Catherine Talavera
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AXA targets 22% income growth in 2019
by Catherine Talavera - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Global insurer AXA remains bullish on its Philippine operations as it targets a 22 percent growth in income this year, driven by its move to ramp up its sales force.
Nickel Asia shipments increase 20% in 2018
by Catherine Talavera - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Nickel Asia Corp. posted an estimated 20 percent hike in the value of its shipments in 2018, driven by higher export volume and improved prices.
Platinum Group renews contract with China firm
by Catherine Talavera - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
A subsidiary of listed Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. (FNI) has renewed its one million wet metric ton (WMT) purchase contract with a Chinese firm, which will help the company achieve its shipment target for this...
Manila Water pushes for proper waste management
by Catherine Talavera - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Manila Water has intensified its campaign toward proper wastewater management as it rolled out its Used Water Master Plan.
Integrated effort needed for Manila Bay cleanup – Roy Cimatu
by Catherine Talavera - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The rehabilitation of Manila Bay requires an integrated effort to clean esteros and rivers draining into the bay, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu said yesterday.
NFA misses 2018 procurement target
by Catherine Talavera - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The National Food Authority (NFA) failed to hit its procurement target for 2018 of 2.6 million bags despite additional incentives to farmers.
Russia group looks to invest P8 billion for Mindanao banana plantation
by Catherine Talavera - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A Russian group is eyeing the Philippine banana market as it looks to invest P8 billion for a plantation in the Mindanao region, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said.
Landbank hurt over huge loan to Hanjin
by Catherine Talavera - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s largest corn growers have chided the Land Bank of the Philippines for prioritizing loans of big foreign firms over Filipino farmers.
Department of Agriculture launching farmer, fisherman database program
by Catherine Talavera - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is launching the National Farmers and Fishermen Database this quarter to better identify beneficiaries of its credit programs, its top official said yesterday.
Improved air connectivity seen to attract more Asian tourists
by Catherine Talavera - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The introduction of more flights and continued improvement of the country’s airports will help boost foreign arrivals from the Asian market, a tourism group said.
Bayer boosts research and development after $63 billion buyout of agrochem firm
by Catherine Talavera - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Global health care and agriculture firm Bayer aims to accelerate the pace of innovation to help farmers grow better harvests.
Mimaropa festival seen to attract more tourists
by Catherine Talavera - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The MIMAROPA (Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) region plans to lure more tourists as it highlights its cultural offerings during the recent MIMAROPA festival.
Office developers in QC urged to offer more competitive rates
by Catherine Talavera - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Property developers with office projects in Quezon City should consider offering more competitive rates to help taper down vacancy levels in the city, a property consultancy firm said.
8 Philippine beaches among the best in Asia
by Catherine Talavera - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Eight Philippine island destinations were cited among the 50 best beaches in Asia in 2018 by a Canada-based online travel agency.
National ID system to be tested this month
by Catherine Talavera - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act is set to be tested this month and rolled out by September, the head of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said yesterday.
GDP growth slower than 6.7% in 2018, says Pernia
by Catherine Talavera - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy is headed for a second straight year of slowdown as a “challenging” 2018 appears to be less robust than the prior year, the country’s chief economic planner said.
Inflation slows to 5.1% in December 2018
by Catherine Talavera - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
With the rise in food and transport costs slowing, inflation last month eased to 5.1 percent from six percent in November.
More sustainability challenges ahead for tourism
by Catherine Talavera - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine tourism sector is expected to encounter more challenges in terms of sustainability of destinations this year, which could also stem from the potential of the rising cruise tourism market.
Tourism sector urged to focus on competitiveness
by Catherine Talavera - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Improvement in competitiveness and ease of doing business should be among the focus of the Philippine tourism sector this year in a bid to lure more leisure investments, a property services firm said.
Duty Free eyes more provincial outlets
by Catherine Talavera - January 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Duty Free Philippines Corp.(DFPC). is eyeing to expand its footprint next year as it plans to expand in more provincial locations, a top ranking official said.
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