Pathetic laggard

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 09/14/2021

I had known for years how we’ve lagged behind our comparable Asean neighbors in export earnings and foreign direct investments, but didn’t realize how bad it has become until I examined the latest data. Consider these numbers…

FDI inflows surged in H1 – BSP

Inquirer.net 09/10/2018

Inflation may be near its highest in a decade and economic growth might be slowing, but foreign direct investments continue to flow into the country at a rapid clip, the latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng…

Despite FDI drop in PH, Cebu still sweet spot for investors

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/23/2017

Fujitsu, latest foreign firm to open satellite office here Despite lower year-to-date inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Philippines, local business stakeholders believe that Cebu is resilient to this development and still remains a favorable…

Gov’t eyes more foreign equity as FDI drops

Inquirer.net 09/20/2017

The government is looking at raising the maximum stake of foreign investors in a dozen sectors and business activities to shore up foreign direct investment (FDI) amid a year-to-date drop, the country’s chief economist said Wednesday. Socioeconomic…

How PH can keep up with Asean neighbors

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/19/2016

The Philippines would need to improve infrastructure, facilitate ease of doing business, streamline government services, and cut red tape to attract more foreign investors into the country. Ellorence Cruz, Bureau of Investments (BOI) Cebu office chief, cited…

Foreign direct investments surge to $2.2 billion in April

07/11/2016

MANILA — Net inflows of job-generating foreign direct investments (FDI) jumped to the highest-ever monthly figure of $2.2 billion in April as the Philippines’ economic star shone in the region and attracted greater investor interest, the Bangko…

Traders weigh in on GDP growth

Vanessa Claire Lucero 07/28/2015

THE Aquino administration’s report on a lower 5.2 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the first quarter of this year is caused by several factors like the economic slowdown in China. “China is one of our…

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