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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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House approves tax incentives for alternative-fuel vehicles

21 March, 2012 at 11:31

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill granting tax incentives for the manufacture,

Japanese firms not particularly keen to expand

21 March, 2012 at 11:11

THE PHILIPPINES does not particularly figure in the expansion plans of Japanese firms, which have tagged economies such as China, Thailand,

The Philippines’ Competitive Advantage in Comparison to other Asian...

20 March, 2012 at 17:00

Why the Philippines is one of the most competitive investment locations in Asia right now This eye-opening presentation made by Japan External

Philippine Economic Briefing: Private Sector Recommendations

19 March, 2012 at 11:00

Panel Discussion and Open Forum The following are the recommendations of the Private Sector panelists: SPEAKER RECOMMENDATIONS Aileen

Q&A at the Arangkada Forum

15 February, 2012 at 11:15

Q&A at the Arangkada Forum Participants of the Arangkada Philippines Forum submitted questions for panelists and speakers as well as questions

Intel Cuts Its Outlook

15 December, 2011 at 18:46

Intel Corp. warned its fourth-quarter revenue will fall about $1 billion below its own targets, making the technology company the latest to pin

6th straight month of decline for exports

15 December, 2011 at 18:28

Philippine exports in October fell 14.6 percent to $4.09 billion from $4.79 billion a year ago, a sixth straight fall that added to concerns that

Epson factory in Lipa to create 2,000 jobs

9 December, 2011 at 18:46

President Aquino thanked Epson Precision Philippines Inc. (EPPI) on Thursday for opening a new factory in Lipa City, Batangas, which is expected

The economy is slowing

2 December, 2011 at 18:11

This is a re-posted opinion piece. From January to September this year, economic output grew by 3.6%, way below the lower end of the governmentís

Global Manufacturing Throws Wet Blanket on Markets

2 December, 2011 at 18:03

Global News The outlook for the global economy deteriorated Thursday, with surveys showing manufacturing activity contracted at an accelerated

BPOs won’t be economy’s savior

1 December, 2011 at 18:27

This is a re-posted opinion piece. I was recently in a luncheon discussion for a future issue of Tatler Philippines on the topic of what to expect

Country posts improvement in shipping connectivity ranking

1 December, 2011 at 17:07

THE PHILIPPINES has improved in terms of shipping connectivity, moving up five places to 62nd alongside developing states which have cornered an

ADB: Don’t rely too much on BPOs

1 December, 2011 at 12:08

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) warned the Philippines against relying too much on the services sector, particularly business-process outsourcing

The renaissance of Philippine manufacturing

1 December, 2011 at 12:00

This is a re-posted opinion piece. MANILA, Philippines — Chandra Anamirthan, CEO of the Hitachi manufacturing operations in the Philippines, gave

Government to check reports Asean countries subsidizing power

1 December, 2011 at 11:50

GOVERNMENT think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will investigate reports that other Southeast Asian countries are

Shutdown of auto industry bad for economy – UA&P...

30 November, 2011 at 18:28

  MANILA, Philippines – The shutdown of the automotive local industry will lower the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2.35 percent and

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