Missing older workers ‘weigh on economy’s growth potential’

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The exodus of workers from the jobs market over the pandemic has weakened prospects for Britain’s economic growth, the governor of the Bank of England has warned. About half a million workers left their jobs over the pandemic with no plans to return to work. Some of the rise was caused by […]

Getting To Know You: Will Polston, founder, Will Polston Coaching & Training

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Will Polston, talks to Business Matters about how helping ambitious owners to maximise their potential has resulted in him becoming a finalist in the 2023 Business Champion Awards What do you currently do at Will Polston Coaching and Training I develop ambitious business owners to live a life they love by mastering their […]

Musk’s Starlink PHL service expected to start in Q1

Elon Musk talks about his company’s Starlink project at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, June 30, 2021. — BRISA PALOMAR / PACIFIC PRESS/SIPA USA VIA REUTERS CONNECT Starlink, the satellite internet unit of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is on track to enter the Philippine market this year, with its broadband service to be introduced within […]

NEDA approves 7 ‘high-impact’ projects

PHILSTAR FILE PHOTO The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has approved seven “high-impact” projects, ranging from agriculture to transportation, the agency’s top official announced on Friday. Three of the seven projects, namely the New Dumaguete Airport Development, Mindanao Inclusive Agriculture Development, and the first phase of the Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation, will be […]

The future of TV advertising is ‘targeted’ — industry experts

Television (TV) advertising is shifting toward addressable TV, a service that allows advertisers to show different ads to different audiences watching the same program, according to experts. The principle is addressability, said Jona Oboza, country manager for Southeast Asia and Korea at Pubmatic, a digital advertising technology provider. “When we’re trying to deliver a message […]

Getting To Know You: Wayne Janse Van Rensburg, Chief Executive, Learndirect

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Wayne Janse Van Rensburg, Chief Executive of education company Learndirect talks to Business Matters about the inspiration behind their business, which has seen them become a finalist in the 2023 Business Champion Awards What do you currently do at learndirect? I am the CEO of learndirect. It is my responsibility to manage […]

Rokt Partners with Oracle Red Bull Racing to foster diversity in Formula 1

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Rokt, the global leader in ecommerce technology, is today announcing a new partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing, the leading Formula One (F1) team and winner of last year’s Constructors and Drivers Championships. Rokt will become an official team partner and the two organisations will work together on various initiatives to foster […]

Diokno prefers better tax administration over luxury tax

By Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, Reporter The Finance chief on Friday said he would rather improve tax administration to generate more revenues than impose luxury taxes. “We will look at the proposals. Right now, I’m happy with the current tax system. It’s not perfect, it can be improved, but we will be concentrated on […]

Diokno prefers better tax administration over luxury tax

PHILSTAR FILE PHOTO By Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, Reporter The Finance chief on Friday said he would rather improve tax administration to generate more revenues than impose luxury taxes. “We will look at the proposals. Right now, I’m happy with the current tax system. It’s not perfect, it can be improved, but we will […]

Apple sales in biggest fall since 2019

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Apple sales dropped at the end of 2022 as shoppers squeezed by the rising cost of living cut back their purchases. Sales at the iPhone giant fell 5% in the three months to December compared with the same period in 2021. It was the biggest decline since 2019 and worse than expected. […]