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Local stocks are increasing in the hope of a gradual reopening

REUTERS SHARES closed higher Thursday, dampening data showing the surge in the number of unemployed Filipinos in hopes that more sectors may reopen or their operations expanded this month. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 18.77 points, or 0.27%, on Thursday to close at 6,952.88, while the broader …

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Megaworld REIT moves debut; AllDay gets a nod

from Keren Concepción G. Valmonte, reporter THE Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), sponsored by Megaworld Corp., MREIT, Inc., has announced that it will postpone its listing on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) from its originally planned market debut on September 30th to Friday October 1st when it completes the deposit …

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Stocks are falling for fear of an extended lockout

PHILIPPINE shares closed Tuesday on fears of an extended lockdown in Metro Manila and after the peso closed lower against the greenback on Monday. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) fell 70.90 points, or 1.01%, to close at 6,885.36 on Tuesday, while the broader all-shares index fell 45.23 points, or …

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Three top PBA players will play in Japan, Agent says

CHICAGO – The ping of the 11:50 p.m. Viber SMS from a dear friend suddenly knocked me wide awake from a deep Sunday night sleep. “Have you read my story?” asked the inimitable Snow Badua. Of course I have. His tweets and the subsequent story post, in which the lewd …

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Property price slide worsens in Q2

The coronavirus pandemic has further dampened demand for residential real estate, especially in Metro Manila. – PHILIPPINE STAR / MICHAEL VARCAS from Luz Wendy T. Noble, reporter RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICES in the second quarter with the steepest decline since 2016, mainly due to the ongoing decline in prices for condominiums …

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Reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants that add biomass; further incentives proposed

THE GOVERNMENT must consider “co-firing” coal-fired power plants with biomass fuel, which, according to a representative of the renewable energy industry, has the potential to reduce emissions and decarbonise the industry. “(The government should) introduce co-incineration in coal-fired power plants as a strategy to decarbonize the economy. This is practiced …

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Viber manages a billion installs without your help

When you think of messaging apps, you probably think of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and one of Google’s 47 attempts. As mainstream as these services are, they aren’t the only options you can find for texting your friends and loved ones. Viber isn’t such a household name, but it’s been quietly …

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StackLeague Playoffs and Treasure Chest Teams now open

StackLeague now gathers over 6,000 developers, software engineers, and programmers across the Philippines who share the same interest in the competition while improving their programming skills. As the first year-round program league in the Philippines, the StackLeague not only rewards the top contenders with a prize pool of over PHP …

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