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[ANALYSIS] Ease of doing business: Why is the PH rank plummeting?

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Under President Duterte's watch, we've gone down the global Doing Business ranking by 25 notches all in all – by far the largest decline in ASEAN

PH slips 11 notches in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:28 PM

The Philippine government rejects the findings, as Philippine finance and trade officials urge the World Bank to correct the 'inaccurate and understated findings'

PH slides 14 notches in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:36 PM

The pace of reforms in the Philippines is slower compared to many other countries, including several regional neighbors

Optimism in PH businesses dips in Q4

Jan 03, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Optimism in the country’s businesses fell to 80 from 84 in the previous quarter but the Philippines still ranks as the second most optimistic country of the 37 surveyed in the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report

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Nov 01, 2016 - 7:51 PM

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PH 3rd most optimistic economy – global business survey

Oct 31, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The survey shows optimism of Philippine businesses stood at 84 in the 3rd quarter of the year way above the average of 42

OPTIMISTIC. Filipinos are feeling optimistic about the economy. File photo by Agence France Presse

2017 global report: Doing business in Philippines becomes easier

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Using data from Quezon City to represent the Philippines the 2017 World Bank International Finance Corporation Doing Business Report shows the country climbs 4 notches to 99th place out of 190 economies

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS. The Philippines has gained 49 spots in the Doing Business report since 2011. Rappler file photo

PH drops to No. 103 in World Bank Doing Business report

Oct 28, 2015 - 5:59 PM

The fall is due to a drop in a number of indicators and the increasing competitiveness of other countries but the results are disputed by the National Competitiveness Council

GIVING CONTEXT. World Bank and IFC officials explain the results of its latest Doing Business Report on October 28, 2015. (From left) Karl Kendrick Chua, World Bank senior economist; Guillermo Luz; Jesse Ang, IFC Principal Investment Officer; Motoo Konishi; and Roberto Galang. All photos by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Singapore still top for doing business – World Bank

Oct 28, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Of the 189 economies surveyed through June 1 the World Bank finds improvements in regulatory frameworks in 122 of them

In this file photo, fireworks go off above at the Marina Bay area in Singapore, January 1 2015. Wallace Woon/EPA

FAST FACTS: Singapore world records

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Here are some of the many accolades that Singapore has earned through the years

GATEWAY. Singapore is a gateway of European investors and tourists to ASEAN, which the Philippines is part of. File photo by Rappler

'PH business confidence highest in ASEAN, No. 3 in world'

Apr 28, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The Grant Thornton International Business Report says PH business optimism is the third highest in the world despite a slight drop from last year

Start a business in 8 days and 6 steps, gov’t promises

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:55 AM

The reforms are designed to push the country into the top 3 of globally competitive economies

New reforms cut the time it takes to register a new business by more than 4 times

Bloomberg TV to launch Philippine channel

Mar 25, 2015 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED Bloomberg to bring its brand of business reporting on Philippine cable TV through a partnership with the Pangilinan led TV5 and Cignal Digital TV

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Oct 29, 2013 - 10:40 PM

The PH jumps 30 notches in the Ease of Doing Business report The administration’s anti corruption drive suffers a ratings drop Winners proclaimed in 73 of barangays

PH bizmen 2nd most optimistic in world

Apr 11, 2013 - 9:58 AM

Filipino business leaders are more confident than their ASEAN and global counterparts according to a survey of Grant Thornton International

PH ahead in number of female execs

Mar 07, 2013 - 6:37 PM

The International Business Report IBR released by local audit company Punongbayan Araullo and global firm Grand Thornton reveals that more and more women including Filipinas are taking up senior management roles including CEO and CFO posts in 2013

WOMEN IN-CHARGE. SMIC's Teresita Sy-Coson and Filinvest's Lourdes Josephine Gotianun-Yap are among the growing female executives in Philippine business. Photo from

80% of PH businesses plan to increase salaries

Jul 16, 2012 - 4:26 PM

A business survey showed that an overwhelming 80 of Philippine business plan to increase salaries of existing employees in the next 12 months instead of hiring new ones

Filipinas rule the board room: PH 2nd in world for females in top posts

Mar 10, 2012 - 8:24 AM

The Philippines came in 2nd only to Russia in a ranking of countries with women in senior management positions