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Rising prices weigh on business

BUSINESSES OPTIMISM softened this quarter from the past year amid rising commodity prices — marking the third straight quarter-on-quarter dip and the lowest point since 2010 — although the outlook for the next three months improved on expectations of higher consumer demand ahead as Christmas holidays approach.

European med-tech firms eye the Philippine market — BoI

A delegation of mostly healthcare and medical technology companies from the European Union (EU) is seeking to bring in new technologies in the country...

Duterte promises protection and level-playing field for businessmen

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, Aug. 1, promised to protect businesses and improve the environment in which they “can...

Small businesses in the Philippines continue to grow

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher Micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are businesses employing less than 200 workers or those with an asset size...

Business confidence steadies in Q2

OPTIMISM among firms in the country steadied in the second quarter from the preceding three months -- though it dropped from a year ago -- in the face of expectations of higher prices of goods and as businesses continued to adjust to a new tax regime, a recent central bank survey showed.

House panel mulls local tax shield for firms in line with...

THE HOUSE committee on ways and means will look into how businesses in the Philippines can be shielded from dealing with varying tax schemes among local government units while still rationalizing fiscal incentives under the second package of the tax reform program.

Business groups take stand to open jobs to K-to-12 graduates

By Camille A. Aguinaldo WITH 600,000 senior high school graduates expected to enter the workforce this year, business groups on Friday assured K-to-12 graduates that...

Business groups commit to hiring K-12 graduates

Business groups on Friday, April 20, reaffirmed their commitment to hire senior high school graduates under the K to 12 program amid concerns over...

BMI sees investment slowdown as tax reform creates ‘uncertainty’

Investments could slow over the next few months amid uncertainties over corporate taxes, BMI Research said, noting that the second tax reform package being...

QC government moves to streamline business registration

The local government of Quezon City has launched a program that would facilitate the registration of new businesses, in a bid to further the...

Mayor tells business sector: Davao City open to 3rd party auditor

MAYOR SARA Duterte-Carpio has urged Davao City’s business sector to provide a third-party auditor to look into the local government’s finances in line with...

Gov’t, PCCI to feel pulse on tax reform

THE GOVERNMENT has teamed up with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) for a nationwide road show this quarter designed to drum...

Business groups open to Swiss challenge focus

By Arjay L. Balinbin SOME business organizations in the country are open to the government’s focus on the Swiss challenge mode for private-sector involvement in...

BoI, DoF agency sign agreement to ease tax exemption application

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato THE BOARD of Investments (BoI) and the Department of Finance-Bureau of Local Government Finance (DoF-BLGF) have signed a memorandum of...

SE Asian businesses eye tech role in SME boost

By Krista A. M. Montealegre National Correspondent AS SOUTHEAST ASIA looks to the next half decade, technology will play a pivotal role in unlocking the economic...

MSMEs in the spotlight at annual business meeting

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre National Correspondent SPOTLIGHT has been put on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in this year’s meetings of the Association of...

Confidence of CEOs high even as it slips

THE PHILIPPINES is expected to be among Asia Pacific’s “biggest domestic investment winners” this year, according to an annual survey of multinational professional services...

Companies bullish on business and economy

TOP BUSINESSMEN remain confident about their companies’ prospects in a fast-growing economy, according to results of a survey conducted by Isla Lipana & Co./PwC...

Companies advised to give back more

BOSSES of some of the country’s conglomerates believe that businesses “can do more” to improve lives as they scour the fast-growing general economy for...

Business interest still ‘high’ but reality bites

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter AN INITIAL SURGE of investor confidence in the current administration has started to ease more than a year after...

Third-quarter business optimism weakest in three years

THE BATTLE to take back Marawi City from Islamic militants, martial law over all of Mindanao and damage from the Visayas quake added to...

Philippine business optimism falls

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Makati Business Club Executive Outlook Survey

Many senior executives of some of the Philippines' biggest companies expect the general economy to fare better than in 2015 and their businesses to...