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Guess Which of PH's Largest Firms Are Run by Graduates of World's Best MBA Programs

Half of company bosses with MBAs studied in top 4 schools in Economist magazine's annual ranking

Each year, The Economist magazine publishes a list of the world’s best 100 master’s in business administration (MBA) programs based on a survey of current students as well as alumni.This year’s list is dominated by US business schools led by the University of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 21, 2018 09:00:00
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Is the Philippines Already Enjoying the Economic Dividends from Duterte's Pro-China Stance?

A close look at trade, investments and ODA flows between the Philippines and China

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines today for his first state visit to the country, a move widely seen as a demonstration of the benefits of closely cooperating with the rising global power.The state visit is an opportune time to ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 20, 2018 06:00:00
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Buying a New PC? Make Sure It's Licensed, Since Lower-Cost Units Are Likely Infected with Malware

Microsoft study shows that most PCs with unlicensed software already compromised before purchase

When buying a new PC or laptop, one of the first things owners often do is to install antivirus software to protect it from digital threats. But a study by global technology firm Microsoft revealed that new PCs may already be infected ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 14, 2018 09:00:00
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Which Schools Have the Best MBA Programs in Asia?

The Economist magazine includes eight universities from Asia-Pacific in its 2018 listing

Only eight schools located in the Asia and Australasia region offering Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programs made it to The Economist magazine’s “Which MBA?,” a list of the world’s top 100 business graduate programs.Out of the eight, only Singapore’s Nanyang Business ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 08, 2018 02:00:00
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Share Prices of NOW Corp and Chelsea Logistics Mirror Vagaries of 3rd Telco Race

Not just the bidders but thousands of market investors also won and lost in the selection process

Dennis Uy, a Davao-based business tycoon and one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s biggest campaign contributors in the 2016 elections, is one step closer to becoming the operator of the country’s third major telecommunications company.Mislatel Consortium, which is composed of Uy’s Udenna Corp. ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 07, 2018 06:00:00
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3rd Telco Race Down to Groups Led by Davao's Dennis Uy, Ilocos' Chavit Singson and PT&T

Most of the 10 companies who bought bid documents for Php1 million stayed away because of tough rules

UPDATE: Mislatel, the newly formed consortium of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp., its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp., and China Telecom, has been provisionally named as the new major telecommunications player on Wednesday, November 7. Read the full story here.Only three groups of ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 07, 2018 12:00:00
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Know Any New MBA Grad of Harvard, Stanford or Wharton? This is How Much They're Expected to Earn

Check out The Economist magazine's list of 20 leading business schools in 2018

Each year since 2011, The Economist magazine publishes “Which MBA?”,  a list of the world’s top 100 Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programs.This year’s list was topped by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 06, 2018 09:00:00
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Did You Know These 7 Public and Commercial Places in Metro Manila Used to Be Cemeteries?

War, urbanization, modernization or gentrification have found new uses for old burial grounds

When thinking about places to hang out in, a cemetery is definitely not on the top of the list—if it makes the list at all. Filipinos only flock to burial grounds to visit their deceased loved ones on All Saints Day and ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 02, 2018 09:00:00
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Boom in Real Estate for the Dead: Some Memorial Lots Now Cost More Than Residential Condos

Would you pay over Php400,000 per square meter for a memorial lot?

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 01, 2018 09:00:00
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SMC Cuts Final Price for Food and Drinks Unit to Php85, Down 39% From Php140 Initial Target

Number of shares offered also halved to just 461 million from 887 million

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has cut the final offering price for its shares in San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB) to Php85, the listed food and drinks company said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on October ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 25, 2018 04:00:00
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Would You Buy San Miguel Food and Beverage Shares After Target Price Lowered from Php140 to Php85-95?

The new target price is now within range of recent price movements

San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB) lowered the offering price of its planned share sale to Php85 to Php95 apiece from the original offer of up to Php140, the company stated in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on October ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 19, 2018 03:00:00
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These Are the Richest Women in PH This 2018

Only eight Filipinas made it to Forbes magazine's latest list of 50 richest people in the Philippines

Eight remarkable Filipina businesswomen made it to Forbes’ 2018 list of 50 richest Filipinos. The US magazine releases the list every year, which is based on the magazine’s estimates of the value of their holdings in listed companies and other financial and ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 12, 2018 09:00:00
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What is Php1-B Really Worth?

As the Ultra Lotto 6/58 prize surges to more than a billion pesos, here are ways to come to grips with its tangible value

By tonight’s draw, the total jackpot prize for Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) Ultra Lotto 6/58 game would have reached Php1 billion, the agency said in a post on its official Facebook account.This is the record high since Ultra Lotto’s inception in ...

by Pauline Macaraeg and Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 09, 2018 07:00:00
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