June 26, 2014

Last June 18, the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL), a young organization devoted to minority shareholder protection, held its first summit at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City. To our surprise, the success of the summit—from the number of sponsors to the number of participants—was beyond our expectations. We exceeded our target audience of 150 participants by more than 50... Read More

June 24, 2014

THE Internet has not only leveled the playing field for information sharing and communication, it has also made possible the proliferation of virtual stores that allow buyers to shop for all kinds of goods in the comfort of their homes. Online shops do not have to pay rent or utilities, and yet these sellers have easy access to an unlimited market and affordable advertising. But just like the... Read More

June 12, 2014

On Tuesday, June 18, 2014, at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City, the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL) will hold the SharePHIL Summit 2014 with  the theme “The Philippines: Your Investment Destination.” The summit will feature, as main speakers, Ambassador Asif Ahman of the United Kingdom, Christopher Cheong of the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS), Dr... Read More

June 10, 2014

AMID THE growth of the retail industry in the Philippines, the strict legal guidelines imposed by the Retail Trade Liberalization Act of 2000 (or Retail Law) severely restrict foreign investors who have shown an interest in setting up retail businesses in the Philippines. The Retail Law defines retail trade as “any act, occupation or calling of habitually selling direct to the general public... Read More

June 03, 2014

WHAT DO you do when a customer pays using a counterfeit banknote? By their nature, counterfeit banknotes are hard to distinguish from the genuine ones. More often than not, we only realize that we have been paid with counterfeits long after the person has passed it off to us. We are then left with no other choice but to consider it as the painful cost of a lesson learned. The Bangko Sentral ng... Read More