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Global innovation index 2018

THE PHILIPPINES’ rank in terms of innovation was unchanged from a year ago, despite “high scores” in business environment, education and information and communications technology (ICT), according to an annual report of the Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJul 11th, 2018

Global innovation index 2018

THE PHILIPPINES’ rank in terms of innovation was unchanged from a year ago, despite “high scores” in business environment, education and information and communications technology (ICT), according to an annual report of the Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

PH among worst in ease of doing business, education – report

MANILA, Philippines– The Philippines retained the 73rd spot out of 126 economies in the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII). The GII ranks countries according to their capacity and success in innovation. The survey looks into a country’s institutions, infrastructure, business and market sophistication, knowledge and technology outputs, human and capital ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

PH still among world s worst countries to work in – report

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was ranked as among the world's worst countries to work in, according to the Global Workers' Rights Index 2018 . The report of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) ranked 142 countries on the degree of respect for workers' rights from 1 to 5, with 1 as the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Alejano: Strong institutions needed to improve PH peace status

The Philippines needs strong institutions and clear policies to improve its peace status, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano said on Friday. Alejano said this after a recent study of Global Peace Index 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

PHL among 10 worst countries for workers’ rights –int’l trade union

The Philippines is among the 10 “worst” countries for workers’ rights, the world’s largest trade union federation said in its Global Rights Index 2018. Source link link: PHL among 10 worst countries for workers’ rights –int’l trade union.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Lorenzana on ‘least peaceful’ PH: ‘I don’t think so’ 

DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday refuted a report of an Australia-based think tank that the Philippines was among the “least peaceful” countries. “I do not think so,” Lorenzana told reporters when sought for his comment on the report of the Global Peace Index 2018 of the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP). The Philippines ranked 137th , [...] The post Lorenzana on ‘least peaceful’ PH: ‘I don’t think so’  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Drug war, Marawi pull down PH in Global Peace Index

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-drug campaign and the 5-month siege in Marawi City pulled down the Philippines' ranking in the 2018 Global Peace Index. The Philippines slid one place to 137th out of 163 countries in the 2018 index, from 136th in the previous index. The country also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Global stocks most lower amid trade uncertainty

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower in muted trading Tuesday amid co.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Manila Makes JLL’s Top 20 Cities in Asia Pacific

The country’s capital is included in the top 20 cities in Asia Pacific in the Short-Term City Momentum Index (CMI) of 2018 of JLL, a global professional services firm in real estate and investment management. Manila has been ranked 18th in the region — as one of the best destinations for global capital, business, and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

PH fixed broadband speed improves

The Philippines posted mixed results in terms of internet speed in the first quarter of 2018 as it marked improvements in fixed broadband and a surprise decline in mobile speeds. This was according to the newest Speedtest Global Index by Ookla, which claims to be the "global leader in internet performance testing and metrics" since it relies on measurements made by its billions of active users. According to its latest results, the Philippines advanced by one spot to 87 out of 128 countries during the first quarter of 2018 in terms of fixed broadband speed. For the period, the average download speed hit 15.67 megabits per second from 15.2 Mbps in the pervious quarter. It was also...Keep on reading: PH fixed broadband speed improves.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

US consumer prices jump 0.5% in January

WASHINGTON: US consumer inflation jumped sharply in the first month of 2018, the government reported Wednesday, spooking global stock markets amid concerns that interest rates will rise more aggressively this year. The consumer price index (CPI), which tracks the costs of household goods and services, rose 0.5 percent last month, exceeding analyst expectations, according to [...] The post US consumer prices jump 0.5% in January appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

PSEi’s 2018 gains wiped out

The local stock barometer has wiped out all gains so far this year on increased global risk aversion triggered by US inflation jitters. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slid by 141.39 points or 1.64 percent to close at 8,503.69 on Friday. The stock market saw its worst week for 2018, a year that was marked by early rallies extending from late 2017. Last year, the index gained 25 percent to end the year at 8,558.42. This week, however, the PSEi gave up a total of 307.06 points or 3.5 percent. Inflation expectations have likewise risen locally. The inflation-targeting Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) kept interest rates at an all-time low during its Thursd...Keep on reading: PSEi’s 2018 gains wiped out.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Press freedom in PHL partly free — world index

THE PHILIPPINES was rated partly free, as was press freedom in the country, in a global environment marked by democracy in crisis, according to the 2018 world freedom index released by Freedom House. Findings by the independent watchdog organization have concluded that “Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades in 2017 as its basic […] The post Press freedom in PHL partly free — world index appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

PH moves up in global travel freedom index

The Philippines climbed three positions to become the sixth in Southeast Asia and 72nd in the global travel freedom index, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index released Wednesday. #BeFullyInformed PH moves up in global travel freedom index The Philippines climbed three positions to become the sixth in Southeast Asia and 72nd in the global… link: PH moves up in global travel freedom index.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

PSEi greets 2018 with new record high

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre National Correspondent LOCAL STOCKS charged deeper into record territory to kick off the year, riding a raging global bull market fueled by improving outlook for global growth. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) picked up where it left off in 2017, chalking up a gain of 1.93% to close […] The post PSEi greets 2018 with new record high appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

PH manufacturing ends strong in 2017 — research group

The manufacturing sector sustained its strongperformance in the fourthquarter of 2018 evenas its growthslightlyweakened in December,the latestNikkeiPhilippinesManufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) showed. Last month, the PMI score slightlydeclined to 54.2 from 54.8 in November,global research firm IHS Markit said in a statement Tuesday. IHS Markit nonetheless pointed out that the index level in December "still signalled a solid improvement in the health of the sector" as thefourth-quarteraverage was thestrongest last year. APMIscore of above 50 indicates an overall increase in manufacturing activity. "The Philippines' manufacturing economy finished the year with ...Keep on reading: PH manufacturing ends strong in 2017 — research group.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

PH should spend more on R& D – PIDS

Despite climbing to 73rd out of 127 countries in the 2017 Global Innovation Index from 74th last year, the Philippines still needs to spend more in research and development (R&D) to truly boost innovation in the country, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said. At the recent Measuring and Examining Innovation in Philippine Business [...] The post PH should spend more on R&D – PIDS appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Is the beauty industry ready to go natural in 2018?

Natural ingredients are set to be one of the driving forces in the ever-evolving beauty industry next year. According to new research by the leading market intelligence agency Mintel, natural beauty products are set to become a major trend in 2018, with brands capitalizing on the movement by encompassing local approaches and developments in biotechnology with a more organic approach to ingredients. "With evolving consumer demands and climatic changes around the world, the beauty and personal care industry's approach to natural and sustainable ingredients must adapt," said Vivienne Rudd, director of Global Innovation and Insight, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel, in a press ...Keep on reading: Is the beauty industry ready to go natural in 2018?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

Palace Lauds Country’s Improvement in Global Innovation Index

Palace Lauds Country’s Improvement in Global Innovation Index.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2017

PH gains 9 notches in most innovative country standing

The Department of Trade and Industry welcomes the 2016 Global Innovation Index (GII) report, ranking the Philippines as the 74th most innovative country among 128 economies surveyed......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016