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DoLE agency flags lack of inclusiveness in youth employment despite job growth

THE BUREAU of Local Employment (BLE) said that despite improved employment rates this year, more effort is needed to achieve inclusive growth especially among the youth.

Timberlake, Kobe in talks for short videos

POP STAR Justin Timberlake and basketball legend Kobe Bryant are in talks to create programs for a new online service called Quibi, according to people with knowledge of the matter, joining a video start-up backed by titans from Hollywood and the Silicon Valley.

An Ideal Cut above the rest

SOME KOREAN pop groups — no matter how popular — have performed in the Philippines only once and without an insistent demand, they never managed to return. Not so in the case of the 13-member group, Seventeen, which can now boast of a three-sold-out-concert streak in Manila, a feat that only equally phenomenal bands such as BTS, EXO, and Super Junior have managed.

Timson Securities to take over DW Capital

STOCK BROKERAGE firm Timson Securities, Inc. is taking over the operations of DW Capital, Inc., after the latter was suspected to be trading P2.6 billion worth of securities without authority.

Amazon scraps secret AI tool that showed bias against women

SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon.com Inc’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.
A Star is Born

Star wars

By Noel Vera Movie Review A Star is Born Directed by Bradley Cooper THERE ARE as of this writing five, count em, five, different versions of the story,...
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Children’s book writer fights the stigma of HIV-AIDS

ENZO, Gab, Chuchay, and Luis join a support group on social media under their online alter egos. Enzo starts a group chat and sets a date to meet with the group’s other members. At a coffee shop one day, they all get together because of something called “Pete.”

Wall Street faces further tumult should China be labeled a currency manipulator

WALL STREET is bracing for the prospect that the US uses this month’s semiannual foreign-exchange (FX) report to label China a currency manipulator, escalating the trade standoff between the two nations at a time when rising bond yields are already denting riskier assets.
Johnny English Strikes Again

What to see this week

SECRET agent Johnny English returns and is tasked to find the mastermind hacker responsible for leaking the identity of undercover agents. As a man with a few skills and knowledge, English is challenged to overcome modern technology techniques before this mission becomes his last.
Forza Horizon 4

The finest by far

WHEN Microsoft sought to expand the reach of its acclaimed Forza series shortly after the turn of the decade, it chose to tap another developer for the purpose. Early in the millennium, it formed Turn 10 Studios precisely to build a franchise that would not just rival, but better, the competition on any gaming platform. And, having seen the immensely positive results, it didn’t want its creative arm to be distracted from continuing to improve Forza Motorsport; after all, it was one thing to get to the top, and quite another to stay there.

Smart offers roaming products at this weekend’s Travel Sale Fair

IN A bid to change how Filipino travelers view roaming, Smart Communications has partnered with the Travel Sale Fair — which runs from Oct. 12 to 14 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City — to promote their new travel products and packages.
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MRC Allied names Cosio as new president, CEO

MRC ALLIED, Inc. is consolidating all its assets and portfolio under the listed company, while its operating subsidiaries will be implementing the projects, the company said on Thursday.

Kaizen proposal for a dictator-manager

My boss is a jerk who doesn’t listen to employee suggestions. He often jokes: “My way or the highway.” I know that this approach makes the employees become demotivated, if not make them act like robots. As one of his managerial deputies in the department, I’m planning to establish a Kaizen program to help people come out with a structured system to help streamline our business operations and cut costs at the same time. I’m worried that even my idea would be dumped. What’s the best approach to convince our boss? – Worried Much.
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BPI Securities sees PSEi at 8,900 by end-2019

BPI Securities Corp. projects to see the local stock barometer at the 8,900 level by the end of 2019, factoring in concerns on inflation and rising interest rates.

Can entrepreneurship be taught and learned?

THE start-up scene all over the world is still flourishing. In the Philippines, there are currently more than 300 start-ups in the country and over 200 of them are actively operating, according to the first study profiling the Philippine start-up ecosystem by PwC Philippines and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Your Weekend Guide (October 12, 2018)

ROBINSONS Malls hosts free live shows to be held in time with its Robinsons Malls Giant Sale from Oct. 12 to 17, with a wide array of stores and outlets offering up to 50% off.

Prudential Guarantee opens in Davao

Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (PGA), the leading non-life insurance company in the Philippines, recently inaugurated its new branch office in Davao City, led...

How PSEi member stocks performed — October 11, 2018

Here’s a quick glance at how PSEi stocks fared on Thursday, October 11, 2018.