Gold sharply rallies after U.S. Fed leaves interest rate unchanged

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Gold sharply rallies after U.S. Fed leaves interest rate unchanged 

CHICAGO, Sept. 19 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange settled sharply higher Friday following the U.S. central bank's decision to keep interest rate unchanged a day earlier.

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ASEAN agrees on upgraded ASEAN-China FTA

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on ASEAN agrees on upgraded ASEAN-China FTA 

NANNING, Sept. 19 — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have agreed on the upgraded Free Trade Agreement (FTA) of ASEAN-china Free Trade Area (ACFTA) which is expected to be signed in November.

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Gov't earmarks Php98.5M for college scholarships of sugar workers’ dependents

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Gov't earmarks Php98.5M for college scholarships of sugar workers’ dependents 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Sept. 19 (PNA) — The national government has earmarked a total of Php98.5 million to provide free college education to eligible dependents of sugar industry workers and small cane farmers, Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo, chairman of the House committee on higher and technical education, said over the weekend.

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Airlines doubt potential of mounting PHL-Israel direct flights

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Airlines doubt potential of mounting PHL-Israel direct flights 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept 19 (PNA) — The possibility of mounting direct flight between Philippines and Israel is least likely to happen anytime soon, tourism officials said.

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India an island of calm in ocean of turmoil: Rajan

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on India an island of calm in ocean of turmoil: Rajan 

MUMBAI, Sept. 19 — Stating that Indian economy is doing "quite well" when advanced countries are struggling to grow, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Friday termed India as an "island of relative calm in an ocean of turmoil".

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AIIB vows to engage private sector across world in Asia's infrastructure investment

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on AIIB vows to engage private sector across world in Asia's infrastructure investment 

SINGAPORE, Sept. 19 — Jin Liqun, president-designate of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), said here on Saturday that the AIIB is a very good combination of strong features of public sector companies and private sector companies, and it would do more to engage private sector in infrastructure investment.

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Modi to address India-US Start-Up Konnect 2015

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Modi to address India-US Start-Up Konnect 2015 

NEW DELHI, Sept. 19 — Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the India-US Startup Konnect and share his vision on 'Start up India, Stand up India' as part of his US visit later this month.

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Special purpose vehicle expo held in E. China

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Special purpose vehicle expo held in E. China 

JINAN, Sept. 19 — The 11th China Special Purpose Vehicle Expo ended on Saturday in east China's Shandong Province, attracting more than 240 firms amid a forecast of market growth.

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China, ASEAN launch cross-border e-commerce platform

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on China, ASEAN launch cross-border e-commerce platform 

NANNING, Sept. 19 — china and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched a cross-border e-commerce platform on Saturday during the 12th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

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Economic ties with Iran, Italy's priority

September 20, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Economic ties with Iran, Italy's priority 

ROME, Sept. 19 — Education Minister of Italy Stefania Giannini said improving relations with Iran is one of the priorities of the Italian government.

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