TOKYO – Shares in Japanese trading firms Mitsui & Co 8031.T and Mitsubishi Corp 8058.T tumbled on Wednesday after former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev made comments threatening the loss of oil and gas supply to Japan. Read full story Mitsui shares had lost 5.7% while Mitsubishi shares were down 5.4% by the midday break. Japan “would have neither oil nor ...

STOCK PHOTO | Image by Vicki Hamilton from Pixabay Over the past two months, Iraqis have been living, working and breathing in thick clouds of dust, as at least nine sandstorms – lasting up to several days each – have hit the country, blanketing everything in grit. Hospitals have reported a surge in admissions, with thousands of patients coming in ...

MAX KUKURUDZIAK-UNSPLASH LOVIANSK, Ukraine/KYIV – Russian troops are engaged in heavy fighting supported by widespread artillery fire as they launch a major offensive for Ukraine’s Donetsk region, Ukrainian officials said, a day after Moscow declared victory in the neighboring province of Luhansk. Donetsk and Luhansk comprise the Donbas, the industrialized eastern part of Ukraine that has seen the biggest battle ...

COMPUTER-GENERATED representation of COVID-19 virions via Felipe Esquivel Reed / CC BY-SA SHANGHAI – On March 24, a court in the central Chinese city of Fuyang announced that a $1.5 billion hospital built just four years earlier had filed for bankruptcy because it was unable to pay its debts. For most of the last two years, the Fuyang Minsheng Hospital ...

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken — COURTESY OF FACEBOOK/ANTONY BLINKEN WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will call on G20 nations this week to put pressure on Russia to support UN efforts to reopen sea lanes blocked by the Ukraine conflict and repeat warnings to China not to support Moscow’s war effort. Mr. Blinken heads to ...

Development Communication as part of its operations: SMFI ensures to strategically communicate its CSR programs which enabled it to bag a Silver Award in the ninth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. By Adrian Paul B. Conoza What does a meaningful fulfillment of corporate social responsibility (CSR) entail? One can say that effective implementation of an organization’s programs will suffice, but communicating ...

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A vendor waits for customers at a public market. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ EDD GUMBAN INFLATION climbed to its highest level in nearly four years in June, further eroding the purchasing value of the peso to a record low, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Tuesday. Preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed the consumer price index (CPI) ...

Former Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor and now Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno (left) formally hands over the leadership of the central bank to Governor Felipe M. Medalla during a ceremony held at the BSP head office in Manila, July 4. — COURTESY OF BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS THE BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may increase policy rates by ...