By BusinessMirror | April 24, 2018 WHILE the Philippines consumes as much coffee as countries such as the United States, Brazil, Japan and the European Union (EU), the country is also looking to be one of the top producers of top-grade coffee around the world. To make this a reality, President Duterte on March 7, 2017, […]

The Philippine Star | Richmond Mercurio – April 24, 2018 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines climbed a notch higher in the list of the most preferred investment destinations of Japanese companies in the world despite the country’s political situation and security becoming a more prevalent concern for investors. In its 2017 Survey on the […]

By Cai Ordinario | April 23, 2018 The manufacturing sector’s strong performance in the first three months of the year likely boosted the country’s GDP growth in the first quarter, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). On Monday Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia told reporters that first-quarter GDP growth likely reached 7 percent. […]

By Elijah Felice Rosales – April 18, 2018 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) vowed to prioritize coffee producers in the government’s assistance for small businesses to accelerate their production in the next four years. Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the government remains firm on its commitment to make the country on a par […]

The Philippine Star | Ian Nicolas Cigaral – April 12, 2018 – 5:52pm MANILA, Philippines — The World Bank expects the Philippine economy to “maintain” its growth rate in 2018 and 2019, adding that the country’s central bank should stay alert and ready to tighten monetary policy settings amid risks of an overheating economy. In its […]