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Justin Calderon

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Justin Calderon is a research analyst for Inside Investor based in Manila, Philippines. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek (Japan), CNN Travel, GlobalPost, Global Times and The Nation (Bangkok). Living in and out of Asia since 2006, Justin spent two years in Shanghai working for a popular B2B magazine. He also hunkered himself down in Taipei for two years to teach English and study traditional Chinese characters. He is a Mandarin and Thai reader and speaker.
Potent Philippine BPO industry aims to lure back overseas workers

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Investvine sat down with President and CEO of the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) Jomari Mercado to receive an update...

Southeast Asian stock markets bottoming out – time to buy

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Southeast Asian stocks have clearly seen better days, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. In the largest unloading of stocks on...

Zilzar: The world’s digital Muslim marketplace

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Investvine talks with chief executive and co-founder of Zilzar, Rushdi Siddiqui, who has led the online platform to a rank and standard all its own....

Dialogue with Anaplan: The next generation of business planning

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Anaplan, a US-based business software company that provides innovative solutions for business planning and challenges established players such as IBM, Oracle, SAP and Microsoft...

Manila’s tale of two cities: Where rich and poor coexist

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When Marc walks out of his Makati neighborhood, a cramped warren of squat slum dwellings in West Rembo, the view he sees could not...

“Philippine construction industry needs to catch up”: Robinsons Land Corp.

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Investvine talked to Frederick D. Go, President and COO of Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC), one of the Philippines’ largest real estate developers and operator...

New-co-image

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Malaysian businesses are learning a thing or two from the collaborative power of co-working spaces, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which have the...

Creative jobs are growing, says Philippine Chamber of Commerce

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Investvine sat down with Cris Frianeza, Secretary General of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries, to discuss the latest economic developments in the...

Disappearing into Davao, the Philippines’ remote southern capital

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The woman sitting in seat 16A hadn’t noticed me yet, and I honestly wasn’t expecting her to. It was a short flight and she,...

Philippine domestic tourism takes off, backed by growing middle class

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Greater economic vitality in the Philippines has put more disposable income in the pockets of members of the middle class, who are increasingly discovering...

The multi-million dollar industry that deals in endangered animals’ deaths

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The murder of Cecil, a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, has stoked international condemnation; even US TV host Jimmy Kimmel has broken his comedic character,...

Reopening of US naval base in Philippines could fuel South China Sea row

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The Philippine government on July 16 announced that it will revive a US-built deep-water naval base in Subic Bay, marking the return of military...

Philippine presidential election, 2016: Get to know the contenders

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  On May 9, 2016, the Philippines will go to the polls to choose a new head of state, bringing to an end the six-year...

Beware of dog food: The great dog meat debate howls on

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An annual dog meat-eating festival held in a remote part of southern China has once again sparked an international outcry, with a petition to...

Wave of violence threatens Malaysia’s image

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In mid-June when a netizen-hyped list named Kuala Lumpur as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, local media quickly came forward...

New road to riches for Vietnam exports

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A second arterial highway linking Vietnam’s commercial capital Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong Delta and southern coastal regions will be built with...

Sun rises on Japan’s TPP entrance

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The US appears to have galvanised political will in one of the most crucial allies behind the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement...

Hong Kong flight attendants learn how to kick butt

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Don’t dare aggravate a flight attendant on Hong Kong Airlines. Parented by Mainland China-based Hainan Airlines, the carrier has followed through with an earlier...