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Biz Buzz: One step back, two steps forward


Japanese gaming magnate Kazuo Okada is all but certain of losing his P100 million bond with Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. for what will almost surely be his firm’s failure to complete a promised mega hotel and gaming center in the Entertainment City that is rising on the edge of Manila Bay.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Hitting the beach


After the collapse of negotiations between Ayala Land Inc. and Panlilio-led Boulevard Holdings Inc. (BHI) for what could have been the former’s acquisition of a beachfront landbank in the Puerto Azul area, it seems that a new suitor has emerged.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Condo transfer scam?


Rumors are going around that a prominent Chinoy family—which owns one of the biggest construction companies in the country and whose company name is seen plastered across construction cranes in many skyscraper construction sites—is involved in a multimillion-peso scam, together with a Korean national and the son of a socialite-lawmaker.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biz Buz: Supercar of the North


The Aquino administration has used the influx of ultra-luxury car brands into the country—among them the Bentley and the Rolls-Royce and exotic cars such as Lamborghinis and Maseratis—as a concrete validation of the country’s rising economic status.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Condo wars redux


The raging dispute over the future of the posh Urdaneta Apartments on the corner of Ayala Ave. and Edsa—the country’s first high-rise condo—is now out in the open, with the other party of the dispute airing its side to Biz Buzz over the weekend.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »



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