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Is PLDT owned by foreigners?

The recent Supreme Court ruling ordering the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to look into the extent of foreign ownership in PLDT raises a very important question: Did the telecommunications giant violate the Philippine Constitution with regard to the maximum 40% foreign equity rule? In layman’s terms, the Supreme Court is basically asking the SEC: …

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PSE stock performance in 2010

Philippine stocks rallied again in 2010, with the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closing at 4,201.14 during the last trading day on December 30, 2010 — up 37.6% from the closing index in 2009. This means that a P100,000 stock investment at the start of 2010 is already worth P137,600 by the end of the …

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2009 Best Stock Markets in the World

The year 2009 ended profitably for stock traders around the world. Although Philippine investors were already jubilant with the Philippine Stock Exchange‘s 63% gain in 2009, this was still just an “average” performance compared to the best-performing stock markets in the world.

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