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Solon eyes quick recovery of stolen Bangladeshi funds to help Dhaka...

Senate President Aquilino L. Pimentel III on Wednesday urged the government to intensify the hunt for the money launderers involved in the Bangladesh Bank heist so...

Banks virtually ignore TDF windows

The various banks hesitated to part with much of their money on Wednesday and brought far less of the resources to the term deposit...

Associations in Malaysia

Upon invitation by the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), I spoke about association transformation and leadership at the Third  Malaysian Association Next (MyNext)...

Asean primed for a digital future

Half a century into the Asean  story, the growing importance of digital innovation will shape the next wave of economic development. As the Asean turns...

Ten-year Treasury rate falls as BTr tests enhanced trading mechanism

Ten-year Treasury bonds the government put out on Tuesday sold the full P15 billion as intended and at the same time proved the critical...

Unescap declares Manila most ready among Asean peers to pursue infra...

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Unescap) has found the Philippines most ready among its peers in the...

Trade group backs new commodity import policy

The Philippine Cement Importers Association (PCIA) on Tuesday expressed full support for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that rejected the adoption of...

PHL water execs share center stage in Korea

Leaders of Metro Manila’s water-supply system discussed in Korea’s two major water conferences this week the 10-year water-security program under the Duterte administration and...

PH-OGP, The Philippine open government partnership

Part  One Simply, we wish to bring to greater awareness this ongoing program that promises long-lasting positive influence to good governance in the government,...

Policy rate seen steady as peso weakness counterpoint

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is expected to keep a steady hand over the monetary-policy levers when the seven-man policy-making Monetary Board meets...

Biazon proposes end to sham consignees

A former commissioner of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and now a lawmaker is proposing an accreditation system meant to stop the unscrupulous use...

Regulator cites insurer for confidence-building pre-need reserve boost

The Insurance Commission (IC) has lauded PhilPlans First Inc. (PhilPlans) for adopting the lowest discount rate set forth by the IC for preneed companies...

HSBC jury to consider if forex trader was front-running or hedging

HSBC Holdings Plc. code-named a $3.5-billion currency trade “Project Shine” and swore traders to secrecy to reassure its clients would get the best price. Mark...

The many ways to save money

Financial experts say one needs discipline to save money. However, it is very clear this is hardly ever practiced. It is, indeed, challenging to...

Foreign debt less than a fourth of local output–BSP

The country’s debt stock remained at a “comfortable” level in the second quarter as this fell further from the previous quarter. The debt stock...

China names entities pursuing government infrastructure programs

China has identified the entities that will pursue the P2.7-billion Chico River irrigation project to its full completion, according to the Department of Finance...

New regulation allows nonlife insurers to invest in real property

THE Insurance Commission (IC) has issued a circular allowing nonlife insurers to invest in real property that effectively allows them access to a new revenue...

Lender, green entrepreneur support livelihood program

THE United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) has donated laptops for some of the 900 garbage collectors-turned-entrepreneurs of recycled clothing and bag store Rags2Riches (R2R), both...

Digital innovations and Philippine outsourcing

IN the recent Tholons Services Globalization Index 2017 released June 28, the top 100 cities and top 50 nations in terms of service globalization have...

Dominguez favors selling government interest in MRT 3

If the decision was left entirely in the hands of the finance secretary, current portfolio holder Carlos G. Dominguez III on Wednesday said he...

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