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Two local gaming firms engaged in lottery operations joined the list of Forbes Asia magazine’s “Best Under Billions” for 2011.

Posted on August 31, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy

MANILA, Philippines—In the early evening of August 2, 2011, the suicide of Benjamin Pinpin, 43, was just another crime story. Before midnight, his death had become a major business and political story dragging a major businessman in the country, eventually linking the husband of a former president and has since prompted President Aquino to say he [...]

Posted on August 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, In-Depth

The Philex Mining saga: How First Pacific acquired control

Posted on May 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, In-Depth, Trade & Industry

Trading Philex: The curious case of P510-M DBP loan

Posted on May 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, In-Depth, Sectors

But the ruling could have gone against the government if the judge followed his technical advisers

Posted on May 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, In-Depth, Public Works, Sectors, Trade & Industry

When the media uncovered the buyout a few months after it was consummated on December 15, 1983, Danding Cojuangco tried hard to hide from the public the key institutions involved in the sale.

Posted on April 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Agriculture, Business & Economy, Commentary, Sectors

Marcos and Danding were not satisfied with only a minority share in the company. They preferred to get San Miguel’s controlling interest.

Posted on April 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Agriculture, Business & Economy, In-Depth, Sectors

There’s a rich background story behind recent news of closed branches and disgruntled depositors of Banco Filipino Savings

Posted on March 17, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy

Not only did doing Banco Filipino stories 8 years ago give me a libel case and two flat tires, it also sharpened my investigative skills and led me to a ringside view of some of Manila’s Who’s Who in business and politics

Posted on March 16, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Business & Economy, Lala Rimando

It’s our biggest source of foreign development assistance

Posted on March 15, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, Current Events, Foreign Affairs

With Fe Barin scheduled to retire as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this March, the lobby for her replacement has been intense. We learned that among those being eyed is commissioner Juanita Cueto, the longest-staying among the corporate regulators’ current en banc members. She’s been with SEC since June 2001 and was [...]

Posted on January 21, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, Inside Track
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