By Ben O. de Vera
The rate of taxes slapped on medium-sized businesses operating in the Philippines remained one of the highest in the Asia Pacific, exceeding both the regional and global averages, according to a joint report of World Bank and global professional services network and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
By Amy R. Remo
Salaries in the Philippines are expected to increase by an average of 7 percent in 2015, the same as the projected average pay rise across countries in the Asia Pacific, a survey conducted by professional services company Towers Watson showed.
By Miguel R. Camus
Cheaper ticket prices and a booming global population will drive growth in the air passenger sector through 2034, with Asia Pacific seen to account for almost half of worldwide traffic through that period, the International Air Transport Association, or IATA, said in a report.
The Asia-Pacific (Apac) is a growing market for oil and gas resources, and member-countries are expected to make long-term investments in the industry, according to a think tank based in the United States.
Fear of obsolescence and the need for competitive compensation and benefits are among the key concerns of employees in Asia Pacific, according to a new report by SAP, produced with research group Oxford Economics.