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EU slashes tariffs on PH exports to zero

MANILA – Philippine exports can now enter European Union (EU) member-countries duty-free after receiving approval from the European Parliament to allow exporters to enjoy zero tariffs for over 6,200 products.Full article

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Casio G-Shock smugglers face raps

As of 12/19/2014 2:29 PM
MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed charges against six individuals persons for attempting to smuggle into the country 413 Casio G-Shock watches worth more than P7.4 million. Full article

Globe, PLDT activate interconnection in Ilocos Sur

As of 12/19/2014 12:07 PM
Globe Telecom said its landline service Globelines has activated its interconnection with PLDT in Ilocos Sur. Full article

NTC drafting guidelines for sale of digital TV set top boxes

As of 12/19/2014 11:48 AM
The implementing rules and regulations for the country's shift to digital television will take effect on January 1, 2015, an official of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said. Full article

How some Chinese are cashing in on Russian ruble's slide

As of 12/19/2014 10:49 AM
In Blagoveshchensk on Russia's side of the Chinese border, Mou Jiani has turned her home into a warehouse, stocking up on Apple Inc iPhones, handbags and milk powder to sell back home as Chinese shoppers take advantage of the ruble's slide. Full article

Why Apple's co-founder isn't a fan of smartwatches

As of 12/19/2014 10:35 AM
Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies.   Full article

Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android

As of 12/19/2014 10:18 AM
Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.   Full article

PBCOM extends banking hours on Dec 23, 29

As of 12/19/2014 9:53 AM
Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCOM) said all of its branches will have extended banking hours on December 23 and 29, 2015. Full article

Ramos family hikes stake in United Paragon

As of 12/19/2014 7:46 AM
The investment holding firm of the Ramos family has purchased additional shares in United Paragon Mining Corp. (UPM) for P36 million. Full article

Meralco to refund customers P5.1 B

As of 12/19/2014 7:42 AM
Power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) yesterday accepted an order of the Court of Appeals to refund its customers over P5 billion in excess charges from the main grid. Full article

PH posts net portfolio inflows in November

As of 12/18/2014 9:27 PM
MANILA - The Philippines posted a net portfolio inflow of $369 million in November, the first in three months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. Full article

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BlackBerry launches long-awaited Classic

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone is shown during a display at the launch event in New York. Photo by Brendan McDermid, Reuters

BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices.  

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How to find the perfect Christmas gift for yourself

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Thinking of possible Christmas gifts for yourself? Here are some ideas you should consider.