conference room, table, office

Demand for office, residential property in PH heating up

Demand for local office and residential property continued to rebound from the bottom levels seen in 2020 despite the lull seen within the Philippine offshore gaming operator (Pogo) industry that used to invigorate the sector. This is according to Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC), which estimated that Pogos vacated a total of from the second quarter…

The Caster Project

Small PH enterprises win a lifeline

It may take not just a village but collective institutional action to help local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) overcome unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. One silver lining is the growing digital connectivity that is helping more of these small players adapt to the “next” normal.This is according…

laboratory, analysis, chemistry

Investment opportunity in health-care space unveiled

Fund manager Manulife Asset Management Trust Corp. (MAMTC) has unveiled a new investment fund that allows investors to buy into the global health-care space and ride on breakthrough medical advances. Manulife Global Healthcare Equity Feeder Fund is an equity feeder unit investment trust fund (UITF) that investors with aggressive risk appetite may access for as…

smartphone, money, finance

RCBC digital banking unit rolls out loan marketplace

Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.’s (RCBC) digital banking platform DiskarTech is rolling out this April a loan marketplace targeting consumers and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)—in line with its proposition as a financial inclusion “super app.”DiskarTech—which has registered users, of which about a million had undergone validation as eligible depositors—has also introduced a Visayan…