How Europe’s far-right gained traction with many young voters

BERLIN/WARSAW/MADRID — From Germany and France to Poland and Spain, the far-right made inroads into the youth vote in key states in this European...

From northwest to east China, parched and baking regions face drought

BEIJING — Weeks of scarce rainfall in parts of China, coupled with sweltering heat, has brought drought to several provinces, prompting alerts and actions...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused huge emissions, study shows

KYIV — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has directly caused or paved the way to the emission of 175 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)...

Peso slump could derail rate cuts

THE PESO WEAKNESS could impact the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) policy easing cycle even after inflation has settled within target for a sixth straight month in May, analysts said.

POGOs complicate Philippine effort to exit FATF’s ‘gray list’

THE STRONG PRESENCE of offshore gambling operators complicates the Philippines’ efforts against dirty money and does not bode well for its ambition to become an investment hub, economists warned.

Marcos says inflation is still Philippines’ ‘greatest problem’

PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday said inflation remains a major concern for his government. “It remains unfortunately our greatest problem that is...

Maynilad starts IPO preparations, eyes 2026 listing

WEST ZONE concessionaire  Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has started preparations for an initial public offering (IPO), aiming for a listing by 2026 at the...

Meralco seeks bids for 600-MW baseload supply

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) said it has started the bidding process for 600 megawatts (MW) of baseload power supply to meet energy requirements from...

PH1 says planned IPO possible by 2025

PH1 World Developers, Inc. President Gigi G. Alcantara has expressed confidence in the likelihood of the company’s planned initial public offering (IPO) proceeding by 2025. “There...

Hendrick’s ‘twisted’ celebration of cucumbers

WORLD Cucumber Day falls on Friday, June 14 — and a gin brand is having a “twisted” way of celebrating it. From June 13 to...

The Best Restaurant in the US is Langbaan in Oregon

LANGBAAN, a Thai restaurant in Portland, Oregon, has won the title of the best restaurant in the US at the 2024 James Beard Foundation...

Bank assets rise to P25.48 trillion at end-April

THE PHILIPPINE BANKING sector’s total assets climbed by 12% year on year at end-April, driven by an increase in loans, according to preliminary data...