Business & Economy

‘Cookies’ for fish is top microenterprise

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A Bulakeño, who makes “cookies” as fish feed, is this year’s national winner of the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA).

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Gov’t action needed to ensure benefits from ASEAN integration

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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country’s largest business organization, has urged the government to take “decisive” actions in 2014 to ensure that the country will benefit from the coming economic integration of the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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PH eyes top 3rd in global competitiveness ranking

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MANILA -- The Philippines is expected to significantly surpass its target of moving up to the top third of global competitiveness ranking surveys by the end of the Aquino administration, on the back of the critical reforms implemented to improve infrastructure and ease of doing business in the country.

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OFWs help bring in investors

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Over two decades ago, Filipinos introduced the first hamburger, the first fast food restaurant, the first bowling center and the café concept to Brunei.

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The year that was

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MANILA, Dec. 24 -- It’s Christmas and in just a week, we can officially say goodbye to 2013.  It is thus an opportune time to do a recap of the year that was, and may I say that this year has been a truly eventful one, to say the least.

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EU allots P59 M for Mindanao LGUs

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Zamboanga City -- The European Union (EU) has allotted P59-million in an effort to improve local governance, performance, and service delivery of local government units (LGUs) in the marginalized communities in Central Mindanao.

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PH bourse named best stock exchange in SE Asia

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The Philippine Stock Exchange is the “Best Stock Exchange in Southeast Asia,” according to institutional investment magazine Alpha Southeast Asia, which recently conferred the “Marquee Award” to the local bourse.

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Moody’s sees Philippine economy staying strong post-typhoon

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Despite the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines and the likely lower Philippines Gross Domestic Product in the following quarter, the Moody’s Investors Service still expects the country’s economy to be one of the strongest among emerging markets.

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‘Culture of corruption continues at Customs’

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“Commissioners come and go, but the (culture of corruption) in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) continues.”

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Cartel eyed in record increase of power rates

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate the record increase of P4.15 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in power rates being staggered starting this month in Metro Manila and other areas as the Department of Energy (DOE) starts probing Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and its power suppliers.

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