Just under three-quarters (74%) of Filipino consumers say local job prospects are good/excellent in the next 12 months compared to the global average of 48%. Almost eight in 10 (79%) perceive their state of personal finances to be in good stead while 46% believe it’s a good time to buy things they want and need.
Japanese firms focus on expanding businesses in PH
Bilateral trade between the two countries is over US$17 billion or 14.5 percent of the Philippines’ trade to the world. On the investment side, committed Japanese investments last year represent over 16 percent of the Philippines’ foreign direct investments (FDIs), the bulk of which is in manufacturing. In the first quarter 2014, 22.3 percent of total approved FDIs came from Japan, the country’s second top source of FDIs.
DTI: MSMEs to advance Bamboo industry
Launching of the Bamboo Showcase of the Philippine Bamboo Industry Council.
Investment Roadshow in Kolkata, India
The Philippine Trade and Investment Centre New Delhi, Commercial Section of the Philippine Embassy in India, recently presented trade and investment opportunities to two groups of major Kolkata based businessmen
FOTON inaugurates its 11-hectare assembly plant at Clark, Pampanga
FOTON will expand its current roster of dealerships, from 19 to 24... ultimate goal of reaching 20,000 sales by 2020.
SM iCity3 declared a PEZA Special Economic Zone
The 50,077 square meter lot inside the Mall of Asia township became a PEZA zone under Proclamation No. 1203 pursuant to Republic Act No. 7916 or the “Special Economic Zone Act of 1995 as amended by Republic Act No. 8748.
Agriculture boost needed in the next 11 months
Growth Rate (%)
2004 -2010 (Arroyo) 2.8 % 5.2 %
2010-2014 (Aquino) 2.1 % 6.5 %