Philippines Morning News For September 14

Philippines Morning News For September 14

PH slips 1 notch in human capital index The Philippines has slipped in an annual ranking of how countries are developing their human capital but overall its performance remains above the global average. — The Manila Times Manila among world’s most stressful cities: study Manila is among the most stressful cities in the world, according […]

Asean Morning News For September 13

Asean Morning News For September 13

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   US firms bullish on Asean despite TPP exit American business enthusiasm in Southeast Asia is bent but far from broken even as the region grapples with a new trade framework and less US government involvement, according to a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in […]

Philippines Morning News For September 13

Philippines Morning News For September 13

Gov’t plans $1-B global bond sale THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT plans to raise $1 billion from a global bond sale to help finance next year’s P3.767-trillion national budget, which now awaits legislative approval, documents from the Bureau of the Treasury showed. — BusinessWorld Online House cuts funding for 3 gov’t agencies to P1,000 each The House […]

Asean Morning News For September 12

Asean Morning News For September 12

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN has larger buffers against capital outflows, says economist Nomura Research sees Southeast Asian countries have larger buffers to cushion the impacts of capital outflow risks from global central banks’ policy normalization. — Xinhua Asean stocks edge up as N. Korea holds back on missile test […]

Philippines Morning News For September 12

Philippines Morning News For September 12

Diesel up by P1.30/liter, gasoline by P0.45 Extreme weather swings in oil-producing jurisdictions took its “spillover effect” on the Philippine oil industry as the cost of diesel increased sharply by P1.30 per liter effective today. — Manila Bulletin H1 real estate loans hit P1.37T, up 20% Real estate lending posted double-digit growth in the second […]

Asean Morning News For September 11

Asean Morning News For September 11

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Consumption growth, not integration, leads investors to ASEAN A growing consumer market has been identified as the number one attraction of ASEAN, rather than its economic integration, in driving investors into the region, results of a survey conducted among Australian businessmen showed. — Manila Bulletin Asean […]

Philippines Morning News For September 11

Philippines Morning News For September 11

DOF: Tax collection from ‘sin’ products to hit P150B in 2018 Tax collection from “sin” products is seen expanding by 4.7 percent to P150.2 billion in 2018 against the 2017 target of P143.5 billion, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). — Business Mirror DBS raises PH current account deficit forecast Singapore-based bank DBS expects […]

Asean Morning News For September 8

Asean Morning News For September 8

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   SE Asia logistics firm Ninja Van raising $60 mln for expansion-sources Southeast Asian last-mile logistics provider Ninja Van is raising at least $60 million in its latest fundraising round, two sources said, as the Singapore-based company charts an aggressive expansion in key regional markets. — Reuters […]

Philippines Morning News For September 8

Philippines Morning News For September 8

Ayala Corp. to raise $400 million in fixed-for-life perpetual bond CONGLOMERATE Ayala Corp. is set to float $400 million in fixed-for-life perpetual bond. — Business Mirror August foreign reserves at 3-month-high $81.5 billion GROSS INTERNATIONAL RESERVES (GIR) edged up in August to a three-month high on the back of higher gold valuations and steady inflows […]

Asean Morning News For September 7

Asean Morning News For September 7

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Asean free trade still a distant notion Southeast Asia is edging toward a single processing window for cross-border trade, but it all may be a waste of time unless the more advanced nations in the region agree to allow more products over their borders. — Asia […]

Philippines Morning News For September 7

Philippines Morning News For September 7

Free tuition to cost P51B The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said based on initial estimates, the Free Tuition Law will cost around P51 billion for its first year of implementation. — Malaya China proposes intel sharing, counter-terror training with AFP With terrorism now becoming a global threat, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) […]

Asean Morning News For September 6

Asean Morning News For September 6

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Malaysian Universities Storm 2018 Times Higher Education List The Times World University Rankings are out for another year with Malaysian Universities swamping the list, in the process disrupting the previously sedately moving ranking of Asean’s top Universities for 2018. — AEC News Today Historic Summit to […]

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