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Robinsons Supermarket launches network of neighborhood grocery stores

Robinsons Supermarket launches network of neighborhood grocery stores

Robinsons Supermarket has launched Robinsons Easymart, a network of neighborhood grocery stores for everyone’s day-to-day needs. Robinsons Easymart is a product of Robinsons Supermarket Corp.’s continuous innovation of the grocery experience. Those looking for big savings on food items and commonly used products will find smart deals at Robinsons Easymart with its extensive product selection. […]

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Robotic automation a trend to watch in BPO

Technology changes happen almost every day with experts always thinking of ways to speed up processes. A new technology which could be a boon or a bane to business process outsourcing (BPO) providers are the emerging popularity of robotic automation. I believe, though, that this automation would be more of a boon than bane to […]

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2015 inflation forecast won’t drag growth

2015 inflation forecast won’t drag growth

The Philippines’ economic potential for growth will not be dampened by the expected slower consumer price increases next year, a ranking finance official said yesterday. Finance undersecretary and Chief Economist Gil S. Beltran, said the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) decision of lowering of the inflation target for next year should not be seen as […]

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Fewer horse race days hurt PRC’s H1 earnings

The lower number of its horse racing days hurt the overall financial performance of Philippine Racing Club, Inc. (PRC) for the first half of the year. PRC, a publicly-listed company engaged in constructing, operating and maintaining racetracks, saw its net income for the first half this year falling to P35.7million from P58.2 million year-on-year, while […]

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PCCI, TESDA join to provide Tech-Voc training

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have signed a memorandum of understanding for rhe training of the youth to improve their employability. The MOU, dubbed the PCCI-TESDA Tech-Voc Project (PTTP) will promote and expand the reach of technical vocational training among business chambers, industry […]

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Low consumer awareness blamed for low take-up of generics drugs

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and the Department of Health (DOH) have confirmed that low consumer awareness was among the reasons for the low take-up of generics drug coupled with the perception that generics are of poorer quality compared with branded medicines. It has been 25 years since the passage of the Generic […]

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Air France staff refuse to fly to Ebola-hit nations

Paris – Some Air France flight crews are refusing to board planes bound for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria over fears of the Ebola outbreak, the airline said Tuesday. Cabin crew scheduled to work on some flights ”have not wanted to carry out their assignment,” a spokesman for the company told AFP. He refused to […]

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90% of sugar crop allocated to local consumption

Ninety percent of the country’s sugar for crop year 2014-2015 will be allotted for the domestic market, while the remaining 10 percent will be allocated for export market, according to the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). The SRA Sugar Board has approved Sugar Order No.1 last August 19 for the market destinations of the new crop’s […]

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Asian markets

Hong Kong – Asian shares slipped Wednesday despite a positive lead from Wall Street, where stocks picked up on encouraging US economic data ahead of a keynote speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief. Hong Kong stocks closed 0.15 percent higher, tracking Wall Street’s gains on upbeat US data before a keynote speech this […]

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News in brief

JETTI PETROLEUM PAYS P1.13-B TAXES Independent oil player Jetti Petroleum Corporation has logged a significant 53-percent hike on import duties and taxes paid, reaching P1.13 billion from January to June this year from its 2013 level of P737.6 million in the same period. The company emphasized that such level of tax remittance had been its […]

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