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PH improves standing as world trade destination

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The Philippines continued to improve its standing as a viable business destination as it advanced eight notches in the World Economic Forum’s enabling trade index, to rank 64th of 138 economies.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Manila hosting WEF on East Asia

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The Philippines is hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia for the very first time in May, providing the country with a global platform to showcase a story of economic growth achieved while embracing good governance and anti-corruption policy, a visiting WEF official said Thursday.   Sushant Palakutri Rao, senior director and head [...]

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH improves standing in global competitive reports

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The Philippines improved its standing in seven of the eight major global competitiveness reports released in 2013—the first time that the country had recorded such significant gains, according to the National Competitiveness Council.   “Over the course of the last three years, we have made improvements in seven global competitiveness reports, from the World Economic [...]

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Oops … ABS-CBN telco goes live

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The final launch date for ABS-CBN’s telco service, which is expected to create a third industry player after rivals PLDT and Globe, has been a closely guarded secret since the plan was announced months ago.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH best in gender equality in Asia-Pacific

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More than three quarters of Filipino respondents believe flexible working is a critical measure to achieving higher productivity (77 percent), according to the latest Regus survey.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is the best performer within the Asia-Pacific region when it comes to gender equality. The country has also improved its global ranking to fifth place from eighth in the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report.

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

PH ranks 66th in ability to tap potential human resources—study

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The Philippines lies below the middle on a list of countries drawn up by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum according to their ability to unlock the potential of their human resources.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Solar names new execs

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Cable network Solar Entertainment Corp. recently appointed two officers to manage its broadcasting and cable businesses.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Reunion with Bill Gates

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It was not part of his tight schedule during his trip to Davos but (WEF) newbie P-Noy had a brief encounter with the iconic Bill Gates coming out of a meeting with WEF founder and executive chair Klaus Schwab. Emerging from the meeting with Schwab, it so happened that Gates was the next person in line so the two were able to exchange pleasantries and pose for photos. The chance encounter with Gates—a long-time WEF backer and regular Davos attendee—took about three minutes.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

IMF chief warns gov’ts against complacency

Visiting International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Legarde. AP

The crisis mood is gone, but that doesn’t mean you can slip back into your old ways—that’s the message from top international finance officials wrapping up the World Economic Forum here.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Davos harvest: ‘We’ve received universal praise’

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President Benigno Aquino III  Malacañang Photo Bureau(file)

President Aquino on Friday wrapped up his World Economic Forum (WEF) debut performance with a new stream of prospective institutional investors, new projects with existing investors, and a deal for the Philippines to host the WEF’s East Asia summit next year.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The Philippine story: ‘Sick man of Asia’ now transforming, revitalized, dynamic

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President Benigno Aquino III  Malacañang Photo Bureau(file)

President Benigno Aquino III has pitched to the international investor community the Philippine story of transformation from being a “sick man of Asia” into one dynamic country bucking a global economic downturn.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Better, not more, regulations needed, say bankers in Davos

Participants of the World Economic Forum on their way to the Congress Hall of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Banking experts discussed the challenges of global regulation at the meeting, as the global banking system grapples with various shocks.  AP PHOTO/ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS

As the global banking system grapples with various shocks, top global bankers see the need for further regulation but disagree on whether global regulation is possible in today’s rapidly changing, multipolar world.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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