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Aquino invites Malaysian businessmen to invest in Mindanao

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, listens to an unidentified officer as he walks with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, left, during a welcome ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. AP

With peace at hand in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino has invited the Malaysian business community to invest in the region’s untapped resource potential, citing how governance reforms and a fairer business climate have led to an economic revival in the Philippines in recent years.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aquino vows to sustain, make economic growth inclusive in next 3 years

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President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

President Aquino said sustaining the economic growth achieved in 2012 would be among the serious challenges his administration would face in the next three years.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Creating ‘good jobs’ an overwhelming challenge to Aquino gov’t—World Bank

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A World Bank official has called the huge number of unemployment and underemployment in the Philippines as a huge challenge for the Aquino administration.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Stellar economic growth at 6.6%

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ECONOMIC TEAM  President Aquino (right) predicts an impressive Philippine economic growth of more than 6 percent in a speech during the 40th anniversary of Neda on Tuesday. He is shown with (from left) former Neda Director General Cayetano Paderanga, Neda Deputy Director General Rolando Tungpalan and current Neda chief Arsenio Balisacan. Lyn Rillon

Living up to President Aquino’s advance information that the numbers would impress, the Philippine economy expanded 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, lifting full-year growth to 6.6 percent.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US economist hails PH success story

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Visiting American economist Nouriel Roubini hailed the Philippines as an “economic success,” citing the country’s potential to move toward a higher growth rate of at least 7 percent a year.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH economy seen to expand 6.5%

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ECONOMIC TEAM  President Aquino (right) predicts an impressive Philippine economic growth of more than 6 percent in a speech during the 40th anniversary of Neda on Tuesday. He is shown with (from left) former Neda Director General Cayetano Paderanga, Neda Deputy Director General Rolando Tungpalan and current Neda chief Arsenio Balisacan. Lyn Rillon

“All of us will be impressed,” President Aquino said Tuesday of the report on the full-year economic growth rate in 2012, which the government planning agency is set to release Thursday.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Davos harvest: ‘We’ve received universal praise’

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President Benigno Aquino III  Malacañang Photo Bureau(file)

President Aquino on Friday wrapped up his World Economic Forum (WEF) debut performance with a new stream of prospective institutional investors, new projects with existing investors, and a deal for the Philippines to host the WEF’s East Asia summit next year.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino to put PH in global focus in Davos debut

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President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

Joining the World Economic Forum (WEF) for the first time, President Aquino will invite more investors and tourists to come to the Philippines to create more jobs and sustain the country’s economic momentum beyond his term, Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang said.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aquino to showcase PH’s performance in Davos

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President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

President Aquino is scheduled to arrive here early Thursday morning on a three-day visit seen to herald the Philippine growth story to global business leaders, fellow heads of state, multilateral institutions, civil society and the Filipino-Swiss community.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aquino sees business hub potential of Bangsamoro region

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President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino is upbeat about the prospects of the future Moro homeland in Mindanao, Bangsamoro, especially as a hub of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aquino sees 6% growth for the year

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President Benigno S. Aquino III Malacañang Photo Bureau

The Philippines, riding on a 5.9-percent economic growth in the second quarter and a phenomenal surge in global competitiveness, is poised to post a 6 percent economic growth for the year, President Benigno Aquino said Wednesday.

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Chamber of Mines applauds Aquino policy: Signal to all investors

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The issuance of the long-awaited Executive Order No. 79 on mining reforms drew generally positive reactions from the mining industry.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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