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[INFOGRAPHIC] 2017 Global Impunity Index

26 September, 2017 at 13:00

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[OPINION] Mulling over the ‘F’ word

26 September, 2017 at 10:00

This is not about the four-letter one, but the much longer “F” word now prominent in current political discussions. As if to highlight the confused state of public discourse on the issue, a recent University of the Philippines forum asked…

[OPINION] Who’s Afraid of a Weak Peso?

26 September, 2017 at 08:00

Once upon a time, I was a co-panelist of Mr. Ronnie Concepcion in a program hosted by Ms. Kris Aquino. I don’t remember what transpired during the televised discussion but vivid in my memory was my brief exchange with Ronnie before…

PH economy remains on track for expansion,...

25 September, 2017 at 17:00

The Philippines looked set to becoming an upper middle-income economy by the end of the Duterte administration, according to former central bank governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr.

BPO exec criticizes ‘grandfather’ clause in Senate’s...

25 September, 2017 at 13:00

The Senate version of the administration’s first tax reform package would be keeping a crucial tax perk enjoyed by a subsector of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, albeit it would not be extended to new job offers starting next year.

Philippines revives plan to join Trans-Pacific trade...

25 September, 2017 at 10:54

The Philippines is reviving its plan to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) even as the mega-trade deal pushes through without the US, the Department of Trade and Industry said.

Tetangco receives lifetime achievement award from JFC

22 September, 2017 at 11:14

Former Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Amando Tetangco Jr. has been awarded the Arangkada Philippines Lifetime Achievement award by the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines.

[VIDEO] Vietnam, Myanmar more attractive than PH...

21 September, 2017 at 15:38

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[OPINION] The healthcare business

21 September, 2017 at 12:00

A change has been happening over the last decade or so in the healthcare business that is probably for the better. Conglomerates are buying hospitals and introducing efficient business practices in the process.

Investment pledges jump 38% as of Aug

20 September, 2017 at 15:00

Projects approved by the Board of Investments (BOI) jumped 38 percent in eight months ending August this year as investors remain enticed with the government’s aggressive infrastructure spending program.

[EDITORIAL] Wrong signal

19 September, 2017 at 10:16

Before the budget of the Commission on Human Rights was slashed to a mere P1,000 by the House of Representatives, the CHR faced only a 10-percent cut (to P649.48 million), as the Department of Budget and Management had proposed.

FDI pledges more than halved in second...

18 September, 2017 at 12:00

Committed foreign direct investments (FDI) dropped by more than a half annually in the three months to June, marking the fourth straight quarter of decline, while pledges by local investors surged 55%, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday.

Pernia rejects draft RFINL for being ‘too...

18 September, 2017 at 10:20

The Duterte administration wants to adopt a more aggressive stance when it comes to reducing the country’s Regular Foreign Investment Negative List (RFINL), according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

At least $10 B yearly FDI possible...

15 September, 2017 at 12:00

The Philippines can easily attract at least $10 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI) annually once existing restrictions and improvement on its overall competitiveness are addressed, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines said.

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