Small Business (SB) Corp. said Friday small enterprises that want to restart their operations may still apply for interest-free and collateral-free government loans. "To date, SB Corp. has approved 31,700 MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) loan applications. These correspond to a total loan amount of P4.84 billion," SB Corp. said in a statement. It said application can be processed ...

REUTERS By Beatrice M. Laforga, Reporter THE government is planning to raise more funds with its first-ever retail dollar-denominated bond (RDB) offering by mid-August, mainly targeting overseas Filipinos. National Treasurer Rosalia V. de Leon on Thursday said the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) will be launching the onshore RDBs to provide a safe investment opportunity for small investors and overseas ...

PIXABAY THE CENTRAL BANK approved another short-term loan worth P540 billion to the National Government to boost its coffers as the pandemic continues. "We recently extended our arrangement with them -- P540 billion, we just renewed our assistance to the government," Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said at a briefing on Thursday. This is the fourth ...

OCEANAGOLD.COM By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza and Revin Mikhael D. Ochave, Reporters OCEANAGOLD CORP. said on Wednesday it plans to restart the Didipio gold and copper mine "as soon as possible," after the Philippine government renewed its contract for another 25 years. This comes nearly two years after the Didipio mine's operations were stopped due to a dispute between the ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS AROUND $3-billion worth of Japanese investments and expansion projects are facing bottlenecks caused by ongoing travel restrictions and red tape in issuance of permits, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. In a recent business dialogue with the DTI, Japan-based electronics and medical devices manufacturing firms in the Philippines said that they are exploring expansion ...

CONVENIENCE store operator Philippine Seven Corp. is setting its eyes to open new stores outside Metro Manila, moving its focus in residential areas in the Calabarzon region and other places beyond the National Capital Region for its expansions this year. "We will be expanding again in pretty different areas than we were originally targeting," Philippine Seven President and Chief Executive ...

FREEPIK THE Keepers Holdings, Inc. said it had filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its follow-on offering to raise as much as P7.5 billion. "This is like an IPO (initial public offering) because we are actually introducing a new business, one that is rife with huge potential. Keepers is poised to become the only pure ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila -- METMUSEUM.PH AFTER 45 years in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) compound in Malate, Manila, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila will be moving to a new location in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig, the two organizations announced in a joint statement on Thursday. "We are ushering in a new chapter for our institution as ...

DITO targets to complete 4,500 towers this year. -- FACEBOOK.COM/DITOPHOFFICIALDITO Telecommunity Corp. Announced on Thursday that it expanded to 18 more areas. DITO mobile services are available in 18 more areas "starting July 15," the company said in a statement. DITO is now commercially available in 158 cities and municipalities nationwide. The new areas covered by DITO include Llanera and ...

BRITNEY SPEARS -- FACEBOOK.COM/BRITNEYSPEARS LOS ANGELES -- Singer Britney Spears on Wednesday won the right to choose her own lawyer to help her end a 13-year-long conservatorship and tearfully pleaded for the court to oust her father immediately from the role of controlling her business affairs. Her father, Jamie Spears, has been a major figure in the conservatorship since he ...

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