Philippines - Business World
Wednesday - 28th June, 2017
Moody’s keeps PHL grade but flags risks
MOODY’s Investors Service kept its rating on the Philippines yesterday, even as it flagged local p...
Tuesday - 27th June, 2017
Conflict fails to unnerve hotel developers
HOTEL developers and operators remain bullish on the country’s tourism prospects despite feeling t...
Monday - 26th June, 2017
Incoming BSP chief charts course
THE CENTRAL BANK will ease foreign exchange rules and allow new financial products in the next six y...
Friday - 23rd June, 2017
Impact of MSCI China inclusion watched
INCLUSION of mainland Chinese shares in Morgan Stanley Capital International’s (MSCI) influential ...
Thursday - 22nd June, 2017
WHICH CITIES ARE COSTLIEST FOR EXPATRIATES?
Five out of the 10 most expensive cities for expatriates to live in are in Asia, according to findin...
Wednesday - 21st June, 2017
S&P flags brief impact of security fears
INVESTMENTS to the Philippines could slow in the short term amid security concerns, although such ri...
Tuesday - 20th June, 2017
THE WORLD’S WORST COUNTRIES FOR WORKERS
The Philippines figured among 10 economies found to have the worst workers’ rights violations in t...
Monday - 19th June, 2017
Rates seen steady; hike on the horizon
THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) is widely expected to keep borrowing rates steady during outgo...
Friday - 16th June, 2017
Workers abroad send home less money in April — BSP
REMITTANCES slipped in April to the lowest level in over a year as a number of overseas Filipino wor...
Thursday - 15th June, 2017
Palace backs original tax reform version
THE BOURSE could see billions in additional funds raised starting next year as listed firms start mo...
Wednesday - 14th June, 2017
March bares FDI bets on local prospects
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS (FDI) to the Philippines rose in March as lending by firms overseas to he...
Tuesday - 13th June, 2017
Q2 farm growth ‘not remarkably’ faster
FARM PRODUCTION likely continued its turnaround last quarter from a year ago, but the pace was “no...
Monday - 12th June, 2017
Foreign buying seen steady despite Fed
THE PHILIPPINE stock market should remain resilient even if the United States Federal Reserve were t...
Friday - 9th June, 2017
PHL tagged among promising FDI sites
THE Philippines now figures as one of the world’s preferred sites for foreign direct investments (...
Thursday - 8th June, 2017
Metro Manila sets wage hike hearings
METRO MANILA’s wage board will hold next month public hearings on proposals to raise the daily min...
Wednesday - 7th June, 2017
May data show price hikes manageable
INFLATION eased in May due to slower price adjustments in both food and non-food commodities, the go...
Tuesday - 6th June, 2017
PHL still among fastest-growing economies on WB list
THE PHILIPPINES will continue to be among the fastest-growing economies globally, according to lates...
Monday - 5th June, 2017
Poll bares expectation of slower inflation
INFLATION likely eased in May on the back of lower food and fuel prices, according to analysts asked...
Thursday - 1st June, 2017
Tax reform hurdles House; Senate next
THE FIRST of four tax reform packages — designed to help fund the government’s ambitious P8trill...
Wednesday - 31st May, 2017
Casinos soon under dirty-money watch
CASINOS across the country will soon be covered by the antimoney laundering law after both chambers ...
Tuesday - 30th May, 2017
Work starts on 2nd tax reform package
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) is readying the second package of tax reforms for submission to Cong...
Monday - 29th May, 2017
July eyed for higher minimum float
LISTED COMPANIES could face a higher minimum public ownership requirement by July 1, the head of the...
Friday - 26th May, 2017
Gov’t scrambles to assure over clashes
A TOP economic manager yesterday said the country’s overall economic growth promise remains intact...
Thursday - 25th May, 2017
NCR starts new round of wage hike pleas
THE COUNTRY’s biggest labor group has formally asked for a P184 increase in daily minimum wage of ...
Wednesday - 24th May, 2017
Satisfaction with gov’t stays ‘very good’
PUBLIC SATISFACTION with the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte stayed “very good” l...
Tuesday - 23rd May, 2017
HOW THEY COMPARE
NOTE: GDP figures are for 2016 (at constant prices); trade figures are for 2016; population figures ...
Monday - 22nd May, 2017
Toyota PHL expects slower demand
THE country’s biggest car maker is not revising its projected production output for 2017 despite t...
Friday - 19th May, 2017
Growth dismays, worst since 2015
THE ECONOMY grew by a softerthan-expected 6.4% in the January to March period, its worst performance...
Thursday - 18th May, 2017
Substitute bill cuts gov’t tax take
THE HOUSE ways and means committee’s watered-down version of the comprehensive tax reform program ...
Wednesday - 17th May, 2017
Filipino optimism deteriorates
OPTIMISM over the quality of life weakened in the first quarter to its worst level since September 2...
Tuesday - 16th May, 2017
Farm production rebounds in Q1
FARM OUTPUT expanded 5.28% in the first quarter from a year ago, recovering from a contraction in th...
Monday - 15th May, 2017
Poll puts Q1 growth just below 7%
ECONOMIC GROWTH likely accelerated last quarter on robust domestic consumption, bigger government sp...
Friday - 12th May, 2017
Trade data bare economic boost
MERCHANDISE exports again increased by double-digit pace in March, but larger imports payments resul...
Thursday - 11th May, 2017
Feb. data show investors ‘locking in’
FEBRUARY foreign direct investment (FDI) data released yesterday show investors putting more money o...
Wednesday - 10th May, 2017
PHL to remain growth leader in Asia, but good jobs needed
THE PHILIPPINES will likely continue to be a growth leader in Asia until 2018 on the back of robust ...
Tuesday - 9th May, 2017
Espenilla is Duterte’s pick for BSP
MALACAÑANG on Monday night announced the appointment of central banker Nestor A. Espenilla,...
Monday - 8th May, 2017
7% growth likely this Q2 — Pernia EYES ON FARM OUTPUT
YOKOHAMA, Japan — The Philippine economy stands a chance to sustain this quarter the seven percent...
Friday - 5th May, 2017
Philippines advised vigilance despite strong growth prospects
YOKOHAMA, Japan — The Philippines will be one of the fastestgrowing economies in a grouping of Sou...
Thursday - 4th May, 2017
Political noise ‘worrisome’
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Close to a year of political controversies into the administration of President ...
Wednesday - 3rd May, 2017
Fewer hungry families in Q1 — SWS
FEWER FILIPINO families reported experiencing involuntary hunger in the last three months than befor...
Tuesday - 2nd May, 2017
GDP outlook turns more sanguine
PHILIPPINE economic growth in 2017 could sustain last year’s pace and then speed up to 7% by 2018,...
Monday - 1st May, 2017
Joblessness steadies, optimism slips
THE COUNTRY marks its first labor day under the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte with ...
Friday - 28th April, 2017
Self-rated poverty edges up in Q1
THE RANKS of Filipinos considering themselves poor increased last quarter as all geographical areas ...
Wednesday - 26th April, 2017
TUCP to seek P157 hike in daily minimum wage
THE COUNTRY’s biggest labor union has asked President Rodrigo R. Duterte for a P500 subsidy for ea...
Monday - 24th April, 2017
Experience, perception of crime steady
SLIGHTLY more Filipinos said they were victims of property crimes in the past six months despite Pre...
Friday - 21st April, 2017
Feb. in deficit but spending growth slows
THE GOVERNMENT saw its fiscal balance swing to a deficit in February that was nevertheless narrower ...
Thursday - 20th April, 2017
FRIENDLIEST COUNTRIES FOR EXPAT FAMILIES
The Philippines ranked 10th in a list of 45 countries where expat families are most welcome. Finding...
Tuesday - 18th April, 2017
‘PHILLENNIALS’ AMONG MOST OPTIMISTIC IN THE WORLD
Filipino millennials, or “Phillennials,” are among the most optimistic in the world, according t...
Monday - 17th April, 2017
ARE MORE CONSUMERS PAYING A PREMIUM FOR CONVENIENCE?
Rising incomes, coupled with the round-the-clock lifestyle brought about largely by the boom in the ...
Wednesday - 12th April, 2017
WB flags risks amid growth promise
THE PHILIPPINES “will remain a top performer” in East Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank said ...
Tuesday - 11th April, 2017
January bares good start for FDIs
FOREIGN direct investments (FDI) to the Philippines grew more than a tenth annually in January, the ...
Friday - 7th April, 2017
PHL growth to slow, outdo many in Asia Political risk to add to peso pressure —BMI
PHILIPPINE gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely ease this year — the only Southeast Asi...
Thursday - 6th April, 2017
Inflation surges, but within expectation
PRICE INCREASES quickened at a nearly two-and-a-half-year high in March on account of base effects, ...
Wednesday - 5th April, 2017
Monday - 3rd April, 2017
Inflation sizzles as weak peso bites
INFLATION may have picked up further in March on the back of higher electricity rates and a weaker p...
Friday - 31st March, 2017
Tax reform in focus amid high PHL hopes
THE GOVERNMENT’S planned tax reforms have come into sharper focus after Fitch Ratings, Inc. on Wed...
Wednesday - 29th March, 2017
Inflation to peak in 3rd quarter — BSP
INFLATION can be expected to trek higher in the next six months and peak in the third quarter, the B...
Tuesday - 28th March, 2017
World’s fragile cities need $78 trillion for upgrade
MUMBAI — More people are living in urban areas than rural, creating massive infrastructure needs i...
Friday - 24th March, 2017
Gov’t selling at least P30-B retail bonds
THE GOVERNMENT will sell at least P30 billion worth of threeyear retail treasury bonds (RTBs) starti...
Thursday - 23rd March, 2017
Tax bureau duns Mighty for P9.56 billion First-quarter growth seen at least 6.5%
THE ECONOMY likely expanded by at least 6.5% this quarter, broadly within the government’s growth ...
Wednesday - 22nd March, 2017
HOW HAPPY ARE ASIANS?
World Happiness standings, select Asian economies...
Monday - 20th March, 2017
MANY, BUT NO LONGER THE MOST LUCRATIVE
At more than six in every 10 in the market, business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs remain the most ...
Friday - 17th March, 2017
Labor dep’t spells out contracting curbs
THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) yesterday issued an order that spelled out the rights ...
Thursday - 16th March, 2017
Duterte steps in for tax reform
MALACAÑANG is pulling out all the stops to smooth away legislative difficulties of its tax ...
Tuesday - 14th March, 2017
Bank exposure to property rises in 2016
BANKS raised their exposure to the property sector in 2016, according to preliminary data the Bangko...
Monday - 13th March, 2017
SEC reviving higher minimum float plan
THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering anew to raise the minimum public ownersh...
Friday - 10th March, 2017
A PROXY FOR PURCHASING POWER?
The Philippines’ fast-paced economic growth has been evident in, among other places, the sprouting...
Wednesday - 8th March, 2017
Inflation picks up within expectation
INFLATION accelerated to its fastest pace in over two years in February, on the back of rising price...
Tuesday - 7th March, 2017
HAS ECONOMIC GROWTH MADE US TIME-POOR?
Recent economic growth has led to a drop in joblessness, but the number of those with work still loo...
Friday - 3rd March, 2017
Spending spurs deficit closer to plan
STATE MOVES to crank up spending in a bid to spur economic growth to a higher plane pushed last year...
Thursday - 2nd March, 2017
Vietnam gains on PHL to top ASEAN PMI
FACTORIES in the Philippines capped a four-month growth slowdown in February, even as the pickup las...
Wednesday - 1st March, 2017
MICC starts mine audit Friday
A FRESH government audit of mines nationwide will start this Friday, according to the Finance chief ...
Monday - 27th February, 2017
PSE targets PDS deal in ‘next few weeks’
THE PHILIPPINE Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) hopes anew to finalize terms for its takeover of the Phili...
Friday - 24th February, 2017
2016 joblessness steadies after Q4 spike
THE NUMBER of jobless Filipinos hardly changed last year from 2015, according to a Social Weather St...
Thursday - 23rd February, 2017
Rates to rise as inflation picks up
THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) will likely hike rates this year in the face of rising inflati...
Wednesday - 22nd February, 2017
WHO'S THE CHEAPEST IN ASIA?
Price per megabyte for select countries in the region (in US cents)...
Monday - 20th February, 2017
Mining council buckles down for review ‘… THIS IS THE LAW’
THE GOVERNMENT is scrambling to contain spreading business concern over twin decisions by the Enviro...
Friday - 17th February, 2017
2017 conditions to be ripe for rate hike
THIS YEAR will see generally better business prospects, strong overall economic growth and a continu...
Thursday - 16th February, 2017
Remittances top forecast
MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) hit a record high in December, spurring the full...
Wednesday - 15th February, 2017
Business tells gov’t to be careful with mining
HEADWINDS now buffeting the country’s miners should not impact the wider investment climate unless...
Monday - 13th February, 2017
Gaming sector faces rising competition
THE PHILIPPINES faces stiffer competition from other Asia-Pacific economies in the gaming industry, ...
Friday - 10th February, 2017
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE TWIN DEFICIT?
Last November’s trade deficit caught the attention of economy watchers as it widened to the second...
Thursday - 9th February, 2017
Cabinet throws lifeline to miners
BELEAGUERED miners reeling from last week’s move by the Environment department to shut them down m...
Wednesday - 8th February, 2017
BSP watchful as inflation picks up
THE INCREASE in prices of widely used goods and services in January picked up by its fastest pace in...
Monday - 6th February, 2017
Policy steady despite inflation — poll
THE INCREASE in prices of widely used goods likely picked up further last month to the fastest pace ...
Friday - 3rd February, 2017
Legal battle looms as gov’t shuts mines
THE GOVERNMENT is shuttering more than half the country’s 41 metal mines and suspending operations...
Thursday - 2nd February, 2017
ARE THE POOR BEARING THE THE BRUNT OF RISING PRICES?
Inflation for the poorest 30% of Filipino households accelerated to 2% in the fourth quarter of last...
Wednesday - 1st February, 2017
IS THE PHILIPPINES SAVING ENOUGH TO FINANCE ITS ECONOMIC GROWTH?
The savings-investment (S-I) gap, or the difference between gross domestic savings and gross capital...
Monday - 30th January, 2017
HOW DO THE RICH AND THE POOR SLICE UP THEIR SPENDING PESO?
Household consumption accounts for almost 70% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). What ...
Friday - 27th January, 2017
Economy grows fastest in three years
THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY grew at a three-year high in 2016, closing the period near the upper end of t...
Thursday - 26th January, 2017
PHL corruption perception stagnates
BUSINESSMEN’s perception of corruption in the Philippines neither improved nor worsened on the who...
Wednesday - 25th January, 2017
Asia-Pacific economies try to salvage deal after Trump yanks US from TPP
WELLINGTON/TOKYO — Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacifi...
Tuesday - 24th January, 2017
Big Chill plans IPO, sets sights on China market
THE COMPANY serving the Big Chill fruit shake brand is looking to debut on the stock exchange this y...
Monday - 23rd January, 2017
Poll puts 2016 growth near top of target
THE PHILIPPINE economy likely grew at a three-year high in 2016 despite weak farm output and a widen...
Friday - 20th January, 2017
Government considers corn exports
THE PHILIPPINES may be able to soon export corn, the country’s second staple after rice, the Agric...
Thursday - 19th January, 2017
ASIA BUSINESS OUTLOOK SURVEY 2017
The Economist Group annually asks executives across Asia on their views about existing and anticipat...
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Democratic Peoples Republic Of Korea
Republic Of Korea
United Arab Emirates
United States Of America
Papua New Guinea
Cebu Daily News
Good Housekeeping (Philippines)
Hublas nga Kamatuoran
Inquirer Libre - Davao
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Philippine Tatler Best Restaurants
Philippine Tatler Homes
Philippine Tatler Traveller
Pilipino Star Ngayon
Real Living (Philippines)
Sun Star Cebu Yearbook
Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro
Sun.Star Cebu Weekend
The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper
The Philippine Star
Top Gear (Philippines)
Total Girl (Philippines)
Town & Country (Philippines)