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Global brands pitch Philippine franchise opportunities

May 29, 2017  | 

Seven international franchises seeking Philippine partners will participate in an exclusive International Franchise Business Matching event in Manila on June 15. Six of the seven Philippine franchise opportunities are from the fast-growing food and beverage sector:

Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says

Sep 6, 2016  |  , , ,

Recently, the BCC channel reported that more than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia. In Asia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh will

Indonesia, Vietnam leading Asian beauty industry growth

May 17, 2016  |  , , , , , , , , ,

Indonesia and Vietnam are the fastest-growing markets in the Asian beauty industry. According to research from Euromonitor International, Markets of the Future: ASEAN in 2020, the two countries significantly outperform the most obvious contenders, Korea and

Third Manila NBA Store opens

Mar 28, 2016  | 

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has opened the third Manila NBA Store. “[The new branch] has the most complete assortment of [NBA] products and merchandise in the Philippines,” said NBA Philippines MD Carlo Singson during a

New Skycrapers from Megaworld

Mar 18, 2016  | 

Philippine property developer Megaworld Corp and its subsidiaries have earmarked P55 billion (US$1.172 billion) for capital spending in 2016 to boost commercial assets. Real estate tycoon Andrew Tan’s flagship property arm and subsidiaries Global-Estate Resorts (GERI),

World of Beer Asia launch confirmed

Mar 1, 2016  |  , ,

An American tavern chain known for its craft beer is headed for Asia this year, opening first in Shanghai, then India and The Philippines. It is the first overseas bar for World of Beer, based in Tampa,

Bakers Maison hits Philippines

Feb 16, 2016  | 

An Australian bread-and-pastry chain is introducing its artisan products to The Philippines, with a bold plan for at least 100 outlets. Bakers Maison, which makes French-style breads and pastries, is under the wing of Gardenia Bakeries

Southeast Asian IT industry: An Overview

Feb 5, 2016  |  , , , , ,

Asia is facing a human-capital challenge. Over the past three decades, significant gains in workforce size and quality helped Asia become a hub of global supply chains. But with workers increasingly unable to meet the demands

Manilans learning to enjoy luxurious lifestyle

Feb 2, 2016  | 

Locals in the Philippine capital of Manila are becoming more and more open to spending on luxurious goods and services. They go to expensive foreign hotels and buy high-priced fruits. The growing number of middle-class earners

Study reveals Asian dining spending trends

Feb 1, 2016  |  , , , , , , , ,

One in three millennials in Asia are eating at fine dining restaurants at least once a month – more often than those aged over 30. The surprise finding is one of a list of revelations uncovered