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China-U.K. trade is tiny. Theresa May needs that to change
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-01
Britain's main exports to China are cars, petroleum products and tourism services, while it mostly imports Chinese manufactured goods, telecommunications equipment, clothing and electronics ... at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

How Xerox became a verb
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-01
Apple was nimble and better positioned to bring its fledgling new technology to mass market because it "didn't have a legacy to protect," said Hiltzik. "Xerox was too big and too focused to move wholesale into an entirely new business," he added.

Fujifilm takes control of Xerox and cuts 10,000 jobs
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-01
Struggling with falling demand for copiers and printers, Xerox has agreed to merge its operations with Fuji Xerox, the joint venture that has been in business since 1962, the companies said Wednesday. As part of the Fujifilm deal, existing Xerox ...

Britain's parliament is falling apart, so MPs are moving out
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-01
(CNN) -- The Palace of Westminster, often cited as the most famous parliament building in the world, is falling apart. Behind the spectacular facade of Britain's legislature, roofs are leaking, a tangle of electrical cabling and steam pipes presents a ...

Union Bank rolls out P3B IOU offer
Inquirer - 2018-02-01
Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has rolled out a new offering of high-yielding deposit notes worth at least P3 billion, aiming to improve its deposit maturity profile and support business expansion plans. The launch followed the Bangko Sentral ng ...

Independent probe needed to reconcile disparate drug war death tolls - watchdog - 2018-02-01
HRW said that even after government launched #RealNumbersPH, "combining statistics from agencies including the PNP, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Health" in May last year, "an analysis of drug war data during 2017 by ...

Hotel 101 breaks ground for Boracay resort
Inquirer - 2018-02-01
Kevin Tan, executive director of Alliance Global Group Inc. and senior vice president of Megaworld said: "This new development by Hotel101 Resort-Boracay group will become a major provider of comfort and convenience for tourists visiting Boracay.

EBay is dumping PayPal for a Dutch rival
CNN Money - 2018-02-01
EBay and PayPal's divorce just got messier. EBay (EBAY), one of the world's biggest online marketplaces, announced Wednesday that it's dropping PayPal as its main partner for processing payments in favor of Dutch company Adyen. The news prompted investors ...

RLC opens office hub in Ilocos Norte
Inquirer - 2018-02-01
Others include Robinsons Luisita in Tarlac City, Robinsons Cybergate Cebu and Robinsons Galleria Cebu in Cebu City, Cybergate Delta in Davao City, and Cybergate Naga in Naga City. Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Amihan, trough of LPA affecting PH; expect cloudy skies, rain - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-01
The northeast monsoon and a trough of low pressure area (LPA) will bring overcast skies with scattered rain across the country this Thursday, the state weather bureau said. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

Finance expert warns public on volatility of bitcoin investment
Inquirer - 2018-02-01
The Satoshi executive has been involved in the bitcoin industry since early 2013 and he is regarded as one of the trailblazers in the industry in the Philippines after he ... without a central bank or a single administrator.

Facebook's traffic is down 50 million hours per day as Zuckerberg demands fewer 'viral videos'
Mashable - 2018-01-31
One of Facebook's core statistics doesn't look so good. Time spent on the network -- a number that drives the tech giant's revenue -- is down by an estimated 50 million hours per day. Facebook now reaches 2.13 billion people per month and has 1.4 billion ...

Growth in bank loans eased to 19% in December
Inquirer - 2018-01-31
Bank lending grew at a slightly slower pace in December 2017, punctuated by a slower increase in borrowing for motor vehicle purchases and salary loans, the central bank said yesterday. In a statement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said outstanding loans ...

We could cross a global warming red line by 2022
Mashable - 2018-01-31
Within the next five years, global average surface temperatures may temporarily breach a key guardrail set out by the Paris Climate Agreement, according to a new report from the U.K. Met Office. The report warns that global average temperatures are ...

Study: Cancer survival rates improve worldwide, but slower in poorer countries
United Press International - 2018-01-31
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Cancer survival rates are improving worldwide, but poorer countries are seeing less improvement than wealthier ones, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from 2000 to 2014 to assess five-year cancer survival rates among ...

Jack Dorsey just opened up bitcoin buying and selling for most Cash App customers in a bid for 'greater financial access for all'
Business Insider - 2018-01-31
Square customers can now use the Cash App to buy and sell bitcoin. The feature has been in a limited trial phase since December, but now anyone can use it except customers in New York, George, Hawaii, and Wyoming. Square CEO Jack Dorsey called it a "small ...

Killer whale Wikie proves orcas can mimic human speech
United Press International - 2018-01-31
Jan. 31 (UPI) --An orca, or killer whale, in France can vocalize several English words, suggesting the species is capable of mimicking human speech. The 14-year-old female, named Wikie, can say "hello," "one, two," "ah ha," "bye bye," and "Amy." "You ...

'Super blue blood moon' lights up sky
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 1) -- People all over the country looked up at the sky on Wednesday night to witness a rare lunar phenomenon. Hundreds gathered at the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...

Ash blankets more areas around Mayon
Philstar - 2018-01-31
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- More areas around Mayon Volcano were hit by ashfall as it continued to spew ash plumes and lava fountains in the past two days. Ed Laguerta, Mayon resident volcanologist, said the volcano erupted again at about 11:55 a.m ...

Van falls into ravine; 3 dead
Philstar - 2018-01-31
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet , Philippines -- Three persons died when a passenger van plunged into a 300-meter ravine in Benguet on Tuesday. Van driver Rey Batong, 38, died while being treated at the Atok District Hospital. Mateo Ngade, 34, a mechanic from ...

JICA completes design review for new Coast Guard vessels
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has completed the design review for the two new 94-meter patrol vessels for procurement under a maritime capability improvement project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and ...

Boy, 10, commits suicide over computer games
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- A boy allegedly committed suicide in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on Tuesday. The mother of the boy, aged 10, found him hanging from the ceiling of their home in Barangay Bubog at around 7:30 p.m. with a length of rope looped ...

Discovery of ancient stone tools rewrites the history of technology in India
The Verge - 2018-01-31
Stone tools recovered at the Attirampakkam site in India. Photo: Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India A new discovery of stone tools from about 385,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of technology. The stone tools, found at a ...

2 DPWH-ARMM workers killed in ambush
Philstar - 2018-01-31
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Two workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) were killed in an ambush staged by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan yesterday. Basit Daimun and Ahzhar Dakis, cement mixer operators of the DPWH ...

Village chief, husband held for guns, explosives
Philstar - 2018-01-31
BUTUAN CITY, Philippines -- A couple were arrested for illegal possession of firearms and explosives in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte on Tuesday. Judith Cueno, 50, chairwoman of Barangay Del Pilar, and her husband Rico, 53, a former barangay chairman ...

3 slain in shootings
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Three persons were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire in Zamboanga del Sur and Laguna in the past two days. Wilson Estimo, 49, watchman of Barangay Legarda in Dinas, Zamboanga del Norte, and farmer Josie Miniosa, 30, were ...

Megaworld embraces digital technology in township development
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Megaworld Corp., the Andrew Tan-led property company, is embracing digital technology and connectivity in its townships which would transform these mixed-used estates into smart cities. Over the weekend, it unveiled its so-called ...

ADB, PNOC ink deal on LNG advisory services
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be advising the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub project in Batangas which is planned to be carried out with private sector participation this year.

Laguna Water sets P1.2 B capex
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Laguna Water Corp., a unit of Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc., is spending P1.2 billion this year to expand its coverage in the province. The company plans to increase its service area from its existing concession in Sta. Rosa ...

Adapting to E-commerce
Philstar - 2018-01-31
NEGOSYO KAPATID: Angat Lahat By Joey Concepcion (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 1, 2018 - 12:00am Shoe brand PayLess closed 20 percent of its 4,000 stores last year. Giant clothing brand H&M has announced that they will be closing more stores this ...

The Disruptor
Philstar - 2018-01-31
EYES WIDE OPEN By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 1, 2018 - 12:00am At first glance, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. may seem like someone from the academe -- quiet and by-the-book. But when he starts ...

ALI allots 450 hectares for carbon neutrality
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala Land Inc (ALI), the property development arm of the Ayala Group, is dedicating nearly 500 hectares for its planned carbon forests. The move is in line with plans to achieve "carbon neutrality" by 2022. ALI sustainability ...

28-day term deposit auction resumes
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to resume the offering of 28-day term deposits next week as the yield of the seven-day term deposits continued to ease amid the return of significant liquidity in the market. The BSP ...

Index nosedives on continued profit taking
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The local stock market closed the month of January at below the 9,000 mark as it continued to pull back after reaching new records nine times this month. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) nosedived 146.47 points ...

Credit growth eases further in December
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Credit growth eased further to 19 percent in December, cooling down for the third straight month from the revised 19.3 percent growth in November, dousing fears of economic overheating, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

MGB secures ISO upgrade
Philstar - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has secured the latest International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification. An attached agency of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the MGB passed the second ...

Massive infra projects start rolling this year – DOF
- 2018-01-31
The Duterte administration’s massive infrastructure program is expected to be in full swing this year following the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act, according to the Department of Finance.

Camera makers resist encryption, despite warnings from photographers
ZDNet - 2018-01-31
A year after photojournalists and filmmakers sent a critical letter to camera makers for failing to add a basic security feature to protect their work from searches and hacking, little progress has been made. The letter, sent in late-2016, called on camera ...

SC Spokesman: President has no disciplinary power over Deputy Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 1) -- Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman Theodore Te said Thursday the Office of the President has no disciplinary power to suspend a deputy ombudsman. In the wake of Malacañang and the Ombudsman's possible deadlock on ...

Finance department sees fiscal health intact despite project pickup
- 2018-01-31
By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) believes that despite the acceleration of some foreign-bankrolled infrastructure projects this year, the government should be able to sustain fiscal stability over the medium to long term. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said in a statement yesterday that “about a fourth of the …

Robinsons Bank sets P730-M capex plan
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-31
Earlier, Philippine National Bank, East West Banking Corp. and UnionBank of the Philippines announced they will be offering LTNCDs in 2018.

Philippine Nonprofits Amplify Social Impact with NetSuite
Yahoo Finance - 2018-01-31
emigrated from Switzerland in 1901 to establish trading companies in the Philippines, ZFF focuses on training local leaders to address healthcare issues. More than 2,000 leaders have participated in ZFF's health leadership and governance training programs ...

How Amazon & Co. Could Fix Health Care
Bloomberg - 2018-01-31
U.S. health care achieves similar or worse results compared with ... source of foreign-trained doctors for the U.S.; India is close behind, followed by the Philippines and Pakistan. This implies there's already a functioning pipeline for getting the ...

HMO banks on partnership with Medical City for growth
Business Mirror - 2018-01-31
Maxicare, which falls under the health maintenance organization (HMO) industry, sees that there is a need to offer more affordable healthcare products and services that more Filipinos can avail themselves of. "This service; I really expect this to be a ...

BIR income tax take expected to decline in 2018 due to TRAIN Law
Inquirer - 2018-01-31
In light of the lower personal income tax rates that took effect this year under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) expects collections from net income and profits to decline in 2018. A Revenue ...

Mount Mayon spews more lava, ash as evacuations continue in the Philippines
AccuWeather - 2018-01-31
RELATED: Philippines Weather Center Detailed Legazpi City weather forecast Interactive Philippines weather satellite While not currently emitting ash high enough into the atmosphere to cause impacts outside the Philippines, a larger eruption could have ...

Windows security: We'll delete tools that bully you to buy upgrades, says Microsoft
ZDNet - 2018-01-31
Microsoft security products are about to classify programs that display coercive messages as unwanted software. Microsoft has decided to crack down on the growing number of free programs that claim to scan computers for errors and then pressure worried PC ...

Ombudsman says it will not enforce Palace suspension vs. Carandang
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-31
Citing a 2014 decision by the Supreme Court, Morales said the Office of the President insulted the Supreme Court and the independence of the Ombudsman. Morales made the statement in the wake of Carandang's suspension for 90 days for supposedly spreading ...

Customs fixer Mark Taguba surrenders to NBI over drug charges
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 31) -- Customs fixer Mark Taguba has surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) after the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) issued an arrest order over a drug case filed by the Justice Department.

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Duque - 2018-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday deferred the appointment of Franciso Duque III as Department of Health chief to "give more time to questioning." Senator Gringo Honasan, chair of the CA committee on Health ...

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