Gold down in biggest decline since 2013 on US dollar strength

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.

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Belgium interrupts organized migrant smuggling to UK

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.

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Sri Lanka sees greater tourist arrivals, largely due to strong growth from China

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.

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Tourist arrivals in PHL up 10% in Q3 — DOT

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.

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Obama orders steps to lift Iran sanctions amid Nuke deal

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.

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Personal remittances reach USD 15.7B in first 7 months

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.

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Filipino scientists developing novel way to boost disease resistance in abaca

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 abaca’s innate resistance to fungal diseases such as Fusarium wilt.

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Next round of nuclear talks with Iran due by May

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Next round of nuclear talks with Iran due by May 

MOSCOW, April 13 — Russia’s 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.

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Mindanao solon appeals to MILF, Bangsamoro people to continue supporting BBL and President Aquino

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.

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Princess Anne arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang

March 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Princess Anne arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang 

150317162116Visiting 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

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