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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 »

Aquino declares Batangas, Subic extensions of Manila port

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President Aquino has declared the Port of Batangas and the Subic Bay Freeport as extensions of the Manila Port during times when there is port congestion and “other emergency cases.”

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Reforms to Mining Act opposed

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The joint foreign chambers and local business groups have pressed the government anew to respect the Philippine Mining Act as proposed reforms to the law threaten to make the sector even more unattractive to foreign investors.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t official sees need for more ports

Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Trade and Industry has stressed the need to start putting up, as soon as possible, a new port in a new location to accommodate the expected rise in the volume of container shipments over the next five years.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

E-trike group bats for more state support

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The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (Evap) is renewing its push for the government’s electric tricycle program, which has stalled as local government units are reportedly reluctant to adopt the technology.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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