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PH economy expected to improve in ’14

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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

Growth in Southeast Asia’s major economies is expected to improve this year as the economies of more advanced nations start to recover, lifting demand for the region’s exports.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH economy shines as region falters

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Growth in Southeast Asia is expected to slump this year as the region struggles to keep up with the recovery of the rest of the continent, a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

The Philippines stands out in the region as the only country still expected to grow at a healthy pace this year and the next despite weak global economic conditions.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Neda sees PH catching up with peers in FDI flows

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The National Economic and Development Authority has expressed optimism that the country will soon start catching up with its Southeast Asian neighbors in terms of foreign direct investments.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Cigarette prices in PH still among lowest despite sin tax, says report

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A vendor sells cigarettes at a supermarket in Quezon City. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the passage of the sin tax law, the prices of cigarettes in the Philippines remain among the lowest in Southeast Asia, an antismoking group said yesterday.

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

SM is 3rd best retail brand in Asean

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Tycoon Henry Sy’s SM Department Stores and Hypermarkets have been ranked the third-best retail brand in Southeast Asia, according to Interbrand, the world’s largest brand consultancy firm.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH is Asean’s main economic engine

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The Philippines is now Southeast Asia’s main economic engine, fueled by strong domestic demand, to lead the rest of the region ahead of Asia this year, rating firm Standard & Poor’s (S&P) said.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH consumers 2nd most optimistic globally

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FILE PHOTO Dennis Jay Santos/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Filipino consumers are the second-most optimistic in the world when it comes to confidence to spend, while simultaneously showing a greater consciousness about saving for the future, a new survey showed.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Southeast Asia tops global consumer confidence survey

FILE PHOTO Dennis Jay Santos/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Dynamic growth and an expanding middle class are making Southeast Asian consumers among the most confident in the world when it comes to their economic prospects, a survey showed Tuesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Q&A: Why Southeast Asia aims for an economic union

Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, left, and other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations join their hands for a group photo section during the 22nd Asean Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Thursday, April 25, 2013. The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are creating an ambitious European Union-inspired economic community that will weld together diverse countries to counterbalance a rising China and an America that is increasingly assertive in Asia.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT THIAN

The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are creating an ambitious European Union-inspired economic community that will weld together diverse countries to counterbalance a rising China and an America that is increasingly assertive in Asia. Here are some key questions and answers on the Asean Economic Community:

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Coconut industry: Decades of poverty, decades of waiting

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In my past advocacies, I discussed the development impact of tree crops in Southeast Asia: How a well-managed and focused development of cocoa, coffee, oil palm and rubber lifted millions of rural poor out of poverty and energized the domestic markets for goods and services.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

BSP expected to raise key rates in 4th quarter

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas may be forced to raise key interest rates in the fourth quarter as the global economy continues to recover, exerting upward pressures on the prices of goods and services, according to Moody’s Analytics.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH to reel in $20B in foreign investments from Japan, says economic analyst

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Albay Gov. Joey Salceda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is well poised to profit from Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s move to steer clear of China and move to Southeast Asia for capital expansion.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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