THE PESO is expected to strengthen versus the dollar this week ahead of the release of the latest Philippine manufacturing data and expectations of easing inflation.The local unit closed at P56.67 per dollar on Friday, strengthening by 11 centavos from its P56.78 finish on Thursday. Week on week, the peso appreciated by 59 centavos from its P57.26 close versus the dollar ...

BW FILE PHOTOLOCAL EQUITIES are expected to trade with a downward bias this week as investors are expected to pocket their profits as they await fresh catalysts.The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 76.43 points or 1.17% to end at 6,606.94 on Friday, while the broader all shares index went up by 30.40 points or 0.88% to 3,452.44. Week on ...

The National Government’s budget deficit ballooned to P99.1 billion in October, as state spending outpaced revenue collections, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported on Friday. Read the full story.Neil ...

LIONEL MESSI (ARG), celebrates with team in Group C match between Argentina 2-0 Mexico at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar. — NAOKI MORITA/AFLO SPORT/REUTERSDOHA — Kylian Mbappé crowned an exhilarating individual performance with two second-half goals to make champions France the first side into the last 16 of the World Cup as they beat Denmark 2-1 in their Group D clash at ...

THE BLUE Eagles on Saturday got payback on rival and reigning champion UP with a 75-67 win. — UAAP MEDIACLINCHING a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four is not the end goal for Ateneo as it eyes to go all the way with a top-seed finish at the close of the UAAP Season 85 elimination round to shore up its ...

TAI BIERRIA unloaded a match-high 21 points while presiding over her team’s net defense with three blocks. — PHILIPPINE STAR/JUN MENDOZAGames Tomorrow(PhilSports Arena)2:30 p.m. — Petro Gazz vs Cignal5:30 p.m. — Chery Tiggo vs CreamlineCIGNAL leaned on its nearly impenetrable net defense and took advantage of an out-of-sync Creamline import Yeliz Basa as it eked out a shock 23-25, 25-23, ...

IT’S the turn of Gilas Pilipinas women to search and select its own naturalized player for future international tournaments.No less than Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) President Al Panlilio, according to program director and head coach Pat Aquino, has given the greenlight on the search as the start of the long process for the further improvement of the rising Filipina ...

The real LeBron James finally showed up yesterday, and to contend that the Lakers needed his best would be to underscore the obvious. With leading scorer, rebounder, and defender Anthony Davis out due to a bruised left calf, he stepped up to post a season-high 39 markers (on 11-of-21, seven-of 11, and a perfect 10-of-10 shooting from the field, beyond ...

REUTERSSHANGHAI/BEIJING — Protests against China’s heavy coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) curbs spread to more cities, including the financial hub Shanghai on Sunday, nearly three years into the pandemic, with a fresh wave of anger sparked by a deadly fire in the country’s far west.The fire on Thursday that killed 10 people in a high-rise building in Urumqi, capital of the ...

KCNA VIA REUTERSSEOUL — North Korean (NK) leader Kim Jong Un said his country intends to have the world’s most powerful nuclear force as he promoted dozens of military officers involved in the recent launch of a new ballistic missile, state media reported on Sunday.The announcement comes after Mr. Kim inspected a Nov. 18 test of the Hwasong-17, North Korea’s ...