Gov’t sees ‘short-term’ impact of Novel Coronavirus on Philippine tourism

Gov’t sees ‘short-term’ impact of novel coronavirus on Philippine tourism Ian Nicolas Cigaral (Philstar.com) - January 31, 2020 - 10:51am MANILA, Philippines — The impact of the novel coronavirus on Philippine tourism is expected to be short-lived, the government’s chief economist said, but policymakers still flagged the health crisis as…

Virus fuels anti-Chinese sentiment overseas

People wearing masks pass by a store displaying Chinese New Year ornaments in the Flushing neighbourhood of Queens on Wednesday, where concerns over coronavirus have caused some New Year's events to be cancelled. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times) In Japan, the hashtag #ChineseDon’tComeToJapan has been trending on Twitter. In…

‘Don’t waste time’: Robredo says gov’t must act quickly vs spread of coronavirus

‘Don’t waste time’: Robredo says gov’t must act quickly vs spread of coronavirus (Philstar.com) - January 31, 2020 - 11:21am MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo said the government should fast-track measures to limit the spread of novel coronavirus after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over…

Mighty Sports cruises to Dubai tiff semis

Mighty Sports cruises to Dubai tiff semis Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - January 31, 2020 - 9:58am MANILA, Philippines — Mighty Sports Philippines is headed to the semifinals of the Dubai International Basketball Championship after drubbing Al Wathba Sports Club, 88-71, on Thursday (Friday Manila time). It was a total team effort…

AIS unfazed by tribunal’s TOT ruling

Advanced Info Service (AIS) has brushed aside concerns about an arbitration tribunal's ruling ordering it to pay 31 billion baht in compensation to TOT Plc over a dispute in their mobile service agreement amendments almost 20 years ago.An executive at AIS who requested anonymity said the ruling will have no…

Warren Buffett gives up on newspaper business

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed on Wednesday to sell its newspaper business to Lee Enterprises Inc for $140 million in cash, abandoning an industry the billionaire investor had long defended even as its financial prospects deteriorated.The transaction includes 31 daily newspapers and 49 weeklies including the daily Omaha World-Herald…