Diokno tackles risks to financial market

March 15, 2019
The Financial Stability Coordination Council (FSCC), in its quarterly meeting, welcomed its new chairman, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno, who replaced the late BSP Governor and FSCC Chairman Nestor A. Espenilla Jr., who passed away last month.

Alcohol tax to raise P237B in 5 years

March 12, 2019
A proposal by Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao to increase the excise tax on alcohol products will raise additional revenues of almost PHP237 billion over a five-year period and at the same time help reduce excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks or binge drinking that is linked to vehicular crash accidents, domestic abuse and other crimes.

Diokno: ‘Bird's-eye view’ of economy

March 07, 2019
In reply to a phone message from the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Monday night, BDO chief market strategist Jonathan Ravelas said Diokno, who also headed the inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on a concurrent basis, has an edge in the central bank.

Sono Motors Presents Design of the Sion

March 05, 2019
Sono Motors, the German provider of sustainable mobility concepts and producer of the first series-produced electric car with solar integration, unveiled the first images of the Sion's series design as part of a broad online release. The focus was placed on the full-surface incorporation of solar modules into the bodywork - one of the vehicle's unique features that have influenced its design.

The New Piech Mark Zero - Driving Pleasure and Innovation for the New Electric Era

March 04, 2019
Innovation meets sports car feeling. A study of the new electric sports car Piech Mark Zero combines typical sports car attributes and innovative technologies with a timeless and attractive body. It's the first of a family of products to be brought to market by Piech Automotive in the next three years. Its flexible and open vehicle architecture allows the use of a variety of drive systems - like electric drive, hybrid, fuel cell or internal combustion engine.

JCB teams up with Robinsons Bank Corporation to widen JCB card acceptance in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, and TOKYO, Japan - Robinsons Bank Corporation (Robinsons Bank), a fast growing bank under JG Summit Holdings, Inc., one of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have forged a new partnership for JCB merchant acquiring and card issuing business.

Polestar Reveals New Polestar 2

February 28, 2019
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Feb. 27, 2019 -- Polestar 2 is the new all-electric fastback that brings electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience. It offers avant-garde design and a unique customer experience in the premium compact electric segment.