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Prices of building materials rise at slower pace in May
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Retail prices of construction materials in the capital region rose at a slower pace in May, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.
Better social infrastructure pushed post-COVID-19
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines should prioritize social infrastructure in a post-pandemic world especially as the health crisis highlighted economic inequality among people, Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute said.
NEDA sees positive Q2 GDP
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy is expected to turn in a strong second quarter performance, but sustaining such growth hinges on the reopening of economic activities to bring back consumption and boost business confidence,...
More job opportunities for women in digital economy
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The digital economy is expected to produce more job opportunities for women if gender gaps are addressed.
Japan grants P700 million loan for Marawi road rehab
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The Japanese government has pledged anew to help rehabilitate former conflict areas in Marawi City, this time for a P700-million road network project.
‘Revert to lockdown heightens global risks’
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The reimposition of lockdowns in the first quarter across many countries, including the Philippines, has led to an uptick in global risks that affect business sentiment, a global analystics firm said.
Agro-industrial park to rise in UPLB
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The government plans to start inviting contractors for the agro-industrial and information technology park in Laguna by early next year.
Oxford Economics among least bullish on Philippine economic growth
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
London-based Oxford Economics further slashed its growth forecast for the Philippines to 4.5 percent this year, among the lowest projections for the country, due to a weaker-than-expected performance in the first...
Construction works down to P80 billion in Q1
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Construction activities remain weak even as the domestic economy is slowly reopening, as building costs during the traditionally active first quarter declined.
Philippine economy seen growing 15% in Q2
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy is expected to register a substantial 15 percent growth in the second quarter, largely due to low base effects, but also owing to a tailored approach in restrictions following a second wave...
Exports, imports escalate in April on low base effects
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Foreign trade posted a huge jump in April as both imports and exports registered hefty upticks due to low base effects from last year’s strictest lockdown, with the total deficit still at manageable level...
Manila falls in global livability ranking
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Manila slipped six notches in the global ranking of livable cities as the COVID-19 pandemic strained its healthcare system, prompting the government to impose the world’s longest and strictest lockdown.
Philippines gets P8.78 billion COVID-19 loan from Japan
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines has formally received nearly P9 billion in loans from the Japanese government to be used in boosting the country’s COVID-19 response.
Factory output posts huge rebound in April
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Manufacturing activity recovered from a slump, posting a big hike in April as a majority of industry groups recorded gains, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.
World Bank trims Philippine growth forecast to 4.7%
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The World Bank continued to be less bullish on economic recovery for the Philippines as it further downgraded the country’s growth forecast this year due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and reimposition...
Lockdown pulls up jobless rate to 8.7%
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The reimposition of strict quarantine measures wiped out the minimal gains in the country’s labor market as more Filipinos lost their jobs again in April.
Bridging infrastructure, skills gap needed for recovery – ADB
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Bridging infrastructure and skills gaps in the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia is crucial for the region to bounce back from the pandemic in a more sustainable and inclusive manner.
ADB sees job woes continuing
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The government should build up on better labor market programs as the pandemic would have longer scarring effects on the country’s labor force even in a post-COVID era, the Asian Development Bank said.
500,000 Pinoy to receive national ID cards
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Some 500,000 national ID cards have been printed and are ready to be shipped to registrants nationwide.
More imports, tariff cuts to temper inflation – NEDA
by Louise Maureen Simeon - June 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The government’s decision to reduce tariffs and bring in more imported pork are expected to temper the continued rise in consumer prices.
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