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Foreign investment pledges dropped in Q4

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Foreign investment pledges fell in the fourth quarter, when natural calamities hit the country and elicited concerns over their impact on the economy.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Calamities expected to hit PH economy

Ducks swim beside damaged homes and trees at typhoon-ravaged Tolosa town, Leyte province, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry expects the economy’s growth to slow down to about 6 to 6.5 percent this year, stunted largely by the calamities that struck the Visayas in the second half of this year.  AP

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the country’s largest business organization, expects the economy’s growth to slow down to about 6 to 6.5 percent this year, stunted largely by the calamities that struck the Visayas in the second half of this year.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BSP says inflation increase temporary

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The effects of recent natural calamities on consumer prices will likely be short-lived as reconstruction efforts address infrastructure bottlenecks that constrict the supply of food and other key commodities.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t eyes insurance against calamities

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The government is considering availing itself of an insurance plan that will ease the financial burden brought about by relief and reconstruction activities following calamities.

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

Worst-case scenario preparedness

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I appreciate all those who e-mailed, texted or phoned me to give a feedback or reaction to my piece last week on minimizing casualties from storm surges and other natural calamities.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Science and Health | Read More »

Estate of calamity

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In any calamity in this country, where more than 40 million people consider themselves poor, the poor expectedly suffer the most.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

PH economy seen bouncing back from calamities

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The government is confident that the economic impact of recent calamities that shut down the country’s financial centers this week, however minimal, can be recovered in the third quarter.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Aboitiz accepting donations for ‘Pablo’ victims

The Aboitiz Group, led by the Aboitiz Foundation, is now accepting donations for victims of supertyhoon ‘‘Pablo” which devastated parts of Mindanao last week.

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

‘Pablo’ farm damage at P11.23B; bananas hit hardest

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International Finance Corp. (IFC), the private sector funding arm of the World Bank, is working with partners to design new insurance products that aim to protect Filipino farmers against costly typhoon-related losses.  AP/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Damage to agriculture due to Typhoon “Pablo” has reached P11.23 billion as of Dec. 10, 2012, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported Tuesday.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BSP provides relief to banks in storm-hit areas

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is extending regulatory relief to banks in areas hit by tropical storm “Helen” so that they can temporarily relax loan collection from affected customers.

Posted: August 27th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t asks supermarkets for emergency bulk purchasing centers

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The government is asking supermarkets and distributors of consumer goods, especially food items, to put up bulk purchasing centers in times of calamity to cater to bulk buyers of relief goods and ensure adequate supplies are available to ordinary food shoppers, Trade Secretary Gregory Doming said Friday.

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

In wake of bad weather, local oil firms vow to hold off on price hikes

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Several local oil companies are freezing their fuel prices at current levels next week, specifically in the areas affected by the torrential downpour and massive flooding caused by the monsoon over the past three days.

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

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