OFFICE SPACE rented by companies is expected to exceed projections this year despite market volatility brought by a coronavirus pandemic, as demand from outsourcing companies continues to rise, according to Leechiu Property Consultants. Office rentals had reached 539,000 square meters (sq.m.) as of end-November, 38% higher than the 389,000 sq.m. in 2020, it said in an e-mailed statement on Monday. ...

FREEPIK THE PHILIPPINE BANKING INDUSTRY, which has not been spared from the global pandemic, is expected to recover moderately next year amid improving loan growth and as bad debts decline, Fitch Ratings said on Monday. "Loan growth is likely to accelerate with the resumption of business and consumer spending, buoying revenues and offsetting the pressure on margins stemming from excess ...

BW FILE PHOTO FIGARO Coffee Group, Inc. (FCG) has received the go signal from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) for its P1.77-billion initial public offering (IPO), subject to post-approval conditions. Food brands under Figaro Coffee Group include Figaro Coffee, Angel's Pizza, Tien Ma's Taiwanese Cuisine, TFG Express, and Cafe Portofino. "The Exchange approved the application of [FCG] for the initial ...

1 of 3 FILIPINO stalwarts bannered by Kiefer Ravena of the Shiga Lakestars and Ray Parks, Jr. of the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins will join forces in one team in the Japan B.League All-Star on Jan. 14-15 in Okinawa. Messrs. Kiefer and Parks will lead the B.League Asia All-Star squad along with Thirdy Ravena (San-en NeoPhoenix), Kobe Paras (Niigata Albirex BB), ...

AC ENERGY and Infrastructure Corp. (ACEIC) has signed a P9.33-billion share purchase agreement with an affiliate of Singapore-based GIC Private Ltd. for a 17.5% stake in the former's subsidiary AC Energy Corp. (ACEN). Ayala Corp. said ACEIC will sell 2,689,521,681 secondary ACEN shares to Arran Investment Pte. Ltd. for P3.4678 apiece. "The sale of secondary ACEN shares to Arran is ...

1 of 4 A FILM about a gay teenager who is eager for the man he met online to reveal his identity was named Best Film at the 2021 QCinema awarding ceremony for the QCShorts competition on Dec. 4 at Novotel Manila Araneta Center. Directed by Trishtan Perez, i get so sad sometimes won Best Film "for its keen observation ...

1 of 3 Video Game ReviewThe Caligula Effect 2Nintendo Switch Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive EditionPersonal Computer via Steam Mary Skelter FinaleNintendo Switch WHEN The Caligula Effect was released in 2016, it boasted of novel concepts, a not insignificant feat given the saturation in the industry. Centered around the idea of manipulating your actions during set intervals ...

LATITUDE Corporate Center boasts of sustainable features in line with the green building guidelines of Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence. -- COMPANY HANDOUT A NEWLY completed office building by Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) is attracting interest from expanding companies and information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) firms. Mikko Barranda, Leechiu Property Consultants director for commercial leasing, said in a statement ...

1 of 2 TOM Brady threw for 368 yards and four touchdowns on Sunday, two of them to tight end Rob Gronkowski, as the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers posted a 30-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Brady completed 38 of 51 attempts as Tampa Bay improved to 9-3 and moved one step closer to clinching the National Football ...

FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said he ordered the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to help the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) better manage risk to allow it to venture away from safe but low-paying treasury investments. The order follows a PCIC a presentation in which it revealed that it spends ...