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Industries that attract the most investments (Q1 2018)

Approved investments of foreign and Filipino nationals reached P184.99 billion in the first quarter of 2018. This was 52.3% higher than the P121.46 billion...

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...

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,...

PEZA fails to meet investment growth goal

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) failed to meet its investment target for 2017 due to expansion delays. The PEZA reported on Friday that it...

China Jan.-Oct. outbound investment falls amid crackdown

BEIJING — China’s non-financial outbound direct investment from January to October fell 40.9% year on year to $86.31 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said...

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...

The Philippines looks to foreign investment to liberalize trade

With an eye on reversing a dip in foreign direct investment (FDI), the Philippines has proposed a series of reforms aimed at increasing 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...

S&P: Global risks to drive more funds from Philippines

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter RISING global uncertainty could prod more foreign capital outflows from the Philippines, S&P Global Ratings said, even as upbeat...

Origin of mutual fund

Mutual funds have become a popular investment vehicle for first-time and seasoned investors alike. Its diversified nature that provides lower risk of loss has opened...

Foreign buyout firms face dearth of local targets

By Krista A. M. Montealegre, National Correspondent SWISS BUYOUT firm Partners Group has wrapped up its first investment in the Philippines — a stake in a...

New Zealand explores partnerships, investments in Cebu

THE NEW ZEALAND government is helping its exporters forge linkages with businesses in Cebu and explore potential investments, specifically on food and beverage, wood...

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...

PEZA’s Plaza claims P313.42-B in investments during term

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said its Director-General, Charito B. Plaza, has accounted for P313.42 billion worth of investment since taking office on...

NEDA batting for more liberal foreign investment negative list

THE HEAD of the government’s economic planning agency said the 11th Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL), which will bring about an “aggressive liberalization” of...