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SteelAsia starts exporting rebars to Canada
by Louella Desiderio - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
SteelAsia Manufacturing Corp. has started exporting rebars worth around $6 million to Canada, making the Philippines a steel bar exporter again after several decades.
DTI, TESDA craft HRD program for construction
by Louella Desiderio - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has entered into an agreement with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to implement human resource development programs for the construction...
ICTSI cleared to acquire more shares of Manila North Harbour Port
by Louella Desiderio - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has given the go-signal for the acquisition of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) of additional shares in Manila North Harbour Port Inc. (MNHPI) from...
PCCI eases stance on Manila Water
by Louella Desiderio - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s largest business group has changed its tune on the call for more accountability from Manila Water Co. Inc. over the water shortage, but urged for long term solutions to prevent a repeat of the...
Philippines, UK craft action plan for economic cooperation
by Louella Desiderio - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines and United Kingdom (UK) have agreed to work together in priority sectors involving trade and investment promotion, ease of doing business, micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) development to...
Special Report: Exporters urged to increase EU GSP+ utilization
by Louella Desiderio - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
As the window to take advantage of duty free access of certain products to the European Union (EU) becomes smaller for the Philippines given its time-bound Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) beneficiary...
DTI promotes franchising to Filipinos in Australia
by Louella Desiderio - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry has partnered with Expand Franchising to promote franchise opportunities to Filipinos in Australia.
Lazada launches new tools to help more brands grow
by Louella Desiderio - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Lazada, Southeast Asia’s biggest e-commerce platform, has launched new tools to help brands and sellers in the region achieve higher sales and better engage with customers.
Cathay Land expects P12 billion sales from Las Piñas condo development
by Louella Desiderio - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Property developer Cathay Land Inc. expects to generate P12 billion worth of sales from its new residential condominium project in Las Piñas.
Nissan gears up for sale of e-vehicles in 2020
by Louella Desiderio - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Nissan Philippines Inc. will start selling electric vehicles next year as it plans to promote electrification in Southeast Asia.
Senatorial aspirants seek harder look at TRABAHO bill
by Louella Desiderio - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Three senatorial aspirants have urged government to rethink the plan to rationalize fiscal incentives given to investors under the proposed second package of tax reform.
Astoria undertakes P50-million upgrade of Boracay hotel
by Louella Desiderio - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Hotel chain Astoria Hotels & Resorts has spent an additional P50 million for improvements in the Astoria Boracay resort.
Top business group wants more accountability from Manila Water
by Louella Desiderio - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s largest business group is demanding more accountability from east zone concessionaire Manila Water Co. Inc. for its failure to manage and prevent a water shortage which has negatively impacted...
Supply, prices of bottled water to be steady — DTI
by Louella Desiderio - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The public can expect the prices and supply of bottled water to be steady until May amid the ongoing water shortage, as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has been given assurances by beverage makers in...
Longer maternity leave impacts decision to hire women — ECOP survey
by Louella Desiderio - March 19, 2019 - 10:31pm
More than half of Philippine companies expect the Expanded Maternity Leave Law to affect their decision in hiring women, a survey of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines showed.
13 Japanese firms to invest $1.24 B in new projects
by Louella Desiderio - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Some 13 Japanese firms are planning to invest a total of $1.24 billion in new projects in the Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.
CIAP assure safety, quality standards of imported cement
by Louella Desiderio - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Cement Importers Association of the Philippines (CIAP) have given assurances imported cement being sold in the market by authorized importers have passed safety and quality standards of the Department of Trade...
Shiptek leads digital transformation in logistics
by Louella Desiderio - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Riding on the wave of digitalization, technology solutions firm Shiptek Solutions Corp. has developed an end-to-end online platform to make it easier to manage logistics processes and to promote Filipino techno...
Software Alliance wants Philippines to cut unlicensed software usage
by Louella Desiderio - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Software Alliance (BSA) wants the Philippines to bring down its unlicensed software usage closer to the regional average of 57 percent over the next two years as it undertakes a campaign with the government to...
Sales of vehicle importers rebound 12% in February 2019
by Louella Desiderio - March 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Vehicle importers improved their performance in February as sales grew 12 percent from last year on improved consumer demand for automobiles.
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