By Amy R. Remo
Japanese firms are reportedly taking a step back from their planned participation in the Philippine government’s public-private partnership program (PPP), deterred largely by the uncertainties in the country’s business and regulatory environment.
By Massie Santos Ballon
In the movie “The Social Network,” the story line contrasts the speed with which Mark Zuckerberg develops and launches a university-wide site against the terse e-mails he uses to stall the Winklevoss twins for weeks. By limiting contact to e-mails, the movie shows how Zuckerberg kept the twins thinking he was still working on their project when he’d already moved beyond their original idea.
By Doris C. Dumlao
First Metro Investment Corp., the investment house unit of the Metrobank group, has obtained a license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to offer trust and other fiduciary services.