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Singapore downplays ‘world’s most expensive city’ tag

A couple sit on deck chairs facing the financial skyline along the Singapore river, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Singapore. AP PHOTO

Singapore on Wednesday played down a global survey showing that it is now the world’s most expensive city, a finding that has triggered outrage among Singaporeans struggling with rising costs.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gravely-ill patients choose to reverse their deadly destinies


Here’s a story that almost ended with the subject joining the ranks of the dearly departed. Garments businessman and choreographer Ronald Allan Jumamil suddenly suffered a heart attack in September 2010 at the age of 40.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Science and Health | Read More »

Commuting now made easy at San Lorenzo Place Luxury Residences

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Nowadays, a stress-free and hassle-free commute going to work may seem impossible to Filipinos. Heavy traffic, pollution, price hikes and lack of transportation are the culprits behind this never-ending problem that makes it difficult for commuters to travel each day.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Empire East launches Kasara Tower 3

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Real Estate pioneer Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. (EELHI) recently launched Tower 3 of its first resort-inspired residential development, the Kasara Urban Resort Residences in Pasig City.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Empire East launches new tower of The Rochester

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines leading real estate developer Empire East Land Holdings, Inc (EELHI) recently launched the newest tower of its upcoming residential address in Pasig City that offers comfort and convenience for every Filipino family – The Rochester. Nestled along Elisco Road in Brgy. San Joaquin Pasig City, The Rochester, is a multi-cluster [...]

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Meralco facility improvements usher Manila Hotel into the next century


When the Philippine Department of Tourism set a target of 10-million tourist arrivals by the end of 2016, coupled with a massive country branding campaign, it was up to various players of tourism and hospitality to improve their facilities and deliver based on tourist expectations. That includes the 100-year old Manila Hotel.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Quality living at The Alvendia

Premier property developer Rockwell Land Corp. recently introduced another exclusive community at The Alvendia. The launch was made after the success of its first foray into horizontal development, 205 Santolan by Rockwell.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Hermes accuses LVMH of historic fraud—report

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Hermes, the select handbag and scarf maker, accused luxury conglomerate LVMH of carrying out the “most important fraud in the history of the French stock market” in a court filing, as quoted in the Les Echos newspaper on Wednesday.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Save more, Filipinos urged


Suze Orman, a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, bestselling author and one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, according to Forbes Magazine, lives by simple rules: Live below your means but within your needs, and get as much joy out of saving as you do spending.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hot Wheels: Toyota to replace aging Highlander SUV

Bill Fay, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., presents the 2014 Toyota Highlander at the New York International Auto Show, in New York's Javits Center,  Wednesday, March 27, 2013. AP

Toyota’s Highlander family hauler is getting quieter and more stylish, but with the look of an athlete who’s not afraid to mix it up.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Hermes posts record profit in 2012


Luxury fashion group Hermes, known for silk scarves and handbags, reported on Thursday a record profit for 2012, confirming a stellar performance for France’s luxury industry as a whole last year.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

11 Filipino tycoons make it to Forbes list

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Eleven tycoons from the Philippines made it to Forbes Magazine’s 2013 roster of richest people on the planet, still led by Henry Sy and family whose group dominates local retailing, residential and mall development, and banking.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

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  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

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  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
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  • Global Nation

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  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
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