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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.

A thriving investment hub

Serving as the center of commerce, trade, tourism, and finance in the Southern Philippines, the city of Davao positions itself as one of the country's...

An advocate of good governance and Philippine competitiveness

At a time when skyrocketing inflation is presenting economic challenges within the country, and an increasingly tricky global politics posing difficulties, Philippine competitiveness is...

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.

Approved foreign investment pledges up by 70% in second quarter

Approved foreign investment pledges rose by 70.4% in the second quarter, its highest in almost three years, the Philippine Statistics Authority said. Preliminary PSA data...

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...

A rising tide of progress in Manila Bay Area

The economic potential of the Philippines is no longer an unrecognized fact. Countless reports and studies have been made about the country’s rapid economic...

Government outlines target bilateral deals with Israel and Jordan

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to sign agreements on labor, defense, trade and investment, and other bilateral deals with the governments of Israel...

Security Bank launches feeder funds

Security Bank Corp. launched two investment vehicles allowing the public to invest in developed and emerging markets worldwide. In a statement, Security Bank said it...

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.

GSIS close to hiring wealth managers for its $800-M offshore investments

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is evaluating external asset managers who applied to manage $800 million worth of investments in a move to...

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...

Industries that attract the most investments (Q1 2018)

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher Approved investments of foreign and Filipino nationals reached P184.99 billion in the first quarter of 2018. This was 52.3%...

Projected employment from approved investments (Q1 2018)

By Ranier Olson R. Reusora, Researcher Investment pledges by foreign and Filipino investors amounted P184.99 billion in the first quarter of 2018. These commitments are...

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...

Which regions attract the most investments?

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher Filipino and foreign investors are expected to inject some P185 billion in the form of capital investments, data from...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

The right way to gain financial security

Considering the economic climate today, saving money is not enough to be financially secured. Saving alone can derail one’s financial goal. The right way...

Global economy to grow faster than expected in 2018-19 at 3.2%:...

United Nations -- The global economy is set to expand faster than expected in 2018 and 2019, the United Nations said Thursday, predicting a...

Security Bank rolls out Asia-Pacific investment trust fund

Security Bank Corp. has introduced an investment tool enabling customers to invest in companies outside the Philippines. In a statement Monday, May 14, Security Bank...

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,...

Korean hotel owner plans to hike Clark investments to $1 billion...

The Korean-led Widus International Leisure Inc., owner of Widus Hotel & Casino and operator of the Marriott hotel chain in Clark, Pampanga, is looking...

Approved investment pledges surge by 53% in first quarter

Approved investment pledges in the first quarter of 2018 surged by more than half from a year ago, according to the Department of Trade...

SEC issues advisory against 30 online Ponzi schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public against so-called online paluwagan schemes that collect money from investors with the promise of...

Stronger than ever

The Philippine insurance industry had a remarkably successful 2017, with its assets, investments, net worth, net income and premium all growing at double-digit rates...

Eight bridge construction projects near final approval

EIGHT bridge construction projects are advancing in the government's project approval process, the Department of Finance (DoF) said. "We will also look to build a...

Emerging markets have had a good run; things may get bumpier

Emerging markets have weathered this year’s market volatility just fine so far. But some investors are using this as an opportunity to get a...

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...

DENR calls for more investments in ‘green infrastructure’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources called for both the public and private sectors to invest in "green infrastructure". In a statement on Tuesday,...

The barometer of economic health

For a country, sustainable economic growth and well-being is something to aspire for. Many societal issues can be addressed with a developed economy, given...

BOI approves manufacturing investments worth P6.95 billion

The Board of Investments (BOI) in a statement released on Thursday, March 22, said it has approved three expansion projects in the manufacturing sector...

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...

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...

DTI open to lowering capital threshold for foreign retail business owners

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry is open to lowering the paid-up capital threshold for foreigners to own retail businesses in the country to...

DTI: Free trade deal with EFTA states means more investments

The Department of Trade and Industry is expecting more investments coming from four European countries after the senate on Monday ratified the Philippines-European Free...

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...

Indian firm wants to join PH telco market — Duterte

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20, that an Indian firm is seeking to invest in the Philippines’ telecommunications...

Duterte’s building boom may be expats’ ticket home

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s plan to supercharge growth with a $180-billion infrastructure program is running into a roadblock: a lot of the people he...

Business looks southward even as reality hits home

By Krista A. M. Montealegre National Correspondent THE RISE to power of President Rodrigo R. Duterte fuelled hopes of finally ending decades of insurgency in Mindanao...