Yields on BSP’s term deposits decline despite lower demand

YIELDS ON term deposits auctioned off by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Wednesday continued to inch lower as demand normalized after the holidays. Demand for the BSP’s term deposit facility (TDF) amounted to P726.615 billion on Wednesday, well…

IBM leads in quantum computing, Ford in driverless car patents

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, quantum computers and autonomous vehicles are among the fastest growing areas of technology, with American companies often in the lead, according to a new study of US patents issued over the past five years. International Business Machines Corp.…

DITO CME, CloudSwyft to launch online learning platform

Dito CME Chairman Dennis A. Uy expects Luna Academy to help Filipino workforce become future-ready. — PHILSTAR/MICHAEL VARCAS DITO CME Holdings Corp., the communications, media and entertainment arm of the Udenna Group, is set to launch an online learning platform…

I gut you

1 of 4 FERMENTED FOODS DAIRY PRODUCTS POLYPHENOLS FIBERS AND PREBIOTICS Foods for your healthy gut microbiota By Teddy S. Manansala, RND, D/MENRM, MSc MICROBIOTA is the community of microorganisms that thrive in the gut and influence one’s health. By…

SEC warns against Masa Mart investment schemes

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised the public not to invest or stop investing in any scheme offered by Masa Mart Business Center after it has solicited investments without proper registration. In an advisory posted on its website,…

Adding pleasure to life

When times are hard, a little truffle luxury goes a long way WE all have things that we deem necessary, but what these necessities are might be different for different people. Counting on your fingers might seem enough for some…

PHL sees no jobs boost from free trade deals

The unemployment rate surged to a 15-year high of 17.7% in April, as many businesses shut down during the lockdown. — PHILIPPINE STAR/EDD GUMBAN THE country’s free trade agreements (FTAs) have increased labor productivity but not jobs, a study from…

Metro Manila among cities with the worst traffic congestion

ANNUAL TRAFFIC congestion in Metro Manila significantly dropped last year due to coronavirus lockdown, but the Philippine capital was still the fourth-most congested city in the world, according to data from a location technology company. Read the full story.

Traffic congestion in Manila is 4th worst in the world despite lockdown

Metro Manila was the fourth most congested city in the world in 2020, even as traffic declined due to lockdown restrictions. — PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCAS By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter ANNUAL TRAFFIC congestion in Metro Manila significantly dropped last…

Policy rates to remain low — Diokno

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may trim banks’ reserve requirements further to encourage lending and boost economic activity, Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said. — PHILIPPIINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN THE Philippine central bank will keep benchmark interest rates low…

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