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 2020-09-29 09:29 

Manila Bulletin

BSP issues memo for banks' guidance on Bayanian 2...

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has issued another memo for banks and other lending institutions' additional guidance and to clarify sections under the "Bayanihan To Recover As One" Act (BARO Act) on interbank loans and bank borrowings. ...

 2020-09-29 09:23 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

PSC: Govt hires more people in time of pandemic...
 2020-09-29 09:23 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Sloppy? Klopp tackles Keane over Liverpool criticism...

Manchester United great Roy Keane rarely came off second best in a tackle but the outspoken TV pundit was forced to backtrack after Jurgen Klopp ......

 2020-09-29 09:22 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Jakarta's main streets record 21-percent drop in vehicles during PSBB - ANTARA News...

The number of vehicles plying on Jakarta's main streets dropped 21 percent in the first week of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) policy in the ......

 2020-09-29 09:22 

Manila Bulletin

US President Trump not a taxpayer in PH—Dominguez...

US President Donald Trump is not a taxpayer in the Philippines, but private companies "with his name" could have had paid levies to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III clarified today. WASHINGTON, DC AUG...

 2020-09-29 09:22 

Malay Mail Online

'Make yourself invaluable': Carlos Ghosn offers executive training in troubled Lebanon...

BEIRUT Sept 29 — Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university management and business programme in Lebanon, a nation mired in a deep crisis blamed on years of misrule,......

 2020-09-29 09:20 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd-Davao to start airing modules over 10 radio, TV stations...

DAVAO CITY The Davao City division of the Department of Education (DepED) will start broadcasting its supplemental modules over 10 radio and television networks in time for the opening of classes on October 5. This will aid in the self-learning of the stu...

 2020-09-29 09:19 

Cebu Daily News

P5k fine, jail term await tourism protocol violators in Cebu province...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A fine not exceeding P5,000 or one-year imprisonment, or both, await persons who would be found violating the protocols set for the tourism operations in Cebu province. This is after the Provincial Board on Monday, September...

 2020-09-29 09:19 

Bangkok Post

Woman rubber tapper arrested for abandoning baby in Phuket...

PHUKET: A Myanmar woman has been tracked down in Surat Thani and charged with abandoning her young baby behind a Krungthai Bank branch in Patong area of Kathu district in Phuket on Sept 23....

 2020-09-29 09:18 

Channel NewsAsia

Israel minister says 'no way' COVID-19 lockdown will end soon...

Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said Tuesday that there was...

 2020-09-29 09:18 

Malay Mail Online

Covid-19: Three imported cases recorded in Kuching today...

KUCHING, Sept 29 — Sarawak recorded three imported Covid-19 cases here today, bringing the total number of positive cases in the state to 709, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). It said in a statement that case 707 involved a......

 2020-09-29 09:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Clash of the titans as Trump, Biden ready for first presidential debate...

The campaigns of Trump and Biden suggest there are two Americas, and the Americans in one group don't appear to be facing the same challenges as ......

 2020-09-29 09:15 

Channel NewsAsia

'Make yourself invaluable': Carlos Ghosn offers executive training in troubled Lebanon...

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university management and business ......

 2020-09-29 09:15 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Sell Japan assets? Trade health execs in 'slave markets' instead Locsin...

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. stood pat on his opposition against the sale of Philippine properties in Japan, saying the government should instead sell "corrupt and incompetent" health officials in slave ...

 2020-09-29 09:15 

Channel NewsAsia

'Bring back trust': Carlos Ghosn offers executive training in troubled Lebanon...

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university management and business ......

 2020-09-29 09:15 

The Strait Times

Tech review: Apple Watch Series 6 is the best smartwatch...

The Apple Watch Series 6 looks like its predecessor, the Series 5, which also looks like the Series 4. You get the same rectangular watch case with a crown and a button on the right side.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 09:14 

Manila Bulletin

Ancajas, Marcial fly to US...

Jerwin Ancajas during his fight with fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan in 2018. (Photo from Top Rank) IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas is set to leave for the United States on Wednesday to resume training for a possible fight in the final quarte...

 2020-09-29 09:14 

Cebu Daily News

UCMed to provide PCR Swab Testing for all employees of the Ayala Group of Companies...

With the increasing spread of the coronavirus in the Philippines and to address the urgent and increasing need for PCR Testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, UCMed was chosen by the Ayala Group of Companies as their preferred RT-PCR provider to conduct the...

 2020-09-29 09:13 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

11 killed in Indonesia landslides, including infant twins...
 2020-09-29 09:13 

Cebu Daily News

MGCQ is safest option for now, says Cebu City mayor...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that staying under a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) would be the safest course of action as this would mean there will still be restrictions left to control the movement of ...

 2020-09-29 09:12 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 cases in PH now at 309,303...

Cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines rose to 309,303 after 2,025 new confirmed cases were recorded Tuesday, the Department of Health said. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) A total of 290 recovered patients were reported...

 2020-09-29 09:11 

Manila Bulletin

Gerald Santos prepares for virtual concert...

The Prince of Ballad Gerald Santos performs in a virtual concert dubbed "The Great Shift" on Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. Broadway star Lea Salonga leads guests during the virtual show. Other special guests include international Filipino baritone Andrew Fern...

 2020-09-29 09:10 

Malay Mail Online

PM to chair new action council to track Shared Prosperity Vision goals...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — The government will set up the Shared Prosperity Action Council (MTKB) which will act as a top-level monitoring mechanism so that the objectives of the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) can be achieved. Prime Minister.....

 2020-09-29 09:10 

Malay Mail Online

Jeffrey Kitingan steps down as federal deputy minister following appointment as Sabah DCM...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 29 — Newly-minted Sabah deputy chief minister Jeffrey Kitingan has stepped down as federal tourism, arts and culture deputy minister. Kitingan told Sin Chew Daily he resigned from the federal position today by sending a letter......

 2020-09-29 09:09 

Channel NewsAsia

Nine in 10 recovered COVID-19 patients experience side effects: South Korean study...

Nine in ten coronavirus patients reported experiencing side-effects such as fatigue, psychological after-effects and loss of smell and taste after ......

 2020-09-29 09:08 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Carry-trade laggards may win out in era of low volatility...
 2020-09-29 09:06 

Manila Bulletin

De Lima raps Cimatu for closing 2 Cebu mining firms that supplied dolomite powder in Manila Bay project...

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday slammed Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu for suddenly ordering the closure and investigation into the two Cebu mining and processing firms that the government patronized for its "Boracay"-like Manila Bay...

 2020-09-29 09:05 

The Strait Times

New Thai army chief pledges defence of monarchy...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's new army chief pledged on Tuesday (Sept 29) to follow his predecessor, who has taken a hard line against anti-government groups and he emphasised the importance of protecting the monarchy.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 09:05 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Covid-19: Jerantut night markets closed, no major gathering allowed...
 2020-09-29 09:05 

Bangkok Post

New army chief pledges defence of monarchy...

Thailand's new army chief pledged on Tuesday to follow his predecessor, who has taken a hard line against anti-government groups and he emphasised the importance of protecting the monarchy....

 2020-09-29 09:04 

The Strait Times

Singapore's new patrol craft display capabilities as first responder in oil spill exercise...

SINGAPORE - There was little time to waste as around 10,000 tonnes of crude oil had...

 2020-09-29 09:02 

Philippine Star

Gov't to raise P140 billion from shorter Treasury papers next month...
 2020-09-29 09:02 

Malay Mail Online

Masidi says will 'tell all' about sudden Sabah portfolio swap with Bung after retirement...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Datuk Masidi Manjun today suggested a long story behind the abrupt exchange of portfolios with Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin in the Sabah state Cabinet just hours after their appointment. The Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) deputy.....

 2020-09-29 09:00 

The Strait Times

Transport strikes cause disruption for German commuters...

FRANKFURT AM MAIN (AFP) - A public transport strike caused major disruption for commuters across Germany on Tuesday (Sept 29) after the powerful Verdi union called for industrial action.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 09:00 

Manila Bulletin

Two week 'timeout' checked COVID-19 spike; sustained efforts urged...

An expert from the OCTA Research team said the two-week "timeout" asked by healthcare workers in August was a big help in the current COVID-19 situation in the country which continues to see a downtrend in the number of cases that should be mainta...

 2020-09-29 08:59 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

16 Filipino seafarers stranded in China for months return to PH...

MANILA, Philippines — Sixteen Filipino seafarers stranded in China for months finally returned to the Philippines on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Three land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) also joined the repatriatio...

 2020-09-29 08:59 

ABS-CBN

Menorya sa Kamara pinasisibak si PCOO Usec. Badoy bunsod ng umano'y 'red-tagging'...

Ito ay may kaugnayan sa pagbibintang ni Badoy na matataas na opisyal ng Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) ang mga kinatawan ng Makabayan bloc na miyembro rin ng minorya....

 2020-09-29 08:59 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

PM calls Malaysians to share views, suggestions on SPV2030...
 2020-09-29 08:59 

The Strait Times

Trump's taxes: The S$5.5 trillion US govt budget relies on individual taxpayers...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US government's over US$4 trillion (S$5.5 trillion) annual budget, the world's largest, relies heavily on individual wage earners whose taxes and retirement benefits are deducted from every paycheck, leaning particularly...

 2020-09-29 08:57 

Malay Mail Online

Saudi Arabia opens first dog caf to delight pet lovers (VIDEO)...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Saudi Arabia has once again surprised the world as it continues to redefine the boundaries of public life in the kingdom. After a series of extraordinary societal changes that included women driving, movie theatre......

 2020-09-29 08:56 

Philippine Star

Lacson to Duterte: Instead of resigning, apply corruption laws to both friends and foes...
 2020-09-29 08:55 

Cebu Daily News

Labella willing to listen to side of Cebu e-scooter group...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he is willing to listen to suggestions of an e-scooter group here over the supposed ban of the two-wheeled vehicles on major streets. This developed after the Sugbo Skooteros, a Cebu-base...

 2020-09-29 08:55 

Manila Bulletin

RITM suspends Pampanga private laboratory over discrepancies in COVID-19 test results...

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) has temporarily suspended a private laboratory here from conducting reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT- PCR) testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aft...

 2020-09-29 08:54 

Malay Mail Online

Credit counselling agency asks borrowers to assess financial position as moratorium ends Sept 30...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) has asked borrowers to take proactive steps in assessing their financial position now and into the future, as the automatic blanket moratorium ends tomorrow. Its chief......

 2020-09-29 08:53 

Philippine Star

Greenpeace willing to assist Palace in crafting climate emergency declaration...
 2020-09-29 08:51 

Channel NewsAsia

SIM student nabbed after man he sold cannabis to was arrested, gets jail and caning...

SINGAPORE: A student at the Singapore Institute of Management Global Education who sold cannabis to a drug user was nabbed by the authorities ......

 2020-09-29 08:50 

Channel NewsAsia

UniCredit names co-CFO Bianchi as head of wealth management...

UniCredit said on Tuesday it had appointed Mirko Bianchi, currently co-chief financial officer, to lead the group's wealth management and private ......

 2020-09-29 08:50 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Budget 2021 must stop leakages to grow economy, says RTBA Malaysia...
 2020-09-29 08:49 

Malay Mail Online

Stock markets struggle as Biden-Trump debate moves into focus...

HONG KONG, Sept 29 — Equity markets mostly fell today as investors struggled to extend a global rally as they weighed a fresh US stimulus proposal from the Democrats while looking ahead to the first presidential debate later in the day.......

 2020-09-29 08:49 

Manila Bulletin

AFP chief rallies troops to double efforts vs. S. Luzon communist insurgency...

General Gilbert Gapay, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) exhorted the Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) to double down on its mission to end communist insurgency and win the peace in Southern Tagalog and Bicol regions. Lt. Gen. Gil...

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