Finance dept to push for inclusion of tax reforms in LEDAC meeting

MANILA - The Department of Finance on Friday expressed plans to push for its tax reform package at the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council’s (LEDAC) agenda next month.

Marcventures claims 'unintended oversight' in DENR audit

MANILA - Nickel mining company Marcventures Holdings Inc. on Friday said there may have been "unintended oversight" in government's industry-wide audit.

European investors cautious over uncertainty in PH: ECCP

MANILA - European investors are erring on the side of caution in investing in the Philippines due to uncertainties in the country's foreign policy, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) said on Friday.


Unauthorized ATM withdrawals still rampant: BSP

MANILA - Cases of unauthorized withdrawals from automated teller machines are still the most common complaint received by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

Asia stocks slip as Deutsche sours mood, oil gains on OPEC pact

SINGAPORE - Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower in early trade on Friday, while oil prices held close to the highest level in almost a month on optimism over an OPEC plan to curb output.

DENR's Lopez: Gov't stand on mining is non-negotiable

MANILA (UPDATE) - Government's crackdown on the mining industry will continue and its tough stand on unsafe practices is "non-negotiable," Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said Friday.

Monitoring remains focused on impact of Duterte rhetoric: Fitch

Another ratings agency, Fitch Ratings, has also taken notice of President Duterte's colorful rhetoric on illegal drugs and foreign policy. The agency believes the President's statements have the potential to weaken investor confidence.

Google asks for airspace access for internet balloons

MONTREAL - Google, which is hoping to beam the internet to remote areas of the world via balloon, went before the UN's aviation agency to ask member states to let it ply their airspace.

DENR chief meets mining company execs

Twenty more mining operations hang in the balance after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) concluded its audit on metallic miners earlier this week.

Google, Ayala Malls launch world's first YouTube lounge

Google Philippines and Ayala Malls team up to launch the world's first ever YouTube lounge.