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COA says Monetary Board member Peter Favila and former MB member Armando Suratos are not entitled to the allowances and benefits they got from 2005 to 2010 as ex-officio members of the Trade and Investment Development Corporation of the Philippines
A UN report notes that the two-thirds of the global population who live in developing countries (excluding China) face 'unprecedented economic damage' from the crisis
'It is now evident that pandemic mitigation efforts and lockdowns around the world will have devastating effects on all economies,' say United Nations economists
(UPDATED) House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr and Senior Deputy Majority Leader Jesus Crispin Remulla vote no to House Bill No. 78, saying that it violates the 1987 Constitution
But Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas slams the bill as 'economic charter change without tinkering with the 1987 Constitution'
Tycoon Manny Pangilinan's departure from the 'super consortium' comes as his businesses face regulatory risks under the Duterte administration
Loss of consumer and investor confidence, a slowdown of global demand, swelling debt, and widespread market anxiety are just some of the issues clouding the global economic horizon
United Nations economists warn that regardless of how quickly the coronavirus outbreak lasts, it would significantly drag down global foreign direct investments
United Nations economists say manufacturing disruptions in China are 'expected to have repercussions elsewhere through regional and global value chains'
SM ended 2019 with total assets growing to a massive P1.1 trillion
(UPDATED) Although global factors are at play, the Philippines’ business climate and government policies are also partly to blame
Manny Pangilinan may get into real estate and tourism, as he faces regulatory risks with his other businesses
If passed into law, House Bill 78 would allow foreigners to fully own telecommunication and transportation companies in the Philippines which is 'fatally violative of the Constitution' the lawmakers say
But opposition lawmakers argue that the 'unconstitutional' bill would lead to Filipinos being at the mercy of foreign firms
For lawmakers behind the bill, the 1987 Constitution’s requirement that at least 60% of public utility enterprises' capital stock must be owned by Filipino citizens or corporations is limiting the country’s economic growth
Kapa officers are accused of running a Ponzi scheme, which involves offering impossibly high returns and paying investors using the money contributed by later investors
Foreign direct investments register higher inflows in November, but not enough to lift the figure for the 11-month period last year, as the global economic slowdown spooks investors
Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella says the project is expected to generate over P316 billion in investments and 2 million direct and indirect jobs
Why is there disappointing growth, given the country's potential? Let's talk about lower investments and the weakening of industry.
Opening the first UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a clear pitch for business less than two weeks before Britain leaves the European Union
The message from the world is clear: unless we in the Philippines shape up, foreign investors will continue to view us as an unworthy investment destination
For allegedly engaging in a Ponzi scheme, officers of Kapa-Community Ministry International face several cases in courts in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur; Quezon City; and Rizal
China's foreign investment law is supposed to give local and foreign companies equal treatment, but international firms only have 'modest' expectations
BOI executive director Ma. Corazon Dichosa says trade deficit of the country for the past 5 years has averaged 76.54%
Foreign portfolio investments for November yield net outflows as a result of $1.5 billion fleeing, mainly from the United States
While the government must not be beholden to investors, it is essential that it does not trivialize their investments, must treat them with fairness and reason, and exemplify stability and confidence to attract investments
With a fairly open visa regime and relatively developed telecommunications infrastructure, Malaysia becomes a hotspot for foreigners looking to set up centers to run online scams
Proclamation No. 846 tasks the Securities and Exchange Commission to lead the observation and celebration of the 'investor protection week' every year
Capital Markets Integrity Corporation, the local bourse's compliance arm, is tasked to assist affected customers and submit a report for instituting criminal charges
Ayala Corporation is set to acquire a 20% stake in Serge Pun's Yoma Group. The deal is the biggest ever Philippine conglomerate investment in Myanmar.
A trusted employee addicted to gambling stole millions of pesos from one of the country's oldest brokerage firms, leading to the company's closure
Organizers say 300 speakers from over 30 countries, including American officials and heads of global banks and sovereign wealth funds, attend the Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed 'Davos in the desert'
Mayor Abby Binay flies to Hong Kong to secure more funding for her flagship project, the Makati Subway
Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings says goodbye to its IPO plan for now, after getting a massive fresh capital infusion of P35 billion from a consortium led by global investment firm KKR
Foreign investors place less bets on the Philippines for the 5th straight month
The National Bureau of Investigation files a syndicated estafa complaint – a non-bailable offense – against 39 individuals associated with the ALAMCCO credit cooperative
But ex-Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña argues that lifting these constitutional restrictions would be 'very, very dangerous'
Foreign portfolio investments post a net outflow of $1.1 billion from January to August 2019, reversing the net inflow of $602 million in the same period last year
The senator's bill proposes to provide ‘a more level playing field to eligible domestic and foreign bidders’
Foreign direct investments reach $430 million in June 2019, just a little over half of the $836 million posted in the same month in 2018
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro slams the bill as a 'worse form of liberalization among professionals' in the Philippines
House committee on economic affairs chair and the bill's sponsor, Sharon Garin says foreign direct investment could provide the capital necessary to improve public service
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the taxes when trading in shares of stock
Senator Leila de Lima cites 'claims from no less than our top military officials that Chinese presence in these strategic border islands would pose, if not guarantee, security risks to our country'
Economic managers need to be more forthright about the state of the Philippine economy and not paint a picture of it that is rosier than the data suggest
Foreign direct investments in May hit a 4-year low at just $242 million
Cavite 7th District Representative Boying Remulla says the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange would have been 'viable' if not for these construction delays
As of end-June 2019, SM's total assets are at P1.1 trillion, a 5% growth
Military spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo says the government should study the security implications of handing over the islands to foreign entities
Metro Pacific Investments Corporation reports lower earnings in the 1st half of 2019, but highlights the growth in core income and investments