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(Infographic) The Economy Before and After the EDSA Revolution

GDP picked up after 1986 though not by much. But swings between booms and busts have eased

On February 25, the country celebrates the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. The military-backed popular uprising is commonly credited for restoring electoral democracy and civil liberties, which people began to enjoy again soon after the fall of the Marcos ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 22, 2017 04:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 4: PH economy to grow fastest in 2016, IMF says

The International Monetary Fund says the PH’s growth would trump other ASEAN-5 members. The PH market though continues to fall.

Fastest growth The Philippines is seen to have the fastest gross domestic product (GDP) growth among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN-5 major economies in 2016, based on the International Monetary Fund's latest Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 04, 2016 10:00:00
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Kick start your day, April 22: COMELEC says sorry over leaked data

But for good news, Standard & Poor’s forecasts incomes, projects in the country will rise.

"I apologize for this continuing attack on your privacy," the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday, April 21 over a hackers' group claims that exposed personal data of millions of Filipino voters and made it searchable through ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 22, 2016 10:00:00
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Kick start your day, March 31: What do Filipinos want by 2040?

Plus, ADB forecasts for PH growth in 2016; a new airline flies to Batanes; Cebu Pacific adds flights; 10 'new wave cities' named for 2016.

PH economy to grow 6% in 2016The Philippine economy will see continuous economic growth in the next two years, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) revealed.According to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2016, the Philippines will enjoy a 6% ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 31, 2016 08:00:00
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The 5 key economic achievements under President Elpidio Quirino's term

His administration (from 1948 to 1953) left notable economic legacies, among them the country's industrialization and the central bank's creation.

February 29 marks the 60th death anniversary of the Philippines’ sixth Philippine President Elpidio Quirino. Today, his remains were reinterred from the South Cemetery in Makati City to the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) in Taguig City.Quirino is now the third ...

by James Humarang  | February 29, 2016 07:00:00
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Inclusive growth possible in the next decade through bold reforms

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines holds a forum to discuss policy reforms needed for sustained economic growth in the next decade.

PANELISTS. From left: American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) of the Philippines' John Forbes; AmCham's Ebb Hinchliffe; Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines' Ryan Evangelista; Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines' Julian Payne; European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines' Henry Schumacher; Japanese Chamber ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 26, 2016 09:00:00
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What to expect at the 5th Arangkada Philippines Forum

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines is pushing for bold reforms for inclusive growth in the next decade.

Manila, Philippines – Coinciding with the official start of the campaign season for the upcoming 2016 presidential elections, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines launched on Tuesday, February 9, the 5th Arangkada Philippines forum, with the theme “A Bolder and More ...

by Toni Antiporda  | February 09, 2016 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Bigger stage for small biz

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are expected to be the main drivers that will propel the local economy and make it among the top 10 fastest markets from 2010 to 2050. The Internet will play a vital role in every business strategy.

Seven out of the top 10 fastest-growing economies from 2010 to 2050 will be in Asia. And according to the 2011 Citi Investment Research and Analysis, the Philippines is at the sixth spot with an estimated average economic growth of 7.3 percent. ...

by Rocel Ann G. Junio  | February 05, 2014 10:50:00
Business Ideas

10 tips to thrive in a competitive market

Find opportunity where others only see difficulty

With the world going through another financial crisis, the cartoon of a chicken screaming “The sky is falling!” is in vogue again. But businessmen don’t have to act like a panicked fowl in times like this. Four entrepreneurs interviewed for this report- ...

by Lissa G. Romero  | September 18, 2011 01:00:00
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Tokyo training helps boost competitiveness of Pinoy SMEs

Binalot\\\'s Rommel Juan chosen as Philippine delegate for the two-week training

Photo shows Rommel Juan of Binalot (third from left) during the training in TokyoRommel Juan, the entrepreneur behind Binalot Fiesta Foods, was recently chosen by the Development Academy of the Philippines, the local arm of Japan-based Asian Productivity Organization (APO) , to ...

December 29, 2010 01:00:00