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Mapúa: Science, research in the focus

Mapúa Institute of Technology, or simply Mapúa is a research-oriented Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila and in Makati. Investvine asked Dr Reynaldo...
Reopening of US naval base in Philippines could fuel South China Sea row

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...
Worst-ever smartphone ad spotted in Manila

Dear Mr. Wayne Chi, CEO of KingCom Philippines, We believe that you are selling great smartphones and your company is certainly good in marketing them,...

Imran Saddique sat down for a quick-fire interview on the start-up ecosystem in Indonesia with the CEO of Indosat, Alexander Rusli. Rusli is no...
Call to create a national entrepreneurship policy programme in Brunei

A few years ago, I sat down and talked to a local lady in Brunei. We managed to discuss the entrepreneurial scenery in the...

GETTING FAMILIAR WITH INVESTING Saving alone, no longer helps in achieving one’s personal monetary goals such as saving up for tuition, going on a family vacation...
“A young, diverse and dynamic city”: Quezon City’s mayor speaks out

Investvine’s Imran Saddique sat down with Herbert Bautista, a popular actor-turned-politician who on July 1, 2010 became mayor of Quezon City in a landslide...
‘Need enabling environment where SMEs can thrive and grow’

Investvine's Imran Saddique caught up with Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” A. Aquino IV, a former youth leader and world-renowned social entrepreneur and youngest senator...
Grooming business leaders for ASEAN’s challenges  – AIM

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is a private graduate school in Makati City, Manila. AIM is the first school in Southeast Asia to...
Investors in Myanmar scared off by Buddhist nationalists

Myanmar's rising Buddhist nationalism is taking an economic turn. Qatar's Ooredoo, which is scheduled to launch its mobile-phone service in Myanmar this July, has...
Brunei Enterprise organises first-ever entrepreneurship conference in London

Bruneian local students in the UK got a chance to present their ideas in Google Campus London in the first ever Bruneian-held Entrepreneurship Conference...
Sustainability in Islamic economy

It’s amazing how little we actually focus on ‘people’ in business in spite of the fact that it is people who make everything happen....
Moments of truth reveal true face of a leader

Prof. G. 'Anand' Anandalingam in a conversation on business ethics
Taxi business needs more competition in Brunei

After reading about a taxi driver pleading to have the government curb “illegal” taxi drivers in this local article, I am tempted to say...
‘Without talks, Thailand will burn down’: Chuwit

Thai politician Chuwit Kamolvisit, 53, who made his fortune with sleazy massage parlours all over Bangkok before he launched his own party, said in...
Sustainability in Islamic economy

In my earlier article on “Sustainability in the Islamic Economy” I highlighted the key missing aspect of sustainability and how it has to be from ground-up. There...

Joy Abdullah on dual industries of Islamic finance and halal
Are hearts dead?

A conversation on Ethics in Business with Mukesh Kapila, humanitarian