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  • Business & Features,  Politics & Law

    Behind Kazakhstan’s Success In Business

    Ernst & Young executive John Ferraro has become an huge supporter of doing business in Kazakhstan. He cites the government’s enthusiasm, the “can-do” attitude of Kazakhstan citizens and the geography as major reasons to invest in this economy. The country lies on both sides of the Ural River and is one of only two landlocked countries in the world positioned on two continents. Kazakhstan shares borders with both Russia and China. The economy of this country also makes it an attractive target for investment. In addition to crude oil, the country exports textiles, wheat, livestock, and uranium. Kazakhstan made history by being the first former Soviet country to to pay…

  • Economy,  News & Current Events

    SSS Contribution Rate Increase

    It was already announced before the possibility of increasing the monthly premium of Social Security System (SSS) members. And in January 2014, it will take effect. Hopefully will not be a burden, especially for ordinary Filipinos. Many would say, the higher the contribution is, the higher retirement benefits you could get. If the members would only receive the right benefits from SSS and there will be no issues of corruption like unreasonable bonuses and perks of its officials, then this would be a very welcome development. SSS have emailed its members of the upcoming new rates of contributions. Dear Self-Employed, Voluntary and OFW Members: Effective January 2014, the Social Security…

  • News & Current Events,  Security & Safety

    No Pattern In Media Killings – PNP

    Three Special Investigation Task Groups (SITG) looking into three separate incidents of violence involving media personnel in Bukidnon, Surigao and Davao recently, do not see any common pattern among the cases. The Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) thru Task Force USIG is keeping tab of all ongoing investigation into cases of violence committed against working journalists. “At this early stage of investigation, there are no peculiar indications of a link that can connect the three incidents,” according to PNP Chief, Director General Alan L Purisima. The Chief PNP nonetheless expressed confidence that SITGs formed by the concerned Police Regional Offices will be able to achieve significant breakthrough in the investigation of these cases. He assured…