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Factory activity hits 9-month high

REUTERS PHILIPPINE MANUFACTURING activity inched up to a nine-month high in December on increased orders, IHS Markit said on Monday. The Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 51.8 last month from 51.7 in November, the highest since 52.2 in March 2021. A reading above 50 indicates improving conditions …

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New York real estate icons struggle as Omicron surges

PEOPLE eat in outdoor seating at Cipriani Downtown restaurant in the Soho district of Manhattan, New York City, US, June 10, 2020. — REUTERS This was supposed to be the year New York City restaurants, bars and hotels started to recover from the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as …

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Smart expands GigaLife App, 5G services

SMART Communications, Inc. is looking to further expand its fifth-generation (5G) services and GigaLife App through new products and services. In a statement on Monday, the wireless arm of PLDT, Inc. said this includes the launch of its Smart Bro Home Wi-Fi 5G and allowing PLDT Home Fiber subscribers to …

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Another bearable escape to Paris

Television ReviewEmily in Paris Season 2 Netflix IT’S been a challenging time for everyone. Escapism is therefore completely acceptable — and can be achieved through a comedy drama set in Paris, which returned for a second season. In the first season, Chicago-based marketing executive Emily Cooper (played by Lily Collins) …

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Gov’t fully awards Treasury bills as rates drop on strong demand

THE GOVERNMENT made a full award of the Treasury bills (T-bills) it auctioned off on Monday as rates declined on pent-up demand from investors. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) raised P15 billion as planned via the T-bills it auctioned off on Monday as total bids reached P71.05 billion, almost …

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Aquino flies back to US to scout for overseas prospects

GILAS Pilipinas Women is determined to scoop up more Filipino-foreign reinforcements to bolster its squad bracing for a busy campaign this year highlighted by a title defense bid in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Coach Pat Aquino is scheduled to fly back to the United States next month with …

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BPOs seen to drive office space demand

BW FILE PHOTO By Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte, Reporter OUTSOURCING FIRMS, e-commerce companies and data centers are expected to fuel demand for office spaces in the Philippines this year. “The office market is projected to be in full recovery mode by the second half of 2022,” JLL Philippines Vice-Chairman Joey …

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PSE named ‘best stock exchange’ in Southeast Asia

THE Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) was named Southeast Asia’s “best stock exchange” following “high-profile landmark issues” in its record-breaking year. In a statement, the PSE said it received recognition at the Marquee Awards of the 15th Annual Best Deal and Solution Awards 2021 of magazine Alpha Southeast Asia. “This …

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Spider-Man: No Way Home continues box office domination

Zendaya and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) — IMDB.COM LOS ANGELES — Another weekend, another chance for Sony’s superhero adventure Spider-Man: No Way Home to flex its box office dominance. The comic book sequel, starring Tom Holland as Marvel’s favorite neighborhood web-slinger, towered over the North American …

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POC to discuss Philippine team participation in overseas games

THE Philippine Olympic Committee, headed by Abraham Tolentino, will meet to plan national team participation in international games. THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will discuss its participation in several international competitions when it holds a hybrid general assembly meeting on Jan. 12. The POC will lay out its battle plans …

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