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Sys, Zobels, Aboitizes among Asia’s richest families

Forbes Asia rounds up the region’s most affluent in annual list

The Sy family emerged as the richest clan in the country—17th in Asia— according to the latest ranking of business publication Forbes Asia.Henry Sy, the country’s richest billionaire for the ninth consecutive year, chairs SM Investments Inc. (SMIC), which recently reported an ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 10, 2016 04:00:00
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Indian businesses explore trade, investment opportunities in PH

IT, automotive and agriculture among top sectors

Companies from India are exploring more trade and investment opportunities in the Philippines, according to the Department of Trade and Industry’s Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – New Delhi, which recently conducted a business round table discussion with top Indian firms. ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 26, 2016 01:00:00
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From wasteful to resourceful: Tanduay’s Absolut Distillers taps green energy needs of local companies

This distillery was once an environment enemy. Today, it arms an energy plant to produce clean electricity.

Germany almost supplied all of its electricity demands in a day from renewable energy in May. Oslo, the capital of Norway, is banning cars for good by 2019. China has become the world’s biggest investor of renewable energy this April. While the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 19, 2016 07:00:00
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6 Lessons from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

The book by Ashlee Vance’s highlights the rise of the ‘Iron Man’ of today’s technopreneurship world.

 A trailblazer in the clean technology industry, Elon Musk has been equated as the inspiration of the Iron Man character in the films to another Silicon Valley icon who wish to die in Mars.But Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 01, 2016 06:00:00
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Bulacan-based firm aggressive on renewable energy projects

CleanTech Global Renewables in particular plans to generate 100MW of solar energy from its farm in Bulacan.

Solar energy in the Philippines is bound to get more commercial, as more renewable energy companies set up shop in the country.CleanTech Global Renewables adds to the list of endorsed companies by the Department of Energy (DOE) for the second round of ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 20, 2016 07:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 17: After years of waiting, PLDT and Globe finally signed deal on IP peering

And Impact Hub, WWF, PEF launched energy solutions fellowship.

The trend of providing smart energy solutions—may it be renewable energy or simplifiers to basic electricity problems—is catching up in the Philippines and local incubators are taking notice.Impact Hub Manila launched on Thursday, June 16, its second fellowship program, this time, focused ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 17, 2016 08:00:00
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3 no-brainer reasons why I'm going more green”"and why you should too

Without any other planet to call home, taking care of Mother Earth is the natural thing to do.

There has been a lot of talk about climate change and global warming. But no matter which side of the debate you are on, we can all agree that trying harder to go green is a good thing to do.Here are three no-brainer ...

by Bryan Elliott  | June 05, 2016 01:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 2: Leandro Leviste firm to build solar panel plant

The 22-year-old says the facility will be completed in 3 years. Plus, Miriam Defensor Santiago thanks supporters praying for her recovery.

One of the world’s largestLocal solar energy developer Solar Philippines has unveiled plans to build one of the world’s largest solar panel factories in Tanauan, Batangas.Related: How 22-year-old Leandro Leviste is taking risks with solar energyThe facility—which will be completed in three ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 02, 2016 09:00:00
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Bottom line: UnionBank net income up in Q1, pushes digital services

Plus, Duterte calls local power companies to 'shape up.'

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) enjoyed a 28.1% net income increase during the first quarter of the year as it transitions its services to digital.“We experienced growth even when we didn’t open new branches. We’re collaborating with financial technologies and unlike ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 30, 2016 08:00:00
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Disney World installs on-brand solar panels in the shape of mouse ears

A not so hidden Mickey!

“When you wish upon a star,” the Pinocchio theme goes, “anything your heart desires will come to you.” Well, Disney is now invoking the power of our home star, the sun, with a new solar farm. In true Disney Fashion, the installation is shaped ...

by Lydia Belanger  | May 26, 2016 10:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 20: Electricity rates lower this month

And Japanese investors eyes investing in PH real estate, equities market.

Lower ratesThe Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced on Thursday, May 19 that Meralco announced that the rate for its residential customers this May will be lower by P0.41 centavos per kilowatt hour (kWh), thus down to P8.44 per kWh.The reduction was due ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 20, 2016 08:00:00
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Aboitiz Equity Ventures bullish as PH welcomes new leadership

The conglomerate reports P5B net income for Q1 and eyes further growth in all its core businesses.

With a P5-billion ($107.81-million) net income from the first quarter of 2016, publicly listed holding and investment company Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc (AEV) is bullish that its growth will continue, on the backdrop of an economy which fate is being watched as ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | May 17, 2016 10:00:00
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Kick start your day, April 26: Billionaire plans to build hotel and casino in Quezon City

Enrique Razon Jr. says it would be like Solaire. Plus, energy department assures stable power supply on May 9 elections.

Hotel, casino on the riseThe eighth richest man in the country, Enrique Razon Jr eyes to build a hotel and casino in Vertis North, Quezon City, similar to his company’s flagship Solaire in Parañaque City.Razon’s Bloomberry Resorts Corporation told the Philippine Stock ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 26, 2016 10:00:00
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