After crackdown, gov’t plans new mining curbs

2h bworldonline
THE GOVERNMENT is planning to limit the amount of land that miners can develop at any one time to boost environmental rehabilitation, a move that miners say may cut output of nickel ore in last year’s top supplier to China. (2-0)
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LANDBANK launches fresh bid for shares in PDS

2h bworldonline
THE LAND BANK of the Philippines (LANDBANK) made a fresh offer last week to acquire a majority stake in the local fixed-income exchange, as it hopes to snatch deals previously secured by the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). (24-0)
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RCBC sells senior notes

2h bworldonline
RIZAL Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) will offer a second tranche of its unsecured fixed rate notes worth $150 million this week under its medium-term note facility. (13-0)
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Crown Asia revenues increase 12% in 2017

2h bworldonline
CROWN ASIA Chemicals Corp. delivered a 12% revenue growth in 2017, boosted by higher sales from its pipe division. (5-0)
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Lenders, e-money issuers set up InstaPay platform

2h bworldonline
BANKS and e-money issuers have set up a new clearing house for real-time fund transfers yesterday, with seven lenders now able to process interbank transactions in a matter of seconds. (15-0)
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ICTSI South Pacific inks agreements with labor unions

2h bworldonline
INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) said its units have signed agreements with Papua New Guinea Maritime Transport Workers Union (PNG MTWU), ahead of the opening of its Motukea International Terminal in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in May. (1-0)
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Courtyard Iloilo hotel hopes to attract business travel market

2h bworldonline
WESTERN VISAYAS will get its first international hotel brand when the Courtyard by Marriott opens at Iloilo Business Park, Iloilo City in May. (7-0)
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Trolling the movie pirates

2h bworldonline
MORE AND more Filipinos are consuming content on the Internet with statistics portal, Statista.com, predicting that 52.3% of Filipinos will have access to the Internet by 2018. And because of this affinity, Filipinos are also consuming more and more illegally downloaded or streamed content on the Internet. (9-0)
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Belle proposes to expand City of Dreams Manila

2h bworldonline
BELLE CORP. seeks to expand its leisure and tourism offerings across the country, starting with the addition of hotel and non-gaming operations in the City of Dreams Manila to meet the demand for more accommodations inside Entertainment City. (5-0)
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Holcim Philippines names new chief executive

2h bworldonline
HOLCIM Philippines, Inc. has appointed the former chief of LafargeHolcim’s cement operations in the United States as its new president and chief executive officer. (5-0)
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Shell (RDS.A) Gears Up for Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

3h zacks
Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A - Free Report) is set to release first-quarter 2018 results before the opening bell on Apr 26. In the preceding three-month period, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 1.96% on the back of rebounding commodity prices and cost-cut initiatives. Notably, the company has an impressive earnings surprise history, surpassing estimates in each of the trailing four quarters, with an average positive earnings surprise of 9. (53-0)
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PH Medical Assn of Chicago 57th scientific seminar set April 28

3h usa.inquirer.net
CHICAGO — The Philippine Medical Association of Chicago (PMAC) annual Scientific Seminar at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, will be held on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with its auxiliary’s intervarsity variety show to follow at 6 p.m. (3-0)
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Iloilo rice retailers accuse NFA of ‘unfair distribution’

4h bworldonline
A GROUP of rice retailers in San Miguel, Iloilo has accused the National Food Authority’s (NFA) provincial office of unfair distribution by favoring certain certified sellers. In a complaint letter dated April 19, addressed to NFA-Western Visayas Regional Director Angel G. Imperial Jr., members of the Alyansa ng Industriya ng Bigas (ANIB) complained that the NFA-Iloilo provincial office allegedly allocated more sacks of rice to another association. (19-0)
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NTC to require daily notice of prepaid ‘load’ balances

5h bworldonline
THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said it will require mobile phone companies to notify customers daily of their prepaid balances. (9-0)
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Stocks edge down as investors look for fresh leads

6h bworldonline
LOCAL EQUITIES barely moved on Monday as investors chose to stay on the sidelines due to a lack of leads. (18-0)
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Bulldogs ready for grind to get back UAAP title

6h bworldonline
FOR the sixth straight year the National University (NU) Bulldogs are back in the finals of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s volleyball tournament and expressed readiness to compete albeit expecting it to be no walk in the park. (3-0)
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Lady Tamaraws answering the knock of opportunity

6h bworldonline
THE most successful team in University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball, the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws have found it tough to get much championship success in recent years. So when the opportunity came to make something special this season, they did not hesitate to answer. (3-0)
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DivinaLaw: Upholding dynamic lawyering

7h bworldonline
In a span of more than a decade, full-service law firm DivinaLaw has grown exponentially and has become one of the top-tier legal service providers in the country. It was able to distinguish itself from other traditional law firms by advocating and practicing dynamic lawyering, which involves prompt, proactive, and results-oriented service. (5-0)
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Stocks flat on lack of leads

8h bworldonline
Local equities barely moved on Monday, April 23, as investors chose to stay on the sidelines due to lack of leads. (5-0)
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NTC moves to end ‘nakaw’ load

8h newsinfo.inquirer.net
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) may soon require the country’s two major telco companies to give prepaid subscribers daily updates on their remaining load credits. (9-0)
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NTC moves to end ‘nakaw’ loads

9h newsinfo.inquirer.net
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) may soon require the country’s two major telco companies to give prepaid subscribers daily updates on their remaining load credits. (9-0)
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Exclusive: After crackdown, Philippines plans fresh mining curbs - Channel NewsAsia

11h channelnewsasia
The Philippines is planning to limit the amount of land that miners can develop at any one time to boost environmental rehabilitation, a move that miners say may cut output of nickel ore in last year's top supplier to China. (2-0)
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NTC moves vs ‘nakaw load’, cancels registration of value-added service provider

15h business.inquirer.net
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has revoked the certificate of registration of Got Deals Mobile Inc., a mobile content provider of Globe Telecom in connection with a complaint filed by a netizen over hidden charges and missing loads. (9-0)
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Ayala mulls more projects in transport infrastructure

2018-04-22 bworldonline
AYALA CORP. (AC) is coming forward with more unsolicited proposals on transport infrastructure, as its energy subsidiary eyes expansion beyond Southeast Asia. (14-0)
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Market to remain volatile amid overseas tensions

2018-04-22 bworldonline
VOLATILITY may prevail in the week ahead, following the Philippine Stock Exchange index’s (PSEi) sharp decline last week due to a mix of geopolitical concerns and fears of an overheating economy. (5-0)
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Government debt yields end flat as market searches for new leads

2018-04-22 bworldonline
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) moved sideways last week as investors remain on the lookout for fresh leads amid lack of clear direction for a rate hike next month. (4-0)
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Globe plans to make GCash available in China

2018-04-22 bworldonline
GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. eyes to make its cashless payment system available in countries where Chinese mobile payment platform Alipay (Ant Financial Services Group) is used. (87-0)
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Filinvest Land keeps capex steady in 2018

2018-04-22 bworldonline
FILINVEST LAND, Inc. (FLI) is keeping its capital spending steady in 2018, as the Gotianun-led developer aims for at least high single-digit growth boosted by its office segment. (5-0)
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Aboitiz allocates P77B for capex

2018-04-22 bworldonline
ABOITIZ EQUITY Ventures, Inc. (AEV) has allocated P77 billion for its capital expenditure program this year, after spending less than what it initially budgeted in 2017 due to the delay of some projects. (5-0)
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MPIC proposes tollway project in Malaysia

2018-04-22 bworldonline
METRO PACIFIC Investments Corp. (MPIC) has submitted a bid for a tollway project in Malaysia, eyeing to close an agreement for the venture within the year. (9-0)
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Senate to resume hearings on disappearing prepaid ‘load’

2018-04-22 bworldonline
THE Senate on Monday will resume its inquiry into unauthorized deductions from mobile prepaid balances, or incidents of so-called “nakaw load.” (9-0)
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DoTr studying Cavite province proposal for Sangley airport

2018-04-22 bworldonline
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it is considering a proposal by the Cavite provincial government to develop an airport in Sangley Point. (35-0)
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BIR ordered to halt tax case vs mining firm

2018-04-22 bworldonline
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been ordered to drop a P46,461,056.54 tax deficiency case against mining firm Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company.
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Militant solon urges more transparency in ERC-Meralco deals

2018-04-22 newsinfo.inquirer.net
A militant lawmaker urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Sunday to be more transparent in its “midnight deals” with the Manila Electric Company (Meralco). (3-0)
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Dress for success

2018-04-21 business.inquirer.net
Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have famously gotten away with having a single signature look—a black turtleneck and blue jeans for the late Apple founder and CEO, and a grey tee for the Facebook chief executive.
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What Cambodian flower is a good match to our ‘puki-reyna?’

2018-04-21 lifestyle.inquirer.net
Your mantra for the week: “All my decisions either move me forward or backward in life.” (5-0)
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Ex-envoy to UN Baja gets 27 years for graft, malversation

2018-04-20 globalnation.inquirer.net
Former Ambassador to the United Nations Lauro Baja Jr. was meted a combined maximum sentence of 27 years in jail on graft and malversation charges for misappropriating $17,524.27 (about P895,000) in insurance claims for his official residence in New York in 2006. (2-1)
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DoubleDragon follow-on offering OK’d

2018-04-20 business.inquirer.net
Property developer DoubleDragon Properties has obtained clearance from the Securities and Exchange Commission to embark on a P7.5-billion follow-on offering. (7-1)
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What’s changing at China’s central bank under its new leadership?

2018-04-21 scmp
The new leadership team at China’s central bank may be starting the long overdue process of fixing monetary policy problems and taking a fresh approach to balancing growth and risk control. (13-0)
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Bargain-hunting lifts market; PSEi up 0.58%

2018-04-20 business.inquirer.net
The local stock barometer climbed back to the 7,700 mark on Friday as the previous day’s bloodbath attracted bargain-hunting, mostly among domestic investors. (14-0)
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BDO aims for P31-B profit in 2018

2018-04-20 business.inquirer.net
BDO Unibank sees net profit this year hitting a record-high of P31 billion, higher by 10.3 percent than the level last year, to be driven by sustained lending expansion and steady growth in fee-based income. (5-0)
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Ayala expanding businesses overseas

2018-04-20 business.inquirer.net
Ayala Corp. CFO Teodoro Limcaoco, chair/CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, president/COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala (7-0)
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Manila Water, Maynilad fight over raw water allocation

2018-04-20 newsinfo.inquirer.net
Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services are fighting over raw water supply allocation with one blaming the other for the water service interruptions in their respective concession areas in Metro Manila. (2-0)
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Colorado counties sue Exxon, Suncor over climate change

2018-04-20 cnbc
Boulder and San Miguel counties in Colorado are suing ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy for their effects on the environment and their negative contributions to climate change. (22-0)
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Central bank seeks to assure amid market turbulence

2018-04-20 bworldonline
CURRENT monetary policy settings remain appropriate despite some turbulence in local financial markets, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) chief said on Friday. (5-0)
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Bargain hunt lifts bourse back above 7,700

2018-04-20 bworldonline
THE Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) managed to crawl back above the 7,700 line on Friday amid bargain-hunting after falling to a one-year low the preceding day, even as it continued a trend of weekly losses. (27-0)
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Roxas & Co land, resort units agree to merge

2018-04-20 bworldonline
ROXAS and Co., Inc. said two subsidiaries approved their merger after the approval of their respective shareholders, the company told the stock exchange on Friday.
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DoubleDragon share issue approved by SEC; to raise up to P7.5-B

2018-04-20 bworldonline
DOUBLEDRAGON Properties Corp. has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its primary offer of up to 135 million common shares at P50 each, the company told the stock exchange on Friday. (2-0)
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PNB raises $300M from medium-term note issue at 4.25%

2018-04-20 bworldonline
THE Philippine National Bank (PNB) raised $300 million from the issue of medium-term notes, which met with strong demand from foreign investors, it said on Friday. (5-0)
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BDO Q1 net profit flat; sets 2018 guidance at P31-B

2018-04-20 bworldonline
BDO Unibank, Inc. said net profit was little changed in the first quarter at P5.9 billion, behind the pace on its full-year profit guidance of P31 billion. (14-0)
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