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The Philippine authorities have worked to develop the digital economy in recent years, prioritising strengthened internet service provision and a more competitive telecoms market. This proved to be fruitful after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, which saw an increased reliance on online services and digital technologies during...

 

Business process outsourcing (BPO) was disrupted by fluctuations in demand and restrictions on the mobility of workers during the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are signs that new engines of growth are emerging that could bode well for the longer-term development of the sector.

 

In what ways did Covid-19 measures alter consumer perceptions of cashless transactions, and to what extent will this fuel the digital economy?

 

After years of exponential growth, South-east Asia’s super apps were forced to reassess their business models due to measures to contain Covid-19, with many refocusing their priorities as they plan for the post-pandemic world. In recent years super apps – online or mobile platforms that combine multiple services into one portal – have sought...

 

While Covid-19 has thrown the Philippines’ economy into flux, early indications suggest that construction and real estate is one of the most resilient sectors, and could provide a platform for national recovery. However, with construction projects delayed by lockdowns during the second quarter of 2020 and demand for office space and high-end...

 

With the pandemic inducing a significant shift towards working from home as companies follow social-distancing rules, in the Philippines co-working spaces are emerging as a solution for firms seeking to decentralise while ensuring a sound operating environment for employees. In a sign of the economic fallout from Covid-19, in late September...

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