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OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria says there is 'an urgent need' for Washington and Beijing to bury their differences
The People's Liberation Army has organized air and naval forces to warn the USS Preble to leave after it entered waters near China-claimed Scarborough Shoal on Monday morning, May 20
From Intel to Qualcomm, a number of chipmakers from the US, as well as some from Europe, are refraining from supplying Huawei until further notice
(UPDATED) PLDT says current products 'will continue to function normally' on the PLDT-Smart network, while Globe says the current situation 'will not impact its network services'
But Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says it would be 'naive' to think US protectionism is no longer a threat
'Within 180 days...the Trade Representative shall update me on the outcome of the negotiations,' President Donald Trump says in a proclamation issued by the White House
'Restricting Huawei from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger; instead, this will only serve to limit the US to inferior yet more expensive alternatives,' says Huawei in a statement
'I think we are close to an understanding with Mexico and Canada,' says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
New tariffs risk exploding already tense trade relations with Washington's major trading partners, who are angry about punitive duties on steel and aluminum imposed last year
White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow says the chances of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meeting during the Group of 20 summit in Japan in late June 'are probably pretty good'
'Would be wise for them (China) to act now,' United States President Donald Trump says in a tweet
The developments comes as two days of talks to resolve the trade battle ended with no deal, but no immediate breakdown either
US and Chinese representatives return to the bargaining table amid a sudden flare-up in hostilities, while President Donald Trump is still hopeful of salvaging a trade deal
The Department of Trade and Industry conducts a surprise inspection of China Food City and finds that the stalls there lack proper permits
Exports of electronics and electronic parts decline in March 2019 partly due to poor demand, which is seen to continue for the rest of the year
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde also says recent 'rumors and tweets' make an agreement between the United States and China less likely
The Department of Trade and Industry says it protects consumers and at the same time 'negotiates with manufacturers on the most reasonable price adjustments,' if needed
Labor groups with varying political ideologies gather to express support for pro-worker senatorial candidates – a show of unity that they describe as 'historic'
'We hope within the next two rounds...to be at the point where we can either recommend to the president we have a deal or make a recommendation that we don't,' says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
With rice prices as low as P32 per kilo, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says suggested retail prices for the staple are no longer needed. But it is up to the Department of Agriculture to decide.
The removal of the National Food Authority from the importation process is expected to cut the time needed to process import permits
The Trans-Pacific Partnership removes trade barriers among 11 nations representing nearly 500 million consumers in the Asia-Pacific region in a bid to counter China's growing economic influence
At the Belt and Road Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping appeals to all countries to 'create a good investment environment' and to treat the Chinese 'equally'
In a speech kicking off a Belt and Road Initiative summit, Xi Jinping also offers soothing remarks to the US over subsidies, the yuan, and trade as the two sides head into fresh high-level talks next week
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, however, says the investigation into traders jacking up sugar prices will still depend on the participation of the industry's stakeholders
The Department of Trade and Industry is expanding the areas covered by its monitoring activities to show it is 'serious' in its campaign against substandard materials
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says sugar, a basic commodity, is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says more than 20,000 jobs are expected to be created by deals to be signed on the sidelines of President Rodrigo Duterte's participation at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing
TUCP says it received complaints from call center workers who were not allowed to evacuate and were told to continue working after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Luzon on Monday
The cross-border trade is based on a barter system, with traders exchanging goods including chillies, cumin, mango and dried fruit
(UPDATED) If the deal pushes through, it would be the Philippines' second economic partnership, after the one with Japan
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the Philippines is aiming for a ranking higher than 95th, after accomplishing 33 out of 43 planned reforms
The processing of excavation permits is expected to be faster, after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between utility firms and the Quezon City government
The shift to online transactions for processing product certifications can also save businesses around P3,613 per application, says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez
However, France says it will make a show of opposing the start of the talks when the negotiating mandate is put to a vote of EU agriculture ministers seen as largely symbolic
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the Philippines received the assurance from UK officials in several high-level dialogues over the last two months
Aside from catering to some 11 million Muslim Filipinos, local halal businesses should have more exposure to Muslim-majority countries, says the Department of Trade and Industry
The Bureau of Internal Revenue discovers a new scheme by illicit tobacco traders: offering sardines or a pack of noodles in exchange for tax stamps
After the government manages to speedily pass the Rice Tariffication law, will the same be said for sugar?
The two sides have slapped tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of goods since last year, hitting a slew of businesses ranging from manufacturers to farmers in both countries
Despite a wide deficit, the Philippines' agricultural trade grows by almost 16% to $5.23 billion in the 4th quarter of 2018
Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says planting and harvesting may be delayed, but there would be no major impact on rice production
The labor group urges the government to keep a close watch over businesses after a survey showed that a majority of employers may be inclined not to hire women due to the Expanded Maternity Leave Law
Japan, being one of the Philippines' strongest trade partners, would help generate 16,000 jobs if these investments push through
Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat promotes 'It's More Fun in the Philippines' in Europe
The US president says: 'We are doing very well with China talks... We are getting what we have to get'
The European Parliament only has an advisory role with regard to the EU's negotiating mandate, but it will have the final say once an agreement has been concluded
A possible summit between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping remains up in the air
Japan has been a close ally and strong trade partner to the Philippines. Trade relations are about to get better with the First Protocol to Amend the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
'We will never use the exchange rate for the purpose of competition, nor will we use the exchange rate to increase China's exports,' says People's Bank of China Governor Yi Gang