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Lost Bangko Sentral Registration Document

This Circular informs that, the registration document of the foreign direct investments of Fujitsu International Engineering Limited, Japan in Fujitsu Telecom Systems Philippines, Inc. has been reported lost and it should not be honored if found and presented for purchase of foreign exchange for capital repatriation or remittance of dividends. Circ ...
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Amendment on the Allowable Investments of Unit Investment Trust Funds

This Circular is to notify the amendment of Subsection X410.9/4410Q.9 of the Manual of Regulations for Banks and Manual of Regulations for Non-Bank Financial Institutions, on the allowable investments of UIT Funds. Circular No. 999, Series of 2018
Date: 14 March 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Guidelines on the Electronic Submission of the Minimum Liquidity Ratio Report during the Observation Period

This Circular notifies the procedures to be observed for the quarterly submission of the Minimum Liquidity Ratio Report during observation period from 1 January to 31 December 2018. Only electronic submissions originating from officially registered e-mail address/es of BSP Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs) shall be recognized and accep ...
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Uniform Loan and Mortgage Agreement and its Supplemental Terms and Conditions Templates for Real Estate Mortgages

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas informs that the Uniform Loan and Mortgage Agreement and its Supplemental Terms and Conditions templates proposed by the industry and confirmed by the Land Registration Authority are ready for use by BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions for their Real Estate Mortgages. Memorandum No. M-2018-001
Date: 18 January 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Philippine Payments Management Inc (PPMI)

Recognition of Philippine Payments Management, Inc as the payment system management body (PSMB) under the National Retail Payment System (NRPS) by the Monetary Board. Circular Letter No. CL-2018-005
Date: 12 January 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Amendments to the Manual of Registration on Foreign Exchange Transactions as amended

The Regulations on Foreign Exchange Transactions Manual is revised. Circular No. 984; Series of 2017
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Updated List of Accredited Rural Financial Institutions for implementing the Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act of 2009, this Circular lists the Rural Financial Institutions accredited by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Agricultural Credit Policy Council. Circular Letter No. CL- 2017- 074
Date: 20 December 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Temporary Window for Registration of Private Sector Foreign Loans/Borrowings

These Guidelines are issued with respect to the six-month temporary window for registration of private sector foreign loans/borrowings. Circular No. 985; Series of 2017
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

BSP Operations pursuant to Malacanang Memorandum Circular No. 37

This Memorandum requires all banks and NBQBs to make necessary prior arrangements to ensure smooth operations on the regular holidays and the dates immediately after covered by Malacanang Memorandum Circular No. 37. Memorandum No. M-2017- 037
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Standards for Accreditation of the Microfinance NGOs Act

Draft Governance, Social and Financial Performance refers to the formulation of the Standards for Accreditation of Microfinance NGOs pursuant to the implementation of Republic Act No. 10693.
Date: 29 November 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Securities and Exchange Commission

Relaunched Consolidation Program for Rural Banks (CPRB)

Consolidation Program for Rural Banks (CPRB) is a progressive incentive program designed to encourage mergers and consolidations among Rural Banks (RBs) and it was established to strengthen the rural banking industry, in recognition of the major role that RBs play in providing essential financial services to communities, particularly in their speci ...
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Reduction of Reserve Requirement on Repurchase Transactions

Circular No. 983; Series of 2017
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Enhanced Guidelines on Information Security Management

This circular is to notify that the Monetary Board has approved the revisions to the guidelines on information security management of Bangko Sentral Supervised Financial Institutions. Circular No. 982; Series of 2017
Date: 09 November 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Guidelines on the Voluntary Acceptance by Banks of NDS Banknotes from the General Public for Replacement or Exchange with NGC Banknotes

A new deadline was established for the replacement or exchange of New Design Series (NDS) Banknotes with the BSP from the general public not later than 29 December 2017 pursuant to Circular No. 977. Memorandum No. M-2017-036
Date: 10 November 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Online Submission of Risk-Based Capital Adequacy (RBCA) Reports

Online submission of Risk-Based Capital Adequacy (RBCA) Report not in compliance with the requirements of this Circular shall be deemed non-submission of the RBCA Report. SEC Memorandum Circular No. 12; Series of 2017
Date: 09 October 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Securities and Exchange Commission

Clarification on the Deadline for Compliance with the Requirement of Circular No. 958

Memorandum No. M-2017-031
Date: 04 October 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Central Bank

Revenue Memorandum Circular publishing Republic Act No. 10927

Revenue Memorandum Circular publishing an act designating casinos as covered persons under the anti-money laundering act of 2001. Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 81-2017
Date: 16 August 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Non-Acceptance of Checks/Drawn Checks from World Partners Bank, Inc

Revenue Memorandum Circular instructing all collection officers not to accept Checks/ Drawn Checks from World Partners Bank (A Thrift Bank), INC., as the subject bank is prohibited from doing business in the Philippines. Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 80-2017
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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