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Pandemic propels fintech platforms to frontlines, bigger presence in future

How does one fight an isolationist virus unseen by the naked eye? Use an equally invisible tool: bandwidth. With state control on people’s mobility, accessing online platforms to accomplish mundane tasks—like working and shopping—became the better option than risking exposure to a virus health authorities say are passed in people-to-people interaction. These tasks include banking and managing finances with the help of mobile applications, or apps, and financial technology, or fintech.

Have Feet, Will Walk

How does one go home if there’s neither a public vehicle nor the wherewithal to pay for such service? The workers in this podcast used their feet and walked nearly hundreds of kilometers to reunite with their families in Zambales.

Wednesdays with John Mangun: The Fed fight against Covid-19

On Tuesday morning, March 3, the US Federal Reserve met in “emergency session,” which is outside of the normally scheduled Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings. The Fed reduced its benchmark interest rate by 0.50 percent. This policy change was “aimed at shielding the US economy from disruptions caused by the global spread of COVID-19.”

Proposals pushed for fixing PHL’s path to prosperity post-pandemic

The indefatigable spirit of the intrepid Filipino has always driven many bright minds to offer what little hope there is; a solace for taking up the journey from the vicissitudes the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic...

Pandemic presses PHL’s pain points: Problems, proposals

LOCAL economists and analysts are not optimistic about the country’s economic outlook given the extent of the Covid-19 pandemic. Economists see the virus eating away whatever gains the economy has had in the past...

Wednesdays with John Mangun: The economic chaos train wreck

Having previously talked about it for months, the economic chaos cycle is beginning to bite. Well, you might say, there would not be any economic crisis if not for the “black swan” event of the COVID-19.

Monday Market Talk: March 23, 2020

Monday Market Talk, a BusinessMirror podcast on the Philippine stock market, is based on the Stock Market Outlook story that comes out in the print edition and online version every Monday under...
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