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Journalists investigating Russia targeted by cyberattacks – ProtonMail

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:11 AM

The phishing attack, which sought to dupe users into sharing their ProtonMail passwords, is aimed at journalists from the website Bellingcat, which helped identify the agents who poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain

Vo Thi Hoang Yen: Opening doors for Vietnam's PWDs

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Vo Thi Hoang Yen, a survivor of childhood polio, wants employers to see what persons with disabilities can do if given the opportunity

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Vo Thi Hoang Yen. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Change the world by being better persons' – Magsaysay Awardee Vo Thi Hoang Yen

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Vo Thi Hoang Yen provides jobs and skills training for persons with disabilities in Vietnam

EQUAL. Vo Thi Hoang Yen delivers her response speech during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Robredo: Courage and empathy, not dictatorship, improves lives

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'Quiet courage and empathy, and leaders that put in the hard work of actually transforming the lives of people, are rarities in these times, when dictatorship is claimed by some to be better' says Vice President Leni Robredo during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards ceremony

HEROES. Vice President Leni Robredo says courageous, and hard working heroes like the Ramon Magsaysay awardees are the 'last line of defense for humanity.' Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

PH's Howard Dee, 5 others named 2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Other awardees of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Youk Chang of Cambodia, Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz of East Timor, Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk of India, and Vo Thi Hoang Yen of Vietnam

RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDEE. Former Ambassador Howard Dee is honored for his contributions to peace and social justice. Photo from ue.edu.ph

Manila Times columnist falls for fake news

Sep 24, 2017 - 3:28 PM

(UPDATED) Manila Times columnist Yen Makabenta's opinion piece used a quote from a fake news website, and it goes viral among pro-government supporters. The US embassy, however, denies Ambassador Nikki Haley made the remarks before the UN.

'Northern Lights: A Journey to Love' review: Nothing extraordinary

Apr 01, 2017 - 5:45 PM

What is most unfortunate about Northern Lights is that the film actually tries to define romantic relationships in a way that is not entirely escapist The milieu has actual promise

5 things to know about 'Northern Lights: A Journey To Love'

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Piolo Pascual is back on the big screen with a new leading lady

Bank of Japan delays inflation goal in blow to 'Abenomics'

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The bank now expects to hit 2 inflation by March 2019 – 4 years later than its original target

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo on November 1, 2016.  Tokyo shares closed higher November 1, reversing early losses on relief over a Bank of Japan policy meeting that ended largely as expected and better-than-expected Chinese factory data. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Japan big manufacturers' confidence at multi-year low

Oct 03, 2016 - 10:40 PM

Sentiment among big manufacturers drops to its lowest levels since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off Abenomics in 2013

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions during a press conference at the headquarters in Tokyo on September 21, 2016. Japan's central bank on September 21 unveiled a surprise overhaul of monetary policy, promising to redouble attempts to fuel inflation and kickstart the torpid economy. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT

Weak Japanese growth puts pressure on Abe

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Economists are increasingly writing off Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s more than 3 year attempt to cement a lasting recovery

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures to the media upon arrival at a meeting session at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. The gathering will see the 10 ASEAN members meet by themselves, then with leaders from the US, Japan, South Korea and China. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Japan's economic growth fizzles out in second quarter

Aug 15, 2016 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED Weak exports and a fall in business spending hurt activity from April to June aggravating concerns

A man walks past electric quotation boards displaying share prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (L) and the foreign exchange rate between the yen and the US dollar (R) in Tokyo on August 12, 2016. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

WATCH: Donnie Yen, Darth Vader, and more shine in new 'Rogue One' trailer

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Darth Vader is back Donnie Yen as the blind monk Chirrut Imwe and more scenes from the upcoming Star Wars standalone film

Toyota dented by yen rally, North American sales drop

Aug 04, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The world s biggest automaker also cuts its full year profit and sales forecasts for 2016

epa05454437 A Toyota logo is seen on the back of a vehicle on display at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 04 August 2016. The Japanese auto maker Toyota Motor Corp. reported a consolidated net revenue total of 6.58 trillion yen (around 64.8 billion US dollars), a drop by 5.7 percent. Operating income declined to 642.2 billion yen (around 6.32 billion US dollars) compared with 756.0 billion yen (around 7.45 billion US dollars) in the previous period. Net income dropped to 552.4 billion yen (around 5.44 billion US dollars) compared to 646.3 billion yen (around 6.36 billion US dollars) and operating income decreased by 113.7 billion yen (around 1.12 billion US dollars). EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Japan approves huge stimulus for sluggish economy

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The 273 billion package which includes tens of billions of dollars for infrastructure spending is expected to be approved by parliament in September

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) sits with Finance Minister Taro Aso (R) and Economic Revitalisation Minister Nobuteru Ishihara (L) as they pose for photographers prior to a cabinet meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on August 2, 2016. The Japanese government on August 2 approved a massive stimulus to boost growth in a economy under threat from a soaring yen, with funds earmarked to counter the impact of Brexit and a deadly earthquake disaster. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Nissan profit skids on yen rally

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:15 PM

The Japanese automaker s net profit for the second quarter of 2016 drops nearly 11

epa05443287 Nissan Motor Co.'s Note vehicle is displayed at the company's global headquarters showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, 27 July 2016. Nissan Motor Co. reported its group net profit of 136.38 billion yen (1.3 billion US dollars) in the April-June quarter, falling 10.7 percent, down from 152.80 billion yen a year earlier. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

Japan PM unveils $266B stimulus plan to boost economy

Jul 27, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives few details about the plan except to say about half would be fiscal measures

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in Fukuoka on July 27, 2016. Japan's prime minister on July 27 announced a whopping stimulus package worth more than 28 trillion yen (266 billion USD) aimed squarely at boosting the wobbly economy, with the central bank widely expected to unveil its own measur. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT

MH370 widow, sons sue Malaysia Airlines in Australia

Feb 24, 2016 - 5:07 PM

The family files a case under the 1999 Montreal Convention which establishes airline liability for accidents

epa04854228 Malaysia Airline aircrafts taxi at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 July 2015. 21 July 2015 marks 500 days missing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China with 239 people on board on 08 March 2014. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Asian markets extend rout as oil sinks below $28

Jan 18, 2016 - 10:25 AM

3rd UPDATE The last time Brent closed below 28 was in November 2003

A file photograph dated June 14, 2001 showing the Statfjord A oil platform in the North Sea, off the Norwegian coast. EPA/StatoilHydro / Oyvind Hagen / Handout

Lower remittances seen in Q3

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Barclays ING Bank say the weakness of regional currencies against the US dollar have been holding some overseas Filipinos from sending more money back home

PH external debt falls first half of 2015

Sep 18, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The central bank chief traces the decline to negative foreign exchange revaluation adjustments amounting to 2 6 billion as the US economy continues to gradually recover

LOWER. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. says on Friday, September 18 that the country’s external debt reached $75 billion from January to June this year – $3.6 billion lower compared to $78.59 billion in the same period in 2014. Photo from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

PH peso 2nd least volatile Asian currency so far in 2015

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:44 PM

The peso has moved within acceptable range despite the Greek bailout and China’s stock market collapse

Asian markets slip on Greece vote, Shanghai volatile again

Jul 06, 2015 - 8:42 PM

‘The euro was created based on this great dream of a unified Europe and if they withdraw from the euro then the whole system is going to come into question ’ analyst says

April OFW remittances rise to $2.2B

Jun 15, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Total remittances from January April 2015 period reach 8 6B but a slight decline is still expected for the rest of the year

Exports to slow as peso appreciates against euro and yen

Mar 14, 2015 - 11:35 PM

The country’s strong growth story is mainly responsible for the stronger peso says Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo

Dollar gains on euro after strong US data

Dec 27, 2014 - 7:57 AM

The US dollar also advances modestly against the Swiss franc and the British pound while retreating a bit against the yen after Christmas

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Dollar gives up US GDP data gains in Asia

Dec 25, 2014 - 3:00 PM

The dollar will continue to lack the momentum to test its upside says Mizuho Securities FX strategist Kenji Yoshii

Taiwan defense minister visits disputed Spratlys

Nov 05, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Spratlys a chain of islands is also claimed in whole or in part by China Vietnam Malaysia the Philippines and Brunei

Asian shares mixed, dollar breaks 110 yen mark

Oct 01, 2014 - 12:27 PM

The dollar climbed to 110 09 yen – its highest since August 2008 – as investors bet on an early rate hike by the US Federal Reserve as the economy picks up pace

Asia shares climb after US jobs report

Jul 04, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Investors will now turn their focus on the release next week of key Chinese data including trade and inflation

RALLIED. Asian markets rallied on July 4 after the United States said its economy created more than a quarter of a million jobs in June. File photo from AFP

US dollar at 5-year low vs pound; rises vs yen, euro

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Fresh records in the US equity market lifted the dollar against the euro and the yen but it fell to a new 5 year low versus the British pound

Asian shares mixed as tough year draws to a close

Dec 30, 2013 - 3:56 PM

Asian markets were mixed on monday and traders are broadly upbeat as 2013 ends and 2014 begins

3 Japanese nabbed at NAIA for carrying P46-M cash

Aug 30, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Airport customs officials charge the suspects for violating central bank rules

Dollar slips, yen climbs amid Syrian conflict

Aug 28, 2013 - 9:55 AM

The US dollar is down vs yen amid Syria jitters

US dollar gains ahead other currencies

Aug 13, 2013 - 10:00 AM

The dollar Monday advanced against other major currencies ahead of a busy week of US economic data that could speed a shift towards more restrictive US monetary policy

US warns China, Japan, SKorea on currencies

Apr 13, 2013 - 8:51 AM

US says China s currency remains significantly undervalued and warns Japan and South Korea against weakening their currencies to gain a trade advantage

Yen plunges after conservative win in Japan elections

Dec 17, 2012 - 12:10 PM

The yen plunges in Asian currency markets on December 17 after Japan s conservative opposition swept to victory in national polls with promises from its leader to press for more central bank easing

Asian markets mixed, Tokyo up on election result

Dec 17, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Investors are expecting more central bank easing by Japan s incoming government

WELCOME BACK. Asian markets salute the return of the conservatives to power in Japan. File photo from Hong Kong Stock Exchange website

Euro soars after pro-bailout parties win Greek elections

Jun 18, 2012 - 7:28 AM

The vote in favor of parties that backed a European Union International Monetary Fund bailout for Athens came amid a wave of anti austerity sentiment

China and Japan begin direct currency trading

Jun 01, 2012 - 12:11 PM

This marks another significant stage on China s journey to foster the yuan s use internationally in line with its growing economic clout

Japan warns France to stick to fiscal reform plans

May 08, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Japan says election results in France and Greece may have destabilizing effects on markets