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Facilitators to growth and development

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Since its foundation in 1974, the nonstock, nonprofit Investment House Association of the Philippines (IHAP) has been working...

Manila International Auto Show 2019: Driving fun and function in the...

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Car lovers and motor enthusiasts rejoice because the country’s most anticipated car and motor show is back in...

Reyes Tacandong & Co. (RT&Co.): Trailblazing a path toward digital transformation

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Technology has already made itself integral to modern business. From fields of health care, to automobiles, to agriculture,...

Celebrating the best of Davao City

In celebrating the 82nd year of its cityhood, Davao City marks another year of progress and development. From a simple village composed of various...

Looking towards real estate in 2019

Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Recent years will show that the Philippine property market has become one of the most valuable in all of...

Charting the future of the oil sector

There is nothing that has been more crucial to the development of the modern age than the oil industry. Its importance led to the...

A long history of Philippine customs excellence

Even as the Bureau of Customs celebrates its 117th year anniversary today, its task of overseeing trade in the country dates back to even...

How Chinese New Year finds its roots in myth and legend

Otherwise known as the Spring Festival in modern China, Chinese New Year is a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on...

The near future of Philippine office space

Owing to the country’s continued economic growth, powered by growing consumption and ongoing infrastructure development, the Philippines is on the fast track towards prominence...

Honoring a father

Of all the titans in Philippine business, there are few, if any, who can match the legacy of SM Group of Companies founder Henry...

Philippine firms honored in ASEAN Business Awards 2018

To recognize the best and brightest in Southeast Asia’s business community, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) launched the annual ASEAN Business Awards...

The legacy of a great man

The loss of banking and business magnate Dr. George S.K. Ty is being felt in all the corners of the Philippine business community. Though chiefly...

Security in a world of too much data

BusinessWorld holds Cybersecurity Forum By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Cybersecurity starts from within. That is the clarion call expressed by the speakers at BusinessWorld’s first...

Global trade and the Philippine economy

Much talk has been made recently about rising trade tensions putting a hamper on global economic growth among businessmen and financial experts. Releasing a...

Mark Jasson C. Ilao, CFA: A teacher at heart

When Mark Jasson C. Ilao was younger, he delighted in teaching. Whether it’s with his friends and acquaintances from back when he was earning...

Vehicles to boost your business

At the heart of the most successful businesses is an efficient and orderly system of operations. A business is a well-oiled machine, with different...

The measure of a patriot

It is said that you can find patriotism in the simple act of doing one’s duty. Ask not what your country can do for...

An advocate of good governance and Philippine competitiveness

At a time when skyrocketing inflation is presenting economic challenges within the country, and an increasingly tricky global politics posing difficulties, Philippine competitiveness is...

The drivers of change in global logistics

As an industry mostly concerned with speed, global logistics, which comprises of a wide range of business from container shipping, courier companies, port operators,...

Where do Filipinos go

When asked where they spend their leisure time, Filipinos rarely answer with anything other than the mall or their own homes. An adventurous few...

The present and future of insurance brokerage

It only makes sense that as an economy grows, the need for insurance also increases. For instance, consider non-life insurance. As the average household...

Preparing to take out a mortgage

Buying a new car or property can be a daunting task, especially for those who have never done it before. Very few people are...

Pinnacles of evolution

Both in the natural world and the modern, man-made one, evolution is the key to survival. Such a fact is especially true in the...

Tricky schemes to watch out for

In the rising tide of the Philippine economy, many ships have received bounty. Amid the flood of foreign investors and new businesses into the...

The rise of eSports in the Philippines

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Though the industry takes its roots in the 2000s, the international eSports scene did not see much traction...

Changing house-hunting habits fuel growth of property portals

THE country’s real estate sector is facing disruption as pressure from changing consumer habits push developers and agents online, according to property services portal Dot Property.

Should your restaurant start offering delivery?

Arguably the most popular industry that young entrepreneurs want to get into is foodservice, especially in a food-loving country like the Philippines. Every block...

Weathering the storm of disruption

THE STORM of disruption that has besieged corporations and businesses throughout the decade is only growing stronger, with technology giants like Amazon, Uber, and Netflix rising from the ashes. Now, banks are on the storm’s path, with the development of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and their applications threatening to render banks and other financial services obsolete.

New office offers a glimpse of the country’s future

THE PHILIPPINES’ Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector has come a long way since the country overtook India as the global leader for voice-based services in 2010. As the country’s best-performing sector for the past four years, as well as the biggest employment generator according to government records, the IT-BPM industry has seen much talk trying to envision where it is headed next.

Blockchain-powered real estate platform launched in Philippines

REAL ESTATE investors rejoice. Property solutions provider Qwikwire is seeking to simplify and streamline how cross-border property transactions work by launching AQWIRE, a blockchain-powered listing platform for real estate.

Top tech innovations sweeping the SUV market

The SUV commands perhaps the most distinctive presence in the automobile market. Intimidating, powerful, luxurious, such distinguishing traits are the characteristics that elevate the...

Pampanga: A beacon of Philippine culture, history, economy

As Metro Manila struggles with the country’s continued economic growth, developments of another kind are happening in Pampanga. As one of the areas included...

Electric scooters come of (volt)age

WITH the launch of the production models of its new Ionex electric scooter line, it is clear that Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer Kwang Yang Motoring Co. (KYMCO) is gunning for a spot alongside the leaders of the global electric vehicle (EV) movement.

A vision for organic and healthy Filipino cuisine

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Filipino cuisine is known the world over and to many, it is one of the key pillars of...

120 years of the Filipino dream

Memory fades. The foundation of many traditions and ceremonies was set as a way to revolt against this fallibility of our collective memories, an...

Cars of the future

Along with the rest of the world, the automobile industry is facing an era of unprecedented change. The convergence of factors such as technological...

Big data, a good or bad omen for Philippine business?

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer The fourth industrial revolution is heralding a world of rapidly transforming business landscapes. Across all industries, from media...

The social value of the local supermarket

Before there were paved highways and fast cars, before people could affordably go to any place anywhere in the world, and before every major...

Developing human capital for economic growth

To a layman, the relationship between education and economic growth is relatively straightforward. An educated population is a productive work force, and higher productivity...

Looking into the future of health care

The health care industry stands to benefit greatly from the strong economic growth of the Philippines, but it may also face new, unprecedented challenges....

BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation: Banking on growth opportunities

BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (BPI AMTC) is the largest stand-alone trust corporation with P577 billion in assets under management (AUM) as of...