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I put money in a mutual fund a year ago. It was my very first investment. Now I’m looking to diversify my portfolio. What instrument would you recommend I tap next? And how do I make sure I diversify enough? [JJT]: First off, you have to understand that the reason…

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SHARES classified as stock options are usually issued and sold to managers, who enjoy the privilege of buying shares at discounted prices. Ayala Corp. (AC) is an example of a listed company that rewards its managers with AC common shares. In one filing, it reported having issued 7,844 to insiders…

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Regulatory risk is rated a top concern by boards and executives. So now they’re looking at internal auditors to check how effective their compliance programs are. Internal auditors have, in turn, continuously heeded this call. Compliance risks are becoming part of competing priorities in the list of things to watch…

J. ALBERT GAMBOA

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Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) comprise more than 98 percent of all businesses in the Philippines, based on statistics from the Department of Trade and Industry. Majority of them do not advertise at all due to a “build it and they will come” mentality. The MSMEs’ reluctance to promote…

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Last of two parts So how do we elevate the country’s agriculture sector through agripreneurship? One of the solutions is to increase the number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the agriculture sector, which will require producing more agripreneurs in state universities and colleges (SUCs), and the crafting…

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Given Singapore’s already teetering retail sector, Amazon’s recent entry to serve the Southeast Asian market will only force retailers to downsize, relocate to a cheaper location, or completely shut down. Since 2016, the booming e-commerce and the entry of less expensive brands have been forcing known global retailers such as…

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In a general information sheet (GIS) dated August 7 and submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corp. reported authorized capital stock (ACS) of 3 billion common shares with par value of P1 per share. Of the 3 billion ACS, 2.087 billion Atlas common…

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“A dynamic force toward national prosperity and excellence with a global perspective.” That was the vision set when the Roadmap for the Accountancy Profession was adopted in 2007. A strong, dynamic force of more than 175,000 Certified Public Accountants (CPA) currently registered with the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) – Board…

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SUPPOSE you’re down with only two candidates in your shortlist for the vacancy of a high-paying job as manager of a company’s sales and marketing department, both of them women. Julie is a look-alike of American actress Scarlett Johansson. Standing 5’7 tall, she exudes more than a pleasing personality. The…

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On September 5 to 6, I went with my thesis group to the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm (GKEF) for our data gathering. It was my fourth visit to the place, and each time the experience left me in awe. Dubbing itself as the first farm village university in the world,…

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