A Philippines Peso note is seen in this picture illustration June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration The Philippines remains under a "gray" list of countries under increased monitoring for money laundering and terrorism financing risks, despite some progress in implementing measures against such financial crimes, according to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). "Since June 2021, when the Philippines made a ...

A Brewdog promotion which said customers could win “solid gold” beer cans was misleading, the advertising watchdog has found. The Scottish brewer offered shoppers the chance to find a gold can hidden in cases sold from its online store. But some winners complained to the Advertising Standards Authority after they discovered the cans were not solid gold, but were ...

There is growing concern that free, face-to-face advice which helps hundreds of thousands out of debt each year could be cut. New contracts from the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), which funds most free debt advice in England, will see more money spent on help given over the phone or online. Debt advisors says that risks leaving some people ...

The Bank of England’s new chief economist has warned that UK inflation is likely to hit or surpass 5% by early next year. Huw Pill told the Financial Times that the Bank would have a “live” decision to make at its next interest rate-setting meeting on 4 November. It follows recent comments from Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The Philippines expects to narrow its budget deficit, with the government having raised tax collections as of end-September amid a coronavirus pandemic, according to its Finance chief. "We are confident that the elevated debt and deficit level is a temporary condition and we can quickly return to fiscal consolidation," Finance ...

The Philippine economy is expected to grow by 4.3% this year -- slower than originally expected -- due to recurring coronavirus infection surges in the region, according to the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO). AMRO's latest estimate published on Friday is weaker than the 6.9% forecast it gave in March, and is near the lower end of the government's 4-5% ...

BW FILE PHOTO By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The Philippine central bank sold P100 billion worth of 28-day bills on Friday, with rates slipping as it vowed to keep an accommodative stance to support economic recovery. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) fully awarded the one-month bills that were oversubscribed, as demand hit P156.81 billion. Tenders were also higher ...

BW FILE PHOTO By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The Philippine central bank sold P100 billion worth of 28-day bills on Friday, with rates slipping as it vowed to keep an accommodative stance to support economic recovery. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) fully awarded the one-month bills that were oversubscribed, as demand hit P156.81 billion. Tenders were also higher ...

The Department of Health reported 5,823 coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total to 2.7 million. The death toll rose to 41,520 after 283 more patients died, while recoveries increased by 5,823 to 2.6 million, it said in a bulletin. There were 66,838 active cases, 79.1% of which were mild, 6.1% did not show symptoms, 4.6% were severe, 8.33% were ...

The Commission on Higher Education is considering reopening physical classes in low-risk areas by January, according to its chairman. Face-to-face classes would depend on the vaccination rate, Chairman Prospero E. de Vera III told a televised news briefing on Friday. He added that the agency was crafting the guidelines on the matter. "We hope to finish the guidelines by around ...

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