The weekly roundup – Fighting spirit

Japan: life goes on.

Ganbarou Nippon: it’s hard to find an exact English translation for this phrase, but it’s Japan’s driving force in this time of tragedy and recovery. It’s the spirit to move forward and create opportunities, a sign of hope and resilience for a country devastated by the worst disasters imaginable. The message is simple: if Japan can do it, all of us can. It’s all about positive attitude towards adversity.

And as always, we wish the best for our brothers and sisters in Japan. Now, in other news:

  • Spreading its wings: Jollibee strengthens foreign presence. Among its plans is to buy back Chowking stores in the US.
  • Robinsons Land is eying more budget hotels in the next five years. Be on the lookout for possible investment opportunities.
  • Speaking of investment opportunities, keep an eye on JG Summit and Filinvest Land, as shares for both firms are showing an upward trend.
  • Landco set to invest P1B in expansion. This means we can expect more leisure residence projects in the near future.
  • Condo living doesn’t have to mean “boxed-up”: let The Grove show you what living space is all about. Another project by Rockwell Land, The Grove promises to change the traditional concept of city living.
  • Thinking of a career change? Why not become a chef? You’d be surprised how much some guys earn from cooking.
  • DIY projects can sometimes save us a few bucks, but there are hidden costs to it as well. Find out if that home improvement project is really worth it.