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Best and Worst Stock Markets in 2013

In a drastic reversal of fortunes, the stock markets of developed countries such as Japan and the United States were big winners in 2013, while stock markets of most developing countries — previous top performers in 2012 — barely rose with some even registering negative returns. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index, for example, was the world’s …

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[2013 GDP] Philippines still fastest-growing in SE Asia

The Philippines has recently (and repeatedly) been dubbed as Asia’s newest “investment darling”. Last year, CNBC Asia tagged the Philippines as “Asia’s New Darling of Investors” after the country became the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia and Philippine stocks posted a Top 10 performance in 2012 compared to other stock exchanges worldwide.

Citi-Knight Frank Wealth Report: Economic power will be in Asia

Asia is set to become the “economic center of gravity” by the year 2050, with four out of 10 largest economies and 7 out of 10 fastest growing economies all coming from that region. That is according to the “2012 Wealth Report” published by Citi Private Bank and real estate consultancy firm Knight Frank.

Cheap Prices of Apple iPad 2

Last year when the first Apple iPad was launched, we compared prices in various online Apple stores in Asia to determine where the cheapest iPad price can be found. We discovered that in Asia Pacific, the cheapest Apple iPad can be found in Apple’s online store Hong Kong, then Singapore, then Japan. Is the same …

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Top 10 World’s Largest Economies by GDP

The United States remains to be the undisputed leader in the world economy but the threat from China to grab that lead is looming. If China continues its double-digit growth per year, the Chinese — not anymore the Americans — will soon rule the world.

Another plagiarism case? SC Justice Mariano del Castillo and ‘Ang Ladlad’ decision

Is this another case of “accidental deletion of sources” or a new instance of plagiarism in the Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines? No, we’re not talking about the Vinuya vs. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 162230 (28 April 2010) decision penned by Associate Justice Mariano C. del Castillo but another decision penned by the same …

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