PH seen to violate global trading rule

Inquirer.net 12/07/2017

  The Philippines would be violating a global trading rule if it pushes forward with a sugar-sweetened beverage tax that doubles the rate on imported sugar in favor of its locally sourced counterpart, sending the “wrong signal”…

DTI pushes for baseline assessment tool for logistics sector

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/20/2017

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the creation of the country’s own diagnostic tool that will be used to measure logistics efficiency. While there are metrics used internationally, such as the World Bank’s…

Biz, finance leaders: Internal trading will propel Asia’s growth

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/05/2017

Local business leaders yesterday echoed the optimism of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) finance and central bank leaders that Asia, the Philippines in particular, will continue to grow despite uncertainties in the global economy. Melanie…

Startups urged: Be exporters

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/29/2017

Entrepreneurs told to avail of DTI program to help them export their products More start-up businesses were encouraged to take steps to become full-fledged exporters as the export industry is expected to experience a rebound this year,…

Enriched by the Chinese

Sofia Aliño Logarta 01/25/2017

Let us celebrate Chinese New Year, with some thoughts on the Chinese in our history. “Whenever they bought a Chinese porcelain vase or jar or plate they brought into their house, something of that grand civilization. That…

Trump’s presidency and the future

Editorial 01/19/2017

Barring any last minute earth shaking development, Americans will witness the oath taking of businessman Donald John Trump as their 45th president, the oldest and wealthiest ever elected to the White House and the most polarizing–if not…

More direct Cebu–China flights in 2017

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/18/2017

Tourism and business opportunities await Cebu as more direct flights are launched from China to the southern Philippine province in 2017. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in a statement quoting Xiamen Air Travel general manager Deng…

Trade missions, business summits planned for 2017

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/03/2017

CEBU business leaders are lining up activities to help them maximize in getting a share of the opportunities in 2017 as they look back at a productive 2016. With President Duterte winning, the last few months of…

Strict enforcement of law, not death penalty, deters crime — Del Mar

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/09/2016

Cebu City North District Representative Raul del Mar believes that the best way to deter crime is strict enforcement of the law and not the reimposition of death penalty. “Our laws and justice system are there. Nobody…

MSMEs to gain access to China market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/23/2016

Bank of China to host cross-border trade and investment conferences in PH next year Micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines are expected to gain access to a wider array of information, capital, technology, and…

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