By Michelle V. Remo
The country’s chief economist said the recent weakening of the peso should be viewed positively, adding that this augured well for the local manufacturing sector and would help generate badly needed jobs.
By Riza T. Olchondra
The Philippines’ chief economist expects to see a more vibrant industry sector in 2013 as the government focuses on key industries and strives to ease the processes and costs in doing business. “Our key priority sectors, namely tourism, business process outsourcing or BPO, electronics, housing and real estate, agribusiness and forest-based products, logistics and shipbuilding, [...]
By Niña P. Calleja
The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) — with the United Nations and its development arm, the UN Development Program — is now setting its sights farther, as it began on Monday a series of consultations to come up with a framework for the country’s post-2015 anti-poverty goals.