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Duterte's tough talk and what it could mean for US, EU investments

Oct 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM

A look at the extent of US and EU business ties with the Philippines

Progress under Aquino but more reforms needed – foreign bizmen

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Foreign business executives based in the Philippines say BPO infrastructure manufacturing and tourism are sectors where progress has been made in policy and economic reforms

MAKE A DENT. Members of the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (shown in the photo) say weakest areas are now being focused upon by the National Competitiveness Council. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Business groups to next president: Grow GDP, FDIs

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM

They also want increased openness to foreign trade tax reform and a public private partnership law

WISH LIST. Representatives of the Joint Foreign Chamber of the Philippines give a preview of their recommendations to the next Philippine president. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

What do businessmen expect from APEC 2015?

Nov 14, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Business leaders weigh in on what they expect from the APEC leaders summit in Manila next week

WISH LIST. From strengthening MSMEs to preparing for disasters, business leaders like (from left) Tony Tan Caktion, John Forbes, Joey Concepcion, and Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala voice out issues they hope to be tackled by the APEC leaders.

What business leaders want from the next PH president

Sep 19, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Good governance solutions to infrastructure woes and a sharply defined economic plan should be the key priorities of the next Philippine president foreign business leaders say

INCLUSIVE GROWTH IS KEY. "I wish Filipinos have a lot of choices; but what is important is the next leader’s priority should be inclusive growth," ECCP's Michael Raeuber says

Business: More work for Aquino post-SONA 2015

Jul 28, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Following Aquino s last State of the Nation Address the business community acknowledges his administration s achievements but cites areas of improvement – from delayed economic reforms to peace and stability

President Benigno Aquino III delivers his last SONA in the joint session during the 16th congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What businessmen want to hear from Aquino's final SONA

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Business leaders weigh in on what they consider the biggest success and failure of the Aquino administration with less than a year to go before a new leadership steps in

SPELL OUT PLANS. Businessmen would rather hear President Benigno Aquino III’s future plans during his last SONA rather than his achievements. Illustration from Shutterstock

Clark Green City eyed as ‘retirement haven’ for foreigners

Jul 17, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Urban planners are looking at an elevated portion of the land within the Clark Special Economic Zone as a place to develop a retirement village for foreigners

Is the Philippine Competition Act really a game-changer?

Jul 12, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Conclusion: Lawmakers say the competition law is essential for the economy to reach its next level of growth

PH to miss 2015 GDP growth target – economists

May 28, 2015 - 8:11 PM

UPDATED Economists say the Q1 2015 GDP letdown only shows that government needs to accelerate public spending and grow other sectors

Business groups to participate in energy reserve program

Sep 14, 2014 - 8:49 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña says the President may no longer need emergency powers to solve the looming power crisis if the Interruptible Load Program becomes successful

POWER SUPPLY. A service vehicle drives past the head office of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), 14 January 2003 in Manila, the flagship of the business group of the influential Lopez family in the Philippines. Meralco is marking its centennial this year but the Lopez group of companies, which include light, water and entertainment firms, is still trying to recover from the effects of the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis. AFP PHOTO/Romeo GACAD

Basic sectors need help in ASEAN integration - exec

Aug 07, 2014 - 11:30 AM

A top executive of Jollibee Foods says Philippine businesses are ready for an integrated economy by 2015 but warns of backlash from vulnerable sectors like agriculture and labor

Light up for hope this Christmas season

Dec 04, 2013 - 1:35 PM

New World Hotel lights up their Christmas tree for typhoon Yolanda survivors

BPOs in PH not hit by US shutdown

Oct 04, 2013 - 4:00 PM

US commerce will continue to operate normally says AmCham

BUSINESS AS USUAL. BPO firms in the country continue their operations despite US federal government shutdown. File photo by AFP

PH may lose GSP eligibility in US

Apr 12, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Due to complaints on labor rights the country may lose the preferential entry of 1 billion worth of exports from the Philippines to the US

DRIED MANGOES. An entire rack devoted to selling dried Philippine mangoes in one of the shops on Waikiki in Honolulu. Hawaii. Photo by Cai Ordinario

Pushing Philippine growth forward

Jan 28, 2012 - 4:21 PM

Maria Ressa interviews John Forbes of the American Chamber of Commerce