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Mainstreaming MSMEs into value chains needed

MAINSTREAMING micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) into value chains has become more urgent in light of global trends to integrate trade and de-integrate production, a Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) report showed. The “Mainstreaming SMEs: Promoting Inclusive Growth in APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation)” report said the development policy on MSMEs should focus on [...] The post Mainstreaming MSMEs into value chains needed appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Banks relaxed lending rules in Q4

Banks relaxed lending to companies and households in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday. Based on the central bank’s Fourth Quarter 2017 Senior Bank Loan Officers Survey (SLOS), credit standards, as measured using the diffusion index (DI) approach, showed a net easing for loans sought by enterprises [...] The post Banks relaxed lending rules in Q4 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Government pushes for common tower policy

THE government unveiled on Friday a plan to implement a common tower policy, a move expected to hasten the building of more communication towers across the country and lower telecommunications companies’ operational costs. According to businessman and Presidential Adviser on Economic Affairs and Information Technology Ramon Jacinto, the plan is in response to the difficulty [...] The post Government pushes for common tower policy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PSEi rises ahead of earnings season

SHARE prices advanced on Friday with investors said to be positioning ahead of the release of annual earnings reports. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose 1.08 percent or 95.18 points to close at 8,915.92. The wider All Shares grew 0.69 percent or 35.20 point to finish at 5,151.07. “The market is just marking [...] The post PSEi rises ahead of earnings season appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Rice tarrification to lower inflation

Rice tariffication will help mitigate the impact of tax reforms on consumer prices and also lower inflation, a senior Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official said on Friday. In a press briefing, central bank Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said that amendments to Agricultural Tariffication Act, which will finally scrap quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice, would [...] The post Rice tarrification to lower inflation appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Central bank: BOP deficit more than doubles in 2017

The country’s balance of payments (BoP) reverted to a surplus in December, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday, but the full-year tally remained in deficit and was more than double the 2016 shortfall. December’s $917-million surplus reversed the $44-million and $214-million shortfalls recorded in November and a year earlier. It was also [...] The post Central bank: BOP deficit more than doubles in 2017 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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LandBank chief eyes PDS takeover

State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) wants to buy over 60 percent of Philippine Dealing System (PDS), documents obtained by reporters showed. “The undersigned recommends to the board the acquisition by Land Bank of the Philippines of a majority stake or at least 66.67 percent of the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corporation (“PDS”),” LandBank [...] The post LandBank chief eyes PDS takeover appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Global bond sale successful – DoF

The government made a successful return to the international capital markets via 10-year global bond issue, the Finance department claimed on Friday, incurring lower interest costs compared to a similar exercise last year. “The strong support … received in the international capital markets is a testament to the deepening investor confidence in the country’s newfound [...] The post Global bond sale successful – DoF appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Press freedom aside, Rappler must comply with the law

IT is wearisome to watch the continuing battle of statements, of claims and counter-claims, between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Rappler, Inc. concerning the revocation of the company’s registration and license to operate by the corporate regulator. The decision of the SEC to annul Rappler’s registration is the exercise of its legitimate authority [...] The post Press freedom aside, Rappler must comply with the law appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Foreign Investors

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FAST & FURIOUS FASHION

Hugo Boss HUGO BOSS recently partnered up with the motorsport Formula E, the electric street racing series, as the official apparel partner. The bold and fashion-forward line builds on the brand’s DNA of innovation and longstanding connection with the motorsport. To celebrate this new collaboration, singer/actor Aaron Kwok and brand ambassador Nico Rosberg joined media [...] The post FAST & FURIOUS FASHION appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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TOUCH & GO

TouchPay TouchPay is the Philippines’ only automated payment machine (APM) that is available to serve you wherever and whenever you feel like paying your bills. It has over a thousand APMs available in prime locations all over the country, and provides fast and easy access to bills payment. TouchPay accepts more than a hundred types [...] The post TOUCH & GO appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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SOUTHERN CHARM

Kate Spade New York Kate Spade New York marks its 25th anniversary with a celebration of color and spirit of adventure. Inspired by the warmth of Southern charm, Kate Spade’s Spring collection captures the sights, sounds and welcoming energy of New Orleans. Its ready-to-wear collections come in a palette of soft dusky pink, strawberry and [...] The post SOUTHERN CHARM appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BEAUTY & THE BEST

Ma Belle Fille Salon & Spa Ma Belle Fille Salon & Spa in Taguig recently opened its doors to the metro’s most fashionable lot, offering a slew of beauty, styling and pampering services.Owner Judy Savares and her dedicated team – all certified and trained by French stylists – promise an ultra-luxe experience, ensuring that the [...] The post BEAUTY & THE BEST appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BEST IN DESIGN

Grohe World Architecture Festival For the last 10 years, the best and the brightest in the architecture world have sent their work for judging in the World Architecture Festival (WAF). Dubbed as the “Oscars of Architecture,” 2017’s WAF garnered over 400 entries from 68 countries. Some of the finalists’ and winners’ entries from the Philippines [...] The post BEST IN DESIGN appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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SCENE STEALERS

Winter Wonderland Talented CCP members and photography enthusiasts came together for the Winter Wonderland Exhibit, to showcase their breathtaking captures of Bhutan, Japan, China, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Russia and other parts unknown. The vivid landscapes were printed on aluminum plates using Chromaluxe, which offers incomparable clarity and vividness in color. The photographs are on display [...] The post SCENE STEALERS appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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GOING GREEN

Volvo Underlining a commitment to minimizing its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner, Volvo Car proudly announces that starting 2019, every new Volvo model will have a hybrid or electrified variant. This marks a historic start for cars with electrification at the core of its future business. “This is about the [...] The post GOING GREEN appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BOLD & BRIGHT

Burberry Burberry proudly launches its newest collaboration with British model and activist Adwoa Aboah and photographer Juergen Teller, who together brilliantly present the next portfolio of the brand which will come out this February. The new collaboration showcases an injection of neon across ready-to-wear collections and accessories lines, featuring laminated trench coats in high-gloss neon [...] The post BOLD & BRIGHT appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Nurturing change

A banker redefines the true meaning of success Philip G. Soliven could have stayed in the heady world of banking and finance if not for a quiet epiphany that happened over time and spurred by frequent forays into the countryside. The former trader, who has chalked up stints in Boston, Hong Kong and Singapore, was [...] The post Nurturing change appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PAGE FROM THE PAST JANUARY 19, 1971

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