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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...

Davao City sending trade, tourism delegation to Japan

DAVAO CITY — The city government will embark on a trade mission to four cities in Japan in October to attract tourists and line...

Approved PEZA investment pledges nearly double

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), which contributes about a third of the country’s total committed investments, registered what it called an “unprecedented performance”...

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...

Hot money enters in June, flees in 1st half

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter MORE FLIGHTY foreign capital entered the country in June on the back of investor confidence with legislative approval...

Singapore state investor turns cautious

SINGAPORE -- Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd, among the world’s biggest investors, said it was turning cautious and expected returns to slow...

Tax perks for BoI firms, locators to stay

THE PROPOSED tax reform program will retain fiscal incentives for firms registered with the Board of Investments (BoI) as well as economic zone locators...

Net external liabilities fall in Q1, BSP says

THE COUNTRY'S net external liability position declined in the first quarter of 2017 despite persistent volatility on global markets, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...

Philippines’ PPP record among the biggest

Despite the delays that the previous administration encountered in implementing its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program, the country still ranks among the world's biggest players on...

ASEAN investments sought for agribusiness, manufacturing

DAVAO CITY -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Assistant Secretary Arturo P. Boncato in an interview said with the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN,...

Which regions attract the most foreign investments?

Foreign investment pledges were nearly halved in the third quarter of the year, falling 45% to P26.7 billion in 2015's comparable three months. The...

'Hot money' flows back in May

FOREIGN portfolio investments -- also known as “hot money” for the ease with which they go through markets -- turned around to a net...

Foreign portfolio investments as of March 2016

Data source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Foreign direct investments in the Philippines

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