Cargo by rail

By Marvin Tort
The Philippine National Railways (PNR) is planning to overhaul the existing rail line between Laguna and Albay so it can be used for freight...

Term deposit yields go down as Fed turns dovish

YIELDS on the term deposits offered by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) inched lower on Wednesday amid dovish signals from the US Federal...

PHL to see more cyberattacks amid increasing digitalization

THE PHILIPPINES will likely see more cyberattacks as threat actors take advantage of increasing digitalization in the country, an official of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said.

On coal, gas, and energy security

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr.
For this column, I will cover three recent important local events in the energy sector, then look at global trends in the gas trade. First,...

BSP pushes wider use of PERA program as take-up remains slow

WIDER USE of the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA) can help increase government savings, which could be used for other investments that would...

MCU sets up lab to assess, boost cyber resilience

MANILA Central University (MCU) last week launched the country’s first Cybersecurity Posture Assessment Lab (CPAL) that assesses and enhances the cyber resilience of organizations...

BDO ends bond offer early amid strong demand

BDO UNIBANK, Inc. on Tuesday ended the public offer period for its third peso-denominated ASEAN Sustainability Bond issue, three days ahead of the original...

FTC seeking details on Amazon deal with AI startup Adept — source

THE US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked Amazon.-com to provide more details on its deal to hire top executives and researchers from artificial...

Business groups back POGO ban, call economic impact minimal

BUSINESS GROUPS expressed support on Wednesday for the position laid down by the Department of Finance (DoF), which had proposed to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).

Cruise visa waiver seen as means of unlocking China visitor market

THE Cruise Visa Waiver program is viewed as pathway to tapping Chinese visitors, who are turning to other destinations in the region that are...

NGCP declares yellow alert over Luzon grid

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) declared a yellow alert over the Luzon grid, the first such declaration in over a month,...

PSEi rebounds as investor sentiment improves

SHARES rose on Wednesday as growing expectations of interest rate cuts in the United States and positive prospects for the Philippine economy boosted sentiment. The...