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Philippines has to do more to be competitive—MBC

By Riza Lozada The recently released Global Competitiveness Report 2017- 2018 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) indicated that the country has to do more to keep pace with its quickly progressing neighbors, the Makati Business Club (MBC) said.

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Marawi City siege dampens BPO boom

The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry said enabling conditions in the country make it a competitive destination for outsourcing services but the prolonged conflict in Marawi City between state forces and Filipino militants supporting the Islamic State (IS) is causing concerns.

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No overheating despite strong growth, says ADB

The economy is expected to cruise to its high-growth path of over six percent a year without signs of overheating, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in the recent release of its Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update.

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Japan to fast-track financing of infra

By Luis Leoncio Top Philippine and Japanese officials have agreed to streamline their respective approval processes and introduce new measures to put in the fast lane the implementation of big-ticket infrastructure contracts for possible Japan financing under the so-called “Fast and Sure” principle.

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Senate sees budget okay by early December

The Senate will tackle the proposed P3.767 budget for this week after receiving last September 27 from the House of Representatives House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB).

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Moody’s: Rising political conflict ‘credit negative’

By Riza Lozada Credit watchdog Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) warned in a country report that a rapid escalation of domestic political conflict that undermines institutional strength and the government’s reform agenda would be “credit negative.”

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ERC junks bid to end power supply racket

By Luis Leoncio The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) rejected the petition for intervention filed by the Power for People (P4P) Coalition, a coalition of civic groups, consumer organizations, and homeowners against Meralco’s Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) involving 3,551 megawatt (MW) of coal with its sister companies.

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SM Foundation kicks off 146th farmers’ training

The SM Group’s charity work arm SM Foundation recently launched its 146th Rural Farmers’ Training Project in Barangay San Pablo, Ormoc City with 240 participants composed of farmers and beneficiaries of the government’s 4Ps program.

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Experts urge deeper study on federal shift

State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) recently urged policymakers to pursue a comprehensive study before embarking on the proposed shift to a federal form of government.

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Espenilla gets nod from debt watchdog

Newly-installed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Gov. Nestor Espenilla Jr. received a strong endorsement from credit watchdog Moody’s Investors Service which said Espenilla’s posting assured investors of continuity in the policies of his predecessor Amando Tetangco Jr.

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