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  • Apple spins services with iPhone sales slumping

    Apple spins services with iPhone sales slumping

    Oct 26, 2016 10:32
    Apple's quarterly profit slumped on a widely expected drop in iPhone sales, but gains in services offered some optimism on the company's efforts to curb dependence on its smartphone. The company said Tuesday that profit fell 19 percent to $9 billion …

  • PH climbs 4 notches in Doing Business Report 2017

    PH climbs 4 notches in Doing Business Report 2017

    Oct 26, 2016 09:27
    MANILA -- The Philippines has increased its ranking in the Doing Business Report 2017 by four notches to rank 99 from rank 103 last year. The Doing Business Report measures ease of doing business in an economy in areas such as …

  • Embracing the future of workspaces

    Embracing the future of workspaces

    Oct 26, 2016 01:50
    These days, it’s no longer surprising to see employees of different firms sharing a single workspace rather than cloistered in their own office buildings or units. This trend of “coworking,” first set up in San Francisco in 2005, arose with the …

  • Hanjin Shipping wins court approval to wind down Europe business

    Hanjin Shipping wins court approval to wind down Europe business

    Oct 25, 2016 22:01
    By Kyunghee Park Hanjin Shipping Co., South Korea’s largest container line that has put its Asia-US business on sale after filing for bankruptcy protection late August, won approval from a court to wind down its European operations as demand for its …

  • The rise of boutique accounting services

    The rise of boutique accounting services

    Oct 25, 2016 22:01
    If the huge demand for accountants were the basis for growth of businesses in this country, then, indeed, we have a thriving entrepreneurial Filipinos.  Not only Filipinos at that but many foreign firms building their presence here and are outsourcing their …

  • BDO Securities sees PSEi at 8,700 in 2017

    BDO Securities sees PSEi at 8,700 in 2017

    Oct 25, 2016 22:01
    The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) will manage to close at the around the 7,800 level this year and surge 12 percent to around 8,700 in 2017 on the back of strong growth in corporate profits. "Because we think earnings growth …

  • DOF proposes higher VAT exemption threshold for MSMEs

    DOF proposes higher VAT exemption threshold for MSMEs

    Oct 25, 2016 22:01
    The Department of Finance (DOF) is proposing to widen the value-added tax (VAT) exemption threshold for micro-, small- and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to lessen the impact of higher fuel levies on low cost businesses. During the Senate inquiry on the DOF’s …

  • New WESM design to improve market trading efficiencies

    New WESM design to improve market trading efficiencies

    Oct 25, 2016 22:01
    The new design of the trading platform of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) will expectedly improve efficiencies in the buying and selling of power commodity and will similarly bring the maturity of the deregulated electricity sector to higher notches. One …

  • SEC runs after ‘5-6’ lenders

    SEC runs after ‘5-6’ lenders

    Oct 25, 2016 22:01
    The days of “five-six money lenders” lurking across the country are numbered as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began to take a closer look on actions it could possibly perform to bust entities engaged in the said illegal activity. SEC …

  • Remembering the good

    Remembering the good

    Oct 25, 2016 22:01
    Like President Duterte, I was also denied a US visa.  The US consul must have thought that the probability is much higher for  a single woman without much assets to become a "t and t" (tago ng tago or an …