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Go-Jek's expansion hits roadblock as Philippines rejects ride-hailing application

Jan 09 2019

MANILA Indonesia's Go-Jek suffered a setback to its expansion plans on Wednesday after the transport regulator in the Philippines rejected its application to launch a ride-hailing service, saying its domestic unit did not meet local ownership criteria.

UPDATE 2-Philippine inflation cools again, opens door to rate cut

Jan 04 2019

* CPI seen returning to within c.bank's target this year (Adds c.bank deputy gov comments, stock market rally)

Philippine cyclone leaves at least 22 dead

Dec 30 2018

MANILA At least 22 people have died due to landslides and flooding triggered by a tropical cyclone that brought heavy rains to central Philippines, a disaster agency official said on Sunday.

Strong quake strikes off Philippines, tsunami warning withdrawn

Dec 29 2018

MANILA A strong earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, raising fears of dangerous tsunami waves across the region but after about two hours, the tsunami warning was withdrawn.

Philippine inflation eases to four-month low; central bank may hold off rate hikes

Dec 04 2018

MANILA Philippine annual inflation slowed to a four-month low in November, easing pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates further with some analysts predicting a rate cut as early as next year if the inflationary pressures continue to ease.

Philippine court jails three police officers for drugs war murder

Nov 29 2018

MANILA A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced three police officers to up to 40 years in jail for the murder of a 17-year-old high school student, the first to be convicted in President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs war. | Video

After Xi visit Japan, Philippines meet to advance infrastructure plans

Nov 21 2018

MANILA Philippine government ministers met with a top adviser of Japan's prime minister on Wednesday, in a effort to move forward major infrastructure projects, just hours after a visit by the Chinese president pledging to do the same.

China's Xi visits Philippines as Duterte pressed to take tougher line

Nov 20 2018

MANILA Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited the Philippines on Tuesday to further strategic gains made under President Rodrigo Duterte, who hailed a "new impetus" behind a relationship that his massive infrastructure ambitions could depend on. | Video

Philippines' ex-first lady Imelda Marcos to appeal court's graft ruling

Nov 09 2018

MANILA The Philippines' anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of her husband and former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

Philippines' slowing GDP growth dims prospect of rate hike

Nov 08 2018

MANILA The Philippine economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in the third quarter, casting doubt over the government's full-year growth target and making it less likely the central bank will immediately tighten policy to tame inflation.

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