October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Gold down in biggest decline since 2013 on US dollar strength
CHICAGO, Oct. 5 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell sharply on Tuesday as the US dollar strengthened significantly in the wake of the Brexit.
January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Belgium interrupts organized migrant smuggling to UK
BRUSSELS, Jan. 11 — Belgian law enforcement authorities have halted the activities of an international criminal organization involved in smuggling migrants to the United Kingdom through Belgium, local media reported Monday.
January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka sees greater tourist arrivals, largely due to strong growth from China
COLOMBO, Jan. 4 — Sri Lanka received almost 1.8 million tourists in 2015, up 17.8 percent from the previous year, largely due to a strong growth from China, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed on Monday.
November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tourist arrivals in PHL up 10% in Q3 — DOT
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Nov. 10 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has recorded a 10.76 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals in the Philippines from January to September with 3.98-million visitor arrivals compared to 3.59-million acquired in the same period last year.
October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama orders steps to lift Iran sanctions amid Nuke deal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 — US President Barack Obama on Sunday ordered state, treasury, commerce and energy secretaries to take steps toward lifting Iran sanctions as part of the landmark nuclear deal reached in July.
September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Personal remittances reach USD 15.7B in first 7 months
MANILA, Sept 15 — Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos (OFs) amounted to USD 2.3 billion in July 2015, higher by 0.5 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Filipino scientists developing novel way to boost disease resistance in abaca
By Cielito M. Reganit
MANILA, May 12 (PNA) — Researchers at the National Abaca Research Center (NARC) in the Visayas State University may have found a way to induce disease resistance in abaca and substantially increase fiber yield by exploring abacas innate resistance to fungal diseases such as Fusarium wilt.
April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Next round of nuclear talks with Iran due by May
MOSCOW, April 13 — Russias envoy said that group of six nations negotiating with Iran on its nuclear program plans to hold the next round of nuclear talks by the end of this month.
March 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mindanao solon appeals to MILF, Bangsamoro people to continue supporting BBL and President Aquino
By Sammy F. Martin
MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — Sulu Rep. Tupay Loong on Tuesday appealed to the leadership of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Bangsamoro people not to lose trust in the government particularly to President Benigno Aquino III.
March 18, 2015 by balita · Comments Off on Princess Anne arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang
Visiting Princess Anne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang for a courtesy call on Tuesday (March 17, 2015). Her visit is in connection with her charity and various humanitarian works. She has been President of Save the Children for more than four decades and an active advocate of children’s rights and protection. This is the second trip of Her Royal Highness to the Philippines. The first was in March 1999. The Princess Royal is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Before receiving the title Princess Royal from her mother in June 1987, she was known as Princess Anne. The Princess Royal heads about 320 organizations. Also in photo is Ambassador Asif Anwar Ahmad of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Philippines. (Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PNA)jme