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PCC proposes criteria in selection of 3rd telco
by Louella Desiderio - August 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Competition Commission has proposed to address competition issues in the terms of reference for the selection of a third telco player, including the automatic return of unused frequency, mandatory...
Sari-sari stores to get discount from manufacturers
by Louella Desiderio - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Consumers can now buy basic goods and necessities within or lower than the suggested retail prices (SRP) at sari-sari stores following the launch of the Department of Trade and Industry’s program allowing...
NPC to propose amendments to Data Privacy Act
by Louella Desiderio - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is set to propose amendments to the Data Privacy Act which would allow NPC to just issue fines for violations of the law.
Coke FEMSA exits Philippines
by Louella Desiderio - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. is again taking over full control of its Philippine unit after Mexican bottling giant Coca-Cola FEMSA agreed to sell back its 51 percent stake in Coca-Cola Philippines.
PCC clears Robinsons’ acquisition of Rustan shares
by Louella Desiderio - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Competition Commission has approved the acquisition by Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. of Rustan Supercenters Inc. shares.
BIR urged to check unpaid taxes of foreign shippers
by Louella Desiderio - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry will seek the help of the Bureau of Internal Revenue to check unpaid taxes of foreign shipping lines.
Record year ahead for Philippine real estate
by Louella Desiderio - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The property sector is likely headed toward historic highs in demand and supply this year despite challenges from rising interest rates and inflation, real estate services firm Colliers International said.
Quezon City still Philippines most competitive city
by Louella Desiderio - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Rizal and Quezon City kept their respective positions as the most competitive province and city for the third consecutive year in the latest Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index.
PCC studies DTI request to probe charges by foreign shipping lines
by Louella Desiderio - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) needs more time and data to look into the request of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to review excessive charges imposed by foreign shipping lines on Philippine...
More groups back economic managers on federalism apprehensions
by Louella Desiderio - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Nineteen more groups have expressed their support for the economic managers and joined the call to Congress to carefully consider the costs of moving to a federal system of government.
Tariff pushed on sugar imports
by Louella Desiderio - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the adoption of a similar system as rice tariffication on sugar wherein imports would be allowed to enter the country with a tariff.
Business groups: Weigh costs, risks of federalism
by Louella Desiderio - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
In support of concerns raised by economic managers, seven of the country’s biggest business groups yesterday called on legislators to weigh the costs and risks of the proposed shift to a federal system of...
Hyundai sales skid on tax, inflation
by Louella Desiderio - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Sales of the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country slid eight percent in the seven months to July this year from a year ago on continued weak appetite for cars amid rising inflation and higher taxes...
Anti-trust body OKs Grab-Uber deal, with conditions
by Louella Desiderio - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Competition Commission has cleared Grab’s acquisition of Uber, although this is still subject to compliance with the conditions set for service quality and pricing standards.
Philippines execs among most optimistic in Southeast Asia
by Louella Desiderio - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Business executives in the Philippines were among the most optimistic in terms of economic outlook in Southeast Asia in the second quarter even as overall business optimism dipped year-on-year, latest survey results...
UAE’s LuLu Group investing $100 million in Philippines
by Louella Desiderio - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
UAE – based retail giant LuLu Group is investing $100 million for a warehouse facility, agro-industrial activities and to put up supermarket outlets in the country this year.
DTI targets 100 booths at China expo
by Louella Desiderio - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry plans to secure at least 100 booths to showcase Philippine products at the China International Import Expo, following concerns raised by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and...
BOI urges firms to integrate inclusive business in CSR
by Louella Desiderio - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Board of Investments is urging enterprises to scale up their corporate social responsibility programs and adopt inclusive business models to take advantage of incentives under the country’s investment promotions...
Slovak firm plans to build hospital in CEZA
by Louella Desiderio - August 6, 2018 - 12:00am
A firm from Slovak Republic is planning to build a first class hospital at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone.
IPOPHL opens satellite office in Zamboanga
by Louella Desiderio - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has opened a satellite office (SO) in Zamboanga as part of its expansion plan to reach more businesses and individuals intending to register their IP...
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