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HBO's Industry feels familiar but remains a solid story about what it takes to make it the world of finance.
The financial sector finally gets the sex and drugs treatment in HBO’s new show Industry, where a class of 20-somethings fights each other for a position at a prestigious London investment bank. The show sits comfortably in between Euphoria and Succession, two other HBO shows that ...
 
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Razon, Ayala, Sy, and Fernandes all agreed that greater government stimulus is needed to save the economy.
“Whether it’s infrastructure, loans, or liquidity, we need a bazooka, not a pistol,” said Enrique “Ricky” Razon, chairman and president of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and one of the leading businessmen in the country.Razon was referring to government stimuli needed to revive ...
 
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Don't miss out on the biggest startup event of the year.
The country’s second-ever Philippine Startup Week has arrived, gathering the brightest and most innovative minds for a one-week conference aimed at showcasing the best of Philippine ingenuity.Philippine Startup Week 2020 kicked off earlier today, November 23. With the theme “Filipino Startups Powering ...
 
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We lost eight days worth of food.
The onslaught of three consecutive typhoons has taken a toll on the Philippine agriculture industry, its crops, and most important, its farmers. The agricultural damage has jumped to P12.3 billion, 20 percent higher than the initial estimate of P10 billion. Of these, rice ...
 
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'When the pandemic came in and the lockdowns came in it dropped significantly by more than 50 percent.'
We all know that the pandemic has changed everything—especially when it comes to employment. The question is: just by how much? A new study gives a better look at the rate of hiring drops, and it's probably much higher than you thought.According ...
 
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Clean energy is the way to go.
San Miguel Corporation, the company signed on to build the New Manila International Airport in Bulacan, will also be building a solar farm to power the mega airport.In an effort to go sustainable by adopting clean energy, SMC will construct a 200-milliwatt ...
 
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As the economy faces a pandemic and a recession, job hunters are facing a job shortage.
As businesses deal with an eight-month-long lockdown and a recession, job hunters are having an even harder time finding jobs. According to JobStreet, the country's leading job hunt platform, more Filipinos are looking for jobs during the pandemic, however, fewer companies are ...
 
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Converge Internet might be down, but memes are forever.
If you’re reading this using data, you’re probably one of the many customers affected—and annoyed—by Converge’s poor connection.It’s been almost three hours since Converge ICT went down at 1:10 p.m. today and still not everyone has been reconnected to the Internet. According ...
 
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Filipino farmers are struggling.
The Philippines has been hit with three typhoons within three weeks, costing the economy billions in damaged crops, destroyed homes, and flooded communities.There’s no number yet as to the total amount of damages and losses incurred by this typhoon season, but we ...
 
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But, that doesn't mean we're not smart shoppers.
Twitter is sharing some insights on its latest study on Filipino online buying behavior. Specifically, how it's changed during the pandemic period. And, it's found that our priorities have changed... for the better? Maybe.According to the study, 81 percent of users have ...
 
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Losses have begun to narrow in the quarter ended September.
Jollibee said Monday it closed 339 stores permanently due to challenges posed by COVID-19 as losses narrowed in the quarter ended September, signaling a potential recovery.Of the total, 118 are in the Philippines while 221 are located abroad. On the flipside, it opened 180 stores at the ...
 
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Former NEDA chief Pernia is also optimistic.
Despite U.S. president Donald Trump’s contestations regarding the U.S. election results, world leaders and business executives have already congratulated president-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to enter office in January of 2021.Even president Rodrigo Duterte congratulated Biden, noting that he was looking ...
 
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It's the first death anniversary of the founder of JG summit.
Download a free copy of the e-book "Big John" written by Yvette Fernandez and illustrated by Abi Goy. Today, November 9, we mark the first death anniversary of tycoon John Gokongwei, Jr., the founder of JG Summit and the Gokongwei group. We’ve put ...
 
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PLDT is out.
SkyCable is still up for grabs.PLDT’s CEO Manny Pangilinan is dropping out of the race to buy SkyCable from ABS-CBN Corporation.READ MOREPLDT Net Income Up 23%, Globe Down 10% in First Nine Months of 2020Is PLDT Acquiring Rival SkyCable? MVP Group Says ...
 
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'Good UX will make it easier for a customer to love you (and pay you).'
The pandemic and lockdown have driven almost every business online, some of which were unprepared and overwhelmed by the drastic shift to digital. Almost overnight, e-commerce spiked, websites were put up left and right, and a growing number of businesses hastily planned ...
 
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They're the Filipino's top choice for e-wallets.
GCash and BPI Mobile Banking are Filipinos' top choice of finance apps in the year of 2020, according to data firm App Annie.READ MOREGet Life and Health Insurance For as Low as P39 Per Month Through GCashBPI to Launch Country’s First 'CARE' ...
 
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Here are four aspects not to miss.
Max’s Restaurant began its colorful journey in 1945, just after the second World War, as a small roadside café serving American G.I.’s with fried chicken. Decades later, “The House That Fried Chicken Built” became the flagship brand of Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI), ...
 
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JG Summit's top executives were part of a reorganization.
JG Summit has clarified what it describes as an “erroneous disclosure” on the Philippine Stock Exchange that implied that three of its executive had been removed as officers from the conglomerate.READ MOREWhat Do Investors Look for in Startups? We Talked to JG ...
 
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Once a leading tech guru.
Once again making headlines, businessman Raymond Racaza is now engaged to celebrity stylist Liz Uy. Racaza and Uy met through a mutual friend at a business meeting linked to one of his many companies. Racaza was formerly the president, COO, and CEO ...
 
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It could hit two birds with one stone: recycling waste and providing jobs.
Ramon Ang, through San Miguel Corporation, is pushing sustainability as SMC disclosed its plans to buy more plastic waste to fuel its cement plants around the country.By sourcing plastic waste, that would have otherwise gone into landfills or become pollution, SMC hopes ...
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