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Jollibee eyeing British food chain Pret a Manger – report

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Jollibee is reportedly in talks for a possible $1-billon takeover of British sandwich chain Pret a Manger

STRANGE COMBINATION. Jollibee, homegrown fast food chain popular for its fried chicken and sweet-style spaghetti, is reportedly looking at acquiring Pret A Manger, a British company known for its organic coffee and fresh sandwiches. File image

Moropreneur: Weaving a brighter future for Maguindanao

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:13 PM

By carefully weaving together the natural gifts of the people and the region’s rich culture interventions anchored on empowering communities and the common aspiration to uplift lives a better Maguindanao is possible

LIVE: ASEAN Business Awards 2017

Sep 06, 2017 - 9:32 PM

Watch the livestream of the ASEAN Business Awards on Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: The journey to owning an online business

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Planning to set up an online business? Here’s what to expect

AIM's big data bid to regain business school leadership

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Asian Institute of Management bets on data science as one way to reclaim its place among the top business schools in Asia

Business confidence in PH plunges to 3-year low

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The BSP shows that overall business confidence index for the 3rd quarter of 2017 plunged to 37 9 from 43 in the previous quarter

LESS OPTIMISTIC. Business confidence in the Philippines during this quarter was the lowest percentage recorded since the 3rd quarter of 2014, when confidence index reached 34.4% Rappler file photo

Trump, the businessman president, loses CEO support

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Trump has now lost support from several executives who left an advisory panel on manufacturing over his response to a violent white supremacist rally in Virginia – a sign that big business is disenchanted with the billionaire leader

WANING CONFIDENCE? In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, DC, February 23, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

Aug 13, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The changes to malls are part of a fundamental industry rethink as e commerce takes market share and alters consumer expectations

Shoppers walk through the Columbia Mall on July 24, 2017 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.  Mall space is being repurposed as more department store chains close stores that have traditionally served as "anchors" at malls. Abandoned by the big brands, deserted by the young, the American mall, once temples of the shopping, have become ghost towns, victims of the explosion of online shopping. / AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by John BIERS, "Deserted, US shopping centers look for a future"

Britain says will not stay in EU via 'back door'

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Two key figures in Britain s cabinet come together to say any post Brexit transition will not be a back door to continued European Union membership

A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP

Businessmen's wishlist: 3rd telco player, C6 road, end Marawi crisis

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Several business leaders and the country s economic managers gather to discuss 10 issues they want to prioritize for 2017 and 2018

BETTER PH. Included in the wishlist are entry of a major telecommunications player, completion of Circumferential Road 6, and resolution of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Rappler graphics

Dubai bans popular business website over 'false news'

Jul 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Arabian Business withdraws the report entitled 51 Dubai projects under liquidation process and posts an apology stating the information published related to projects dating from 2010 and as such are now outdated

Meet Ramon Ang, Filipino billionaire and Duterte's friend

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:58 PM

As Ramon Ang aggressively expands his businesses he stays on the good side of President Rodrigo Duterte through his philanthropy and campaign donations

FRIEND. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) sees Ramon Ang (right), chief of San Miguel Corporation, as his fast friend

WATCH: ePLDT's Nico Alcoseba on digital transformation

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:00 PM

ePLDT is the only Filipino company to win a Microsoft Partner of the Year award at Inspire 2017 Rappler talks to the head of its Disruptive Business Group on the sidelines of the Microsoft conference


Rainmaking, e27, and PwC announce new corporate innovation program, FORGE

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Launched at the Echelon Asia Summit 2017 last June 28 the program will focus on collaborative designing and deliver implementation projects in the Southeast Asia startup scene

Ex-Iloilo rep Niel Tupas Jr indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:49 PM

UPDATED Former Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr a member of the Liberal Party says his signatures were forged

GoDaddy launches new website builder, eyes PH expansion

Jul 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The world s top website hosting firm also maintains a BPO office in the country with the number of employees there seen to double in the next couple of years

Malampuson: Success stories made in Cebu

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Eric Smith Cattski Espina and Joe Soberano are trailblazers in their respective fields in Cebu These are their success stories

BPOs worried Marawi crisis could hamper growth

Jul 09, 2017 - 11:00 PM

While there is still continued business confidence IBPAP says the crisis in Marawi City could hurt the BPO industry s growth projections if it drags on further

JOB CREATOR. The IT-BPM or BPO industry employed 1.2 million people in 2015. File photo of Teletech Cainta production floor from Wikipedia

Are companies still hesitant to hire K to 12 graduates?

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:20 PM

It s important that in the long run people do realize and accept the reality that the graduates of K to 12 are ready for some of the kinds of work that are available in our economy says Philippine Business for Education chair Ramon del Rosario Jr

Classroom photo c/o DepEd

Businesses think SC decision on Mindanao martial law 'necessary'

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

UPDATED The largest business group in Mindanao says imposition of martial law in the region is necessary to resolve the terror threat

'NECESSARY.' Although it may cause a temporary setback on tourism, Mindanao Business Council says the Supreme Court decision to uphold Duterte's martial law declaration in Mindanao is 'necessary.' Rappler file photo

Former DepEd chief Luistro is new La Salle president

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Luistro will complete his predecessor s unexpired term as president until March 2020

LA SALLE PRESIDENT. Former education secretary Armin Luistro is the new president of the De La Salle Philippines. Screenshot from Rappler

Bo’s Coffee bucks foreign dominance

Jun 30, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Building one’s own brand in competition with giants is a different order of skill and success

Steve Benitez

What's The Big Idea? Bo's Coffee competes with global players

Jun 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Coco Alcuaz talks to Bo s Coffee founder Steve Benitez about homegrown brew and becoming a platform for social enterprises

PH aims to be among top 20 most competitive countries by 2020

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines currently ranks 99th out of 190 countries in terms of ease of doing business according to the World Bank Group s International Finance Corporation

Doing business under Duterte? Philippines' richest family shows how

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Henry Sy Sr s conglomerate is expanding its presence in China and Mindanao His group has also started submitting unsolicited proposals for public infrastructure

MRC Allied to venture into energy

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Not all power projects would be built from scratch as MRC Allied is open to acquiring or partnering with existing renewable energy developers

DIVERSIFY. All in all, the cost to achieve the 1,000-MW target is estimated to reach anywhere from P80 billion to P100 billion, its newly-appointed president Gladys Nalda says

How SMEs can stay competitive in the digital age

Jun 15, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Learn from leaders from HP Inc Philippines Xurpas and Machine Ventures on Thursday June 15 2 pm onwards

PH economy to march on despite political risks – Oxford Business Group

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Navigating the new world order and completing massive infrastructure projects are more crucial to economic momentum according to experts

PLDT sells remaining stake in Beacon to MPIC

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation the sister company of PLDT buys the telco s remaining stake in Beacon for P21 8 billion

FINANCIALLY SATISFYING. 'The divestment of our Beacon investment will help the PLDT group focus on the key priorities in its core businesses. While the investment is now viewed as no longer strategic, it has nonetheless been a very financially satisfying one,' PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The beckoning

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:45 AM

How Brother Armin Luistro is responding to the realities he saw as a government official and how civil society’s role may be on the rise again

What's The Big Idea?: Brother Armin Luistro musters collective impact

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Coco Alcuaz sits down with former education secretary Bro Armin Luistro who talks about his next big passion

Filipino Islam will outlast its fanatics

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Business will eventually prevail over fundamentalist garbage and push it out of these trading zones

Resorts World gunman attended hearing for P6M forfeiture case before attack

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Carlos offers to pay government P1 2 million instead of P6 4 million but Ombudsman prosecutors reject this as his forfeiture case continues

TROUBLED EMPLOYEE. Jessie Carlos, the gunman in the Resorts World Manila attack, turns out to be a former government tax specialist who faced an ill-gotten wealth case. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Global Business Power to acquire 50% stake in Alsons

Jun 05, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Through its deal with the Alsons group Global Business Power will now reach the Mindanao market

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE. Under the agreement, Global Business Power will acquire a 50% stake in Alsons Thermal Energy Corporation (ATEC) – the holding company for ACR’s baseload coal-fired power plant assets. Rappler file photo

Elbert Cuenca bets on restaurants as entertainment

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Today’s young professionals have more money to spend on food and drinks though not necessarily enough for a spacious apartment

Moody's keeps Philippine GDP target despite Marawi crisis

Jun 01, 2017 - 5:50 PM

A senior credit officer at Moody s says the firm expects the economic impact of the Marawi crisis to be minimal and short lived

CONTAINED. Moody's explains the fighting has thus far has been contained to Marawi, located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which itself accounts for only 0.7% of GDP. File photo

Rockwell Land eyes more commercial developments to counter condo revenue cycle

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:55 PM

UPDATED Though lucrative residential properties bring little to no more revenue for developers once fully turned over

IN PHOTOS: Kathryn Bernardo opens her own nail salon

May 27, 2017 - 9:43 PM

Kathryn Bernardo opens KathNails at SM The Block

Metro Pacific, PH's largest infra firm, unfazed by unrest in Mindanao

May 27, 2017 - 10:24 AM

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation MPIC – which holds power water rails toll roads logistics and hospitals in its portfolio – will soon announce a big investment in Mindanao

STILL SUNNY. Manuel Pangilinan, chairman of Metro Pacific, is still keen on the Mindanao market. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Marawi attacks, martial law, war on drugs | Midday wRap

May 25, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Acor Arceo

'Normal working day' for businesses amid martial law in Mindanao

May 24, 2017 - 11:15 PM

But should President Rodrigo Duterte expand military rule beyond Mindanao and seek an extension tourism and trade may suffer

BUSINESS AS USUAL. For now, it is business as usual for most companies in the Philippines. Photo of waving of ISIS flag by Maulana Macadato

No merger? Henry Sy firm among top shareholders of RCBC

May 23, 2017 - 12:15 AM

A privately held company of the Sy family owner of China Bank and BDO Unibank has been buying shares of RCBC a Yuchengco led bank

PLDT sells remaining stake in SPi Global

May 22, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The transaction values SPi Global at 330 million P16 42 billion

EXITING. Private markets investment manager Partners Group will acquire SPi Global on behalf of its clients from CVC Capital Partners Asia III and PLDT Global Investments Corporation, an indirect subsidiary of PLDT. Rappler file photo

Business aviation could push growth for PH businesses – expert

May 20, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Philjets founder and managing director Thierry Tea says business aviation opens a country and its businesses to opportunities both locally and globally

GROWTH. Business aviation could unlock a level of potential growth for Philippine businesses.

Enderun Colleges mounts Digital Transformation Summit 2017

May 18, 2017 - 2:42 PM

Learn how technology can help your business succeed

Could Duterte's approach to China ultimately make Ongpin richer?

May 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

It s no secret President Rodrigo Duterte dislikes tycoon Roberto Ongpin But Duterte s friendly approach toward China may be the key Ongpin has long been waiting for to unlock a natural gas windfall in the South China Sea

Innovation and technology propels strong business growth for FWD

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company continued its business expansion and strong financial growth from last year up to Q1 2017

FWD Life Philippines launches ‘Set for Health’ innovative critical illness product

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company s Set for Health plan provides a comprehensive coverage for critical illnesses to help Filipinos live their life to the fullest

SET FOR HEALTH. Filipinos are now given the chance to pursue their passions with the assurance that they’re health is covered in both good times and bad times. Photo courtesy of FWD Life Philippines

China tells the world bedtime stories in propaganda drive

May 13, 2017 - 1:01 PM

State run media bombards the internet with a series of videos touting Xi Jinping s One Belt One Road Initiative ahead of a two day summit on the project

CHINESE LEADER. This file photo taken on September 3, 2016 shows China's President Xi Jinping speaking during the opening ceremony of the B20 Summit prior to the G20 Summit in Hangzhou. Photo by Aly Song/AFP

Rappler Talk: Incoming BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla on his plans

May 12, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Watch Espenilla’s interview before he assumes the post in July here on Rappler