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DOF Begins Testing Online Platform That Eases Trading with Other ASEAN Countries This Month

TradeNet will be pilot tested by five Bureau of Customs-approved exporters this month

The Department of Finance (DOF) will start testing this month TradeNet, a platform that will allow Filipino businesses importing from and exporting to other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to apply for the necessary permits through a ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 05, 2018 06:00:00
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How Rich are Filipinos Compared to Other Southeast Asians?

Data from Credit Suisse reveal the average net worth of adults living in the 10 ASEAN member countries

While the Philippines has the second highest GDP growth rate among Southeast Asian countries, its adult population only has the fifth highest average net worth in the region, according to a report by Swiss financial services company Credit Suisse.In its latest edition ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 08, 2018 09:00:00
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How Do Henry Sy, John Gokongwei Jr. and Lucio Tan Compare with Other Rich Listers in the ASEAN?

The PH tycoons would still be part of the region’s 50 wealthiest but with different rankings

Over the course of the year, Forbes Asia, the regional edition of the US business magazine, comes out with a list of 50 richest people of the different countries in Asia.In late November, the magazine published online the list of Indonesia’s 50 ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | December 10, 2017 09:00:00
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What Opportunities are Investors from Other ASEAN Countries Seeing in the Philippines?

A look at the biggest projects registered by Southeast Asian firms with the gov't in the last 6 years and 10 months

Foreign investors have always played an important role in the Philippines, building crucial infrastructures and setting up mines, agricultural plantations, factories and service facilities that help drive economic growth.What has changed in the last decade or so is the growing prominence of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 19, 2017 09:00:00
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What PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan Said About Slow Internet and Digital Economy at the ASEAN Business Summit

The "most-criticized" head of PH's largest telco shares his thoughts on fostering digital enterprises

When the moderator of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit panel discussion on digital entrepreneurship on November 14, 2017 asked Manuel V. Pangilinan to summarize his thoughts on the topic as the most senior member of the panel, the PLDT chairman replied, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 16, 2017 10:00:00
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Robbie Antonio, Founder of PH’s First Unicorn, Blames Lack of Funding for Dearth of $1-B Startups in Southeast Asia

‘I personally had to go abroad, I went to institutional investors,” said the founder of Revolution Precrafted

Jose Roberto “Robbie” Antonio, founder of real estate startup Revolution Precrafted, blamed lack of access to funding as the biggest reason why Southeast Asia only has a few unicorns—a label given to startups with a valuation of at least $1 billion—compared to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 14, 2017 12:00:00
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Who are the Wealthiest Tycoons in the ASEAN Region?

Most of the richest people in each of the five original members of the regional grouping are self-made

When it comes to Southeast Asia’s richest tycoons, more have built their wealth from the ground up rather than inherit it from past generations.In the infographic above, Entrepreneur Philippines compared the five richest businessmen of five original member-countries of the Association of ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 14, 2017 10:00:00
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ASEAN Tech: 5 Digital Platforms Built and Used Across Southeast Asia

These innovations have changed the way Filipinos and other Southeast Asians shop, travel and work

Aside from its huge economic potential and favorable environment for development, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has also been dubbed as a big source of technological innovation. The tech startup scene in Southeast Asia has seen tremendous growth in the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 13, 2017 10:00:00
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Which of PH’s Largest Conglomerates are Active in the ASEAN Region?

Half of the country’s 10 biggest holding firms have a sizeable Southeast Asian footprint

While the primary focus of almost all companies is to establish and solidify their footprint in the home market, many see the importance of international expansion in the growth of their businesses. By tapping new markets and engaging with a wider audience, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 13, 2017 09:00:00
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Coming Soon from 2 ASEAN Innovation Winners: Tech for Monitoring Shrimp Farms and Improving Waste Management

Winners of 3rd ASEAN Impact Challenge announced in Day 1 of ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on Novembers 12, 2017

Two startups from Indonesia were recognized for their inclusive innovation projects in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business and Investment Summit 2017 last November 12. The two teams won their respective categories in the third ASEAN Impact Challenge, a regional ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 13, 2017 09:00:00
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Which of the Biggest PH Banks’ Branches Are Open During the ASEAN Summit Holiday (Nov. 13-15)?

Know which ones are open and closed during the long break

Several branches of the country’s largest banks will be open over the extended weekend as Philippine and foreign leaders convene for the 31st ASEAN Summit on November 13 to 15.Banks have been urging their clients to finish all transactions on the second week ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 12, 2017 09:00:00
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Which Major Metro Manila Roads Will be Closed During the ASEAN Summit?

A guide to lockdowns in selected parts of the metropolis in the next two weeks

Several areas of Metro Manila are scheduled to be placed under partial or total lockdown as Manila prepares for the 31st ASEAN Summit on the second and third week of November.Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy urged motorists in an online post ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 02, 2017 04:00:00
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John Gokongwei Jr., Dennis Uy, Teodoro Ferrer Lead PH Winners in ASEAN Business Awards

Eight Filipino businessmen and women were recognized in the annual awarding of the region’s best enterprises

Eight Filipino businessmen were among the 24 awardees of the 10th ASEAN Business Awards (ABA), an annual recognition of excellent businesses within the region. The awarding ceremony was held last September 6 at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay city.President Rodrigo ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 07, 2017 10:00:00
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