TODAY'S BUSINESS HEADLINES

AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific, Tiger Philippines seek more flights to Singapore 02-Mar-15, 8:55 AM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

PLDT, Disney expand content partnership 02-Mar-15, 8:33 AM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

2 common stations for MRT-LRT 'inefficient', says Metro Pacific Group 02-Mar-15, 8:21 AM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

Profit taking seen to persist at Philippine stock market this week 02-Mar-15, 8:09 AM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

China Bank's 2014 earnings flat 7:29 pm | InterAksyon.com Three-fourths of the Henry Sy-owned bank's income came from its core business of lending.

Inflation seen to have remained near one-and-a-half year lows in February Inflation seen to have remained near one-and-a-half year lows in February 6:04 pm | Chantal Reyes, InterAksyon.com Lower oil prices are expected to have kept inflation stable.

Tobacco farmers receive share of excise taxes collected three years ago Tobacco farmers receive share of excise taxes collected three years ago 5:38 pm | Rain Castro, InterAksyon.com Collections in 2012 were funded from the 2014 national budget.

Malaysia\ Malaysia's AirAsia grants fresh loan to Philippine unit 5:29 pm | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com The $22.34 million loan is the third given since last year, bringing the total credit to $115.34 million.

Metro Pacific keen on Vietnam toll road project Metro Pacific keen on Vietnam toll road project 5:25 pm | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com The project will require an investment of $757 million.

Philippine stock market springs back after China central bank cuts rates Philippine stock market springs back after China central bank cuts rates 5:12 pm | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com The People's Bank of China last Saturday cut key interest rates.

Metrobank\ Metrobank's net income dips in 2014 2:39 pm | InterAksyon.com This was despite its lending business growing by more than a quarter.

Maynilad calls on MWSS to respect arbitration panel decision on rate hike 2:20 pm | InterAksyon.com Maynilad calls on MWSS to respect arbitration panel decision on rate hikeAccording to Maynilad, an adjustment in its base rate should not depend on the results of Manila Water's arbitration.

Global Ferronickel's six-month profit up more than twofold 12:25 pm | InterAksyon.com The six-month results already include the impact of the backdoor listing by Platinum Group.

Berkshire insurance 'superstar' could fill Buffett's shoes 11:05 am | Reuters Berkshire insurance \Buffet's second-in-command, Charlie Munger, identified Ajit Jain and Greg Abel as front-runners for the top job.

Oil falls 1 percent on weak China outlook, higher Libya production 10:55 am | Reuters Oil falls 1 percent on weak China outlook, higher Libya productionThe Chinese central bank cut benchmark lending and deposit rates a day before it released official data that showed a second consecutive month of shrinking manufacturing activity for February.

China February HSBC PMI at seven-month high but deflation risk persists 10:52 am | Reuters China February HSBC PMI at seven-month high but deflation risk persistsThe number was stronger than a preliminary reading of 50.1, which was just above the 50-point level that separates growth in activity from a contraction on a monthly basis.

Asia edges up after China rate cut, euro sags 10:11 am | Reuters Asia edges up after China rate cut, euro sagsMSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1 percent.

Petilla pushes PEMC to hasten investigations, plans to use penalty collections for WESM info drive 10:02 am | Juzel L. Danganan, Philippines News Agency Petilla pushes PEMC to hasten investigations, plans to use penalty collections for WESM info driveEnergy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is pushing for faster Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) results on its investigations regarding the violations of the electricity market's Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) trading rules.

More entrepreneurs setting up businesses outside Metro Manila 10:02 am | InterAksyon.com More entrepreneurs setting up businesses outside Metro ManilaRegion 4A topped the number of new registrations and renewals filed with the DTI.

Leyte releases P1.4 million fresh loans for rice program 9:49 am | Ahlette C. Reyes, Philippines News Agency Leyte releases P1.4 million fresh loans for rice programRice farmers got another boost from the provincial government of Leyte as the latter released fresh loans under the More Income in the Countryside thru Rice (MIC-Rice) program of Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla.

Winston manufacturer asks Senate, House to remove 'good faith' clause from anti-trust bill 9:30 am | InterAksyon.com Winston manufacturer asks Senate, House to remove \According to Japan Tobacco, the clause is not in line with international best practice on competition laws.

AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific, Tiger Philippines seek more flights to Singapore 8:55 am | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific, Tiger Philippines seek more flights to SingaporeThe additional flights sought come on the heels the recent amendment to the Philippine-Singapore air agreement.

PLDT, Disney expand content partnership 8:33 am | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com PLDT, Disney expand content partnershipMore content will be available to Smart mobile subscribers, PLDT HOME Telpad subscribers, among others.

2 common stations for MRT-LRT 'inefficient', says Metro Pacific Group 8:21 am | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com 2 common stations for MRT-LRT \MPIC's reluctance comes after SM had warmed up to idea of having 2 common stations.

Profit taking seen to persist at Philippine stock market this week 8:09 am | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com Profit taking seen to persist at Philippine stock market this weekThe market lost 1.2 percent last week.

APEC finance ministers to meet this March in Tagaytay 2:12 pm | InterAksyon.com APEC finance ministers to meet this March in TagaytayFollowing the First Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (SOM1) held from January 26 to February 7 at the Clark and Subic Freeport Zones, the Department of Finance is set to host a series of related meetings this month in Tagaytay, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a news release.

Meron ka pang Libyan dinar? Bangko Sentral extends exchange facility for repatriated OFWs 1:14 pm | InterAksyon.com Meron ka pang Libyan dinar? Bangko Sentral extends exchange facility for repatriated OFWsThe Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the re-opening of the Libyan Dinar Currency Exchange Facility (LYD-CEF) for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated from Libya for another six months, or until 29 July 2015, it was learned.