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$141-M World Bank loan OKd for Cebu’s BRT system

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The World Bank has approved fresh financing for the construction of Cebu’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, taking what would be the city’s first mass transport system one step closer to fruition.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH jumps 7 notches in WEF rankings

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The Philippines continued to improve its competitiveness on the global stage amid reforms that have allowed the country to gain some ground against its better-placed neighbors.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World Bank grants PH $500-M loan

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World Bank has granted the Philippines a $508.25-million loan and grant package, which will finance the implementation of rural infrastructure and livelihood projects for farmers and fisherfolk in the country.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

World Bank cuts PH growth forecasts

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The administration has a chance to put the Philippine economy on an “irreversible” growth path that would see millions lifted out of poverty if the last two years of President Aquino’s term is used pursuing meaningful reforms.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

World Bank, IFC commit $4.2 billion to Philippines

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, talks to World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, second from right, and other guests during a forum called the Daylight Dialogue: The Good Governance Challenge at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in suburban Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. AP

The World Bank said Tuesday that it and its private sector arm have committed concessional loans of up to $4.2 billion to the Philippines to help the country reduce poverty, create jobs and sustain growth as it recovers from the impact of a devastating typhoon and separatist rebellion.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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