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Foreign direct investments soar in July 2018 despite economic tensions

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:55 AM

The central bank says the higher foreign direct investment inflows in July reflect the 'continued positive investor sentiment on the Philippine economy'

Foreign investments soar 142.9% in May 2018

Aug 10, 2018 - 6:51 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says foreign direct investments in May stood at $1.6 billion

INVESTMENTS. Foreign investors remain optimistic in the Philippine economy. Rappler file photo

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the National Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Summit 2018 held at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Convention Center (ACC) in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga on July 10, 2018, assures that he will continue to promote ease of doing business to make the country a conducive environment for MSMEs to thrive.

Foreign direct investments dip by 3.2% in April 2018

Jul 11, 2018 - 8:12 AM

Despite the year-on-year dip, the central bank is optimistic due to 'favorable investor sentiment'

PH hot money net inflows hit $279M in April

May 19, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas show that the country had a net inflow of foreign portfolio investments for the second straight month in April with $279.28 million, 5 times more than in the same month last year

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Barangay, SK elections 2018 at the Corazon Elementary School, Batasan Rd, Quezon City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Foreign direct investments in PH continue to strengthen in February

May 11, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The country's central bank governor says this reflects investor confidence in the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and growth prospects

Philippines starts 2018 with foreign direct investments up by over 50%

Apr 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Foreign direct investment inflows reach $919 million in January 2018, up from the $587 million in January 2017

Record high again for foreign investments in Philippines

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:10 PM

But the growth of foreign direct investments in the Philippines in 2017 was substantially lower than in 2016

Economists upbeat about FDI prospects for 2018

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:50 PM

While the country’s ranking as the top country to invest by media firm US News may be subjective, economists are nonetheless optimistic that last year’s strong foreign investment flows will continue this year

PH economic managers hail ranking by U.S. firm, vow more reforms

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:40 PM

'Our efforts to create a more business- and investor-friendly environment are gaining traction,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, after an American firm ranked the Philippines as the best country to invest in

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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

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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

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

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

[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

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

[OPINION] The real score on foreign investments in the time of Duterte

Oct 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The latest FDI figures – alongside signs of weaker business confidence, lower growth forecasts, and declining competitiveness – seem to presage a brewing storm in the Philippine business climate

BSP still expects 2017 FDIs to be near 2016 level

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees this year's foreign direct investments hitting close to the $8 billion posted last year, noting that push and pull investment factors remain

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Comelec chairman Andres Buatista is emotional as employees of the agency show their support during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Foreign direct investments in PH drop to one-year low in July

Oct 10, 2017 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) Despite the drop, the economic team of President Rodrigo Duterte says foreign investors remain confident to do business in the Philippines

FDI net inflows down 61.1% to $874M in April

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The net inflows total 2 4 billion for January to April this year down 32 compared to the 3 6 billion in the same period a year ago

PH ends 2016 with foreign direct investments up 40.7%

Mar 12, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Foreign direct investments total 7 9 billion outstripping the central bank s own forecast of 6 7 billion

PH up 12 notches in 2017 Index of Economic Freedom

Feb 19, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Philippines gets a score of 65 6 higher than the world average of 60 9 and the Asia Pacific region average of 60 4

Still among Asia's fastest, PH grows 6.8% in 2016

Jan 26, 2017 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED The result puts the country s economic growth ahead of China s full year growth of 6 7 as well as Vietnam s 6 2

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PH's war on drugs likely has short-term impact on FDIs – HSBC

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:00 PM

We do see some challenge in [terms of] foreign investors perception on the latest measure taken by the new government says HSBC s Cheuk Wan Fan

SLOWDOWN. FDIs registered a $342-million net inflow in October 2016, down from $399 million a year earlier and from $469 million in a month ago. Photo by Agence France-Presse

FDI inflows hit $6.2B in first 10 months of 2016

Jan 10, 2017 - 8:25 PM

This is despite inflows of foreign investments for October 2016 slowing to 342 million compared to the 399 million seen in October 2015

NEDA: 'Sizeable impact' on PH economy in 2017 if China delivers on pledges

Nov 03, 2016 - 6:14 PM

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia also says the Philippines will screen Chinese companies interested in government projects to weed out shady firms

Foreign direct investments in PH up 7% in July

Oct 10, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Total FDI net inflows for the first 7 months of the year reach 4 7 billion according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Foreign direct investments in PH up 94.9% in H1 2016

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

FDI in the Philippines hit 4 2 billion from January to June this year but investments slowed down by 40 in June

HSBC sees peso improving to P45 to $1 by end-2016

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:21 PM

The Philippines is in a good position to attract more foreign investments this year according to HSBC s latest foreign exchange report

Foreign direct investments slow to $364 million in May 2016

Aug 10, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The amount is down 9 4 compared to May 2015 but foreign direct investments for 2016 already stand at 3 9 billion

Foreign direct investments hit $2.2B in April

Jul 11, 2016 - 7:00 PM

April s result means that FDI inflows have hit a combined 3 5 billion for the first 4 months of the year says the BSP

PH firms' confidence rebounds for Q2 2016

May 27, 2016 - 3:52 PM

The lingering effects of election spending and favorable weather contribute to a rebound in business confidence

PH GDP grows 6.9% Q1 2016

May 19, 2016 - 10:05 AM

3rd UPDATE This makes the Philippines the fastest growing economy in the region ahead of regional giant China

What's next for best-performing PH economy under Duterte admin?

May 13, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The new administration should spend directly on major infrastructure projects to build confidence and generate investor flows to ride on the current momentum says Oxford Business Group’s Managing director for Asia

PH foreign direct investments hit $936M in Jan-Feb 2016

May 11, 2016 - 12:35 AM

Net FDI inflows in the first two months of 2016 double from a year ago although a slowdown is recorded in February

PH 'hot money' hits net inflow of $482M in March

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:40 PM

March foreign net inflows rise dramatically from the 22M net outflow recorded last year

Foreign investors’ angst about PH elections

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

A foreign investor shares the concerns of the international investor community on why the best candidate for business may not win

Business groups to next president: Grow GDP, FDIs

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM

They also want increased openness to foreign trade tax reform and a public private partnership law

WISH LIST. Representatives of the Joint Foreign Chamber of the Philippines give a preview of their recommendations to the next Philippine president. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Foreign direct investments inch up in October

Jan 12, 2016 - 3:03 PM

The latest figure reflects favorable investor sentiment but FDI inflows is still down from January October 2015

SUSTAINED. The net inflows are sustained amid uncertainties in the global financial markets brought about by the interest rate lift off in the US and the economic slowdown in China. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Foreign direct investments seen to hit $6.3B in 2016

Dec 22, 2015 - 4:24 PM

BSP also sees FDI inflows rising to 6B this year on the back of the country s sustained economic growth

BULLISH. The bullish business confidence is expected to support the continued entry of foreign direct investments, despite the fact that the global financial environment is expected to remain volatile. File photo

Foreign direct investments surge 123.4% in Sept

Dec 11, 2015 - 3:31 PM

But despite hitting a record high of 1 5B for that month it is still down 5 5 in 9 months this year

SURGE. BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. says foreign direct investments surge in September on the back of the country’s sustained gross domestic product growth, benign inflation environment, healthy foreign exchange reserves, and stable foreign exchange rate. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Repeal, modernize outdated laws to sustain economic gains

Dec 10, 2015 - 9:34 AM

At the 2015 Integrity Summit a Philippine senator suggests creating a commission to study what laws can be dropped revised or modernized

PH's economic zones yet to benefit from spillover – ADB

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The success in ASEAN is also limited largely due to lack of linkages to the wider economy

SPILLOVERS. While the Philippines has been able to attract foreign direct investments in its zones, it "still needs to enhance benefits of technological spillovers and agglomeration – especially since enacting its more comprehensive 1995 Special Economic Zone policy," the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says. Image from ADB's website

PH balance of payments books biggest deficit

Sep 18, 2015 - 5:17 PM

August s balance of payments at 450 million is the biggest since January 2014 when the country books a deficit of 4 48 billion

EXTERNAL FACTORS. The country’s BOP position in August reflects the decision of the People’s Bank of China to devalue the Chinese yuan on August 11 and the blood bath in the global stock market on August 24. File photo from Agence France-Presse

PH balance of payments exceeds 2015 target

Aug 19, 2015 - 5:12 PM

BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo says the surplus recorded in the first 7 months of 2015 already surpassed the BOP target of 2 billion