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Economy slows down to lowest level in 3 years

Socio-economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Port congestion, reduced government spending as a result of the Supreme Court ruling striking down the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), and lower agricultural output dragged the economy in the third quarter to its slowest pace of growth in almost three years.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Palace optimistic despite drop in GDP growth


Malacañang on Thursday remained optimistic despite a substantial drop in the gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the third quarter of this year.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t work double time to reduce poverty rate


The government is bent on slashing poverty by generating more quality employment, especially during the last two years of the Aquino administration, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Exports up 15.7 percent in September—PSA

Philippine Statistics Authority

The country’s merchandise exports rose 15.7 percent to $5.849 billion in September, posting the fastest month-on-month growth in the third quarter to signal improving trade prospects seen spilling over towards the end of the year.

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

Despite differences, China-PH trade on the rise


Despite the ongoing dispute over vast swaths of the West Philippine Sea, trade and investments between China and the Philippines continue to flourish, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »



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  • Taguig mayor Cayetano cries foul, claims COA cleared issue
  • ‘Queenie’ kills two; to hit Palawan Friday night
  • See you in Malacañang, Binay tells Boy Scouts
  • QC ready to return P142M, says Bautista
  • Sports

  • Beermen, Aces try to stay on top
  • Adeogun keys Lions’ victory
  • Ateneo de Iloilo, UV bag BEST crowns
  • Azkals, Vietnamese dispute Group A top spot tonight
  • Domingo targets Asian karting glory
  • Lifestyle

  • The colorful world of Tokidoki
  • Why we love Amy Poehler’s ‘Yes Please’ (and why you will, too)
  • Crazy but charming new TV show
  • Deadly digits: Road accidents in the Metro
  • ‘Feel, touch, interact, try on merchandise’–fast-fashion house gets a reboot
  • Entertainment

  • ‘Hunger’ becomes war–and all bets are off
  • Musical treats for denim diehards
  • Shia gets treatment
  • ‘Junior citizens like us’
  • More honing, learning needed for stellar ‘K’
  • Business

  • Imported vehicle sales up 20%
  • Max’s offer price set at P17.75/share
  • SM, SM Prime, Ortigas Holding Firm, Funding, Investment, SM Prime Holdings Inc.
  • SM Prime secures P18B through sale of shares
  • Economy slows down to lowest level in 3 years
  • Technology

  • Ride-sharing app Tripda arrives in PH
  • Twitter to track users’ phones/gadgets for app use
  • Reading Harry Potter gives clues to healthy brain activity
  • Sweep to offer alternative payment for SLEX, other tollways
  • Space station’s 3-D printer pops out 1st creation
  • Opinion

  • Revolutionary colorum
  • Comelec warns pols against premature campaigning
  • What’s in a Katipunan name?
  • Good stats
  • Coco farmers and women
  • Global Nation

  • 1,200 youths led by 2 orphans to welcome Pope Francis
  • Beijing defies PH court ruling on Chinese poachers
  • PH to Chinese poachers: Pay fines
  • DOJ files smuggling raps vs importer of Canada waste
  • PH protest won’t affect ties with China–DFA
  • Marketplace