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SE Asia Stocks -Most higher; Malaysia posts best gain since May 2013

2 hours 54 min ago
BANGKOK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stocks roseon Monday as energy shares staged a strong rebound in line witha rise in crude oil prices, with the Malaysian index posting itsbest gain in more than 19 months and the Thai benchmark closingnear a two-week high. Oil rose above $62 a barrel, mirroring gains in equities, asinvestors became confident there would be no further substantialprice loss in the run-up to the new year. Kuala Lumpur's composite index, which measures movesof 30 large-cap stocks, rose 1.6 percent, its best daily gainsince May 2013. ...

SE Asia Stocks -Most higher; Malaysia posts best gain since May 2013

2 hours 54 min ago
BANGKOK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stocks rose on Monday as energy shares staged a strong rebound in line with a rise in crude oil prices, with the Malaysian index posting its best gain in ...

Pope to meet Muslim, Buddhist leaders in Philippines visit

3 hours 12 min ago

Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday.

Asian stocks rise in thin trade, tracking Wall St gains

5 hours 18 min ago

Asian markets rose in thin trade Monday ahead of the festive season, tracking cues from Wall Street where stocks surged in a Federal Reserve-fuelled "Santa Claus rally" last week.

EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies mixed; Korean won biggest gainer

5 hours 20 min ago
(Updates prices. For previous report, double click on ) SINGAPORE, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Asian currencies were mixed versus the dollar on Monday, with the South Korean won proving the strongest gainer due ...

The Origin of Santa Claus

5 hours 43 min ago
Santa Claus, the jolly ol' gift-giver of the Christmas season, exists as he is today thanks to a poet and a political cartoonist.The post The Origin of Santa Claus appeared first on Property for sale Philippines : Property24.

BSP launches commemorative 5 and 10-peso coins

5 hours 46 min ago

The central bank has launched three limited edition coins as a tribute to history and to Filipinos working overseas.

EM ASIA FX-Asian FX mixed, support emerges on improved risk sentiment

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 05:47
* Won firmer on short-covering ahead of year-end * Peso, rupiah and rupee also edge higher * Russian rouble's gains on Friday help support sentiment * But market reluctant to go short the dollar -trader ...

Christmas Cleaning

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 05:03
'Tis the season of social gatherings. Look to these guidelines below to set your home straight for friends and family for the occasion.The post Christmas Cleaning appeared first on Property for sale Philippines : Property24.

SE Asia Stocks - Up; energy shares rise with oil prices

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 04:33
BANGKOK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday, with indexes in Malaysia and Indonesia hitting their highest in more than a week as bargain hunting lifted shares of battered energy ...

7 ways to feel great this Christmas

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 04:16

Feel great this Christmas! And don't forget to share the story!

Century Properties announces Batulao township

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 03:24
Designed with "New Urbanism," the Batulao township is rooted in the experience of nature with modern, urban conveniences.The post Century Properties announces Batulao township appeared first on Property for sale Philippines : Property24.

Money Mistakes At Every Decade

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 01:49

Life moves fast. Every decade presents you with new challenges — and brand new ways for you to make mistakes. … The post Money Mistakes At Every Decade appeared first on

Make Christmas meaningful by reducing E-waste

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:30

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THIS Christmas, one of the most welcome gifts is a cellphone or a Tablet. Not only for adults but also for children who are now tech-savvy. Ban Toxics, a group that goes by the motto that “The only world worth passing to our children is toxic- free” advises all of

US Marine asks Philippine justice ministry to dismiss murder case

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:11

A US Marine facing trial for the murder of a Filipina transgender woman urged the Philippine Department of Justice on Monday to dismiss the case against him.

PNP to pin down owners of guns seized in Bilibid

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

The Philippine National Police  (PNP) is coordinating with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to pin down the owners of the guns confiscated from convicted drug lord Peter Co in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). The original owners – some of them politicians – of the firearms found in the detention cell of Co will be held liable, a PNP official said yesterday. Senior Superintendent Rolando Anduyan, head of the PNP’s Firearms and Licensing Division, said the politicians would face charges should they fail to explain how their guns ended up in Co’s possession.

Metrobank Group head receives award

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

The recipient must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to make a difference and have provided outstanding contributions over the years to the regional and global community. George S.K. Ty was particularly cited for his pioneering efforts in founding one of the Philippines’ premier universal banks and among the foremost financial conglomerates – the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank). By way of giving back, Ty founded the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) in 1979, guided by his philosophy that leadership in business implied leadership in community service as well.

P-Noy signs distance learning law

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

Formal education is just a click away. Online courses are now accepted as formal education with the signing of the distance learning law. Authored by Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. and signed by President Aquino last Dec. 9, Republic Act 10650 has institutionalized distance education as a mode of delivery of open learning.

Bilibid investigation panel pushed at Senate

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

The government should create a fact-finding commission that will conduct a deeper probe into the anomalies and special protection enjoyed by inmates at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP), Senate Minority Leader Vicente Sotto said yesterday. This came just days after authorities conducted a raid at the NBP and found that convicted drug traffickers had continued their illegal trade despite being locked up at the state penitentiary while other high-profile inmates enjoyed special treatment, including indulging in a jacuzzi. Sotto said “it is better if the President commissions a fact-finding committee to probe all allegations” to dispel doubts on the NBP and the Department of Justice.

PNP, AFP to prevent indiscriminate firing

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has linked up with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to prevent indiscriminate firing among uniformed personnel during the holidays. PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina said the national police and the AFP will organize teams to conduct preventive patrols to arrest or apprehend uniformed personnel, members of law enforcement agencies and civilians involved in indiscriminate firing. “The PNP, in coordination with AFP, other law enforcement agencies and local government units intensified intelligence efforts to identify probable violators,” Espina said.