Thursday, December 18th 2014

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UNITED NATIONS—The world’s top 100 arms producing companies racked up $402 billion in weapons sales and military services in 2013, according to the latest...

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The slower pace of economic expansion in the first three quarters of the year forced the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to revise downward its growth...

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Oil in New York traded near a five-year low as Russia reiterated that it will keep crude production steady next year, echoing the  Organization...

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The lower oil prices globally can speed up the Philippines’s gross domestic product (GDP) expansion rate, if the country would opt to spend the...

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First of two parts There is a pressing need to rehabilitate the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3, experts from a Hong Kong-based train operator said, as...

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Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC), the country’s No. 4 auto brand in terms of sales among assemblers, reported a 19-percent growth in November, propelled by...

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THERE is no sadder proof of how low this government has become than this: criminals getting the red-carpet treatment while in prison. First, it exposes...

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HAWAIIAN hurricanes—or what we in the Philippines call typhoons—are relatively rare events. While there are many large storms in that part of the Pacific...
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SOFTWARE company iRipple Inc. on Wednesday said it will sell all its operating assets and will transform itself into a holding company. The company said...

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THE second-largest telecommunications provider in the Philippines has tied up with a satellite-based Internet peering (IP) communications-technology company to bolster its portfolio of services for its...

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UNBANKED and uncarded customers of the utilities controlled by Metro Pacific Investments Corp. “may soon participate in the digital economy” with the launch of Smart Communications Inc.’s...

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THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has finally issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the country’s migration to the Japanese standard for digital terrestrial television broadcasting...

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EXPECTING a further rise in digital-information threats globally, network security provider Fortinet said on Wednesday that collaboration between countries is pivotal in addressing such...

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THE Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PH-EITI) project of the Philippines, a government-initiated resources advocacy group, has clarified that mining and oil and gas companies...
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LOS ANGELE—Some days, he laughs like we’ve never heard him  laugh. Other days, he barks with a startling chill. One moment he rages with competitiveness....

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SACRAMENTO—Given the sorry state of the Los Angeles Lakers these days, it doesn’t take much to get the storied team’s fan base excited about...

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AN online report in New Zealand beat the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) in announcing that Tad Baldwin has been named new head coach...

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YENG GUIAO’S quest for his first All-Filipino crown begins on Thursday as Rain or Shine battles Alaska in Game One of the Philippine Basketball...

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CaféFrance Coach Egay Macaraya hopes his troops has deleted on Monday’s loss to league-leader Hapee from their memory bank. The Fresh Fighters (7-0) overcame...

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INDIANAPOLIS—It was due to happen, the Los Angeles Lakers living large off a three-game winning streak that included a stunner in San Antonio and...
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I turned a year older recently. How old? That is just between me and my God. Among the many people who made me feel loved...

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ONE of the highlights of our 10-day, Qatar Airways-sponsored working visit to the Republic of Georgia was our three-day tour of the Georgian countryside...

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IS it me or I am just tired of how predictably impressive computer-generated special effects on films are? I ask that question after sitting through...

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STUNNED by a massive leak of sensitive documents, Sony Pictures Enterprises embarked on Sunday on an attempt to contain the crisis by discouraging further media...

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Revival Stephen King Scribner, 406 pp. THERE'S a video on YouTube in which Stephen King describes his first encounter with Stanley Kubrick. “I actually think stories of...

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WHEN you think you may be the oldest person at a lengthy music concert, you have a lot of time to sit and think. And...
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DRIVEN by the continued positive outlook on the economy leading to a stable investment, the Philippine property sector will enjoy another banner year in...

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NEW Beverly Hills-themed township is set to beef up Southern Manila’s vibrant growth and progress The South that people know will no longer be...

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IN all honesty, most real-estate developers pretend to be a friend of heritage, but the truth is it’s really a pain in their ass....

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GIVING you the right blend of rural and urban atmosphere, Amaia, Ayala Land’s economic housing arm, launched a new community in Cabanatuan City, Nueva...

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STRAINING under an overpopulated urban landscape, the megacity of Metro Manila, home to some 12 million Filipinos, is in dire need of a solution....

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THE quality of suburban living goes several notches higher as Ayala Land Premier (ALP) introduces The Courtyards—the group’s latest suburban development in the Alabang-Cavite...
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Again, it’s the time of the year when extra calories lurk around every corner.  So the common dilemma is: How do we enjoy the festive...

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Which is better for people with type 2 diabetes who want to control weight and blood sugar: eating two large meals or eating six...

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The fashion world recently added a new member to its roster. LZD by Lazada was launched to bring fresher and a more suited taste...

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Aspen Philippines Inc. was launched uniquely as the first South African pharmaceutical company in the country.  Its mother company, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. holds...

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There’s no better way to celebrate Christmas and New Year than by spending some quality time with family and loved ones. From December 15, 2014...

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Your kids could feel lousy at times. But if they become louse-y, that’s an entirely different matter; one that needs immediate attention! School is one...
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