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THE CORONAVIRUS has exposed the “catastrophic effects” of ignoring long-term risks such as pandemics, and the economic and political consequences could cause more crises for years to come, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).
LONDON — Failure to stem climate change poses as serious a global risk as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, in both the scale of impact and level of threat, top business and other leaders warned on Tuesday.
IN recent years, some sports facilities have been called “white elephants.” The term dates back to ancient Asia when a king would gift a white elephant to a subordinate he was dissatisfied with because the associated costs of keeping a white elephant significantly outweigh its value.
PROSPECTS for growth in agriculture remain tenuous due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, with natural disasters holding the potential to inflict setbacks, and the worst-case scenario estimated in the negative single-digit range, a professor at Pampanga State Agricultural University said.
Gold sales in Thailand are surging as households reach for a financial lifeline amid the pandemic, a tactic that risks complicating government efforts to...
SINGAPORE — Asian firms turned most optimistic in the fourth quarter this year, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed, as business activity picked up in the region and COVID-19 vaccines started rolling out in Western countries ahead of their Asian launch.
ABOUT 40% of surveyed Philippine businesses have up to five months of liquidity left due to the impact of lockdown restrictions, a study conducted by the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) showed.
ELITE women’s sports are predicted to generate $1 billion in revenue in 2021.
GOVERNMENT SPENDING and loans obtained for the pandemic response need to be monitored for their actual impact on the vulnerable segments of society, according to non-government organization Social Watch Philippines.
THE International Labor Organization (ILO) said over 81 million jobs were lost in the Asia-Pacific region as countries struggled to maintain employment levels during the pandemic.
LONDON — When Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, claimed defiantly in February that the greatest show on earth would go ahead in spite of a looming pandemic, few realized what wishful thinking that was.
By Adrian Paul B. Conoza, Special Features Writer As the current pandemic caused widespread impacts across various industries and demographics, consulting firms have taken a...
MORE THAN HALF of Philippine organizations now find innovation in the country “easy,” after they increased their abilities to innovate amid a pandemic crisis, the latest study by Microsoft Corp. and International Data Corp. (IDC) Asia/Pacific showed.
DESPITE THE work-from-home boom and accelerated digital transformation, offices are not likely to disappear after the pandemic, a real estate expert said.
WE have all been in little more than the simplest of clothing over the nine months we have spent indoors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In anticipation of better days (since news of several workable vaccines has come out), a brand proposes investing in a suit now.
A BIGGER percentage of foreign firms in the Philippines are considering reducing their operations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic compared with those in other Asian economies, a survey released on Monday said.
IT’S no secret that global tourism is one of the industries that has borne the brunt of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, with health and safety protocols and blanket quarantines lassoing in the once growing industry.
THE PHASE of trying to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing for most businesses, but a key to make the most of the disruption is to start reimagining for a new future.
THE PANDEMIC has exposed the vulnerabilities of mega-cities like Metro Manila, but it also offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to correct urban planning mistakes, a top urban planner said.
SAN FRANCISCO was moved to the most restrictive tier by California following a jump in coronavirus cases, prompting a slew of new measures across the city.
THE coronavirus pandemic is prompting companies to prioritize big investments in the healthcare sector, in preparation for any future outbreaks.
AIRLINES have loudly insisted that it’s safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic, and US travel is surging before the Thanksgiving holiday despite a nationwide spike in virus cases.
AROUND 68% of mostly small and medium Philippine enterprises have been strongly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a combined survey of around 500 Filipino firms.
IF there’s anything good that came out of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic it’s that more people decided to try out their hand at businesses centered around something they love or enjoy doing. In the case of Bettina Sandiego, it’s deli meats.
MORE Filipinos are looking for jobs online during the coronavirus pandemic, but companies are offering fewer opportunities because of uncertainties brought by the crisis, online job hunt platform JobStreet found in its data.
ABDUL JOHN A. CANDELARIO, 30, tried to borrow half-a-million pesos from a bank so he could expand his Korean barbecue business and capitalize on the booming food delivery service amid a lockdown meant to contain a coronavirus pandemic. He got turned down.
LONDON - Growing armies of gig workers have little to no say in how they are being monitored during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers and advocates told a conference on Wednesday, calling for better oversight in how tracking tools are deployed.
TOKYO — When the coronavirus outbreak caused rice and instant noodles to disappear from supermarket shelves in Tokyo this year, Kaoru Okada, 36, decided to leave the capital because he was worried about food security.
MAE E. DIZON (not her real name), 24, bought a P2-million house and lot in Cavite province at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in June as an investment after getting a hefty performance bonus from her company.
THE South Korean government on Monday said it has extended a $100-million (P4.84-billion) loan to the Philippines to boost its war chest against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
TECHNOLOGY company Yondu, Inc. has been recording increased demand for its products and solutions due to unique corporate needs that were born out of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, Inc., said.
PRE-SALES of residential homes will be down until next year as the pandemic’s impact on households is likely to persist before showing some signs of growth in 2022, an analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities Philippines, Inc. said.