BW FILE PHOTO Our economy has been brought to its knees by COVID-19 since March 2020. It contracted last year by 9.6%. The country's GDP shrank by 4.2% in the first quarter this year; Q2 results may turn out better, but with the Delta variant surging the world over and gaining momentum here, we can't predict how things will turn ...

Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV warned Vice-President Leni Robredo and the Liberal Party that no support can be expected from his Magdalo group if she gives way to Senator Panfilo Lacson in the 2022 presidential race. Trillanes said: "VP Leni, I hope this is not true. But if it is true, I am sorry but the Magdalo Group would not ...

BW FILE PHOTO On the 41st day of President Benigno Aquino III's passing, as our grief slowly recedes into tender reminiscence, we find a trail of leadership and management lessons from the boss who insisted on calling us his "bosses." Walking your talk wins confidence. One word defines the Aquino economic legacy: confidence. The Philippines won its first investment grade ...

There are interesting development in the energy sector as shown in these three recent BusinessWorld reports: "Gov't return to power generation should not be ruled out, former official says" (July 25); "'More equitable' net metering needed for solar" (July 26); and, "Hike in net metering rates to raise power cost -- Meralco" (Aug. 2). Story number one is about the ...

REUTERS CHINA is confronting its broadest coronavirus outbreak since the pathogen emerged in late 2019 after the Delta variant broke through the country's defenses, with cases now in 14 of 32 provinces. While the overall number of infections -- more than 300 so far -- is much lower than outbreaks elsewhere, the wide spread indicates that the variant has been ...

WASHINGTON -- A preponderance of evidence proves the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic leaked from a Chinese research facility, said a report by US Republicans released on Monday, a conclusion that US intelligence agencies have not reached. The report also cited "ample evidence" that Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) scientists -- aided by US experts and Chinese and US ...

PFIZER, INC. and Moderna, Inc. have raised the prices of their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in their latest European Union (EU) supply contracts, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The new price for the Pfizer shot was 19.50 euros ($23.15) against 15.50 euros previously, the newspaper said, citing portions of the contracts seen. The price of a Moderna vaccine ...

YASSINE KHALFALLI-UNSPLASH LONDON -- British ministers plan to warn holiday makers against visiting destinations such as Spain and may create a new list of countries at high risk of moving to the government's quarantine list, The Times newspaper reported. Britain has one of the fastest vaccination programs in the world but the government has effectively prevented travel to many countries ...

Over 1.1 million job vacancies are lying open as the pingdemic worsens the UK worker shortage. The ‘pingdemic’ is the latest challenge to sectors struggling to hire. There were 1,116,454 advertised job vacancies between 19th – 25th July, marking the 11th consecutive week of over 1 million open jobs. Nearly 700,000 NHS Covid-19 app users were ‘pinged’ in the ...

New data analysis has revealed that the Worcestershire town tops the rankings after scoring highly in a number of key indicators for business success. The research assessed more than 350 districts, counties and unitary authorities across Britain on a range of details. The factors included the average rate of new business births compared to new business deaths, the number ...

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