foreign direct investments

BOI mulls new perks for FDI, sees...

17 January, 2018 at 14:00

The Board of Investments (BOI) is looking at a conservative 10 percent growth in the registration of new investment pledges this year to P680 billion from P617 billion in 2017…

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.

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.

[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…

[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.

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.

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…

Foreign Investment pledges imperilled

4 July, 2017 at 10:20

Foreign investment pledges secured by the country are on the verge of being pulled out as delays on the proclamation of new economic zones have resulted in applications piling up in the Office of the President (OP).

2017 FDIs seen hitting $11B

30 May, 2017 at 10:16

Trade Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo said the Philippines was expected to generate between $10 billion and $11 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI) by the end of this year…

Trump Effect: FDIs eroded by uncertainties

15 May, 2017 at 12:30

Foreign direct investments (FDI) to the Philippines are yet to catch up with Vietnam’s as inflows are threatened by back-to-back uncertainties both in the country and in the United States, one of its biggest investors.

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