TODAY'S BUSINESS HEADLINES

Sale of Napocor's real estate assets slated for 2015 20-Dec-14, 11:44 PM | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com

Megawide-led consortium bags bank financing for Mactan airport upgrade 20-Dec-14, 11:02 PM | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com

Government to hike LRT, MRT fares beginning January 4 20-Dec-14, 10:21 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

Fresh cut in fuel prices set 20-Dec-14, 6:40 PM | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com

Oil, stocks go their separate ways 20-Dec-14, 12:24 PM | Reuters

Sale of Napocor's real estate assets slated for 2015 11:44 pm | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com Napocor has 100 million square meters of land that could be sold.

Megawide-led consortium bags bank financing for Mactan airport upgrade Megawide-led consortium bags bank financing for Mactan airport upgrade 11:02 pm | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com The group signed a P23-billion omnibus loan deal with six local banks.

Government to hike LRT, MRT fares beginning January 4 Government to hike LRT, MRT fares beginning January 4 10:21 pm | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com Fares for LRT1 were last increased in 2003, while those for LRT2 and MRT3 have yet to go up since they started operations.

Fresh cut in fuel prices set Fresh cut in fuel prices set 6:40 pm | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com This is the third straight week that prices were reduced by a hefty amount.

U.S. labor agency files complaints against McDonald\ U.S. labor agency files complaints against McDonald's 12:31 pm | Reueters Complaints were filed in 78 cases claiming that McDonald's workers across the country were fired or intimidated for participating in union organizing and in a…

Oil, stocks go their separate ways Oil, stocks go their separate ways 12:24 pm | Reuters The correlation has been breaking down and last stood at 0.42, with Brent stumbling 3.1 percent, while the S&P 500 surged 2.4 percent, on Thursday.

Meralco expects oil price dividend Meralco expects oil price dividend 11:16 pm | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com Meralco sources 40 percent of its electricity supply from power plants running on Malampaya gas, which is indexed to global oil prices.

Philippines' foreign debt more manageable at end-September 8:51 pm | InterAksyon.com Philippines\All external debt metrics have improved both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter.

Light commercial vehicles lead growth in Hyundai's Philippine sales in November 7:03 pm | Chelesea Cruz, InterAksyon.com Light commercial vehicles lead growth in Hyundai\For the 11-month period, sales went up 9 percent year-on-year.

PEZA poised to end year with investment pledges well below commitments in 2012 6:52 pm | Chelsea Cruz, InterAksyon.com PEZA poised to end year with investment pledges well below commitments in 2012PEZA is aiming for P299.3 billion in pledges this year, way lower than the P311.9 billion in 2012.

New section of Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway opens during holiday rush 6:37 pm | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com New section of Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway opens during holiday rushA San Miguel subsidiary, Private Infra Development Corp, operates the TPLEX.

PSBank assures public of ATM readiness during the holiday 6:22 pm | Joann Santiago, Philippines News Agency PSBank assures public of ATM readiness during the holidayPhilippine Savings Bank (PSBank) on Friday assured its clients and the public that all its automated teller machines (ATMs) will be operational especially during the holidays until January 1, 2015.

Jollibee bags deal to operate Dunkin' Donuts stores in China 6:12 pm | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com Jollibee bags deal to operate Dunkin\The deal involves forming a joint venture with Asian investment firm Jasmine Asset.

Philippines' dollar hemorrhage resumes in November 5:35 pm | InterAksyon.com Philippines\The November balance of payments deficit wiped out the surpluses gained in the previous four months.

Manila Water, Maynilad to hike rates starting next month 5:23 pm | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com Manila Water, Maynilad to hike rates starting next month(UPDATED 6:15 p.m.) The adjustment stems from the foreign currency differential adjustment, which goes up whenever the peso weakens vis-a-vis the US dollar.

PH stock index returns above 7,100 after Fed assurance 5:07 pm | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com PH stock index returns above 7,100 after Fed assuranceAnalysts ascribed the rebound to window-dressing as well as to the US Federal Reserve chairperson's comment that raising interest rates would have to wait.

Globe, PLDT interconnect landline services in Ilocos Sur 12:50 pm | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com Globe, PLDT interconnect landline services in Ilocos SurThe interconnection removes the need for long-distance charges when calls are made between subscribers of the two networks.

Cirtek taps Metrobank for fresh debt 11:48 am | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com Cirtek taps Metrobank for fresh debtThe semiconductor firm signed a $10-million note facility arrangement with the George Ty-owned lender.

Cosco board approves share buyback 11:31 am | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com Cosco board approves share buybackThe holding firm of Lucio Co is buying back up to P1 billion worth of shares.

Cebu Pacific offers range of check-in options for holiday travel rush 11:17 am | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com Cebu Pacific offers range of check-in options for holiday travel rushThe options range from mobile to web, self check-in kiosks and Agent Xpress.

Regulator orders telcos to prepare networks for holiday surge in calls, data use 11:05 am | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com Regulator orders telcos to prepare networks for holiday surge in calls, data useThe telcos also were told to deploy enough personnel to ensure network availability and reliability.

BPI to open select branches during Christmas holiday 10:49 am | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com BPI to open select branches during Christmas holidayTransactions that may be processed include deposits, withdrawals, bills payment, forex sales and account openings.

Nine-month Sin Tax collections surpass goal for entire 2014 10:28 am | Rain Castro, InterAksyon.com Nine-month Sin Tax collections surpass goal for entire 2014The record-setting collection from cigarette makers was despite allegations by the country's dominant tobacco manufacturer that a smaller rival was not paying the right amount of taxes.