TODAY'S BUSINESS HEADLINES

P70-B RTB sale surpasses goal Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 11:55 PM | Joann Santiago, PNA

Shakey's Pizza delivers 40% net income growth in 2016 Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 4:06 PM | InterAksyon.com

WATCH | Aussie maker of solar jeep makes an offer to PH transport groups Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 1:11 AM | Michelle Orosa-Ople, News5

Maynilad, NWRB honor 14 water champions on World Water Day Sun, Mar 26, 2017, 6:11 PM | InterAksyon.com

Maynilad constructs 6 new wastewater facilities 12:28 pm | InterAksyon.com West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is constructing six new Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in various parts of its West concession area to expedite the provision of sewerage and sanitation services for its customers.

Fitch affirms investment grade rating on PH Fitch affirms investment grade rating on PH 2:17 am | Joann Santiago, PNA Fitch Ratings on Wednesday affirmed its investment grade rating on the Philippines, given the domestic economy's sustained robust growth.

Filipino consumers among the most optimistic about well-being - Mastercard study Filipino consumers among the most optimistic about well-being - Mastercard study 1:20 am | InterAksyon.com The latest Mastercard Well-Being Index revealed that people in Asia Pacific remain optimistic towards their overall well-being (62.1), with those in emerging markets (65.5), led…

Century Pacific full-year net income grows by 37% to P2.66B Century Pacific full-year net income grows by 37% to P2.66B 10:02 pm | InterAksyon.com Century Pacific Food, Inc. (CNPF), the Philippines' largest canned food company, saw its full-year consolidated net income reach P2.66 billion in 2016. Profits rose 37%…

P70-B RTB sale surpasses goal P70-B RTB sale surpasses goal 11:55 pm | Joann Santiago, PNA The Philippine government on Tuesday sold P70 billion worth of risk-free three-year retail treasury bonds (RTBs), more than twice the P30 billion it planned earlier,…

MBC Survey: Businesses remain optimistic with PH\ MBC Survey: Businesses remain optimistic with PH's growth 11:34 pm | Kris M. Crismundo, PNA Businesses remain optimistic with the country's economic growth for this year, according to the First Semester Executive Outlook Survey for 2017 of the Makati Business…

BATTLE OF DUTERTE PALS | Alvarez files graft case vs Floirendo with Ombudsman BATTLE OF DUTERTE PALS | Alvarez files graft case vs Floirendo with Ombudsman 10:22 pm | News5 | InterAksyon.com Two key figures in President Duterte's camp are at loggerheads. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez filed a graft case with the Ombudsman against Rep. Antonio Floirendo,…

PH, EU affirm greater cooperation, trade, development partnership 9:01 pm | InterAksyon PH, EU affirm greater cooperation, trade, development partnershipThe European Union affirmed its commitment to support the strengthening of the country's integration into the world economy, and to contribute to the Philippines' inclusive growth goals.

Avida eyes P3.6B South Luzon residential sales 8:52 pm | InterAksyon Avida eyes P3.6B South Luzon residential salesAyala Land's mid-range brand has built a solid presence in residential house & lot and lot only projects in Laguna, Cavite and Batangas spanning 690 hectares.

Tetangco: better to name next BSP chief early 7:07 pm | Philippine News Agency Tetangco: better to name next BSP chief earlyBSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. favors the early announcement of his successor. Tetangco earlier said the next BSP chief should have a good understanding of job, patience and a knowledge of how to work with the central bank.

Why did DA Chief Pinol's relationship with sugar workers turn sour? Corn syrup is part of answer 11:18 am | Camille A. Aguinaldo, InterAksyon.com Why did DA Chief Pinol\Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol urged sugar labor groups based in Negros Occidental who called him "persona non grata" to calm down and to discuss with him the issue over the new policy on regulating the entry of high fructose corn syrup in the country.

Oil firms cut pump prices of diesel, kerosene 1:50 am | Philippine News Agency Oil firms cut pump prices of diesel, keroseneOil firms will roll back prices of diesel by 25 centavos per liter and kerosene by 15 centavos per liter on Tuesday.

WATCH | Aussie maker of solar jeep makes an offer to PH transport groups 1:11 am | Michelle Orosa-Ople, News5 WATCH | Aussie maker of solar jeep makes an offer to PH transport groupsThe solar jeep, made by Australian manufacturer Star-8, is being pitched to jeepney operators willing to organize behind the government's renewable energy program.

Shakey's Pizza delivers 40% net income growth in 2016 4:06 pm | InterAksyon.com Shakey\The Philippines' leading chained full-service restaurant, Shakey's Pizza Asia Ventures Inc., in 2016 delivered a 12-month net income of P760 million, buoyed by stronger sales, an expanded store network, and improved profitability.

Walter Mart set to expand store footprint, inks 4.7-MW power supply deal with AboitizPower 2:58 pm | InterAksyon.com Walter Mart set to expand store footprint, inks 4.7-MW power supply deal with AboitizPowerFor 2017, community mall pioneer Walter Mart is adding four malls, in line with its target to double its current portfolio of 23 community malls and supermarkets in the next five years. To support that expansion, it signed a 4.7-MW power supply contract with AboitizPower under the RCOA regime.

Why can't you accept PH bananas? Dominguez calls out Australia for closing doors for 20 years 12:33 am | InterAksyon.com Why can\Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on Australia to open its market to Philippine bananas, which have remained barred in that country for over 20 years now despite sustained efforts by local banana growers to comply with its overly stringent export requirements.

Maynilad, NWRB honor 14 water champions on World Water Day 6:11 pm | InterAksyon.com Maynilad, NWRB honor 14 water champions on World Water DayMaynilad Water Services, Inc. and the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) honored 14 water champions who have made a difference in the area of water access and environmental sustainability at the World Water Day (WWD) Awards 2017.

FOCUS | Are robots set to take your jobs? Tech world debate heats up 12:43 pm | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse FOCUS | Are robots set to take your jobs? Tech world debate heats upAre robots coming for your job? Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations, including highly skilled or 'knowledge-based' jobs.

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling 7:11 am | Agence France-Presse China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone rulingA Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China.

Earth Hour 2017: All set for the great switch-off 11:20 pm | InterAksyon.com Earth Hour 2017: All set for the great switch-offLocal governments and private business are leading the Philippines' own observance on Saturday (March 25), of Earth Hour 2017, an annual ceremonial switching off of lights to highlight people's commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

MSME DEV'T | DTI, Robinsons Department Store launch first Go Lokal! store 5:14 pm | InterAksyon MSME DEV\Go Lokal! the public-private collaboration between DTI and local retailer partners is launched first at Robinsons Place Manila.

Youngest winner of Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards leaves a big mark with her micro business 12:32 pm | InterAksyon.com Youngest winner of Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards leaves a big mark with her micro businessNamed Microentrepreneur of the Year in the 2016 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), 27-year-old Honie Krizia Navor of Iloilo City has shown that gender and youth are no barriers to success if one has tenacity and determination.

ALERT ON OLD BANK NOTES | BSP moves deadline for changing bills to June 30 12:13 pm | Beverly Natividad, Bloomberg TV Philippines ALERT ON OLD BANK NOTES | BSP moves deadline for changing bills to June 30Those still holding old banknotes have been given another reprieve to exchange these for new bills. An end-march deadline to replace new design series notes with the New Generation currency bills has been extended to June 30, 2017.