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Should Filipinos invest in the global market?

One of the best ways to get a return on your investment is through investing in the stock market. When done right, your money can grow more than what you initially put in. However, the opposite can happen as well if mismanaged.

Why should you invest in foreign stocks?

With interest rates for bank deposits lower than 1%, the average Filipino looking for investment options to grow their money are looking for other...

To the brink and back on GameStop: Wall Street vs. Reddit

NEW YORK — On three hours of sleep a night and with no time to eat, one New York–based hedge fund manager overseeing billions in assets called last week the most stressful of his life. 

The complete beginner’s guide to IPOs

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer The Philippine Stock Exchange recently announced its goal of having more companies to go public this year....

Financial self-care practices to master this year

If you are like most people, you were likely affected by the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic directly through infection or indirectly through...

Cocolife FLEXI: Offering flexibility for all of life’s challenges

With the start of a new year often come new opportunities: relationships, new set of goals, and commitments. Yet, with every new opportunity, there...

Life insurance: A smart investment for uncertain times

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza, Special Features Writer Uncertainties are inevitable in life — from illnesses, accidents, sudden economic downturns, and, ultimately, death. Not only...

BoI to miss P1-T investment pledge goal

INVESTMENT PLEDGES to the Board of Investments (BoI) are likely to fall short of the government’s P1-trillion target this year, according to the agency.

Philippine startup fundraising hits $184 million in first half of 2020

The first half of 2020 saw total investments in Philippine startups reach an estimated $183.8 million, a 384% increase from the 2019 year-round estimated value of $37.9 million, according to the Philippine Venture Capital Report released by Foxmont Capital Partners, a venture capital fund.  

US-EU trade spat reignites investment relocation talks

THE TRADE department is positioning the Philippines as an investment destination amid brewing tension between the United States and the European Union (EU) by leveraging its tariff perks in both economies.

Investors overlook Southeast Asia indexes because they lack tech stocks

As markets around the world piggyback on technology shares to ride a startling rebound from their pandemic lows, stock investors in Southeast Asia are...

‘Follow the Fed’ rally may soon fizzle across bond markets

A breakneck rally across bond markets may slow as traders come to grips with the notion that the Federal Reserve’s support isn’t unconditional.

The old 60-40 formula for stocks and bonds has run into...

A precipitous slide in Treasury yields is calling into question one of the world’s most popular investment strategies.

Time to get picky as emerging-market traders question rally

Emerging-market investors are getting selective even after bonds, stocks and currencies kicked off the second half of the year on a high note.

Pandemic propels old-school bond traders towards an electronic future

LONDON — The mammoth bond market has long been the old-school bastion of the financial world, but the COVID-19 pandemic has cast a light...

UCPB Peso Bond Fund bags Best Managed Fund Award for second...

The UCPB Peso Bond Fund was once again recognized as the Best Managed Fund for 2019 under the Long-Term Bond Fund using Pure Fair...

Choosing the right mutual fund for you

Among the easiest and most affordable ways to begin one’s journey towards financial wellness is through mutual funds. As an investment vehicle well-suited to...

Exploring the country’s leading mutual funds

Mutual funds are a good investment starter for those with limited knowledge on making their money grow. They give investors a great way to...

Possibilities in a disrupting logistics sector

Logistics continues to be foreseen as a thriving industry in the Philippines. In a report by Ken Research, a global aggregator and publisher of...

Dependable cargo carriers

Trucks, either large or small, are probably the most reliable vehicles in moving large quantities of cargoes across countries and towns. They can go...

On a promising track

Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer In the starting years of mutual fund concept in the Philippines, the industry had a rough start due to...

Sidebar | ‘The Best Investment Ever’

Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero, otherwise known by her stage name Heart Evangelista, is known for her vast collection of Hermès bags. “I have one...

At the crossroads

The ongoing trade tension between the United States (US) and China — the world’s two largest economies — continues to intensify as they wrangle...

Championing ethical and professional excellence

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer For more than two decades now, CFA Society Philippines serves as a catalyst for improving the quality and...

Funding a start-up through a business loan

Many people see debt as a bad thing; there is even a pervasive myth that “no debt is a good debt.” But, here comes...

SEC warns public vs Dreamconnect

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised the public against investing in Dreamconnect International Corp., saying it has no authority to solicit investments.

BSP looking to bring PERA online as appetite stays low

THE CENTRAL BANK is eyeing to set up an online marketplace for the personal equity and retirement account (PERA), in a bid to attract more investments for the two-year-old savings scheme.

Ayala Corp raises over P8 billion from private placement

Ayala Corp. (AC) raised P8.07 billion through a top-up placement from an institutional investor, bringing in fresh capital for the acquisition of properties or...

Rupert Murdoch caps long career by laughing all the way to...

Rupert Murdoch had one more blockbuster deal in him. And it might be the grizzled veteran’s sweetest yet. The 87-year-old mogul is poised to complete...

Swedish company AAK to build customization plant in Batangas

SWEDISH company AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) is building a customization plant in Batangas, the first of its kind in the Philippines.

Toyota to invest $1 billion in Grab

SINGAPORE — Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to invest $1 billion in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company’s ongoing financing round, which was launched after it bought the regional business of Uber Technologies, Inc.

BSP looks at further easing of FX rules

WORK is under way for fresh easing of foreign exchange restrictions, with changes being prepared by the central bank meant to simplify the entry and withdrawal of investments.

Google to hold Asia-wide pitch competition for startups

Selected startups will receive an all-expense-paid trip to China!

Did Sun Life just create a Tinder for financial advice?

Except you get financial rewards—not a string of regrettable dates.

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...

How a Filipino Silicon Valley investor spots potential startups

Filipino Silicon Valley investor Jojo Flores, who holds over 30 years of combined experience in running and investing in companies, began his stellar career...

SEC warns against online investment scams with paid-to-click schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised the public against investment scams with paid-to-click (PTC) programs, noting that some may be Ponzi schemes...

Moving onward and upward

The trust industry of the Philippines saw its assets grow in 2017 on the back of strong macroeconomic fundamentals and favorable investment climate, according...

China Banking Corporation: Innovating products to add more value to clients

China Banking Corporation (China Bank) was founded in 1920 with the initial aim to cater to the needs of Chinese-Filipino businessmen. Established as the...

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...

Robust and gearing for the future

The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry of the Philippines, described by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in its “The Report: The Philippines 2017” as “an...

JFC invests in Tim Ho Wan brand

HOMEGROWN food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) will be investing 45 million Singaporean dollars, or around P1.74 billion, on the buyer of Tim Ho...

After blockchain, Pacquiao invests in tech startup

The boxing superstar-turned-legislator recently led the seed funding of a local car rental platform.

Dominguez urges Swiss investors to invest in the Philippines

THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) has invited Swiss businessmen to set up shop in the Philippines as the Duterte administration pursues more reforms to...

Bitcoin pop culture moment fades as fad gives way to regulators

Suddenly, Bitcoin seems a bit boring. It might be hard to believe. But after the 1,400 percent rally of 2017, with wild swings along the...