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Private firms urged to do share in curbing corruption

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The National Competitiveness Council has urged the private sector to further intensify their own initiatives to help curb corruption, which remains one of the hurdles that the country faces in having a more conducive business environment, creating a level playing field and ensuring progress.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH eyes top 3rd in global competitiveness ranking

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The Makati central business district. Optimism on the prospects of the Philippine economy is at its highest level in recent history, thus giving the country arguably the best investment climate in Asia, according to a study made recently by London-based Economist Corporate Network.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is expected to significantly surpass its target of moving up to the top third of global competitiveness ranking surveys by the end of the Aquino administration, on the back of the critical reforms implemented to improve infrastructure and ease of doing business in the country.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Big leap for PH in Ease of Doing Business rankings

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Upon the request of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), I presented the Philippine paper during the 3rd Apec International Conference on Enforcing Contracts in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 29-31, 2013.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Improved standing on ease of doing business seen

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The Philippines is poised to move to the top third of global rankings under the World Bank-International Finance Corp. (IFC) ease of doing business report and other similar surveys by 2016, National Competitiveness Council (NCC) officials said Thursday.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH up 5 notches in world competitive scale

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The Philippines has inched closer to its goal of being ranked among the world’s most economically competitive, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) said Thursday.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Agriculture and the NCC

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Agriculture has found a powerful ally in the National Competitiveness Council. It is chaired by Trade and Industry Secretary Gregorio Domingo for the public sector and co-chaired by Guillermo Luz for the private sector.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Palace takes bow for PH competitiveness ranking

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Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda: Wake-up call.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Thursday credited President Benigno Aquino for the rise in the country’s competitiveness, after the Philippines jumped to the 65th spot in this year’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) from 10 ranks down.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH competitiveness ranking up by 10 notches

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Enjoying a favorable economic performance and having a government that claims to put premium on its anticorruption drive, the Philippines leaped 10 notches in the global competitiveness ranking for the year to 65th spot out of 144 countries.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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