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Globe holds tests to boost internet speed

The first local telecommunications company to adopt the TV white space frequency for broadband use, Globe Telecom has successfully completed a TV white space trial for wireless backhaul.

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DOE to ban gas-storage tanks near residential areas

The Department of Energy (DoE) will require gasoline stations with underground storage tanks to be located a safe distance away from residences.

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SMC earmarks P3.43B for infra buildup this year

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has alloted a total of P3.43 billion this year out of the sale of its shares to finance its investments on infrastructure.

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Pledged capital surged 49% to P227.4B in H1

Committed investments in seven major investment promotion agencies (IPAs) has reached P227.4 billion in the first half, a 48.8-percent increase from a year ago, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported.

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Topnotch British trade mission schedules visit next month

By Riza Lozada A British trade mission will visit the country next month to explore business opportunities and to establish local networks for possible investments.

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Roxas bioethanol affiliate resumes operations

Listed Roxas Holdings Inc. unit Roxol Bioenergy Corp. (RBC), had started maintenance repairs in its La Carlota City plant following a 30-day suspension by the city government due to foul odor the plant emits.

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E-commerce firms pin hope on DICT to push IT development

E-commerce advocates like the Ureka Forum and its consortium members hope the newly formed Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) can provide lasting solutions and empower the entire business value chain to go beyond their growth potential.

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Rules out for setting up of microfinance bodies

By Riza Lozada The rules for the setting up of microfinance non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has been released that, among other things, will provide such financing firms a low 2-percent preferential tax.

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Electronic chip makers eye better quality to boost exports; optic cable sales seen to jump

Enhancing the quality of locally manufactured electronic products is the target of an industry group to ramp up exports receipts of the country.

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First Gen adds 100MW  to Luzon power supply

The Lopez group’s First Gen Corp. (First Gen) will start commercial operation of the 100-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant San Gabriel Avion in Batangas City.

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