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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
News and Events

Finance officials defend the peso: It is ”?"very strong”

DOF, BSP say peso’s drop in value versus the dollar will raise worth of remittances, exports

Despite falling to its lowest value in seven years, the Philippine peso remains “very strong”, as local finance officials assert that the drop will even be helpful in raising the value of dollar remittances and the competitiveness of exported products.The Department of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 04, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

OFWs in Singapore urged to start businesses

Booming food sector recommended as fertile franchising ground

Did you know that only two out of five overseas Filipino workers manage to save money for themselves after sending cash to their families back home?This is according to the data gathered by Philippine Statistics Authority in 2014, which showed that at ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 18, 2016 03:00:00
Run & Grow

OFW Advice (Part 1): Track the money

Take control of your finances, so that it’ll always be there when you need it.

 Having been invited to different European cities and Middle Eastern cities, I would say that I have spoken to a total of 10,000 Filipinos working overseas. Filipinos are extremely hardworking and family-oriented, so much so that they are willing to sacrifice in ...

by Francis Kong as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 13, 2016 07:00:00
News and Events

Where's the most expensive location for businesses in PH?

Hint: The price is P981 per square meter. But locators still prefer it, and demand for office spaces in Metro Manila continue to rise.

MANILA, Philippines – The continuous growth of outsourcing and offshoring businesses in the Philippines has created a significant demand in office spaces in Metro Manila. “2015 saw net take-up for premium and Grade A office spaces totaling to 459,000 square meters, which ...

by James Humarang  | March 17, 2016 10:00:00