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Which of the Biggest PH Businesses are Investing in the ASEAN Region?

Vietnam and Singapore attracted the most attention from the country’s largest conglomerates

Economic integration within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) achieved a crucial milestone with the formal establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015. The AEC aims to transform the region into a single market and production ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 27, 2017 02:00:00

FranchiseTalk: What Duterte’s recent state visits mean for franchising

Local businesses stand to benefit from stronger economic ties with China, Japan

 President Rodrigo Duterte recently had state visits to China and Japan, with the intent of strengthening our economic ties with these two nations. In the case of Japan, in particular, it remains the largest source of foreign direct investments and the largest ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | November 05, 2016 12:00:00
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Investor confidence in PH assessed, found solid

China’s rise, effects of terrorism, Brexit and Trump presidency examined at PIC 2016

  The very nature of business makes it vulnerable to various factors, be it demographic or socio-political. So much so that entrepreneurs, especially those who engage with global clients and trends, have constantly been on the lookout for the latest data on world ...

by Jerricho Reynaldo  | October 04, 2016 06:00:00
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Small businesses urged to take advantage of ASEAN integration

MSMEs should not fear competition, says DTI

With the ASEAN Economic Community in full swing, the Department of Trade and Industry is doubling its efforts to educate and engage micro, small and medium enterprises to be active participants of the integration process. “MSMEs (micro-, small and medium enterprises) should be ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 02, 2016 05:00:00
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Kick start your day, March 10: Which PH business records P1-billion sales in 2015?

Plus, know about an international fund heist allegedly involving a PH bank.

RCBC under probe for money launderingRizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) is now under probe for allegedly being involved in money laundering.The bank is being investigated for the $81-million deposited in its Jupiter, Makati City branch, including the transactions made via the account, ABS-CBN reported ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 10, 2016 08:00:00
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10th ASEAN Leaderspeak: Weaving the cultural heritage of ASEAN through design and innovation

In preparation for the ASEAN integration, the textile industry of the Philippines is exerting great efforts to promote native fibers such as abaca and pińa.

On its installment for this academic year, the ASEAN Leaderspeak series featured two highly respected industry leaders from the textile and apparel industry. While opportunities await forward-looking businesses, experts spelled out issues and outline ways to prime up the sector's readiness in ...

by Press Release and Press Release  | May 07, 2015 06:00:00

Pinoy (but American-looking) snack chain aims to go global

Filipino snack chain Taters is aiming to turn itself into an international brand. It's time to be proud again for a Pinoy brand.

With its store design and uniforms harking to major league baseball, you’d think that Taters Snack League is an American food franchise. That’s because founder Annie Tanchanco positioned the brand that way when she started it back in 1994. Initially selling snacks ...

by Toni Antiporda  | April 08, 2015 07:20:00
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WORLDBEX 2015: Building visions in the realm of ASEAN Integration

A diverse field of world-class quality exhibits await construction and design professionals and enthusiasts in this year's WORLDBEX.

On its 20th year, the grandest and biggest construction and design event of the year gathered local and international exhibitors as the entire South East Asian region gears up for the ASEAN economic community implementation. With almost 500 exhibitors-from seasoned construction and ...

by Press Release  | March 13, 2015 09:00:00
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DTI calls for more investments in agri and logistics sectors in Northern Mindanao

DTI urges investors to support growth opportunities in agribusiness and logistics in Northern Mindanao.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in a meeting today with Northern Mindanao business leaders discussed updates on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the country’s European Strategy. Close to 170 stakeholders attended the ’Updates on the Philippine International Trade Strategy: ...

by Press Release  | March 05, 2015 02:00:00
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Showcase your business at the upcoming Philippine Small and Medium Enterprise Business Expo

SMEs are invited to join the PHILSME EXPO on November 21-23. The expo aims to "Boost Your Business". Expo details here.

As the Philippine economy is boosting into new heights, small and medium businesses have a great opportunity to grow faster locally and regionally. This is an invitation to all SMEs to join the PHILIPPINE SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE BUSINESS EXPO(PhilSME) – "BOOST ...

by Press Release  | October 23, 2014 05:00:00
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Second Philippine SME Business Expo set on November 2014

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are set to take the center stage again in the upcoming Philippine Small & Medium Enterprise Business Expo or PhilSME 2014. The event is scheduled in November.

by Press Release  | August 07, 2014 01:00:00
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Tufts University professor leads 2nd Asian Business Conference line-up of speakers

Dr. Laurent L. Jacque leads the line-up of plenary speakers at the 2nd Asian Business Conference. The event will focus on the anticipated ASEAN Integration in 2015.

by Press Release  | June 23, 2014 08:00:00
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Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes leads SMEs to cloud with Office 365

Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes deploys Microsoft Corp's Office 365. By doing so, the friendly bakery and café sets an example for Filipino SMEs, which should strive harder to be more competitive prior to the upcoming ASEAN Integration in 2015.

by Press Release  | April 22, 2014 11:50:00