North American Financial 15 Split Corp. Regular Monthly Dividend Declaration for Class A & Preferred Share

15h marketwired
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 20, 2017) - North American Financial 15 Split Corp. (The "Company") declares its regular monthly distribution of $0.10000 for each Class A share ($1.20 annually) and $0.04375 for each Preferred share ($0.525 annually). Distributions are payable October 10, 2017 to shareholders on record as at September 29, 2017. (209-0)
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Stock index retests 8,200

7h business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer retested the 8,200 mark yesterday on selective buying of large-cap stocks as investors took their cue from upbeat trading in Wall Street. (14-0)
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Busting bottles

12h bworldonline
We have had our “convenience” with bottled beverages for decades, or with plastic bottles in general, and I believe now is the time to start ending the menace it has created. Perhaps most readers will disagree with this. But, I believe there are just too many negative externalities associated with the use of plastic bottles and the retail of bottled water. (19-0)
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Dividend 15 Split Corp.: Declares 162nd Consecutive Monthly Distribution

15h marketwired
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 20, 2017) - Dividend 15 Split Corp. declares its 162nd consecutive monthly distribution of $0.10000 for each Class A share ($1.20 annually) and $0.04375 for each Preferred share ($0.525 annually). Distributions are payable October 10, 2017 to shareholders on record as at September 29, 2017. (35-0)
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Dividend 15 Split Corp. II: Regular Monthly Dividend Declaration for Class A & Preferred Share

15h marketwired
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 20, 2017) - Dividend 15 Split Corp. II ("Dividend 15 II") declares its regular monthly distribution of $0.10000 for each Class A share and $0.04375 for each Preferred share. Distributions are payable October 10, 2017 to shareholders on record as at September 29, 2017. (35-0)
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Max’s scales up presence in Canada

7h business.inquirer.net
The country’s leading casual dining chain Max’s Group Inc. (MGI) is expanding its footprint in Canada with a new deal to set up shop in Winnipeg, the capital city of the province of Manitoba, by next year. (5-0)
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Canadian Life Companies Split Corp.: Preferred Dividend Declared

15h marketwired
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 20, 2017) - Canadian Life Companies Split Corp. (The "Company") declares its monthly distribution of $0.05208 for each Preferred share ($0.625 annually). Distributions are payable October 10, 2017 to shareholders on record as at September 29, 2017. (26-0)
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Is Metro Manila a dying city?

11h philstar
Numerous studies by groups such as the American Psychological Association have noted the link between chronic stress and some of the leading causes of death, among them heart disease, lung ailments, cancer and even suicide. (7-0)
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From nothing to something

12h bworldonline
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2017 has concluded its search for the country’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines is a program of the SGV Foundation, Inc., with the participation of co-presenters Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, and the Philippine Stock Exchange. In the next few weeks, BusinessWorld will feature each finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2017. (7-0)
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Index bounces back as ghost month ends

11h philstar
MANILA, Philippines —  The stock market bounced back to the 8,200 territory yesterday after Tuesday’s performance which reflected investors’ move to cash in on recent gains. (5-0)
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Phoenix on track to exceed 2016 profit

12h bworldonline
PHOENIX Petroleum Philippines, Inc. expects to exceed last year’s sales and income as 2017 ushered in new revenue sources for the company that has steadily expanded its market share to become one of the country’s top five sellers of oil products. (5-0)
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Manulife’s trust company rolls out three new UITFs

12h bworldonline
MANULIFE Asset Management and Trust Corp. has rolled out three unit investment trust fund (UITF) facilities to Filipino clients, in line with the global insurer’s expansion strategy across Asia which they see as the next growth hub. (5-0)
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MRC Allied to buy stake in solar power project

12h bworldonline
MRC ALLIED, Inc. is acquiring a 15% stake in the 50-megawatt (MW) Sulu Electric Power and Light Philippines, Inc. (Sepalco) solar power plant project in Palo, Leyte, further boosting its diversification into the energy sector.  (5-0)
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MRC Allied invests in Leyte solar project

5h philstar
MANILA, Philippines —  MRC Allied Inc., which is diversifying into the power sector, has acquired a 15 percent stake in a solar power project in Palo, Leyte. (1-0)
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August marks 4th straight month of BoP deficit

12h bworldonline
THE COUNTRY’S external payments position logged a deficit in August for the fourth straight month — though it was the smallest in that period, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported late Tuesday, prompting analysts to say this now made the case for a wider-than-expected gap for the entire year. (4-0)
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Business as usual for Toys R Us in PH

6h business.inquirer.net
In this Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, file photo, shoppers shop in a Toys R Us store on Black Friday in Miami. Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, announced late Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. AP FILE
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Meralco registers surprise spike in demand in Q3

11h philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon grid may need more capacity from new generation plants as power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has recorded a surprise spike in demand in its franchise area as the year entered its third quarter. (3-0)
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MRC Allied moves to energy with new solar stake

7h business.inquirer.net
MRC Allied has acquired for $5 million (about P255 million) a 15-percent stake in a 50-megawatt solar power project in Leyte as the company ramps up moves to shift to the energy business. (1-0)
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Solar Philippines set to seal Meralco power supply deal

12h bworldonline
SOLAR PHILIPPINES Power Project Holdings, Inc. is set to seal a new solar power supply contract with Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) as its offer of P2.99 per kilowatt-hour (/kWh) was not matched by Citicore Power, Inc. which first offered P3.50/kWh to the country’s biggest power distribution utility. (3-0)
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M Split Corp.: Monthly Dividend Declared for Class I Preferred Shares

15h marketwired
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 20, 2017) - M Split Corp. ("M Split") declares its monthly distribution of $0.03125 per share ($0.375 annually) for Class I Preferred shareholders. The Class I Preferred share dividends are paid at an annual rate of 7.50% based on the $5 notional issue price. Distributions are payable October 10, 2017 to shareholders on record as at September 29, 2017. (5-0)
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Max’s coming to Winnipeg, Canada in 2018

21h business.inquirer.net
Max’s Group chief finance officer Dave Fuentebella and president/chief executive officer Robert Trota talk to reporters after the company’s stockholders meeting on May 8, 2017 (5-0)
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Resorts World back on track

2017-09-19 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Resorts World Manila (RWM), a joint venture between Andrew Tan’s Alliance Global Group and Genting Hong Kong Ltd., has seen a big improvement in its daily average foot traffic. (5-1)
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Investors turn cautious, PH stocks pull back from record highs

2017-09-19 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer retreated from all-time highs on Tuesday as investors turned cautious ahead of the upcoming US Federal Reserve monetary setting. (15-0)
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Hungry Jollibee eyeing big bite of UK sandwich chain

2017-09-19 business.inquirer.net
Homegrown fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is interested to bid for UK-based international sandwich chain Pret A Manger, continuing efforts to scout for globalization opportunities. (7-0)
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The healthcare business

2017-09-19 philstar
A change has been happening over the last decade or so in the healthcare business that is probably for the better. Conglomerates are buying hospitals and introducing efficient business practices in the process. Cost of hospital care hadn’t been going down so far, but at least hospitals have become more sustainable as going business concerns. (19-0)
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Canadian Financials Stocks under Review, Power Corp of Canada, Sun Life Financial, Genworth MI Canada, and Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services

2017-09-19 accesswire
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / September 19, 2017 / Pro-Trader Daily has lined up these stocks for our daily research reports coverage. Before the markets open, Pro-TD makes a brief technical snapshot of select stocks with the Insurance – Specialty industry and that trades on the Toronto Exchanges. This Morning, our team has regrouped these stocks for study: Power Corp. of Canada, Sun Life Financial, Genworth MI Canada, and Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services. (21-0)
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The homegrown smartphone

2017-09-19 bworldonline
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2017 has concluded its search for the country’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines is a program of the SGV Foundation, Inc. with the participation of co-presenters Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, and the Philippine Stock Exchange. In the next few weeks, BusinessWorld will feature each finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2017. (7-0)
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Stocks retreat, peso strengthens

2017-09-19 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — After three consecutive sessions of new record highs, the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) retreated yesterday as investors decided to cash in on their recent gains. (5-0)
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End of an era

2017-09-19 philstar
Capitol Hills Golf and Country Club Inc. has closed its fairways and greens to its members and the golfing public effective last Thursday. (5-0)
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Peso climbs to one-week high ahead of Federal Reserve, BSP

2017-09-19 bworldonline
THE PESO picked up versus the dollar for the second straight session yesterday to its best showing in over a week, benefiting from risk-on sentiment ahead of market-moving developments in the United States. (5-0)
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Jollibee said eyeing bid for United Kingdom’s Pret A Manger

2017-09-19 bworldonline
HONG KONG — Jollibee Foods Corp., popular in the Philippines for its sweet-style spaghetti and fried chicken, is exploring a bid for Britain’s Pret A Manger which could value the upscale sandwich chain at over $1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said. (5-0)
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AGI sets P5B stock repurchase program

2017-09-19 bworldonline
ALLIANCE GLOBAL Group, Inc. (AGI) will be buying back its shares for up to P5 billion in the next two years in a bid to enhance shareholder value amid the company’s aggressive expansion program.  (4-0)
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ERC junks opposition to Meralco power supply deal

2017-09-19 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has dismissed opposition in four out of seven power supply agreements (PSAs) of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco). (3-0)
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PSEi slips from record highs

2017-09-19 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer retreated from all-time highs on Tuesday as investors turned cautious ahead of the upcoming US Federal Reserve monetary setting. (15-0)
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Royal Caribbean Cruises, STI to build school for seafarers

2017-09-19 business.inquirer.net
A prospective applicant scans job opportunities at a recruiting booth at the seafarers park in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO (7-0)
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I-Remit teams up with Lazada

2017-09-19 business.inquirer.net
Money transfer firm i-Remit has teamed up with e-commerce platform Lazada Philippines on online shopping for users of its remittance channel. (5-0)
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DOF chief: Stock market highs reflect investor confidence

2017-09-19 business.inquirer.net
Despite issues on the human rights situation in the country, the head of the Duterte administration’s economic team pointed to the strong stock market performance in recent weeks as reflecting investor sentiment. (5-0)
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Jollibee eyes UK-based sandwich chain

2017-09-19 business.inquirer.net
Homegrown fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. is considering to bid for UK-based international sandwich chain Pret A Manger, continuing its globalization efforts. (7-0)
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AGI sets P5B stock buyback

2017-09-19 business.inquirer.net
Tycoon Andrew Tan-led conglomerate Alliance Global Group Inc. has earmarked P5 billion for a two-year share buyback program, believing that the conglomerate’s shares are “grossly undervalued” in the stock market. (4-0)
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DOTr, SMC in talks on Bulacan airport plan

2017-09-18 business.inquirer.net
The Department of Transportation is in ongoing talks with conglomerate San Miguel Corp. for the latter’s proposed “aerotropolis” in Bulacan province, keeping alive the possibility for a new international airport to eventually replace Manila’s congested gateway. (19-0)
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PSEi hits all-time high in upbeat trading

2017-09-18 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer explored new highs yesterday, now nearing the 8,300 level, as upbeat Wall Street trading boosted risk-taking across regional markets. (10-0)
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Paramount Gold Nevada: Developing Two Gold Mines

2017-09-18 seekingalpha
If you like to invest in high upside potential stocks, then Paramount Gold Nevada (PZG) is worth a look. They meet most of the criteria (discussed below) that I look for when analyzing a gold mining stock for large returns. There are several key criteria that I look at, although it usually comes down to risk/reward and upside potential. I especially focus on future cash flow potential versus their current market cap. (20-0)
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Max’s bringing Sizzlin’ Steak brand to UAE

2017-09-18 business.inquirer.net
Sizzlin’ Steak, a casual dining restaurant chain under the Max’s Group Inc. (MGI), has gained a foothold in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), marking its debut in the Middle East region. (5-0)
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JDRF and Sun Life Financial team up to raise funds for diabetes research

2017-09-18 marketwired
The JDRF Revolution Ride challenges Canadians to go further and raise funds to defeat type 1 diabetes (6-0)
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Megawide sees earnings upswing in H2

2017-09-18 business.inquirer.net
Construction and engineering firm Megawide Construction Corp. sees a recovery in earnings this second semester to bring full-year net profit 12-14 percent higher than the level posted last year. (3-0)
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Banks upgrading card security features

2017-09-18 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Security Banking Corp. and Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) are upgrading the security features of their debit cards to protect clients against fraud and cyber threats. (8-0)
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Inspiring innovation: The Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2017

2017-09-18 bworldonline
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2017 has concluded its search for the country’s most successful, inspiring entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines is a program of the SGV Foundation, Inc. with the participation of co-presenters Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, and the Philippine Stock Exchange. In the next few weeks, BusinessWorld will feature each of the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2017. (8-0)
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Security Bank, RCBC roll out online card lock feature

2017-09-18 bworldonline
CUSTOMERS of Security Bank Corp. and Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) now have the option to employ online card locking to prevent thieves from gaining access to their accounts. (8-0)
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Stocks sustain momentum, mark fresh record territory

2017-09-18 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — It was another festive day at the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday as the main composite index soared to another record high. (5-0)
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How Magnolia Fresh Chicken delivers on promise of quality

2017-09-18 bworldonline
If there’s one thing the recent avian flu scare in Pampanga reminds us all of, it’s that quality and food safety can never be over-emphasized or taken lightly. An otherwise localized event, its impact was nevertheless felt throughout the poultry, food service, and retail industries. (19-0)
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