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Finance Secretary Diokno Champions Blended Climate Finance at COP28

At the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno underscored the need for innovative financing mechanisms to address the growing costs associated with climate action, highlighting the significance of blended finance in escalating

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Salmon Appoints Franchette Chingcuanco-Cardona as CMO

Salmon has announced the appointment of Franchette Chingcuanco-Cardona as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the Philippines. Franchette Chingcuanco-Cardona brings her experience and a proven track record in various areas of marketing, particularly in the fintech and financial services domain.

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ADB to Allocate US$10B in Climate Finance for the Philippines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced a commitment of US$10 billion in climate finance to support the Philippines between 2024 and 2029. The announcement was made by ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa during a high-level dialogue on financing coalitions at

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Mike Samson Takes Helm as 2nd Filipino CEO at Standard Chartered Philippines

Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Mike Samson as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its operations in the Philippines. This decision marks him as the second Filipino to hold this position within the bank. Currently overseeing the Client Coverage

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UnionBank Rolls Out New Digital Solutions for Business Banking

The Union Bank of the Philippines has launched a range of digital banking solutions specifically designed to cater to the needs of businesses. This development is a part of the bank’s digital transformation initiative that began in 2016. Among the

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Philippines Showcases Fintech Presence with Bagong Pilipinas Pavilion at SFF 2023

The Philippines has marked its presence at the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) 2023 through the Bagong Pilipinas: The Philippines Country Pavilion, an initiative championed by Fintech Alliance.Ph. The Pavilion marks the latest foray of Filipino fintech at the world’s largest

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Philippines and Australia Strengthen Fintech Collaboration with New MOU

Fintech Alliance.ph and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote trade and investment across the fintech sector in the region. The partnership aims to strengthen engagement on fintech policy and regulation

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Viber Launches New Commercial Tools to Help Filipino MSMEs Grow

Rakuten Viber, a messaging app, has launched new commercial tools for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines, according to a report by the Manila Buletin. The new tools are designed to help MSMEs improve their marketing and

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5 Accessible Digital Nomad Visas Open to Philippine Remote Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a dramatic shift in working practices, fueling the rise of remote working and digital nomadism. The 2022 State of Independence research study by MBO Partners, a provider of technology solutions and personal services to independent professionals

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STACS to Facilitate ESG Data Reporting for Businesses in the Philippines

The Philippine Dealing System Holdings (PDS Group) has partnered with STACS, an ESG data and technology solutions company, to use the latter’s ESGpedia platform to support corporate sustainability and ESG reporting for businesses and issuers in the Philippines. Covering over

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