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MBC sees bright prospects for PH economy in 2014

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MBC executive director Peter Perfecto. Photo from http://www.mbc.com.ph

Majority of senior business executives belonging to the Makati Business Club see brighter prospects for the Philippine economy in 2014, with expectations of a sustained GDP growth and higher exports and investments.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philippines tops regional sentiment

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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

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.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Singapore downplays ‘world’s most expensive city’ tag

A couple sit on deck chairs facing the financial skyline along the Singapore river, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Singapore. AP PHOTO

Singapore on Wednesday played down a global survey showing that it is now the world’s most expensive city, a finding that has triggered outrage among Singaporeans struggling with rising costs.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Most Filipinos optimistic on financial goals

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Four in every five Filipinos are optimistic of meeting their financial goals, but only a third of those polled see their current planning efforts sufficient to meet these targets, a new study by Nielsen showed.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Metro Manila goes up in Asia-Pacific real estate survey

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Metro Manila ranks high among Asia-Pacific’s most attractive markets in real estate investment and development prospects, joining the region’s top bets especially in the residential, office and retail property segments.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH ranks 19th among Top 20 investment destinations–UNCTAD

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For the first time in three years, the Philippines made it to the worldwide list of top 20 investment destinations, ranking 19th, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which did the report.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Filipinos lead global average in education survey

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FIlipinos, in general, believe more strongly in the correlation between education and having better employment prospects compared to the global average, according to the latest survey by Nielsen.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | 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 »

Employment outlook brightens in 3rd quarter

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Many companies in the country are planning to hire more workers in the coming quarter in anticipation of a heightened demand for their goods and services, results of a survey by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas showed.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Survey shows China manufacturing contracting

People walk past a logo of HSBC headquarters in Hong Kong. HSBC, the British banking giant, will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States, a law enforcement official said Monday Dec. 10, 2012. AP/Vincent Yu

A survey shows China’s manufacturing contracted this month, adding to signs a fragile recovery in the world’s No. 2 economy is slowing.

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

Low awareness of 2015 Asean integration noted

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The IMF now sees the Asean 5—composed of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore—is seen by the IMF to post an average growth of 5.2 this year and 5.6 percent in 2013 due to the prolonged crisis in the eurozone.

Citizens of Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members generally don’t know much about or are uninterested in the regional grouping even as the 2015 threshold for building an integrated economic bloc approaches.

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

Savings rate in PH still low, BSP survey shows

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Only one out of four Filipino households has savings, indicating the vulnerability of the majority to risks emanating from emergency situations that require spending.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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