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Small power politics at play in dispute

By Francis Anthony T. Valentin, Special Features Writer THE WEST PHILIPPINE Sea, or South China Sea, is a major trade route, a source of potentially massive...

Taxis seek fair shake after disruption

ASK TAXI DRIVERS and they will unload a litany of complaints on how Uber or Grab (or both) have been competing unfairly, no thanks...

Insecurity driving China’s hostility in territorial rows, secessionist areas

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr. ON OCCASION, a fraternity gets big enough such that its members begin to establish cliques of their own, causing disunity...

Multinational corporations in the Philippines: What do they want?

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr. CAPITAL AND INVESTMENTS are like water — they go where they are welcome and accommodated. Small water tributaries merge with...

How the millennials are influencing industries across ASEAN countries

By Erika Denise L. Dizon, Special Features Writer MAKING SENSE of the younger generation is a reality that not everyone can fully grasp. Amid an integrated...

Filipino warmth brings higher sales

By Imee Charlee C. Delavin, Senior Reporter SELLING the unique Filipino experience to the world helped pave the success stories of local companies that made it...

Jollibee aims to be in world’s top 5

By Keith Richard D. Mariano JOLLIBEE FOODS CORP. (JFC), the biggest fast food chain in Asia, remains focused on expanding abroad to reach another milestone:...

Philippines: ASEAN’s investment hub

By Keith Richard D. Mariano, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES is proving to be a critical investment gateway to the emerging Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market,...

Cheap rice or costly chicken nuggets?

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter A SHOWDOWN looms among the President’s men over the ticklish matter of prolonging the country’s rice quota. Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary...

How migration drives the world economy

MIGRATION is a key feature of a more interconnected world. Despite significant concerns about its economic and social implications, the movement of people across the...

Harnessing our growth momentum

Below is the keynote speech which he delivered at the Conrad Manila during the BusinessWorld-PAL ASEAN Regional Forum held last Nov. 24. Fernando Zobel de...

Is the Duterte gov’t on the road to reversing gains of...

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr. The stock market is one of several indicators that show how an economy or a country is doing because it...

Philippines top pick of services sector

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter The Philippines remains a market of choice for services, thanks to its educated and English-speaking residents but investors emphasize...

How the Philippines can compete in the ASEAN community

By Francis Anthony T. Valentin, Special Features Writer The long anticipated ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) finally came into force on Dec. 31, 2015. Its establishment...