economic growth

Foreign direct investments into PH treble in...

11 January, 2018 at 10:58

A surge of equity capital inflows into the power sector trebled the level of foreign direct investments in the Philippines in October last year, according to the latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Manufacturing seen sustaining growth

1 December, 2017 at 14:08

The government is targeting sustained 10-11 percent growth range in the manufacturing sector up to the end of the Duterte administration by putting in extra programs and policies focusing on the high value and technology-based innovation products.

PH growth to ease in 2018

17 October, 2017 at 13:32

Political noise is seen slowing the Philippines’ growth even as macro fundamentals remain solid and supportive of sustained economic expansion compared to regional peers, London-based economic research firm Capital Economics said.

[OPINION] Business model, disrupted

10 October, 2017 at 14:00

If the Philippines were a company, its business model would be facing disruption.

[EDITORIAL] Remember the socioeconomic agenda

9 October, 2017 at 10:54

Business confidence remains up and the stock market is hitting new highs. Recent political turbulence, however, is starting to stir concern in the business community.

[EDITORIAL] Perceptions on peace and order

30 August, 2017 at 10:18

A number of noneconomic factors impact greatly on business, among them peace and order and the trade in illegal drugs.

Constitutional amendments needed to boost FDI

22 August, 2017 at 10:16

The government needs to amend the constitution to open up industries currently restricted from foreign participation, to unleash the economy’s full growth potential, economists said.

Business sector proposes action plan for Philippines...

11 August, 2017 at 16:33

The business community has recommended to the national government five actionable plans aimed to strengthen the Philippines’ competitiveness in Southeast Asia and to improve ease of doing business in the country.

[OPINION] Inclusive growth is finally happening

9 August, 2017 at 15:45

For the longest time, I was observing how the Philippine economy was experiencing growth that was narrow, shallow and hollow. “Narrow,” because our economic growth had a narrow sectoral and geographical base.

Duterte vows to open up telecom, energy...

24 November, 2016 at 17:00

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday vowed to boost economic growth by opening up the telecommunications and energy sectors to new players.

Will they be done?

24 November, 2016 at 10:21

In June, President Duterte and his chosen Cabinet members met with the business community to discuss the economic plans of the new government …

Gov’t zeroes in on investment curbs

11 November, 2016 at 10:36

Lifting foreign investment restrictions and fast-tracking public infrastructure projects are among steps the Duterte government will immediately take as it sets out to get 1.5 million Filipinos…

Filipino worldview: Ave atque vale

28 October, 2016 at 17:00

Translated literally, it means “Hail and Farewell.” The poet Gaius Valerius Catullus used the couplet as a tribute to his brother who had recently passed away. The modern translation is, “I salute you and goodbye.”

Global Ferronickel, Chinese firm tie up for...

26 October, 2016 at 10:00

Listed Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. (FNI) is eyeing the construction of a $700-million stainless steel plant in the country after it inked a strategic cooperation deal with a Chinese firm.

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