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ICTSI to start MICT expansion next week

INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) said it has received the green light from the Philippines Ports Authority (PPA) to proceed with its expansion of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT).

Gov’t partially awards T-bills as rates rise

THE GOVERNMENT made a partial award of the Treasury bills (T-bill) on offer yesterday as investors priced in the slower-than-expected inflation print for last month.

M*A*S*H star Alan Alda to get lifetime achievement award

LOS ANGELES — Alan Alda, the M*A*S*H TV star with a long career on stage and screen, will receive the annual lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild, the actor union said on Thursday.
Amaia Scapes Bulacan

Amaia expands Bulacan residential project

AMAIA Land Corp. has launched a 7.8-hectare expansion of its horizontal residential project in Sta. Maria, Bulacan.
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Retailers can import up to 350,000 tons of rice

THE National Food Authority (NFA) on Monday approved the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) proposal to allow major retailers to directly import up to 350,000 tons of rice.

PBCom raises P2.9B from LTNCDs

PHILIPPINE BANK of Communications (PBCom) raised P2.9 billion from its offer of long-term negotiable certificates of deposit (LTNCD), which will be used to support its long-term funding business.

Sony superhero outdraws Lady Gaga’s starring role

A POORLY reviewed Marvel movie from Sony Corp. outdrew Lady Gaga’s widely acclaimed remake of A Star Is Born at the North American box office, proving a superhero and lots of special effects still rule the day with film fans.
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AboitizLand unveils projects in Tarlac, Nueva Ecija

ABOITIZLAND, Inc. continues to expand in Luzon with new residential community projects in Nueva Ecija and Tarlac.

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CAC recalls over 2,000 Kia Carnival VQ units

COLOMBIAN Autocar Corporation (CAC), the authorized distributor of Kia cars in the Philippines, has recalled 2,379 units of Carnival VQ vehicles to upgrade their integrated circuit modules (ICM).

Decline in Asia dollar bond sales to spill into 2019 on yield woes, volatility

ASIA’S dollar bond sales are set to end 2018 with a whimper after a sizzling start. Next year’s prospects may prove dimmer, bankers and investors say.

New cut of Liway to go on general release

A NEW cut of the Martial Law film Liway will be shown for the movie’s nationwide run which starts on Oct. 10.
Eton WestEnd Square

Eton WestEnd Square’s co-lifestyle concept

IN MAKATI CITY, a “mini-township” is opening with a new co-lifestyle concept. A development by Eton Properties Philippines, Inc., Eton WestEnd Square is envisioned...

Citadines Bay City Manila offers serviced apartments

THE ASCOTT LIMITED, owner-operator of serviced residences, adds a property to its portfolio with the scheduled opening of Citadines Bay City Manila in November....

Review finds 59 firms to be Shariah-compliant

THE Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) found 59 listed firms to be compliant with Islamic finance principles as of Sept. 25.

Senate OKs bill strengthening SSS

THE SENATE on Monday passed on third and final reading the bill seeking to rationalize and expand the powers of the Social Security Commission (SSC), the governing board of the Social Security System (SSS).

Actor Ben Affleck, out of rehab, calls addiction a lifelong struggle

LOS ANGELES — Oscar winner Ben Affleck said on Thursday he had completed a 40-day residential alcohol rehab program but said that battling addiction “is a lifelong and difficult struggle.”

Opera singer Montserrat Caballe, 85

BARCELONA — Montserrat Caballe, who took opera into the pop charts by singing “Barcelona” with Freddie Mercury three decades ago, died aged 85 on Saturday.

Leviste’s ‘low’ electricity rates questioned

A GROUP of solar energy developers has stepped up its opposition to the nationwide franchise being sought by Solar Para Sa Bayan Corp. as it questioned the “low” electricity rates company owner Leandro L. Leviste claimed to offer.

RCBC partners with KB Kookmin Bank

RIZAL Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) has partnered with KB Kookmin Bank Korea, which will provide banking services and financial information assistance to Korean and Philippine firms.

Regus introduces new membership scheme

GLOBAL WORKSPACE provider Regus has announced a new membership scheme catering to the different working needs of businesses and individuals. In a statement, Regus...

How PSEi member stocks performed — October 8, 2018

Here’s a quick glance at how PSEi stocks fared on Monday, October 8, 2018.