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Group marks friendship day with gift giving drive

The Filipino-Chinese community in Baguio City celebrated the friendship day of both nations last June 9 with a gift-giving activity and the donation of the development at the Fil-Chi Friendship Park of the Botanical Garden. 

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Martial law, RWM attack won’t hurt economy—experts

By Riza Lozada  Economic experts do not see the martial-law declaration in Mindanao and the Resorts World Manila (RWM) tragedy to have a lingering effect on the economy, as the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) maintained its projected growth forecasts for this year and next, given the Philippines’ strong economic fundamentals. 

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AIM: More needed to be done to boost competitiveness

Bigger gains in the country’s competitiveness can be achieved by assuring strategic infrastructure investment, enhanced market competition and a simple and progressive tax regime, according to the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center after the 2017 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) showed the Philippines rose a notch on the list, from 42nd out of 63 economies last year to 41st. 

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Anti-trust body, telcos feud heats up anew

Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) have preempted the decision of the courts when they completed their payment for San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) telecommunications assets under a P69-billion blockbuster deal. 

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House approves tax reform measure, Senate next

By Luis Leoncio  The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading the proposed Tax Reform and Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) after President Duterte declared it as an urgent measure that’s crucial to his administration’s massive expenditure program. 

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BSP raises red flag on N. Korea bank deals

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) noted a rise in spurious bank transactions involving North Korea, as it called on banks and other BSP-supervised institutions (BSFIs) to be vigilant on financial transactions involving the East Asian nation, and individuals and entities connected to it. 

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Global infrastructure forum eyes sustainability, innovation

The eighth International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum was held recently in China’s Macao Special Administrative Region with the aim of promoting global infrastructure development with sustainability and innovation. 

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China seeks to end corruption in government through big data

Yang Jilin stands in front of a modern machine on the third floor of the village office and types his name to check if the government subsidies have been allocated. 

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Beijing exposition seeks to spread goodwill

An initiative of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, Charming Beijing: A Beijing Tourism Fair was recently held at SM by the Bay. 

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Chinese province targets bigger role in BRI plan

China’s Ningxia province will leave no stone unturned to integrate itself further into Belt and Road Initiative through China-Arab States Expo 2017 which the China’s autonomous region will host on Sept. 6-9 this year. 

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