Diokno: ‘Bird's-eye view’ of economy

March 07, 2019
In reply to a phone message from the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Monday night, BDO chief market strategist Jonathan Ravelas said Diokno, who also headed the inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on a concurrent basis, has an edge in the central bank.

JCB teams up with Robinsons Bank Corporation to widen JCB card acceptance in the Philippines

March 04, 2019
MANILA, Philippines, and TOKYO, Japan - Robinsons Bank Corporation (Robinsons Bank), a fast growing bank under JG Summit Holdings, Inc., one of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have forged a new partnership for JCB merchant acquiring and card issuing business.

German builders eye Philippines construction scene

February 17, 2019
German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) Executive Director Martin Henkelmann said in an interview that representatives from the six German companies are set to meet local businessmen, as well as public officials, as part of scoping out opportunities in the country.

Construction workers shortage offers opportunity

February 17, 2019
The usually-moderate Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) confirmed President Rodrigo Duterte's observation that the number of able construction workers in the country is dwindling as it sought to call attention to their reportedly shoddy working conditions.

Local factors seen to drive growth

February 14, 2019
In his presentation during the 2019 ING Financial Markets Annual Research roadshow in Makati Tuesday, ING Bank Manila senior economist Nicholas Mapa said he expects the economy to post a 5.8 percent growth in the first quarter this year, slower than the 6.1 percent in the last quarter of 2018.

Capacity building, output boost to push exports

February 14, 2019
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters Tuesday that the 1.8-percent decline in exports in 2018 was mainly due to external factors such as softening global demand and the impact of trade friction between the United States and China.

Why is Singapore an attractive business destination?

January 30, 2019
Singapore is a city-state that has an important role as a global business hub. Stability, good business policy, easy company formation, and low taxes are the main reasons why Singapore is an attractive business destination. Foreign companies, as well as investors in Asia, find it convenient to open their headquarters or business here, making Singapore a well-known business and trading center that also enjoys a good location in Asia.