ICTSI receives green light for Visayas Container Terminal

THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued a notice to proceed to International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) for the rehabilitation and operation of...

Taylor Swift songs back on TikTok despite Universal Music dispute

TAYLOR SWIFT’s music has resurfaced on ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok despite an ongoing dispute between her record label and the social video platform. The timing...

Presenting provocative, psychosexual power dynamics

YOUR MOTHER’S SON (or, its superior curse-like title in Tagalog, Anak Ka ng Ina Mo) is acclaimed director Jun Robles Lana’s foray into the bomba genre, which at its worst is known for cheap sexual thrills and at its best can comment on Philippine society through the use of gratuitous sex scenes.

Gov’t fully awards Treasury bills at higher rates

THE GOVERNMENT made a full award of the Treasury bills (T-bills) it offered on Monday at higher rates as investors expect the US Federal...

Sunset Boulevard and Scherzinger shine at UK’s Olivier awards

LONDON — A revived version of Sunset Boulevard, the musical based on the 1950s film, and its leading actress Nicole Scherzinger were among the...

BSP unlikely to fully unwind rate hikes

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) is unlikely to bring its policy rate back to pre-pandemic levels this easing cycle as it aims to...

Food security: The other paradigm

By Chit U. Juan
Many economists think of scale and clustering as the only way to be food secure. Entrepreneurs tend to think differently. I was recently in Batanes...

Cebu still top pick for outsourcing and multinational firms — Colliers

By Dom Fredrick Andaya
COLLIERS PHILIPPINES has observed that outside Metro Manila, Cebu remains the top choice for outsourcing firms and multinational companies.

Emerging markets battle weak currencies amid dollar’s might

CURRENCY INTERVENTION has become a key battleground in emerging markets, especially Asia, as the latest leg up in the dollar piles pressure on officials...

Iran attacks Israel: What it implies for global economy, markets

By Mohamed A. El-Erian
IT IS GENERALLY agreed that this month has seen a significant escalation in long-standing Iran-Israel tensions. Both countries argue that their territory has been...

Metro Manila construction material retail price growth slowest in over four years

RETAIL PRICE growth of construction materials in Metro Manila eased in March, the slowest pace in over four years, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)...

Improving state revenue and boosting FDIs

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr.
Mid-April of each year is the deadline for the filing of income tax with no penalty and many taxpayers beat the deadline, so government...
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