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Metro construction material prices up in April
by Czeriza Valencia - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Wholesale and retail prices of construction materials in Metro Manila rose at a significantly faster pace in April as significant upticks were seen in the prices of key building materials, the Philippine Statistics...
Suspension of TRAIN may affect Philippines credit rating — economist
by Czeriza Valencia - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Suspending the implementation of the tax reform law will not only affect funding for infrastructure and other programs, but will also affect investor confidence in the country, according to an economist.
Businesses urged to embrace change via disruptive technologies
by Czeriza Valencia - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine businesses can survive, even flourish in the so-called age of disruption if they open up to more partnerships with other innovators to satisfy market demand, industry experts said during the BusinessWorld...
Special Report: Should we be worried about Chinese loans for infrastructure buildup? (Part 2)
by Czeriza Valencia - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
JICA is known for providing loans on a concessional basis, meaning interest rates that are below commercial market rates.
Special Report: Should we be worried about Chinese loans for infrastructure buildup? (Part 1)
by Czeriza Valencia - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration has trillions of pesos worth of projects slated for funding or co-funding with official development assistance loans from various sources.
Sangley airport dev’t not a priority of Duterte admin — Pernia
by Czeriza Valencia - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The development of an international gateway in Sangley Point in Cavite province is not expected to be prioritized within the Duterte administration as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will still remain...
Despite inflation spike, GDP grows by 6.8% in Q1 2018
by Czeriza Valencia - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy grew by 6.8 percent in the first quarter, in line with market expectations, to remain one of the best performers in Asia next to Vietnam and China.
Trade deficit widens to $2.61 billion in March 2018
by Czeriza Valencia - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s trade deficit widened by 24 percent to $2.61 billion in March as imports continued to outgrow exports for the fifth straight month, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
ASEAN manufacturing start Q2 2018 on faster recovery
by Czeriza Valencia - May 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Manufacturing conditions in ASEAN started the second quarter on a faster recovery, helped by faster increases in new orders, output and hiring, according to the Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’...
ADB cautions members on debt sustainability
by Czeriza Valencia - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The head of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) urged its developing member countries to consider carefully their ability to sustain debt payments before committing to projects that fit into China’s Belt and Road...
Poverty eradication tops ADB’s long-term strategy
by Czeriza Valencia - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Takehiko Nakao yesterday announced 10 priority areas where the bank’s resources would be focused on under its Strategy 2030 which is expected to be completed mid-201...
Manufacturing remains on expansion mode in March 2018
by Czeriza Valencia - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Domestic manufacturing activity sustained its growth in March although at a slower pace, buoyed by the strong performance of eight major sectors, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
Philippines can benefit from possible US-China trade war — ADB exec
by Czeriza Valencia - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines can take advantage of a possible trade war between China and the US as it is in a good position to explore wider trade options with China, an official of the Asian Development Bank said.
ASEAN+3 region seen to moderate growth this year
by Czeriza Valencia - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Economic growth in the ASEAN+3 region is seen to moderate to 5.4 percent in 2018 and 5.2 percent in 2019 amid faster-than-expected tightening in global financial conditions and escalation of global trade tensions...
Mindanao development high on ADB’s Philippines agenda
by Czeriza Valencia - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The broader development of the resource-rich, but security-challenged Mindanao is high on the Philippine agenda of the Asian Development Bank as it crafts its new long-term corporate strategy, ADB president Takehiko...
Bulacan road bypass project completed
by Czeriza Valencia - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The second phase of the Japan-funded arterial road bypass project in Bulacan has been completed ahead of schedule and is now open to the public, the Japan International Cooperation Agency said yesterday.
ADB, UK launch trade connectivity fund
by Czeriza Valencia - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank and the UK, through its Department for International Development, launched yesterday the Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity Fund ahead of the annual meeting of ADB’s board of ...
Manufacturing extends recovery in April 2018
by Czeriza Valencia - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Local factories continued to churn out better performance in April, aided by faster increases in new orders, output and employment, a manufacturing survey showed.
Philippines schools not producing enough graduates for advanced BPO jobs
by Czeriza Valencia - May 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine universities currently do not produce enough graduates suited for advanced jobs in the business process outsourcing industry, a challenge that has to be addressed if the country wants to maintain leadership...
Taiwan firm set to bring smart farming to SE Asia
by Czeriza Valencia - April 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The firm supplies vegetables and herb spices to hotels in Taiwan such as Grand Hyatt and Westin Hotel. Its products also end up in in-flight meals of EVA Air and China Airlines through their catering affiliate...
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