Philippine COVID-infections hit 1.09M

The Department of Health (DoH) reported 7,733 coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the total to 1.09 million. The death toll rose by 108 to 18,099, while recoveries increased by 4,227 to over one million, it said in a bulletin. There were 66,626 coronavirus infections,1.1% of which were critical, 94.4% were mild, 2% did not show symptoms, 1.5% were severe and…

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Timeless investments with M Lhuillier Jewellers

With the economic effects caused by the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make smarter decisions about finances and be prepared for what comes next. As investments, fine jewelry continues to stand the test of time. While currencies often fluctuate, the value of precious metals and gems are stable and even increase over time, making jewelry a less risky…

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Monde Nissin gets investor commitments for $1-B IPO

SINGAPORE – Philippine food maker Monde Nissin Corp has secured investor commitments for a $1 billion initial public offering (IPO) at P13.50 ($0.28) each, in what would be the country’s biggest IPO on record, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The owner of meat alternative Quorn had flagged the sale of up to 3.6 billion primary…

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Why innovation is the key to sustainable business

Running a business is no easy thing.  For the past 18 years, I’ve been on that journey of entrepreneurship. A journey filled with buzzwords like MVPs, scaling, growth, hustle, work-life balance and whatever else fake gurus say on YouTube to sound fancy. And let me tell you, it’s a tough path to be on. The world really does not care…

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Inflation steadies in April

INFLATION sustained its pace in April from the preceding month even as core inflation eased to a five-month low, the government reported this morning Preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed the consumer price index rose 4.5% year on year last month, unchanged from March, but faster than April 2020’s 2.2%. April headline inflation was lower than the median…

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Post-pandemic worker shortage puts Brexit to the test

Cristian quit his job at an upmarket hotel in Cambridgeshire in July. The 34-year-old from Romania had climbed the ladder from waiter to operations manager during his 16 years working in the hospitality industry. He now works 30-hour weeks for a local supermarket as an assistant manager and delivers parcels on Friday and Sunday to make ends meet. “The world…

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International Finance Awards hails Globe as fastest growing 5G network, Ernest Cu as best CEO

The 2021 International Finance Awards (IFA) recognized Globe Telecom as the “Fastest Growing 5G Network Service Provider” and hailed Globe President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest L. Cu as the “Best Telecommunications CEO.” The IFA Awards for Telecom seeks to validate the efforts of every contender that is technologically advanced and provides cutting-edge connectivity to customers all over the world.…

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