May 15, 2012
Ayala Land is launching 67 projects worth P90 billion this 2012, adding 50 residential developments, 7 shopping centers, 7 office buildings and 3 hotels in their growing and profitable portfolio. The company is aggressively expanding out into the provinces with the aim of capturing a larger segment of the mid- and low-income markets outside Metro Manila and Metro Cebu.
JANUARY 13, 2012
Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $1.7 trillion
Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $10,893 l Detail: Unlike Indonesia, peer Philippines will make meaningful progress increasing income per capita, advancing more than 10 spots. Add that to a population with 62 million more people, and GDP will increase by a factor of 15.Source: HSBC
AUGUST 26, 2012
Another way to earn from the property business is to buy an asset—be it a house and lot, a townhouse, or a condominium—and have it rented.
A young, self-supporting professional may not be able to buy a property in cash, and so what he can do is pay for the property in installment basis.
He may not earn significant income in the initial years, Carl says, especially since monthly amortization is still being paid. The income generated from rental of the property will mostly be used to pay for the amortisation, he adds.
But once the years of amortisation are over, Carl says, the owner may fully enjoy passive income from his property, the value of which will have already increased significantly over the years.
“One just needs patience. Instead of thinking of not being able to generate profit in the initial years, one should think that he is able to fully pay for a real property at almost no cost (because the one renting is the one effectively paying the amortisation),” he says.
Depending on appetite and financial capacity, Carl says, an individual may opt to buy a few properties and rent those out to generate much more income in the years to come.
August 27, 2012
The Philippines is the 44th-largest economy in the world today, according to HSBC estimates. But if current trends hold, it can leap to the No. 16 spot by 2050. The Philippine stock market, one of the best performers in the region, closed at a record high after the recent S.& P. rating upgrade, and the country’s currency, the peso, reached a four-year high against the dollar at about the same time.
The gross domestic product of the Philippines grew 6.4 percent in the first quarter, according to the country’s central bank, outperforming all other growth rates in the region except China’s. Economists expect similarly strong growth in the second quarter.
“We have made a very bold forecast for the Philippines, but I think justifiably so,” said Frederic Neumann, a senior economist at HSBC in Hong Kong.
A high population growth rate, long considered a hindrance to prosperity, is now often seen as a driving force for economic growth. About 61 percent of the population in the Philippines is of working age, between 15 and 64. That figure is expected to continue increasing, which is not the case for many of its Asian neighbors, whose populations are aging.
DECEMBER 18, 2011
What are the best stocks to invest in right now in the Philippine Stock Market? There are many best stocks to invest your money from more than two hundred Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) listed companies. For Citiseconline, the number 1 online stock broker in the Philippines, they suggested good stocks to invest in from profitable companies – companies that they believe will be around for the next 10 years or more. Ayala Land Incorporated, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Manila Water Company Incorporated, SM Prime Holdings Incorporated and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company are six of the best companies to invest in for long-term investments that also offer high rate of returns, for most of them are best dividend stocks.
Ayala Land Inc. (Stock Symbol ALI)
Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) was organized in 1988 when Ayala Corporation decided to spin-off its real estate division into an independent subsidiary to enhance management focus on its real estate business. ALI went public in July 1991 when its class B common shares were listed both in the Manila and Makati Stock Exchanges. On September 12, 1997, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the declassification of ALI’s common class A and common class B shares into common shares.
ALI has organized its operations into several core businesses and support businesses. Its core businesses are composed of strategic landbank management, residential development, shopping centers, corporate businesses, and geographic businesses. On the other end, ALI’s support businesses consist of construction, hotels, property management, and waterworks operations. ALI also derives other income from its investment activities and sale of non-core assets.
In the last three years since 2005, ALI pursued major land development projects, residential and office condominium development, and shopping center operations. Its ongoing land development projects include Abrio at NUVALI, Ayala Westgrove Heights, Ayala Greenfield Estates, and Ayala Northpoint. Residential condominium and townhouse projects undertaken in the past three years included The Residences at Greenbelt. Aside from the traditional office buildings, ALI completed three build-to-suit office buildings for BPO firms. ALI also introduced in 2005 its first leisure community project, Anvaya Cove.
October 11, 2012
President Benigno S. Aquino III served as guest of honor and keynote speaker in the 38th Philippine Business Conference and Exhibition at the Manila Hotel. The three-day event carried the theme "One. Global. Filipino. Investments and Governance, Pillar of Economic Growth."
In his message, the President announced that the growth of the country's economy this year has been robust, with average Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the first semester exceeding expectations at 6.1 percent. He believes that the country would be able to achieve the projected GDP growth of 5.0 -- 6.0 percent this year. He also noted that the 2011 debt-to-GDP ratio was marked at 50.9 percent which is lower than the 52.4 percent recorded in 2010.