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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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Teresita Sy-Coson Recounts How Being Contrarians Helped the SM Group Thrive Amid Crisis in 1980s. Will It Help Them Adapt to Rise of E-Commerce?

SM Investments Corp. vice chairman speaks on the role of shopping malls in age of online stores

Popularly known as Singles' Day, November 11, 2017 represented another milestone for Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada, which sold 6.5 million items worth $123 million on that day to people without romantic partners to buy stuff for them. That was double its ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 14, 2017 02:00:00
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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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'Countries with the Best Infra are Dictatorships,' Says Razon but Zobel de Ayala and Fernandes Beg to Differ

Lively quotes from some of the region’s top business leaders during a panel discussion at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

Based on the Global Competitiveness Index 2017 to 2018 of the World Economic Forum, infrastructure in the ASEAN region still has a long way to tread to be at par with the world’s best. On average, nine of the 10 participating ASEAN ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez and Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 13, 2017 05:00:00
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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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