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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.
Vietnam commits rice supply to Phl
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Vietnam, the country’s largest rice supplier, has renewed its commitment to aid the Philippines in its rice import requirements amid an ongoing order from President Duterte to defer all rice importation.
Phl targets UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines will seek to have at least one of its cities included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network, with a number of cities across the country...
Centro mfg partners with Japanese firm
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Centro Manufacturing Corp. has partnered with Japan’s Nippon Fruehauf Co. Ltd. to locally manufacture and assemble wing vans.
BOI investments up 31% in Jan-April
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Investment pledges approved by the Board of Investments (BOI) jumped by nearly a third in the first four months of the year.
Philippines aims to be top FDI destination in SE Asia
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 24, 2017 - 7:31pm
The Philippines is embarking on necessary reforms aimed at creating a business environment that is more conducive to investments as it targets to become a foreign direct investment (FDI) powerhouse in the regio...
SM hosts Go Lokal store
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the SM Group are set to launch this week the first Go Lokal store in the country’s largest mall chain.
BOI clears P48.5-B Calax project
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 22, 2017 - 12:00am
The Board of Investments (BOI) has approved the registration of the P48.5 billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) project of MPCALA Holdings Inc.
Amway investing additional $1.5 M in Philippines
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 22, 2017 - 12:00am
American direct selling giant Amway Corp. is investing an additional $1.5 million to bolster its operations in the Philippines, a market where it continues to see huge potential for growth.
Philippines seeks deeper economic ties with Russia, Vietnam
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 22, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines will seek to deepen economic cooperation with Russia and Vietnam through the convening of separate Joint Economic Commission (JEC) next week.
DTI, SB Corp. iron out guidelines of microfunding program
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and its micro-financing arm SB Corp. have ironed out the guidelines for the implementation of the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) program which seeks to help micro...
Exports likely to recover – DTI
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is optimistic on seeing a continued recovery of the country’s exports this year and expects a strong growth finish for 2017.
Mitsubishi posts record sales in March
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 17, 2017 - 6:47pm
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) reported its best monthly sales in March of 6,822 units.
Employers back grant of incentives for hiring PWDs
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 17, 2017 - 6:47pm
Employers are backing measures that propose to give perks to firms that fill vacancies with qualified persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Tax reform passage tops businessmen’s wish list
by Richmond S. Mercurio - April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
The enactment of key measures in the first package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program is among the most important measures the Philippines needs this year to further perk up its economy, according to foreign...
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