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A younger PAL

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In many ways, marketing an airline is similar to a beauty contest: age—or more specifically, the lack of it—can be a strong selling point.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Golden Week

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City of Dreams Manila, the integrated gaming and entertainment partnership between the SM group and Macau’s casino giant Melco Crown, is expected to open its doors on Oct. 1 this year instead of the earlier announced mid-year opening.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Women power

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In line with a recent Grant Thornton study, which showed that Filipino women are getting more influential in boardroom, Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands has brought onboard two more women to its board of directors. This makes five out of BPI’s 15 board members women—more than the comparative representation in the boardroom of other big banks in the country.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Winning streak

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They say good things come in pairs or threes but the transportation department—which is the one agency now that needs a positive lift as Metro Manila commuters simmer on MRT’s woes—has been defying those averages.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Manila Bulletin rally

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The demise of the head of a listed company is usually followed by uncertainty over the firm’s future direction which, in turn, leads of investors selling of the company’s stock.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Ayala @ 180

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As an enthralling prologue to “Inside Ayala,” a book published by the storied Filipino conglomerate in celebration of its 180th anniversary, Ayala Corp. chair emeritus Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala—handwritten in classic script using the traditional fountain pen— wrote a four-page message that’s both a memoir and a call for the future generation of leaders within the group to further build on the rich legacy.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Sugar showdown

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The group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan was seen in a huddle with folks from the Ty-led Metrobank group at the Meralco office in Ortigas sometime last week. It’s no longer a secret, of course, that MVP’s group is interested in the country’s largest sugar firm Victorias Milling Corp. and may soon gain a foothold beginning with the small but significant stake held by the Metrobank group.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Never say die

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The contract signing between the government and the Ayala Corp.-Metro Pacific Investments tandem for the automated fare collection system PPP—the transportation department’s first—went off without a hitch on Monday. Well and good, right?

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz

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Expect SM Retail to be more aggressive in putting up multiple format stand-alone food retail outlets—whether it’s SM Supermarket, Hypermarket, SaveMore or Waltermart—especially as its retailing “frenemy” has gained headway in the supermarket numbers game.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Looming upgrade

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It seems the folks over at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines are expecting some good news to come out of Wednesday’s “validating visit” by inspectors of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz

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It seems the Megawide-GMR consortium has finally decided to fight back, after several weeks of being on the receiving end of a pro-Filinvest-Changi media campaign over the Mactan Cebu International Airport project.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Ginebra play

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Shares of conglomerate San Miguel Corp., which have long lagged PSEi peers during the recent run-up, have rebounded by 26.8 percent in the last two trading days. So what’s brewing in SMC? Stock dealers cite a play ahead of the company’s March 27 investors’ briefing on its 2013 annual results. Some say prices are catching up with the company’s net asset value of more than P100 a share. There was likewise speculation in the market that hard liquor unit Ginebra San Miguel will soon be up for grabs, which market sources say would be logical given the strong investor appetite for branded consumer businesses.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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