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Hyperscalers and Data Centre Soon to Operate in the Philippines

The Philippines could be the next hub for hyperscalers and data centre in the Asia Pacific region with the largest soon to rise in Rizal.
With the advent of technology, more companies are now engaged in hyperscalers and data centre operations. The Philippines is expecting 11 companies to venture into the country with an estimated valuation of ₱147 billion. Next Hyperscalers and Data Centre Operation Hub in Asia-Pacific The Philippines will...

Higher Production Costs in Thailand Threaten Local Consumers to Carry the Burden

Thailand's higher production costs are threatening consumers to carry the burden and be forced to buy goods at higher prices.
There's no questioning that the Russian-Ukraine conflict generated higher production costs among businesses. These expenses will soon threaten local consumers to carry the burden. Higher Production Costs CauseThailand's Soaring Inflation Rate Last month, Thailand's inflation rate swelled to 5.28%. This is stronger than anticipated and the...

Oil Deregulation Law: PH House Committee Approves Bill Amendment

Amid continuous fuel price hikes, the Philippine House committee approved the bill known as the Oil Deregulation Law.
Amid continuous fuel price hikes, the Philippine House committee approved the bill known as the Oil Deregulation Law. Purpose of the Oil Deregulation Law Also known as the Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act, the committee empowered the measure. However, it's “subject to form and style.” The...

Ukraine Crisis Could Disrupt ASEAN Countries’ Domestic Price Stability

Ukraine crisis can greatly affect domestic price stability of products around the world, including fuel prices and edible oils.
The Ukraine crisis worsens every minute and could disrupt domestic price stability in the ASEAN countries such as Indonesia. Ukraine Crisis Can Affect Domestic Price Stability in ASEAN Countries Indonesian President Joko Widodo notified his citizens of the disruption in domestic price stability due to the...

Malaysia Prepares Air Vaccinated Travel Lane with Thailand and Cambodia

Malaysia is prepping up to open its air vaccination travel lane with Thailand and Cambodia to boost economy.
Malaysia is preparing its air vaccination travel lane with Thailand and Cambodia. The said travel scheme will start on March 15 of this year. It is a part of the joint effort to open international borders to revive economies. Malaysia to Open Air Vaccination Travel...

Illegal Drugs News: Over $726,000 Seized in Singapore, Including Marijuana

Illicit drugs have been seized by Singaporean authorities from three local men.
The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) detained three alleged Singaporeans of a drug operation. Local authorities seized illegal drugs valued at over $726,000 and a $40,000 cash. Singaporean Authorities Nabbed Illegal Drugs Law enforcement police raided a private residential unit located in the Serangoon Road area. This...

Why Many Filipinos in Ukraine Remain Undecided to Get Home?

Filipinos in Ukraine are still undecided whether to return to the Philippines or not.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, many Filipinos in Ukraine are still uncertain about coming home to the Philippines. They hope the tension between Russia and Ukraine will die down in the coming days. Why Can't Filipinos in Ukraine Leave Immediately? There are many Filipinos...

Sumatra Earthquake Leaves Several People Injured, Dead, and Displaced

The 6.2-magnitude Sumatra earthquake is strong enough to cause a city's destruction.
The Sumatra earthquake caught villagers by surprise. It left several people injured, dead, and displaced. It also caused panic in neighboring countries, such as Singapore and Malaysia. Sumatra Earthquake Damage Indonesia's Sumatra experienced a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit around 66 kilometers of Bukittinggi's north-northwestern part. The...

Fuel Price Hike Hampers Vietnam’s Economic Recovery

The ongoing fuel price hike in Vietnam continuously hampers the country's road to recovery affecting different businesses and sectors.
Fuel price hike in Vietnam is hampering the country's economic recovery. The government tries to relinquish the situation by import accumulation and reducing taxes. Additionally, it seeks additional support from the national reserves. Fuel Price Hike and High Demand Vietnam's demand for petroleum products has increased...

Whale Shark Tourism in Sorsogon Now Open for Business

Sorsogon resumes its whale shark interaction to revive the province whale shark tourism industry.
It's been a while since local and foreign tourists had an interaction with whale sharks in Sorsogon. With the easing of Covid-19 alert status in this Philippine province, whale shark tourism is now ready for business. Whale Shark Tourism Resumes Sorsogon is hoping to boost its...

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