The Philippines has gained traction as a dynamic emerging market, with gradual financial developments leading to greater investment opportunities. A known powerhouse in the business process outsourcing industry, the country continues to be a strong performer in Asia, managing upward forecasts of 6% GDP growth for 2016 and 2017, according to both IMF and ADB. Focused investments implemented through the private sector, sensibly budgeted infrastructure, and public-private partnership projects, together with an astutely skilled labor force have contributed to the Philippines’s intensifying global competitiveness.
A steady economic growth and a generally optimistic outlook has put Manila back in place as a favorable investment location. As business activity continues to increase, Manila is able to win back business confidence and opportunities. With the fast-paced developments, central business districts in the metropolis have changed into world-class structures. But even if Manila offers first-class living choices, the cost of living is relatively low as shown in the infographic below.Read more
Singapore is internationally known for its political stability and prosperous economy. It has continued to attract many tourists and expatriates to its shores and will continue to in the days to come. Here is an infographic on the cost of living in Singapore.Read more
Pulsing with life and energy, Kuala Lumpur is more than just the capital of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur continues to grow at an exponential rate and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Its vast pool of opportunities and resources have driven tourists and expatriates to its shore. Here is an infographic on the cost of living in Kuala Lumpur.Read more
They say your work is a reflection of your environment. Nowadays, with such a wide range of workspaces and offices available, and virtually anywhere on the globe in reach, finding the right fit is even more advantageous.
In Southeast Asia, there are plenty of inspiring office buildings that are home to some of the most prominent companies as well as modern day enterprises. Here are just a few of them.Read more
With its consistent ranking by the World Bank Group as the #1 city for Ease of Doing Business (for 11 years now, since the inaugural list in 2005), Singapore remains a top global destination for major business development and large-scale investment. The nation continues to be a progressive economy with plenty of vibrant opportunities. Its efficient governance, streamlined systems, and clean modernism, coupled with a well-educated and highly skilled labor force make Singapore an excellent business destination. Here are some things to consider when deciding to set up business in Singapore.
Founded in 1989 by English entrepreneur Mark Dixon, Regus (www.regus.com) has established itself as a multinational corporation that provides serviced offices and workspaces around the world—the global leader in the flexible work space industry.
With a network that spans over 100 countries, over 900 cities, and over 3000 locations, Regus is more than 20 times bigger than their next competitor. “That means that you will always have professional flexible work space with Regus near you, almost regardless of where you are,” says Lars Wittig, Country Manager for Regus Philippines (www.regus.com.ph).Read more
Fuente Osmeña Rotonda, Cebu City
Situated in the Central Visayas and designated as the Philippines’ Queen City of the South, Cebu offers an alternative to Metro Manila’s restless urban hustle and bustle. In this Visayan capital city, expect a laid-back atmosphere that reflects its lush island surroundings. Cebu offers a concentration of tourism destinations, heritage sites, pristine shores, sweeping city views, as well as a booming economic industry. Aside from its idyllic scenery, Cebu City is second only to Manila in terms of business and investment potential, ranked 7th in Tholons’ 2016 Top Outsourcing Destinations, identified in 2014 as one of 5 Future Eco-Cities in Asia by the United National Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and previously declared as a Top 10 Asian City of the Future by Finance Direct Investment Magazine.Read more
Several companies have asked us to gather data on the markets in which we are operating. True enough, it's no simple feat to enter a foreign market and set up operations. Between the pre-entry market research, legal requirements, finding the right people to manage day-to-day functions, and of course locking down the right workspace - it can be very difficult to determine how to start.
We've put together this infographic to display an overview of Southeast Asia's economic performance in 2016.Read more
Outlook in IT related Jobs
In 2015, the IT-BPM sector had about 1.2 million employees. Its largest sector, voice services, which encompasses call centers, accounted for 69% of the total IT-BPO industry, employing two-thirds or about 700,000 of its entirety. Upon closer scrutiny however, you will see that the more lucrative jobs in this industry is that of an IT professional.Read more