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PH court proceedings in the Asean context

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In this column published on Nov. 13, 2013, I talked about the 30-notch quantum leap in the overall rating of the Philippines in the 2014 Doing Business Report.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

PH falls 4 notches in world competitive ranking

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Photo taken on April 26,2014, shows an unpaved portion of the Catanduanes circumferential road. In terms of infrastructure, many Philippine roads remain unpaved, transportation is deemed inefficient while the primary airport is operating beyond capacity, according to the 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

The Philippines suffered a setback in the competitiveness rankings, dropping four notches to rank 42nd in the 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY), despite the overall optimism in the country’s strong economic growth and perceived improvements in the business environment and governance.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH firms weighed down by smuggling, high power cost

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Smuggling and the high cost of power were identified among the top “binding constraints” that hamper the competitiveness of Philippine industries.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Fair trade, competition law sought by PCCI in road to ASEAN integration by 2015

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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the country’s largest business organization, has warned anew that the country would be left at a disadvantage if Congress fails to enact a competition law that would prevent unfair trade practices.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Headway in global competitiveness report

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Amid the pork barrel scandal, things are looking good insofar as the competitiveness of the country is concerned.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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