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HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose again on Tuesday with Hong Kong resuming a rally towards its record high while the dollar struggled to recover from further losses against major peers. While there were few leads from Wall Street owing to a holiday, investors continued to push into equity markets…

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LONDON: The British government held an emergency meeting of ministers on Monday evening over the implosion of construction-to-catering group Carillion, as criticism grows of its handling of the giant firm’s demise. Carillion, which has a variety of private and public service contracts in britain and employs 43,000 staff worldwide, announced…

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BEIJING: Germany’s central bank has said it will include China’s yuan in its reserves, giving another boost to Beijing’s drive to internationalise the currency and helping send the unit to two year highs. The Bundesbank said its board had decided in July to invest in the renminbi, as it is…

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Upcycling is a chic way to reduce, reuse, and recycle They say one man’s trash is another’s treasure, and that is truly the case at Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery. The shop holds a treasure trove of quirky objects that infuse a fun personality into a home. There’s really…

COMMUNITIES

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Three unique properties that break the mold of condominium living across Metro Manila Living in a condo has its perks—great location, easy access to major establishments, and the convenience of living near your workplace. But living in a typical condo building can present some challenges, including the feeling of being…

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Home decorating sometimes takes every ounce of creativity and imagination to get that picture perfect room. Unfortunately, there are times when the artist inside all of us is running low on inspiration. Thankfully, social media is not only a source of entertainment, but also a source of new ideas as…

PARKS AND RECREATION

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When you dream of the perfect weekend sanctuary that’s away from the urban crowd yet still close to the metro, and where cool weather and a ton of activities await, what comes to mind? For many, the first thing they think of is Tagaytay Highlands. Long favored as a weekend…

GREEN SCAPES

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The practice of burning dried plants, herbs and wood has been used since ancient times. Common knowledge is that this is used for ceremonies and offerings to deities but it has more to offer than that. Burning incense and smudge sticks have been used mainly to cleanse a space, dwelling,…

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The Board of Investments (BoI) is aiming to approve P680 billion worth of investments this year, 10 percent higher than last year’s record P617 billion, a senior Trade department official said on Monday. “We are targeting P680 billion [in] investments this year. We continue to collaborate and monitor those investors…

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