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PPP Center, PCC to strengthen review of PPP projects
by Czeriza Valencia - July 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) have agreed to strengthen their partnership in reviewing PPP projects for anti-competition concerns.
ODA utilization improves in 2017
by Czeriza Valencia - July 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The government’s capability to implement foreign-assisted projects improved in 2017 as shown by the progress in all indicators, the National Economic and Development Authority reported yesterday.
Philippines growth aligned with rise of Asian Century – economist
by Czeriza Valencia - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s growth story is expected to be aligned with the so-called Asian Century in the next 20 years, which would see the rise of China, India and the ASEAN Economic Community, according to a prominent...
Painful side effects of BBB infrastructure plan temporary, says think tank
by Czeriza Valencia - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration’s ambitious infrastructure program has accompanying “painful side effects” that are expected to be temporary, said London-based Capital Economics.
Fiscal reform biggest legacy of Duterte gov’t — FMIC exec
by Czeriza Valencia - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration may be associated with an ambitious infrastructure program, but for an executive of one of the country’s largest investment institutions, its biggest legacy would be giving the economy...
Philippines to sustain growth momentum – FMIC
by Czeriza Valencia - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is expected to sustain its growth momentum despite challenges brought about by inflation, rising interest rates and a weak peso, First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) said yesterday.
NEDA chief calls for caution on federalism
by Czeriza Valencia - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The administration should exercise caution in its push for federalism as any misstep can drain government finances and disrupt the infrastructure program, the country’s top economist said yesterday.
ADB strengthens dispute resolution mechanism
by Czeriza Valencia - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has partnered with a Singapore-based organization to strengthen its dispute resolution mechanism for public-private partnership (PPP) projects funded by one of its facilities.
Local SMEs not well-connected to global value chains — PIDS
by Czeriza Valencia - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those engaged in services, are not well-connected to global value chains (GVCs) because of a host of internal and external factors, according to a new study...
World Bank keeps 6.7% growth forecast for Philippines
by Czeriza Valencia - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The World Bank is maintaining its growth projection of 6.7 percent for the Philippines this year and in 2019 as it sees the economy being driven by strong consumption.
Second tranche of SSS pension hike on hold
by Czeriza Valencia - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The second tranche of another P1,000 hike in pension benefit cannot not be released unless the sustainability of the social security fund is ensured, SSS president and CEO Emmanuel Dooc said yesterday.
SSS threatens to seize assets of delinquent employers
by Czeriza Valencia - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Social Security System has threatened to garnish the assets of employers found to be delinquent in remitting employee contributions, its president and chief executive officer said yesterday.
UCT beneficiaries spending for food, education – PIDS
by Czeriza Valencia - July 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Recipients of unconditional cash transfers were found to really spend most of the support funds for food and education-related expenses especially in times of calamities, said state-run think tank Philippine Institute...
Trade gap widens to year-high $3.7 billion in May 2018
by Czeriza Valencia - July 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s trade deficit widened by 48 percent in May to a year-high $3.7 billion as exports continue to plunge and imports keep growing, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
Peso weakness no cause for concern, says Pernia
by Czeriza Valencia - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The prevailing weakness of the peso versus the dollar should not be a cause for concern as the economy continues to benefit from it, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said.
NEDA rejects hike in unconditional cash transfer
by Czeriza Valencia - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is not keen on the proposal of party-list Rep. Michael Romero to increase the monthly unconditional cash transfer (UCT) to poor families.
ADB raises 600 million euros for climate projects
by Czeriza Valencia - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised €600 million (around P37.6 billion) for climate financing through the issuance of a seven-year green bond.
Inflation? Economic managers blame big spenders
by Czeriza Valencia - July 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Rising inflation is caused by a slew of external factors as well as the huge spending appetite of Filipinos, economic managers said yesterday.
Inflation spikes by ‘unexpected’ 5.2% in June
by Czeriza Valencia - July 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Prices of goods and services further spiked by 5.2 percent in June, the highest in more than five years and significantly surpassing market expectations, taking even economic managers by surprise.
ADB offers new financing products
by Czeriza Valencia - July 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank board has approved a set of new products and modalities to support the changing financing needs of its developing member countries.
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