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Philippines records most coronavirus cases in eastern Asia after new surge

07 Aug 2020

MANILA The Philippines on Thursday recorded another jump in coronavirus cases to overtake neighbouring Indonesia as the country with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the eastern part of Asia.

Philippines suffers first recession in 29 years, braces for grim year on virus woes

06 Aug 2020

MANILA The Philippine economy fell into recession for the first time in 29 years with a record slump in the second quarter, as strict lockdown measures ravaged economic activity and prompted the government to sharply cut its GDP forecast for 2020.

UPDATE 1-Philippine economy dives into recession in worst slump on record

06 Aug 2020

MANILA, Aug 6 The Philippine economy plunged by much more than expected in the second quarter, falling into recession for the first time in 29 years, as economic activity was hammered by one of the world's longest and strictest coronavirus lockdowns.

Philippines fears for economy, income as tough lockdown returns

03 Aug 2020

MANILA Tens of millions of people in and around the Philippine capital will go back to a strict lockdown from Tuesday, threatening incomes and hopes for reviving a once dynamic economy as authorities take drastic measures to halt surging virus cases.

Philippine economy fears as coronavirus curbs reintroduced

03 Aug 2020

MANILA The Philippines stock market tumbled on Monday after the government reimposed coronavirus lockdown measures in and around Manila in response to fresh outbreaks, dashing hopes of a swifter economic recovery.

Philippine economy fears as coronavirus curbs reintroduced

03 Aug 2020

MANILA, Aug 3 The Philippines stock market tumbled on Monday after the government reimposed coronavirus lockdown measures in and around Manila in response to fresh outbreaks, dashing hopes of a swifter economic recovery.

'Losing battle': Philippine doctors, nurses urge new COVID-19 lockdowns as infections surge

01 Aug 2020

MANILA Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered his coronavirus task force to address the concerns of more than a million doctors and nurses who called for reviving strict lockdowns after a third day of record infections.

Philippines extends coronavirus curbs as infections hit record for second day

31 Jul 2020

MANILA The Philippines reported Southeast Asia's biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases for a second straight day on Friday, as its president extended restrictions in the capital to quell the spread, and promised normality would return in December.

Philippines sees record jump in COVID-19 cases as govt plans new strategy

30 Jul 2020

MANILA The Philippines reported nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a record daily jump in infections for the fourth time this month, just as President Rodrigo Duterte prepared to announce a major shift in his government's COVID-19 response.

Philippines' new China-led telecom firm surges after Duterte's 'chilling' threat

28 Jul 2020

MANILA Shares in a new Philippine cellphone firm owned jointly by state-run China Telecom and a tycoon close to President Rodrigo Duterte soared on Tuesday, a day after the firebrand leader threatened to shut down its two rivals.

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