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Special zones for power plants pushed

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Sergio-Osmena

To deal with a potential power crisis, President Aquino should be given the power to set up special zones for power plants, and not emergency powers, Sen. Sergio Osmeña III has said.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Liquor firm told off: ‘Hic!’ No way to use heroes’ names on brandy, rum

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guyito

If a popular beer and gin can bear the name of an archangel, why not a brandy or rum after Jose Rizal or Andres Bonifacio? Not a chance, says Sen. Pia Cayetano.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Rice smuggling, WTO and Philippine law

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At the hearing on rice smuggling at the Senate last Jan. 22, some senators stated that whether rice smuggling exists or not depends on whether we will follow Philippine Law or the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

US stocks sink as government heads toward shutdown

The morning sun illuminates the US Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding. US stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to an event far worse for the economy—a failure to raise the nation's borrowing limit.  AP PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

US stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to an event far worse for the economy—a failure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Before businessmen, Drilon, Belmonte vow to push economic reforms

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Senate President Franklin M. Drilon(left) and Speaker Feliciano R. Belmonte Jr.: Economic reforms. FILE PHOTO

The leaders of both Houses of Congress on Monday gave the business community their firm commitment to pursue critical economic reforms and policy interventions aimed at attracting foreign investments, boosting the country’s competitiveness, creating new jobs and reducing poverty.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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