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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…

[OPINION] Development beyond Manila

9 January, 2018 at 10:12

By the looks of it, the Philippine economy has been getting more Manila- and Luzon-centric in the last 20 years.

[OPINION] Too many holidays

23 October, 2017 at 15:11

Do we have too many holidays for our own good? Young people who welcome time off from school love it, of course, but there are many who believe we have a bit too much of it, including the Department of Labor and Employment itself.

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] Guilty as charged?

25 May, 2017 at 17:13

I am still trying to understand the statement of Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez not to accept the EU’s offer of a grant of about $280 million because it would involve a review of our adherence to the rule of law.

[OPINION] Why the slowdown?

24 May, 2017 at 11:13

The first-quarter economic growth figures announced last week disappointed many, including the country’s economic managers. The 6.4-percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth was shy of the lower end of the government’s projected or target range of 6.5-7.5 percent for the year.

12M new jobs in next 6 years

18 May, 2017 at 10:39

Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III said there would be 12 million new jobs by the end of the Duterte administration in light of the government’s infrastructure development program.

Private fund infusion in PPP deals across...

22 February, 2017 at 15:06

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has vowed to raise the Philippines’ infrastructure profile by the end of his term, committing to set aside an infrastructure budget that is equivalent to at least five percent of gross domestic product (GDP) over that period.

Philippine economy surges and shrugs off politics...

27 January, 2017 at 08:00

Economic growth in the Philippines surged in 2016, making it among the world’s fastest-growing countries last year as strong domestic demand helped it shrug off political risks at home and abroad.

THE COST TO THE PHILS. OF DRIVING...

22 November, 2016 at 10:42

As much as 10% of the Philippine economy will disappear if Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte were to have his way of driving American investor since the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry contributes that much to the country’s annual gross domestic product (GDP).

Duterte gov’t to spend P890.9B on infra...

18 July, 2016 at 11:45

The Duterte administration will spend a record P890.9 billion on vital infrastructure next year in line with plans to further hike expenditures to up to 7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) within the next six years, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said.

Duterte administration to ramp up infra spending

7 June, 2016 at 10:12

The Duterte administration plans to boost infrastructure spending to as much as 7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), higher than the Aquino government’s target of 5 percent this year, as the incoming budget chief lamented the present sorry state of infrastructure.

PH faces risks from return of ‘strong...

2 May, 2016 at 16:00

While the country’s economic and fiscal fundamentals remain sound and sustainable in the long term, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd. (HSBC) fears a decline in the quality of governance when President Aquino steps down…

Yes, New Taxes 2: Low Hanging Fruit

29 February, 2016 at 15:00

Where can all these come from? Let us do some math on how much this would cost. For simplicity, expressing these in percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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