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DTI cites PHL ‘economic breakout’ to lure Japan’s manufacturers

The Department of Trade and Industry is encouraging Japan's manufacturers to invest in the Philippines, citing the country's growth in the sector. “The Philippines is...

Asia is hunting ground as bond funds see bargains in EM...

The sell-off in emerging markets is prompting some global money managers to hunt for bargains in Asian bonds and currencies. The rout set off by...

Bitcoin extends rally, tops $8,000 for first time since May

Bitcoin’s rebound continued Tuesday as the largest cryptocurrency climbed past the $8,000 level for the first time in two months, leading a revival among...

Cryptocurrency rally builds steam as Bitcoin surpasses $7,500

Cryptocurrencies extended their rebound on Wednesday, July 18, as Bitcoin traded above $7,500 for the first time in a month, shrugging off security and...

Emerging market sell-off is only going to get worse, survey says

With the Federal Reserve still boosting interest rates and President Donald Trump still raising tariff threats, the bottom for emerging markets remains some way...

Bitcoin climbs as big-name investors start taking an interest

Bitcoin headed for its biggest increase in two weeks on Monday amid a steady drip of news reports suggesting some of the biggest names...

Moody’s expects sovereign green bond issuance to accelerate

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Sovereign green bond issuance is seen to pick up pace, as governments promote sustainable policy agendas and encourage...

Stocks finish flat, holding firms lead gainers

Shares barely moved on Monday, July 9, as the higher inflation recorded last June and the projected interest rate hike in August put a...

BoI OK’s more pledges as of May

THE BOARD of Investments (BoI) approved nearly a fifth more committed investments in the five months to May from a year ago, with foreign pledges alone growing by close to a third in value terms in the same period, the agency said in a press release on Thursday.

Goldman says buy commodities as trade war concerns overblown

Commodity bull Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has poured cold water on the notion that a trade war between the U.S. and China represents a...

Asian dollar bond buyers brace for grim year as losses mount

Investors in Asian dollar bonds, who just suffered the biggest first-half loss in five years, see little chance of a recovery any time soon. Cash-starved...

Bitcoin bloodbath nears dot-com levels as many tokens go to zero

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise last year had many observers calling it one of the biggest speculative manias in history. The cryptocurrency’s 2018 crash may help...

PCCI seeking incentives for investing in training

A BUSINESS CHAMBER urged the government agencies to provide incentives for private sector investment in training students to work in certain industries.

Crypto influencers pump up markets with $105,000-a-pop tweets

By day, Paul Angus is an engineer. But by night, he’s Cryptonomatron: a producer of hot takes on the latest initial coin offerings who...

Economists are watching these indicators to gauge trade war pain

The global economy is showing the first signs of damage as a brewing trade war rattles financial markets and hurts corporate confidence. The escalating actions...

Senate review of foreign investment law set for July

THE SENATE is set to review foreign investment law by the third week of July ahead of possible amendments to Republic Act 7042, or the Foreign Investments Act of 1991.

Investors beware: SEC raises red flag over Paysmart

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning to the public against investing in Paysmart Limited Philippines, a company which claims to...

Countries investing in the Philippines (Q1 2018)

By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher In the first quarter of 2018, foreign investors committed P14.21 billion for capital investments in the Philippines. Pledges by Japanese...

Asian traders on course to end painful week with losses

Asian investors were on course to end a tumultuous week with more losses on Friday as the prospect of a debilitating global trade war...

Asia business sentiment slips from 7-year high

KUALA LUMPUR -- Business confidence among Asian companies slipped for the first time in three quarters, on mounting worries that US President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies would trigger tit-for-tat reprisals and undermine the global trading system.

Banks see strong demand for PHL ‘samurai’ bonds

TOP JAPANESE banks have expressed their interest in participating in the Philippines’ return to the yen debt market following a meeting with the Finance department in Tokyo.

Cryptocurrencies fall as Korean exchange says $32 million stolen

Cryptocurrencies dropped after the second South Korean exchange in as many weeks said it was hacked, renewing concerns about the safety of digital-asset trading...

How to play a US-China trade war? Investors map out tactics

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money, as one American politician once said. Now that the U.S.-China...

Officials head for Japan to pave way for planned ‘samurai’ bond...

A PHILIPPINE government team will head for Japan this week to present investment opportunities in the country, setting the tone for a planned “samurai” bond sale, the Department of Finance (DoF) said in a statement over the weekend.

No letup for bitcoin as biggest cryptocurrency extends collapse

Bitcoin extended losses, bringing its four-session slide to as much as 20%, as questions mount about whether the world’s biggest cryptocurrency was manipulated during...

DTI preparing rules to implement new ease of doing business law

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has directed involved agencies to fast-track the terms of the new Ease of Doing Business Law of...

FDI pledges drop 37.9% in first quarter

APPROVED foreign investment pledges fell to their lowest level in nearly eight years last quarter in the face of external developments and uncertainties due to planned changes to the corporate income tax and incentives schemes.

Google to hold Asia-wide pitch competition for startups

Selected startups will receive an all-expense-paid trip to China!

British chamber banks on PHL’s new ease-of-doing-business law to attract foreign...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) on Wednesday, June 6, said it is set to meet with local businessmen...

ECCP to keep urging government to retain fiscal incentives under TRAIN...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter The European Union (EU) business community in the Philippines on Tuesday, May 29, vowed that they will “continue to strongly...

PIDS cites need for broader transparency in investment negative list

THE PHILIPPINE Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) wants to broaden the level of transparency in the government’s foreign investment negative list to aid prospective foreign investors in making more informed decisions.

Singapore warns eight crypto exchanges as scrutiny increases

Singapore warned eight cryptocurrency exchanges about their activities in the city-state as regulators around the world step up scrutiny of digital-asset trading. The platforms, which...

Indonesia’s stock rout claims another victim: the IPO market

The selloff sweeping the Indonesian market is turning into a spoiler for the local bourse’s goal of listing the most new companies in two...

Bitcoin a shadowy new realm as US weighs security clearances

As the Pentagon struggles to recruit a more tech-savvy workforce, it’s facing the confusion of many an old-timer: What to make of people who...

Foreign direct investments surge by 46% in February

Foreign direct investments (FDI) posted $573 million net inflows in February this year, rising by 46.4% compared to the same period a year ago,...

April pain shows emerging-market risks can no longer be ignored

Complacency’s out, caution’s in. Over the past two-and-a-half years, the rally in emerging markets seemed virtually unstoppable. Money managers brushed aside political and economic risks...

BDO hikes LTNCD offer on strong investor demand

BDO Unibank, Inc. increased the offering of its long-term negotiable certificates of deposit (LTNCD) as it saw strong demand from investors. In a disclosure to...

Swedish firms want in on government’s infrastructure program

SWEDISH FIRMS met with the Department of Finance (DoF) offering their engineering solutions for the Duterte administration's infrastructure build-up. Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines Harald...

PNB raises $300 million from term notes offer

The Philippine National Bank (PNB) has raised $300 million worth of medium-term notes amid overwhelming demand from offshore investors, it said in a disclosure...

While the world cracks down, Japan emerges as a crypto haven

Japan’s emergence as a global center for cryptocurrencies didn’t start with open-minded lawmakers or prescient investments by the country’s financial giants. Instead, it began...

FDIs hit two-month high in January

Foreign direct investments (FDI) surged to a two-month peak in January, the central bank said Tuesday, April 10, with inflows expected to keep rising...

Dominguez urges Swiss investors to invest in the Philippines

THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) has invited Swiss businessmen to set up shop in the Philippines as the Duterte administration pursues more reforms to...

Top US regulator frets crypto markets could be full of manipulation

Add a top U.S. financial regulator to the list of people concerned that lightly policed cryptocurrency markets make easy targets for manipulators. Warding off market...

Gold rallies as trade-war risks fire up demand

Gold’s sizzling. Investors pushed prices of the haven higher as the U.S. and China exchanged blows on trade, and President Donald Trump installed the...

Fed seen sticking with three 2018 rate hikes, may hint at...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues will end up raising interest rates four times this year, but are unlikely to signal that...