SEC warns against six investment-taking entities

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in separate advisories warned the public against the investment-taking activities of six entities that are not registered as...

A multi-layered revenge drama

A GROUP of poor people take on fake identities to uncover the truth about the unexplained disappearance of relatives in the new ABS-CBN drama...

A Minute with: Michelle Williams on playing Steven Spielberg’s mother

LONDON — Michelle Williams won critical acclaim for her performance in Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical coming-of-age drama, The Fabelmans, and her portrayal of the director’s...

RRR composer confident his ‘Naatu Naatu’ song is Oscar-worthy

LOS ANGELES — “Naatu Naatu,” the standout song in the Indian period film RRR, has won a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award,...

DoLE: Filipino POGO workers to get benefits if industry shuts down

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said on Thursday that it will ensure Filipinos working in offshore gaming companies get the appropriate separation...

Higher cap on credit card charges to boost banks

THE HIGHER ceiling for credit card charges will support Philippine banks’ net interest margins amid rising rates, Fitch Ratings said.  Fitch said in a commentary...

French CGT, Sud Rail unions eye three more days of rail strikes over pension...

PARIS — French trade unions CGT and Sud Rail called on railway workers to take part in a nationwide strike on Jan. 31 over...

Arbitrage opportunities

By Benel D. Lagua
AS a student of finance, I have always been fascinated by the Big Mac Index which The Economist invented in 1986 as a lighthearted...

The lost art of writing commendation letters

By Rey Elbo
I agree. As I’ve said in that article, praising people is akin to sunlight, available and free to all. So why can’t we do the same thing to our workers? All we need to do is discover what’s readily available, easy and practical. This includes writing commendation letters to those who deserve it.

ECCP: PHL to attract ‘billions’ after easing investment caps

THE European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is expecting the Philippines to attract “billions” worth of investments after various industries were cleared to...

‘Hot money’ flows turn net positive in 2022

FOREIGN portolio investment funds entering the Philippines outweighed those exiting in 2022, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Thursday, representing a turnaround...

Galunggong imports below quota as end of closed season nears

IMPORTS of round scad, known as galunggong, topped 25,000 metric tons (MT) as the closed fishing season neared its end in northern Palawan, the...
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