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 2021-03-04 09:03 

Manila Bulletin

WHO: AstraZeneca vaccines still effective vs South African COVID-19 variant...

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it "believes" that the coronavirus disease vaccine developed by British drugmaker AstraZeneca is still effective against the South African variant of the coronavirus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP / FILE PH...

 2021-03-04 09:00 

Vietnam News

Bnh Dng secures $301.5 million in FDI in two months...

It is not only one of leading localities in FDI attraction but also an attractive destination for domestic investments....

 2021-03-04 09:00 

Jakarta Post

Strong earthquake damages dozens of buildings in Greece...

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Greece on Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, damaging scores of buildings and causing panicked crowds to rush into the streets....

 2021-03-04 08:59 

Manila Bulletin

Treasury sells P463-B in retail bonds...

The Duterte Administration has raised P463.3 billion from the latest offering of retail bonds targeted at local small investors, the Bureau of the Treasury announced on Thursday, March 4. National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said that P411.8 billion of the ...

 2021-03-04 08:57 

Manila Bulletin

Magno, Gabuco power up Women's Month celebration...

MB File Photo The Philippine Sports Commission's (PSC) punches a powerful National Women's Month celebration featuring winning lady pugs Irish Magno, Aira Villegas, Josie Gabuco, and Riza Pasuit with their mothers in the upcoming March 6 episode o...

 2021-03-04 08:55 

Vietnam News

Experts approve delaying corporate taxes amid COVID difficulties...

The Government needs to extend the deadlines for the payment of taxes and fees to support companies since the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect them, experts have said....

 2021-03-04 08:54 

Manila Bulletin

Lucky Me! maker Monde Nissin slates P72.5-billion IPO...

Monde Nissin Corporation, manufacturer of popular food and beverage products such as Lucky Me! instant noodles and Sky Flakes, is raising up to P72.5 billion from its planned initial public offering. The Securities and Exchange Commission said it has rece...

 2021-03-04 08:53 

Malay Mail Online

Penang DOE orders two plastic recycling factories to stop operations due to pollution...

BUTTERWORTH, March 4 — The Penang Department of Environment (DOE) has ordered two plastic recycling factories in the Perai Industrial Area, here, to immediately stop their operations beginning yesterday due to water, air and sound pollution. Its......

 2021-03-04 08:53 

Malay Mail Online

Takeaway app Deliveroo picks London for share listing...

LONDON, March 4 — Takeaway meals app Deliveroo today said it had chosen London for its stock market listing, which is set to value the group at more than US$7 billion (RM28.3 billion). Deliveroo, in line with other home-delivery companies, has......

 2021-03-04 08:53 

Philippine Star

Two LRT-2 East extension stations eye 'soft opening' in late April...
 2021-03-04 08:51 

Manila Bulletin

Malacaang orders PNP, NBI to arrest culprit in attack on lawyer in Iloilo City...

The government has denounced the gruesome attack on a lawyer in Iloilo City and vowed to pursue the perpetrator of the offense. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque(RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the country&...

 2021-03-04 08:50 

Manila Bulletin

EDC sets P15-B green bond issuance...

Lopez-led Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is scheduling P15 billion worth of bond issuance under its maiden "green bond framework", of which proceeds will be used to bankroll new renewable energy (RE) projects as well as to refinance loans fo...

 2021-03-04 08:49 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Pahang tourism industry rejoice over lifting of inter-district travel ban...
 2021-03-04 08:48 

Manila Bulletin

PH's total COVID-19 cases reach 584,667...

The Philippines' total coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases climbed to 584,667 on Thursday, March 4, after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 2,452 new infections. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) The total number of active cases st...

 2021-03-04 08:46 

Malay Mail Online

After Sarkozy, ex-French PM Balladur in dock for corruption...

PARIS, Mar 4 — A French court is set to hand down a verdict on former prime minister Edouard Balladur on Thursday over a decades-old campaign financing scandal, days after ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption. Balladur, 91,......

 2021-03-04 08:45 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Globe ramps up spending to provide care for its customers...

At times like these, prioritizing spending on the things that matter is absolutely essential. Globe has ramped up its spending not only to deliver better service through network improvements but also on how the company delivers care for its customers. Aft...

 2021-03-04 08:45 

Manila Bulletin

China Bank to raise up to P100 B in 3 years...

China Banking Corporation (China Bank) is planning to raise up to P100 billion over the next three years to support its strategic initiatives and expansion program. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the bank said its Board of Directors has...

 2021-03-04 08:44 

Manila Bulletin

Placing Pasay under ECQ may have national impact — Mayor Calixto-Rubiano...

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said on Thursday (March 4) that she is not against placing the city under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) but other agencies and services must adjust accordingly. Emi Calixto-Rubiano (FACEBOOK / FILE PHOTO / MANILA...

 2021-03-04 08:44 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Lorry driver in deadly SUKE flyover collapse remanded four days...
 2021-03-04 08:44 

Manila Bulletin

Summer classes to push through DepEd...

The Department of Education (DepEd) said that summer classes for school year 2021-2021 will still push through, but will be adjusted based on the changes made on the current school calendar. (MANILA BULLETIN) "Ma-adjust yan (This will be adjusted),...

 2021-03-04 08:43 

Manila Bulletin

Didal is 2020 Asia Skater of the Year...

Margielyn Didal (MB File Photo) Filipino sensation Margielyn Didal was crowned as the first Asia Skater of the Year in the 2020 Asia Skateboarding Awards Wednesday, March 3. Didal bested seven other skaters from China, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand in the...

 2021-03-04 08:42 

ABS-CBN

'We won't take this sitting down': Rights groups, lawyers condemn stabbing of NUPL official...

Members of the National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) on Thursday cried foul over the stabbing attack of an officer in their chapter in Iloilo, and denied that the incident was due to robbery....

 2021-03-04 08:42 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Intellectual property rights-related reports, complaints soared in 2020 — IPOPHL...

MANILA, Philippines — Reports and complaints related to intellectual property rights soared in 2020, even surpassing the total cases recorded from 2013 to 2019, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) reported Thursday. During t...

 2021-03-04 08:42 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

New Zealand arrests two over mosque attacks anniversary threat...
 2021-03-04 08:41 

Malay Mail Online

PKR MP urges Selangor government to reject proposed PJD Link project...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Selayang MP William Leong has voiced his objection to the proposed Petaling Jaya Dispersal Link (PJD Link) project, claiming any benefits it has are outweighed by the potential social harm the project will bring. Speaking......

 2021-03-04 08:40 

Manila Bulletin

Accurate? DA says Metro markets following pork price ceiling...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has reported compliance from key wet markets in Metro Manila as far as the prevailing price ceiling on pork is concerned. DA Asec. Noel Reyes and National Livestock Program Dir. Ruth Miclat-Sonaco during March 4, 2021 vi...

 2021-03-04 08:39 

Malay Mail Online

Asia markets see steep losses as inflation fears take hold again...

HONG KONG, March 4 — Asian investors retreated as the rollercoaster ride on global markets continued, with fears over inflation winning the tug of war with vaccine optimism today. After a year-long rally across the planet and with light at the end.....

 2021-03-04 08:38 

Manila Bulletin

A stop to enforcement of anti-terrorism law may stop attacks vs. lawyers...

Several lawyers said the verbal and physical attacks against many of them, particularly those who act as counsels in the petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), could be abated if the Supreme Court (SC) would stop the enforcement of the law. (Phot...

 2021-03-04 08:37 

Vietnam News

Vit Nam is an attractive destination for Swiss investors...

Vit Nam is a highly attractive destination for investment because of its unique position to capitalise on the global chain shift, said Vietnamese Ambassador to Switzerland L Linh Lan....

 2021-03-04 08:36 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

EON appoints myTukar as trade-in partner...
 2021-03-04 08:36 

Manila Bulletin

Concepcion sees economic rebound by 4th quarter...

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said the arrival of Sinovac vaccines from China and of AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX facility marked the start of the country's economic recovery. Shoppers sit at t...

 2021-03-04 08:35 

Philippine Star

Aktibong COVID-19 cases sa Pilipinas 'highest sa mahigit 4 na buwan'...
 2021-03-04 08:34 

Manila Bulletin

Did Pokwang throw shade at Harry Roque?...

Harry Roque has been news staple of late, no thanks to his loquaciousness. He's back at it, this time comparing the ongoing lockdown due to the pandemic to a "year-long vacation." Not everyone agrees. Among them is comedienne Pokwang. She twee...

 2021-03-04 08:33 

Manila Bulletin

LGUs can impose saliva-based COVID-19 test as pre-travel requirement...

Travelers could have the option to take a saliva-based coronavirus test prior to domestic travel in case a local government unit (LGU) of destination decides to keep such health protocol, a Palace official said Thursday. (Photo by Jansen Romero / FILE PHO...

 2021-03-04 08:32 

ABS-CBN

Ex-DepEd TV workers mull legal action vs production firm due to delayed salaries...

A group of workers that produced episodes for the Department of Education's TV-based mode of instruction is considering taking legal actions against the firm that contracted them into the project due to long-delayed salaries....

 2021-03-04 08:32 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

i-Sinar conditions removal to allow more Malaysians to benefit: Tengku Zafrul...
 2021-03-04 08:31 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

BSP seeks Congress OK of new law to protect financial consumers...

MANILA, Philippines—Government regulatory agencies will have to unify efforts to protect Filipino consumer rights under a proposed law meant to pave the way for dispute resolution between retail companies and their clients. At an online press briefi...

 2021-03-04 08:30 

Manila Bulletin

MB Daily News Update...

Who will get the AstraZeneca vaccines first? Health workers who passed up on the Sinovac vaccines will likely be the first in the vaccination line of the AstraZeneca doses, Malacaang said. Apart from the upcoming arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccines, other...

 2021-03-04 08:30 

Manila Bulletin

VIRAL: Has the DOTr created an entrance to Hogwarts Express?...

Agency clarifies 'middle signage means that both comfort rooms are dedicated solely for PWDs.' A photograph of Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade inspecting a comfort room for persons with disabilities (PWD) in Tagbilaran ...

 2021-03-04 08:30 

Jakarta Post

ICC opens Israeli-Palestinians war crimes probe...

The International Criminal Court opened a formal investigation on Wednesday into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, in a move blasted by Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu as the essence of anti-Semitism....

 2021-03-04 08:29 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Jokowi presses for achieving 5-percent economic growth target in 2021 - ANTARA News...

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) laid emphasis on achieving Indonesia's economic growth target for 2021 in the range of five percent.While opening the ......

 2021-03-04 08:28 

Vietnam News

2021 Economic Census to be conducted online...

The General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) launched the 2021 Economic Census on Monday. Amid challenges in collecting data due to the pandemic, the authority will employ technology to conduct the census. GSO Director General Nguyn Th Hng spoke with th...

 2021-03-04 08:24 

Vietnam News

SSC allows trading transfer from HOSE to HNX to reduce overloads...

The State Securities Commission (SSC) has instructed the transfer of transactions of listed shares from the H Ch Minh City Stock Exchange to the H Ni Stock Exchange to alleviate system overloads which have troubled traders in recent times....

 2021-03-04 08:24 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

More measures to help vulnerable groups, businesses: Finance Minister...
 2021-03-04 08:24 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Perak teacher sets up food bank after noticing kids going hungry in class...
 2021-03-04 08:23 

Malay Mail Online

Covid-19: Malaysian experts weigh in how to handle social anxiety and its impact during a pandemic...

PETALING JAYA, March 4 — Humans are inherently social creatures. But we haven't really been able to be "social" in a while as the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to isolate ourselves in a bid to flatten infection curves. While isolating ...

 2021-03-04 08:23 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

muv launches free service partnership with Shell, Tan Chong Ekspres Auto Servis...
 2021-03-04 08:23 

Malay Mail Online

Pakatan top council meets today in build-up to Parliament reopening...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council held a meeting today to discuss its plans to strengthen the Opposition coalition in the much anticipated face-off against the ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) when Parliament......

 2021-03-04 08:19 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Pandemic makes digital economy vital, says Mustapa...
 2021-03-04 08:18 

Channel NewsAsia

Indonesians should 'love local goods, hate foreign products': President Jokowi...

JAKARTA: President Joko Widodo said on Thursday (Mar 4) that Indonesian consumers should be encouraged to "love" domestic brands and "hate" ......

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