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Peso weakness to make infrastucture projects more costly — Pernia
by Czeriza Valencia - March 24, 2018 - 12:00am
With the persistent weakness of the peso, projects under the government’s Build Build Build program may become more expensive as the country imports most building materials like steel and heavy equipment.
P445-million JICA-funded Bohol bridge starts reconstruction next month
by Czeriza Valencia - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The reconstruction of the earthquake-damaged Clarin Bridge in Bohol, which would be funded by a loan from the Japanese government, would begin next month, the Japan International Cooperation Agency said yesterd...
Philippine bond market fastest growing in East Asia – ADB
by Czeriza Valencia - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine bond market was the fastest-growing among other debt markets in the Emerging East Asia region in the fourth quarter of 2017, reflecting positive economic growth for the region and increased prospects...
Philippine economy to grow faster, says think tank
by Czeriza Valencia - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Regional think tank ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) sees the Philippine economy growing faster in 2018 and 2019 as exports remain buoyant and domestic consumption accelerates amid the ambitious infrastructure...
Businesses to thrive with TRAIN 2 – NEDA
by Czeriza Valencia - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Businesses are still expected to thrive even when the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN 2) has been set in motion, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) sai...
3 big-ticket infra projects worth P71.35 billion get NEDA nod
by Czeriza Valencia - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) of the National Economic and Development Authority has approved three big-ticket infrastructure projects collectively valued at P71.35 billion,...
Jobs for youth key to reducing unemployment
by Czeriza Valencia - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Creating jobs that pay proper wages to young people aged 15 to 24 is needed to significantly reduce unemployment and income inequality in the country, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.
BSP notes uptick in peso rediscount facility availment
by Czeriza Valencia - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Loans availed by local banks under the peso rediscount facility reached P5.81 billion in the first two months of the year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.
Agri business venture agreements better than lease deals, says PIDS
by Czeriza Valencia - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is urging block farmers to enter into agribusiness  venture agreements (AVAs) instead of lease agreements to protect their incomes.
P84-Million Cagayan water project attracts lone bidder
by Czeriza Valencia - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The P84-million Baggao municipal water project in Cagayan, assisted for procurement by the Public-Private Partnership Center, has attracted a consortium of municipal water service providers as its only prospective...
Trade deficit widens to $3.32 billion in January
by Czeriza Valencia - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s export income grew at its slowest pace in more than a year in January, pushing the trade deficit even higher at $3.32 billion from $2.47 billion in the same period last year, the Philippine Statistics...
Jobless rate eases to 5.3% in January
by Czeriza Valencia - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Unemployment eased in January but the number of Filipinos seeking full time work or additional jobs increased, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
Philippine manufacturing lags behind ASEAN peers
by Czeriza Valencia - March 6, 2018 - 12:00am
As growth slows in Philippine manufacturing, the sector now lags behind those of its ASEAN peers, the latest survey results of the Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index showed.
Infra projects lined up for Japan ODA
by Czeriza Valencia - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Six infrastructure projects have been lined up for financing through Japanese official development assistance (ODA) loans, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.
Food, oil price hikes fuel inflation
by Czeriza Valencia - March 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Increases in the prices of food, beverages, tobacco and fuel were major contributors in the faster growth of retail prices in Metro Manila in January, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
Manufacturing activities continue to slow in Feb
by Czeriza Valencia - March 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Domestic manufacturing activities continued to slow in February, weighed down by higher excise taxes imposed at the start of the year, results of the Nikkei Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index...
Government likely to tap private funds for infra plan
by Czeriza Valencia - February 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The government will tap private sector financing for its ambitious infrastructure program if revenue collection from the new tax reform law falls short of target, the country’s chief economic planner said....
ADB loan fuels ASEAN expansion of Thai renewable energy firm
by Czeriza Valencia - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Thai renewable energy firm B. Grimm Power Public Co. Ltd. is expanding in ASEAN, including the Philippines, with the help of a $235-million loan from the Asian Development Bank.
NEDA says China loans essential for infra push
by Czeriza Valencia - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Loans from China will greatly support the country’s ambitious infrastructure program and help in the strengthening of political and economic ties, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said.
FINL likely OKd next week
by Czeriza Valencia - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The 11th Foreign Investment Negative List, touted as the most liberalized so far, is likely to be approved in the next meeting of the National Economic and Development Authority Board on March 6, Socioeconomic Planning...
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