper share a love of the …

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Interest rates on T-bills, bonds are expected to rise

BW FILE PHOTO Government bond RATES are expected to rise this week as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to sweep the worldbottleation pressure. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) will offer P15 billion in Treasury bills (T-bills) on Monday, or P5 billion each in 91-, 182- and 364-day securities. On …

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New Jersey, United States, – Mr Accuracy Reports released new research on Global IM software and apps Coverage of micro-level analysis of competitors and major business segments (2022-2029). The Global IM Software and Apps examines a comprehensive study on various segments such as Opportunity, Size, Development, Innovation, Revenue and Overall …

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Duterte Signs EO on Economic Recovery

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The government partially forgives T-bills if interest rates continue to rise

THE GOVERNMENT partially awarded the treasury bills (T-bills) offered it on Monday as interest rates continued to rise on expectations of further rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) raised only 13.9 billion pesos through the auctioned short-term securities or similaronwards on Monday or …

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European Commission issues code of conduct on elections – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No. 1 English daily

KATHMANDU, MARCH 17 The Electoral Commission today issued a 78-page electoral code of conduct requiring political parties to make payments for expenses incurred during the election campaign through the banking system. The electoral body has established a code for political parties, media, voters, election observers, government employees and the general …

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Stocks rise on last minute purchases, Fed meets

SHARES rose on Wednesday on last-minute buying ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy decision. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 6.53 points, or 0.09%, to close at 7,026.45 on Wednesday, while all shares broader were down 19.61 points, or 0.53%, to 3,713.68 climbed. “Last minute purchases have propelled …

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PUV Drivers and Operators will receive P6,500 – LTFRB Fuel Allowance from March 15th

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 11) – The government will begin distributing fuel subsidies to drivers and operators of public utility vehicles (PUV) on March 15, with each beneficiary receiving 6,500 pesos, a transportation official said Friday. “Starting Tuesday po, we’ll start distribution to beneficiaries na po,” Tina Cassion, executive …

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Stocks continue to rise as oil prices fall overnight

SHARES continued to climb Thursday, returning above the 7,000 mark as global oil prices plummeted overnight. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index improved 134.92 points, or 1.93%, to close at 7,124.80 on Thursday, while all stocks as a whole were up 51.47 points, or 1.37%, and at 3,783, 82 …

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The main index rebounds as investors buy bargains

THE MAIN INDEX recovered slightly on Wednesday on bargain hunting, even after the United States announced it would ban oil imports from Russia. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 12.15 points, or 0.17%, to close at 6,989.88 on Wednesday, while broader stocks fell 7.17 points, or 0.19%, to …

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Fluctuating oil is a key risk for PHL – Diokno

FILIPINO STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS Through Luz Wendy T Edel, reporter RUSSIA’S INVASION into Ukraine could push oil prices higher, which could make itself feltbottlenation above target range for a second straight year, said Bangkok Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin E. Diokno. “The main channel through which the war between Russia …

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Analysts complain about unclear foreign policy direction

PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD Through Alyssa Nicole O Tan, reporterand Jasperal Emerald G. Tan PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES lack clear foreign policy direction and are unlikely to advance Philippine interests if elected, political analysts said over the weekend. “Every self-respecting presidential candidate by now must be able to articulate the basics of their …

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Gatchalian: Legislation for Philippine nuclear energy policy by next Congress

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian said Friday there was no more time to pass nuclear power legislation as the 18th Congress concludes its session in less than a week. His statement comes days after President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order requiring the Philippines to develop a nuclear …

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Empty shelves, spy hunt: Kyiv residents prepare for Russian attack | News about the war between Russia and Ukraine

The seventh day of Russia’s war against Ukraine began Wednesday morning with sirens blaring again warning of airstrikes, while a series of explosions and incidents of shelling were heard overnight. Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv’s iconic Independence Square, has been surrounded by sandbag barricades and Czech armored hedgehogs as a 64 km …

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DTI sees Alert Level 1 impact on jobs at 500,000 jobs

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TDF yields mixed on inflation outlook and geopolitical tensions

Central bank time deposit returns ended mixed Wednesday amid higher inflation expectations and rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Total bids for Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) term deposits hit $571.048 billion on Wednesdayonwardser, but lower than the P637.875 billion in tenders last week. Broken down, the seven-day paper generated …

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Video Calling Software Market to see booming business sentiments

The assessment of the Global Video Calling Software Market research report comprises a thorough study of the domain including classifications, concepts, implementations and industry chain structure. An annual report on global dynamics, including development trends, studies of the competitive landscape and the growing position of key regions, is included in …

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Twitter, Viber, TikTok begin to comply with the Russian Localization Law – Business & Economy

MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. International IT companies Twitter, Viber and TikTok have started enforcing Moscow’s new rules requiring foreign tech firms to localize their operations in the country, Deputy Chief of Russia’s Media Inspectorate Vadim Subbotin said on Wednesday. “We have companies that have started to partially fulfill their main …

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DoF in talks with banks about initial green bond offering

COLIN WATTS-UNSPLASH The Treasury Department (DoF) is in talks with banks about its $500 million Green Bond or similaronwardsThe appropriate tenor will be assessed this year, said the CFO on Thursday. “We are discussing with various banks the appropriate structure for our initial ESG (environmental, social and governance) offering, including …

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Stock up to relieve tension, remittance data

PHILIPPINE SHARES rallied on Wednesday as worries over tensions between Russia and Ukraine eased and after data released on Tuesday showed remittances hit an all-time high over the past year. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 142.88 points, or 1.95%, to close at 7,452.82 on Wednesday, while the …

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The government is not fully forgiving T-bill offers at higher rates on Fed hike fears

BW FILE PHOTO THE GOVERNMENT fully granted the Treasury Bills (T-Bills) it auctionedonwards on Monday, even as yields rose on the back of the interest rate raise concerns and tensions Ukraine. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) raised P15 billion on the T-Bills it auctioned as plannedonwards on Monday, when …

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Free SMS apps offer different features than the default SMS app built into your phone. Many third-party SMS apps offer better security and privacy, rich group chats, WiFi SMS, and more. Here are seven of the best free texting apps available for both iOS and Android. Check out Insider’s tech …

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Journalist files charges against Gadon over viral video

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