THE PHILIPPINE agriculture and food industries will play an important role in the economic recovery, according to a report by Oxford Economics. Food Industry Asia, which commissioned the Oxford Economics study, said in a statement Thursday that the Philippine agri-food sector will create employment and provide food for consumers at stable prices, but still runs the risk of supply and ...

After spotting a gap in the market while working in the wedding industry, Kimara Middleton of Hampshire Event Props made it her mission to make special occasions even more special. What is your business all about?  I am the director of Hampshire Event Props which provides decor for events including weddings, birthdays etc. These props extend to flower walls, ...

Translation services and cryptocurrencies are the top priorities for UK SMEs as the country moves out of Brexit and national lockdown. That is according to data from Fiverr’s 2021 Small Business Needs Index. The report – based on billions of small business searches for freelancer support – shows queries for translations have skyrocketed by 300% in the last year as ...

Jerami Grant was apologetic in the aftermath of the Pistons' loss to the Clippers yesterday, and with good cause. True, he had a stellar stat line of 28 points, three rebounds, and four assists in 36 minutes of play. At the same time, it included four fouls and three turnovers, the last of which enabled the visitors to tie the ...

Flash Coffee, a Singapore-based, tech-enabled coffee chain, announced that it raised $15 million in Series A funding in a round led by White Star Capital, with participation from investors including Delivery Hero-backed DX Ventures, Global Founders Capital, and Conny & Co.  The Series A round sets the total capital raised to $20 million, and will be used to expand the ...

BRASILIA — Federal prosecutors in the Brazilian state of Roraima are investigating reports that illegally mined gold is being exchanged for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in the Yanomami indigenous reserve, the prosecutors office told Reuters on Wednesday. Tribal leaders in the Amazon region have complained of the deals and prosecutors say they will investigate the reports as part of ...

KABUL — A locally grown e-commerce platform in Afghanistan is connecting vendors with customers around the world, providing an important opportunity for the war-torn economy and inspiring a new trend of young women starting up their own small businesses. E-commerce site Click.af started in 2016 to give Afghans access to a domestic online market, and last year began shipping globally, ...

Orders and sales more than doubled at Deliveroo in the first three months of 2021, the delivery firm said in a trading update. The number of customers using the platform each month also climbed by a record 91% year-on-year to 7.1 million. The firm, whose shares dived when it listed on the London Stock Exchange last month, said it ...

The boss of easyJet raised hopes of summer getaways for British holidaymakers yesterday. Britain’s busiest short-haul carrier said that, based on present travel restrictions, it expected to fly up to 20 per cent of its 2019 capacity in the three months to June this year, “with an expectation that capacity levels will start to increase from late May onwards”. ...

Holidaymakers arriving back in Britain will face queues of more than six hours after rules on international travel are relaxed from May 17, officials have warned. Many passengers returning to the UK’s biggest airports already experience significant delays even though all non-essential travel is banned, a boss at Heathrow said yesterday. Chris Garton, chief solutions officer, said that delays ...