By the staff
In the heat of the Senate probe on Vice President (and leading 2016 presidential contender) Jejomar Binay, a lady stock broker who is closely related (by affinity) to one of the people tagged at the hearings left peers at the Philippine Stock Exchange flabbergasted as she dared other brokers to declare who among them harbored anti-Binay sentiments.
By Doris C. Dumlao
The local stock barometer pulled back sharply on Thursday as risk-taking across the region was curbed by an overnight bloodbath in Wall Street.
Hong Kong’s shares tumbled Monday and the local dollar hit a six-month low against the greenback as pro-democracy protests brought parts of the city to a standstill, with many schools, businesses and banks shut.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has agreed with the view of the political opposition that the Aquino administration has failed to spread the benefits of a robust economy in the last four years to majority of Filipinos.
By Miguel R. Camus
Philippine stocks sank further Friday as investors pulled back due to geopolitical tensions abroad, an analyst said.