• How to Spend Your Christmas Bonus Wisely
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    How to Spend Your Christmas Bonus Wisely

    Indeed, December is the busiest time of the year for Filipinos. And what comes along with all the excitement and bountiful gatherings are expenses and seemingly never-ending purchases. Even though you may say one month worth of salary won’t go that far as a bonus, […] The post How to Spend Your Christmas

  • Broadcasting giants accused of bribing FIFA officials in corruption trial
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    Broadcasting giants accused of bribing FIFA officials in corruption trial

    Fox Sports, Globo and Grupo Televisa SAB, were implicated in corruption of international soccer. Some of the world’s biggest broadcasters, including Fox Sports, Globo and Grupo Televisa SAB, were implicated in corruption of international soccer, with a former sports-marketing executive telling a U.S

  • Give Your Kids These Easy Yet Precious Christmas Gifts
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    Give Your Kids These Easy Yet Precious Christmas Gifts

    Giving gifts can be a bit tricky when it comes to kids. You don’t want to give something that may not be age appropriate, or something you fear they may not like. Nor do you want to straight up give them cash (and appear lazy). […] The post Give Your Kids These Easy Yet Precious Christmas Gifts appeared

  • 10 Awesome Ideas to Maximize Your Christmas Gift Budget
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    10 Awesome Ideas to Maximize Your Christmas Gift Budget

      Shopping season is on full swing since September. We know you want to find the best gifts to make your loved ones feel special. However, you might be worried about spending too much money. Hence, we will show you how you can maximize your […] The post 10 Awesome Ideas to Maximize Your Christmas Gift

  • Smart Ways to Spend Your 13th Month Pay
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    Smart Ways to Spend Your 13th Month Pay

    Every year, most Filipinos are on the lookout of their 13th month pay, which is equivalent to one month’s worth of salary, or pro-rated when one is switching jobs during November to December. It is a mandatory bonus that we can spend on gifts for loved ones, […] The post Smart Ways to Spend Your 13th

  • Indonesia to Probe Subianto, Suhartos Over Paradise Papers
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    Indonesia to Probe Subianto, Suhartos Over Paradise Papers

    Indonesian authorities are investigating if former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and the children of ex-dictator Suharto, named in documents leaked from a Bermuda law firm, are in breach of the country’s tax laws. The tax office will scrutinize financial disclosures made by Subianto in the

  • DBS Profit Sinks as Bank Tries to Put Bad Energy Loans Behind It
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    DBS Profit Sinks as Bank Tries to Put Bad Energy Loans Behind It

    DBS Group Holdings Ltd. reported a surprise drop in third-quarter profit as Southeast Asia’s largest bank boosted bad-loan allowances more than sixfold in an effort to deal with its problem lending to the regional oil and gas services sector. The bank reported a 23 percent drop in net income to S$822

  • Fashion Designers Dolce & Gabbana Are Now in the Pasta Business
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    Fashion Designers Dolce & Gabbana Are Now in the Pasta Business

    Dolce & Gabbana have teamed up with venerable Italian pasta maker Pastificio di Martino. In September, the iconoclastic Italian designer house Dolce & Gabbana sent a parade of food-oriented outfits down the runway at the Paris show for its Spring 2018 collection, including high-waisted, carrot-and-radish-printed

  • Singapore Police Examine Goldman Role in 1MDB Deals
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    Singapore Police Examine Goldman Role in 1MDB Deals

    Singaporean prosecutors and police are examining Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s relationship with the Malaysian state investment fund at the center of global money laundering probes, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Commercial Affairs Department, the police’s economic crime unit, and city prosecutors

  • Games win puts focus on banks' gay rights push in Hong Kong
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    Games win puts focus on banks' gay rights push in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s HSBC bank painted the lions outside its main office in rainbow colours for its pro-LGBT campaign in 2016. Hong Kong’s selection to host the 2022 Gay Games puts the spotlight on calls by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., BlackRock Inc. and other financial institutions for the city government to make

  • Visa approves Monaco cryptocurrency card for Singapore residents
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    Visa approves Monaco cryptocurrency card for Singapore residents

    Visa Inc has approved a prepaid card backed by the cryptocurrency Monaco as the world’s largest payments network continues its foray into digital currencies. Monaco’s prepaid card has been approved for issuance to Singaporean residents, Visa spokeswoman Lea Cademenos said in an e-mail. Visa approved

  • 3 Reasons Why Walang Pasok Is Bad For All of Us
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    3 Reasons Why Walang Pasok Is Bad For All of Us

    Walang pasok na naman. A five-day weekend will happen mid-November due to the ASEAN Summit. Christmas is fast approaching. Already 18 holidays have been declared for 2018. Many will use this time to take a break and detoxify from the daily grind. While most of […] The post 3 Reasons Why Walang Pasok

  • COMMENT: Singapore's Brexit fallout bid shows true fighting spirit
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    COMMENT: Singapore's Brexit fallout bid shows true fighting spirit

    Asia’s two rival financial centers, Hong Kong and Singapore, are competing for London’s financial business. Singapore doesn’t like to leave things to chance, so when there’s a play to be made for a slice of London’s financial business, you can expect the city-state to pull out all stops.

  • Razer CEO to become a billionaire with backing from Li Ka-shing
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    Razer CEO to become a billionaire with backing from Li Ka-shing

    Singapore entrepreneur Tan Min-Liang owns about 42 per cent of Razer. After raising funds from Asia’s biggest investors, including Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte, Razer Inc. is turning to the market for an initial public offering that will make its co-founder Tan Min-Liang

  • Why your HR department can't stop sexual harassment
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    Why your HR department can't stop sexual harassment

    In an ideal world, anyone who experiences harassment at work would head directly to the human resource department. The recent spate of high-profile workplace harassment allegations demonstrates how far things are from that standard. Susan Fowler took her complaints of harassment to Uber’s HR department

  • Google plots grassroots path into China through AI, investments
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    Google plots grassroots path into China through AI, investments

    Google is actively promoting TensorFlow, software that makes it easier to build AI systems, as a way to forge business ties in the world’s largest online market. More than seven years after exiting China, Google is taking the boldest steps yet to come back. Instead, Google’s ingress is centered around

  • Jack Ma Is Right: The Philippines’ Internet Speed Is No Good
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    Jack Ma Is Right: The Philippines’ Internet Speed Is No Good

    Philippines still has one of the slowest average Internet connection speeds in Asia Pacific. South Korea topped the list with an average speed of popping 24.6 Mbps. Here’s an infographic: The post Jack Ma Is Right: The Philippines’ Internet Speed Is No Good appeared first on Financial News and Advice

  • Singaporeans ready to work for longer as 70 becomes the new 60
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    Singaporeans ready to work for longer as 70 becomes the new 60

    A RAND survey found that Singaporeans have greater expectations of carrying on work after retirement age. Singaporeans on the verge of retiring are prepared to keep working for longer than those that came before them. Men aged 55 to 59 had far greater expectations to work full-time past 65 and 70 than

  • Manila gridlock spurs dormitory demand to keep workers close
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    Manila gridlock spurs dormitory demand to keep workers close

    Ayala Land is investing 3 billion pesos building five dormitories on four sites in the Makati and Taguig business districts. Ayala Land Inc., which built Manila’s financial district, is expanding into workers’ dormitories as developers target people fed up with battling some of the world’s worst traffic

  • These Three Philippine Traffic Laws Will Leave You Confused
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    These Three Philippine Traffic Laws Will Leave You Confused

    In the Philippines, traffic laws can sometimes be more troublesome than helpful. Though meant to solve traffic issues and improve road safety, some can be confusing when they vary across the city. There are many strange traffic laws around the world, but here are three weird ones […] The post These Three

  • OCBC's profit rises 12% to S$1.06 billion on lending, wealth, insurance
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    OCBC's profit rises 12% to S$1.06 billion on lending, wealth, insurance

    OCBC’s rising income has allowed it to cushion the effect of continued problems in the regional offshore oil and gas services sector. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp., Southeast Asia’s second-largest lender, reported higher third-quarter profit on increased revenue from its lending, wealth management and

  • The seven men who will lead China for the next five years
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    The seven men who will lead China for the next five years

    President Xi Jinping walked onto the red carpet of China’s Great Hall of the People on Wednesday (25 October) having amassed more power than any leader in a generation. Behind him followed – in order of rank – the other six members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the panel that meets weekly to manage

  • Singapore needs to be on guard for inflation pickup: MAS
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    Singapore needs to be on guard for inflation pickup: MAS

    Inflation will climb at some point if economic growth continues to strengthen, said MAS chief Ravi Menon. Singapore’s central bank chief said while inflation is still well below the historical average, policy makers need to be proactive if a stronger economy results in a pickup in price pressures.

  • Singapore won't regulate cryptocurrencies, remains alert to risk
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    Singapore won't regulate cryptocurrencies, remains alert to risk

    MAS chief Ravi Menon said Singapore will be alert to money laundering and other potential risks from cryptocurrencies. Singapore doesn’t plan to regulate cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, but will remain alert to money laundering and other potential risks stemming from their use, the head of the country

  • The Secret to Saving Money on Uber and Grab Rides
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    The Secret to Saving Money on Uber and Grab Rides

    The struggle to get anywhere feels very real these days. Traffic woes in the metro are reportedly costing the country’s economy at least Php 2.4 billion a day. The study conducted by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has estimated that this loss could rise to as […] The post The Secret