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[OPINION] Making investors happy

17 November, 2017 at 17:45

Various foreign groups have reported that their member companies are packing up and leaving the Philippines for other countries because not only is it cheaper, but it is also easier to do business elsewhere.

[OPINION] The Trump and Rody show

17 November, 2017 at 16:45

Actions speak louder than words, and in this part of the world, what’s left unsaid is often as important, or even more so, than official statements.

NTRC warns vs adverse effects of foreign...

17 November, 2017 at 15:42

Think tank National Tax Research Center (NTRC) said a proposal to impose tax to foreign tourists visiting the country may negatively affect the Philippine tourism industry.

[OPINION] ASEAN amid a new world order

16 November, 2017 at 15:41

This world order of economic liberalism and relative peace and stability responsible for decades of unprecedented global economic growth was led and secured by Pax Americana.

11 Trade ministers reach deal on Pacific...

16 November, 2017 at 10:30

In a major breakthrough, trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached a deal Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President Donald Trump abandoned it.

Japan, China to help build PH railways

10 November, 2017 at 10:45

Japan will take the lead in completing a railway connecting Manila to Clark, while the Chinese state firm Sinomach (China National Machinery Industry Corp.) …

[OPINION] Can they deliver soon enough?

7 November, 2017 at 16:00

Let me say at the outset that the administration’s economic team is composed of highly competent people with their hearts in the right place. But they may have promised more than they can quickly deliver.

Joey Concepcion supports retail trade lib

7 November, 2017 at 14:00

Filipino entrepreneurs should be more worried about their business concepts rather than the proposal to further open up retail trade in the country, presidential adviser on entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said.

TPP talks without U.S. near final stretch...

7 November, 2017 at 10:00

The 11 remaining nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States edged towards sealing a comprehensive free trade pact after New Zealand agreed to amend laws that are not subject to TPP, to enable its ban on foreign home purchases.

SM open on plan to ease entry...

6 November, 2017 at 17:30

The SM Group is open to the expected entry of more foreign brands in the Philippines in line with the administration’s plan to further liberalize retail trade.

Retail trade liberalization can be good for...

6 November, 2017 at 14:30

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Jose Concepcion III said that further liberalizing the retail trade sector in favor of foreign investors would lead foreigners to put up franchises in the country, which would need local partners “to navigate” the domestic market.

[OPINION] Not business-friendly

6 November, 2017 at 12:30

Last year it took an average of 28 days to start a business in the Philippines – an improvement from the 49 in 2003.

Ease of doing business expected to improve...

6 November, 2017 at 10:21

The Philippines will effect “drastic” improvements in terms of ease of doing business (EODB) within two or three years, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said in response to a 14-place drop in the World Bank’s rankings.

[OPINION] The status quo trap

6 November, 2017 at 10:00

The ruling of the Court of Appeals admonishing the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to back off from the PLDT-Globe purchase of San Miguel Corp.’s telco assets is symptomatic of what ails Philippine society…

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