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Poverty number down in 1st half of 2013

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If government statistics are accurate, the number of poor Filipinos fell sharply in the first half of last year as the country’s economy surged, lifting millions of households above the government’s poverty line.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Neda says ties with the US to boost ‘inclusive growth’ efforts

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The Philippine government has stressed the importance of strengthening ties with the United States, which a top official said would play a key role in promoting inclusive growth in the country.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t unveils updated PH development plan

The government has unveiled details of the updated Philippine Development Plan (PDP), which is targeted to provide better quality of life for Filipinos by 2016 through measures that would cut jobless rate, underemployment and poverty.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Neda updates strategies to generate jobs

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Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: There is need to improve the skill sets of the poorest families. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Admitting that economic growth alone was not “sufficient” to reduce poverty, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan laid down, on Monday, the government’s “updated” strategies to ultimately achieve inclusive growth.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH seen strong enough to withstand capital flight

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The economy’s strong fundamentals may enable the Philippines to withstand the massive outflow of portfolio capital, and even attract long-term investments, the National Economic and Development Authority said.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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