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Big goals… but can they deliver?

Budget Secretary Ben Diokno shared the administration’s bold plans in a presentation before the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2016

Regulator and operator

The good news from Budget Secretary Ben Diokno when he spoke before the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) last week is about a reorganizatio.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2016

Philippine competitiveness drops in WEF survey

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines ended nearly a decade of gains in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index, slipping 10 notches in t.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

PH unemployment rate drops to lowest since 2005

The country’s labor market continues to show vibrancy as unemployment and underemployment rates fell to their lowest levels in more than a decade, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Globalization rewards only the elite

The world’s elite that meet every January at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, are now very concerned about the world’s “obscene” income inequ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

GOV LAUDS PANGLAO BAY PREMIERE FLAGSHIP TEZ PROJECT

Gov. Edgar Chatto thanked the Alturas Group of Companies,  Asia Pacific Projects, Incorporated  and Tourism Infrastructure Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA) for starting with the right foot forward in the presentation of the Panglao Bay Premier Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone Development Plan at South Palms Resort in Panglao on Wednesday. This is what government expects from [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Pagadian hosts 2017 National Schools Press Conference

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) &'8212; Pagadian City will host this year's National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) on January 22 to 25. This year's conference theme is &'8220;Strengthening Freedom of Information through Campus Journalism.&'8221; The annual meet is pursuant to Republic Act 7079 or the Campus Journalism Act of 1991, and the Department of [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

GRP proposes social-economic projects ahead of final peace pact

GRP proposes social-economic projects ahead of final peace pact.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Business opportunities for the country

I will be among the first to laud the excellent performance and good business practice of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) under director genera.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

New 6-year Phl dev’t plan out next month

MANILA, Philippines - The country’s new medium term economic blueprint is expected to be released next month, the National Economic and Development Authority.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Phl draws investor interest in Davos forum

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines remains an attractive trade and investment option among foreign investors as reflected in the 47th World Economic Forum.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

2016 GDP growth seen hovering around 7%

PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC GROWTH last year is expected to have hovered around the top end of the government's 6-7% target on the back of robust household consumption, strong investments and continued improvement in state spending, according to separate estimates issued on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

GRP, NDFP urged: Fast-track social, economic reforms - Inquirer.net

GRP, NDFP urged: Fast-track social, economic reforms - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Stocks sustain uptick

MANILA, Philippines - Local stocks soared for a second consecutive session yesterday as investors turned their focus on the country’s economic fundamentals......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

DTI chief: Trump priorities align with Duterte platform

MANILA, Philippines - Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez is seeing similarities in the economic priorities of the incoming administration of US president-elect Dona.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Opinion: From The Anchor's Chair -- Quintin V. Pastrana: "Let it flow"

If the Duterte administration's 10-point Economic Plan was the road map, then we now have the beginnings of a road......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Chinese New Year: Bright domestic prospects balance external economic uncertainties

Chinese New Year: Bright domestic prospects balance external economic uncertainties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Lionesses eye Final Four spot playoff

strong>Games Friday: /strong> (The Arena, San Juan) 9:00 a.m. --- San Beda vs. Mapua (m) 10:30 a.m. --- San Beda vs. Mapua(w) 12:00 noon --- Perpetual vs JRU (w) 1:30 p.m. --- Perpetual vs JRU (m)   San Beda College hunts to secure a playoff for a semifinals berth Friday when the Lionesses take on the listless Mapua Lady Cardinals to close their elimination round campaign in the 92nd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at The Arena in San Juan. Totting a 5-3 win-loss record at fourth to fifth spot tied with idle Lyceum of the Philippines University, San Beda puts its season on the line at the 10:30 a.m. clash with the Cardinals, who remain winless in eight games. A win by the Lionesses will not only give the Mendiola-based squad a playoff for a semifinals slot in case of a tie at 6-3 card but will also put San Beda in a good position to advance in the next round with Perpetual Help and LPU facing tough opponents in their remaining assignments. If San Beda hurdles Mapua and the Lady Altas and Lady Pirates absorbing their fourth loss, the Lionesses will get the last semis spot.   In case the Lionesses lose, SBC will have to wish that LPU drops its last game against San Sebastian College and for Perpetual to at least lose one of its last two remaining games for tie at 5-4 that will also force sa playoff for the last semis seat. Unbeaten SSC-R  (7-1) and Season 90 champion Arellano University secured the first two Final Four berths while defending champion College of St. Benilde (6-2) is assured of at least a semis seat playoff. San Beda is coming off a painful straight sets loss at the hands of the Lady Blazers, 25-12, 17-25, 23-25, 19-25, last week and is looking for a bounce back against the Lady Cardinals, who were swept by Emilio Aguinaldo College 18-25, 13-25, 24-26, last Friday. Meanwhile, the Lady Altas fight for survival when they face upset-conscious Jose Rizal University at 12:00 noon. With a 4-3 card, Perpetual can still make it to the Final Four if the Las Pinas-based squad completes a sweep of its last two games starting with the Lady Bombers. The Lady Altas will end the elims on January 25 against Arellano University. Perpetual survived its first test last week with a sweep of LPU, 25-21, 29-27, 25-23. JRU is out of contention with a 3-5 slate but is looking to play the spoiler’s role. In men’s play, San Beda (6-2) attempts to formally advance in the semis to join CSB (7-1) in a clash against Mapua (5-3) at 9:00 a.m. while defending champion Perpetual (6-1) also seeks a Final Four berth in a faceoff with JRU (1-7) at 1:30 p.m.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Yeng drops the hammer, hints at player movement for NLEX

Yeng Guiao has had enough. His transition to NLEX has been off to an awful start with the Road Warriors slumping to a 2-7 record in the Philippine Cup. Worse, all seven of their defeats are by double digits. With their latest setback to Phoenix Wednesday, Guiao dropped the hammer on his squad, delivering his final 'sermon' for the conference. 'Sabi ko nga, ito na yung huling sabon ko for this conference eh, kaya tinagalan ko na. Tsaka yung pag-sabon ko, baka mga isang linggo siguro sila nagbabanlaw dyan para maalis yung sabon na yan. At least magtanda sila,' Guiao said. 'I think that’s always been part of the gauntlet that they have to go through with our culture. We’re trying to establish a culture, and mayroon talagang masasala,' the fiery mentor added. Putting together nothing in the Philppine Cup, Guiao also hinted at possible player movement for NLEX. Players that can take his unconventional methods are obviously a priority. 'Itong mga players na ‘to, tinitingnan ko kung sino yung may puso na kaya yung pressure talaga na magpe-peform sila under pressure with the expectations that are put on their shoulders,' Guiao said. 'And at the same time with me yelling and cursing at them, they should be able to perform. So pagkanakapag-perform sila nun, that means karapat-dapat silang ma-retain sa team,' he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Man United soccer's top moneymaker again after 11 years

ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer br /> LONDON (AP) — Manchester United is a long way from winning the English Premier League again but is back on top of another table — as soccer's biggest moneymaker. For the first time since 2005, Manchester United overtook Real Madrid in top spot in the soccer finance rankings compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte even as it sits sixth in the Premier League. In 2015-16 when United won only the FA Cup and failed to qualify for the Champions League, the 20-time league champions generated 515.3 million pounds (689 million euros based on the annual average; now about $632 million). Spanish champion Barcelona had 620.2 million euros in revenue and Real Madrid, which won an 11th Champions League title in May, dropped to third on 620.1 million euros in Deloitte's 20th annual rankings. United's stay at the top could be short-lived with the pound weakening since Britain voted to leave the European Union in June and the failure to reach the Champions League. Despite Jose Mourinho replacing Louis van Gaal as manager, United is struggling to break back into the top four Champions League qualification places let alone win the first Premier League title since Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013. But United, owned by the Florida-based Glazer family and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has maintained an ability to attract sponsors. 'Manchester United have had to wait 11 years to regain their position as the world's leading revenue-generating club and it has taken phenomenal commercial revenue growth to help them achieve this,' said Dan Jones of the Deloitte sports division. 'In recent years, their ability to secure commercial partnerships with value in excess of that achievable by their peers has been the crucial factor in enabling the club to regain their place at the top of the Money League.' The top five is completed by German champion Bayern Munich and Manchester City. The eight English clubs in the top 20 account for 45 percent of the accumulated revenue in the standings of 7.4 billion euros — up 13 percent from the previous year. Leicester, a first-time winner of the Premier League, makes the cut for the first time, squeezing into 20th place on 128.7 million pounds. West Ham returns to the top 20 and should move up from 18th place (143.8 million pounds) following its move last summer to Olympic Stadium. The other Premier League teams are: Arsenal (seventh at 350.4 million pounds), Chelsea (eight at 334.6 million pounds), Liverpool (ninth at 302 million pounds) and Tottenham (12th at 209.2 million pounds). The weight of English clubs in the revenue rankings should increase next year with the rise in television revenue. Premier League clubs should each earn at least 100 million pounds a season as part of the rights deals worth more than 8.3 billion pounds over three years. The only French team represented in the rankings is Paris Saint-Germain, which fell two places to sixth with revenue of 520.9 million euros. Zenit Saint-Petersburg is the only Russian team included, improving a place to 17th by generating 196.5 million euros. Along with Bayern, German also provides Borussia Dortmund (11th at 283.9 million euros) and Schalke (14th at 224.5 million euros). Juventus heads the list of four Italian teams, in 10th place on 224.5 million euros, followed by AS Roma (15th at 218.2 million euros), AC Milan (16th at 214.7 million euros) and Inter Milan (19th at 179.2 million euros). Deloitte warns that the enhanced English broadcast deals could see at least one of the Milan teams fall out of the top 20 next year. Joining Barcelona and Real Madrid in the rankings from Spain are Atletico Madrid in 13th place at 228.6 million euros. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017