PHILIPPINE STAR/ WALTER BOLLOZOSBy Keisha B. Ta-asan THE PHILIPPINE central bank would probably increase key rates further this year to protect the peso amid a hawkish US Federal Reserve, analysts said at the weekend.The local currency would continue its free fall against the dollar if the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) “lags too much” behind the Fed’s aggressive policy tightening, ...

DMITRY BERDNYK-UNSPLASHECONOMISTS expect less upbeat macroeconomic targets when Philippine government economic managers meet to revisit the goals in December, citing the battered peso and persistently high inflation.“I don’t think that the targets will be as upbeat as before,” Leonardo A. Lanzona, who teaches economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, said in an e-mail last week.The peso’s depreciation against the ...

BW FILE PHOTOBy Alyssa Nicole O. Tan, ReporterSENATORS at the weekend ruled out the possibility of a reenacted budget, vowing to swiftly pass the proposed P5.268-trillion national budget for next year.“The passage is as guaranteed as Christmas happening on Dec. 25,” Senator Francis Joseph “Chiz” G. Escudero said in a Viber message. “The era of the reenacted budget is over. ...

1 of 5MILAN — Dolce & Gabbana teamed up with US reality TV star Kim Kardashian at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday as the Italian luxury label presented its latest collection for women’s wardrobes. (Watch the show here: https://www.dolcegabbana.com/en/).To the backdrop of a giant screen showing a black and white video of Kardashian eating spaghetti, models wore embellished corset dresses, ...

1 of 3FORMER teen stars Hillary Duff, Emma Roberts, and Claire Danes have one more thing in common, apart from growing up under the Hollywood spotlight. They’ve all been seen wearing sandals from Freedom Moses (at least according to People magazine). Because the brand just arrived in Philippine shores last July, you too can snag a star-worthy pair, for the ...

BW FILE PHOTOVILLAR-LED Premiere Island Power REIT Corp. is likely to push through with its initial public offering (IPO) in November as the market conditions should have improved by then, an analyst said, but others have doubts about its timing.The firm, also known as PremiereREIT, earlier this month disclosed details of its maiden offer at a time when rising inflation ...

1 of 3By Zsarlene B. ChuaMAKEUP is a fun way to express oneself: how one feels, their creativity, etc. It can also be very complicated, especially with the sheer number of brands, products, and options available in the market today.So, if you’re a newbie who wants to build your own makeup stash, or someone who just wants to have the ...

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) said indication of its electricity sales in the third quarter showed a 6% growth, an official of the power distributor said.“Energy sales growth is between 6-8% per month,” Meralco Chief Commercial Officer Ferdinand O. Geluz told reporters on Friday.He said that the main driver of the projected growth is the resumption of many businesses in August.“This ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ ANDY ZAPANTA, JR.THE Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have completed and turned over new access roads in Banaue, Mayoyao, and Lagawe in Ifugao province to support upland farmers.“The roads are critical to helping upland farmers transport their agroforestry goods easily, find new markets, and for people to access basic services ...

Processed with VSCO with presetHOMEGROWN brand Bench will be back on the runway this weekend with a presentation of Suyen Corp.’s brands. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Playground of Bench Tower, the clothing conglomerate is showing off its Holiday 2022 collections at Bench Fashion Week with its flagship brand, Bench, but also Human, Kashieca, Assembly, and Australian ...