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Asean pressed to become an economic community by 2025
Inquirer - 2017-11-15
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will find it hard to become a major economic force by 2050 if it fails to meet its goal to become a fully functioning economic community by 2025, said Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Arroyo, who ...

Which Asian country has suffered most financial loss due to climate change?
Inquirer - 2017-11-15
The Global Climate Risk Index for 1996-2015 reveals that China has suffered the most financial loss. With losses amounting to US$ 32,847 million since 1996, China has borne the brunt of financial loss due to climate change, as per the ranking released by ...

South Asia economic summit makes renewed regional integration call
Inquirer - 2017-11-15
The 10th edition of South Asia Economic Summit kicked off in Kathmandu on Tuesday with renewed calls for rapid development of physical infrastructure and removal of non-tariff barriers to expedite regional integration. The region has been talking about ...

Faster growth seen for PH but slow internet a challenge
Inquirer - 2017-11-15
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How North Korea is hacking companies and governments
CNN Money - 2017-11-15
The U.S. government has revealed new details about two viruses it says North Korea is using to attack companies and governments. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI issued joint alerts on Tuesday warning about two types of malware, or ...

Prayers sought for hospitalized Pepe Smith
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) - Family and friends are calling for prayers for Philippines' King of Rock and Roll Pepe Smith, who was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday. Family and friends are calling for prayers for Philippines' King of ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-11-15
Many of them have forgone the opportunity to improve their dental health mainly for economic reasons and some simply for lack of access, Rotary Club president Toks Lopez said, as she acknowledged the initiative of Dr. Carlos Legislador, who personally ...

This Chinese tech giant could soon be worth more than Facebook
CNN Money - 2017-11-15
China's answer to Facebook could soon be worth more than the real thing. Shares in Tencent (TCEHY), a Chinese social media and video games giant, have more than doubled in price over the past year, propelling the company's market value ever closer to ...

ASEAN Music festival canceled as people fainted
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- The much-anticipated Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) music festival in Makati City came to an abrupt halt on Tuesday after organizers canceled it mid-concert. The ASEAN 2017 National Organizing ...

No entry in Kanlaon's permanent danger zone after alert level rises
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- Entry within the four kilometers from the summit of Mount Kanlaon, or its permanent danger zone (PDZ), is now prohibited after the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised its ...

Square's Venmo rival is testing a feature that lets users buy and sell bitcoin
Business Insider - 2017-11-15
The payment company Square is rolling out a new feature that lets users of its Cash app buy and sell bitcoin. Unlike some competitors, Cash doesn't yet let users pay or accept payment in bitcoin. The move allows Square to enter the bitcoin business; the ...

Stock price index ends above 8,300
Inquirer - 2017-11-15
MSCI has announced that Meralco would be added to its global standard index at the close of Nov. 30. It was also announced that East West Bank and Megawide, both non-PSEi stocks, would be added to the MSCI Global Small Cap index. On the other hand ...

Duterte will raise arbitral ruling 'maybe once' in his term
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will raise the arbitral tribunal ruling on the disputed islands to China "maybe once" during his term, he said on Tuesday. "I told China that I have to confront China on the arbitral ...

Australia gives P60-M aid for disaster, conflict victims
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull turned over on Monday around P60 million in relief supplies and funds for the victims of the fighting in Marawi and natural calamities. The supplies include tents, sleeping mats, blankets ...

Romblon declared drug-free
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Another province has been declared drug-free. Romblon met the requirements for validation and declaration of its drug-cleared status, Raul Lasalla, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency deputy director general for operations, said ...

NZ extends $2.5-M aid to Mindanao farm sector
Inquirer - 2017-11-14
New Zealand has earmarked $2.5 million to support agricultural development and food security in Mindanao, which is seen to benefit at least 3,000 farming households or about 15,000 people in conflict-affected areas in the region. In a briefing, New Zealand ...

One of the largest hedge funds in the world is ready to add bitcoin to its 'investment universe'
Business Insider - 2017-11-14
George Rotariu uses the first bitcoin ATM in downtown Bucharest June 27, 2014. Bogdan Cristel/Reuters Man Group, a UK-based investment management firm, said it would include bitcoin in its "investment universe" if bitcoin futures successfully launch.

Twitter launches lower-cost subscription access to its data through new Premium APIs
TechCrunch - 2017-11-14
Twitter tried to mend its relationship with developers earlier this year with the launch of a new API platform which focused on streamlining APIs and the promise of additional tiers of access. Twitter said it would offer free APIs for testing ideas, self ...

Walmart's robotics partner just raised $17.5 million to fund more store automation
Mashable - 2017-11-14
Get ready to see more robots cruising the aisles at stores. Bossa Nova Robotics just raised $17.5 million to help it build out its line of inventory-scanning retail robots. The funding round comes fresh off of a deal the startup inked with Walmart last ...

PSEi perked up by MSCI rebalancing
Inquirer - 2017-11-14
It was also announced that East West Bank and Megawide, both non-PSEi stocks, will be added to the MSCI Global Small Cap index. On the other hand, RCBC and Xurpas will be deleted from the same index. East West Bank and Megawide respectively gained by 3.23 ...

China pledges $7.34 B for Philippine infra
Philstar - 2017-11-14
According to the DOF International Finance Group (IFG), the bulk or $7.19 billion of the amount came in the form of loans, which are intended to finance 10 big-ticket infrastructure projects. File MANILA, Philippines -- China has pledged an estimated $7 ...

Philippine fails in RCEP target conclusion
Philstar - 2017-11-14
and the development of the ASEAN Inclusive Business Framework to promote inclusive business in the region, among others. The country was also able to reach substantial conclusion of the discussions on the region-wide self-certification scheme which is ...

Excess screen time linked with depression, suicidal behaviors in teens
United Press International - 2017-11-14
Nov. 14 (UPI) --Researchers believe excess screen time may be increasing symptoms of depression, as well as suicide-related behaviors and thoughts, among teens in the United States. Scientists found the link between depression and time spent in front of ...

The ASEAN Summit, logistical nightmares, and the Phl regional lag
Philstar - 2017-11-14
CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 15, 2017 - 12:00am Annual ASEAN Summit meetings now involve the participation of the leaders of world economic and nearby powers.

UPDATE 1-Trump to tap ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary
Business Insider - 2017-11-14
Trump, who is in the Philippines on a diplomatic trip ... and earlier was general counsel and deputy secretary for Health and Human Services under former Republican President George W. Bush. In February, Azar founded a consulting agency that specialized ...

FDA issues warning on potential harm from kratom
United Press International - 2017-11-14
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an advisory about harms tied to kratom -- an imported herbal supplement with opioid-like effects that is increasing in popularity. People are taking the unapproved supplement ...

Duterte 'insulted' with how world leaders raised human rights
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte slammed world leaders who criticize his drug war, saying he considers it an insult. "I said I will not explain. It is a personal and official insult. That is why you ...

Duterte rejects EU aid yet again: Forget it, we will survive
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- After a summit with the European Union EU), President Rodrigo Duterte maintained the Philippines will refuse any aid from the regional bloc. When asked if he talked to European Council President Donald Tusk ...

SE Asian businesses eye tech role in SME boost
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-14
AS SOUTHEAST ASIA looks to the next half decade, technology will play a pivotal role in unlocking the economic potential of small and medium enterprises (SME), serving as catalysts for unparalleled growth and development in the region. At the conclusion of ...

New clearing house live by 2018
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-14
The PESONet will accept digital payment instructions which are processed through a central server hosted by the Philippine Clearing House Corp. This system is eventually seen to replace paper-based checks, which currently takes one business day to complete ...

AirAsia eyes integration of ASEAN operations
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-14
REGIONAL low-cost airline AirAsia Berhad is moving towards the next phase of its business, its founder and CEO Tony Fernandes said, as he envisioned a deeper integration for its operations within the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian ...

Duterte, Modi bilateral talks centered on entry of cheap Indian medicines
Business Mirror - 2017-11-14
President Duterte is determined to allow Indian pharmaceutical companies to enter the Philippine market, citing the need for affordable and effective medicines at a time Filipino households are spending more for health. In his bilateral meeting with Indian ...

Logistics firm 2GO trims losses in 3 rd quarter
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-14
LOGISTICS company 2GO, Inc. trimmed its losses by more than half during the third quarter, as robust growth in its non-shipping business offset slower revenues from shipping. In a regulatory filing, 2GO said its net loss attributable to equity holders of ...

Russia, PH sign 8 agreements on trade, energy
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... A private sector agreement was signed between Global Ferronickle Holdings of the Philippines and VI Holdings of Russia which, Roque said, is designed "to support Philippine efforts towards industrialization."

Zimbabwe is under military control after army seizes power from Mugabe
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
(CNN) -- Zimbabwe's military leaders have seized control of the impoverished southern African nation, placing veteran leader Robert Mugabe under house arrest and deploying tanks to the streets of the capital, Harare. The president of neighboring South ...

What Filipinos got from the ASEAN Summit
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- The main event of the country's chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) drew to a close on Tuesday, with Manila achieving gains on some key economic and political concerns.

Japan vows ?6.7 B assistance to strengthen PH maritime surveillance
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- Japan vowed Tuesday to provide roughly ?6.7 billion in assistance to help strengthen the maritime surveillance capability of the Philippines. Japan will fund the construction of four coast guard radar ...

Now China outguns US in top supercomputer showdown
ZDNet - 2017-11-14
Video: US to invest $258m in supercomputer race with China China now not only has the fastest supercomputer in the world, but it also has more supercomputers in the list of the 500 fastest than any other nation. China now has 202 supercomputers in the ...

Duterte pushes for conclusion of Asia-Pacific free trade deal
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday called for the completion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, saying the deal could unleash new growth potentials in the region. "It is important to recall the point of ...

DFNN nets P121M
Inquirer - 2017-11-14
Technology firm DFNN Inc. chalked up P121.3 million in nine-month net profit, surging from a meager P800,000 net profit in the same period last year, on the back of robust revenues from licensed gaming operations. Nine-month revenues soared by 616 percent ...

PH-U.S. joint statement: Human rights are essential
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to include human rights in their national agenda and to promote the welfare of the poor during their bilateral talks, according to their joint ...

Apple Targets Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor for 2019 iPhone
Bloomberg - 2017-11-14
Apple Inc. is working on a rear-facing 3-D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device, according to people familiar with the plan. Apple is evaluating a different technology from ...

Canada to invest ?715 million on PH reproductive health
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- Reproductive health in the Philippines will get a boost with a ?715.2 million (17.8 million Canadian dollars) investment from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. "I am pleased to announce ...

Trudeau assures justice for beheaded Canadians in Sulu
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte had assured that those behind the killing of Canadians Robert Hall and John Ridsdel in 2016 will be punished, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. "We have been advised most ...

Ads May Soon Stalk You on TV Like They Do on Your Facebook Feed
Bloomberg - 2017-11-14
Targeted ads that seem to follow you everywhere online may soon be doing the same on your TV. The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve a new broadcast standard that will let broadcasters do something cable TV companies already do: harvest ...

Duterte, Trump 'touched on' human rights during discussion of drug war - PH envoy
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- The country's ambassador to the United States on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. President Donald Trump "touched on" the issue of human rights in their first bilateral meeting. "The whole ...

Passenger loses hand in MRT station accident
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman lost her hand in an accident at the MRT Ayala Station on Tuesday afternoon. According to a News5 Aksyon report, a 24-year-old passenger fell off the northbound platform of the MRT Ayala Station while the train was moving.

Maute guns recovered from Lake Lanao
Philstar - 2017-11-14
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines --At least 30 high-powered firearms were recovered from Lake Lanao as government troops continued clearing operations in Marawi over the weekend. Brig. Gen. Roseller Murillo, Joint Task Force Ranao commander, said the guns were ...

Trudeau commits to find solution to garbage issue
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- Same promise, different presidents. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday told President Rodrigo Duterte the Canadian government "is very much engaged in finding a solution" to the controversial ...

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wants more social media regulation
CNN Money - 2017-11-14
It's unusual to find a Silicon Valley CEO call for more government regulation. Salesforce head Marc Benioff is all for it -- at least for Facebook, Twitter and Google. "Do these companies need more regulation? They probably do," Benioff said in a new ...

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