Philippines identifies second choice for third telecom...

11 January, 2018 at 13:00

The Philippines now has two choices for a third telecom player that would disrupt a longstanding duopoly that has angered consumers in a nation said to have the slowest internet speed in the Asia Pacific.

Foreign business groups welcome move to ease...

27 November, 2017 at 13:00

Foreign business leaders are elated with President Duterte’s recent call to ease restrictions on investment areas with limited foreign participation, saying such a move will lead to more investments and spur faster economic growth.

Targets set for reduced foreign curbs

24 November, 2017 at 10:55

Malacañang has zeroed in on eight sectors and activities in its bid to further ease limits to foreign participation and ownership, according to Memorandum Order No. 16 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea on Nov. 21 and released to journalists on Thursday.

Duterte wants more areas opened up for...

21 November, 2017 at 09:53

President Duterte is expected to sign a memorandum circular directing government agencies to fasttrack the determination of other business sectors that can be opened up to foreign participation.

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.

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.

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.

Planned lowering of minimum capital for foreign...

11 October, 2017 at 11:19

The heads of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) have warned the government’s economic team to tread lightly on the suggestion to lower the minimum retail capitalization for foreign investors from the current $2.5 million to $200,000.

[OPINION] The investment and infrastructure challenges in...

21 September, 2017 at 09:54

In the medium term, the government is aiming to reach an annual GDP growth of between 7% and 8%. These rates are higher than we’ve seen in recent years, but our officials are optimistic.

Gov’t to remove restrictions on FINL to...

8 September, 2017 at 12:28

Gov’t to remove restrictions on FINL to expedite infra programs By: Ben O. de Vera – Reporter / @bendeveraINQ | Philippine Daily

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.

Foreign investment ‘Negative List’ up for NEDA...

18 August, 2017 at 14:00

President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s first foreign investment negative list up for the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approval, a government official said.

Easing foreign ownership rules to drive FDI...

3 August, 2017 at 14:30

More foreign direct investment (FDI) is expected to enter the Philippines amid a liberalization in the banking sector as the government plans to ease foreign-ownership limitations in most industries…

[OPINION] Definitions

27 July, 2017 at 13:44

If you haven’t got a job and want one, that’s what you need changed. If you’re fed up with sitting in traffic and want speedier road construction, that’s what you want changed. If you’re starving and can’t buy bare necessities, that’s what you want changed.

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