Seven Filipinos landed in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, which highlights millennial and Gen Z leaders who persevered and thrived despite global uncertainty. They are: Rexy Josh Dorado, co-founder of Kumu, a homegrown social media app Guendoline Rome "No Rome" Viray Gomez, an artist and musician Carmina Bayombong, co-founder of InvestEd Philippines, which provides educational loans to ...

BRUSSELS - Russia has concentrated more than 150,000 troops on Ukraine's border and in annexed Crimea, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday after EU foreign ministers were briefed by Ukraine's foreign minister. "It is more than 150,000 Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian borders and in Crimea. The risk of further escalation is evident," Borrell said, declining ...

Primark’s owner will repay £121 million in furlough money claimed under government job retention schemes and pay out a dividend to shareholders despite a slump in profits. Associated British Foods (ABF) said the decision comes despite stores remaining closed for most of the autumn and winter period, leading to revenues and profits plunging. Sales were down 17% to £6.3 ...

The rate of unemployment in the UK fell slightly to 4.9 per cent from December 2020 to February 2021, some 0.9 percentage points higher than the same time last year. Economists had predicted that the unemployment rate would edge up to 5.1 per cent as Britain spent the winter months in lockdown. “The latest figures suggest that the jobs ...

MunchFit, healthy food provider to luxury gym Equinox and elite studio Barry’s Bootcamp has closed £1.2m through a recent crowdfunding campaign via Crowdcube, after attracting substantial investor interest. Helping to accelerate training results by taking the guesswork out of what to eat, the upmarket goal-based meal service secured equity investment from 330 “Fitvestors” to take the business to the ...

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it will boost its "Do Not Travel" guidance to about 80% of countries worldwide, citing "unprecedented risk to travelers" from the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Department already listed 34 out of about 200 countries as "Level 4: Do Not Travel," including places like Chad, Kosovo, Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Mozambique, Russia ...

SALIGUMA - Cutting through the glassy water of a mangrove-fringed inlet on the east coast of Indonesia's Siberut island, Mateus Sabojiat and Anjelina Sadodolu arrived home by canoe to Saliguma village. Back in their house, Sadodolu lit a wood fire to boil water before her husband left for work at the local government office. "The electric power is on only ...

MANILA - The Philippines will begin clinical trials of several drugs, including the anti-parasite medication ivermectin, in patients with COVID-19 to determine their efficacy in combatting the coronavirus, a senior government official said. Some politicians in the Philippines have started promoting the use of ivermectin for coronavirus and given out free doses, although the country's food and drugs regulator has ...

New research finds that a quarter of small businesses think it is unlikely they will be in business beyond the end of the year as a result of the pandemic. The analysis, undertaken just after the Government announced its roadmap out of lockdown in March, looks to uncover how SMEs are feeling about business conditions and what this might mean ...

CARACAS - The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) and Venezuelan officials said on Monday they had reached a deal to supply food to school children in the South American country suffering a humanitarian crisis spurred by an economic collapse. The program will reach 185,000 children in the crisis-stricken country this year, and aims to expand to some 1.5 million ...

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