For 6th consecutive month, FDI down | %author%

FOREIGN direct investments (FDI) into the Philippines continued to decline in August this year as global and local developments hamper investors’ long-term sentiment about putting their capital into the local economy. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported that the country received direct investments at a net inflow of $416 million, 45.1 percent lower than… Continue Reading →

East West Bancorp Inc (EWBC) Q3 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. East West Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EWBC)Q3 2019 Earnings CallOct 17, 2019, 11:30 a.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorGood day, and welcome to the East West Bancorp’s Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast. [Operator Instructions] Please note this event is being recorded.I would now like to… Continue Reading →

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare arrives amid China controversy

Image copyright Activision Blizzard The latest Call Of Duty (CoD) game has been released, amid calls to boycott its publisher’s products.Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is the sixteenth major title in the series, which is one of the best-selling games franchises of all time.Activision Blizzard has faced criticism for punishing an e-sports competitor who voiced… Continue Reading →

“October 2019 marks 25 years of Pulse Polio Programme in India, on this momentous occasion let us renew our pledge to reach every single childto save them from Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPDs)” Dr. Harsh Vardhan

“Let us renew our pledge to reach every single child to save them from Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPDs)” said the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan,the pioneer of Pulse polio programme in the country, here today. Addressing the media on the celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the Pulse Polio Programme,… Continue Reading →

South Korean Students Break Into U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

(Bloomberg) — A group of South Korean students broke into the residence of American ambassador Harry Harris on Friday, in a protest against Donald Trump’s campaign to get the Asian nation to pay more for U.S. military support.Nineteen students, who described themselves as members of a liberal university students’ group, were detained by police after… Continue Reading →

Fabrinet (FN) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. Fabrinet (NYSE:FN)Q1 2020 Earnings CallNov 04, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorGood day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Fabrinet’s financial results conference call for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. [Operator instructions] As a reminder, today’s call is being recorded. I would… Continue Reading →

‘Diablo 4’, ‘Overwatch 2’ And Hong Kong Protests: The Pressure Is On At Blizzcon

OverwatchCredit: BlizzardFor live updates on Blizzcon’s opening ceremonies, check out Heather Newman. This was already a big Blizzcon. Last year’s annual celebration of all things Blizzard veered into that year’s controversy when fans felt let down by the announcement of Diablo Immortal, a mobile spin-off of the storied franchise rather an another main installment. With… Continue Reading →

Dr Harsh Vardhan launches Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme for strengthening and scaling up ‘Eat Right India’ movement;

“By motivating key players in the system who can reach out to people at large, we can reach out to each and every individual. We have to include every section of the society so that Eat Right India becomes a country wide movement.” Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare said at… Continue Reading →

17 hours a day, 7 days a week: Cruise-ship workers describe the grueling conditions they face on the job (NCLH, CCL, RCL)

cruise work condition 2x1Ruobing Su/Business InsiderBusiness Insider spoke with 45 current and former cruise ship employees whose tenures span from 1997 to the present day.Some described grueling hours, low pay, and a strict hierarchy that influences where they eat, where they sleep, and the number of months they work without a day off.The employees Business… Continue Reading →