Philippines


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”

April 2012

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Teresita Sy-Coson, Chairman of SM Group and Banco De Oro, on – how banking became an integral part of the SM retail empire.


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”

April 2012

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Teresita Sy-Coson, Chairman of SM Group and Banco De Oro, on – the difficult years of acrymonious banking mergers.


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”

April 2012

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Teresita Sy-Coson, Chairman of SM Group and Banco De Oro, on – how to overcome the differences between retailing and banking, and bringing them together.


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”

September 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance, the Philippines – cutting expenditure – the Philippines should be rated investment grade — using PPP to drive infrastructure


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”

September 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance, the Philippines – state funds ready to be tapped for investments – initiatives to make business easier – merging banks and privatising state-owned enterprises


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”


“We want to get our private public partnership infrastructure projects right”

September 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance, the Philippines – driving revenue from tourism – difficult relations with China – the importance of open skies policies


“Forty years of Asian development”


“Forty years of Asian development”

November 2010

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Virata, former prime minister and minister of finance of the Philippines on engagement with China – government, banks, and lessons from the crisis – protectionism and developing markets – the future of Asia and ASEAN


“Forty years of Asian development”


“Forty years of Asian development”

November 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Cesar Virata, former prime minister and minister of finance of the Philippines on stages of Asian development – crippled by lack of oil resources – the expense of democracy in the Philippines – models for development – designing a balanced economy