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A faster pace of US rate hikes could pressure Philippines on outflows

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has drawn kudos and inflows as one of Asia’s fastest growing economies, but some economic indicators raise a question of whether it could be a soft spot [...]
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Canada orders review of deal to sell helicopters to Philippines

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Just one day after signing a $233 million agreement to sell 16 helicopters to the Philippines, the Canadian government on Wednesday ordered a review of the deal amid concerns [...]
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Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over $81 million heist

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh’s central bank will file a lawsuit against a Philippines bank over its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists two years ago, a deputy governor [...]
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Sanofi: No proof that vaccine linked to Philippines deaths

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Drugmaker Sanofi insists there’s no evidence of a link between the world’s first dengue vaccine and children’s deaths in the Philippines. Paris-based Sanofi [...]
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Indonesian terrorist gets 10 years’ jail for buying guns in Philippines

08-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian court has sentenced hardened terrorist Suryadi Mas’ud to 10 years in jail for procuring firearms in the Philippines and for his involvement in funding [...]
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Foreigners barred from Philippine Rise, unless with Filipinos

08-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Just after the Chinese had completed their “scientific research” in Benham Rise or Philippine Rise, President Duterte ordered similar foreign endeavors in the [...]
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Philippine high court backs one-year extension of Duterte martial law decree for Mindanao

08-Feb-2018 Intellasia | straitstimes | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 6) approved a one-year extension of President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law decree covering the southern third of the [...]
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Asia Minute: Dengue Vaccine Sparks Controversy in the Philippines

08-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Hawaiipublicradio | 6:00 AM

It’s been a little more than two years since Hawai’i Island was hit with an outbreak of dengue fever. While local cases involving the virus have been quiet since [...]
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Oil majors to face London, New York hearings over Philippines climate impact

08-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Climatechange News | 6:00 AM

Philippines human rights commissioner says taking hearings overseas will afford the 47 companies the best chance to confront the impacts of their businesses Climate Home News [...]
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Philippines has enough rice supply Palace

08-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Malacanang yesterday assured the public that the rice supply situation in the country is under control following reports that there is a shortage of the staple. Quoting [...]
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Philippines signs $233 million helicopter deal with Canada to fight rebels

08-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines signed a deal with Canada on Tuesday to buy 16 combat utility helicopters worth $233.36 million, as the military prepared to step up operations against [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte reneges on China deal, bans foreign research ships

Philippines’ Duterte reneges on China deal, bans foreign research ships

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all foreign scientific research off the country’s Pacific coast and told the navy to chase away unauthorised vessels, [...]
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Philippines bans foreign research at undersea plateau

Philippines bans foreign research at undersea plateau

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The move banning foreign research in the Benham Rise comes as Duterte faced fresh criticism for failing to stop China’s militarisation of artificial islands built by [...]
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Philippine Inflation Surges to Highest in More Than Three Years

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Consumer prices in the Philippines rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in January as the costs of food, beverages and tobacco rose. The inflation rate rose to 4 [...]
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Philippines on China military build-up: No war option

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has declared that war is not an option in resolving its dispute with China, which was found to have continued its military build-up in disputed South China [...]
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