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ADB approves $400 million loan for youth employment
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines has secured a $400-million (P20.1-billion) funding from the Asian Development Bank to boost job opportunities for young Filipinos amid the pandemic.
ADB prepares funding for PNR-Calamba railway
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank is already preparing funding support for the PNR-Calamba project following the record bids received by the government.
Philippines, Japan ink P115.8 billion financing for Metro Manila subway
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Japan have signed the second tranche of the financing for the country’s first underground railway system.
Economic scars seen deepest in Philippines
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is expected to suffer the worst economic scarring effects from the pandemic in Asia-Pacific amid its meager fiscal response as well as its difficulty in containing new waves of the virus.
Pandemic derails zero hunger goal — think tank
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the barriers in the goal of achieving zero hunger in developing economies, highlighting the need to reboot systems to ensure food security for all.
Changes in Philippine procurement process needed — PIDS
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines needs to change some of its procurement policies to ensure full trade integration in Asia-Pacific, the state-run think tank said.
Medium chance for government to attain development goals
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The government has only a medium chance of achieving its development goals once President Duterte steps down from office next year.
ADB pushes green financing for MSMEs
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine’s micro, small and medium enterprises need greater access to green financing to ensure their bounceback and help in the country’s overall economic recovery, according to the Asian Development...
‘Lack of fiscal support a drag on Philippines recovery’
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The pace of economic recovery in the Philippines would be the slowest in Asia amid a lackluster fiscal response to the pandemic, with the threat of long-term scarring effects now more visible than ever, an international...
Mobility curbs limiting impact of Delta variant
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
With mobility still limited particularly in the National Capital Region, the economic impact of the more dangerous coronavirus Delta variant would not be felt until the last quarter of the year, an international...
ADB keeps Philippine growth outlook
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Manila-based Asian Development Bank is keeping its economic growth outlook for the Philippines at 4.5 percent this year amid a sea of downgrades in Southeast Asia due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
Philippine economy to suffer if Delta variant spreads
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy will be at the losing end anew once the Delta variant infects more people and prompts the government to impose another round of strict lockdown measures, highlighting the need to expedite COVID-19...
PPP Center pushes P26 billion PGH projects
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic should force the government to put in more resources in the healthcare system with the support of the private sector to better prepare for future crises.
Japan-funded irrigation project now complete
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The Japanese government has turned over a P150-million irrigation system in Pangasinan which is expected to boost agriculture productivity in the province.
ADB OKs P50 million funding for wetland management
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Manila-based Asian Development Bank has approved a $1 million (P50.18 million) technical assistance grant to scale up wetland management in the Philippines and maintain a healthy ecosystem in the region.
Japan funds P110 million for MSME recovery
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The Japanese government is providing $2.2 million (P110.4 million) in assistance to help the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises recover from the pandemic.
Philippines sees huge boost in trade facilitation
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s move to streamline trade procedures earned it a huge boost in global trade facilitation despite challenges due to the pandemic.
World Bank: Philippines needs reforms on FDI
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines should expedite the passage of key reform measures that would boost foreign direct investments (FDIs) and aid the country in its long-term recovery from the pandemic, the World Bank said.
ADB OKs P1.1 billion grant to hasten transition to clean energy in Philippines
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Manila-based Asian Development Bank has approved a $22.05 million (P1.1 billion) technical assistance grant to accelerate the transition to clean energy in the Philippines amid growing demand in Southeast Asia.
Government likely to speed up tax reforms
by Louise Maureen Simeon - July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The government’s economic team is expected to expedite the passage of the remaining tax reforms to avert any further downgrade in the country’s credit rating, according to First Metro Investment Cor...
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