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ADB loan fuels ASEAN expansion of Thai renewable energy firm
by Czeriza Valencia - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Thai renewable energy firm B. Grimm Power Public Co. Ltd. is expanding in ASEAN, including the Philippines, with the help of a $235-million loan from the Asian Development Bank.
NEDA says China loans essential for infra push
by Czeriza Valencia - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Loans from China will greatly support the country’s ambitious infrastructure program and help in the strengthening of political and economic ties, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said.
FINL likely OKd next week
by Czeriza Valencia - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The 11th Foreign Investment Negative List, touted as the most liberalized so far, is likely to be approved in the next meeting of the National Economic and Development Authority Board on March 6, Socioeconomic Planning...
Foreign investment pledges drop 83% in Q4
by Czeriza Valencia - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Foreign investments approved by the country’s main investment promotion agencies fell 82.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
Metro Manila traffic now costs P3.5 billion daily
by Czeriza Valencia - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila is now costing the country P3.5 billion in missed economic opportunities daily, hence the need for more projects that will ease congestion and improve connectivity...
ADB meet in May seen as showcase event for Philippines
by Czeriza Valencia - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s hosting of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May will be a showcase event for the Philippines with expected spillover effects on tourism and investments, Finance Secretary...
Vessel traffic management system launched
by Czeriza Valencia - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
A P737.25-million vessel traffic management system designed to ensure maritime safety and ease  transport of goods and people has been launched in Cebu, the Japan International Cooperation Agency announced...
Greater transparency urged for skills certification
by Czeriza Valencia - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Local and foreign employers should be able to check the veracity of applicants’ skills certifications online to prevent jobs mismatch and enable them to offer adequate compensation for workers that meet their...
Regions to take up most infrastructure projects — NEDA
by Czeriza Valencia - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The government will make sure that regions outside Metro Manila will receive more infrastructure projects over the medium term, the National Economic and Development Authority said yesterday.
ADB prepares $11-B Philippine infra projects for feasibility studies
by Czeriza Valencia - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Around $11 billion worth of complex infrastructure projects would be initially prepared using the $100 million technical assistance loan provided by the Asian Development Bank last year for project preparation.
Factory output contracts in Dec
by Czeriza Valencia - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Lower production of tobacco products, textile as well as footwear and wearing apparel contributed to a 9.7 percent decline in domestic factory output in December, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said....
Trade gap up slightly in 2017
by Czeriza Valencia - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines incurred a slightly higher trade deficit in 2017 as the growth in imports still outpaced exports, the country’s data agency said.
Davao farmers get training from Japanese chocolate maker
by Czeriza Valencia - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Cacao farmers in Davao City are receiving technical assistance from a Japanese chocolate maker through a technical assistance from the Japanese government.
PPP Knowledge Corners to rise in NEDA regional offices
by Czeriza Valencia - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Knowledge hubs for public-private partnership (PPP) will be set up in the regions to help step up the uptake of PPPs in the provinces, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.
Asean manufacturing recovers in January, Vietnam dislodges Philippines on top
by Czeriza Valencia - February 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Manufacturing conditions in the ASEAN region recovered slightly in December, still driven by domestic demand as export sales remain weak, according to the Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index ...
TRAIN slows factory runs in January
by Czeriza Valencia - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Manufacturing slowed down in January as demand was partially hurt by the imposition of new excise taxes, according to the Nikkei Philippine Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) released yesterda...
Japan firm pilot tests smart grid technology in Batangas
by Czeriza Valencia - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Japanese firm Tokyo Electric Power Co. and affiliate Takaoka TokoCo., Ltd (TKTK) is pilot testing a smart grid technology in Batangas, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said yesterday.
JICA completes design review for new Coast Guard vessels
by Czeriza Valencia - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has completed the design review for the two new 94-meter patrol vessels for procurement under a maritime capability improvement project of the Department of Transportation...
ADB, PNOC ink deal on LNG advisory services
by Czeriza Valencia - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be advising the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub project in Batangas which is planned to be carried out with private sector participation...
ADB appoints new Philippines country director
by Czeriza Valencia - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed a new country director for the Philippines.
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