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The development path of each of Asia’s advanced and middle-income economies has been characterized by strong growth of the industrial sector and large shifts of workers from lower value-added agriculture and services into higher-value manufacturing and exports. This has yet to take place in the Philippines on a sufficiently large scale.

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For much of the last century, industrialization in the Philippines consisted of import substitution and exports of agricultural and forestry products having limited value-added (e.g. coconut oil, copper metal, and plywood). [ Read This Chapter ]


The ports of Batangas and Subic have substantial new investment in port infrastructure that should be utilized to lower international shipping costs for industry in CALABARZON and to develop an Asian regional freeport at Subic. [ Read This Chapter ]
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Foreign investment pledges tripled in Q2

18 August, 2011 at 03:58

This is an article repost. Total foreign direct investments (FDI) approved by major investment promotion agencies tripled to P40.6 billion in the

Analysis: China costs start to worry U.S. multinationals

16 August, 2011 at 03:49

This is an article repost. (Reuters) – For years, low prices on China-sourced goods helped dampen inflation in the United States. Now

GM to Make Push for Indonesia Hub

15 August, 2011 at 06:17

Regional News This is an article repost. General Motors Co. plans to produce a seven-seat “people mover” van in Indonesia as part of a

Ayala unit IMI completes 43.5-M euro purchase of 4...

3 August, 2011 at 07:17

This is an article repost. MANILA, Philippines – Ayala-led electronics manufacturing services firm Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI)

Merchandise imports growth slows to 1.6%

29 July, 2011 at 08:17

This is an article repost. MERCHANDISE imports decelerated to a single-digit growth pace in May, the lowest since a late-2009 recovery, amid a

Enrique Razon’s Shipping Play

28 July, 2011 at 13:59

Enrique K. Razon Jr. is on a buying spree, and he doesn’t mind paying up to get what he wants. In the last few years that’s meant port

ICTSI Portland project opens window for trade

7 June, 2011 at 18:39

By Ayen Infante 06/07/2011 The government has formally launched a logistics facility in Portland, Oregon recently, following the awarding of

Electronics sector sees 8% growth

7 June, 2011 at 18:29

THE SEMICONDUCTOR and electronics industry expects to hit the low end of its 8-12% growth target for the year given the impact of recent global

Auto firms set to resume full operations

6 June, 2011 at 18:13

Local vehicle assemblers that had to scale down operations following the Japan crisis will go back to running at pre-crisis levels by October or

Update on PEZA’s activities and programs

16 February, 2011 at 14:51

A presentation made by Director General of PEZA  Lilia B. De Lima to the American Chamber of Commerce outlining PEZA’s shift in its

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