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The stock market continued its record run,  breaching the 8,500 level for the first time yesterday as investors cheered the recent developments in war-torn Marawi and the record high levels attained by global equities markets,  analysts said.

European investors in the Philippines said there is no reason for them to pack up and leave amid President Duterte’s continued tirades directed against the European Union.

Sales of power distributor Manila Electric Co. went up over four percent in the first nine months of 2017 – a significant growth coming from a high base last year – following a strong third quarter performance, its top official said yesterday.

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The stock market has room to move up again this week as market investors anticipate a rosy third quarter corporate earnings.

TV5 Network Inc. is holding on to the target to break even by 2019 as it expects to cut losses this year.

Government expenditure on infrastructure projects amounted to P40.1 billion in August, 18.1 percent higher than the P34 billion in the same period last year,  the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported over the weekend.

Inflation may accelerate in the fourth quarter, averaging 3.5 percent due to the continued weakening of the peso and rising oil prices, according to Deutsche Bank.

The Social Security System (SSS) assured members of an increase in benefits following the proposed adjustments in the maximum monthly income covered by the state fund.

The government is planning to sell or lease the military’s assets to help raise funds for the proposed reforms in the pension system of uniformed personnel and the military’s modernization program, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said.

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Technolux, the country’s largest importer and supplier of a complete line of food service, small wares and laundry equipment, is holding its business series featuring “Benchmark for Food Safety – HACCP” at Mall of Kitchens in Kamagong St., Makati City on Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Five power projects with a total combined capacity of 1,363 megawatts were cleared by the Department of Energy to conduct grid impact studies (GIS).

State-run Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) was recognized as the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Bank of the Year during The Asian Banker-Philippine Country Awards.

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