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Tried selling a condo to the President? Wait until after 2016

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How often do you get text messages offering to sell you a condominium unit or two that the text claims you can afford? It looks like even President Benigno Aquino III isn’t immune to them.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Thai coup raises fears for ‘sick’ economy

Thai soldiers walk after being deployed to guard in Bangkok's Victory Monument, Thailand, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Markets have largely taken May's military takeover in their stride, but there is still nervousness about a regime that has put the air force chief in charge of the economy and appointed the navy commander to oversee tourism.  AP

The last time Thailand had a coup, the stock market crashed when the kingdom imposed draconian capital controls. This time around, investors hope the generals have learned their lesson.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Russia’s Davos opens amid worries, Western no-shows

Participants take part in the annual Economic Forum in Saint-Petersburg, on Thursday, May 22, 2014. President Vladimir Putin's showcase economic forum opened Thursay in his hometown Saint Petersburg as worries grow over Russia's economy and after pullouts by Western business chiefs over the crisis in Ukraine. The Saint Petersburg Economic Forum is touted as Russia's answer to Davos, an annual meeting of global business leaders which President Vladimir Putin has attended every year since 2005 and often uses to sign major deals and rub shoulders with state leaders.  AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA

President Vladimir Putin’s showcase economic forum opened in his hometown on Thursday amid worrying times for Russia’s economy and pullouts by Western business chiefs over the crisis in Ukraine.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: San Miguel’s mega-airport

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It was a few years in the making but San Miguel Corp. president Ramon S. Ang had to make sure that the timing was right and all potential legal issues were clarified before proposing the massive $10-billion airport project to Malacañang as an alternative to the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Asian shares dip, Wall St. loss and Ukraine hit sentiment

People wait for a signal to change in front of an electronic stock price indicator in Tokyo on April 7, 2014. Asian markets were mostly lower Monday, April 28, following a negative lead from Wall Street, while tensions in Ukraine added to selling pressure.  AP FILE PHOTO

Asian markets were mostly lower Monday following a negative lead from Wall Street, while tensions in Ukraine added to selling pressure.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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