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New group taking over Jackstones

An investor group that includes an estranged brother of tycoon Lucio Tan is taking over a controlling stake in publicly listed shell company Jackstones Inc., allowing the infusion and backdoor-listing of new businesses.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

BOI sees slower investment growth


Investment commitments approved by the Board of Investments are expected to grow this year but at a much slower pace of 5 percent to about P491 billion, given the lack of big-ticket projects that accounted for the bulk of project approvals in 2013.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Political continuity key to sustainable growth


The Philippines can continue to outperform its Asian peers and see its stock barometer doubling to 13,530 by 2022 if the next presidential elections would bring forth a leader who can build on the achievements of the Aquino administration, investment house CLSA Asia-Pacific said.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Investors still drawn to PH despite power woes


Investors are still highly keen on setting up manufacturing facilities in the Philippines despite concerns on the country’s port congestion and high electricity power rates.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Manila to make a pitch to Japanese investors


Philippine economic managers will hold a roadshow in Japan this week to encourage Japanese companies to make the Philippines their hub, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, tourism, power sector and the capital market.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »



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  • Sports

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  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, October 30, 2014
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