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How the world spends its spare cash

This infographic originally appeared in BusinessWorld Weekender, Feb. 4-5 issue.

How your business will fare this year based on your animal...

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Amp up your business game plan in the Year of the...

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Some companies are rags to riches stories, while others bloom and boom only to go bust. There are many...

Star Wars success makes Disney world’s most powerful brand

WALT DISNEY is the world’s most powerful brand, thanks to the likable robots R2-D2 and C-3PO, who propelled the entertainment company to the top...

Redmayne in top form

By Michael Roddy, Reuters Movie Review The Danish Girl Directed by Tom Hooper SO THE QUESTION that was expected to arise — if only jokingly — with the...

Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival gets Korean spice

Text and photos by Louine Hope U. Conserva ILOILO CITY’s annual Dinagyang Festival, held every fourth weekend of January, is similar to Cebu’s Sinulog and...

How the Philippines ranks in economic freedom

According to the Heritage Foundation, which produces the Index of Economic Freedom, in partnership with Wall Street Journal, the Philippines' score in the index has...

January inflation could have eased from December, year ago — poll

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Reporter INFLATION is expected to have eased last month from a year ago as record-low oil prices and spillover effects...

A fisherman’s tale: of resilience and disaster risk reduction

By Mozart Pastrano But it was a sunny day. There were no dark clouds early that morning. The sea was not acting up at all....

Mozart in the Jungle: Mad Genius, or Drama Queen?

The Binge Jessica Zafra FROM THE TITLE I thought it was an adaptation of Fitzcarraldo, the Werner Herzog movie about a would-be rubber baron who dreams...

Zika virus, a wolf in sheep’s clothing

PARIS -- The world’s latest health scare is a seemingly minor illness that carries a killer wrapped inside: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus sweeping Latin...

A borough’d life

Movie Review Brooklyn Directed by John Crowley By Noel Vera JOHN CROWLEY’s Brooklyn is a beautifully gauzy dream of a movie where all the folks...

Sri Lanka destroys giant illegal ivory haul

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA -- Sri Lanka’s government on Tuesday destroyed its biggest ever illegal ivory haul in the first public crushing of poached tusks...

Trade int(ERAP)ted?

When President Joseph E. Estrada stepped down amid a popular uprising about 15 years ago, one of the failings laid on his doorstep was...

Filipinos' optimism surges to fresh high – SWS

Optimism over the quality of life rose to a record high in the fourth quarter, while confidence about economic growth prospects perked up during...

Philippines is 33rd best country to live in – report

PHL places 33rd in ranking of best countries THE PHILIPPINES is the 33rd best country to live in, according to a ranking on 60 countries...

Shrinking screens, bigger bucks

By Pola Esguerra del Monte Assistant editor, BWorld University   The 1280x720 screen burst to life. Little people, now smaller than ever, begin talking in front of the...

US Pizza Hut has an answer for LeBron and all the pizzeria...

AMERICANS ARE BUYING more pizza than ever, but Pizza Hut -- which has been feeding that appetite for more than a half-century -- is...

Better Call Saul: The moving story of an honest sleazeball

The Binge — Jessica Zafra “YOU’RE the kind of lawyer guilty people hire,” the embezzler’s wife tells Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). Even the most clueless...

David Bowie: A force on screen and soundtracks

By Richard Roeper DAVID BOWIE was one of the most beloved and influential musical artists of the 20th (and early 21st) century — but he...

Shopping + beaches + mountains = Davao

By Maya M. Padillo DAVAO CITY -- A number of tour packages in the Davao Region covering April 3 to May 1 will be offered...

More than 7,000 babies stillborn every day

PARIS -- About 7,200 babies are stillborn every day -- some 2.6 million per year -- and half of these deaths occur during delivery,...

Beyond surfing

THE ISLAND of Siargao has become synonymous to surfing, and for good reason. After all, in 2012 this once obscure island in Mindanao’s Pacific...

Public satisfaction with Aquino government steady

PUBLIC satisfaction with the performance of the national government steadied last quarter from the preceding three months, although the latest reading was the best...

The wealth of the 1% versus the rest of the world's

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further...

Recalling martial law’s ‘lifting’; FDI lesson still to be learned

1981 should have been a pivotal year for the Philippines that had been gripped by martial law for nine years before that regime ended...

MMFF Postmortem: How did this year’s festival go? It depends on who...

By Zsarlene B. Chua “Satisfactory,” was how Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda, spokesperson of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2015 described the recently concluded film festival,...

Bowie: The 10 key tracks

PARIS -- David Bowie -- who died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his last album, Blackstar --...

Top of the city

By Zsarlene B. Chua SEEKING to be the “top-of-mind hotel in the area” (in the words of general manager Frank Reichenbach during a press lunch...

Repertory Philippines celebrates 49 years of exceptional theater

THEATER is booming in the metropolis -- performance groups are sprouting like mushrooms, many good venues have opened, and theater is finally being looked...