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European investors wary over Jolo bombing, martial law

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines points out that safety is a top concern of companies eyeing investments in the country

40 European firms set sights on PH renewable energy market

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Companies from 13 European countries eye investments in solar generation, hydropower, wind power, and electric vehicles

CLEAN ENERGY. These are 5,760 solar panels atop SM North Multilevel Carpark Building. Rappler file photo

EU-PH Business Summit set on October 17

Oct 07, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The summit is a trade forum to celebrate EU-Philippine trade and investment ties

Diokno thinks 2018 budget deadlock unlikely to happen

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED While Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is not worried over conflicts on the proposed budget of the Commission on Human Rights a foreign business leader says the issue is not sending the right signals to investors

NOT WORRIED. 'At this time I'm not worried about what's going to happen. I'll just look at what will come out of the third chamber. Let's not speculate on what's gonna happen,' DBM chief Benjamin Diokno says. File photo

European firms' pessimism in China at all-time high – survey

Jun 07, 2016 - 4:15 PM

For these firms the business environment in China has become increasingly hostile

epa05174731 Joerg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, delivers a briefing on a new report on the increased overcapacity in China's industrial economy at the Four Seasons hotel in Beijing, China, 22 February 2016. According to a statement from the European Chamber, it's report titled 'Overcapacity in China: An Impediment to the Party's Reform Agenda' provides recommendations to address problems of ineffectual efforts by China's government in resolving excessive production capacity in its industrial economy. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Diokno to next president: Focus on tax reform, foreign ownership limits

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Former budget secretary Benjamin Diokno says President Benigno Aquino III s successor can make major changes to entice foreign investors

Photo by Chris Schnabel/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

Neighbors catching up with PH as ASEAN integration looms

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Countries like Vietnam are rapidly catching up with the Philippines which needs to strengthen its manufacturing and its banks as competition for investment intensifies

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

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

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

Ports authority books profit despite congestion

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The Philippine Ports Authority even overshoots its P3 67 billion target by 16 or P582 million

Ecotourism can provide sustainable livelihood to Filipinos

Feb 23, 2015 - 11:39 AM

The growing boat manufacturing industry will also help spur marine tourism as well as the fishing sector in the country the president of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines says

Certification for ‘ethical’ businesses to roll out this year

Aug 23, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Integrity Initiative says a certification system is needed to recognize “clean” companies in an absence of global standards for doing ethical business

Image from the Integrity Initiative website

EU chamber positive on foreign ownership draft

Mar 30, 2013 - 8:02 AM

The European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines ECCP urges the government to act fast to remove remaining restrictions to foreign investments

NEW DRAFT. The SEC may remove some limits to foreign ownership.

German firms in Manila to seek bioenergy deals

Jan 24, 2013 - 12:38 PM

Eight German companies engaged in renewable energy industry are in the Manila to seek partnerships with local companies for the establishment of bioenergy production facilities

Business groups support Palace-backed sin tax reforms

May 07, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Private business groups expressed support on a pending legislation reforming the sin tax structure on alcohol and tobacco products

5 steps to stamp out corruption in the Philippines

Sep 17, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Top business and government leaders speak about how to root out corruption in the Philippines