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Security, integration top ASEAN dialogue concerns

THE FOLLOWING are the outcomes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) dialogues with its global partners at the 31st ASEAN Summit: HONG KONG:...

ASEAN: Delusions of integration

By Eduardo C. Tadem As the ASEAN marks its 50th year, it is time to examine its record in terms of its goals and objectives...

Asian leaders cite connectivity gaps

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre National Correspondent ALLIES of Southeast Asian nations are ready to help foot the mammoth bill needed to plug the region’s infrastructure...

PSE drafts guidelines for short selling transactions

THE Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is seeking public comments on its draft rules for short selling transactions, a mechanism that is already allowed under...

Southeast Asian leaders take another look at ‘ASEAN way’

THE ASSOCIATION of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is at a crossroads on whether to continue observing its long-held principle of consensus-based decision-making, as the...

Banks seen staying strong despite competition

PHILIPPINE BANKS are seen to remain resilient despite increased competition from new foreign players entering the country as the homegrown lenders enjoy the “healthiest”...

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...