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Chinese firms to bring big business in Clark industrial park

By Tracy Cabrera                                                     CHINESE firm are expected to bring big business opportunities to the country with their entry in the proposed 500-hectare industrial park to be set up in New Clark City in Pampanga, according …

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Boracay—‘cesspool’ no more?

By Tracy Cabrera A soft opening is scheduled for the reopening of the tiny island of Boracay in October.

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Philippine paddlers capture two gold medals in ICF world dragonboat championships

The Philippines quickly snatched two gold medals in record-setting fashion during the opener of the prestigious 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park here.

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Once more, RS Francisco stands out as M. Butterfly

During the first adaptation of Philippine theater of the English stage play, “M Butterfly” written by Chinese American playwright Dwight Henry Hwang in 1990, it was already prizewinning actor RS Francisco who played the lead character Song Liling.

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Excitement over China’s growth

China’s government expects a GDP growth of 6.5 pct. this year and a number of economists even predict 6.6 pct., though it could suddenly turn out to be too optimistic.

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Contecon Guayaquil moves to strengthen supply chain

More than just moving goods, Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA)—the Ecuadorian unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)—has taken the lead in uniting stakeholders towards boosting the supply chain through the creation of the Logisitics Community of the Port of Guayaquil (Comunidad Logística del Puerto de Guayaquil), aimed at improving the competitiveness of Ecuador businesses in foreign trade.

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ICTSI Basra builds up Umm Qasr capacity

The ability of the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq to receive direct calls from larger container vessels is being progressively boosted by the new terminal development program at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT).

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SMC taps foreign banks for P735-B airport project

San Miguel Corp. revealed that Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. will be SMC’s co-financial advisors for the proposed P735-billion aerotropolis project in Bulacan.

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Clark has priority over SMC’s aerotropolis

Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III will choose to prioritize the development of New Clark City over San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) proposed P735.6-billion “aerotropolis” in Bulacan.

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British air taxi firm takes flight, inspired by F1 racing advances

A British energy entrepreneur and one-time Formula 1 racing team owner is entering the race to build new inter-city “flying taxi” services that tap recent aerospace advances.

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