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Gov’t seen struggling to boost spending

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UNITED STATES, Washington : The sign on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund is seen June 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. Fallen IMF chief and one-time French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn enjoyed a final calm Sunday before heading to a New York court to plead not guilty to charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

The government’s role in directly pushing economic growth this year remains precarious as authorities struggle to sustain higher spending that could create more jobs and stimulate economic activity.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH, Malaysia to lead regional growth

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The Philippines and Malaysia are expected to lead Southeast Asia’s economic growth for the rest of the year while the rest of the region is expected to catch up by 2015, lifted by advanced markets’ improving situation. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Philippines and Malaysia are expected to lead Southeast Asia’s economic growth for the rest of the year while the rest of the region is expected to catch up by 2015, lifted by advanced markets’ improving situation.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Economy rebounds: 6.4%

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A vendor arranges eggs for sale at a wet market in Manila on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. The Philippine economy bounced back to post 6.4 percent growth in April to June, the second-highest in Asia despite "underspending" by the government, authorities said.  AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Economic growth was faster than expected in the second quarter, driven by the strong manufacturing sector, putting the country back on track to meeting state targets.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Forecasts point to firmer growth in Q2

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Economic growth improved in the second quarter of the year on the back of stronger government spending and a recovery in the manufacturing sector, analysts said this week.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Malaysia biscuit firm sees firms growth in PH

Perfect Food Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, manufacturer of Malaysia’s Julie’s biscuits, is bullish of a double-digit growth in the Philippines this year, buoyed largely by plans to further expand its distribution network in the country and introduce more products in the domestic market.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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