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Voices

Interviews, opinions, fresh insights and commentary

Mapúa: Science, research in the focus

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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

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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...
Worst-ever smartphone ad spotted in Manila

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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,...
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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

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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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A conversation on Ethics in Business with Mukesh Kapila, humanitarian