GPH welcomes Mindanao peace monitors

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on GPH welcomes Mindanao peace monitors 

MANILA, March 24 — The Government of the Philippines (GPH) officially welcomed the new batch of peace monitoring group in Mindanao, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles said Thursday.

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Strong quake hits Japan's northeastern region

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on Strong quake hits Japan's northeastern region 

TOKYO, March 24 — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 hit Japan's northeastern Iwate prefecture Thursday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency.

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Tremor felt in Hanoi after earthquake hits Myanmar

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on Tremor felt in Hanoi after earthquake hits Myanmar 

HANOI, March 25 — Residents in Hanoi reported tremors on Thursday night after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar.

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White House says U.S. to play supporting role in longer term in Libya

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on White House says U.S. to play supporting role in longer term in Libya 

WASHINGTON, March 25 — The White House on Thursday said the United States will play a supporting role in the long-term enforcement of a no-fly zone over Libya and will not contribute fighter jets to the operation once the coalition takes over.

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SM Prime Holdings, Inc. successfully completesP5.0 B floating rate notes facility

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on SM Prime Holdings, Inc. successfully completesP5.0 B floating rate notes facility 

MANILA, March 24 — SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), the country’s dominant shopping mall developer and operator, recently issued Php5.0 billion worth of 5-year floating rate notes.

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Gold edges lower after hitting record

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on Gold edges lower after hitting record 

CHICAGO, March 25 — Gold futures on the COMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange closed lower on Thursday, after hitting an all-time record of 1,448.6 dollars per ounce. In contrast, silver further climbed, settling at a fresh 31-year high in the day.

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Oil edges down on U.S. economic data

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on Oil edges down on U.S. economic data 

NEW YORK, March 25 — U.S. crude oil price edged down on Thursday as U.S. economic data showed new orders for durable goods fell in February, although the improved labor market data and worries about unrest in the Middle East still lifted the markets.

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Dollar mixed on EU summit, jobless data

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on Dollar mixed on EU summit, jobless data 

NEW YORK, March 25 — The U.S. dollar traded mixed against major currencies in late New York trading on Thursday as European Union (EU) leaders discussed economic coordination across eurozone in a two-day summit and U.S. jobless claim last week showed good sign.

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Roundup: Canadian stocks go lower as commodities decline

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Canadian stocks go lower as commodities decline 

TORONTO, March 25 — The Canadian stocks closed slightly lower on Thursday as commodity prices declined. The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed down 57.81 points, or 0.41 percent, at 14,029.37.

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U.S. stocks gain on strong earnings reports

March 25, 2011 11:25 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks gain on strong earnings reports 

NEW YORK, March 25 — The U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday as technology shares surged on strong earnings reports from some companies.

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