The Philippine Star | Czeriza Valencia – January 26, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines advanced two notches in the 2018 Inclusive Development Index (IDI) of the World Economic Forum which measures the ability of advanced and emerging economies to foster inclusive growth and development. The country now ranks 38th among 74 emerging economies for the […]

By BusinessMirror – January 16, 2018 THE government’s interagency task force on Ease of Doing Business (EODB) is speeding up reforms to improve the country’s competitiveness. Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the strategy is to pursue a “whole of government approach,” where all instrumentalities of the government involved in business regulations take a unified action in […]

BusinessMirror | By Elijah Felice Rosales – January 15, 2018 The Board of Investments (BOI) is confident that it can hit its ambitious target of P680 billion worth of fresh investment approvals this year with the continuous robust growth of the manufacturing sector. The investment-promotion agency is coming off a record year with P617 billion in approved […]

By BusinessMirror – January 2, 2018 THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) successfully conducted the recent Manufacturing Summit 2017 at Fairmont Makati, bringing together more than 250 stakeholders from the private sector, industry associations, business chambers and stakeholders from the government and academic and research community. Taking off from the 2016 Manufacturing Summit, which […]

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 28, 2017 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to receive a higher budget from the national government next year which will allow it to put up more equipment sharing facilities for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez […]