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Top Philippine CEOs: Businesses don't need to worry under Duterte

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says he agrees with the President demanding results from the private sector while Enrique Razon says nothing has changed in Philippine business under the new leadership

'NOTHING DIFFERENT.' Enrique Razon says nothing has changed in the Philippine business environment under President Duterte. Photo by Rappler

Bagaimana para pemimpin perusahaan hadapi tantangan dalam era digital?

Nov 30, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Usaha Anda boleh kecil tapi Anda tetap bisa menghasilkan uang banyak Kalau usaha besar tapi mendapatkan sedikit untuk apa?

Peresmian Forbes Global CEO Conference 2016 – Thomas Lembong, Kepala Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal dan Steve Forbes, Chairman dan Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media mendampingi Presiden Republik Indonesia saat membunyikan gong, untuk membuka Forbes Global CEO conference 2016. Foto oleh Forbes.

Telstra-San Miguel venture a bumpy, costly ride – think tank

Dec 15, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Australian telecommunications think tank Creator Tech Pty Ltd says Telstra’s possible joint venture with San Miguel could result in a high priced failure

LONG, BUMPY RIDE. An Australian telecommunications think tank says without the 700 MHz spectrum, there is no mobile business possible. In the photo are Telstra's Andrew Penn (left) and San Miguel's Ramon Ang (right)

SMC's Ramon Ang: 'We sell assets because of bad partnerships'

Oct 15, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Experiencing all those types of partnerships I’d rather always buy the whole company unless the partner is honorable which is very hard to come by San Miguel s Ramon Ang says

BAD PARTNERSHIPS. Ramon Ang tells global CEOs: 'For the last 7 years, we have sold assets because partnerships aren’t good and it’s better to walk away.' Photo from Weber Shandwick for #FGECEO2015

Why Asian tycoons invest in sports

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Investing in football clubs and sports itself is pretty new for Asian entrepreneurs but I think it can be pretty profitable contrary to what many people think says billionaire Vincent Tan

TAKING CHARGE. Berjaya founder Vincent Tan (seen here at the Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015), is among the high profile Asia-based tycoons who have taken over global sports teams. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Anticipating huge demand, Manny Villar to build more malls

Oct 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Starmall is ready to compete a David to challenge the Goliaths in the retail industry says Vista Land and Starmalls Chairman Manny Villar

FILLING THE DEMAND. "We're very aggressive now. We still see a lot of demand for malls," Manny Villar says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Asia needs to help the poor more, say philanthropists

Oct 15, 2015 - 9:15 AM

In my assessment a lot of countries save for Singapore have failed in being able to provide housing for the poor which is a shame as it creates good foundation for a country says billionaire Vincent Tan

POOLING IDEAS. Some of Asia's tycoons get together on the final day of the 15th Forbes Global CEO Conference to discuss ways to improve development on the philanthropic front. (From left) Vincent Tan, Dr. Tahir,, Rohan Narayana Murty, Laurence Lien, and Dr. Binod K. Chaudhary. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Ramon Ang: We hope to open 3rd major telco by 2016

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:58 AM

The moment we switch on our telco it will be a superior network San Miguel Corporation s Ramon S Ang says

3RD PLAYER. 'We're building a mobile broadband telecommunications network. We can switch on the network next year for people not to experience problem with telecom anymore,' SMC's Ramon Ang (3rd from left) says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Steve Forbes: 'America wants a can-do guy'

Oct 14, 2015 - 11:23 PM

Donald Trump is so popular because this is a guy who shake things and make things happen the former presidential candidate and Forbes Media chairman says

IMAGE OF SUCCESS. Forbes says billionaire real-estate developer Donald Trump is a popular presidential candidate as Americans are motivated by the spectacle of his success in entrepreneurship. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Steve Forbes to Aquino: ‘We need you in the US’

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:58 PM

That s something the rest of the world needs that s why we hope after you leave office you come to the US and give us some of this belief in the future

'WE NEED YOU.' Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, tells President Benigno Aquino III he is needed in the US, following economic growth in the country. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aquino: Conviction not filing of cases 'key' vs corruption

Oct 14, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Asked on the issue of security Aquino dismisses it as something sensationalized by the local media

Global CEOs still have high hopes for China

Oct 14, 2015 - 5:01 PM

China will still remain as one of the most important capital markets in the world says the chairman of Japan s ORIX Corporation

CHINA TURNAROUND. Global CEOs (from left) Enrique Razon, Sam Goi, and Yoshihiko Miyauchi are all optimistic about China's comeback. All photos from Weber Shandwick for #FGCEO2015

Entrepreneur Manny Villar: 'I don't like politics anymore'

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:52 PM

I feel much younger now that I m back as an entrepreneur I ll probably die as an entrepreneur says the former senator

ENTREPRENEUR. "I feel much younger now I'm back as an entrepreneur (and) I'll probably die as an entrepreneur," says former presidential aspirant Manny Villar. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Tech visionaries on the world of today and tomorrow

Oct 14, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The innovators behind Facebook Infosys and Baidu among others share their views on emerging tech trends and highlight the human factor that shapes them

TREND SPOTTING. Tech titans discuss how technology will shape the world's future on the 2nd day of the  Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015 (From left): Zhang Ya-Qin, Vishal Sikka, Eduardo Saverin, Gary Rieschel, Forrest Li, Rich Karlgaard. Photo by Alecs Ongca/Rappler

EY exec: Mutual respect, tolerance foster best work culture

Oct 14, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Ernst Young s Beth Brooke Marciniak shares how the mega accounting firm built an enviable work culture plus her career journey as a gay woman in corporate America

ONE CORE VALUE. About 400 business tycoons worldwide listen to Beth Brooke-Marciniak on solidifying Ernst & Young's culture across 155 countries. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Brands with soul key to worldwide success – Global CEOs

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:36 AM

A good brand inspires emotions in customers and is the essential foundation for any business say leaders from luxury hotels to global media

Photo from Weber Shadwick for FGCEO 2015

SM, Berjaya execs to PH: Focus on vocational training than K to 12

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:22 PM

For a country like ours we need more vocational schools We need labor and we need that for economic growth I don’t think we re in dire need of special skills at this point SMIC s Teresita Sy Coson says during FGCEO2015

 STRENGTHEN VOCATIONAL TRAINING. For SMIC's Teresita Sy-Coson and Berjaya's Vincent Tan, vocational schools will allow more people to qualify and work in industries here and abroad, like business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. Coson's photo by Forbes, and Tan's photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Geox founder: Be unique, protect your ideas

Oct 13, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Mario Moretti Polegato the man behind the breathable shoes brand says innovation is key to succeed in the global economy but it has to be clearly defined

Steve Forbes: Blend old and new media, make readers happy

Oct 13, 2015 - 11:21 AM

The purpose of business is to produce happiness not to pile up money Forbes Media Chairman and EIC Steve Forbes says

HAPPY SHAREHOLDERS. 'Happy customers create happy shareholders when you have a product that people like,' Forbes Media's Steve Forbes says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Steve Forbes: Expect turbulence in the short term

Oct 13, 2015 - 8:02 AM

Misguided policies have stalled US growth but these are causing creative destruction that would lead to positive change says the Forbes Media chairman

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Steve Forbes: PH needs tax reform to sustain economic stability

Oct 12, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The media mogul behind Forbes Media says the growth in the Philippines will be sustainable should it continue to make reforms

Facebook's Saverin, world tycoons in Manila

Oct 12, 2015 - 3:11 PM

The Philippines’ top CEOs including San Miguel Corporation s Ramon Ang and SM Investments Corporation s Teresita Sy Coson will also take part in panel discussions throughout the 3 day conference until October 14

BIGGEST CEO CONFERENCE. This is the first time Forbes Global CEO is being held in Manila

LIVE BLOG: Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015

Oct 11, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Follow Rappler s coverage of the 3 day conference to be held first time in Manila It features some 50 prominent personalities in the global business scene

Aquino leads speakers of 15th Forbes Global CEO Conference in Manila

Sep 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM

This year s 3 day conference gathers under one roof some 50 of the world’s most successful tycoons entrepreneurs CEOs and thought leaders

SPEAKER. President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the speaker in the Manila hosting of the 15th Forbes CEO Conference in October. Shown in photo is the President greeting Jollibee Foods Corporation President and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong during the courtesy call on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Manila to host 15th Forbes Global CEO Conference in October

Mar 18, 2015 - 2:27 PM

It will be the first time for the country to host the annual gathering of the ‘world’s most economically powerful business people’

SMIC to go digital? Tessie Sy-Coson says they're not in a rush

Oct 30, 2014 - 2:02 PM

SMIC Chairperson Tessie Sy Coson says the positive aspect of the Philippines comparatively slower pace in going digital is that companies employ a larger number of Filipinos

AWARENESS UP. SMIC Vice Chairperson Tessie Sy-Coson says more Philippine businesses are aware of the benefits of ASEAN integration. Photo by Forbes

Tessie Sy on ASEAN integration: Awareness up, IT to lead

Oct 30, 2014 - 1:01 PM

SMIC Chairperson Tessie Sy Coson says there is increasing awareness among Philippine companies about ASEAN integration and she foresees the technology industry as being the most prepared for 2015

AWARENESS UP. SMIC Vice Chairperson Tessie Sy-Coson says more Philippine businesses are aware of the benefits of ASEAN integration. Photo by Forbes

Should parents force their children to join their family business?

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Children of business tycoons say it is important to give sons and daughters enough space to make their own decisions

INHERITING THE BUSINESS. Businessmen who joined their family businesses agree parents should not force their kids to take over. Photo from Forbes

Berjaya's Tan: No bribes, just paying locals who 'get things done'

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:21 PM

Asian billionaires share mixed opinions on whether it is possible to enter emerging markets without bribing government officials

CORRUPTION? Berjaya's Vincent Tan says he doesn't pay bribes, just fees to local consultants to 'get things done.' Photo from Forbes

Razon: Manila more 'cool, interesting' than HK, Singapore

Oct 29, 2014 - 7:08 PM

Enrique Razon who heads Solaire Resort and Casino in the Philippines foresees gaming in all countries in Asia in the future but touts his country for its cool factor

COOL MANILA. Enrique Razon touts the city as more interesting than other cities in the region. Photo from Forbes

Billionaires' advice on making money: Look at tech, China

Oct 29, 2014 - 2:32 PM

Chief Executive Officers from all over the world emphasize that companies not willing to adjust to technology will be left behind

POWERHOUSE. Some of the world's billionaires share advice on finding sure investments. Photo from Forbes

Lee Hsien Loong talks global issues at Forbes CEO meet opening

Oct 29, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong graces the first day of the Forbes Global CEO Conference where he discusses a wide range of topics including China ASEAN integration and challenges for the region

OPTIMISTIC. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is positive about the success of ASEAN integration come 2015. Photo from Forbes

Singapore on US' role in disputes: You're not omnipotent

Oct 29, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Singapore s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tells the United States that to stay relevant in Asia it must maintain good ties with China

ADVICE FOR US. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gives advice to the United States on how to stay relevant in Asia. Photo from Forbes

Singapore PM: ASEAN integration 80% complete

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:15 PM

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is optimistic about the success of ASEAN integration by 2015

OPTIMISTIC. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is positive about the success of ASEAN integration come 2015. Photo from Forbes

Singapore PM: Disputes in region keep me up at night

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:32 PM

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong does not expect a resolution to these maritime disputes anytime soon

400 CEOs, leaders in Singapore to tackle 'next horizon'

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:35 AM

The 14th annual Forbes Global CEO Conference brings together business and thought leaders to talk about progression and disruptive change Follow Rappler s live blog of the 3 day conference here

POWERHOUSE GATHERING. Global business tycoons gather in Singapore to discuss mastering progression. Photos from Wikipedia and YouTube