BusinessWorld In-Depth, the Philippines’ leading business paper’s on-demand digital magazine, is now available on Magzter.
The first issue, “Banking in the Time of COVID-19”, features the complete First Quarterly Banking Report which revealed that in the first three months of the year, big banks reported lower profits, reduced capacity to absorb risky assets, and slower asset growth compared to the same period last year.
In addition to the financial data, this issue also provides feature articles on the sector. The banner story discusses banking in the so-called “new normal” that necessitated the use of digital platforms amid lockdown restrictions imposed by the government.
The article “Pandemic speeds up shift to digital banking” discusses this further in detail, while another feature looks at assistance provided to micro, small, and medium enterprises amid the pandemic. Rounding the roster of articles for this issue include the outlook for financial markets, stock recommendations for listed banks, and a Q&A session with Pag-IBIG Fund.
The second issue, “COVID-19 and Work-From-Home Tales”, compiles some of BusinessWorld‘s best COVID-19 special reports, published in March to July 2020, that tackled the crisis’ impact on various sectors — business, job market, seafarers, overseas Filipino workers, medical professionals, Church, agriculture, restaurants, events, jeepney drivers, graduates, and even prisoners.
It also features interviews with some professionals about their work-from-home life and lessons during the enhanced community quarantine. B-Side, BusinessWorld’s podcast launched at the start of the year, also offers a peek into other aspects of life and business amid the pandemic. The list of the episodes are also included in the issue.