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Few employers in Asia take measures to lessen stress—survey

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Except in China, stress has been ranked as the No.1 lifestyle risk factor—higher than physical inactivity and obesity—by all employers it surveyed in Asia and the Pacific, the professional services company Towers Watson said Wednesday.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

CEB plans to fly to US, Europe

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Cebu Pacific Air, the country’s biggest budget airline, is considering flying to Europe and the United States, including destinations outside the mainland including Guam and Hawaii, should it obtain the necessary regulatory approvals, its top official said Thursday.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

ECB faces balancing act on rates as eurozone recovers

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The European Central Bank faces a delicate balancing act at its policy meeting this week as the nascent recovery in the crisis-stricken euro area remains extremely vulnerable to setbacks.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tour agents expect boost in PH-Europe travel

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Local travel agents are expected to cash in on the lifting of the ban on Philippine Airlines to fly into European Union airspace, as this development will likely boost tourism activities between the Philippines and 28 countries in Europe.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

World shares dive, gold drops on Fed policy

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Stock markets tumbled around the world on Thursday and gold slumped close to a three-year low after the US Federal Reserve signalled it would wind down its massive stimulus programme this year.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

G8 faces uncertain recoveries, turbulent markets

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Members of Oxfam wear masks depicting G8 leaders, during a photocall, outside Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland, Sunday, June 16, 2013, a day ahead of the start of the G8 summit. Oxfam said that G8 leaders must cook up the right deal to fight hunger and poverty by tackling tax dodging. Failing to do this will leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. The masks depict from left, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Europe is mired in debt and recession. Financial markets have hit violent ups and downs on fears that U.S. stimulus efforts may soon be scaled back. Japan is finally looking up after years of stagnation — but it remains an open question if the recovery will stick.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Most detailed image of ancient Universe unveiled

This image released March 21, 2013 by the ESA and Planck Collaboration shows the afterglow of the Big Bang, the cosmic microwave background, as detected by the European Space Agency's Planck space probe. The radiation was imprinted on the sky when the universe was 370,000 years old. It shows tiny temperature fluctuations that correspond to regions of slightly different densities, representing the seeds of all future structure: the stars and galaxies of today.  AP PHOTO/ESA, PLANCK COLLABORATION VIA NASA)

A new, detailed map of the most ancient light in the cosmos has revealed our Universe to be about 80 million years older than thought, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Thursday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Europe horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia

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Map showing the main countries, distributors and brands affected by the horsemeat scandal. AFP

Europe’s horsemeat scandal spread Wednesday to Asia where an imported lasagna brand was pulled from the shelves in Hong Kong, as Czech officials ordered similar action on frozen meals mislabelled “beef.”

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian markets mostly up after Wall St, Europe gains

An investor looks at the stock price monitor at a private securities company Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Shanghai, China. AP FILE PHOTO

Asian markets mostly climbed on Wednesday, with dealers taking a positive cue from Wall Street and Europe, following a surge in investor confidence in eurozone powerhouse Germany.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US stock market wavers as Europe’s economy slows

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In this Dec. 28, 2012, photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. US stocks opened lower Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, as earnings season was set to begin, with investors cautious after the economy plodded along during the fourth quarter of 2012.  AP PHOTO/SETH WENIG

Renewed worries about Europe overshadowed an encouraging U.S. jobs report on Thursday, leaving major stock indexes roughly where they started.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Currency wars’ back on international agenda

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Investors check the stock price at a private securities company in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 13, 2012. AP FILE PHOTO

The strength of the euro, the state of the global monetary system and controversy over a so-called “currency war” will dominate the economic stage at eurozone and G20 ministerial meetings this week.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Electronics exporters face tough year ahead

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Philippine electronics exporters may find 2013 to be another challenging year as far as profit generation is concerned, given projections that demand for electronics goods in the United States, Europe and Japan could remain anemic.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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