Category: Business and economy

In these COVID times, Shakleton is the leader we need

How do you manage your and your team’s energy when stakes suddenly get high; when volatility and uncertainty increases, and; when there is suddenly a new worse case scenario?

Let’s break down the Manila Water deal between Ayala and Razon groups

Is there politics in the Manila Water ownership changes? Or is this just business?

What the Ayala-Razon deal on Manila Water means

Two of the richest Filipino families just announced a water deal that is suspect for its timing. One is at the bitter end of Duterte's tirades against the business elite, the other an ally.

Jon Ramon Aboitiz, a proud Cebuano who doesn’t fall in love with business

Jon Ramon Aboitiz, 70, was a pillar in one of the wealthiest, most enduring, and aggressively expanding conglomerates in the Philippines

Ayala has most family members named ‘Management Man of the Year’

FERNANDO ZOBEL DE AYALA is Management Man of the Year 2018, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) announced today. This makes the Zobel de Ayalas the family with most members (three) in this elite list. Previous to Fernando, his father Jaime and brother Jaime Augusto, or JAZA, were separately featured as “Management Man of ...

Who are the most generous employers of them all?

P98 million to P2.1 million was the range of average executive pay the most valuable listed firms paid each of their top executives in 2017

Dennis Uy on business and politics: What’s next won’t be what was

Businessman Dennis Uy, a close friend of President Rodrigo Duterte, delivers a speech on being a disruptor

2018 Forbes Billionaires: Henry Sy is now richer than Elon Musk; Manuel Villar doubles his wealth

Henry Sy, the only Filipino in Forbes’ annual list of Top 100 world dollar-billionaires, is richer than Elon Musk who is half his age.

Jack Ma (#JackMaXDLSU): Find a good boss, not a good company

"Don't be discouraged when people don't help you. Why should people help you? You should earn the right to be helped."

5 things I learned in Day 3 of probe into world’s largest bank heist

Solaire has defied the popular claim that casinos are the "blackhole" in anti-money laundering efforts. Junket agents play major role in cleaning or washing illegal funds via casinos. Chinese businessman Kim Wong seems to be the common thread among the different groups involved in the heist.

What you need to know about the CALAx project drama

Round One's winning bid was P11.66 billion. Round Two's is P27.3 billion. The difference is stark: P15.6 billion. Yet, the company that triggered a rebid, San Miguel, lost.

Money or integrity? The Cavite-Laguna road project case study

The controversial CALAx road project is a damn-if-you-do-damn-if-you-don't issue. It's a toss up, really, between money and integrity. The president chose money.

Interesting insights on China’s rich

The number of rich Chinese is expected to increase to 1.2 million, and the super rich to 73,000. About 50% own and/or manage their own business. Majority live in Beijing.

Ghost and lifeless after 2014 Sochi Olympics. Image shows a screenshot of a picture taken by Russian photographer Alexander Belenkiy as posted on his blog, http://macos.livejournal.com/939210.html

Sochi and why hosting the Olympics is not worth it  

'Hosting the Olympic Games is taking on one of the most financially risky mega projects that many cities and nations have learned to their peril.'

Stop counting Facebook ‘likes,’ learn from Coca-Cola’s ‘nickname bottle’

Coca-Cola has broken the secret code! The winning social media formula is the Narcissus strategy: Validate. Encourage. Reflect people’s specialness.

This is the LRT-1 project extending the current rail system to vote-rich Cavite. The consortium of conglomerates Ayala and Metro Pacific was the lone bidder last May 28, 2014 for the P65 billion deal. Map courtesy of PPP Center

Questions and an answer on San Miguel’s LRT-1 move

The biggest business group in the Philippines snubbed the bidding for the biggest infrastructure project of the government. Why is this raising eyebrows?

Garnish or levy? Wading thru jargons in Pacquiao tax issue

'Garnish' doesn't just involve food. Make sense of a big news story involving major personalities in global boxing and local governance — and lots of jargon

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Love affairs, Microsoft style

When I ran across a magazine article entitled, “A Big Windows Cleanup In Asia,” I was expecting to read something funny but who am I kidding? I was browsing an issue of Businessweek Magazine where the stories have more to do with what influence the financial markets rather than whether the movers and shakers have clear views from their swanky corner offices or not.