STOCK PHOTO SHANGHAI/WASHINGTON - China and the United States agree that stronger pledges to fight climate change should be introduced before a new round of international talks at the end of the year, the two countries said in a joint statement on Sunday. The statement came after a meeting between Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua and his U.S. counterpart, John ...

MELBOURNE - Australia is no hurry to reopen its international borders and risk the country's nearly coronavirus-free lifestyle, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. Australia closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents in March 2020 and has been permitting only limited international arrivals in recent months, mainly its citizens returning from abroad. The border closure, together with snap ...

Canada on Saturday reported a second case of rare blood clots with low platelets after immunization with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine in a week, while it said it still recommended the use of the shot. The person who experienced the very rare event has been treated and is recovering, Canada's health ministry said in a statement, adding that the person lives ...

Philippine billionaire Lucio Tan has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus, his daughter Vivienne Tan said. The 86-year-old owner of Philippine Airlines Inc. and Philippine National Bank is "in stable condition, responding well and recovering," his daughter said in a statement. - Bloomberg ...

NOTICE OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS' MEETINGOFFILIPINO FUND, INC. Please take notice that the 2021 Annual Stockholders' Meeting ("ASM") of Filipino Fund, Inc. (the "Company"), will be held on May 11, 2021 (Tuesday) at 9:00 in the morning via remote communication under the platform of Zoom Video Communications. The virtual ASM is necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic situation where physical gatherings are ...

A motorcycle pases a building of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Manila, April 28, 2016. -- REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco/File Photo Philippine lenders should be on guard against any "reputational risks" that could potentially impact their financial standing and affect stakeholder confidence, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Friday. In a statement, the central bank said all BSP-supervised financial ...

A general view of the Citibank headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 15, 2020. -- REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng Citigroup, Inc. will leave its consumer banking business in 13 Asia-Pacific markets, including the Philippines, but continue to maintain a corporate banking presence. "As a result of the ongoing refresh of our strategy, we have decided that we are going to double ...

The Philippines has committed to a 75% greenhouse gas emission reduction and avoidance by 2030, as part of its commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the Philippines' first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) which aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 75% by 2030, the Finance department said on Friday. The five-page ...

A health worker prepares a bed inside a temporary medical tent at the Go Belmonte Super Health Center and Lying-in Clinic on April 14, intended for patients who are about to give birth but awaiting either the result or swabbing for a coronavirus test. -- PHILSTAR/MICHAEL VARCAS The Department of Health (DoH) on Friday said the case fatality rate in ...

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