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Nasdaq snaps losing streak, leads market higher

Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rallied Tuesday, leading the market to its first day of gains after three straight losses.  AP

The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rallied Tuesday, leading the market to its first day of gains after three straight losses.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

15 PPP projects set in next 12 months

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The $115.56-million Integrated Transport System-Southwest Terminal Project is one of the 15 projects under the PPP program that the government plans to roll out over the next 12 months.  PHOTO FROM PPP.GOV.PH

The government plans to roll out 15 projects worth a combined $14 billion (or roughly P630 billion), under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) program over the next 12 months, PPP Center executive director Cosette Canilao said Monday.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Meralco fetes Pagcor chief

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PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Cristino L. Naguiat, Jr. (middle) receives the 2013 Special Luminary Award from Meralco CEO Oscar S. Reyes (left) during the “Luminaries Awards Night” held at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel last April 2, 2014. Looking on is Al Panlilio, Meralco’s Senior VP and Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Marketing Communication. Chairman Naguiat was accorded the Special Luminary Award in recognition of his efforts to promote the Philippines as the next international destination for gaming, entertainment and tourism through the Entertainment City project. PHOTO courtesy of PAGCOR

The head of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has been recognized for his efforts to promote the Philippines as the next international destination for gaming, entertainment and tourism through the Entertainment City project.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ayala group celebrates 180th anniversary

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Ayala y Compañia set up office on Echague Street in Quiapo, Manila

In the office of Ayala Corp. chair Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala at Tower One in Makati City are a framed photograph of the old Ayala y Cia building on Echague Street in Manila, portraits of his great-aunt Mercedes Zobel and her husband Joseph McMicking and a framed map of what Hacienda Makati looked like long before the group got into real estate development.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nigeria becomes Africa’s biggest economy

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Nigeria on Sunday became Africa’s biggest economy, leap-frogging South Africa, after the government announced a long-overdue rebasing of the country’s gross domestic product.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Singapore firms to tap agri, retail trades in PH

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Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam, center, is escorted by President Aquino, right, as he reviews the troops during a welcoming ceremony Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Malacanang Palace grounds in Manila at the start of his four-day state visit to discuss trade and security between the two countries. Singaporean companies are now keen on tapping investment opportunities in the country’s agriculture, retail and infrastructure industries.  AP

Encouraged by the Philippine economy’s robust growth, Singaporean companies are now keen on tapping investment opportunities in the country’s agriculture, retail and infrastructure industries.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More mergers in rural banking sector seen

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Depositors are greeted by an iron grill gate and a notice announcing the closure of Rural Bank of San Fernando in San Fernando town, Cebu province. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas expects more mergers in the rural banking sector as industry players take advantage of regulatory incentives, allowing them to time their moves to gain greater economies of scale.  TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects more mergers in the rural banking sector as industry players take advantage of regulatory incentives, allowing them to time their moves to gain greater economies of scale.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Equity-laced fund gets SEC permit

David Leechiu (second from right) leads new equity-laced fund Soldivo Strategic Growth Fund Inc.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the registration of a new equity-laced fund, Soldivo Strategic Growth Fund Inc., led by property consulting veteran David Leechiu.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan auto firms rue industry roadmap delay

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Toyota Innova assembly at Santa Rosa factory.  PHOTO BY TESSA SALAZAR

Japanese automotive firms may consider relocating their Philippine operations to neighboring countries if the government is unable to issue the much-awaited roadmap that will outline the strategic direction, policies and new incentives needed to make the automotive industry more competitive.

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

Bringing Sweepstakes back in Filipinos’ minds

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THAT LOTTO ticket or the Sweepstakes stub you buy goes a long, long way in helping fellow Filipinos get through their medical needs, PCSO chair Margie Juico exhorts

Even the most popular of brands can meet an untimely death. For instance, the brand ‘’Sweepstakes” was synonymous to luck, to big winnings and incredible fortunes when it was first introduced in the Philippines in the ’60s.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A CEO in the service of God and man

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THE Habitat exec hard at work

For Charlito “Charlie” Ayco, chief executive officer and managing director of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, there is no work more meaningful and fulfilling than helping people. His years of experience working with Habitat further strengthened his mission in life, which is to serve God and man.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Soar to the skies or wallow in the mud!

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One unforgettable day, I learned a very important lesson from no less than former Senate President Jovito R. Salonga, who walked me through the offices of Kilosbayan, placed one hand on my shoulder, and said softly but clearly: “Dante, let us give this matter THE IMPORTANCE IT DESERVES.”

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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