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Investors are still nervous despite Wall Street's huge rally
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Japan's Nikkei jumped nearly 4% on Thursday, pulling the index out of the bear market it had entered just two days ago. Stocks also climbed more than 1% in Australia and Singapore. But many other ...

Asia stocks jump after Wall Street's huge rally
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
(CNN) -- The miracle on Wall Street has lifted the gloom in Asian markets. Japan's Nikkei jumped 4% in early morning trading Thursday, lifting the index out of the bear market it had entered ...

Fiscal deficit widens due to aggressive infrastructure spending
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) -- The government is close to reaching its fiscal deficit target for the year. The Bureau of Treasury (BTr) in a statement said the national government ...

Victor Consunji, 68
Inquirer - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippine -- Victor Almeda Consunji, president and chief operating officer of Semirara Mining and Power Corp. and director of DMCI Holdings, passed away on Thursday at the age of 68.

One inmate escapes, one dead in Antipolo jail fire
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- A manhunt is ongoing for the one inmate that escaped during the fire that hit the building of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and ...

Storm whips up blizzards, dumps snow in Dakotas, Minnesota
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-28
The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings ... creating blizzard conditions mainly in the Red River Valley. University campuses, courthouses and municipal buildings across North Dakota ...

Philippines' Finest Business Leaders and Organizations were Conferred the Prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2018
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization for entrepreneurship in Asia, announced 20 winners of The Asia Pacific ...

Duterte to DILG: File assault raps vs Garins
philstar.com - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government should file charges against two Iloilo politicians accused of beating up a police officer. President Duterte issued the directive, saying first district Rep. Oscar Garin Jr. and ...

PAGASA: 'Usman' may intensify ahead of expected landfall tonight
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- Tropical depression Usman keeps its strength and may further intensify into a tropical storm prior to hitting eastern Samar on Friday night.

Mayon Volcano explodes, spews ash
philstar.com - 2018-12-27
"Active stream or river channels and those identified as perennially lahar-prone areas on all sectors of the volcano should also be avoided especially during extreme weather conditions when there is heavy and prolonged rainfall," Phivolcs advised.

Phoenix issues short term debt paper worth P7B
Inquirer - 2018-12-27
PNB Capital and Investment Corp. was the sole issue manager, lead underwriter and sole bookrunner while Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., Multinational Investment Bancorporation, Philippine ...

Gambling on energy security
Inquirer - 2018-12-27
But this assumption fizzled out a few weeks ago as the wind changed and the dust settled. From an aggressive stance that exudes "no one does LNG without partnering with us," PNOC backed down ...

Local stocks firm up on Wall Street rally
Inquirer - 2018-12-27
Several second-liners were also actively traded. D&L Industries rose by 2.67 percent, while retailer Vista Land rose by 1.92 percent. Wilcon Depot added 1.61 percent. On the other hand ...

Investing for greater good, Part 2
Inquirer - 2018-12-27
As discussed last week, impact investing offers an opportunity for institutions or individuals, including family businesses, to generate positive societal or environmental benefits for selected ...

Infra buildup widens budget deficit by 96%
Inquirer - 2018-12-27
The budget deficit almost doubled to P477.2 billion at end-November as the growth in government spending on public goods and services, especially infrastructure, outpaced revenue collections ...

SMC: Bulacan to get boost from airport project
philstar.com - 2018-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) intends to make Bulacan a seafood capital as it vows to clean up 12,000 hectares of coastal area as part of its P754-billion airport project. SMC, in a statement yesterday, said the largest and ...

19 bold predictions for science and technology in 2019
NBC News - 2018-12-27
From the debut of a giant rocket and the discovery of an underground lake on Mars to reef-repairing robots and the next steps toward a working hyperloop, the past year has been a momentous one for science and technology. What science- and technology ...

Tim Sweeney Talks Epic Games Store Exclusives and Competition
YAHOO! - 2018-12-27
Timed exclusives on the Epic Games Store are the result of "some combination of marketing commitments, development funding, or revenue guarantees," Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney recently explained on Reddit. The digital storefront launched in early ...

Amazon's Alexa crash on Christmas Day could dampen the trend of gifting smart devices
Business Insider - 2018-12-27
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Amazon's Alexa voice assistant suffered an outage in parts of Europe on Christmas ...

Gleason Score May Slightly Lowball Black Men's Mortality Risk
Medscape - 2018-12-27
The current method of prostate cancer scoring may underestimate mortality risk in black men, according to the authors of a new observational study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Prostate Active Surveillance/Watchful Waiting ...

Single-serve salad bowls recalled over listeria
Upi.com - 2018-12-27
Dec. 27 (UPI) --A California company that makes individually packaged salads expanded a recall of its products this week after testing positive for listeria. The company, Apio Inc., based out of Guadalupe, Calif., recalled Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single ...

Please Instagram, don't take away my mindless, time-killing scrolling
Mashable - 2018-12-27
It happened to me: I was a victim of Instagram's botched update. I woke up on Thursday and went through my usual morning routine -- shut off my alarm after four painful rounds of hitting snooze ...

PropTech VCs Share Their Thoughts On 2018 and Expectations For 2019
Forbes - 2018-12-27
2018 has been a great year for PropTech. The sector has not yet reached the levels of adoption that insiders hope for, as I discussed in my start-up predictions piece last week; however interest in real estate technologies has mushroomed, and investment ...

Ateneo Junior High School extends break to January 7 for anti-bullying measures
philstar.com - 2018-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Following a bullying incident that went viral last week, the Ateneo Junior High School is moving the resumption of classes to January 7, from January 3. The school published the memo on their Facebook page Thursday afternoon.

Hyundai introduces fingerprint technology to start vehicles
Upi.com - 2018-12-27
Dec. 27 (UPI) --Hyundai rolled out its newest Santa Fe model it will sell in China, boasting fingerprint technology to unlock and start the vehicle. Albert Biermann, president and head of research and development division of the Hyundai Motor Company, said ...

What Lies Beneath the Surface
The New York Times - 2018-12-27
Three years after her acute leukemia was diagnosed, my patient, a woman in her early 40s, came to clinic looking as she usually did: sporting a Ben Roethlisberger jersey, and smiling ear-to-ear when I walked into the examination room. She was from ...

A Chinese Airbnb competitor is rolling out facial recognition locks
Mashable - 2018-12-27
Sharing someone else's home is about to get even creepier. The Chinese Airbnb competitor Xiaozhu is rolling out locks that open with facial recognition, according to the South China Morning Post.

Boys' weight in puberty tied to adult diabetes risk
Reuters - 2018-12-27
(Reuters Health) - When young boys gain a lot of weight at puberty, they may be increasing their risk of developing diabetes decades later, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers examined body mass index (BMI) measurements for 36,176 men when they were 8 ...

Genetic testing for kidney disease may become routine, researchers say
Upi.com - 2018-12-27
Dec. 27 (UPI) --About 10 percent of all cases of chronic kidney disease come from genetic causes, a new study says. The research, published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, examined DNA sequencing in more than 3,300 people with varying ...

Oledan: Integrating RH Rights and HIV protection (2nd of 3 parts)
Sun Star - 2018-12-27
Even the advent of technology and of the fact that most of those in the urban areas have the means to go online most times does not guarantee that information on reproductive health is adequate. Among young people, sexual debut is something that they do ...

Virtual Reality Helps Hospice Workers See Life And Death Through A Patient's Eyes
NPR - 2018-12-27
Sign up for the CommonHealth newsletter to receive a weekly digest of WBUR's best health, medicine and science coverage. You wait in the sterile purgatory of your oncologist's office, between your spouse and your daughter, for the doctor to give you the ...

Instagram accidentally released an update that removed scrolling and replaced it with a horizontal feed. And people were furious.
Business Insider - 2018-12-27
It may soon be time to say goodbye to Instagram as we know it. On Thursday, the company started rolling out a major redesign to its interface that eliminated vertical scrolling. Users who had gotten the update quickly took to Twitter to express their ...

House-to-house Christmas caroling and watching MMFF movies
Inquirer Entertainment - 2018-12-27
Earlier this month, Joyce also led a group in treating the kids of Child Haus (Center for Health Improvement and Life Development) in Ermita, Manila. 1st Christmas gift at age 8 Comedienne Beverly ...

10 inmates hospitalized, one escapes after fire hits Antipolo City Jail
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) -- At least 10 inmates were hospitalized while one managed to escape after a fire broke out at the Antipolo City Jail Thursday night, police said.

New Trump order may officially ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G rollout, per report
The Verge - 2018-12-27
The White House is considering an executive order that would ban American wireless carriers from buying equipment from Chinese companies, according to a new report from Reuters. Such an order would primarily impact Huawei and ZTE -- both Chinese companies ...

Sanofi's pediatric hexavalent vaccine approved by U.S. FDA
YAHOO! - 2018-12-27
PARIS (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Sanofi's new pediatric vaccine immunizing children against six diseases, the French pharmaceutical lab said on Wednesday. Sanofi developed the new vaccine, dubbed Vaxelis, in partnership with ...

Fiscal gap closes in on 2018 program
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-27
Sought for comment, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. economist Michael L. Ricafort said that the latest fiscal deficit "is in line with the expected full-year target," despite the relatively slower revenue growth for the month of November. "The ...

Oasis in the desert
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-27
But if you have money to spare, a classic business class returning ticket to Abu Dhabi costs almost $1,300, or around P68,000. Etihad offers premium service in-flight for business class passengers, with a wide array of food choices and an even wider array ...

Man founded dead in seawaters off Tagbilaran
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-27
TAGBILARAN CITY- An unidentified man was found dead in the seawaters off Tagbilaran City in Bohol province past 8 a.m. on Thursday. Police said two fishermen found the body floating near the parola.

Stronger Kids for a Stronger Republic
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-27
Thus, many children go to bed hungry and eat less than three meals a day. For Republic Cement, nation-building goes beyond structures and infrastructure. Building high-rise structures and ...

A better 2019
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-27
Meanwhile, the counterpart Business Expectations Survey also reflected declines in business confidence in the coming first quarter of 2019. Cited as reasons are rising input prices, weak peso and ...

Phoenix Petroleum plans more fund-raising activities in 1 st half
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-27
PHOENIX PETROLEUM Philippines, Inc. reported a 9% drop in net income attributable to the parent of P1.17 billion in the first nine months of 2018. -- COURTESY OF PHOENIX PETROLEUM PHOENIX PETROLEUM Philippines, Inc. is looking to raise P5 billion by the ...

China heads into trade talks bracing for more US demands
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-27
It aims to give Trump enough to be able to claim victory by March, enabling it to get on with the business of modernizing its economy, he said. Trump has agreed to put on hold a scheduled increase ...

In Japan, a scramble for new workers disrupts traditional hiring
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-27
In recent years, Mercari said, it has been hiring college students throughout the year to grab workers ... job candidates with skills in information technology engineering and computer programming, said Ayano Okuda of Mercari, who is in charge of hiring ...

Happy New Year!
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-27
HEADLINING the Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2019 are December Avenue, Ben and Ben, Moira, Karylle, and Bamboo. At midnight, thousands of happy emoji balloons will descend upon the crowd. The Emoji Balloon Drop will be set off by a Star Drop ...

A treasure trove
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-27
Soon enough, it became a major player in the coin-operated business, and it astutely leveraged its experience to penetrate the expanding home market. Needless to say, SNK struck gold with intellectual-property behemoths The King of Fighters and Metal Slug ...

DOTr awaits Cavite proposal to develop Sangley airport
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-27
While awaiting these to develop, Tamayo noted the government is building up Sangley as an alternative airport for business jets for general aviation. "Sangley will be an airport that will be ...

15 mining exploration projects await TRAIN 2
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-27
AT least 15 mining exploration projects look forward to the enactment of the second phase of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN 2, to proceed to the development and ...

Storm signal number 1 raised over more areas as 'Usman' nears landfall
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) -- Tropical Depression Usman continues to make its way towards Eastern Visayas, resulting in more areas being put under storm signal number 1.

VAT-free starting 2019: Medicines for diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension
Rappler - 2018-12-27
DOF added that the guidelines for the implementation of this provision are outlined in Joint Administrative Order No. 2-2018 by the DOF, the Department of Health, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as in BIR ...

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