Indices Analysis

Globe receives higher B rating for climate action initiatives

Globe received a higher B rating in 2021 from the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), as it continues to intensify efforts to address climate change. The digital solutions platform discloses its environmental impact through CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform for investors, companies, cities, …

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N.Korea launches second hypersonic missile in fiery test

SEOUL – North Korea fired a “hypersonic missile” this week that successfully hit a target, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday, its second such test as the country pursues new military capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks. The launch on Wednesday was the first by North Korea since October and …

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Cebu Pacific offers flexible domestic flight options until Jan. 31

CEBUPACIFICAIR.COM Customers of budget carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) who are travelling domestically from Jan. 5-31, and who wish to postpone their flight, have up to two hours before departure time to choose between the rebook or travel fund options. The rebook option is for travel within 60 days at no …

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Coal-dependent Indonesia starts tapping huge solar power potential

By Gayatri Suroyo and Bernadette Christina UNSPLASH JAKARTA – Aji Tri Atmojo lives in a traditional Javanese house with wooden walls on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, but his rustic home got a modern touch after he installed a row of solar panels on his roof. Since …

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Taiwan to set up $200 mln fund to invest in Lithuania amid dispute with China

VILNIUS – Taiwan said on Wednesday it would create a $200 million fund to invest in Lithuanian industries and boost bilateral trade as it tries to fend off diplomatic pressure on the Baltic state from China. The Lithuanian government, meanwhile, ordered the state-owned railway company not to sign a contract …

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BDO Foundation, AFP, and BSP intensify collaboration to enhance financial well-being of soldiers

Efforts to institutionalize financial education in the capacity-building initiatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) gained momentum with the unveiling of financial education materials intended for the uniformed and civilian personnel of the Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army, and Philippine Navy. In a virtual ceremony, the Bangko Sentral …

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EU records first drop in sparkling wine exports in decade as champagne loses its fizz

ALEXANDER NAGLESTAD/UNSPLASH BRUSSELS — The European Union’s (EU) exports of sparkling wine to the rest of the world fell last year for the first time in a decade, Eurostat said on Friday, largely because of a massive drop in champagne sales, though prosecco and cava sold well. The coronavirus disease …

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DTI expects stable supply of paracetamol this week

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) estimated that there would be a stable supply of paracetamol within the week, amid efforts by manufacturers and drugstores to replenish their stocks. Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said in a Viber message to reporters on Wednesday that a reasonable time to catch …

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The 10 Most Memorable Wines that I drank this year

1 of 9 By Elin McCoy PICKING my Top 10 experiences of 2021 wasn’t easy: I sampled great wines from 18 countries on six continents this year. Flipping through my tasting notebooks revealed stars for dozens of wines, including great vintages of Bordeaux, memorable California cabernets and chardonnays, and brand-new, …

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