American singer Natalie Cole dies at 65

January 3, 2016 7:32 am· Comments Off on American singer Natalie Cole dies at 65 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 — Nine-time Grammy winner Natalie Maria Cole died on the New Year's Eve Thursday at age 65, local media reported Friday.

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Steve Harvey's flub was humiliating — Miss Colombia

January 3, 2016 7:32 am· Comments Off on Steve Harvey's flub was humiliating — Miss Colombia 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 — Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez has opened up about having to give back her crown, saying it was humiliating for the whole nation.

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(Yearender) Empowering Filipino MSMEs in global trade, value chains

January 3, 2016 7:31 am· Comments Off on (Yearender) Empowering Filipino MSMEs in global trade, value chains 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Dec. 30 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has placed micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at the forefront of its trade and investment strategies to boost the growth of the sector.

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Cuban economy likely to slow down in 2016

January 3, 2016 7:31 am· Comments Off on Cuban economy likely to slow down in 2016 

HAVANA, Jan. 2 — Cuba's economy is likely to slow down in 2016, with authorities calling for efficiency and fiscal prudence as the country faces a tough year.

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US dollar ends lower against rupee

January 3, 2016 7:31 am· Comments Off on US dollar ends lower against rupee 

MUMBAI, Jan. 1 — The US dollar ended marginally lower against the rupee at 66.14/15 per dollar and the pound sterling also finished lower at Rs 97.54/66 at the close of the Inter-bank Foreign Exchange market today.

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Sensex ekes out marginal gain in tepid start to 2016

January 3, 2016 7:31 am· Comments Off on Sensex ekes out marginal gain in tepid start to 2016 

MUMBAI, Jan. 2 — In a listless session, the benchmark Sensex on Friday closed with a modest rise of over 43 points at 26,160.90 — a one-month high — on the first trading day of 2016, helped by select auto, capital goods and realty stocks.

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Metro Pacific Tollways bags Php27-B bridge project in Cebu

January 3, 2016 7:31 am· Comments Off on Metro Pacific Tollways bags Php27-B bridge project in Cebu 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) — Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. over the weekend lauded the Cebu City government’s decision to award the Php27-billion Cebu-Cordova Bridge Project to businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan’s Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corp. (MPTDC).

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PAF Huey II up for maintenance

January 3, 2016 7:31 am· Comments Off on PAF Huey II up for maintenance 

MANILA, Jan. 2 —- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is now looking for spare parts needed for the repairs and maintenance of one of its two Huey II combat utility helicopters.

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Gold weakens on muted demand; silver remains flat

January 3, 2016 7:31 am· Comments Off on Gold weakens on muted demand; silver remains flat 

NEW DELHI, Jan. 2 — After yesterday's gain, gold slipped by Rs 90 to Rs 25,420 per ten grams at the bullion market today, owing to slackened demand from jewellers and retailers amid absence of overseas cues.

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Markets extend gains for 3rd week in row, Sensex reclaims 26K

January 3, 2016 7:31 am· Comments Off on Markets extend gains for 3rd week in row, Sensex reclaims 26K 

MUMBAI, Jan. 2 — Equities marked the New Year-2016 on cheery note, wrapping-up with strong gains for third-week in row as the Bse-Sensex reclaimed the psychological 26K-level and the broader Nifty with key 7,900-level.

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