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7-Eleven, Robinsons, Puregold or SM: Which Retailer Benefited the Most From TRAIN Law?

Giant store chains enjoy revenue boost in the first half of 2018 thanks to personal income tax cuts

The personal income tax cuts mandated by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that took effect in January 2018 may have been sizeable but their impact on overall economic growth is anything but.With higher take home pay, workers and employees ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 17, 2018 01:00:00
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SM in Talks to Buy Goldilocks Minority Stake Months After Backing Out of Acquisition Deal

The conglomerate is eyeing to buy a 34% stake in the country's largest bakeshop chain

Listed retail and real estate conglomerate SM Investments Corp. is in talks to acquire a 34-percent stake in bakeshop and restaurant chain Goldilocks Bakeshop Inc., according to a report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.“A spokesperson from SM confirmed to the Inquirer that ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 13, 2018 12:00:00
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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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How Did Top PH Billionaires' Holding Firms Fare at the Stock Market in 2017?

Share prices rose for nine out of 10 companies of the country's wealthiest people

If you had bought shares in the main holding companies of the country’s 10 richest tycoons at the start of the year, you’d be celebrating now that 2017 has come to a close. More than two-thirds of the stocks climbed over 20 percent ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 02, 2018 02:00:00
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Is Your Company Among 6 PH Firms Included in Forbes’ List of the World’s Best 500 Employers?

The local companies include the country’s biggest banks and property developers

Six of the largest companies in the Philippines are among the best employers in the world, according to US business magazine Forbes.In its first-ever listing of The World’s Best Employers, Forbes ranked 500 companies around the world that were most recommended by ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 16, 2017 05:00:00
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SM Group and Teresita Sy-Coson's Top Concern: 'Prevent Our Business from Becoming Obsolete'

SMIC vice chairperson reveals why the conglomerate keeps changing in a report for the 15th MAP International CEO Conference

Despite being the country’s most valuable listed company whose subsidiaries are leading players in the banking, property and retailing industries in the Philippines, SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) is not immune from worries about its future prospects. The group was founded by Henry ...

by Roel Landingin  | September 11, 2017 06:00:00
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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
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Gokongwei-Pe, Coson-Sy on Forbes Power Businesswomen list 2016

Forbes Asia recognizes the changes these female executives have made in the retail business realm.

Two of the most powerful retail heads in the Philippines joined the prestigious Power Businesswomen list 2016 of Forbes Asia, recognizing the remarkable changes these female executives have made in the retail business realm.NewcomerThe fifth annual list had 27 newcomers, including Robinson ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 07, 2016 03:00:00
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