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China thermal coal futures surge on supply woes amid Indonesia export ban

BEIJING — China’s thermal coal futures surged by as much as 7.8% to kick off 2022 on concerns of supply disruptions after Indonesia, its biggest overseas supplier, banned exports. The most-active thermal coal futures contract, for May delivery, on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange opened up 7.3% higher and is at …

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Winter storm pounds Washington as it moves across US East Coast

WASHINGTON — A winter storm unleashed heavy snow and strong winds throughout much of the US Southeast and mid-Atlantic on Monday, forcing federal offices and schools to close, grounding airplanes and knocking out power for thousands of people. Forecasts called for 4-8 inches (12-25 cm) of snow and winds up …

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Opening doors to public service

VECTORJUICE-FREEPIK On Dec. 15, 2021, the Senate passed on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 2094, which seeks to amend Commonwealth Act No. 146, otherwise known as the Public Service Act (PSA). The Senate Bill attempts to streamline and liberalize the current restrictions placed on the ownership, management, and …

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The Second Drone Age is here and it’s a free-for-all

VECTORJUICE-FREEPIK THE PANDEMIC has already given the future a distinctly dystopian look. And then there’s this: the burgeoning of the “second drone age.” That’s how experts are describing the international drone market — which ranges from tiny startups selling $1,000-to-$2,000 off-the-shelf technology that can be easily weaponized by terrorist groups …

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Sustainable revitalization of an economic pillar

VECTORJUICE-FREEPIK There will always be nuances in the risks and opportunities involved in mining. The Philippines is no exception when it comes to this. Many stakeholders worry about the risks and challenges frequently associated with mining. They fear that the industry’s growth, especially with the lifting of the four-year ban …

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A strategic plan for the Philippine economy

VECTORJUICE-FREEPIK (Part 2) In my experience in the formulation of the Vision of an enterprise or organization, already found latent in the words of the Vision are some directives for strategy formulation. This is clear in the subsequent elaboration of the AmBisyon Natin 2040 found in the National Economic and …

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Donald Trump and his children Donald Jr and Ivanka are subpoenaed in New York probe

By Jonathan Stempel and Karen Freifeld FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Donald Trump – REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo NEW YORK, – New York state’s attorney general is demanding that two of Donald Trump‘s adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, testify in her civil probe into the former U.S. president’s …

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Russia, China, Britain, U.S. and France say no one can win nuclear war

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – China, Russia, Britain, the United States and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear arms and a nuclear war should be avoided, according to a joint statement by the five nuclear powers published by the Kremlin on Monday. It said that the five countries – which …

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Enjoy merrier malling when you #ScanToPay with PayMaya at SM Supermalls

PayMaya and SM Supermalls gives mallgoers a more rewarding holiday shopping experience when they #ScanToPay with PayMaya QR at participating SM Supermalls nationwide! PayMaya users have a chance to win PHP 5,000 worth of PayMaya credits when they park, shop, dine, and play at participating SM Supermalls until January 16, …

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Germany wants to avoid escalation in EU dispute over green finance rules

By Andreas Rinke and Michael Nienaber BERLIN – Germany wants to avoid an escalation in the dispute about a European proposal to classify both nuclear energy and natural gas as climate-friendly energy sources by abstaining in a vote about the investment plan, government sources said on Monday. The European Commission’s …

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