By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel | Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:13 AM December 04, 2017 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is planning a support package that will help beef up the shipbuilding industry in the country, with focus on promoting the local production of small- and medium-sized vessels, according to a top official. Trade Assistant […]

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 4, 2017 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — SteelAsia Manufacturing Corp. and its foreign partners are investing $1.5 billion to build an ecosystem of steel-based industries in the Philippines, its chairman Benjamin Yao said. “This is a good time to invest in manufacturing. Government is a partner, cutting down red […]

By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel | Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:31 AM December 02, 2017 The manufacturing industry is expected to grow by more than 10 percent next year after hitting recently the highest quarterly growth in nearly a decade, said Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez. During the recent Manufacturing Summit, Lopez said the country was on […]

The Philippine Star | By Catherine Talavera | Updated November 19, 2017 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine manufacturing sector continued to grow in the third quarter, expanding by 9.4 percent and inching closer to its gross domestic product (GDP) contribution target. In a statement, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the surge in manufacturing drove GDP growth […]

The Philippine Star | By Richmond Mercurio | Updated November 14, 2017 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has moved up to the upper half of the 10-country Association Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in attracting foreign direct investments (FDI) after settling at the bottom half and in the middle of the pack the previous years. The country […]