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Infrastructure remains weak link in Philippines' competitiveness

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index for 2017-2018 underscores that slow infrastructure development is hampering the Philippines' economy

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the sidelines of the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on September 26, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH inches up in 2017 WEF Global Competitiveness Index

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:00 AM

However, it falls behind more neighbors, given inadequate public infrastructure and inefficient government bureaucracy

PH slips 10 notches in 2016 WEF Global Competitiveness

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The Philippines ranking drops in 8 of 12 pillars cited in the survey including goods market efficiency technological readiness innovation and infrastructure

FIRST DROP. The Philippines ranks 57th out of 138 economies this year, from a year ago's 47th.

Philippines moves up to 70th among world's freest economies

Feb 02, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Infrastructure remains to be the bad news says the Heritage Foundation

CONTINUOUS CLIMB. At 70th out of 178 economies, the Philippines improves from last year’s 76th and marks a total gain of 45 notches since a 2011 slide

10 young global Filipinos honored at TOYM 2015 awards

Jan 28, 2016 - 1:09 AM

The 2015 TOYM Awards is inspired by the theme Building our Nation for Global Competitiveness

NEDA chief: PH economy can hit 8% growth in next 6 years

Dec 17, 2015 - 4:08 PM

If it would be business as usual potential growth of the economy cannot be higher than 6 says NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan

HIGH GROWTH. 'We are confident that we shall see this high growth pattern continue and even improve throughout next year and the succeeding administrations,' Balisacan says. File photo by Rappler.

PH drops to No. 103 in World Bank Doing Business report

Oct 28, 2015 - 5:59 PM

The fall is due to a drop in a number of indicators and the increasing competitiveness of other countries but the results are disputed by the National Competitiveness Council

GIVING CONTEXT. World Bank and IFC officials explain the results of its latest Doing Business Report on October 28, 2015. (From left) Karl Kendrick Chua, World Bank senior economist; Guillermo Luz; Jesse Ang, IFC Principal Investment Officer; Motoo Konishi; and Roberto Galang. All photos by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

PH climbs 5 notches in WEF competitiveness rankings

Sep 30, 2015 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED Since the start of the Aquino administration the Philippines has moved up a total of 38 places from 85 in the 2010 2011 report to 47 in the latest one

MOST IMPROVED. Since the start of the Aquino administration, the Philippines has moved up a total of 38 places, from 85 in the 2010-2011 report to 47 in the latest one. Background image from Shutterstock

#SG50: Why Singapore is a model for global competitiveness

Aug 09, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Sensible policies like Singapore implements can serve as guide to the Philippines which is now planting its feet in the global competitiveness arena

FAST FACTS: Singapore world records

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Here are some of the many accolades that Singapore has earned through the years

GATEWAY. Singapore is a gateway of European investors and tourists to ASEAN, which the Philippines is part of. File photo by Rappler

Index shows local governments make PH more competitive

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:07 PM

The Manila is the country’s most competitive city while Davao del Sur heads the provinces according to the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index

Metro Manila in 'global top 30' ranking of megacities

May 22, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Metro Manila is projected to be the 18th biggest megacity in the world in terms of GDP by 2030

Start a business in 8 days and 6 steps, gov’t promises

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:55 AM

The reforms are designed to push the country into the top 3 of globally competitive economies

New reforms cut the time it takes to register a new business by more than 4 times

PH climbs to 76th spot among world’s freest economies

Jan 28, 2015 - 5:11 PM

The country is up 13 places in the world economic freedom rankings but needs improvement in areas including property rights fiscal freedom and government spending says US think tank Heritage Foundation

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 4, 2014

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Indonesia s energy minister named graft suspect Indonesia s ranking improvement in WEF s 2014 Global Competitiveness Report hefty new fines for illegal parkers in Jakarta and more

This picture taken in Jakarta on July 3, 2014 shows vehicles on a road in Jakarta. The winner of this week's Indonesian presidential election faces serious challenges to keep Southeast Asia's top economy on track, from cutting fuel subsidies and fighting corruption to revamping creaking infrastructure and boosting spending on the poor. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Rappler Newscast | September 3, 2014

Sep 03, 2014 - 8:52 PM

An MRT train runs with doors wide open The Philippines improves 7 places in global competitiveness ISIS militants behead another US journalist

Indonesia moves up 4 spots in WEF competitiveness rankings

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:40 PM

Indonesia was ranked 34th among 144 countries up from 38th in 2013 and 50th in 2012 The country performed well in terms of governance and government efficiency but performance was uneven

EMERGING ECONOMY. Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, grew by 5.8% annually since 2004.

PH jumps 7 notches in WEF competitiveness rankings

Sep 03, 2014 - 6:34 AM

2nd UPDATE Since 2010 the Philippines has gained 33 places in the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report – the biggest improvement among all economies in the survey

WEF: Competitiveness rankings of East Asian nations

May 21, 2014 - 1:41 PM

Rappler plotted in a chart the rankings and scores obtained by the Philippines and other neighboring nations in the annual Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum

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

PH education and health lagging behind ASEAN nations

Feb 08, 2014 - 9:45 AM

2014 starts off on the right foot with bigger budget allocations for education and health But impact will depend on whether funds are used efficiently

LEFT BEHIND. Philippine primary education and health is the 3rd least competitive in Southeast Asia. Graphic by Renz Bautista/Rappler

Are investors scared of the pork barrel scandal?

Sep 06, 2013 - 8:15 AM

It is too early to tell the impact of the recent pork scandal among investors in the country an economist and a business expert say

Rappler Newscast | September 4, 2013

Sep 04, 2013 - 9:32 PM

PH jumps 6 notches in global competitiveness China puts 75 blocks in Scarborough Shoal US Senate may give White House a 90 day window to intervene in Syria

PH now ranks 59th in competitiveness index

Sep 04, 2013 - 9:24 PM

The Philippines jumps a total of 26 places since 2010 in the World Economic Forum s Global Competitiveness Index What does this mean?

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

Why PH improves in competitiveness ranking

May 30, 2013 - 7:22 AM

The good news: the Philippines now ranks 38th among 60 countries The not so good news: we were 38th already in 2000 so we still have a long way to go

PH competitiveness rank jumps to 38th

May 30, 2013 - 6:50 AM

UPDATED The Philippines is one of the best performers in the 2013 World Competitiveness Yearbook ranking

OVERVALUED? An analyst says Philippine stocks may not be as expensive as they seem.

PH least competitive in Asia-Pacific

May 31, 2012 - 10:21 AM

The Philippines slips 2 notches in a global competitiveness ranking of 59 economies Overall it still lags behind neighbors in the region although it is better in other indicators such as business and government efficiency

Overall performance in GCI 2008-2012