ADB, Jica set up $16-B fund for...

24 November, 2015 at 10:00

Asia-Pacific countries now have more options for financing key infrastructure projects, after Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) announced the establishment of two new infrastructure funds.

EDITORIAL – A lost investment

23 November, 2015 at 14:15

As this year’s host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the government presented the country as an attractive place for doing business.

A PPP project goes bust

23 November, 2015 at 09:04

As I was watching ANC’s APEC coverage, there was this news crawler about a PPP project going bust.

Ayala Land awarded P4-B integrated terminal system...

17 November, 2015 at 14:33

MANILA – After two months of delays, property developer Ayala Land Inc., has been awarded the P4-billion second integrated terminal system in south Metro Manila, at a site inside the Food Terminal Inc. complex in Taguig City.

Qualification for land transportation board’s IT contract...

16 November, 2015 at 14:26

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) has moved again the qualification round for the P298-million public-private partnership

PHL bristles at ‘doing business’ findings

29 October, 2015 at 16:30

THE PHILIPPINES slipped in the World Bank’s annual ranking of countries with the easiest environment for small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs), drawing criticism from the Finance department (DoF) and the public-private sector group that tracks and pushes improvements in national competitiveness.

Presidential bets on taxes, infra and the...

29 October, 2015 at 12:00

4 main presidential contenders face businessmen at a forum of the Philippine Business Conference and Expo on October 27 and lay out their economic programs

Lawmakers asked to pass BBL, economic Cha-cha

20 October, 2015 at 16:32

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has urged his colleagues to work in earnest to pass key reform and priority measures when Congress resumes session on Nov. 3.

BOT Law amendment process stalls; no assurance...

20 October, 2015 at 14:30

THE PROPOSAL to amend the country’s rules governing public-private partnership (PPP) deals in infrastructure projects faces rough sailing in Congress with lawmakers unable to assure its passage.

DoTC seeking Japanese firms for LRT-1 train...

19 October, 2015 at 10:00

“The project will be funded through a loan extended by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The bid will be exclusive to Japanese-led companies or consortia,” the department said in a statement on Friday.

John D. Forbes interview on Bloomberg Philippine...

12 October, 2015 at 15:00

AmCham Senior Advisor John D. Forbes interview on Bloomberg Philippine Asian Markets last October 8, 2015

Apec clears money highway for infra projects

8 October, 2015 at 15:15

WITH market development being seen as crucial to building more vital infrastructure to support and sustain economic growth, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) is leading the way in making sure capital flows would be free and robust across its 21 member-economies.

PPPs seen keeping big conglomerates busy

8 October, 2015 at 15:00

AS PRESIDENT Aquino’s administration enters its last three quarters, some of the country’s biggest conglomerates are looking at the remaining big-ticket infrastructure deals that can still be bid out before a new leader takes over.

Five groups cleared for airport auction

21 September, 2015 at 16:40

FIVE out of six prospective bidders were allowed to compete for P108.19 billion worth of public-private partnership (PPP) project contracts to develop, operate and maintain (O&M) five regional airports after one of them failed to meet documentary requirements.

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