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Feuding China, PH can still do business—envoy

New Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua speaks to businessmen in Manila on July 1, 2014 during a welcome dinner in his honor. The envoy urged the two countries, which are locked in a South China sea territorial dispute, to focus on working together on matters that will be mutually beneficial for both countries. AFP

China and the Philippines should work to strengthen weak economic ties, Beijing’s envoy to Manila has said, despite an acrimonious maritime dispute.

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

China urges greater use of renminbi in PH mart

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Despite tensions arising from the territorial row between the Philippines and China over a number of isles and rocks lying in the West Philippine Sea, the two countries are eyeing closer ties in the financial markets, officials said Tuesday night.

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

China tycoon eyes Norway after cold reception in Iceland

Huang Nubo a former Chinese government official and current chairman of Chinese Zhongkun Group, speaks in front of a map of Iceland at a press conference in Beijing on September 2, 2011. Shut out by Iceland after he sought to buy a vast tract of the country, Huang is turning his attention to Norway, he told AFP on Monday, May 5, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/LIU JIN

A Chinese property tycoon shut out by Iceland after he sought to buy a vast tract of the country is turning his attention to Norway, he told AFP on Monday.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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 »

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