Chris Schnabel

A native Manileño, Chris spent a decade abroad learning as much as he could about the world and how narratives change from place to place.

He spent most of his time in California where he studied International Economics at the University of San Francisco, and in Beijing China where he studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University and worked as a teacher.

It was in China a couple of years ago where he began to feel the rumblings of optimism coming from home – rumblings that intrigued him enough to return and be a part of the Philippines' exciting growth story.

After a stint as a manager in logistics and shipping, Chris decided to take the plunge into journalism, which he believes provides the keenest and widest view of how economics and politics shape the world.

Chris covers all things business and economics for Rappler, a position that gives him a front row seat to the story of a country that is finally realizing its potential.

Nov 2017
BUSINESS 07:15pm, Nov 15, 2017
EDC net income drops by 6.5% in 1st 9 months due to Leyte earthquake

MANILA, Philippines – Lopez-led renewable energy producer Energy Development Corporation (EDC) saw its bottom line fall by 6.5% for the 1st 3 quarters of this year compared to last year due to the ...

BUSINESS 06:33pm, Nov 14, 2017
Filinvest, JG Summit tap Changi as partner in Clark Airport bid

MANILA, Philippines – The Gotianun and Gokongwei groups, which have teamed up for another proposal to develop Clark International Airport, announced they have appointed Changi Airports ...

BUSINESS 02:53pm, Nov 14, 2017
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern oversees 3 new agreements with PH

MANILA, Philippines – New Zealand is moving to consolidate and deepen ties with the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) – the Philippines in particular – with no less than its newly-elected ...

BUSINESS 11:35am, Nov 14, 2017
Filipino unicorn sets eyes outside ASEAN

MANILA, Philippines — A homegrown startup finally managed to get unicorn status with a valuation of over $1 billion but unlike most of its peers, it has set its sights far beyond its regional ...

BUSINESS 10:20pm, Nov 13, 2017
Japan reaches out to ASEAN startups

MANILA, Philippines – Japan is playing catch-up in the vibrant and growing startup community in Southeast Asia, after another Asian giant, China, has been leading in funding and engaging with ...

BUSINESS 04:49pm, Nov 10, 2017
Ayala Corp net income up 39% to P8.2B in Q3 2017

MANILA, Philippines— Ayala Corporation (AC), the holding firm of the Ayala Group, saw its bottom line rise in the third quarter (Q3) of this year as well as the first 9 months of 2017 on strong ...

BUSINESS 09:15am, Nov 09, 2017
What’s next for the ASEAN economy in a post-American world?

MANILA, Philippines – The 10 nations that collectively make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have ridden globalization to become a major force in the global economy. Now, ...

BUSINESS 07:15pm, Nov 07, 2017
URC net income drops by 21.2% in 1st 9 months of 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Despite stronger sales, Gokongwei-led food manufacturer Universal Robina Corporation (URC) saw its net income drop by 21.2% in the 1st 9 months of the year compared to its ...

BUSINESS 07:40pm, Nov 06, 2017
Metrobank net income up 5% despite P900-million fraud

MANILA, Philippines – Ty-led Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) saw its net income rise in the first 9 months of 2017 and in the 3rd quarter of the year despite the fallout from a ...

BUSINESS 06:00pm, Nov 06, 2017
Security Bank net income rises by 21% to P2.14 billion in Q3 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Dy-led Security Bank Corporation (SECB) saw its bottom line jump by 21% in the 3rd quarter of the year, driven by gains in its net interest income. In a disclosure to the ...