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Foreign chambers on Trabaho bill: 'Leave PEZA alone'

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:12 PM

'We are advocating for the continued operation of PEZA as it is now. And also making sure that rationalizing our incentives [that] it is still competitive with the rest of the region,' a business group executive says

INVESTMENTS. Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines cautions the government from the current version of the Trabaho bill. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DICT bill now on Aquino's desk

May 16, 2016 - 2:40 PM

By June 9 President Benigno Aquino III will have to decide whether he will veto or sign the bill creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology DICT

HURDLED. President Benigno Aquino III has 'a 30-day review period' to decide on whether he will veto or sign the bill

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

Biz groups, think tanks weigh in: How can PH broadband improve?

Feb 24, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Proposed solutions to fix low quality broadband include amending laws and leveling the playing field

SIGNIFICANT TO COMMERCE. A better Internet connectivity plays a significant role in commerce, education, and tourism,the Philippine Chamber of Commerce Incorporated says. Photo from Arangkada Philippines Twitter account

5th Arangkada forum: Bolder, inclusive reforms for the PH economy

Feb 22, 2016 - 4:57 PM

The forum will be held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on Tuesday March 1

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

Big business groups to Aquino: Reform taxes

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:56 PM

The groups refute government s claim that lowering taxes would have a negative impact on the economy

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

Aquino retains foreign investments limitations

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:42 AM

Nothing has changed in the new list of industries foreigners are not allowed to invest in or industries where their investments are capped

CRUNCH TIME. It's crunch time for President Benigno Aquino III to lock in promises he made during his campaign. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Business groups support Tax Incentives Act

May 31, 2015 - 8:58 PM

While praising the objective of the bill the coalition totaling more than 35 000 firms also suggests amendments

Foreign direct investments rise by 17.9% in February

May 11, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Year to date net inflows reach 622 million which is 48 6 lower than the 1 2 billion recorded in the same period in 2014

Foreign direct investments fall by 71% in January

Apr 10, 2015 - 3:55 PM

The latest record is the lowest in 13 months

Record high: Foreign direct investments rise 70%

Mar 10, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Still foreign business groups in the country think the country deserves more investments than what it is getting now

Lack of long-term plans hinders PH infra dev't

Mar 05, 2015 - 12:32 PM

One factor businessmen say is the presidential term limit – a single term for 6 years – which leads to policy changes when a new leader takes over

JFC pushes for swift BOT Law amendments

Feb 21, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Among the amendments the Joint Foreign Chambers is pushing for is the extension of the Swiss challenge

Invest now for inclusive growth

Feb 18, 2015 - 11:40 AM

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines is set to hold its 4th anniversary Forum of Arangkada Philippines with the theme Invest NOW for Inclusive Growth

With 2 years left in his term, Aquino has more to do, biz groups say

Jul 30, 2014 - 5:42 PM

President Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address earns raves rants from business groups and a former Cabinet official

3rd Arangkada PH forum: ‘More reforms, more jobs’

Feb 10, 2014 - 3:32 PM

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines’ 3rd Arangkada PH forum takes place on Feb 26 at the Makati Shangri la Hotel

Biz groups to gov't: Enact more economic reform bills

Sep 12, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Business groups say the passage of bills on customs modernization and rationalization of fiscal incentives among others are crucial to sustaining economic growth

Foreign biz group cites negative effects of wage hikes

Aug 07, 2013 - 2:43 PM

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines says any wage hike in NCR will result in layoffs relocation of foreign investors and higher inflation

Aquino wins over private business

Jan 28, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Aquino finds consensus with businessmen who want to speed up economic growth in the Philippines

WINNING OVER BUSINESS. President Aquino addresses private businesses and foreign investors at the Arangkada Philippines Forum.