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Present state of the market


If there is a technical term that can generally describe the state of the market at present, according to a colleague, is the word “consolidation.”

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Gov’t consolidates statistics agencies

The country’s statistical agencies are now consolidated into one body called the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA).   The PSA will absorb the National Statistics Office (NSO), National Statistical Coordination Board (NSBC), Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) and Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES).   The PSA will be responsible for the conduct of national [...]

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

SM Prime set to become Asia’s largest property firm


Tycoon Henry Sy’s flagship property unit SM Prime Holdings Inc. has obtained the approval of stockholders to undertake a P279-billion transaction that will consolidate all affiliate property firms and create what may become Southeast Asia’s largest property firm.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Inside info?


An official of this large publicly listed company sold some shares in his company shortly before a subsidiary reported a major adverse development that resulted in a free fall of the share prices of affiliated companies. As such, regulatory filings suggest that the official was able to lock up gains ahead of the selldown—although it remains to be proven whether he had done so because of some advanced information not available to the investing public.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Merger of SM property units eyed


The family of tycoon Henry Sy Sr. is considering an external proposal to consolidate property-related businesses, including residential property arm SM Development Corp. and flagship shopping mall unit SM Prime Holdings, into a single publicly listed entity.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Ramos firm to sell 7.728M treasury shares


Global insurance giant Sun Life of Canada is on the lookout for acquisition opportunities in the Philippines, as rising capital requirement is seen prompting more consolidation in the local insurance industry.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

PAL, AirPhil consolidation under Tanduay deferred


Taipan Lucio Tan has carved out flag carrier Philippine Airlines and budget airline Air Philippines Corp. from the roster of core businesses to be consolidated under Tanduay Holdings Inc. ahead of its major equity offering and transformation into holding firm LT Group Inc.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

BSP moves to push banking sector consolidation


Wanting to trim the number of players in the banking industry, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said lenders that would undergo mergers or acquire smaller players would be allowed to branch out or put up more branches in “restricted” areas in Metro Manila.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Consolidation of Tan firms under proposed LT Group ‘progressing’

Tanduay Holdings president Michael Tan. PHOTO FROM LUXURYMANILA.COM

Tanduay Holdings Inc. is now “more than halfway through” the consolidation of major businesses under the group of tycoon Lucio Tan and is proceeding with up to three billion-share top-up offering within the year or early 2013, company president Michael Tan said.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Rural banking sector to pursue consolidation


The rural banking sector is inclined to pursue the consolidation of small industry players in a bid to gain financial strength and attract foreign investors. Rural banks are currently prohibited by law to have foreign shareholders, but the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) is convincing Congress to pass a bill that will allow [...]

Posted: August 7th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »



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