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BPO in PH is pride of UK

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Since the Philippines became the first business process outsourcing (BPO) hub for the United Kingdom’s foreign offices two years ago, the British government has saved roughly 2.3 million pounds (P192 million).

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Firm asks court to compel DOH to award project

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The winning bidder in the project to design and build the government-run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital at its new site in Sta. Cruz, Manila, is asking the Makati Regional Trial Court to compel the Department of Health (DOH) to implement the contract it had been sitting on for more than a month.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

First in PH: Woman gets new intestines with transplant

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For Joseph Pasana, the offer to have an intestinal transplant performed on his ailing wife was like a ray of sunshine in the dark and dreary charity ward of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Science and Health | Read More »

Philip Morris plan to make cheap cigs draws opposition

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Tobacco giant Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. has sought permission to manufacture four variants of its Marlboro products as low-priced cigarettes. AP

A health group has lashed out at tobacco giant Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC) over its plan to manufacture cheaper cigarettes to compete with a local brand, saying this would defeat the purpose of the “sin tax” law.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Thailand’s ‘Kitchen of the World’ puts P7 billion in PH

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For the Philippine unit of Charoen Pokphand Group, a Thai multinational conglomerate which has been present in at least 15 countries in the last eight decades, the Philippines is an eye candy for the group’s expansion.

Posted: March 30th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ford sales doubled in February

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Overall sales of Ford Philippines doubled in February, jumping 108 percent year-on-year to 865 units.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Philex core net income drops 69%

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Still reeling from the suspension of operations at its Padcal mine in Benguet, the country’s largest gold and copper producer Philex Mining Corp. reported that its core net income in 2012 plunged by 69 percent to P1.705 billion from P5.568 billion a year earlier.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Thai broiler firm airs concern over tax perks, protests

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Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippine Corp. (CPF) on Wednesday defended the tax incentives it receives from the government, claiming that its current production is hardly making a dent in the local livestock industry.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t readies priority bills to boost investment

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The government is readying the reform bills on tax incentives, investments and sharing agreements on mining revenues that it hopes to file at the start of the new Congress and be enacted within the year.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH reports progress on reforms to boost trade

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THE GOVERNMENT has already tackled more than half, or 65 percent, of the reforms proposed by foreign businessmen to help the Philippines boost trade and investment relations with other countries.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH plans exportation of high-quality rice

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The Philippines, which is known as the world’s top rice importer, plans to pursue more aggressively its goal of going into rice exportation.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Atlas Mining profit up 46%

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MANILA, Philippines—Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corp. posted a double-digit growth in its core income in 2012 following the “substantial increase” in its subsidiary’s copper production.   Atlas, a diversified mining conglomerate, ended the year with a 46-percent increase in consolidated core income to P2.54 billion last year from P1.66 billion in 2011, the company [...]

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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