REUTERS VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis for the first time directly begged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine, saying on Sunday that the crisis was risking a nuclear escalation with uncontrollable global consequences.In an address dedicated to Ukraine and made to thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square, Francis also condemned Mr. ...

Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-SideHow do we build the bank of the future? In this B-Side episode, Raghav Gupta, managing director of Coursera India and Asia Pacific, talks about the increased demand for digitalization in the banking sector and compares deep-skilling with “learning in the flow of work.”“We’ve seen a general focus on skills around digitalization, skills around data, and skills around ...

The most comprehensive and anticipated packaging, printing, and plastics trade show in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is staging a big comeback to the trade exhibition arena. PackPrintPlas Philippines returns in hybrid edition from Oct. 6 to 8, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay City and online through the VX Events Platform from 10:30 a.m. to 6 ...

Shoppers check out canned goods at a supermarket in Quezon City, Sept. 11. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMANBy Keisha B. Ta-asanINFLATION likely quickened in September due to higher electricity rates and food prices as well as the continued depreciation of the Philippine peso, according to analysts.   A BusinessWorld poll of 13 analysts yielded a median estimate of 6.7% for ...

A WORKER arranges the relief packs for Pasig City residents in this Aug. 13, 2021 file photo. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCASBy Diego Gabriel C. RoblesTHE NATIONAL Government should extend the timeline for the devolution of some functions to local government units (LGUs) amid the implementation of the Supreme Court’s (SC) Mandanas-Garcia ruling, experts said, citing the need to strengthen ...

PHILSTARBy Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter THE CAVITE provincial government expects construction of the $11-billion Sangley Point International Airport Project, which will serve as an alternative to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), to start as early as the third quarter of 2023.Construction work on the airport project will begin in “third-fourth (Q3-Q4) quarter 2023,” Cavite Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” ...

Windmills are seen in Pililia, Teresa, Rizal province on April 25. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCASTHE Philippines’ efforts to replace coal with renewable energy (RE) will likely get a boost after the Department of Justice (DoJ) issued a legal opinion stating that RE investments are not subject to foreign ownership restrictions.The Department of Energy (DoE) on Sunday said foreign ownership ...

1 of 5PARIS — Hermes artistic director Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski seized on the vibes of the Burning Man Festival, adding swirls of color and utilitarian touches to a sleek spring and summer collection sent down the runway on Saturday to techno beats.“A rave in the desert,” announced show notes which were handed out by attendants in suits who also greeted guests ...

YAMAMOTOPARIS — Celebrities and international crowds have descended on the French capital, marking the fashion industry’s sweeping return as it rides a post-pandemic spending frenzy.The final stretch of Paris Fashion Week runs through Oct. 4 and features big names including Chanel, Dior, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Saint Laurent, rounding out a month of shows that also took place in New ...

DOF.GOV.PHTHE government has awarded the contract for the construction of the Quezon Avenue and East Avenue stations as well as tunnels of the first phase of the Metro Manila subway project to a joint venture of Japanese and Philippine construction companies, the Transportation department said.The joint venture of Japan’s Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd. and the Philippines’ D.M. Consunji, Inc. (Nishimatsu-DMCI ...