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Group urges passage of ‘competition law’

Filipino food entrepreneurs display their products at the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair at the SM Megatrade on March 28, 2014. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry has pressed the enactment of a Competition Law to further boost investments and employment as well as ensure inclusive growth.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the country’s biggest business organization, has pressed the enactment of a Competition Law to further boost investments and employment as well as ensure inclusive growth.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Inclusive agriculture


Ironically, despite our high economic growth, unemployment and poverty is still on the rise. The solution to that is inclusive growth.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

‘Inclusive growth’ needs private sector

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Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras on Tuesday urged the business community to help the government in its thrust to make economic growth inclusive—or benefit the poor—and adapt business models that can significantly contribute to poverty alleviation.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH growth not inclusive enough, says Japan aid exec

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A ranking Japanese official said the Philippines might have achieved a staggering economic growth but this was not enough to make Filipinos live comfortably.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

On our way to inclusive growth


The Philippines has achieved considerable progress in tackling corruption and upgrading competitiveness, which makes it earn the respect of world economists, thanks to the high confidence enjoyed by President Aquino. From the “Sick Man of Asia” in the past, the country is now considered as the possible “Tiger Economy” before long.   The President has [...]

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Economists urge gov’t to focus on job creation, peso appreciation


As inflation is seen to remain tame or at least within the official target band, the government should focus on other important issues, particularly employment, to achieve its aim of inclusive growth, private economists said.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t statistics units work on ways to attain ‘inclusive growth’

The Philippine government’s statistics units including the National Statistics Office are working on ways to ensure that the country will attain full “inclusive growth.”

The government’s statistics units are working on ways to ensure that the country will attain full “inclusive growth.”

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Inclusive business’ not just for the big boys

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Nations are urged not only to grow but to grow in an “inclusive way,” in the same way companies are encouraged to adopt “inclusive business” practices.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Work for ‘inclusive growth,’ Zobel urges firms


Tycoon Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala has urged private enterprises to join the bandwagon on “inclusive growth,” saying business initiatives that help address inequality in the country can be profitable.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Inclusive growth needs robust manufacturing sector, says ADB


The Philippines’ robust services sector must be coupled with a vibrant manufacturing sector to achieve inclusive growth in the country, an economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Role of business in transformative change and inclusive growth

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We are told that for the Philippines—at long last—the wheel has begun to turn: from being in the outer fringes—where a seemingly unending set of man-made and natural forces conspired to consign us to despair and relative darkness—to our finally beginning to emerge into light and hope.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Transformative change for inclusive growth


We live in highly interesting and challenging times. On one hand, we have global economies still trying to recover from a downturn that started back in 2008 with the global financial crisis. Concerns around the economies of the eurozone as well as the US continue to be front and center in many perception surveys conducted by various agencies around the world.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »



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