US firms seen to maintain BPO operations in Philippines

American companies are maintaining their outsourcing operations in the Philippines, even as President Rodrigo Duterte has signaled a shift away from the US, an industry leader said.

Benguet Corp says to question mine suspension in court

Benguet Corp. said Thursday it would question the government’s suspension of its nickel mine in Sta. Cruz, Zambales, which has forced it to temporarily lay off 1,000 workers.

Duterte to protect BPO sector, govt says

President Rodrigo Duterte will protect the country's business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, a Cabinet official said Thursday, as he urged stakeholders to "forget the political noise."

Shares open weaker on earnings concerns

Share prices opened lower on Thursday, with investors worried that real estate companies might fall short of third quarter earnings expectations, an analyst said.

1.4 million Pinoys lifted from poverty in 2015, govt says

Poverty incidence declined to 21.6 percent or roughly one-fifth of the country’s 100 million people in 2015 due to strong economic growth and stable consumer prices, the government said Thursday.

Philex says 9-month net income up 59 pct

Philex Mining said Thursday net income for the first nine months of the year grew 59 percent as revenues rose.

Chinese iPhone users opt for makeover rather than buy new

Some Chinese iPhone owners are giving their old models a makeover to look like the latest iPhone 7, rather than buying new - a trend that could dent Apple Inc's efforts to boost sales in what has been its biggest growth driver.

Microsoft aims at Apple with high-end PCs, 3D software

Microsoft launched a new consumer offensive Wednesday, unveiling a high-end computer that challenges the Apple iMac along with an updated Windows operating system that showcases three-dimensional content and "mixed reality."

Asia shares slip after Apple results hit Wall St, dollar off highs

Asian shares edged down on Thursday after disappointing earnings from technology giant Apple dragged on Wall Street, while the dollar remained shy of this week's nearly nine-month highs.

Tollway operators seek rate hike

Operators of several expressways are asking for a rate increase, but it will not affect All Saints' Day travelers.