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'PH to become a $1 trillion economy by 2029'

Apr 21, 2015 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED The IT BPO industry and remittances remain the drivers of growth for the country IHS Asia Pacific chief economist Rajiv Biswas says

HIGHLIGHTS: World Economic Forum on East Asia 2015

Apr 20, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Jakarta is hosting the 24th World Economic Forum on East Asia with the theme Anchoring Trust in East Asia’s New Regionalism

Post-WEF, PH, Malaysian firms identify specific growth areas

Jun 03, 2014 - 12:53 PM

The peace agreement in Mindanao and the BIMP EAGA also boosted the opportunities for increased trade in the East Asian economic growth area

Q&A: JAZA on PH economy, ASEAN 2015

May 30, 2014 - 3:18 PM

For Ayala Corporation chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala the outlook is bright for the nation as well as for the region

BULLISH. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala talks to Rappler during the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Makati. Photo by Rappler

‘Chief mermaid,’ other WEF champions gather at #OCEAN14 summit

May 24, 2014 - 12:02 AM

More than 150 others from various World Economic Forum communities are now in Cebu for a summit dubbed OCEAN 14

OCEAN 14. From talk to collaboration – WEF champions hold a summit in Cebu that seeks to inspire innovations not only in the Philippines but also in the ASEAN region

IMF: Income inequality hurts the economy

May 23, 2014 - 4:45 PM

The region must narrow the gap between rich and poor to make economic growth sustainable says an expert at the World Economic Forum on East Asia

Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC, captured during the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Metro Manila, Philippines, May 23, 2014. Photo by Sikarin Thanachaiary/World Economic Forum

Achieving impact through financial inclusion

May 23, 2014 - 4:11 PM

What transformations to financial products and services are needed to reach the unbanked in East Asia?

IN PHOTOS: WEF highlights Day 1

May 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM

It s a big day today for Manila as it hosts the World Economic Forum on East Asia

'Agri, SME sectors not ready for ASEAN integration'

May 22, 2014 - 7:43 PM

The Philippines expects to benefit from the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community except for at least two sectors

PH ASIA'S MIRACLE? Speakers at a session of the World Economic Forum on East Asia talks about the Philippines' economic comeback. (L-R) Kevin Lu of ISEAD, Cherrie Atilano of Gawad, PLDT chair Manuel Pangilinan Group, Convergys PH chair Marife Zamora, KRA Group CEO Karim Raslan, DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez, panel moderator Karen Davila

Aquino: All signs for future pointing upwards

May 22, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Our country is in the midst of a dramatic turnaround in every sector and we are intent on continuing this trend and making certain that each and every Filipino enjoys the full dividends of progress

How to sustain PH growth? Hard reforms needed

May 22, 2014 - 3:13 PM

The country must address constraints in several sectors such as infrastructure and power to make its high economic growth sustainable according to speakers at the World Economic Forum on East Asia

PH ASIA'S MIRACLE? Speakers at a session of the World Economic Forum on East Asia talks about the Philippines' economic comeback. (L-R) Kevin Lu of ISEAD, Cherrie Atilano of Gawad, PLDT chair Manuel Pangilinan Group, Convergys PH chair Marife Zamora, KRA Group CEO Karim Raslan, DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez, panel moderator Karen Davila

WEF: Experts cite 5 areas of focus for sustained growth

May 22, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Experts identify 5 key areas of focus to ensure sustained growth in East Asia

PROSPECTS. Experts gather to discuss the economic outlook for East Asia in Makati on Thursday, May 22. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

'PH farmers endangered species'

May 22, 2014 - 7:10 AM

Guess what the average age of farmers in the Philippines is?

Closing the gender gap in East Asia

May 22, 2014 - 6:49 AM

Women in many Asian countries should now consider themselves to have an advantage if they are willing to experiment create prototypes consult and ask for suggestions

Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

PH, Indonesia to discuss defense, border cooperation

May 21, 2014 - 4:59 PM

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will arrive in Manila on Thursday May 22 for a two day state visit

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Aquino urges ASEAN investments amid economic upswing

May 21, 2014 - 4:10 PM

President Benigno Aquino III tells ASEAN businessmen it is the perfect time to invest in the Philippines against the backdrop of a government pursuing good governance

CODE OF CONDUCT. President Benigno Aquino III continues his push for a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea among ASEAN countries. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

LIVE BLOG: WEF on East Asia 2014

May 21, 2014 - 4:04 PM

The Philippines is hosting for the first time the World Economic Forum on East Asia Follow Rappler as it brings you updates from the event

PH takes center stage in World Economic Forum

May 21, 2014 - 1:11 PM

The Philippines will showcase its economic comeback as it welcomes hundreds of business chiefs and government leaders for East Asia s edition of the World Economic Forum

REGIONAL SUMMIT IN PH. The World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia to be held in the Philippines follows the WEF's annual meeting in Davos. Photo by AFP

A gathering of the chiefs

May 21, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Today May 21 the word forum recovers its former glory The Philippines is hosting the World Economic Forum on East Asia which will be attended by over 600 leaders in government and business in the region

WEF Global Growth Companies: Manila Water among 20 cited

May 20, 2014 - 9:30 PM

The companies were recognized by the World Economic Forum for their growth and contribution to the region

Big opportunity for Southeast Asia IT industry

May 20, 2014 - 5:25 PM

Southeast Asia is quickly catching up with worldwide advances in information technology and enjoys strong growth and development in that sector

WEF spotlight: How to strengthen ASEAN agriculture

May 19, 2014 - 12:26 PM

The Grow Asia Agriculture Forum will bring government officials private sector and farmers together to find ways to strengthen the region s agricultural sector

ASEAN AGRICULTURE. Farmers in ASEAN countries have to deal with climate change, water issues, land use issues, poverty and more even as the world needs them to feed growing populations

Turning fragile states into emerging markets

May 18, 2014 - 4:12 PM

Responsible investment in fragile states can lead to job creation and sustainable equitable economic growth if undertaken in line with established standards and practices

PH prepared for possible anti-China protests during WEF

May 18, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma says it s likely the territorial row with China will be discussed with Vietnam on the sidelines of the WEF

UNREST. Protesters wave flags and hold placards on a street outside a factory building in Binh Duong on May 14, 2014, as anti-China protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire in Vietnam, according to state media, in an escalating backlash against Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in contested waters. AFP PHOTO / VNExpress

MAP: Countries participating in WEF on East Asia 2014

May 18, 2014 - 3:10 PM

Three heads of state and government will join more than 600 delegates from international organizations businesses the academe and media from over 30 countries

Tackling talent challenges to drive Indonesia’s growth

May 17, 2014 - 6:14 PM

It s high time that stakeholders establish a platform to accelerate talent development in Indonesia to realize its growth potential

Financial inclusion: Cornerstone of sustainable growth in Asia

May 16, 2014 - 5:15 PM

Only when we see the poorest members of urban and rural societies adopt financial services can we claim any success in creating a better and more inclusive world

Creating an ocean of change with PH’s Young Global Leaders

May 15, 2014 - 9:49 AM

The World Economic Forum recently named 4 Filipinos to their Young Global Leaders group: Earl Valencia Doris Dumlao Julia Abad and Ayesha Vera Yu

L-R: Cebu Global Shaper (GS) Anna Maris Igpit, Young Global Leader (YGL) Benedict Carandang, Manila (MNL) GS Noreen Bautista, MNL GS Roberto Crisostomo, MNL GS Anna Oposa, MNL GS Cherrie Atilano, MNL GS Jennifer Horn, MNL GS Kevin Dela Cruz, MNL GS Kathleen Largo, MNL GS Randall Rosales and YGL Winston Damarillo.

The business of agribusiness

May 14, 2014 - 12:52 PM

In developing countries it’s scandalous that the people who produce the food are the poorest and the hungriest

AFP PHOTO

FAST FACTS: The World Economic Forum

May 13, 2014 - 11:47 PM

The Philippines is hosting this year s World Economic Forum on East Asia Here are some facts you need to know about the forum

WEF to showcase Philippines' growth story

Feb 21, 2014 - 9:34 AM

A visiting WEF official says the Philippines is a benchmark in achieving growth through good governance and the fight against corruption

REGIONAL SUMMIT IN PH. The World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia to be held in the Philippines follows the WEF's annual meeting in Davos. Photo by AFP

DBM releases P250-M for Roxas Blvd redevelopment

Aug 02, 2013 - 8:06 PM

Roxas Boulevard will be extended from Bonifacio Drive in Manila to the Airport Road in Parañaque City

Aquino's trip to Myanmar for WEF to cost P6-M

Jun 07, 2013 - 4:15 PM

The budget covers the charter lease accommodations transportation food and equipment among others for the President and his official delegation

INVITATION. President Benigno Aquino III asks foreign businessmen and tourists to look at the Philippines when he attends the World Economic Forum in Myanmar. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino in Myanmar, to meet with Suu Kyi

Jun 07, 2013 - 10:14 AM

While in Myanmar President Aquino is expected to meet with President Thein Sein and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi

Reforming Myanmar courts investors at 'Asia's Davos'

Jun 05, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Hundreds of world leaders and industry chiefs meet in Myanmar Wednesday as the fast changing nation woos foreign investors after the end of junta rule

BACK IN MYANMAR. This picture taken on June 3, 2013 shows a woman walking past Coca-Cola cans sitting on a shelf at a supermarket in Yangon. Coca-Cola on June 4 opened a factory in Myanmar as it returns to the former pariah state after an absence of more than six decades. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP