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PH manufacturing PMI remains steady

The manufacturing sector continued to expand in September, the latest Nikkei Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed, with output growth rising despite a drop in foreign demand. The seasonally-adjusted PMI rose to 52.0 from 51.9 in August, “signaling another modest improvement in the health of the sector,” Nikkei said …

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Parsing the US-China trade war

THE impact of the US-China trade war on the rest of the world has become a popular discussion topic among the subset of the human population described as “people whose primary function is to discuss business and economic topics.” This is in spite of the fact that nobody has any …

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Preliminary thoughts

The Virtual Stock Trading Challenge was a successful special stock trading contest that pitted individuals of different age, gender, status in life, academic orientation and practical background. It was special for it was a short interesting game. It ran for only seven months. It was also successful in that the …

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IPOPHL to enforce mandatory mediation

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) said on Monday that it recently issued Memorandum Circular 008, which calls for the mandatory mediation for intellectual property cases (IP cases) starting October 5. In a statement, IPO Philippines said the mediation of IP cases would be mandatory for administrative complaints …

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PH battles Spain in Chess Olympiad

The Philippine women’s team seeks to sustain its impressive showing as it clashes with 15th seed Spain tonight in the sixth round of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. The Filipinas pulled off a shock 2-2 draw with 25th seed England in the fifth round that positioned them …

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Sabalenka crushes Kontaveit to clinch Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China: A dominant Aryna Sabalenka thrashed Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday night to clinch the Wuhan Open in China, the biggest tournament win of her career. The Belarusian cruised to her second WTA title, facing little trouble from Estonia’s Kontaveit, who was unable to reproduce the sparkling tennis …

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Brownlee’s world

Two-time defending champion Barangay Ginebra is leading the team standings again in the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governor’s Cup despite an injury-plagued roster. The Gin Kings survived a gritty Phoenix Petroleum side in an out-of-town collision in Cagayan de Oro City last Saturday with a tight 101-99 victory for …

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Ball impresses Walton, but for how long?

Lonzo Ball practiced in full on Thursday for the first time for the Los Angeles Lakers since the team opened a training camp and looked to have impressed head coach Luke Walton no end. A day later, Walton was heard praising Ball for looking so good, Lakers’ writer Mike Trudell …

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LeBron will suit up for Lakers’ pre-season opener

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Lakers fans will get a first chance to see newly acquired superstar LeBron James playing in the team’s purple and gold in a pre-season game on Sunday (Monday in Manila)—but if they blink they could miss it. Lakers head coach Luke Walton confirmed in comments on …

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Maroons back on track, down Archers

Bright Akhuetie and Juan Gomez de Liaño shone as University of the Philippines (UP) snapped a skid with a morale-boosting 67-61 victory over De La Salle University in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball tournament on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena …

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