Asia

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Asian stocks braced for more volatility as key banks ‘ eye-catching easings stoked fears of worldwide recession, pushing US returns to near-record lows and for the first time since 2013 lifting gold past $1,500. The last spot gold was $1,503.56 per ounce, up to $1,510. Since May, the precious metal has risen by 16 percent as the worsening trade conflict between Sino-US caused a rush to secure havens. Asian share

Park Bo-gum

Korean star Park Bo-gum finally arrived in Manila on Thursday. Park is in the country for his much-anticipated fan meet at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday. Originally scheduled for April 27 but organizers decided to postpone it to June due to the earthquakes that rocked parts of the Philippines at that time. The 25-year-old actor kicked off his Asian tour in Seoul since January 26. He is also

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WASHINGTON – Trump’s administration has gone ahead with a surveillance drone sale to 4 US allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stated Washington will no longer “tiptoe” around Chinese behavior in Asia. Shanahan did not directly name China when making accusations of “actors” destabilizing the region in a speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday but went on to say

Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte is said to be visiting Japan by the end of May to appear in the annual Future of Asia conference. With sought out intentions to expand Manila’s bilateral ties with Tokyo. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed on Tuesday, “What I know is the invitation was personally carried here by the representative of the prime minister and according to what I heard also is that when the President accepted

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After she was bitten by a puppy she rescued while on vacation in the Philippines, a 24-year-old Norwegian woman from rabies died this week. While on vacation with friends In February, Birgitte Kallestad discovered a “helpless” puppy on the side of the road during one of their scooter rides. “Birgitte put the puppy in a basket and brought him home. She cleaned it and cared for it and to her

uber

To support its operations all across the globe, Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday launched its second facility in the Philippines. Uber’s $1.5-million Center of Excellence is located along McArthur Highway in Mabalacat, Pampanga. The 2,919-square-meter facility will employ 165 customer service specialists who will provide world-class support, 24/7, to Uber community. “The Philippines is already home to Uber’s largest Center of Excellence globally, and I’m delighted to unveil our second