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Study shows 2/3 of consumer income affected by pandemic
by Louella Desiderio - August 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Two-thirds of consumers saw their income negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with the impact more pronounced for Gen X and millennials, according to a survey by information and insights...
Concepcion eyes ECQ as last one
by Louella Desiderio - August 5, 2021 - 12:00am
An adviser of President Duterte underscored yesterday that while this month’s two-week lockdown in the National Capital Region is necessary to stop the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, it should be...
IPOPHL adopts EU trademark database
by Louella Desiderio - August 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines has adopted the European Union’s trademark database to provide ease and help ensure success in local businesses’ trademark applications.
Ecozone investments up 8.5% in 1st half
by Louella Desiderio - August 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority ended the first semester with an 8.5 percent increase in registered investments even with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
DTI, private sector to help improve MSMEs market access
by Louella Desiderio - August 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry, in partnership with the private sector, including civil society organizations, yesterday launched a movement which seeks to help micro, small and medium enterprises, particularly...
DTI vows continuous supply of basic goods
by Louella Desiderio - August 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry has given assurance of adequate supply of goods during the enhanced community quarantine to be implemented in the National Capital Region starting Aug. 6.
FEF: Exclude telcos as public utilities
by Louella Desiderio - August 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The Foundation for Economic Freedom is supporting the exclusion of telcos from what are considered public utilities under the proposed amendments to the Public Service Act as part of efforts to encourage greater...
Exporters seek deferment of higher cargo handling fees
by Louella Desiderio - August 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. and Export Development Council want the Philippine Ports Authority to defer approval of the proposed hike in cargo handling tariff and passenger terminal fee at the Manila...
IT firm hiring more for R&D hub in Philippines
by Louella Desiderio - July 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Webb Fontaine, a global firm providing trade facilitation solutions, is hiring up to 150 information technology specialists for its Philippine research and development hub to support growing operations.
Car makers laud findings vs safeguard duty on imports
by Louella Desiderio - July 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Vehicle assemblers welcomed the recent government findings against the imposition of safeguard duty on vehicle imports and vowed to continue working with the government on efforts to promote local car productio...
Business groups welcome call for passage of legislative measures
by Louella Desiderio - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Business groups welcomed the call of President Duterte in his State of the Nation Address for the passage of legislative measures intended to help the economy bounce back from the effects of the COVID-19 pandem...
'Bold moves' sought against the Delta variant
by Louella Desiderio - July 26, 2021 - 12:01am
Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said restricting the movement of unvaccinated individuals would allow a safe reopening of the economy.
DTI to comply with lifting of vehicle safeguard duties
by Louella Desiderio - July 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry is ready to comply with the recommendation of the Tariff Commission against the imposition of safeguard measures on vehicle imports.
MSMEs near full availment of P5 billion COVID-19 loan package
by Louella Desiderio - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Loans released to micro, small and medium enterprises hit by the COVID-19 pandemic under a program of the financing arm of the Department of Trade and Industry have reached P4.9 billion out of the P5 billion al...
Exporters laud suspension of 12% VAT on purchases
by Louella Desiderio - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Exporters Confederation welcomes the government’s move to suspend the imposition of the 12 percent value added tax on exporters’ local purchases, saying this will provide relief to the...
TC: No more safeguard duties on vehicle imports
by Louella Desiderio - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The Tariff Commission has thumbed down the imposition of safeguard duties on vehicle imports following its investigation into the case.
‘Philippines has potential to become Southeast Asia’s technology leader’
by Louella Desiderio - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is seen to have the potential to become Southeast Asia’s future technological leader given the country’s use of digital platforms and growing adoption of e-commerce, according to the ...
Government eyes more reforms to fast-track telco permits
by Louella Desiderio - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The government is eyeing more reforms to expedite the release of permits for the telecommunications sector, particularly for poles and cables, the Anti-Red Tape Authority said.
CEOs see recovery in 3 years, says survey
by Louella Desiderio - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
A majority of chief executive officers expect the Philippine economy to bounce back from the impact of the pandemic in three years, according to a survey of the Management Association of the Philippines and PwC...
DTI still reviewing price hikes for basic goods
by Louella Desiderio - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry has clarified that it is still reviewing requests for price hikes of basic goods and assured the public that any increase won’t go beyond five percent of current price...
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