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Business confidence in Q3 sinks to 8-year low

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Q3 2018 Business Expectations Survey shows companies are concerned with the rising cost of raw materials, weak peso, and stiffer competition

P5-10 B in new investments possible by easing regulations – analyst

Nov 01, 2015 - 9:26 PM

The World Bank also says that an estimated 62 179 new jobs are lost due to discouraged entrepreneurs which suggests that the high cost of doing business is hurting the country s inclusive growth agenda

Indonesia rises in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking

Oct 28, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Indonesia jumped from rank 114 in 2015 to rank 109 in 2016

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS. Indonesia rises in the World Bank's latest rankings. EPA/ADI WEDA

World Bank: Singapore, HK best for business

Oct 29, 2013 - 11:37 AM

Singapore and Hong Kong rank the world s best places to run a business while mainland China remains far down the list according to the World Bank s annual Doing Business survey

World's best and worst places for business

Oct 29, 2013 - 11:37 AM

The World Bank s annual Doing Business report ranks 189 countries on how easy or difficult it is to start and operate a local business

PH among world's most improved in 'doing business' survey

Oct 29, 2013 - 8:53 AM

The Philippines improves 30 notches in the global survey that measures how much red tape private businesses encounter when dealing with government

Govt eyes higher ranking in 'doing business' survey

Sep 19, 2013 - 1:58 PM

UPDATED The National Competitiveness Council reports business processes in the country have been cut in a bid to boost the Philippines ranking in a global competitiveness survey

The National Competitiveness Council is looking to boost PH's 'Ease of doing business' ranking. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

PH jumps to 59th in competitiveness index

Sep 04, 2013 - 6:42 AM

Philippines jumps 6 notches in the 2013 Global Competitiveness Index ranking behind Indonesia and Malaysia but higher than India and Vietnam

INFOGRAPHIC: Are Filipinos ready for a brighter life?

Jul 18, 2013 - 4:14 PM

Insurance penetration in the Philippines remains low but outlook is bright

4 factors that influence Filipinos' decision to buy

Jul 02, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Filipino consumers are more likely to stick to brands they know and buy products if these are accompanied by freebies according to a Nielsen online survey

FREEBIES. Filipino buyers are attracted toward products that offer promotions. File photo by EPA

More want to buy car, house as consumer confidence soars

Jun 14, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Consumers consider the 2nd quarter a favorable time to buy big ticket items including real estate properties consumer durables and motor vehicles

Business sentiment soars to record high

May 23, 2013 - 7:01 PM

The investment grade credit ratings from Fitch S P and Japan group cause business sentiment in the Philippines to reach a record high in the 2nd quarter

PH rank in 2012 global surveys improves but...

Dec 24, 2012 - 10:11 PM

The Philippine National Competitiveness Council NCC data shows the country improves its ranking in 5 of the 8 global competitiveness surveys for the year

Best countries to do business: PH beats China, India

Nov 27, 2012 - 7:09 PM

The Philippines places 87th best place to do business in in the 2012 Forbes “Best Countries for Business” list – retaining its spot in the rankings of 130 countries worldwide

80% of PH businesses plan to increase salaries

Jul 16, 2012 - 4:26 PM

A business survey showed that an overwhelming 80 of Philippine business plan to increase salaries of existing employees in the next 12 months instead of hiring new ones

Corona trial has 'no impact' on PH business - survey

Jul 16, 2012 - 4:04 PM

The latest Grant Thornton International Business Report shows that 84 of local business leaders said the Corona trial has no impact on them up from last quarter’s 78

Filipino bizmen upbeat despite Corona trial

Apr 10, 2012 - 5:18 PM

78 of Filipino leaders say the tension between the executive and the judiciary has no impact on their businesses

Survey: 61% of companies hiring more in 2012

Mar 13, 2012 - 2:40 PM

A survey among members of influential business group Makati Business Club MBC showed a generally upbeat outlook on the Philippines economy this 2012

45% of Filipinos at work during Christmas break

Dec 19, 2011 - 1:20 AM

Around 45 of Filipino business people will be at work during the Christmas break but 62 believe that they will achieve very little a report said