Flights cancelled due to bad weather, marketing requirements

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Flights cancelled due to bad weather, marketing requirements 

MANILA, Feb. 4 — Six domestic flights were cancelled on Wednesday afternoon due to bad weather and marketing requirements, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in an advisory.

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Make manufacturing as economy’s backbone, PCCI’s Yao says

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Make manufacturing as economy’s backbone, PCCI’s Yao says 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Feb. 3 (PNA) — Manufacturing sector should be the backbone of the Philippine economy in order to trickle down the effect of robust gross domestic product (GDP) growth, said Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President Alfredo M. Yao.

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Singapore stocks close 0.45% lower

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Singapore stocks close 0.45% lower 

SINGAPORE, Feb. 3 — Singapore stocks finished lower on Tuesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) down 15.33 points, or 0.45 percent, to close at 3,408.02.

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Over 2-M poultry culled in Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Feb. 3 — More than 2.14 million chicken, ducks and geese have been culled in Taiwan as one of the most severe avian flu outbreaks in a decade continues to cause huge losses, Taiwan's agriculture authority said on Monday.

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UN says over 5,300 dead, 12,000 injured in Ukrainian conflict

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GENEVA, Feb. 3 -– More than 5,300 people have been killed and another 12,000 injured since the beginning of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, the press secretary for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday.

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Trooper killed, 2 NPA captured in Northern Samar clash

February 4, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — A trooper from the 34th Infantry Battalion was killed while two New People's Army (NPA) fighters were captured following an encounter in Barangay Imelda, Las Navas, Northern Samar early Tuesday morning.

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Indian stocks market benchmark BSE Sensex close lower

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Indian stocks market benchmark BSE Sensex close lower 

MUMBAI, Feb. 2 — Indian stocks market benchmark BSE Sensex closed lower on Monday, continuing their retreat from record highs hit last week.

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Peso ends sideways vs USD

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Peso ends sideways vs USD 

MANILA, Feb. 2 — The peso closed sideways to a US dollar Monday tracking currencies in the region.

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Singapore agency attracts less fixed asset investments last year

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Singapore agency attracts less fixed asset investments last year 

SINGAPORE, Feb. 2 — Singapore's investment promotion agency Economic Development Board attracted 11.8 billion Singapore dollars (US$ 8.7 billion) in fixed asset investments last year, it said on Monday.

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Asian Cup: Cahill quiet on Australia future, focused on final

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Asian Cup: Cahill quiet on Australia future, focused on final 

SYDNEY, Jan. 29 — Veteran striker Tim Cahill refused to touch upon his future with the australia national team beyond Saturday's Asian Cup final and says his focus is on helping the Socceroos become continental champions for the first time.

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