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Without reforms, Gulf oil wealth could vanish by 2034 – IMF

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The International Monetary Fund says Gulf states have no choice but to accelerate and widen economic reforms

OIL PRODUCTION. A picture taken on May 10, 2016, shows Shaybah, the base for Saudi Aramco's Natural Gas Liquids plant and oil production in Saudi Arabia. File photo by Ian Timberlake/AFP

War thriller '1917' bags top PGA award ahead of Oscars

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:14 PM

The movie, which follows two British soldiers on a perilous mission across no man's land, has already scooped the Golden Globe for best drama, and has 10 Oscar nominations including for best picture

Doorstep delivery: Order fresh fruits and veggies online through these 5 shops

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) Adding fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs to your cart has never been easier, thanks to these 5 online gulay shops

Still with no ASF zoning plan, DA wants pork bans lifted

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:20 PM

'Our eagerness to protect, the intention is good. [But] the process should not actually violate...the privileges of others,' says Agriculture Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan

OUTBREAK. Barangay volunteers hauled part of the hundreds culled hogs infected with African swine fever at a piggery in Barangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon City on October 3, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Next in line: Sugar import liberalization

Apr 02, 2019 - 10:04 AM

After the government manages to speedily pass the Rice Tariffication law, will the same be said for sugar?

Loads of sugarcane cut in the latter part of the harvesting season are hauled by trucks closer to the opening of the milling facility of First Farmers Holdings Corp. in Talisay, Negros Occidental. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Philippine pork safe, not affected by African swine fever – hog producers

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:05 PM

There's no need to rely on imports amid fears of African swine fever reaching the country, as there is enough pork in the Philippines

A butcher carrying a newly slaughter pig on his back for delivery at the Commonwealth Market in Quezon City on Monday, January 7, 2019. The Philippines has banned the entry of pork and pork-based products form China, Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine, to prevent the spread of African swine fever in piggeries in the country, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Sugar industry stakeholders seek changes to improve competitiveness

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Among the sugar industry's requests is to be included in the Department of Agriculture's solar irrigation program

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol in an interview on February 12, 2019. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Gov't body, producers reject sugar import liberalization

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:49 AM

'It is alarming to note that this decision to liberalize sugar importation stemmed from a collegial body which means all economic planners are into this,' says Sugar Regulatory Administration board member Emilio Yulo

Customs implements tighter watch over swine products

Feb 02, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The Bureau of Customs and the National Veterinary Quarantine Service reminds all passengers and importers of the ban from bringing in into the country pork products from 13 identified with outbreaks of the African Swine Fever

A butcher carrying a newly slaughter pig on his back for delivery at the Commonwealth Market in Quezon City on Monday, January 7, 2019. The Philippines has banned the entry of pork and pork-based products form China, Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine, to prevent the spread of African swine fever in piggeries in the country, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

'Godfather' of Hong Kong film, producer behind Bruce Lee, dies

Nov 03, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Raymond Chow, who produced movies like 'Fists of Fury' and 'Way of the Dragon,' dies at 91

From Tinseltown titan to #MeToo pariah: Harvey Weinstein's year of shame

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The Hollywood producer has faced many accusations of sexual assault from women who have come out to share their stories

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Harvey Weinstein along with his attorney Benjamin Brafman (L) appears at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018. The former movie producer faces charges in connection with accusations made by aspiring actress Lucia Evans who has said that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Manhattan office in 2004. Weinstein (66) has been accused by dozens of other women of forcing them into sexual acts using both pressure and threats. The revelations of the his behavior helped to spawn the global #MeToo movement. Steven Hirsch-Pool via Getty Images/AFP

Tax reduced for power producers under GOCC contracts

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:14 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's Executive Order No 60 reduces or condones real property tax and fees for equipment for power producers

Hollywood producers kick out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Oct 31, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Producers Guild of America make the announcement, saying they will not tolerate sexual harassment within the ranks

Turning the Pinoy almusal into halal

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:47 PM

Ronnie Mampen, the president of Dinaig Proper Fisherfolk Producer’s Cooperation, began producing non-pork tocino out of their coop’s raw products

HALAL BREAKFAST. The usual Filipino breakfast is being turned into halal food. Photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler
HALAL BREAKFAST. Ronnie Mampen is turning the typical Filipino breakfast into halal food. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Oil producers eye extension of output cuts

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:20 AM

OPEC and non OPEC producers are studying whether to extend the cuts for another 6 month period

OIL OUTPUT. An oil pumpjack works on January 19, 2016 in Sweetwater, Texas. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

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Oil producers say output cut on track

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:45 AM

Compliance is great it s been really fantastic says Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Khaled al Falih

SWEETWATER, TX - JANUARY 19: An oil pumpjack works on January 19, 2016 in Sweetwater, Texas. Global oil prices continue their downward fall with U.S. oil dropping towards $27 a barrel, its lowest since 2003, on worries about global oversupply. Following a diplomatic agreement on nuclear fuel with America, Iran has forecast it will add 500,000 barrels per day to global production, following the lifting of sanctions. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Qatar, Kuwait to cut oil production from January 1

Dec 14, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Oil companies in the two countries say they will comply with the recent OPEC agreement

A general view taken on April 16, 2016 shows the Shuaiba oil refinery south of Kuwait City. Kuwaiti oil workers plan to go on strike on April 17, 2016 in protest to what they call the government's plan to cut their annual benefits and bonuses. / AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT

Saudi oil minister says OPEC production cut 'imperative'

Nov 14, 2016 - 12:10 AM

Khalid al Falih urges cartel members to stick to the agreement they reached in Algiers in September

Saudi Minister of Energy, Industrial and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih arrives for the opening ceremony of the Qatari and Saudi Economic Forum on November 6, 2016 in Riyadh. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

OPEC pumping oil at record levels ahead of crunch meeting – IEA

Nov 11, 2016 - 1:15 AM

Production rises to a record 33 83 million barrels a day in October according to the International Energy Agency

A man fills his car with gas at a Wawa gas station in Woodbridge, Virginia, January 5, 2016. Oil prices fell further January 5 as the crude supply glut overshadowed a diplomatic row between key producers Saudi Arabia and Iran as fuel prices in the US have fallen below $2 per gallon. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Saudi Aramco CEO predicts oil market balance by early 2017

Nov 02, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The gap between supply and demand is closing says Amin Nasser

Amin al-Nasser, president of state oil giant Saudi Aramco, delivers a speech on October 11, 2016 during the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul.  World Energy Congress in Istanbul brings together players across the energy sector to discuss a transformation of the sector. Saudi Arabia said on October 10 it was "not unthinkable" that the price of crude oil could surge to $60 a barrel by the end of the year but warned against drastic production cuts that might shock markets. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

Oil price down cycle 'nearing end' – Saudi minister

Oct 24, 2016 - 12:25 AM

We are optimistic that oil prices will continue to improve in the future says Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al Falih

Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih addresses a Gulf ministerial meeting in Riyadh on October 23, 2016. Falih said that the current cycle of falling crude prices is close to an end as market fundamentals improve. Oil prices are currently hovering at around $50 per barrel after hitting a 10-year low of less than $30 in January, down from a peak of more than $100 in mid-2014.    / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

Afghan opium cultivation skyrockets as eradication collapses

Oct 23, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Afghanistan remains the world s leading producer of opium and security issues are making it difficult for authorities to destroy poppy farms

(FILES) In this photograph taken on April 19, 2016, an Afghan farmer harvests opium sap from a poppy field in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province.  Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, a sharp rise owing to favourable weather, growing insecurity and a drop in international support for counter-narcotics operations, the UN said October 23, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA

Oil market still weak despite recovery – Saudi Aramco

Sep 26, 2016 - 10:50 PM

There are fears that oil producing countries will not be able to reach a deal in Algiers this week

A picture taken on May 10, 2016 shows over Shaybah, the base for Saudi Aramco's Natural Gas Liquids plant and oil production in the surrounding Shaybah field in Saudi Arabia's remote Empty quarter desert close to the United Arab Emirates, on May 10, 2016. Despite collapsed global oil prices, production is expanding at Shaybah, as it is in other units of the company at the centre of the kingdom's Vision 2030 drive for diversification away from oil. The Saudi government plans to sell less than five percent of the company in what officials say will be the world's largest-ever share offering, while transforming Saudi Aramco into "a global industrial conglomerate". By 2020 the company says it will have tripled its gas processing capacity from levels at the turn of the century. / AFP PHOTO / IAN TIMBERLAKE

Global oil glut set to last at least until mid-2017 – IEA

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Demand growth is slowing and supply is rising explains the International Energy Agency in its monthly report

BIG SPRING, TX - JANUARY 19: An oil refinery is lit up in the night on January 19, 2016 in Big Spring, Texas. Global oil prices continue their downward fall with U.S. oil dropping towards $27 a barrel, its lowest since 2003, on worries about global oversupply. Following a diplomatic agreement on nuclear fuel with America, Iran has forecast it will add 500,000 barrels per day to global production, following the lifting of sanctions. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

'Enormous' inventories to keep lid on oil price – IEA

Jun 14, 2016 - 4:35 PM

4th UPDATE Even though supply and demand are expected to be more balanced by the end of the year large oil inventories remain

epa05234220 A picture made available on 29 March 2016 shows an oil well on the grounds of the Luetow petroleum production site on Usedom Island, Germany, 18 March 2016. The petroleum output has declined from 4,800 tons (2014) to 3,600 tons (2015) as the crude oil sources in Western Pomerania are beginning to dry up. The company Engie (formerly known as Gaz de France) is producing oil at the drilling locations in Luetow and Mesekenhagen. EPA/STEFAN SAUER

OPEC says oil glut to ease

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Oil exporting nations expect a more balanced market toward the end of the year

epa05328112 A tugboat sails past oil tankers berthed off the east coast of Singapore, 25 May 2016. Low crude oil prices, and traders expecting a rise, has given rise to many tankers being parked off the coast of Singapore, a major oil refining hub. As many as 40 tankers are estimated to surround the island state awaiting to offload their cargo. EPA/WALLACE WOON

Oil prices hit new 2016 highs

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:15 AM

UPDATED The increases are due to supply woes in Nigeria and lower petroleum inventories in the US

epa02833016 Fenog Nig ltd workers operate equipment at their drilling site in Chanomi creeks in the Niger delta southern Nigeria, 20 July 2011. Fenog Nig ltd, the 4th largest HDD drilling company in the world, is drlling for oil in Chanomi creek in the oil rich Niger delta with their Horizontal Directional Drilling rig. EPA/GEORGE ESIRI

Oil price plasters over OPEC rifts – for now

Jun 05, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Analysts express concern that there could be more woes ahead for oil exporting nations

epa05342205 (L-R) OPEC Director of Research Division, Omar Abdul-Hamid, Qatari Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, and President of the OPEC Conference, and OPEC Secretary General Libyan Abdalla Salem El- Badri, attend a news conference after the 169th meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, 02 June 2016. Reports state OPEC members did not change their supply policy. The basket of crude oil used as a benchmark indicator by the OPEC fell by 1.04 percent to 44.68 US dollars on 02 June. EPA/HANS PUNZ

OPEC to keep oil gushing, fails to agree ceiling

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED The 13 nation group does not set a new output target in their latest meeting in Vienna

epa05341610 A general view prior to the start of the 169th meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, 02 June 2016. EPA/HANS PUNZ

OPEC ministers upbeat on oil recovery

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Several officials of oil producing countries expect the market to improve in the second half of the year but others are more cautious

epa05152578 (FILE) A file picture dated 03 July 2001 showing the OPEC logo and signage in Vienna, Austria. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) increased its total oil production by 131,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January even though oversupply has been a major reason for falling oil prices, according to data issued by the cartel on 10 February 2016. The Vienna-based group of mostly Arab, African and Latin American countries said that they pumped 32.3 million bpd last month. This was 1.8 million bpd above the projected average demand for OPEC oil in the first quarter, the group's monthly oil market report showed. Saudi Arabia and other Arab members of OPEC have so far stopped the group from propping up prices by lowering output, in an apparent effort to use the current slump to win market shares from the US, where oil production is costlier than in the Gulf. EPA/BARBARA GINDL AUSTRIA OUT

OPEC: Oil glut 'may ease' by 2017 as non-cartel supply drops

May 14, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Oil producers warn however that global oil inventories currently remain at record highs

epa05244380 (FILE) A file picture dated 08 December 2012 fuel dripping from a fuel nozzle at a gasoline station in Sana'a, Yemen. The basket of crude oil used as a benchmark indicator by OPEC has dropped to 33.33 US dollars, the OPEC said on 05 April 2016. The basket includes 13 varieties of crude oil. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Global oil supply glut to 'shrink dramatically' this year – IEA

May 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

This forecast is partly due to rising demand for oil in India

epa03005463 An Indian petrol pump attendant fills cars with petrol at local petrol filling station in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata on 16 November 2011. Reports state that the Government of India, for the first time in 3 years has decreased the price of petrol in the country, with effect from 16 November 2011. An Indian government official said, 'The new decline in global crude oil prices have resulted in an decline of petrol prices in India. EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY

Iran: Oil production freeze would prolong sanctions

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Accepting a production freeze in practice amounts to a voluntary acceptance of sanctions by our country says Iran s oil minister

epa05244381 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 November 2007 showing an oil worker under an oil well as he checks the oil pumping equipment at Gudong oil field which is a part of China's Shengli oil field, Dongying, China. The basket of crude oil used as a benchmark indicator by OPEC has dropped to 33.33 US dollars, the OPEC said on 05 April 2016. The basket includes 13 varieties of crude oil. EPA/WU HONG

Oil prices plunge after Doha output talks fail

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:32 AM

3rd UPDATE An analyst warns oil price losses could reach 15

In this file photo, an attendant fills up a motorcycle with gasoline at a gasoline station in Kamuning, Quezon City. Joel Liporada/Rappler/File

Oil producers fail to agree output freeze

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:31 AM

Qatar s energy minister says oil producers concluded after 6 hours of talks that they needed more time

The logo of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) at the organization's headquarters in Vienna, Austria, February 11, 2016. Christian Bruna/EPA

No guarantee of oil deal at Doha talks

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Iran s oil minister will skip the talks on Sunday April 17 triggering more doubts that an agreement could be reached

epa05192674 A general view of installations of the Zubair oil field, some 20 kilometers south west of Basra, southern Iraq, 03 March 2016. The redevelopment of the onshore oil field, that is said to contain some 4.5 billion barrels of oil reserves, was granted to a consortium of international oil companies in 2009. The oil field in a distance of about 500 kilometers of the Iraqi capital originally was discovered by the Basrah Petroleum Company in 1949. EPA/HAIDER AL-ASSADEE

OPEC warns on oil 'oversupply' ahead of crunch Doha meeting

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:20 PM

UPDATED Positive market sentiments continue to arise but hurdles prevail as oversupply persists

epa05244378 (FILE) A file picture dated 11 November 2008 shows barrels of oil stacked up at a fuel depot in Jakarta, Indonesia. The basket of crude oil used as a benchmark indicator by OPEC has dropped to 33.33 US dollars, the OPEC said on 05 April 2016. The basket includes 13 varieties of crude oil. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Salute! Italy toasts booming wine trade

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The VinItaly wine trade fair in Verona is already on its 50th year and the future looks bright for Italian wines

A man open a bottle of wine on April 10, 2016 during the 50th edition of the Vinitaly wine exhibition in Verona.  Vinitaly is the world’s largest wine event, hosting more than 4164 exhibitors, looking to promote a vast range of rich and exotic varieties of wines, spirits and other alcoholic beverages.  / AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

LeBron James to produce his first movie

Apr 07, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The film is inspired by a hoax carried out by Connor Toole a writer for the humor website Elite Daily

Qatar says Iran invited to talks on oil output freeze

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:50 PM

All 13 OPEC members plus key non cartel producers are set to meet in Doha next month

epa05142254 The Starla, an Iranian large crude oild tanker with a cargo-carrying capacity of 317,000 dead weight tons, is moored at a buoy of South Korea' largest oil refiner SK Energy off Ulasan, South Korea's southeast coast, 04 February 2016. It marks the second time an Iranian crude oil carrier has made a call at a South Korean port since 17 January, when the international community lifted most economic sanctions against the Middle East country. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

OPEC, non-OPEC producers to meet on April 17 in Doha

Mar 16, 2016 - 8:25 PM

UPDATED Qatar s Mohammed al Sada the current OPEC president says the meeting is a follow up after the proposal to freeze oil output

epa05054144 Participants attend the start of the 168th OPEC Conference in Vienna, Austria, 04 December 2015. Oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) showed no inclination to pump less to ramp up prices as they met in Vienna, arguing that non-OPEC countries would first have to agree to follow along with such a move. EPA/HERBERT PFARRHOFER

Italy global wine market king – study

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Italy exported 5 4B worth of wine in 2015 while the top consumer of Italian wine is the US

epa05162335 A general view of the event 'Chianti Classic Collection', a preview of new vintages and productions that will go on the market, whose theme this year is 'The 300th anniversary of the first wine-making region', Florence, Italy, 15 February 2016. In 2016 the most famous Italian red wine in the world celebrates 300 years. EPA/MAURIZIO DEGL' INNOCENTI

Saudi Arabia posts record $98 billion deficit in 2015 – ministry

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:19 PM

The budget deficit is the highest in the history of Saudi Arabia the world s largest oil exporter

OIL-RICH. Saudi Arabia is the world's biggest exporter of oil

International DJ cancels Indonesia concert after car accident

Oct 29, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Two leading French electronic music producers DJ Snake and Tchami canceled upcoming tour dates after they were involved in a car accident

CAR ACCIDENT. DJ Snake cancels tour dates after a car accident. From DJ Snake's Twitter account

Malaysia sambut positif usul Indonesia bentuk dewan kelapa sawit

Oct 12, 2015 - 5:05 PM

Menlu RI Retno Marsudi juga bahas isu buruh migran Indonesia di Malaysia

 KELAPA SAWIT. PM Malaysia Najib Razak dan Presiden Jokowi bertemu di Istana Bogor, 11 Oktober 2015. Foto dari Biro Pers Istana/Rusman

FOTO: Indonesia-Malaysia sepakat bentuk dewan kelapa sawit

Oct 11, 2015 - 7:59 PM

Diharapkan standar baru yang ramah lingkungan dapat menyejahterakan 4 juta petani sawit di Indonesia dan 300 ribu petani sawit Malaysia

 KELAPA SAWIT. PM Malaysia Najib Razak dan Presiden Jokowi bertemu di Istana Bogor, 11 Oktober 2015. Foto dari Biro Pers Istana/Rusman

San Miguel to put up power plants in Cebu, Panay

Sep 16, 2015 - 4:34 PM

SMC President Ramon S Ang says the conglomerate is beefing up its power generation business with plans to complete projects in 3 years time

30th Negros Trade Fair set in Makati

Sep 10, 2015 - 2:51 PM

80 booths will feature SMEs that sell furniture gifts housewares garments fashion accessories food from Negros Occidental at Glorietta September 16 20

Meralco rates down in May

May 08, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Electricity bills go down by P0 70 per kilowatt hour due to lower generation charge – the bulk of your Meralco bill