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NTC approves registration of Musk’s Starlink

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) announced on Friday that it recently approved Starlink Internet Services Philippines, Inc.’s registration as a value-added service (VAS) provider,...

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Marcos signals go-slow stance on joining RCEP

PRESIDENT-ELECT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. will review the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to determine whether the agriculture sector is adequately protected.  

STOCK MARKET

STOCKS ended higher on Thursday after minutes of the US Federal Reserve’s meeting showed it will stay the course on its planned rate hikes, as well as the next administration’s announcement of members of its economic team.

BANKING AND FINANCE

EGov Pay transactions surge by 467% as consumers shift online

EGOV PAY transactions jumped by 467% to over 91,000 at the end of 2021 from just around 16,000 a year earlier, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Thursday. 
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Promises, promises

One of the few concrete policy promises Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. made during his campaign for the Presidency of these isles of forgetfulness was to make rice available at P20 per kilo.

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A first look: How financial intermediaries can integrate crypto

By Team Ripple SAN FRANCISCO — Most crypto owners would prefer to interact with digital assets through their banks and other traditional financial institutions. In...

SPECIAL FEATURES

ESG’s emerging influence in PHL business

The year 2021 was considered the “year of ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) investing.” As Reuters reported last year, independent fund performance data...

SPECIAL REPORTS

Energy sector in transition: A rebalancing act

COAL-FIRED power plant companies in the Philippines have, in recent months, declared plans to rebalance their portfolio into one that has a growing share of renewables in the mix.
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ARTS & LEISURE

Bieber, Westlife holding concerts in PHL

TWO major performers will be coming to the Philippines for concerts in the coming months: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and Irish boy band Westlife. The concerts, which are part of world tours in support of their respective new albums, will be held in October and next February.

VELOCITY

Who’s on first?

FOR MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC), the numbers do the talking. Across more than 70 countries, 430,000 units of the Xpander have been sold. Since debuting in 2018 in the Philippines, more than 60,000 garages now have a unit of the multipurpose vehicle (or MPV).

SPORTS

Blackwater inks top pick Rosser

BLACKWATER signed Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 47 top rookie pick Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser to a three-year max deal on Thursday, hopeful of a major turnaround coming off a record 29-game skid last year.

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