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U.K. sees $82 billion investment hit as Brexit tariffs tallied

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by Thomas Seal, November 14, 2016, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-14/brexit-costs-u-k-82-billion-in-lost-company-spending-study?utm_content=brexit&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%3D=socialflow-facebook-brexit U.K. businesses have delayed or canceled investments worth 65.5 billion pounds ($82 billion) since the vote to leave the European Union, with more than 40 percent of large companies scaling back, according to a new survey.

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Singapore, South Korea dominate 4G LTE rankings, Philippines struggles

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By Marvin Velasco (The Philippine Star), November 14, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Crowdsourced mobile data from OpenSignal revealed some interesting figures for the third quarter of 2016. Based on statistics published today, Singapore and South Korea have the best 4G data speeds and nationwide availability, respectively. Asian neighbors India, Indonesia and the Philippines didn’t do…

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Trump victory to cut Philippine GDP by 0.2% in 2017 – Nomura

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By Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), November 14, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Nomura said the shocking victory of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump last week may slash the projected economic growth of countries in the Asia Pacific region including the Philippines by as much as 50 percentage points next year.

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Government told: Go slow on planned BNPP rehab

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By Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star), November 13, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto yesterday called on the government to go slow in its plan to rehabilitate the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) and wait for feedback from experts and stakeholders before making any decision.

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6,889 doctors, nurses face ax

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81 dentists also expected to lose jobs as Palace plans to downsize gov’t health personnel in 2017 By Mario B. Casayuran, Manila Bulletin, November 13, 2016 A total of 6,970 nurses, doctors, and dentists face the prospect of losing their jobs next year unless Congress overrides Malacañang’s plan to drastically downsize the number of frontline…

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Cusi: Duterte greenlights BNPP rehab

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By Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star), November 12, 2016 BATANGAS CITY, Philippines – President Duterte has said there will be no nuclear plant during his watch, but Energy Secretary Alfondo Cusi said here yesterday that the President had given the go-signal for the rehabilitation of the 620-megawatt Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

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5 ways a Trump presidency could affect Filipinos

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Donald Trump’s presidency sets the stage for future (and potentially lasting) economic hardships for Filipinos across the globe by JC Punongbayan, November 12, 2016 Donald Trump’s win has shocked the world, and the Philippines will inevitably feel the consequences one way or another.

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DOLE to workers: Fret not Trump’s win

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Workers assured of PH investment vitality amid worries over Trump’s win By Samuel Medenilla, Manila Bulletin, November 11, 2016 The Department of Labor and Employment allayed the fears of some Filipino workers that the recent win of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump will lead to mass displacement.

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No more ‘endo’ in 2017, DOLE chief tells Labor Summit

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Vina Araneta-Pilapil, ABS-CBN News, Nov 11 2016 09:57 PM DAVAO CITY- More than 500 representatives from labor groups and employers in Mindanao gathered at the Labor Summit in Davao City to discuss ways to end contractualization of labor.

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Trump outlines health plan, from Obamacare repeal to abortion

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by Zachary Tracer, November 11, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump outlined some pieces of his health-care program, largely following ideas he laid out during his campaign, from a repeal of Obamacare, his predecessor’s signature health law, to language indicating opposition to abortion.

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Telecommuting seen to help resolve traffic crisis

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By Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), November 11, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the private sector have come up with a resolution and proposed an executive order (EO) for the use of telecommuting and other ICT-based tools to help address the country’s traffic problem.

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Trump win a threat to BPO industry

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Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 10, 2016 The Philippine business process outsourcing (BPO), a key pillar of the domestic economy, is seen at risk now that America has picked Donald Trump—who espouses US job protectionism—as its next president.

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How to prepare for our misogynist President

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By Kastalia Medrano, http://motto.time.com/4565567/donald-trump-women-election/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter This is what Donald Trump’s win means for women Perhaps because we as a nation spent so much of 2016 preoccupied with silly things, I think many of us were truly shocked by Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton. The opportunity to elect the first woman to lead the free world…

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2 welder nabagsakan ng steel plate

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By Rossel Calderon, Abante, November 10, 2016 Aksidenteng nabagsakan ng ginagawa nilang steel plate ang dalawang welder kamakalawa dakong alas-nuwebe ng umaga sa Batangas City.

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The way we work is changing. This is what it could mean for you

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by Jacques Bughin, Director, Brussels office, McKinsey & Company; Laura Tyson, Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 10 November 2016 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/the-way-we-work-is-changing-this-is-what-it-could-mean-for-you?utm_content=buffer055dc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Working full-time for a single employer is no longer the norm in advanced economies. Instead, millions of “independent workers” – self-employed, freelance, or temporary employees – sell their labor, services, and…

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TiSA: Trade in Services Agreement is bad news for workers and communities

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10 November 2016, http://www.ituc-csi.org/tisa-trade-in-services-agreement As trade negotiators representing 50 countries meet behind closed doors to try and finalise the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) before the end of the year, the ITUC has released a new analysis of leaked information about the deal “All about TiSA: Everything you didn’t know about the Trade in Services…

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Dalawa nangisay sa NE

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By Jojo de Guzman, Abante, October 9, 2016 TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija — Dalawa ang nasawi makaraang makur­yente habang abalang nag-aayos ng grounding sa loob ng power plant sub-station sa Purok 6, Brgy. Bakal 2 sa bayang ito noong Biyernes ng hatinggabi.

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The economic consequences of Donald Trump

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Nov 9th 2016, 13:39 BY R.A. | WASHINGTON Timekeeper FROM late January, Donald Trump will have all the authority of the American executive, and the support of a unified Republican Congress, behind him. He will, therefore, be in a position to deliver profound and lasting change. The near-term economic effect of a Trump presidency is…

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How Donald Trump courted white Americans to victory

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BY MATTHEW COOPER, 11/9/16, http://www.newsweek.com/2016/11/18/donald-trump-white-working-class-voters-election-2016-519095.html

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Companies are demanding more productivity. But overworked employees are not the answer

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Written by Toshinobu Kasai, Managing Director and Country Head, JLL, 8 November 2016 By 2030, according to UN data, one-fifth of us will be over the age of 60. As the labour pool shrinks, the stress of overtime work is affecting many employees, both in the developed and developing world, leading to a deterioration of…

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Mobius: Duterte’s ‘pivot’ good for PH economy

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ABS-CBN News, Nov 08 2016 MANILA – Templeton Emerging Markets Fund Group Executive Chairman Mark Mobius on Monday said the Philippines would need to beef up on its infrastructure and China might be of big help.

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DZBB trabaho negosyo fair, December 1-2, 2016, Starmall Alabang

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OPEC raises oil-demand forecast on outlook for cheaper crude

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by Sam Wilkin @MrSamWilkin, November 8, 2016 OPEC raised its forecast for global oil demand next year and through the end of the decade, anticipating that cheaper crude will spur consumption even as economic growth slows.

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PHL makes ‘progress’ on safety nets led by CCT, health — ADB

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Businessworld, November 08, 2016 THE Philippines has made “progress” in upgrading its social safety nets, particularly for the poor and the elderly, led by key programs such as Conditional Cash Transfers and expanded health insurance coverage, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

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Oil demand won’t peak before 2040, despite Paris deal: IEA

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By Amanda Cooper, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-outlook-iea-idUSKBN13B0OP?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social The International Energy Agency expects global oil consumption to peak no sooner than 2040, leaving its long-term forecasts for supply and demand unchanged despite the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement entering into force.

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Call for solidarity action: Sign-up petition on accident at Tampaco Foils Ltd, Bangladesh

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BFTUC Call for Solidarity Action Dear Colleagues / friends, You all aware that, 42 people lost their lives due to a tragic fire accident at Tampaco Foils Limited on 10 September 2016. 40 workers were injured seriously and 10 workers are still missing.

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Nov. 8, 2016 – Workers putting up the electrical connections and lamp posts along C. P. Garcia St. in Diliman, Quezon City, National Capital Region (NCR), have no rudiments of personal protective equipment. Some are barefoot! All are in ordinary street clothes, no work clothes, no work gloves, no safety hats, no nothing …

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‘Traffic control measures not feasible’

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By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star), November 7, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade will have to come up with better plans to address the worsening traffic crisis in the country than the ones he presented to Congress in asking for emergency powers for President Duterte, Sen. Grace Poe said yesterday.

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DOLE may adopt ECOP’s middle ground on ‘endo’

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By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), November 7, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – On the problematic employment scheme called “endo,” “win-win solution” is out; “middle ground” advocacy is in.

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Child labor remains alarming – DOLE

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BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT, NOVEMBER 7, 2016, Manila Times DESPITE significant progress in eliminating the worse forms of child labor in the country, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has admitted that the problem remains alarming and far from over as there are still more than 2 million child laborers in the Philippine workforce.

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