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IPR agency lauds continued Phl exclusion in US watchlist
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 8, 2017 - 12:00am
The government’s efforts in ensuring intellectual property rights (IPR) are protected are paying off, according to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), as the country for the fourth...
Phl now 2nd fastest auto market in Asean
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 8, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines finished as the second fastest growing automotive market in Southeast Asia in the first quarter as the country’s economic progress continues to drive more Filipinos into purchasing a car.
Phl deepens econ links with Russia
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 7, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Russia are making great strides towards enhancing economic relations following the country’s successful hosting of the inaugural meeting of the Philippines–Russia Joint Commission...
BOI OKs 4 projects worth P530.6 M
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Four projects with a combined value of P530.6 million have been approved by the Board of Investments (BOI) to qualify for various incentives.
PEZA allays fears over crackdown on online gambling
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Building owners in Metro Manila have expressed alarm over the planned policy of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to close its doors to online gambling firms.
IMI income up 33% in Q1
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) of the Ayala Group grew its net income 33 percent in the first quarter behind strong revenue growth and better gross profit margins.
Unilever aims to be halal hub in SE Asia
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Unilever Philippines, the local unit of the global consumer goods giant, expects to become the halal hub for Southeast Asia and Australia through its recently opened halal-certified P1.7-billion food processing plant...
Exporters nix proposed energy label, standards on products
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Exporters are opposing a proposed legislation requiring manufacturers, importers and dealers to comply with minimum energy performance standards system and display an energy label showing the energy requirement and...
Revival of steel industry pushed
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The government is pushing for the revival of the steel industry, particularly the mothballed assets of National Steel Corp. in Mindanao, to support its aggressive infrastructure program.
More Phl firms tap EU GSP+ scheme
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
ore local firms took advantage of the European Union’s Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) scheme last year even as the fate of the country’s status as a beneficiary has been hanging in the...
PCC chief backs private sector-led rice imports
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) chair Arsenio Balisacan supports the continued private sector importation of rice and is urging the administration to learn from the mistakes of the past in adopting a rice...
BOI gives perks to P920-M Taguig cold storage project
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
The Board of Investments (BOI) has approved the proposal of One Stop Warehousing Solutions Inc. (OWSI) to put up a P920-million cold storage and blast freezing facility in Taguig City.
Phl eludes inclusion in IPR watchlist
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 1, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines remains out of the US government’s watch list of countries with problematic intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, with China continuing to be on the priority list.
Phl escapes potential trade sanctions from US
by Richmond S. Mercurio - May 1, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines has escaped a potential imposition of trade sanctions by the United States, while other major Asian economies have been put at risk.
Exporters seek perks for bamboo industry
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 30, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) is pushing to incentivize efforts that will support the development of the country’s bamboo industry.
ASEAN stands up vs trade protectionism
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Southeast Asian nations are set to join the fight against rising trade protectionism when the regional bloc comes out with an official communique at the conclusion of the ASEAN Leaders’ Summit in Manila t...
Southeast Asia economies urged to cut tariff barriers
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
New guidelines on trade of goods are being considered to be put in place within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as member economies are called to significantly slash existing non-tariff measures...
Mindanao-Indonesia RoRo project opens new trade avenues -— DTI
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 28, 2017 - 7:24pm
More trade and economic opportunities are seen arising with the opening of a new trade route linking Mindanao and Sulawesi through the ASEAN Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) project, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)...
Asean backs Philippines infra program
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines has taken the limelight in Southeast Asia not only as the host of the ASEAN Summit this year, but also as a center of infrastructure development in the region given the government’s aggressive...
Metal industry cautious on exports
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine metal industry is cautious on prospects for exports this year in line with the projected reduction in imports from the United States.
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