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DOTr to review P350-billion NAIA rehabilitation proposal

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

The Department of Transportation expects to finish its evaluation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport proposal by top conglomerates in April

REHABILITATION. Passenger traffic to NAIA is expected to continue to grow significantly over the coming years and the existing runway configuration may be unable to accommodate the future flows. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PH starts 2018 with hot money net inflows of $162M

Feb 16, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The central bank attributes this to investor optimism over the passage of the first phase of the tax reform program, positive corporate earnings, and the expected infrastructure spending this year

'Super consortium' formalizes P350-billion NAIA rehab proposal

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The consortium's members are Aboitiz InfraCapital, AC Infrastructure, Alliance Global, Asia's Emerging Dragon, Filinvest, JG Summit, and Metro Pacific

REHABILITATING NAIA. The consortium teams up with Singapore's Changi Airports International Private Limited to provide technical support in the areas of master planning, operations optimization, and commercial development. Image from Aboitiz Corporate Communications

Kuwait deployment ban, LTFRB on ride-hailing cap, Sharon Cuneta on Duterte | Evening wRap

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Philippines exceeds foreign direct investments target for 2017

Feb 12, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas attributes the strong inflows to the country's sound macroeconomic fundamentals

First phase of Cavite-Laguna Expressway to open in December

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The first 7 kilometers of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is set to be opened to motorists by end-2018, ahead of the initial target of February 2019

CALAX. The 1st 7 kilometers (kms) of CALAX is seen to be opened to motorists by December 2018, instead of earlier target of February 2019. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

DTI's Lopez, Hyundai face plunder, estafa complaint

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption accuses Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez of favoring Hyundai, which the group claims should not have been given P1.1 billion in tax exemptions

Investing for your child and Paying it Forward

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The GradMaker app from Manulife gives parents the opportunity to invest in their child’s future and Pay It Forward to children in need

Metro Pacific unit to borrow P36 billion for 2 new toll roads

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation is getting ready for the construction of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway and the C5 South Link Expressway

NEW ROADS. The tollways arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) is spending P153 billion until the 1st quarter of 2018 to start building highways and toll roads around the Philippines. Photo from MPIC website

Rappler Talk: Francis Lim on how SEC violated own rules in Rappler case

Jan 28, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Rappler's lawyer also explains why he took the case and what surprised him most about the decision

Ombudsman probe on Dengvaxia, Aguirre on Mamasapano, Duterte in India | Evening wRap

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:27 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

MinDA to ask BSP to craft Islamic finance policy

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:17 PM

The policy team of Mindanao Development Authority is studying what existing polices are available in the banking system to 'enable' Islamic finance

Graphics by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Legal battles further delay turnover of coco levy funds to farmers

Jan 14, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Sandiganbayan rules in favor of UCPB and Cocolife's request to be heard despite an earlier Supreme Court decision that there is no need for further hearings

Foreign direct investments in PH hit 16-month high in October 2017

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The October 2017 figure of $2.02 billion is the biggest monthly FDI inflow since April 2016

FLOWING. Actual investments channeled into the Philippines last October is the highest in 16 months. File photo from AFP

Philippine economy to grow fastest in ASEAN-5 in 2018 - First Metro

Jan 04, 2018 - 4:06 PM

The Philippine economic growth is seen to be driven by the revival in manufacturing, consumption spending, stable remittances from overseas Filipinos, and tourism boom

A millennial’s guide to mutual funds

Dec 29, 2017 - 6:14 PM

Want to start investing, but don’t know how? Here’s an easy primer from a fellow millennial

Conglomerates form ‘Super Consortium’ to propose NAIA upgrade

Dec 21, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The Ayala, Aboitiz, Gokongwei, Gotianum, Metro Pacific and Andrew Tan groups will submit their unsolicited bid to the Department of Transportation

Japanese credit watcher maintains Philippines' investment grade rating

Dec 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Tokyo-based R&I is optimistic that the Duterte administration's infrastructure plan will sustain the country's solid economic growth

Foreign direct investments up 61.8% in September 2017

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas data show that FDI hit net inflows of $754 million in September this year, from $466 million recorded in the same month in 2016

Fitch upgrades Philippines' credit rating

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:26 PM

(UPDATED) The upgrade from BBB- to BBB is due to strong economic growth and the tax reform initiative

BDO, World Bank tie up for $150-million green bonds

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The World Bank is the sole investor in the issuance which is expected to curb 93,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year by 2022 through the funding of climate-smart projects

Fancy living in Europe? Try citizenship by investment

Dec 09, 2017 - 9:49 PM

You can acquire a Cyprus passport, and have access to the wider EU, in as little as 6 to 12 months with a 2-million euro investment

Conglomerates in talks for 'super consortium' to upgrade NAIA

Dec 07, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Andrew Tan's Alliance Global and Lucio Tan's LT Group confirm there are talks with other business groups, though no formal agreements have been reached

Online platform Startup-O brings accessible funding for startups

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Startup-O envisions democratizing the process of raising funds for emerging startups

CDO gov't wants more players to supply city with water

Dec 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

This comes amid issues with one of the city's current bulk water suppliers

[OPINION] Why democracy's not a constraint to infrastructure, development

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:20 AM

In authoritarian regimes, infrastructure projects are subject to large commissions, bribes, and kickbacks, and this often compromises their quantity and quality

Rubbing elbows with ASEAN business giants? Here's the price

Nov 15, 2017 - 3:36 PM

On the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, some of the region's most prominent businessmen get the chance to meet and network together

SEA OF ATTENDEES. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Sy, Zobel still in, Aboitiz out of Forbes' list of Asia's richest families

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Two prominent Filipino clans are included in the magazine's annual list of the 50 wealthiest business dynasties in the region

BILLION-DOLLAR CLAN. Sy and Zobel de Ayala families are Philippines' two richest clans. Photos from Ayala's and SM Investments's official website

India's Modi hails the Philippines as 'services powerhouse'

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The Philippines challenges India's dominance as the top business process outsourcing destination in the world

INDIA'S ACT EAST POLICY. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches India to business leaders at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit as part of his Act East Policy. Photo from RTVM feed

MSMEs must benefit from free trade, Robredo tells ASEAN businessmen

Nov 14, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says technology is a 'wild card' that both rich and poor countries must learn to decode to help small-scale entrepreneurs

INCLUSIVE GROWTH. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pangilinan still optimistic over oil hunt in West Philippine Sea

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

As ASEAN countries and China prepare to craft a Code of Conduct, Filipino tycoon Manuel Pangilinan is hopeful potential oil and gas reserves in the disputed waters can eventually be tapped

HOPEFUL. 'We are quite optimistic that something could happen, but that is entirely beyond our control,' PXP Energy chief Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, November 14

Nov 14, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Watch the highlights of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

PH, Russia mull Northern Luzon railway corridor, new direct flights

Nov 14, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The two countries are exploring direct flights between their capitals and development assistance for the Philippines' Northern railway corridor

BILATERAL TALKS. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Russian Minister for Transport Maksim Sokolov discuss possible areas of cooperation. Photos from Department of Transportation

Japan reaches out to ASEAN startups

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Following China's lead, Japan is starting to aggressively invest in startups in Southeast Asia, creating opportunities mainly for firms focused on the Internet of Things and healthcare

Democracy, infrastructure development not a good mix – Razon

Nov 13, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Enrique Razon Jr says 'countries with the best infrastructure in the world are dictatorships'; Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says he won't go that route

In ASEAN business summit, Razon asks PH to 'just get things done'

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The port magnate and casino operator says the Philippines can achieve larger economic gains than its neighbors by improving its infrastructure

FOCUS ON OWN. 'Once and for all, we (the Philippines) really have to focus and invest in our own infrastructure,' tycoon Enrique Razon Jr says. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

$60 billion a year needed to address ASEAN infrastructure gap – ADB

Nov 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM

To fill the region's massive infrastructure gap, some businessmen recommend the public-private partnership (PPP) route

INFRA GAP. Citing an ADB study, ADB's Diwakar Gupta saya a 10% increase in energy distribution would mean 7% increase in exports; while a 10% increase in trasnportation leads to 2% increase in exports. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, November 13

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Watch the highlights of the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit

Philippines aims to identify 300 new eco zones in January 2018

Nov 12, 2017 - 11:30 PM

These would include mega economic zones, spanning 1,000 to 4,000 hectares

ECO ZONES. Location of some of the Philippines' economic zones, according to PEZA. Image grabbed from PEZA website

Over 140 business leaders to mentor ASEAN's micro, small entrepreneurs

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Under the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), the entrepreneurs will be given knowledge and tools to penetrate global value chains

ASEAN MENTORS. After the forum, some of the over 140 mentors huddled to discuss the implementation of the program. Screenshot from Facebook live

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, November 12

Nov 12, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Watch the highlights of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network launch

Suu Kyi pushes for more women in top business roles

Nov 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) But critics call Myanmar's de facto leader a hypocrite, amid sordid accounts of Rohingya women being raped in Myanmar

WHO RUN THE WORLD? Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi tells business leaders at the ASEAN Summit that women should be given more decision-making roles. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] ASEAN likes, but also fears, China's economic weight

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Recent analyses make the case for why ASEAN's 10 member countries need to work on deepening trade and investment ties among themselves

SM Investments' income up on strong core businesses

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The listed conglomerate of the Philippines' richest man, Henry Sy Sr, benefits from growth in its property and retail units

VIBRANT GROWTH. 'Our solid 3rd quarter results benefitted from vibrant growth in our property and retail businesses,' SM president Frederic DyBuncio says. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Metro Pacific eyes more toll roads, water projects in ASEAN countries

Nov 08, 2017 - 6:15 PM

For Indonesia alone, Metro Pacific CEO Jose Maria Lim says his firm is exploring dozens of toll road concession deals

New list of investment areas off-limits to foreigners now on Duterte's desk

Nov 07, 2017 - 8:30 PM

This list – shortened compared to the previous one – is seen to boost foreign direct investments flowing into the Philippines

OPENING UP. The new list is now on President Rodrigo Duterte's desk. Business groups have pointed out that lifting some restrictions on foreign ownership would drive up foreign investment in the country. Presidential photo by Karl Alonzo

SM Prime income surges 16% on steady mall rental, residential sales

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:35 PM

SM Prime attributes revenue growth to higher rental revenues, steady improvement in same-mall-sales, and higher contribution from residential sales

65TH. SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown is the Sy family's 65th mall in the Philippines. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Metro Pacific tollways unit expands presence in Indonesia

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:40 PM

For $132 million, the toll road arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation raises its stake in Indonesian infrastructure holding company PT Nusantara

Leaks show U.S. commerce chief, UK queen's offshore investments

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The findings emerge as part of the Paradise Papers released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which was behind the 2015 Panama Papers

In this file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. Carl Court/Pool/AFP