Asean enterprises set sights on postpandemic success

The COVID-19 pandemic still has the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia firmly in its grip. But even then, enterprises in the region have begun preparing themselves for postcrisis growth. According to SAP’s regional study “Digital, resilient, and experience-driven: How enterprises in Southeast Asia can prepare for the new economy”, Southeast Asian firms are…

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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…

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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…

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PH business owners more upbeat for 2021, BSP survey shows

Filipino business owners are more upbeat about their prospects over the next 12 months as the economy began to adapt to the new economic landscape of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the central bank. In a press briefing on Thursday, officials of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the outlook on the country’s economy…