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PH: Making a difference in 201

January 17, 2014
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The Philippine economy sustained its growth momentum in 2013 even as the economy experienced pockets of turbulence brought about mainly by uncertainty in the external environment. For the first three quarters, GDP increased by 7.4 percent, higher than the 6.7 percent in the same period in 2012. Growth was boosted by the strong performances of services, manufacturing and construction sectors. On the expenditure side, growth came mainly from consumer and public spending as well as increased investments in fixed capital (i.e., construction activities and investments on durable equipment). Indeed, the economy has continued to run on all cylinders. More important, economic growth has been supported by key policy reforms as well as sound macroeconomic policies. The continuation of structural reforms and prudent economic and financial policies is expected to make a difference in 2014 and beyond.

Jobs, poverty biggest problems

by ANGELA CELIS on January 17, 2014
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The Philippine economy was able to post growth rates of seven percent for the past five consecutive quarters despite the weak global environment outperforming more advanced economies in Asia.

Higher yields for gov’t IOUs

January 17, 2014
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Higher inflation rate plus the tapering in bond buying of the US government will increase yields in government securities this year according to several economists.

Easier success through the int

by Richmond Mercurio on January 17, 2014
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Hard work  and passion are the traditional requirements for success in business, now entrepreneurs are capitalizing on the internet  as the modern-day recipe for sure success. Rather than invest hefty sums,  young entrepreneurs use of social media to market their wares.

Correcting jobless growth

by Irma Isip on January 17, 2014
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The Philippines may have outperformed other Asian countries in terms of economic growth but this growth has failed to provide jobs.

Sober power pricing readied

by Richmond Mercurio on January 17, 2014
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The Philippine power industry both producers and distributors will have to accept new pricing that will balance the cost of production and supply stability at the least cost to consumers.


January 17, 2014
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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla believes that solar energy will free Metro Manila residents from exorbitant Meralco prices. 

4-year reconstruction to cost

by ANGELA CELIS on January 17, 2014
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The Aquino administration has prepared a four-year recovery and reconstruction plan in areas that were affected by super typhoon Yolanda, which will hopefully bring back at the very least  the economic and social conditions in the affected provinces to pre-typhoon levels.

Conglomerates go beyond CSR

by Irma Isip on January 17, 2014
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Big businesses in the Philippines are the first to respond to disasters more often than not making up for the inadequacies of the government.

Microfinance takes center stag

by JIMMY CALAPATI on January 17, 2014
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According to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco, the country’s economic story last year could be summed up in two words—investment grade.


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