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Headway in global competitiveness report


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 »

Adverse FedEx ruling seen to erode PH competitiveness


Philippine business competitiveness against its regional peers may be eroded if potential foreign investors are scared off by the legal setback handed recently by the Court of Appeals against international freight forwarder Federal Express.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

‘How do we as franchisors stay competitive?’

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Q: This is Part 2 of last Friday’s (July 26th) column that said (in part): We attended your presentation at the International Franchise Conference of the PFA (Philippine Franchise Association) recently. We learned a lot from you on your topic, “How to Stay Relevant and Competitive.” But you had to shorten your presentation of each of the two portions because you were given only 30 minutes to present.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

PH jumps 5 notches in competitiveness ranking

CRANES OVER MAKATI CITY  With an economy growing at a robust pace and an efficient workforce to boast of, the Philippines jumped by five notches in this year’s World Competitiveness Ranking. EDWIN BACASMAS file photo

With an economy growing at a robust pace and an efficient workforce to boast of, the Philippines jumped by five notches in this year’s World Competitiveness Ranking.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

On our way to inclusive growth


The Philippines has achieved considerable progress in tackling corruption and upgrading competitiveness, which makes it earn the respect of world economists, thanks to the high confidence enjoyed by President Aquino. From the “Sick Man of Asia” in the past, the country is now considered as the possible “Tiger Economy” before long.   The President has [...]

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

The new insolvency law and our global competitiveness


With the advent of globalization and the continually increasing integration of economies, domestic legal systems have become more complex. Laws are no longer just intended to promote and maintain order in society. They now serve as catalyst, directly or indirectly, of economic growth.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Agriculture and the NCC


Agriculture has found a powerful ally in the National Competitiveness Council. It is chaired by Trade and Industry Secretary Gregorio Domingo for the public sector and co-chaired by Guillermo Luz for the private sector.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Competitiveness and governance


Of late, we have been blessed by more than a few positive news concerning our economy and society. There has been a transformation, from being the Sad Sack in East Asia to being the object of praise, without sarcasm, from the MD of the IMF. We should celebrate the gains we have made. We thank [...]

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Columnists | Read More »

Labor market efficiency needs to be improved


The country must have an efficient labor market to improve its competitiveness, address employment concerns and fight poverty, Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said Wednesday in a speech during the opening of the 2012 National Productivity Convention.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Ramon Ang bullish on Philippines


Ramon S. Ang, chief operating officer of San Miguel Corp., has expressed confidence the country will hit its target of landing on the top third of countries ranked for global competitiveness by 2016.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH electricity tariffs still 2nd-highest in Asia


During the competitiveness summit in 2006, some 1,000 representatives from various business groups and the private sector identified the top sources of noncompetitiveness in the Philippines.

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

PH seen to improve global competitiveness ranking


The Philippines is expected to improve its ranking when the World Economic Forum (WEF) releases its Global Competitiveness Report, a top official of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) said over the weekend.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »



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