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Risk of China investment in PH is probably overstated

THE Western narrative on China’s ambitious efforts to finance development across the globe goes something like this: China is practicing a form of neocolonialism, unfairly gaining influence in places like Africa and South Asia with predatory lending, land grabbing and exporting Chinese labor, instead of providing job opportunities for client countries. Although the rhetoric has [...] The post Risk of China investment in PH is probably overstated appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netApr 16th, 2018

Balancing profitability and risk exposure

Balancing profitability and risk exposure is an important, if not the most important, aspect in successful investing. This is because while risk control ensures safety, it may also serve as a deterrent to profitability of one’s investment. By its very nature, risk control is a defensive mechanism. This was why in the past it was [...] The post Balancing profitability and risk exposure appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

BSP chief flags trade row risk

A TRADE ROW between the United States and China will limit growth opportunities for the Philippines and the global economy, the central bank chief said on Monday, even as the Trade secretary cited efforts to further diversify markets for Philippine goods. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. said it is “too […] The post BSP chief flags trade row risk appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Is the Philippines most at risk in Asean from China-US trade war? - Inquirer.net

Is the Philippines most at risk in Asean from China-US trade war? - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

IMF’s Lagarde warns govts not to harm trade, investment

WASHINGTON: With US-China frictions hanging over its annual meeting, the International Monetary Fund on Thursday warned governments to avoid harming trade and investment, which have been key drivers of the global economic recovery. IMF chief Christine Lagarde said escalating trade tensions could reverberate through the world economy, undermining confidence and choking off investment, urging the [...] The post IMF’s Lagarde warns govts not to harm trade, investment appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Razon says ICTSI’s Mexico business at risk from US-China trade conflict

The trade war between the United States and China may affect the global economy, a validation that US President Donald Trump remains the biggest threat to global growth, ports tycoon Enrique K. Razon said yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Nomura: Philippines a winner, but also most at risk, under China’s Belt and Road

As President Rodrigo Duterte cozies up to China, the Philippines is expected to be one of the biggest beneficiaries in Asia under the Beijing-sponsored “Belt and Road” initiative, analysts at financial services group Nomura said in a report released Tuesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Duterte back in PH with $9.5-B in Chinese investment deals

    President Rodrigo Duterte is back in the country after a short trip to China and Hong Kong. The President returned home with a $9.5 billion worth of investment agreements from China after he attended the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province. He arrived at the Davao International Airport from Hong Kong on board PR001 past 1 a.m. President Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting where the two leaders agreed to craft a framework on the possible joint exploration in the disputed South China Sea. The chief executive and Xi also discussed ways on how to further economic ties between the Philippines and China despite an ongo...Keep on reading: Duterte back in PH with $9.5-B in Chinese investment deals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

PH gets Chinese companies’ investment pledges worth USD 9.8 B

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) welcomed USD 9.8 billion-worth of investment intentions from Chinese companies that will cover the construction, electronics, agriculture, tourism, and pharmaceutical sectors, and will provide an estimated 10,800 employment opportunities. “Investments are important in bringing more job opportunities for all Filipinos. Our bilateral cooperation with China continues to deepen […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

China’s strengths in a trade spat are also its weaknesses

By Daniel Moss For the first time since the Opium Wars of the 19th century, China’s borders and territory are unchallenged. No conflict frays the country’s edges. This stability has allowed for rapid industrialization, foreign investment and the rise of an urban Chinese middle class. Why would China jeopardize this in a trade spat with […] The post China’s strengths in a trade spat are also its weaknesses appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Duterte coming home with ‘gifts’ of business, aid pledges

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is coming home from China with billions of dollars worth of investment pledges and aid from the Chinese government and businesses there. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Chinese government pledged to give 500 million renminbi (about P4.1 billion) in economic assistance to the Philippines. “There was….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

PH gets Chinese companies’ investment pledges worth USD 9.8 B

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) welcomed USD 9.8 billion-worth of investment intentions from Chinese companies that will cover the construction, electronics, agriculture, tourism, and pharmaceutical sectors, and will provide an estimated 10,800 employment opportunities. “Investments are important in bringing more job opportunities for all Filipinos. Our bilateral cooperation with China continues to deepen […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

PH, China ink investment pledges

PH, China ink investment pledges.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Duterte to invite more Chinese investments to PH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will encourage Chinese business leaders to “transform investment plans into concrete projects” in his third visit to China since 2016, and reiterated his commitment to increase investments in infrastructure, innovation and interconnectivity in the Philippines. In his speech at the Davao International Airport before […] The post Duterte to invite more Chinese investments to PH appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

SE Asia confident of growth despite trade tensions – Asean

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia will maintain robust economic growth despite rising tensions as tit-for-tat tariffs between the US and China stoke fears of a damaging trade war, regional finance ministers said Friday. “We sounded a warning about the risk of rising protectionism and the possibility of the trade disputes deteriorating,” Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat [...] The post SE Asia confident of growth despite trade tensions – Asean appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

SE Asia confident of growth despite trade tenions: ASEAN

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia will maintain robust economic growth despite rising tensions as tit-for-tat tariffs between the US and China stoke fears of a damaging trade war, regional finance ministers said Friday. “We sounded a warning about the risk of rising protectionism and the possibility of the trade disputes deteriorating,” Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat [...] The post SE Asia confident of growth despite trade tenions: ASEAN appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Gold rallies as trade-war risks fire up demand

Gold’s sizzling. Investors pushed prices of the haven higher as the U.S. and China exchanged blows on trade, and President Donald Trump installed the hawkish John Bolton as his new national security adviser, ratcheting up geopolitical tensions and fueling gains in crude oil. “Having a ‘neo-con’ back in the White House took the geopolitical risk […] The post Gold rallies as trade-war risks fire up demand appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Alibaba doubles investment in southeast Asia e-commerce firm Lazada

SHANGHAI, China – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said on Monday, March 19, it will appoint one of its founders as head of Lazada and inject another $2 billion into Southeast Asia's leading online shopping firm, boosting its regional expansion. Alibaba, which already owns 83% of Lazada with two investments totalling $2 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Alibaba doubles investment in Southeast Asia e-commerce firm Lazada

Shanghai, China — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Monday it will appoint one of its founders as head of Lazada and inject another $2 billion into Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping firm, boosting its regional expansion. Alibaba, which already owns 83% of Lazada with two investments totaling $2 billion as of June last year, has […] The post Alibaba doubles investment in Southeast Asia e-commerce firm Lazada appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Beijing says to sharply widen foreign investors’ access to China’s market

BEIJING — China will sharply widen market access for foreign investors this year, with a focus on lowering investment barriers for the service sector and relaxing ownership limits in certain sectors, the state planner said on Tuesday. The remarks, which echoed what a senior party official pledged in January in Davos, come as a reassurance […] The post Beijing says to sharply widen foreign investors’ access to China’s market appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Child marriage drops in South Asia leading to global decline

    NEW DELHI (AP) --- UNICEF says a significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally. The statement released Tuesday says more educational opportunities and government investment in adolescent girls and strong advocacy about the illegality of such marriages saw 25 million fewer child marriages across the world in the last decade. The U.N. Children's Fund says progress in India helped reduced the risk of a girl in South Asia marrying before her 18th birthday to about 30 percent from nearly 50 percent. Some 650 million women living today were married as children. /muf...Keep on reading: Child marriage drops in South Asia leading to global decline.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018