micro small and medium enterprises - updates

Rappler's latest stories on micro small and medium enterprises

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Senate OKs bill on small businesses' better access to financing

May 28, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The proposed Personal Property Security Act seeks to expand the list of assets acceptable to banks as collateral, among others

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

Duterte to pour 'billions of pesos' into funding for MSMEs

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:00 PM

'Maybe P50 billion each is okay?' the Philippine president asks before an audience of diplomats and businessmen from all over Southeast Asia

YEBC 2017: PH youth urged to go into business

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

We focus on entrepreneurship because we need to in order to develop our country Senator Bam Aquino tells students at the Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

INDUSTRY LEADER. World-renowned industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue (3rd from left) is presented the Integrity Leadership Award. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Duterte: 'PH is open for business'

Sep 10, 2016 - 1:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte recounts telling businessmen in Laos that his administration will do its part in providing the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and prosper

'OPEN FOR BUSINESS.' President Rodrigo Duterte addresses business leaders at the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Vientiane, Laos on September 6. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Loans for MSMEs rise to P459.48 billion in Q1 2016

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Despite the increase total loans for MSMEs still fall slightly short of the 10 target set by the government

How will Philippine MSMEs fare in 2016?

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The conditions to grow are already in place but it is up to micro small and medium enterprises to seize the opportunities

From Basket Case. Gigi Phua-Lim, an entrepreneur who started as an art collector, talks to customer in her booth at the IMC. She hopes to promote Filipino artists and hopefully foreign artists through the reproduction of their works on everyday wear. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

New trade chief Cristobal: DTI will work 'beyond administrations'

Jan 04, 2016 - 10:25 PM

For newly appointed Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal Jr too little time is not a reason for the agency to just coast along

TOO LITTLE TIME. New DTI Secretary Cristobal tells colleagues: 'Some may think there is too little time to try anything new, new ideas and approaches. That is not the DTI way.' Photo by DTI

N. Mindanao MSMEs should get halal certification – DTI

Dec 12, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Region 10 or Northern Mindanao has the third highest production volume for poultry in the country and is the only one outside Luzon

ASEAN MARKET. DTI says for Northern Mindanao food products to be competitive in the growing market, MSMEs must aim for the Halal certification. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Globe launches online bazaar DigiMall for MSMEs

Dec 09, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Globe says the only way for micro small and medium enterprises to compete is through digitization

ONLINE BAZAAR. This Christmas season, Globe myBusiness, in partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify, introduces online bazaar DigiMall for MSMEs. Photos from Globe Corp Comm

Key lessons from APEC 2015

Nov 25, 2015 - 1:42 PM

It s learning about inclusive growth and ensuring it benefits the majority

LESSONS LEARNED. A delegate to the APEC SME Summit on November 17, 2015 shares his lessons learned from the event, and what Filipinos should look forward to post-APEC. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Josette Sheeran on the 'APEC divide' from both extremes

Nov 21, 2015 - 10:25 AM

UPDATED The former head of the World Food Programme and vice chairman of the World Economic Forum provides an insight into the relevance of high level summits like APEC

IMF to APEC leaders: Trade growth a disappointment

Nov 20, 2015 - 2:51 PM

The International Monetary Fund says the solution is to help small businesses enter global markets

GROWTH ISSUES. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 chairman President Benigno Aquino III (left) huddles with (clockwise from Aquino's left): Republic of Chile President Michelle Bachelet; Independent State of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill; United Mexican States President Enrique Peña Nieto; United States of America President Barack Obama; and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. These APEC leaders are told by the International Monetary Fund that growth has been disappointing in the region. Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

APEC leaders: Intensify efforts for MSMEs, embrace digital economy

Nov 19, 2015 - 9:11 PM

APEC leaders reiterate actions laid out in the Boracay Action Agenda to globalize MSMEs and report progress by 2020

From Basket Case. One of Basket Case's bags that showcase a Filipino painting. Founder Gigi Phua-Lim sells the bags at reasonable prices to make art accessible to the public. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: MSMEs showcased at APEC's Int'l Media Center

Nov 19, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Philippine based micro small and medium enterprises feature culture history versatility in their craftsmanship

From Expo Mandaue. A 1959 Porsche convertible (not for sale) hand-made with coconut twigs and ratan encased in fiber glass is displayed at Expo Mandaue in the IMC. It was designed by Clayton Togonon. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Is Trans-Pacific Partnership friendly to small businesses?

Nov 19, 2015 - 6:43 AM

New Zealand and Hong Kong s leaders also weigh in on a trade deal for the region while China pushes for the FTAAP

Lessons that help startups thrive

Nov 18, 2015 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED At the APEC SME Summit 2015 business leaders share lessons and ideas on the factors that can help small and medium enterprises thrive

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Summit 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

APEC SME Summit 2015: Lessons from Xurpas, Rappler

Nov 17, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Even with limited resources online startups can be successful with the right people and a creative approach to solving problems

TECH LESSONS. Xurpas CEO Nix Nolledo and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa answer questions from TV broadcaster Karen Davila. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Asia-Pacific to grow at slowest rate in 2015

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council urges APEC leaders to focus their discussions on ways to ensure that more people are part of the region s growth

REGIONAL GROWTH. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council officials (from left): Amb. Don Campbell, Eduardo Pedrosa, and Amb. Tang Guoquiang share the rather bleak results for regional growth, as showed in the State of the Region report released Monday, November 16, 2015.

Making region MSME-friendly could be APEC 2015's success

Nov 08, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Before pushing for a MSME friendly region some economists say the Philippines should first resolve its own policy gaps and conflicts that disempower microentrepreneurs

MSME-FRIENDLY REGION. In 1996, liberalizing the telecommunications services sector was considered APEC's major success. This year, it could be putting micro entrepreneurs at the centerstage

Aquino: PH is an easy brand to sell

Oct 29, 2015 - 6:05 PM

But corruption and impunity make the task a challenge says the salesman in chief of the Philippines

President Benigno S. Aquino III tours and views the exhibit on the 17th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibit (APRCE) at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City on Thursday (Oct 29, 2015). This year’s theme: “Asia Fast Forward”. Also in photo is Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo. (Photo by Rolando Mailo / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Philippines formalizes push for MSMEs adoption by WTO

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Senate also approves the bill seeking to provide micro small and medium entrepreneurs more access to micro financing

FORMALIZATION. The Philippine Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva has already submitted two documents on “Fostering the Participation of MSMEs in Regional and Global Markets," the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced via a website post on Monday, October 5, 2015.

DTI: Growth not inclusive without MSMEs

Sep 25, 2015 - 7:30 PM

APEC ministers are setting policy to support the integration of micro small and medium enterprises in international markets and global value chains

INCLUSIVE. Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo stresses "without micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in the global market, growth cannot be inclusive.” Photo from APEC PH 2015 Twitter account

Bring SMEs to the global arena – UN-ITU chief

Sep 22, 2015 - 2:34 PM

International Telecommunication Union Secretary General Houlin Zhao says information and communications technology can help make micro small and medium enterprises more prominent in the world stage

Women are prime movers of inclusive growth – APEC leaders

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:33 AM

They also push for addressing gender disparities in women s labor force participation and strengthening their role in growing MSMEs

Philippines to complete 100 Go Negosyo centers in September

Sep 18, 2015 - 7:11 PM

The centers are seen to help micro small and medium scale entrepreneurs with business registration financing and market promotion

MORE THAN A THOUSAND. The Philippines needs more than 1,000 Go Negosyo Centers to provide enough support for micro, small, and medium enterprises nationwide. Photo from www.bamaquino.com

DTI chief makes final push for MSMEs initiatives

Sep 17, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Gregory Domingo also confirms he will stay as DTI chief at least until after the country s hosting of the APEC Leaders’ Summit in November

FINAL PUSH. DTI chief Gregory Domingo says he will continue pushing initiatives for micro, small and medium enterprises, which represent 98% of all registered businesses.

PH manufacturing drops further in June

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Business expectations across sectors remain optimistic NEDA says

OPTIMISTIC. Despite the continuous decline in the manufacturing sector, business expectations across sectors remain optimistic, NEDA chief Arsenio M. Balisacan says. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Frederic J. Brown

Despite SONA 2015 snub, small businesses still gov't priority

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:30 AM

With its remaining time the Aquino administration plans to use APEC and new laws as a platform to push the growth of micro small and medium enterprises in the country

Empowering women through micro-entrepreneurship

Jun 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Economic mobility is often difficult for women given their dual roles of having to earn and managing the household Micro entrepreneurship can help

Aquino invites Japan companies to bid for PH infra projects

Jun 04, 2015 - 11:26 PM

The Philippines as an investment destination is more attractive today than at any other point in our history President Aquino says

(TOKYO, Japan) President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his keynote speech during the Philippine Investment Forum organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan-Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee – Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JPECC-JCCI), Philippines Society of Japan (PSJ) and ASEAN-Japan Center (AJC) at the Tsuru West Room, Banquet Floor of the Hotel New Otani for his State Visit in Japan on Thursday (June 04, 2015). (Photo by Robert Vinas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Low income households, small businesses priority for financial inclusion

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:30 PM

While the country is hailed as 3rd globally with the “most conducive environment for financial inclusion ” access to finance though is still considered a major hurdle for MSMEs

PH 1st in financial inclusion in Asia, 3rd in world

Dec 05, 2014 - 2:02 PM

The Economic Intelligence Unit says the Philippines benefits from having a highly capable regulator optimal credit regulation and effective dispute resolution

15 PH firms to franchise in ASEAN

Oct 04, 2014 - 2:18 PM

The Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc says food remains a viable business for franchising abroad

‘Walang iwanan’ economy: Bridging markets, communities

Oct 02, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The Go Negosyo Act enacted last July encourages the creation of micro small and medium enterprises in the Philippines

BRIDGES. During the 2014 Social Business Summit, Senator Bam Aquino talks about connecting businesses and communities in the Philippines through social entrepreneurship. Photo by Linh Do/Gawad Kalinga

BSP approves revisions on MSMEs reports from banks

Jun 14, 2014 - 11:45 AM

The changes aim to improve data collection to aid a more supportive lending environment for micro small and medium enterprises or MSMEs

EU, PH partnership to develop MSMEs

Jun 04, 2014 - 9:25 PM

The launch of European Union Philippine Business Network aims to help MSMEs to reach their full growth potential

Aquino to Fil-Chinese tycoons: Support small businesses

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:43 PM

The President cites the growth it can potentially bring: In 2011 micro small and medium enterprises generated a total of 6 3 million jobs

Senate OKs bill helping SMEs get funding

Feb 24, 2014 - 8:46 PM

It seeks to put up Negosyo Centers in cities and towns to help entrepreneurs register and manage businesses and gain access to sources of financing