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Turkey prosecutors seek jail terms for 2 Bloomberg reporters

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Turkish media reports 50 others, including journalists and columnists, are also indicted for commenting on the country's currency crisis on their social media accounts

BLOOMBERG REPORTERS. Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalinkilic images from Twitter.

European telco Vodafone found backdoors in Huawei equipment – report

May 01, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The issues, found in 2011 and 2012, are fixed in the same year

Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations – report

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:13 PM

An Amazon spokesperson says the company is looking to focus more on cross-border sales in China

AMAZON. An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Bezos, Gates and Buffett still top the world's ultra rich – Forbes

Mar 05, 2019 - 10:14 PM

According to the list by Forbes, the riches of Jeff Bezos, 55, have swelled by $19 billion in one year and he is now worth $131 billion

TOP 3. According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos remains the world's richest person, followed by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Bezos file photo by David Ryder/AFP; Gates file photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock; Buffett file photo by AFP

Bloomberg not invited to Apple’s upcoming event – report

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Amazon also pulls its ads from the publisher’s site

China used tiny chips on U.S. computers to steal secrets – report

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The Bloomberg News report says the chips, the size of a grain of rice, were used on equipment made for Amazon, which first alerted US authorities, and Apple, and possibly for other companies and government agencies

Japan overtakes China as world's no. 2 stock market

Aug 03, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Data from Bloomberg News in intra-day trade on Friday, August 3, show Chinese stocks are worth $6.09 trillion, compared with $6.17 trillion in Japan. The US market is worth $31 trillion.

WORLD'S SECOND STOCK MARKET. A man walks past a stock indicator showing share prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (L) and New York Dow Jones closing numbers (R) in Tokyo on July 23, 2018. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Michael Bloomberg to launch $20-M anti-tobacco watchdog

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:11 PM

The monitor, to be called Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products, will seek to counter the industry's influence by publishing reports detailing pro-smoking activities and tactics

BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES. Michael Bloomberg at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Global companies pledge transparency on climate risk

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Recommendations by the Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures should help shareholders determine if businesses are aligned with the global shift toward a low carbon economy

CLEAN ENERGY. This photo taken on June 7, 2017 shows workers at the world's largest floating solar power plant in a lake in Huainan, in China's central Anhui province. Stringer/AFP

Ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg to grant $200M to U.S. cities

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:18 PM

The grants will aim to help cities solve problems in key areas including education climate change and public health

SUPPORTING CITIES. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses the United States Conference of Mayors at the Fountainebleau Hotel on June 26, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Bloomberg leads mass coalition declaring support for Paris climate deal

Jun 06, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Big names like Apple Amazon Google Facebook Microsoft Levi Strauss and Tiffany are in the group called We Are Still In along with more than 100 mayors and governors

CLIMATE ALLIES. French President Emmanuel Macron (R), Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo (L) and former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg talk during their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on June 2, 2017. Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool/AFP

Billionaire Bloomberg pledges $15 million to UN for climate change

Jun 02, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up – and there isn t anything Washington can do to stop us Bloomberg says

BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES. Michael Bloomberg at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

May 01, 2017 - 11:29 PM

Bloomberg Media chief executive Justin Smith confirms the partnership late Sunday retweeting a Wall Street Journal article referring to the tie up

America will meet its climate goals – Bloomberg

Mar 10, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The United States is one of 60 countries committed to the COP21 climate deal struck in Paris in December 2015 though recent comments by President Donald Trump have raised concern among environmentalists

GOALS. Special Envoy of the United Nations and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) walks next to French mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Anne Hidalgo (R) as he arrives for a meeting with the French President on March 9, 2017 at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris. File photo by Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP

White House restrictions on media trigger outcry

Feb 25, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED By restricting the access of certain media Donald Trump s White House takes things one step further triggering an outcry

BARRED. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017 in the Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Duterte supporters rally behind him on social media

Sep 17, 2016 - 11:35 AM

A message circulating online says some groups want the international community to protest against the Duterte administration s war on drugs

FULL TEXT: Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech, 2016 Democratic convention

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Clinton: Yes America s destiny is ours to choose So let s be stronger together

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton accepts historic nomination, slams Trump vision

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:36 AM

4th UPDATE The former secretary of state faces her biggest test on the national stage as she urges voters to embrace 4 more years of a Democratic White House rather than elect Republican billionaire Donald Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives on stage during the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Saul Loeb/AFP

Bloomberg to voters: President Trump? 'God help us'

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: I m a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one

NO TO TRUMP. Michael Bloomberg speaks on the third evening session of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Obama passes torch to Clinton

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:31 AM

UPDATED Obama: I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman – not me not Bill Clinton nobody – more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America

PRESENT – AND FUTURE PREZ? US President Barack Obama (L) waves with US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third night of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Twitter to free room for links and photos – report

May 17, 2016 - 6:13 PM

The Bloomberg report says the change could occur by month s end

BREAKING LIMITS? Twitter shares nosedive on April 26, 2016 after a quarterly update showed little change in its user base and the messaging platform delivered weaker-than-expected revenue growth. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Michael Bloomberg says will not run for White House

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:44 AM

Bloomberg in a column says he fears his candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Ted Cruz

OUT OF THE RACE. A file photo dated November 28, 2012 of then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivering remarks during a news conference on New York's request for federal aid following Hurricane Sandy, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Could Bloomberg upend the White House race?

Jan 27, 2016 - 9:39 AM

Close to Wall Street a hawk on security but heavily involved in the gun control campaign and favorable to immigration reform Bloomberg is an unusual mix for an American seeking high office

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? A file photo dated September 25, 2013 of then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking during a panel discussion during the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, in New York, New York, USA. Keith Bedford/EPA

Trump would 'love' Bloomberg presidential run

Jan 25, 2016 - 12:16 AM

The Republican presidential frontrunner warmly welcomed former New York mayor and fellow billionaire Michael Bloomberg s mooted run for the White House

TRUMP. A file picture dated 27 February 2015 shows American businessman Donald Trump on stage to address the American Conservative Union's 42nd Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, USA. Photo by Pete Marovich / EPA

Billionaire ex-mayor Bloomberg mulling presidential bid – NYT

Jan 24, 2016 - 1:02 AM

The mogul has set a deadline for a final decision for early March the New York Times reports

EX-MAYOR. Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg attends the anniversary ceremony commemorating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on September 11, 2015, in New York City. File photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

US star power injected into struggling climate talks

Dec 04, 2015 - 10:06 PM

We didn t come to Paris to make history: we came to shape the future

CLIMATE TALK. Former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg (L) and French President Francois Hollande attend a summit on climate change with local elected officials on December 4, 2015. Photo by Stephane de Sakutin/AFP

Interaksyon no longer News5's online platform

Aug 14, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Meanwhile PLDT group s MediaQuest which has a stake in The Philippine Star says it has no plans of fully acquiring newspaper BusinessWorld

STAYS THE SAME. MediaQuest's Lorenzana says this move will not affect the editorial operations of InterAksyon and TV5

Bloomberg TV Philippines expects to break even in 2016

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:11 PM

The group of Manuel V Pangilinan says it spent a little over P200 million to create Bloomberg TV Philippines

GOOD CHEMISTRY. Cignal COO Oscar Reyes Jr claims Bloomberg TV Philippines to be a world-class operation, as Cignal is the country's number one pay TV provider, while Bloomberg is a leading authority in business news. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler

Binay steps down, Bloomberg on Poe, military plane crash | 12PM wRap

Jul 01, 2015 - 12:10 PM

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Grace Poe best choice for PH economy – Bloomberg survey

Jul 01, 2015 - 7:53 AM

People perceive her as honest somebody who will protect the anti corruption drive

Sen. Grace Poe asks DOTC and MRT officials to ensure the completion of committed deliverables to upgrade and rehabilitate the MRT at the Senate public services subcommittee on transport hearing on Feb. 4.

Google Sidewalk Labs: Kota mendorong inovasi

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Apakah kota kota setengah matang seperti Jakarta bisa mendesain dan mengurus trotoarnya dengan baik? Bagaimana peran teknologi dalam hal ini?

Pengendara motor melintasi trotoar membahayakan pejalan kaki. Foto dari Koalisi Pejalan Kaki/Facebook

Bloomberg TV to launch Philippine channel

Mar 25, 2015 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED Bloomberg to bring its brand of business reporting on Philippine cable TV through a partnership with the Pangilinan led TV5 and Cignal Digital TV

Bloomberg lauds PH for sin tax law

Mar 19, 2015 - 9:18 PM

The Department of Finance and Department of Health receive the 2015 Awards for Global Tobacco Control from Bloomberg Philanthropies

A WIN FOR SIN TAX. Michael Bloomberg gives the Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control to DOF Undersecretary Jeremias Paul Jr and DOH Assistant Secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial. Photo from Ulysses Dorotheo/SEATCA

Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund

Mar 19, 2015 - 2:36 PM

The Anti Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund aims to combat the tobacco industry s use of international trade agreements to threaten and prevent countries from passing strong tobacco control laws

An Indian man smokes a cigarette on 'World No Tobacco Day' in Bangalore, India on 31 May 2014. Jagadeesh NV/EPA

Fil-Am lawyer heads NYC human rights commission

Mar 15, 2015 - 2:46 PM

Carmelyn Malalis has a big job ahead of her: to head a toothless human rights agency and make it relevant to the citizens of America s largest city

#JeSuisCharlie? Media debates self-censorship of cartoons

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Should news organizations self censor the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad or use the images in the name of free speech?

CROPPED, BLURRED. CNN crops and blurs a photo of slain Charlie Hebdo editor and publisher Stéphane Charbonnier holding an issue of the magazine. Screengrab from Variety

New York City back to court over soda sizes

Jun 05, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Lawyers working on the case stress these drinks carry empty calories A decision is expected from the court within one to 3 months

SODA. A view of a large soda in New York, New York, USA, 31 May 2012. Justin Lane/EPA

Scaling up the bureaucracy

May 16, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Compared to their private sector counterparts many government employees are disadvantaged in 3 areas: competence confidence compensation

Yolanda Ong

New York City imposes strict e-cigarette ban

Apr 30, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Retailers as of May 18 will no longer be allowed to sell tobacco products or e cigarettes to anyone under 21

Bloomberg gets new job as UN climate envoy

Feb 01, 2014 - 11:00 AM

The former New York City mayor will help raise political will and mobilize action

New York mayor sworn in, ends Bloomberg era

Jan 02, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Democrat Bill de Blasio is sworn in as New Year s mayor ending the 12 year Bloomberg era

Henry Sy among world's 100 richest

Nov 06, 2013 - 10:28 PM

With a net worth of 13 3B the Philippine mall magnate is ranked 72nd richest in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine

ONE OF WORLD'S WEALTHIEST. Henry Sy makes it to Bloomberg's 100 richest list. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

Democrats unseat Republicans in NY, Virginia in US polls

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:58 PM

Some races were seen as litmus tests for future national voting

NEW VIRGINIA GOV. In this file photo, Terry McAuliffe, Democratic nominee in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election, campaigns at an event at Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Virginia, USA 03 November 2013. EPA/Pete Marovich/Pool

New York ends Bloomberg era, elects liberal de Blasio as mayor

Nov 06, 2013 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED Progressive Democrat Bill de Blasio has been elected mayor of New York replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg

NEW NYC MAYOR. New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio smiles as he casts his vote, 5 November 2013. Photo courtesy of the De Blasio campaign

New York City bans sale of cigarettes to under 21s

Nov 01, 2013 - 12:04 AM

New York City votes to ban the sale of cigarettes to those under the age of 21

New York City goes to the polls to replace Bloomberg

Sep 10, 2013 - 1:11 PM

Amid much soul searching over Bloomberg s legacy the man leading the polls is the one who is least like him

WHO'S THE NEXT NYC MAYOR? In this photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C) speaks during a press conference August 19, 2013 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Gossip: An appreciation

Aug 19, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Notes on celebrity gossip and its stepsister political gossip

TALK IS CHEAP? IT'S UNIVERSAL. Alyssa Milano, 'In Bed with Joan.' Photo from the show's Facebook

Life and Style wRap: Haute couture hiking, luxury baths

Aug 17, 2013 - 2:48 PM

Traditional clothes make a comeback in Austria Bloomberg commissions luxurious tub

TRADITIONAL IS IN. Transforming the fuddy-duddy

Del Monte denies deal talks with Suntory

Jul 19, 2013 - 1:28 PM

Del Monte Pacific Ltd denies reports it is the target of an acquisition move by Japanese firm Suntory

Statue of Liberty reopens July 4

Jul 05, 2013 - 8:38 AM

Some tourists rose at dawn to be among the first to visit Lady Liberty one of America s most recognizable symbols

SYMBOL OF FREEDOM. Lady Liberty is 126 years old