P98 million to P2.1 million was the range of average executive pay the most valuable listed firms paid each of their top executives in 2017
Of course, the “BBC Dad” got my attention. Here are my notes from the Ateneo lecture Dr. Robert Kelly gave on North and South Korea.
I have an uneasy feeling about Yasay’s appointment as our chief diplomat. It seems none of his past experiences, including those I’ve interviewed him on as a business journalist, equipped him to handle foreign policy, especially with issues as sensitive as the sea dispute with China.
Solaire has defied the popular claim that casinos are the “blackhole” in anti-money laundering efforts. Junket agents play major role in cleaning or washing illegal funds via casinos. Chinese businessman Kim Wong seems to be the common thread among the different groups involved in the heist.
Round One’s winning bid was P11.66 billion. Round Two’s is P27.3 billion. The difference is stark: P15.6 billion. Yet, the company that triggered a rebid, San Miguel, lost.
Two were lost last weekend: Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s bout with Floyd Mayweather, and Evangeline Escobillo’s life.
“Tita Vangie,” as I have called her after we have moved on from our source and reporter roles to being friends, was always full of life that it is hard to imagine she is no longer alive. I consider her one of my most memorable mentors, the kind who have contributed to the shaping of my career as a business journalist.
The controversial CALAx road project is a damn-if-you-do-damn-if-you-don’t issue. It’s a toss up, really, between money and integrity. The president chose money.
The number of rich Chinese is expected to increase to 1.2 million, and the super rich to 73,000. About 50% own and/or manage their own business. Majority live in Beijing.