S.Korea freezes interest rates at record low of 1.75%

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on S.Korea freezes interest rates at record low of 1.75% 

SEOUL, May 15 — South Korea's central bank on Friday froze its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 1.75 percent, keeping a wait-and-see mode for two straight months amid expectations for further rate cuts.

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Ministry to boost sale of lychees

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ministry to boost sale of lychees 

HCM CITY, May 12 — Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)'s Domestic Market Department is working with relevant agencies to boost lychee sales for this year's crop.

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Different international recipes out of Dagupan Bangus savored

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Different international recipes out of Dagupan Bangus savored 

DAGUPAN CITY, April 28 –Visitors, balikbayans and local folks savored for free the different international recipes prepared out of the tasty Dagupan bangus during the Bangus International Cuisine Showcase, or bangusine, held at the city plaza here on Monday.

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S.Korea cuts city gas prices by 10.3% amid cheap oil prices

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on S.Korea cuts city gas prices by 10.3% amid cheap oil prices 

SEOUL, April 23 — The South Korean government said Thursday that it would reduce city gas prices for the third time this year to reflect low product costs caused by cheaper crude oil prices.

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ROK's economy grows 0.8% in Q1

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on ROK's economy grows 0.8% in Q1 

SEOUL, April 23 — Economic growth of the Republic of Korea stayed below one percent for four straight quarters due to the sluggishness in exports and private consumption, boosting worries about a prolonged trend of low growth, central bank data showed Thursday.

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President Aquino confers Order of Sikatuna on Korean Ambassador Lee Hyuk

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino confers Order of Sikatuna on Korean Ambassador Lee Hyuk 

MANILA, March 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday afternoon conferred the Order of Sikatuna to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Philippines Lee Hyuk during the latter’s farewell call, held at the Music Room of Malacañang Palace.

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

March 18, 2015 by · 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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Philippines, Korea tie for taekwondo golds

March 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Philippines, Korea tie for taekwondo golds 

By Edwin L. Torrecampo

MANDURRIAO, Iloilo City, March 2 — It was indeed a rousing finish by a scrappy Philippineteam at the close of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Taekwondo Invitational ChampionshIps at SM City Mall'sActivity Center Sunday afternoon, as two Filipinos went at each others throats in the heavy class of 80 kg+, the last bout of the well-attended international sports competition.

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Korea, Tarlac town partner for ylang ylang oil extraction project

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Korea, Tarlac town partner for ylang ylang oil extraction project 

ANAO, Tarlac, Feb. 3 — The municipal government has entered into an agreement with a foreign organization from Korea for an appropriate technology project of ylang-ylang oil extraction in the Philippines using patent information.

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Pentagon asks for US$ 9.6-B to counter missile threat from Iran, North Korea

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pentagon asks for US$ 9.6-B to counter missile threat from Iran, North Korea 

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 — The US Department of Defense has requested US$ 9.6 billion in the 2016 budget year to counter "a maturing long-range missile threat from North Korea and the potential threat from Iran," the Associated Press reported.

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