GROWING TOO SLOW

Answers to the doubting Thomases

24 April, 2013 at 16:38

The news that Fitch Ratings has given investment grade rating to the Philippines was generally accepted with jubilation from the local and foreign

Most influential

22 April, 2013 at 12:23

President Aquino has been included by Time magazine on its latest annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Aquino joined 22

IMF to Phl: Ease rules on foreign...

22 April, 2013 at 12:14

MANILA, Philippines – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged the Philippines to relax its foreign ownership rules to improve the

Wary of China, Companies Head to Cambodia

15 April, 2013 at 13:20

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Tiffany & Company is quietly building a diamond-polishing factory in Cambodia, a country popularly associated more

Investment grade

15 April, 2013 at 11:59

SKETCHES By Ana Marie Pamintuan The administration is still basking in the glow of the country’s first-ever investment grade rating from Fitch.

NBN BizTalk Interview with John Forbes

14 April, 2013 at 15:35

Starting to attract FDI?

11 April, 2013 at 19:06

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco If DTI Secretary Greg Domingo is to be believed, we are no longer the wallflower in the FDI ball. Investors are

Rappler TalkThursday: Cesar Purisima on PH’s investment...

5 April, 2013 at 10:47

Source: Rappler. 1 April 2013. MANILA, Philippines – #TalkThursday’s guest this week is Cesar V. Purisima, the Secretary of the

Benefits of upgrade are grossly exaggerated

4 April, 2013 at 16:38

By Benjamin E. Diokno THE BENEFITS of the first ever investment-grade upgrade are grossly exaggerated. The behavior of the stock market last

Half Pivot

4 April, 2013 at 14:43

From The Rushford Report Let’s cast a gimlet eye on President Barack Obama’s “pivot” toward Asia. Viewed from important Asian capital

PEZA investments surge by 171%

2 April, 2013 at 17:45

Investments registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) in the first quarter this year soared 171.12 percent to P53.75 billion

Philippines Gets Investment-Grade Credit Rating

2 April, 2013 at 12:41

HONG KONG — The Philippines was once the sick man of Asia: badly managed, corrupt and poor. Years of efforts by the government of President

Manila Makes the Upgrade

2 April, 2013 at 12:18

REVIEW & OUTLOOK ASIA One of the brighter economic growth stories in Asia over the past year got a little brighter yesterday, when the

Does investment grade matter for inclusive growth?

30 March, 2013 at 17:58

Editors’ Note: This infographic was prepared in January 2013 in anticipation of a credit rating upgrade. On March 27, 2013, the Philippines

Human Development Index lags behind peers: UNDP

27 March, 2013 at 14:17

THE GROWTH of the Philippines’ Human Development Index (HDI) in 2012 lags behind that of other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

MTDP to be updated

27 March, 2013 at 13:40

THE GOVERNMENT is coming up with an updated medium-term development plan (MTDP) that will be centered on “job creation” and will be presented

Of policy makers and joblessness

8 March, 2013 at 13:55

THE PHILIPPINE government is committed to strong, sustainable and inclusive growth. The latter means that the poor should not be left behind in

Foreign businessmen to PNoy: Let reform take...

5 March, 2013 at 18:58

    MANILA – The government has made inroads at improving the business environment and growing the economy, but further reforms

Elusive momentum

5 March, 2013 at 14:47

  Our economy’s growth rate may have stepped up to 6.6 percent from 3.9 percent in 2011, but that’s still not quite growing twice as

P-Noy to focus on jobs, business environment...

12 February, 2013 at 09:44

  MANILA, Philippines – Promoting a more conducive business environment remains one of the main priorities of President Aquino  in the

Foreign chamber says more work needed to...

5 February, 2013 at 15:37

  The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines said it believed that while economic growth in the Philippines was very

WB exec calls for job creation

5 February, 2013 at 15:36

  DAVAO CITY — Job creation is critical if the Philippines is to make sure that its strong economic growth becomes inclusive, officials

Follow through

29 January, 2013 at 12:33

The country is back on the radar of foreign investors, President Aquino declared upon his return the other day from the World Economic Forum in

RP-EU FTA Becomes More Important With 2015...

16 January, 2013 at 16:23

ASEAN’s full economic integration two years from now should be a compelling reason for the Philippines and EU to finally enter into a free