Sharapova ready to play Saturday's Fed Cup

February 8, 2015 10:06 am· Comments Off on Sharapova ready to play Saturday's Fed Cup 

KRAKOW, Poland, Feb. 7 — Maria Sharapova will return to the Fed Cup for the first time since 2012 on Saturday.

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Malaysia, Thailand beat rivals to stay on course

February 8, 2015 10:06 am· Comments Off on Malaysia, Thailand beat rivals to stay on course 

MELAKA, Feb. 7 — Arch rivals malaysia and Thailand beat their opponents in the men's group matches of ISTAF malaysia Super Series Championship 2015 here, today.

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Brazil's state bank president to head troubled Petrobras

February 8, 2015 10:03 am· Comments Off on Brazil's state bank president to head troubled Petrobras 

BRASILIA, Feb. 7 — State-run Bank of brazil President Aldemir Bendine has been named the new CEO of Brazil's troubled state oil giant Petrobras, the energy company's board of directors announced Friday.

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US oil rigs down 29% since October 2014

February 8, 2015 10:03 am· Comments Off on US oil rigs down 29% since October 2014 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 — The number of oil rigs in the United States dropped 7 percent in the past week, as energy companies have slowed down their search for oil faced by decreasing crude oil prices of 50 percent below summer highs, US drilling contractor Baker Hughes revealed in its weekly data.

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Chinese units of "Big Four" global auditors settle dispute with SEC

February 8, 2015 10:03 am· Comments Off on Chinese units of "Big Four" global auditors settle dispute with SEC 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 — The Chinese affiliates of the "Big Four" global accounting firms agreed to pay a total of 2 million U.S. dollars to settle a long-running dispute with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over their reluctance to turn over documents related to investigations of potential fraud, the SEC announced Friday.

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DOLE earmarks Php 15.5M for Buttoms-Up Budgeting projects in Region 1

February 8, 2015 10:03 am· Comments Off on DOLE earmarks Php 15.5M for Buttoms-Up Budgeting projects in Region 1 

VIGAN CITY, Iloos Sur, Feb. 7 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) allotted Php 15. 5 million from its Bottoms-Up Budgetting (BUB) fund to projects benefiting the marginalized sector in Region 1.

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Cebu Capitol, NGO sign MOA for building Php 106 M worth of classrooms

February 8, 2015 10:03 am· Comments Off on Cebu Capitol, NGO sign MOA for building Php 106 M worth of classrooms 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 7 — The Cebu provincial government has entered into agreements with a non-government organization for the construction of multi-storey school buildings costing Php 106 million in 10 identified areas in the province that have the most classroom shortages.

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Japan university PPP team proposes medical scholarship to Cebu Capitol

February 8, 2015 10:03 am· Comments Off on Japan university PPP team proposes medical scholarship to Cebu Capitol 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 7 — A team from the Asia Public-Private Partnership Institute (APPPI) of Toyo University in Japan has suggested to the Cebu provincial government to grant scholarships to medical students.

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Mayor Rama forms new bid body for Php 1.5-B Cebu City hospital

February 8, 2015 10:03 am· Comments Off on Mayor Rama forms new bid body for Php 1.5-B Cebu City hospital 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 7 — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has formed a new special Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) that will focus on the rebidding of the new Php 1.5-billion Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

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Roundup: Anxiety grips Somalia as U.S. bank plans to close money transfers

February 8, 2015 10:03 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Anxiety grips Somalia as U.S. bank plans to close money transfers 

MOGADISHU, Feb. 7 — The announcement by the U.S. bank, the Merchant Bank of California, that it is closing down accounts run by Somali money remittance companies, has sparked fears of economic decline and multiple ripple effects in Somalia.

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