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PH drops nine places in economic freedom

PH drops nine places in economic freedom.....»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 12th, 2019

PHL ranks 71st out of 159 countries in freedom index

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE Philippines ranks 71st out of 159 countries in the 2017 Human Freedom Index (HFI) by the Fraser Institute. Based on 2015 data, the 2017 global index on personal and economic freedoms (collectively human freedom) places the Philippines with a human freedom score of 6.97 (in a range of 0-10), with […] The post PHL ranks 71st out of 159 countries in freedom index appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Economy: Philippines rises 12 places in economic freedom ranking

THE PHILIPPINES rose to the 58th spot in this year's Index of Economic Freedom, riding on robust economic growth and fiscal gains, although concerns remain on whether these can be sustained under the new government......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2017

Philippines to score higher in economic freedom index — DOF

The Department of Finance (DOF) expects the Philippines to score higher in the economic freedom index of the Heritage Foundation next year, following the enactment of various laws that set improvements on Filipinos’ property rights and trade freedom......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

December manufacturing output drops - Inquirer Business

Factory output dropped in December as demand waned, but state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority expects manufacturing to rebound ahead of the midterm elections in May. The po.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

December manufacturing output drops

Factory output dropped in December as demand waned, but state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority expects manufacturing to rebound ahead of the midterm elections in May.   The Philippine Statistics Authority's (PSA) Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for December 2018 showed that the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) declined 10.1 percent that month.   The drop in the December 2018 VoPI, a proxy for manufacturing output, was steeper than the 6.1-percent decline in December 2017.   "Ten out of the 20 industry groups registered annual declines [in VoPI], with two-digit decreases noted in the following: printing (-79.4 p...Keep on reading: December manufacturing output drops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

3K establishments up for safety inspection

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Western Visayas said 3,540 establishments are up for inspection with its compliance with occupational safety and health standards. The Department Order No. 198, Series of 2018 applies to all establishments, project and sites and all other places where work is being undertaken in all branches of economic […] The post 3K establishments up for safety inspection appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Policy reforms pushed to reinvigorate agriculture sector

The Foundation for Economic Freedom is urging government to prioritize policy reforms that would help reinvigorate the agriculture sector and prevent the occurrence of inflationary pressures on the supply side of the economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Improve agriculture sector to keep inflation low – economic experts

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration should develop the agriculture sector to tame inflation, according to local think tank Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF). "[L]ow agricultural productivity and anemic agricultural growth will increase the risk of a return of high inflation and will drag down the economy as it has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Economic freedom: Philippines ranks 70th

The Philippines has the world’s 70th freest economy though its overall economic freedom score decreased by 1.2 points from last year to 63.8 points, The Heritage Foundation said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

PSEi drops on GDP fears, US declines

An overnight drop on Wall Street and apprehensions over 2018 economic growth results weighed on share prices on Wednesday, with the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) again falling below the…READ The post PSEi drops on GDP fears, US declines appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

PH stock market drops below 8,000 level in morning trade

THE local bourse went below the 8,000 level in morning trading on Wednesday as investors worried over local and foreign economic developments, analysts said. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index…READ The post PH stock market drops below 8,000 level in morning trade appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Economists back BOL vote

The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) said it strongly supports the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite next month. “The FEF strongly supports this plebiscite since it allows people in the designated areas to have the freedom to make the decision, by majority vote, as to whether or not they support the BOL, and thus wish […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Tunisians bitter of revolt

DOUAR HICHER, Tunisia — Young Tunisians say the revolution they staged eight years ago to oust their longtime dictator has failed to restore their “dignity” and ease the North African country’s economic woes. “Since the revolution we have freedom but still no dignity,” says Sofiene Jbeli, an unemployed computer technician who lives in the working […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

8 years on, Tunisian revolt gave ‘freedom’ but not ‘dignity’

DOUAR HICHER, Tunisia -- Young Tunisians say the revolution they staged eight years ago to oust their longtime dictator has failed to restore their "dignity" and ease the North African country's economic woes. "Since the revolution we have freedom but still no dignity," says Sofiene Jbeli, an unemployed computer technician who lives in the working class satellite town of Douar Hicher west of Tunis. Like many of his compatriots Jbeli says he does not regret taking part in the first of the Arab Spring uprisings that shook the region and forced out veteran strongmen like Tunisia's president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. But he feels bitter. "If the system does not change in 2019 ...Keep on reading: 8 years on, Tunisian revolt gave ‘freedom’ but not ‘dignity’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Lightweight runner drops in two new colorways

Global sports brand adidas has revealed two new colorways of its technically-driven performance running silhouette, the SolarBOOST. The latest update to the collection includes new Marine and Ash Grey colourways. Both feature pops of Hi-Res yellow. The jolt of bright color represents the sneakers' ability to bring life and energy in unexpected places.]   Weighing only 295g the lightweight silhouette doesn't compromise on support, as it was engineered using cutting-edge Tailored Fibre Placement technolog,  a data-driven manufacturing process that lays down fibres which feature Parley material content in the mid- foot to precisely support the runner. Engineered with an updated energy rail that increases stability, SolarBOOST is a must-have for runners who demand the best in performance, comfort and energy return.  SolarBOOST is available now through shop.adidas.com.ph and in stores nationwide for Php 8,000. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

EDITORIAL | Unite for a free and prosperous 2019 for all

It is high time that the media community come together and stand united to defend the right of the public to know, to information that especially may protect them from this economic crisis, and thieves misrepresenting themselves as government leaders. Defend your right to know and the freedom of speech, the freedom of assembly......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Philippines moves up to 8th in gender gap ranking

The Philippines climbed two places to reach the eighth spot out of 149 countries in this year’s Global Gender Gap Report of the World Economic Forum......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Philippines Rule of Law score dips further

The Philippines scored 3.4 out of 10 points in the latest 2018 Human Freedom Index, where the country dropped two places among 162 countries measured......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Underemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in Over a Decade

The country’s underemployment rate fell to its lowest in over a decade indicating the improvement of the quality of work nationwide, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said in a statement on Wednesday. Based on the October round of the Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority, underemployment rate dropped to 13.3 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

FEF backs amendments to real property valuation

The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) is backing the proposed amendments to the country’s real property valuation system under the third package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program, saying this would lessen delays in the implementation of government infrastructure projects......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018