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MELBOURNE — Melbourne’s shops, restaurants and hotels opened for business on Wednesday after a four month coronavirus lockdown, with happy customers enjoying alfresco eating in the spring sunshine and shopkeepers hoping for big sales to make up for lost revenue.
THE COUNTRY’S economic contraction is seen to be in the single digits in the third quarter, as more sectors reopened with the easing of lockdown restrictions around the country, First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) said.
BANGKOK — Singapore’s Ebb & Flow Group took an unusual route to creating one of its most popular food items: analyzing more than 200,000 data points to predict customer preference and potential demand.
CONSUMER COMPLAINTS received in the year to date have surged past 45,000, with complaints rising across-the-board for both online and offline transactions, many of them logged during the lockdown, according to the Trade department.
THE private sector has launched a promotional campaign to raise consumer confidence, in order to add momentum to the reopening of economic activity after the lockdown.
Fresh off a summer of relative freedom after harsh lockdowns at the beginning of the pandemic, Europe is trying a new strategy to halt the coronavirus’s next surge: Lockdown Lite.
MORE THAN a million young Filipino workers may lose their jobs this year, pushing the youth unemployment rate to nearly 20% as the coronavirus takes its toll on the labor market, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.
PEAK electricity demand “drastically” declined in the first week of August after Metro Manila and adjacent provinces returned to a stricter form of lockdown, known as modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), due to mounting coronavirus infections.
FACTORY ACTIVITY dropped for a fifth straight month in July, as manufacturing firms reported weaker production and demand despite relaxed lockdown restrictions.
THE imposition of a stricter lockdown in Metro Manila and key cities for the next two weeks will likely delay the country’s economic recovery, as many businesses face operational disruptions once again due to the lack of public transportation and other restrictions.
FOOD STOCKS in supermarkets are expected to decline in the coming days due to increased demand after Metro Manila was placed again under a strict lockdown.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte was set to meet with Cabinet officials later on Sunday to discuss the appeal of health workers to put Metro Manila back under a strict lockdown as coronavirus infections topped 100,000.
THE Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) should further ease quarantine restrictions “in all main economic centers” in the country to drive recovery, the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) said.
Internet companies are likely to be long-term winners from the pandemic as lockdown measures have now lasted long enough for changes in consumer behavior to become permanent, according to Credit Suisse.
THE presidential palace on Thursday threatened to put Manila and nearby cities back under a stricter lockdown if cases of the coronavirus that has sickened more than 61,000 and killed about 1,600 people in the Philippines continue to surge.
PAM O. FERRER, 34, and her fiancé postponed their April 28 wedding after most parts of the Philippines were locked down in mid-March to contain a coronavirus pandemic.
SOME AREAS of the country might revert to a stricter lockdown this week after coronavirus infections topped 57,000 on Monday, while Manila and nearby cities would probably remain under a general lockdown, the government said on Monday.
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Some fund managers are increasingly basing investment decisions in part on how considerate companies are to their employees and clients during the coronavirus pandemic.
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WHILE the recent lockdown restrictions were necessary to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and were meant to keep people safe within their homes, many people found themselves unsafe as they were locked in with their abusers with little recourse.
The Philippines has eased lockdown restrictions in Metro Manila and several other provinces as the country tries to restart and salvage an economy flattened by the pandemic. But the pandemic is still a clear and ever-present danger to the populace. Here are a few more stories of people protecting our frontliners and other Filipinos.
THE PRESIDENTIAL palace on Monday detailed the rules on local travel under a relaxed lockdown for much of the country, saying people’s movements would remain restricted to contain a coronavirus pandemic.
PHILIPPINE police arrested 90 Chinese and two Malaysians for allegedly violating health and safety guidelines on the coronavirus after law enforcers raided an illegal offshore gaming operator in Bacoor City in Cavite province on Friday.
AS the lockdown eases in many parts of the country, experts are divided on how quickly the Philippine economy will rebound from the coronavirus crisis.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday evening ordered the further easing of the lockdown in Metro Manila and nearby cities starting June 1, as the government tries to restart an economy that the coronavirus pandemic brought to a near standstill.
THE GOVERNMENT would probably ease the lockdown in Metro Manila and nearby cities starting June 1, Interior Secretary Eduardo M. Año said on Tuesday as the government tries to restart the economy that a coronavirus pandemic has brought to a near standstill.
Consumers are becoming hyper-aware of corporate reactions towards the crisis, quick to drop their thoughts online with one touch of a button. With such delicate conditions to consider, how can marketers ensure that they are communicating helpfully and respectfully?
INFLATION is one of the great question marks of the coronavirus era, with some economists predicting it’s poised to take off and others warning of a deflationary slump.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has threatened to reimpose a lockdown if coronavirus cases spike, as his Health chief said the pandemic entered a “second wave” in the Philippines as early as March.
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