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This time, BIR goes after florists

Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares AP FILE PHOTO

Continuing its relentless shame campaign against delinquent taxpayers, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has released data showing that some of the country’s more popular flower shops are tax evaders.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH banks not ready for Asean integration

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services upgraded its outlook Monday, June 10, 2013, for the US government's long-term debt but affirmed its credit rating for the country at AA+.  AP PHOTO/HENNY RAY ABRAMS

Standard & Poor’s said it believed that banks in the Philippines were not yet prepared for the tougher competition that would result from the integration of Southeast Asian economies.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Stronger antipoverty drive urged


The Asian Development Bank has urged member-countries to implement stronger antipoverty measures, noting that inequality in the region has been increasing as economies grow.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Liquidity trims 2-year bond yield


The two-year Treasury bond fetched a lower yield in the latest auction for government securities as substantial liquidity in the domestic market boosted demand for investment outlets.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

BOP swings to deficit of $4.47B in Q1

Photo by INQUIRER.net

The outflow of foreign currencies surpassed the inflow in the first quarter as portfolio investors dumped peso-denominated assets, along with other emerging-market assets, on reports that the US Federal Reserve would further taper its stimulus program.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘Yolanda’-ravaged areas get P1.05B reconstruction fund


The Aquino administration has released P1.05 billion for reconstruction and recovery initiatives in farm areas affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

More foreign debts retired by PH in ’13


The Philippines prepaid more foreign debts in 2013 than the year before, thus causing its outstanding obligations to non-Filipino creditors to decline.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

ADB raises growth forecast for PH

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised again its economic growth forecast for the Philippines for this year, expecting the country to grow by 6.4 percent on the back of improved investor sentiment. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised again its economic growth forecast for the Philippines for this year, expecting the country to remain one of the fastest-expanding markets in the region on the back of improved investor sentiment.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Peace deal to boost PH credit rating

Agriculture,  where Mindanao has a comparative advantage, is one sector that could benefit the most from the potential increase in investments, according to Moody's. FILE PHOTO

Moody’s Investors Service said the latest peace agreement between the government and a major Muslim rebel group could further boost the credit rating of the Philippines.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t institution working to earn back people’s trust


With the government still hobbled by allegations of corruption, as seen recently by the pork barrel scam involving P10 billion in taxpayers’ money, people could not be blamed for turning a mistrustful eye on public service.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

CEO pushes colleagues to adopt Filipino Olympians

LAFFERTY with the participants of the Bull Runner Dream Marathon

The chief executive officer of the Philippine unit of British American Tobacco (BAT) is pursuing another daunting goal besides keeping the cigarette firm profitable in the wake of rising excise tax rates.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Preneed firms grew moderately in 2013

Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc: Upward trajectory.  PHOTO FROM INSURANCE.GOV.PH

The preneed industry registered modest growth in 2013 as the increase in demand for memorial and pension plans more than offset the drop in sales of educational plans, the Insurance Commission reported.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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