Despite the advent of online retail, Filipinos still love the mall

IT IS SUNDAY. EDSA — typically heavy with 350,000 vehicles per day — finally breathes. The traffic, instead, moves indoors, where people flock inside the mall.

Is Airbnb really disrupting the local hotel industry?

IT IS MAN’S DESTINY to move, and in between each movement, there is a need for shelter.

Is the future of auction houses online?

WE’VE BEEN REDUCING our activities to the comforts of our small screens: shopping, dating, banking, studying, even attending funerals and masses. The same goes for art viewing and buying, as in the introduction of purely online auctions in the Philippines that started two years ago. Despite its convenience, the questions begs to be asked: How does technology disrupt the dynamics of traditional auctions?

Are Filipinos cutting the cord?

IN 2015, Filipinos were introduced to a new way of watching movies and TV shows. Subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services pitched a novel kind of content consumption, empowering viewers to watch whenever and wherever they want, provided they have a strong-enough internet connection.

How to solve the plastic crisis

JUST EIGHT COUNTRIES are responsible for most ocean plastic. They need help.

How stewardship can address pressing environmental issues

MERRIAM WEBSTER defines stewardship as “the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” In his encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis underscored man’s role as stewards of the environment, and not its master; the world being entrusted to us by God.

Socially responsible ETFs now come with a twist

A NONPROFIT investment manager is starting a group of “socially responsible” exchange-traded funds (ETF) that could change the face of values-based investing. Their twist: a little help from the experts themselves.

A walkthrough on InstaPay

By Ranier Olson R. Reusora, Researcher The adoption of a second clearing house meant to process real-time money transfers is expected to push more Filipinos...

Can consumers keep on availing of car loans amid TRAIN?

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher BANKS HAVE BEEN lending out more readily to consumers, offering promos and flexible payment schemes to entice first-time buyers...

AUB gears up for China market: A Q&A

By Carmina Angelica V. Olano SINCE its establishment in 1997, the Asia United Bank (AUB) has continuously transformed its processes digitally to become, in the...