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Businesses, govts in APEC asked to share agenda for sustaining competitiveness

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UPS CEO David Abney called for closer cooperation between business and governments to work together to maximize the benefits of international trade during the APEC CEO Summit panel, Economic Reforms for Sustaining Competitiveness. In a signal to export manufacturers, Abney cited a recently launched study where key business differentiators “quality”, “reliability”, and a “flexible supply […]

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

Ways to growth, profitability and competitiveness

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Affiliate Chemrez Technologies, Inc. (COAT) is the subject of a tender offer by D&L Industries, Inc. (DNL), the listed holding company also organized by the Lao family.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Truck ban threatens PH competitiveness

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Philippines Congested Container Port

Intensified focus will be key for policymakers if they are to protect the progress the country has made in global competitiveness—gains that are now harder to protect and improve.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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 »

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