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Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong rank as world's priciest cities

Mar 20, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Paris climbs to the top of the 'World's Priciest Cities' list, tying first with both Singapore and Hong Kong

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:43 PM

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which identifies the best urban playgrounds to live and work in

VIENNA. Austria's Vienna at sunset. File photo from Shutterstock

Quality of PH democracy 'adversely affected' under Duterte – report

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2017 also says President Rodrigo Duterte's continued attacks on media have worsened the press freedom situation in the Philippines

Manila one of the least safe cities globally – Safe Cities Index

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Manila ranked number 55 out of 60 major cities in the 2017 edition of the Safe Cities Index

CITYSCAPE. This general view shows informal settlers' homes (foreground) dwarfed by high-rise buildings in the background near the port of Manila on August 20, 2014. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Microfinance loans hit P11.3B in 2015 – BSP

May 17, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cites better coordination among banks government agencies and the private sector for the surge in microfinance loans

Trump presidency a major global risk – research group

Mar 17, 2016 - 2:39 PM

The prospect of Donald Trump winning the US presidency represents a global threat on a par with jihadist militancy destabilizing the world economy the Economist Intelligence Unit says

'GLOBAL RISK' Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, USA, March 14, 2016. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Global volatility shaking up worldwide living costs – survey

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Singapore remains the most expensive city in the world followed by Zurich and Hong Kong tied at second

epa05202294 A general view of the financial district seen from across the Marina Bay in Singapore, 09 March 2016. EPA/WALLACE WOON

Melbourne keeps crown as world's most liveable city

Aug 19, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Melbourne comes out on top of the annual Liveability Ranking study of 140 cities for the 5th year

FAST FACTS: Singapore world records

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Here are some of the many accolades that Singapore has earned through the years

GATEWAY. Singapore is a gateway of European investors and tourists to ASEAN, which the Philippines is part of. File photo by Rappler

Jakarta is at bottom of ‘Safe Cities Index 2015'

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:53 PM

Which one is the safest? The world’s most populous city – Tokyo

NOT SAFE? Jakarta was the least safe among 50 cities covered, below Tehran. Photo by EPA