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More Exclusive Than Billionaire Ranking: Only 6 PH Conglomerates In This Year's Forbes Global 2000 List

Two Filipino holding companies failed to return to the list of world’s leading firms

Six Philippine companies were included in the latest Global 2000, a list of the world’s largest public companies compiled by business magazine Forbes.That’s two less than the eight companies that made it last year, and just half of the 12 Filipinos who ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 08, 2018 01:00:00
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Is Financial Literacy the Answer to Public School Teachers' Debt Woes?

BSP and DepEd launch a project to educate teachers on the basics of savings and investing

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has launched a nationwide financial literacy program for public school teachers and students together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the corporate social responsibility arm of the country’s largest bank, BDO Foundation, on Monday, May ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 31, 2018 09:00:00
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Duterte's Jeepney Modernization Scheme Gets Financing Boost From Henry Sy's BDO Unibank

BDO Leasing and Finance Inc. to lend money to help fleet management firm buy modern PUVs

BDO Leasing and Finance Inc. (BDOLF), a subsidiary of the country’s biggest bank BDO Unibank Inc., became the first financial institution from the private sector authorized to finance modern jeepneys under the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program, a flagship initiative of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 27, 2018 12:00:00
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Which Bank Branches Are Open During Holy Week?

Guide to operating hours of the country’s top banks during the Lenten break

Banking clients are advised to finish all their banking transactions on or before Wednesday, March 28, as most banks will be closed this Holy Week.From Maundy Thursday (March 29) until Easter Sunday (April 1), only a few branches of Metropolitan Bank & ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 28, 2018 09:00:00
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How Did Henry Sy's Net Worth Grow to $20 Billion?

A close look at the listed corporate holdings of the Philippines’ richest person

SM group founder Henry Sy Sr. had a net worth of $20 billion as of February 2018, according to business magazine Forbes’ latest listing of the world’s dollar billionaires. That not only extended his title as the richest man in the Philippines, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 12, 2018 09:00:00
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BDO Offers Plan to Help Depositors Invest in 3 Higher-Yielding Funds with Average Growth Rates of 5.7% to 13.3%

The bank’s Easy Investment Plan requires depositors to set aside at least Php1,000 a month

The country’s biggest bank by assets, BDO Unibank, is rolling out an Easy Investment Plan to encourage depositors to set aside money every month from their savings accounts for eventual placement in higher-yielding investment funds.Under the plan, BDO will automatically move least ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 19, 2018 09:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Blue Chip Stocks Investors Can Buy During Stock Market Fall

Despite the supposed "crash," there's no reason to get out of the market yet

The stock market has lost as much as 400 points so far this week after the US market plummeted by more than 1,700 points in two days on fears of rising interest rates. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Index has already lost 7.5 ...

by Henry Ong  | February 06, 2018 04:00:00
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Here's What You Need to Do to Avoid Becoming the Next Phishing and Spoofing Victim According to the BSP

Don't let fraudsters steal your money and data

There has been a spike in reports, both in the traditional and social media, of clients of some of the country’s biggest banks falling victim to suspicious bank account transactions. These often involve withdrawals and purchases done without their knowledge.Many banks have ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 19, 2018 06:00:00
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Buying Retail Treasury Bonds Paying 4.625% p.a.? Banks Advise Investors to Apply Well Ahead of Nov. 29 Deadline

It takes days for bank branches to get back to you with confirmation your application has been accepted partially or fully

Like the previous offering in April, the investing public welcomed the government’s latest retail treasury bonds (RTB) issue warmly, perhaps because it was timed just when people are about to receive their yearend or holiday bonuses.If you’re keen to buy the five-year ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 24, 2017 01:00:00
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As Easy as Buying Shoes: SM Stores to Sell Affordable Insurance Products

Initial options available include travel, health and third party liability insurance

Taking its motto of “having it all” to a higher level, the SM Store, the department store of the country’s largest shopping mall operator, has started to sell “sachet” insurance policies for its shoppers in its business centers nationwide.“Insure@ME, or Insurance Made ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 11, 2017 09:00:00
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BDO Assures Depositors Amid Reports of ‘Potentially Compromised ATMs’

Bank’s president downplays incident, saying they were ”?"nothing out of the ordinary”

BDO Unibank Inc., the largest bank in the country in terms of assets, has vowed to protect depositors’ transactions and their deposits amid reports that some of its automated teller machines may have been compromised by fraudsters’ attempts to skim or steal ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 16, 2017 05:00:00
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Who’s In, Out Among Giant PH Firms in Forbes’ Global 2000 List?

Find out the surprising changes in the local companies that made it to the exclusive ranking

Eight Philippine corporations made it to Forbes magazine’s 15th annual listing of the world’s 2,000 largest public companies by market value, the Global 2000.That is one less than the nine companies that made last year’s list.Returning to the list after being absent ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 26, 2017 02:00:00
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Bank Schedule for Holy Week 2017

Most will be closed, so make sure you're prepared

Banks are advising clients to accomplish all over-the-counter banking transactions by April 12, Wednesday, as most bank branches will be closed from April 13, Maundy Thursday, to April 16, Easter Sunday. However, a few banks will open some branches with adjusted hours ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 12, 2017 11:00:00
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