FDI

FDI seen reaching new high this year

4 December, 2017 at 11:13

The net inflow of foreign direct investments (FDI) could easily surpass 2016’s record level amid a more conducive business environment under the Duterte administration, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said.

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.

The Philippines looks to foreign investment to...

3 November, 2017 at 10:00

With an eye on reversing a dip in foreign direct investment (FDI), the Philippines has proposed a series of reforms aimed at increasing trade liberalisation.

PHL in lower half of Doing Business...

2 November, 2017 at 12:00

The Philippines has remained in the lower half of an annual gauge of economies’ competitiveness in terms of improving business conditions for entrepreneurs, a better score notwithstanding.

[EDITORIAL] Better climate for investment

18 October, 2017 at 15:30

There’s an interesting debate on foreign investments going on between the Duterte administration and its critics. While an opposition senator, Franklin Drilon, raised an alarm over the 90-percent decline in new foreign investments as of last June…

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.

Foreign investments at one-year low in July

16 October, 2017 at 13:30

The net inflow of foreign direct investments (FDI) plunged to a one-year low in July due mainly to lower investments in debt instruments or lending by parent firms from abroad to their local affiliates to fund existing operations and expansion…

July flows worsen FDIs’ year-to-date fall

11 October, 2017 at 15:15

Net foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows fell for the first time in three months in July to the smallest amount in over a year, according to central bank data yesterday that also showed investors rebalancing to equity capital from debt instruments.

Drilon questions NEDA on 90.3% drop in...

10 October, 2017 at 08:00

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon expressed alarm yesterday over the capability of the government to attract new foreign investments.

[OPINION] A PSA on the Public Services...

4 October, 2017 at 17:00

The World Economic Forum (WEF) released its 2017-2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Index last week, and the results are hardly surprising.

[OPINION] Declassifying public utilities

4 October, 2017 at 12:00

A bill was recently passed in the House of Representatives seeking to amend the 81-year-old Public Services Act to provide a statutory definition of a public utility.

[OPINION] Attracting FDI

20 September, 2017 at 13:38

If you believe the press releases of government and some in the private sector, the economy is doing great. Not even the weak peso is a problem… and is even a blessing.

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.

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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