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MARK ANTHONY TAMAYO Business entities engaged in the manufacture of finished products for eventual export typically source the majority of their raw material (RM) inputs to foreign suppliers. These purchases will, upon their importation, be subject to the payment of customs duties and import taxes (generally, value added tax or…

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VINCENT R. POZON “Our go-to method for problem solving is majorly flawed,” reads a headline of a Fast Company article. After decades of leading and participating in brainstorming sessions, I know this for a fact: the process is inefficient, time-consuming and, more significantly, usually unproductive. Brainstorming is several people fed…

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Ben D. Kritz Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd may not actually be engineering a scheme for the government to take a controlling stake in the country’s two capital markets, but he is certainly doing a fine job of appearing as though that’s exactly what’s he up to. At issue is…

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JAY OLOS When I was in high school, I knew a woman in our neighborhood fondly called by many as “Ate Lisa.” She was in her late 30s then, living a very simple life, taking care of her five children and her husband. She and her husband had a small…

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Emeterio Sd. Perez LISTED companies post their disclosures on the website of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). Their contents are reported here for the information of the public. In the case of Ayala Corp. (AC) and other publicly traded stocks, their filings serve as the only source of information for…

FROM WHERE WE SIT

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BOYET MURCIA 3RD  Over the past three months, I have attended numerous meetings with clients to discuss audit results and the audited financial statements that needed to be finalized in time for the statutory filing deadline. During such meetings, the discussion would normally revolve around the client’s financial statements, particularly…

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Ben D. Kritz BOXING legend Manny Pacquiao unwittingly lived up to the stereotype that successful fighters make terrible financial decisions when he announced last week that he would launch his own cryptocurrency, the “PAC Token,” later this year. Pacquiao joins a long list of celebrities who have invested in or…

VIRTUAL STOCK TRADING CHALLENGE: RESULTS OF WEEK 7

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DEN SOMERA Balancing profitability and risk exposure is an important, if not the most important, aspect in successful investing. This is because while risk control ensures safety, it may also serve as a deterrent to profitability of one’s investment. By its very nature, risk control is a defensive mechanism. This…

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REY ELBO I BET you may not even be aware of the vast difference between quality and productivity improvement, if not their significance to your business. There’s nothing to worry about. Even the so-called primary advocates of quality and productivity movement, regardless of their profit and non-profit orientation, don’t know…

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