Jessica Miller | February 23, 2011
Staggering does not even describe the cost the Philippines is paying for tobacco use in the country. The Global Adult Tobacco Survey conducted by the Department of Health and the National Statistics Office with technical and financial assistance from the World Health Organization, the United States Center for Disease Control and the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use showed that the annual productivity losses and premature deaths from smoking Virginia cigs could go as “high as US$ 2.93 billion” or more than P130 billion.
Jessica Miller | May 31, 2010
A gauge of Australia’s annual inflation accelerated in May above the top of the central bank’s target range to the fastest pace since October 2008. Consumer prices advanced 3.7 percent from a year earlier, after gaining 2.9 percent in April, according to an index compiled by TD Securities Ltd. and the Melbourne Institute released in Sydney today. Prices increased 0.5 percent from a month earlier, when they rose 0.4 percent.