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Foreign direct investments climb in February

FOREIGN DIRECT investments (FDI) climbed in February on investor optimism over the country’s growth prospects and fundamentals, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday.

Foreign direct investments continue to drop in October

FOREIGN investments to the Philippines sustained a three-month slide in October, the central bank reported on Friday, casting doubt on forecasts of another banner year amid a slump in sentiment.

June fuels first-half FDI surge

NET INFLOWS of foreign direct investments (FDI) to the Philippines increased anew in June, helping to fuel a first-half surge that pushed the tally closer to an official full-year forecast, according to data the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released on Monday.

Approved FDI pledges surge in 2nd quarter

COMMITTED foreign direct investments (FDI) in the second quarter made the biggest improvement in nearly three years, according to data the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on Thursday.

Fiscal perks overhaul seen keeping investors on edge

THE PHILIPPINES still receives the least foreign direct investments (FDI) among Southeast Asian nations, a global bank has noted, pinning the blame on constitutional restrictions and uncertainty over a new system for tax perks.

May FDI data bare continued investor confidence

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) net inflows to the Philippines more than doubled in May from a year ago to a seven-month high, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday.

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.

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...

Foreign direct investments surge

FOREIGN direct investments surged in March from a year ago and from the preceding month on the back particularly of equity capital placements amid sustained confidence in Philippine prospects, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday.

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.

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,...

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...

FDIs hit record high in 2017, surpass BSP forecast

Foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the Philippines hit a record high in 2017, breaching the central bank's forecast by a fourth. FDIs totaled $10.05 billion...

Philippines ‘best country to invest in’ — report

The Philippines was named the top investment destination by a global research firm, noting that its young population will attract more firms looking for...

PHL net liability position expands in third quarter

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter HIGHER INVESTMENT inflows drove the country’s net external liability position to widen further during the third quarter of 2017,...

FDI, trade, factory data pull Q3 GDP growth in opposite directions

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter, Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher, and Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE GOVERNMENT on Friday released foreign investment, trade...

UN report sees better prospects for PHL

THE PHILIPPINES was one of Asia’s “rising stars” in attracting foreign direct investments (FDI) last year and is among economies “expected to enjoy significantly...

Consumer picks lure investment firms

By Krista A. M. Montealegre, National Correspondent PRIVATE EQUITY firms still consider the Philippines a preferred destination in Asia despite a backdrop of declining foreign...

July flows worsen FDIs’ year-to-date fall

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter NET foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows fell for the first time in three months in July to the smallest...

FDI pledges more than halved in second quarter

COMMITTED foreign direct investments (FDI) dropped by more than a half annually in the three months to June, marking the fourth straight quarter of...

Constitutional amendments needed to boost FDI

THE GOVERNMENT needs to amend the constitution to open up industries currently restricted from foreign participation, to unleash the economy’s full growth potential, economists...

April FDI retreats from year-ago record

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) net inflows to the Philippines hit a 12-month high in April even as they slid from...

Foreign direct investments in the Philippines

Check out the performance of foreign direct investments in the Philippines for the whole year of 2015.