(2nd Lead-Writethru) Shanghai index closes above 3,500-point mark

March 18, 2015 5:56 am· Comments Off on (2nd Lead-Writethru) Shanghai index closes above 3,500-point mark 

BEIJING, March 17 — China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index hit a near seven-year high on Tuesday, rising 1.55 percent to end at 3,502.85 points.

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Batangas to have sufficient power supply with future 50-MW solar farm

March 18, 2015 5:56 am· Comments Off on Batangas to have sufficient power supply with future 50-MW solar farm 

MANILA, March 17 — Batangas will have sufficient power supply in the near future, with Solar Philippines' groundbreaking ceremony of a 50-Megawatt (MW) solar farm in Calatagan Tuesday.

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Consumer awareness level at its peak in 2 years

March 18, 2015 5:56 am· Comments Off on Consumer awareness level at its peak in 2 years 

MANILA, March 17 — Consumer awareness level of Filipinos has reached its highest in two years according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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Kenyan bourse joins UN sustainable capital market

March 18, 2015 5:56 am· Comments Off on Kenyan bourse joins UN sustainable capital market 

NAIROBI, March 17 — Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) to promote transparency and performance on corporate sustainability practices, it said Tuesday.

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Filipinos urged to invest in stock market; PHL bourse not in a bubble

March 18, 2015 5:56 am· Comments Off on Filipinos urged to invest in stock market; PHL bourse not in a bubble 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — Filipinos are encouraged to continue investing their money into the local stock market amid higher share prices.

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Tigerair PHL announces new routes to Legazpi and Puerto Princesa

March 18, 2015 5:56 am· Comments Off on Tigerair PHL announces new routes to Legazpi and Puerto Princesa 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — Daily flights from Manila to Legazpi and five times weekly flights from Cebu to Puerto Princesa will be launched by Tigerair Philippines beginning March 29.

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Globe backs internet.org goals thru Free Facebook promo

March 18, 2015 5:56 am· Comments Off on Globe backs internet.org goals thru Free Facebook promo 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) on Tuesday declared support for the internet.org objective thru its Free Facebook promo, which has introduced mobile browsing to many of its customers in the country.

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Mariveles Coal Plant U1 trips, brings brownout to part of Meralco’s franchise area

March 18, 2015 5:56 am· Comments Off on Mariveles Coal Plant U1 trips, brings brownout to part of Meralco’s franchise area 

By Luzel L. Danganan

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) – The first unit of the Mariveles Coal Power Plant, which has an installed capacity of 325.8 megawatts (MW), has tripped and brought power interruption to some of the Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco’s) franchise area on Tuesday.

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(UPDATE)No restoration timeline yet for Mariveles Coal Plant U1

March 18, 2015 5:56 am· Comments Off on (UPDATE)No restoration timeline yet for Mariveles Coal Plant U1 

By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) – The first unit of the Mariveles Coal Power Plant, which has an installed capacity of 325.8 megawatts (MW), has no restoration timeline yet after it tripped and brought brownouts to some of the Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco’s) customers on Tuesday.

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Chicago agricultural commodities close mixed

March 18, 2015 5:52 am· Comments Off on Chicago agricultural commodities close mixed 

CHICAGO, March 17 — Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural commodities closed mixed on Friday with wheat rising, while corn and soybeans falling slightly.

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