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Philippines sees no reason for EU to revoke trade perks
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 18, 2020 - 5:22pm
“But if they want to do that, we can't do anything. Let them see the suffering it will cause Filipinos,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.
Phoenix Petroleum pilots gas project in Balesin
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 18, 2020 - 1:45pm
“With Balesin’s gradual return to full operations from the current community quarantine measures, the pilot run will effectively provide cleaner power to the entire island resort,” Henry Bong Fadullon,...
Consumer loans suffer first-ever quarterly decline amid pandemic
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
It presents a big headache for a government counting on banks to rescue the economy.
Pandemic recovery prospects brighter for Philippines
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 17, 2020 - 1:34pm
Forecasts for the local economy now fare better than that of Hong Kong (-0.21), Indonesia (-0.26), and India (-0.67).
Peso soars to near 4-year high anew
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 16, 2020 - 6:59pm
There is no stopping the peso from gaining more strength despite a pandemic-induced recession.
Virus-induced foreign borrowing bloats to $8.96 billion
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 16, 2020 - 6:07pm
Amid dismal tax collections, money borrowed from foreign creditors to fund the Duterte administration's costly coronavirus pandemic response sustained its uptrend in mid-September, finance department data showe...
BIR gives taxpayers more time to report related deals
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 16, 2020 - 4:39pm
“The BIR wants to ensure that RPT transactions of group of companies follow the arm’s length principle and that there is no profit shifting or expenses shifting among the group."
Infrastructure spending back in red as contractors fight to survive
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 16, 2020 - 1:22pm
Government infrastructure spending returned to the negative territory in July, as strict health protocols imposed to arrest coronavirus spread weighed down on much-awaited resumption of construction activities.
Smart speeds up tower rollout after permits released
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 15, 2020 - 7:22pm
After coronavirus lockdowns stalled its network expansion plans, Smart Communications Inc. said Tuesday it is now speeding up its nationwide tower rollout, thanks to the government's move to reduce excessive re...
Foreign direct investments sustain growth in June
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 15, 2020 - 4:29pm
In May, the central bank slashed its FDI forecast to $4.1 billion in net inflows by yearend, down from the original $8.1 billion, and set for a third straight year of decline under the Duterte administration.
Remittances buck pessimistic expectations to peak in July
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 15, 2020 - 3:38pm
Cash inflows amounted to $16.8 billion, down 2.4% year-on-year and running below the 5% contraction seen for the entire 2020.
Pandemic damage seen worse in Philippines than most peers
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 15, 2020 - 11:37am
The Manila-based lender now see the local economy shrinking 7.3% year-on-year in 2020, worse than June’s projected 3.8% contraction and April’s optimistic forecast of 2% growth.
CEOs divided on revenue growth prospects amid hard times
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 14, 2020 - 7:13pm
The country's chief executives are divided on whether their company will see revenue growth in the next three years as the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic darkens their outlook for recovery, a new...
'Nothing definite' on SkyCable bid, PLDT says
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 14, 2020 - 5:44pm
"PLDT is evaluating options with respect to SkyCable for possible opportunities," the company said
Car sales reverse fragile recovery in August
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 14, 2020 - 3:35pm
The lingering coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer vehicle sales in August, with the industry bucking a nascent recovery seen in the previous months after a brief return to tighter lockdowns to stem rising cases...
Telcos scramble to catch up with capex plans after Duterte's promise to fix red tape
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 11, 2020 - 5:21pm
After the Duterte administration promised to fix excessive government red tape, telecommunications companies are now in a mad rush to fulfill their investment plans this year in a bid to make up for the delays caused...
Duterte certification for bill relaxing foreign retailer rules eyed
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 11, 2020 - 3:29pm
A presidential certification for bills that would further open up the economy to foreign investments will be sought by officials to speed up their passage.
Philippine business climate improving but progress remains slow — US report
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 11, 2020 - 12:52pm
Overall business climate in the Philippines continued to improve last year but the country made little progress in addressing chronic problems that turn investors off, including corruption, the US State Department...
Marawi rehab 'on track' to finish next year
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Including other housing offices such as the National Housing Authority, the Duterte administration is only earmarking P3.68 billion for housing, down from this year’s P7.8 billion.
Government seals ABS-CBN's broadcast shutdown with frequencies recalled
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 10, 2020 - 5:40pm
“Respondent has no valid franchise to continue operating television and radio broadcasting stations nationwide,” NTC said in its eight-page order.
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