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These Cities Have the Most Billionaires in the World

Only 15 cities account for over 30 percent of the world's billionaire population

Though it seems a rising number of high net worth individuals are migrating to Australia, new research reveals the world's billionaires haven't given up on major cities such as New York, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. In fact, it's quite the opposite, as these cities ...

by Paolo Chua for Esquire Philippines  | May 15, 2019 11:00:00
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This Survey Shows Many Filipinos Travel for the 'Gram

We're not even surprised

We all know that friend: The one whose Instagram feed never seems to land in the Philippines as he or she only posts photos from trips that took place months before. She's not alone. In fact, tourism industries from all over the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | April 20, 2019 08:00:00
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A Year After the TRAIN Law, This Philippine Retailer Earned the Most

A look at the financial performance of the country's biggest listed retail companies

One of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law’s most promising provisions is the bigger take-home pay for employees earning P30,000 and less a month. Under the law, taxpayers earning a taxable income of P250,000 a year or less are ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | April 19, 2019 08:00:00
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Most Filipinos Don't Save Enough for Retirement

They expect to work even after retirement, too

In the film The Bucket List, Morgan Freeman’s and Jack Nicholson’s characters spent the last few months of their lives as terminally ill patients traveling the world. They do everything from skydiving in Dubai to climbing Mount Everest, anything that will make ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | April 11, 2019 08:00:00
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9 Out of 10 Filipinos Now Want Jobs that Offer "Work from Home" Scheme

And companies that don't provide a flexible workplace policy risk losing top talents

In January, employees everywhere rejoiced as President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law that provided a concrete set of rules and regulations for companies to allow their workers to work from home.Some saw it as a sign that more companies are set to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | March 28, 2019 06:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Underpriced Dividend-Paying Stocks You Can Buy to Earn Up to 12.5% this 2019

Knowing the dividend track record of the stocks can help you lower your risks of making mistakes

A company that pays dividends regularly indicates that it is capable of generating a steady stream of earnings.In a rising stock market where earnings are expected to increase, investors also anticipate that dividend payments may also go up, resulting in an increase ...

by Henry Ong  | March 20, 2019 03:00:00
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How Many Filipino Women Have We Elected into Public Office?

The number of Filipina politicians has risen, but they still remain a minority group

Good news: More Filipinas are becoming involved in public service. The not-so-good news: They still make up just one-fifth of the government.From business to politics, it’s true that women’s representation is growing in various fields. On the latest World’s Billionaires List by ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | March 17, 2019 08:00:00
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Surprise! Manila is World's Top Luxury Home Market For 2018

The market growth had much to do with the increase in the country's ultra-wealthy population

If you're looking for a business opportunity in a thriving industry, the latest market report by Knight Frank points to luxury homes as a great investment. In 2018, Manilaâs luxury home market saw the most growth in the world, with an 11 ...

by Hannah Lazatin for  | March 13, 2019 08:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Reasons Why Sta. Lucia Land is One of the Best-Performing Property Stocks This Year

And how you can profit from it

Prospects of falling inflation rate this year have increased share prices of property stocks.Lower inflation means interest rates will be lower, which will increase demand for real estate investments, hence higher earnings growth for property developers.The property index has outperformed the broad ...

by Henry Ong  | March 12, 2019 11:00:00
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Bill Gates Made These 15 Predictions Back in 1999 -- and It's Scary How Accurate He Was

His forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient

In the book, Gates made 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous.But as Markus Kirjonen, a business student, once noted on his blog, Gates' forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient.Here are the 15 predictions Gates made just about ...

by Matt Weinberger  | February 02, 2019 06:00:00
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Philippine Corruption Is Still As Bad as It Was Six Years Ago

The country's score on the Corruption Perceptions Index is way below the world's average

While the Philippines improved its standing on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), moving to 99th from 111th in the previous period, it does not mean our government has become a more honest one.With a score of 36 in 2018, the Philippines ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 01, 2019 08:00:00
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More Filipinos are Expected to Become Dollar Millionaires in the Next Five Years

Will you be one of them?

The Philippines is expected to become one of the top 10 fastest-growing high net worth countries in the next four years, a recent study revealed, joining the ranks of China and India.The first Wealth-X High Net Worth (HNW) Handbook, which was released ...

by Esquire Philippines  | January 22, 2019 06:00:00
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Democracy in the Philippines Didn't Worsen in 2018, But It Didn't Improve Either

Our Democracy Index remains static from 2017

“The Philippines is a flawed democracy.”That’s a pretty general statement, and depending on who you ask it’s either an unfair assessment of the government or the understatement of the century.But for the UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), it’s only a category given ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | January 12, 2019 06:00:00