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World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday morning, April 11, 2014. Asia's markets were mixed on Monday, April 14, following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan’s Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Local firm gets P2.3-B Jica loan

The government of Japan is helping boost the Philippines’ so-called nautical highway with a P2.3-billion loan meant to help expand the fleet of Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corp. (APFC).

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH sorts out Japan trade issues

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The Philippine government will continue to sort out the trade concerns raised by the Japanese government during the eighth meeting of the subcommittee on the Improvement of Business Environment under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (Jpepa).

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH eyes ‘strategic’ relations with Japan

Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo: More strategic level. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government seeks to ratchet up its relations with Japan to a “more strategic level” during the ongoing review of the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, the country’s only bilateral economic partnership.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PSEi manages modest gain amid sluggish regional markets

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The local stock barometer modestly gained on Monday on improved investor sentiment even as most other markets in the region were weighed down by sluggish data out of China and Japan.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Japan has record deficit, lowers growth estimate

In this Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 photo, people look around a clothing store in Tokyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Japan racked up a record current account deficit in January, and lowered its growth estimate for the October-December quarter Monday in the latest sign of hardships for the world’s third-largest economy.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DA chief to lobby for eased import tariffs on bananas

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has told banana exporters he will personally lobby for the lowering of tariff for Cavendish banana in Korea and Japan.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

AirAsia Zest eyes flights to Narita, Osaka starting Q3

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Budget carrier AirAsia Zest said it might start flights to Japan by the third quarter, its top official said.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius cars for software glitch

In this Nov. 4, 2007, file photo, unsold 2008 Prius hybrid sedans sit on a lot at a Toyota dealership in the southeast Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo. U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that power-assisted brakes can fail at times in Camry gas-electric hybrids. AP FILE PHOTO/David Zalubowski

Toyota is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Investments in ecozones surged 250% in January

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Investment pledges approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) surged by 250 percent in January this year to P20.58 billion from P5.88 billion recorded in the same month in 2013.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Japan trade deficit hits record high in 2013

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Japan’s trade deficit swelled to a record $112 billion last year, official data showed Monday, as the country’s post-Fukushima energy bills soared, outstripping a rise in shipments overseas.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL in code-share talks with Japanese airline

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is negotiating with Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. for a code-share arrangement, as talks for the latter to invest in PAL had been shelved for now, its top official said.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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