Elon Musk talks about his company’s Starlink project at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, June 30, 2021. — BRISA PALOMAR / PACIFIC PRESS/SIPA USA VIA REUTERS CONNECT Starlink, the satellite internet unit of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is on track to enter the Philippine market this year, with its broadband service to be introduced within the first quarter, its local ...

PHILSTAR FILE PHOTO The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has approved seven “high-impact” projects, ranging from agriculture to transportation, the agency’s top official announced on Friday. Three of the seven projects, namely the New Dumaguete Airport Development, Mindanao Inclusive Agriculture Development, and the first phase of the Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation, will be funded by official development assistance ...

Television (TV) advertising is shifting toward addressable TV, a service that allows advertisers to show different ads to different audiences watching the same program, according to experts. The principle is addressability, said Jona Oboza, country manager for Southeast Asia and Korea at Pubmatic, a digital advertising technology provider. “When we’re trying to deliver a message through a device or browser ...

PHILSTAR FILE PHOTO By Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, Reporter The Finance chief on Friday said he would rather improve tax administration to generate more revenues than impose luxury taxes. “We will look at the proposals. Right now, I’m happy with the current tax system. It’s not perfect, it can be improved, but we will be concentrated on better tax ...

STOCK PHOTO Shooting gun photo created by senivpetro - www.freepik.com A United States (US) appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a federal law making it a crime for people under domestic violence restraining orders to own firearms. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest victory for gun rights advocates since ...

A woman walks past Drum Tower during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. — REUTERS By Farah Master and Twinnie Siu HONG KONG – China said on Friday that cross border travel between the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau would fully resume from Feb. 6, dropping existing quotas and scrapping a mandatory ...

A PERSON stands in front of a Canadian flag in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Sept. 20. — REUTERS CANADA’S DEFENSE ministry on Thursday said it detected a “high-altitude surveillance balloon” and was monitoring a “potential second incident” after United States (US) officials said a Chinese spy balloon was found lingering over the western US state of Montana. “A high-altitude surveillance balloon ...

YIBEI GENG-UNSPLASH By Stella Qiu SYDNEY – Asian shares turned lower and the dollar regained some of its footing on Friday, as disappointing earnings from US tech giants undermined sentiment ahead of a key US non-farm payrolls report. Overnight, markets sensed the end of the massive global tightening cycle, after policymakers in Britain and Europe signaled their intention to pause, ...

BW FILE PHOTO THE PHILIPPINES will launch next week an offer of peso-denominated retail bonds due 2028, seeking to raise P30 billion ($556.79 million) initially at a rate-setting auction on Feb. 7, the Bureau of the Treasury said. The offer includes a swap option for holders of some bonds maturing this year, it said in a notice on its website. ...

BW FILE PHOTO By Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, Reporter THE NATIONAL Government’s outstanding debt stood at P13.42 trillion at the end of 2022, easing from the previous month’s record high and helped in part by the peso appreciation against the US dollar, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said on Thursday. In a statement, the BTr said P13.42-trillion outstanding ...