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US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’

US Commerce Sec. Penny Pritzker

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker April 17 laid out the commercial-economic angle of the Obama Administration’s “rebalance”—better known as “pivot”– to the Asia-Pacific region.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rift between PH, China threatens trade, tourism ties — Global Source

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Prolonged diplomatic chill between the Philippines and China risks reversing the trend of “mutually beneficial” trade and travel ties that have been growing rapidly over the years, according to the New York-based think tank Global Source.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH does not fear ‘economic backlash’ from China

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) and Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei (AP FILE PHOTO)

Who is afraid of China? Not the Philippines. Malacañang on Wednesday said it will protect the country’s national interest, including its economy, in the face of threats from China over maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH, China sign cooperation pact

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Despite an ongoing territorial dispute, the Philippines and China have signed an agreement to jointly create a transparent, liberal and facilitative investment regime and to deepen bilateral economic development between the two countries.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Forbidding rules

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Uh-oh, one simple racket at the Bureau of Customs now smells of another reeking diplomatic trouble for the Aquino (Part II) administration.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Cebu Pacific cancels launch of Cebu-Taiwan flights amid row

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One of the Philippines’ biggest airlines said Wednesday it had canceled the planned launch of a new Taiwan route because of tensions over a Taiwanese fishermen being killed by the Filipino coastguard.

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

Biz Buzz: Blocking SM Aura

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Vehicular traffic around Bonifacio Global City in Taguig—particularly around SM Aura—has been particularly heavy in recent days since the opening of the country’s newest shopping mall.   Apart from the sudden surge of shoppers that usually accompanied the opening of any SM mall, the situation seems to have been aggravated by the availability of only [...]

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Local stocks weighed down by PH-Taiwan rift

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The local stock barometer slipped for a second straight session on Friday amid a brewing Philippine-Taiwan row alongside some profit-taking and portfolio realignment.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Sagging Sabah

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All of a sudden, from out of nowhere, just as the Aquino (Part II) administration struggles with the territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea, another sovereignty issue over Sabah confronts our leader Benigno Simeon (aka BS), that is sagging the country’s image before foreign media.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Lobbying for the Philippines

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Former US ambassador to the Philippines John Negroponte, who co-chairs the US-Philippine Society think tank with businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan, is coming to town to discuss with key policymakers and the business community recent local developments affecting economic, political and security ties between the two countries.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Myanmar courts wary investors on port project

This file picture taken on Jan. 27, 2012, shows construction laborers working on an elevated platform at a deep sea port project in Mayingyi, part of the Dawei Special Economic Zone development. Myanmar sought on December 17, 2012, to drum up investment in a stalled multibillion-dollar sea port project at the heart of the former junta-ruled country's efforts to revive its impoverished economy.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Myanmar sought Monday to drum up investment in a stalled multibillion-dollar sea port project at the heart of the former junta-ruled country’s efforts to revive its impoverished economy.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Gift-giving brouhaha

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An uproar erupted at the Securities and Exchange Commission a few days ago after chair Teresita Herbosa—taking to heart a reminder from the Department of Finance not to accept gifts especially this Christmas season (and even after)—directed guards to shoo away the gifts sent to the SEC offices. Signs saying “SEC adopts a no-gift policy” were put up right at the entrance of the building and the elevators.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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