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April 25, 2018 3:23 AM FWD Life Insurance outpaces industry growth

MANILA - FWD Life Insurance said Wednesday its total premium income grew 50 percent in 2017, outpacing the industry. The Pan-Asian insurer which offers, among others, coverage specific to terrorist attacks and cancer, booked P4.55 billion in premium income last year. Year-on-year growth exceeded the industry's 11 percent during the same period, the company 4

April 24, 2018 11:15 AM PNB bullish, sees higher ‘18 income

PHILIPPINE National Bank, the country’s fifth-largest lender in terms of assets and controlled by tycoon Lucio Tan, plans to sustain its 14-percent income growth in 2017, to be driven mainly by the strength of its core businesses. PNB executive vice president and chief financial officer Nelson Reyes said in a briefing Tuesday the growth outlook was promising 5

April 24, 2018 7:55 AM PH keeps 2018 economic growth target at 7-8 pct

MANILA - The Philippines will keep its economic growth target of 7 to 8 percent, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said, adding the 6-month shutdown of Boracay island would have little effect. Roughly half of tourists who will be displaced by the temporary closure of the island will likely move to other destinations in Luzon and Mindanao 4

April 24, 2018 3:30 AM OPPO says it broke first day sales record with F7

MANILA - Chinese phone-maker OPPO said it broke its own first-day sales record with the release of its F7 handset last week. OPPO said it sold 37,687 units of the selfie-centered F7, exceeding the 33,000 units sold by the F5 on its first day of release in October last year. OPPO took pre-orders for the F7, which will compete with Vivo's V9 and Huawei's 4

April 20, 2018 8:35 AM BDO net income up 1.2% to P5.9 B in Q1 2018

The Sy-led bank also targets P31 billion in net income for this year as it plans further expansion into under-served markets MANILA, Philippines – Sy family-led BDO Unibank Incorporated (BDO) saw its Q1 bottom line remain steady as it projects 10% growth this year. In a statement following its annual stockholders meeting on April 20, the firm reported 5

April 19, 2018 9:16 AM Gov’t to build 8 bridges connecting Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

The government will build eight bridges connecting the Visayas to Luzon and Mindanao to facilitate faster movement of people and goods across the archipelago, the Department of Finance said Thursday. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said these eight bridges estimated to cost a total of P269.19 billion will also be complemented by the rollout 8

April 19, 2018 7:51 AM End-February infra spending up 34%

The amount spent by the government on infrastructure jumped by over a third to P93.8 billion as of February, the latest Department of Budget and Management (DBM) data released Thursday showed. Spending on infrastructure and other capital outlays in February alone reached P50.5 billion, up 43.9 percent from P35.1 billion during the same month last year. Infrastructure 4

April 17, 2018 1:43 PM Diana Zubiri thankful after son's third operation for cleft palate

Diana Zubiri is grateful and relieved after the successful operation of her 9-year-old son, King, to fix his cleft palate. "Seeing you feel better after the operation makes me feel so thankful," Zubiri wrote in the caption of an Instagram post Monday, showing her with King. "God showered his mercy upon you once again. It was the best gift. Happy birthday 5

April 16, 2018 11:04 AM World Bank urges PH to invest in human capital for inclusive growth

MANILA - The World Bank on Monday said the county needs to invest not just in physical infrastructure but also in human capital to fuel long-term inclusive economic growth. The World Bank's Philippine Economic Update (PEU) released in Manila on Monday said investments in physical and human capital are essential so that the economy can continue to grow along 3

April 16, 2018 7:18 AM Universal Robina spending P8 billion in 2018

Universal Robina Corporation earmarks a slightly lower capital spending budget this year, versus the actual spending of P8.13 billion in 2017 In a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Monday, April 16, URC said that of the P8 billion, around P5.5 billion will be for expansion of capacities and improvement of handling, distribution, quality 3