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AmCham survey finds Philippines most improved business climate in ASEAN

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The Philippines was the most improved in business environment among ASEAN countries, a new survey of American firms operating in the region revealed, despite continuing concerns of corruption, tax structure, and infrastructure.

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Three industry roadmaps out

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The first roadmaps, released yesterday, are for the manufacturing, chemicals and copper industries, whose representatives earlier gave the government their targets and recommendations.

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Emirates to launch non-stop daily Clark-Dubai flights

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Emirates, one of the world’s largest airlines, announced it will launch its daily non-stop flights from Clark to Dubai on October 1, 2013 to cater to Filipinos and tourists whose destination is Northern Luzon.

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Implications of a territorial dispute

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What are the implications in the tug-of-war between Makati, Taguig (and recently, Pateros) in their legal claim of the revenue-rich Bonifacio Global City-Fort Bonifacio area?

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Brunei firm invests P1.3B to boost BIMP-EAGA

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Filipino firm SL Agritech Corp. and Brunei firm Four Bays Iman Sdn Bhd (FISB) have tied up for a hybrid rice plantation in Mindanao in an effort to stimulate businesses and bring economic progress in the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East Asia Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), an ASEAN sub-regional grouping.

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Pangasinan firm produces veggie-based snacks to solve malnutrition

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STA. BARBARA, Pangasinan—When local businessman Racky Doctor was asked two years ago if he would like to venture into food manufacturing, he did not hesitate to take up the challenge.

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Ginebra San Miguel brands win Monde Golds

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Flagship Ginebra San Miguel and other Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. (GSMI) brands won 10 Gold Quality Labels in the prestigious 51st Monde World Selection recently in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Filipino majority-owned bank among best industry performers in US

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SAN FRANCISCO --- Mission National Bank (MNB), a member of the San Francisco-based Lucky Group of Companies, fortified its position among the best-performing community banks in the US as it again made the elite list of 200 Top Community Banks by the American Banker Magazine.

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Cattle project for overseas workers

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A novel investment scheme for a cow-calf operation designed especially for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is being offered by King Ranch, a successful beef cattle breeding and fattening operation in Batangas which is expanding to a 10,000-hectare farm in Palawan.

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ECOP & Joint Foreign Chambers Position on Wage Increase is Heartless—TUCP

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The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), the largest labor federation in the country, assailed the call of Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) president Edgardo Lacson and the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) to dismiss outright the 85-peso wage increase petition for minimum wage earners in Metro Manila.  

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