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March 31, 2010
Philippine Yuchengco in wind energy venture

March 30, 2010
Philippine state firm rejects Kuwaiti offer to build Clark airport

March 29, 2010
Philippines: Strong export growth seen as shipments to Japan climb

March 27, 2010
US asks for WTO intervention in liquor dispute with Philippines

March 26, 2010
Philippines auto club expects car sales to grow 4% in 2010

March 25, 2010
Money transfer firm to open 40,000 new outlets

March 24, 2010
Philippine govt gives greenlight to investments eligible for perks

 March 22, 2010
Philippines: Sale of PNCC stake given greenlight

March 21, 2010
Philippine: President Arroyo signs land titling, tax info sharing laws

March 20, 2010
TNT expects to benefit from strong Philippine growth

March 19, 2010
Philippines: San Miguel to expand power generation business

March 18, 2010
Three Philippine firms to jointly bid for hydropower plant

March 17, 2010
Philippines open gaming sector to foreigners

 March 16, 2010
Philippines to host global forum on climate funding

March 15, 2010
Philippine economy seen growing 4.5%

March 13, 2010
Philippines vote seen as lacking transparency

March 12, 2010
Philippines to speed up renewable energy projects

March 11, 2010
Philippine reports fastest rise of exports in 15 years

March 10, 2010
Philippine low-cost airline to raise funds through IPO

March 9, 2010
Philippines: Real estate loans grew in Q4 of last year

March 7, 2010
South Korea to extend $300m in development loan to Philippines

March 6, 2010
Philippines: San Miguel plans $2 billion power plant

March 5, 2010
Philippines: Power deficits soaring to highest levels

March 3, 2010
Philippines: Remittances hurt manufacturing, exports

March 2, 2010
Philippines: Biomass firm to speed up projects amidst power crisis

March 1, 2010
Philippines: Globe aims for 1.3 million broadband subscribers in 2010

February 28, 2010
Philippine telecom firm expands local fiber optic capacity

February 27, 2010
Philippines: Four more airlines seen starting operations at capital’s airport

February 26, 2010
Gokongwei bank buying RBS Philippine unit

February 24, 2010
Philippines to raise $1.1B from Japan bond float

February 23, 2010
Yahoo! Philippines launches election website

 February 22, 2010
Shell seeks extending Malampaya license

 February 21, 2010
Taiwanese IT firms mull investment in Philippines

February 25, 2010
Philippines’ tobacco giants to merge, control 90% of market

February 20, 2010
Philippines to privatise state property, sell shares in energy firm

February 19, 2010
Philippine tech firms head out to Silicon Valley

February 17, 2010
Philippines Elections: Globe, PLDT backing out as data centers

February 16, 2010
Philippines, US to meet in Geneva on liquor tariffs dispute

February 15, 2010
Philippines eyes $1.2-B Batangas-Manila gas line

February 14, 2010
Philippines likely to keep MFN tariffs until 2015

February 13, 2010
Australian outsourcing firm expands Philippine operations

February 12, 2010
Philippines delays awarding of geothermal deals

February 11, 2010
Philippine govt orders status quo in Shell tax row

 February 10, 2010
Philippines: Car sales rise 34% in January

February, 9 2010
Philippines: Outsourcing sector earns $7.2bn in revenues

February 8, 2010
Citigroup bullish on consumer growth in Philippines

February 7, 2010
Philippine businesses see easier funding in 2010

February 6, 2010
Philippines: Subic casino upgraded by Korean firm

February 3, 2010
Philippines expects strong peso to help temper inflation

February 2, 2010
Philippine flag-carrier threatened by union strike

January 31, 2010
Philippines expects bank lending to stay healthy

January 30, 2010
Poll spending seen boosting Philippine GDP

January 29, 2010
Philippine brewer hires banks to draw loans

January 28, 2010
Philippines: Export sector rebound seen in 2010

January 27, 2010
Moody’s gives Philippine banks a brighter outlook

January 26, 2010
EU recognises Philippines as a legal source of tuna

January 25, 2010
Philippine central bank to tighten rules for risky banks

January 23, 2010
WTO to hear liquor tax dispute between Philippines and EU, US

January 22, 2010
China-Philippines trade declines 30% in 2009

January 21, 2010
Philippines sees FTA deals to dent government revenues

January 20, 2010
Philippines: Tourism sector expects windfall from MICE promotions

January 19, 2010
Philippine economy seen growing 4.2% in 2010

January 18, 2010
Asian lender helps Philippines’ energy reforms

Philippine, Thai officials to meet on rice trade row

January 17, 2010
Tax dispute: Oil giant threatens to shut down Philippine plant

January 16, 2010
US joins EU in WTO case over Philippine liquor tax

January 15, 2010
Philippine local airlines may keep promotions to boost travel

January 14, 2010
Philippines to call Ilijan power contract bids in April

January 12, 2010
Electronics shipments boost Philippines exports

January 11, 2010
Philippines to require mandatory registration of sim cards

January 10, 2010
Philippine Elections: Survey shows narrowing gap between two front runners

January 9, 2010
Philippines reports 6.4% growth in car sales in 2009

January 8, 2010
Philippines to tap local market for unmilled rice

January 7, 2010
Philippine ministry to decide on cement price caps Friday

Thailand, Philippines to settle rice tariff issue

 January 5, 2010
Philippines: Mining projects to bank on metal price hikes

January 4, 2010
Mitsubishi sees sees no alternative fuel-fed vehicles for Philippines

December 28, 2009
Philippine helps OFW cut cost on remittances

December 27, 2009
Philippine labour among the most expensive in region

December 26, 2009
Philippines: Subic registers $167m in investments in Jan-Nov 2009

December 25, 2009
Philippines: Export agency plans to promotions for 2010

December 24, 2009
Philippine economy shows slight improvement in Q4

December 23. 2009
Philippines central bank sees 20% FDI growth in 2010

December 22, 2009
Philippines to shed 60% stake in energy firm

December 21, 2009
Philippine central bank defers risk coverage rule to 2011

 December 20, 2009
Philippines: Arrivals up 17% in Q3

December 19, 2009
Indian firm sets up outsourcing site in Philippines

December 18, 2009
Philippines confident meeting growth target in 2009 and 2010

December 17, 2009
ADB warns Philippines of inflationary pressure from money sent home

December 16, 2009
Philippines keen to settle liquor tax issue with EU

December 15, 2009
Philippines expects Taiwanese investment to double next year

December 14, 2009
Philippines regrets EU move on liquor excise tax issue

 December 13, 2009
EU seeks to push case for liquor tax dispute with Philippines

December 12, 2009
Philippines: FDI in Jan-Sep totals $1.3bn

December 11, 2009
Philippines expects electronics shipments to bounce back in 2010

 December 10, 2009
Philippine fast-food giant divests businesses in Taiwan, Shanghai

December 6, 2009
Philippines: Concessional loan to induce $2.75bn in investments

December 5, 2009
Arroyo’s bid for congress receives mixed reaction from business sector

December 3, 2009
Philippine tenders push rice prices up

 December 2, 2009
ExxonMobil to start drilling second well in Sulu, Philippines

December 1, 2009
Philippines concerns over Dubai crisis impact on remittances

November 29, 2009
Philippines: Cheap fares boost local air travel

November 28, 2009
Philippine president urged to run for Congress

November 27, 2009
Philippines economy to miss govt’s GDP target in 2009

November 26, 2009
Philippine contractors to take part in $15bn Guam project

November 24, 2009
Philippine rice import to hit 3m tons in 2010

November 20, 2009
Philippines: Remittances seen growing 11%

November 19, 2009
Philippines warned of fast increasing population

November 18, 2009
No rate hike as Philippine central bank reviews monetary policy

 November 17, 2009
Survey: Noynoy Aquino leads Philippine presidential candidates

November 15, 2009
Philippines: Typhoons dent GDP target

November 13, 2009
Philippines to keep oil price cap until after Apec meet

 November 11, 2009
Philippines reported 18% decline in September shipments

November 10, 2009
Philippines’ petroleum product inventory falls as price cap remains

 November 9, 2009
Philippine govt urged to resolve oil price row

 November 8, 2009
Shell sues Philippine govt over price freeze

November 7, 2009
Philippines to import rice from Vietnam and Thailand

November 4, 2009
ADB says Philippines needs $104m in energy investments

 November 3, 2009
Philippines: Central bank revises inflation forecast down

November 2, 2009
Remittances keep Philippine economy growing

November 1, 2009
Philippines will miss MDGs on growth decline 

October 31, 2009
Philippine central bank warns against capping oil price

October 29, 2009
Singtel unit gains control of Philippine IT firm

October 28, 2009
Japanese firm acquires 34% stake in Philippines’ Mabuhay Vinyl

 October 27, 2009
Philippines-Thailand rice talks hit roadblock

 October 25, 2009
Philippines renews, awards energy contracts

October 24, 2009
Philippines to require political parties to pay campaign tax

October 23, 2009
Philippine liquor firms to address WTO alcohol tax case

October 22, 2009
Philippines’ ousted president to run for 2010 elections

October 20, 2009
Philippines property giant sets up foothold in Subic

October 19, 2009
Philippines to privatise 6 power plants to be privatized next year

October 18, 2009
Philippines suggests Asean keeping rice tariff between 35-40%

October 16, 2009
Philippines seeks preferential tariff for garment exports

October 12, 2009
Philippines: Strong remittances boost August money supply

October 11, 2009
Philippine car sales in 2009 expected to reach last year’s total

October 9, 2009
Philippines car sales may remain flat in 2009

October 8, 2009
Privatisation plan boosts share of Philippine state energy firm

 October 7, 2009
Australian firm to explore gas in Philippines

October 6, 2009
Swiss bank sees Phillipine GPD edging up

October 5, 2009
Shell unit to drill new well in Malampaya

October 4, 2009
Philippines to defer loan repayment to boost liquidity

October 3, 2009
Philippines: South Sulu Sea seen holding 7 years’ worth of crude

October 2, 2009
Philippines: IMF predicts GDP to grow 3.2% in 2010

October 1, 2009
Philippine national carrier to reduce staff, capacity

September 30, 2009
Taiwan helps upgrade Philippines’ weather forecasting capacity

September 29, 2009
Phillipine central bank asked to ease rule for infrastructure loans

September 28, 2009
Philippines’ bank upbeat over remittance business

September 27, 2009
Philippines proposes 30 projects for Japanese aid

September 26, 2009
Philippines: Imports slide 2% in July

September 25, 2009
Japan to reduce aid to the Philippines

September 24, 2009
South Korea's LG strengthens position in Philippines

September 23, 2009
Cambodia, Philippines to launch direct flights

Philippines receive $35m in US garment orders

September 22, 2009
Chevron Philippines to maximise lease usage

September 21, 2009
Philippines expects big projects to drive up investments

September 20, 2009
Philippine travel sector sees business picking up

September 18, 2009
Ford Philippines ships 577 units of Focus to Indonesian police

September 17, 2009
Philippines: Ruling party candidate faces cousin in 2010 poll

September 16, 2009
Philippines: Remittances flowed in faster in July

September 15, 2009
Philippine telecom firms ask regulator to delay new rates

September 14, 2009
Global lender to extend $20m energy fund to Philippines

September 13, 2009
Philippines private carrier to spend $10m to set up base in Subic

September 12, 2009
Philippine flag-carrier orders 6 Boeing aircraft

September 11, 2009
Philippines’ exports down for 10th month

September 10, 2009
Philippine car sales down in first 8 months

September 9, 2009
Philippines: Aquino Jr to run for president

September 7, 2009
Philippine exporters return to Asian markets

September 5, 2009
Philippines’ San Miguel to list energy unit in 2012

September 3, 2009
India’s Wipro to open unit in Philippines

September 2, 2009
Philippine PLDT receives nationwide wireless broadband permit

September 1, 2009
Philippines considers allowing entry of US vegetables

August 31, 2009
Personal car products:
Philippines’ Splash, Malaysian firm in distribution deal

August 30, 2009
Philippine farmers seek Asean tariff cut delay

August 29, 2009
Philippine property firm plans new business district

August 28, 2009
Philippines to set up ratings system for ‘green’ buildings

August 26, 2009
Philippine central bank revises up dollar surplus

August 25, 2009
Foreign firms seek tie-up with Philippines’ PNOC-EC

August 24, 2009
Thai cement maker postpones expansion in Philippines

August 22, 2009
Philippines’ oil consumption up on lower prices

August 21, 2009
Philippines to sell back MRT 3 to private sector

 August 20, 2009
Philippine food producers urged to tap Indian market

August 19, 2009
India, Philippines team up to save outsourcing jobs

August 17, 2009
ODA loans in Philippines up 96% in H1

August 16, 2009
Philippine agric sector hit by decline in crop output

August 14, 2009
Asean Aviation Meet
Philippines proposes ‘opening skies’ for all carriers from member nations

August 12, 2009
Philippine shipments on the decline for ninth month in June

August 11, 2009
Promotions help local air travel in the Philippines

August 10, 2009
Philippine power giant to enter retail segment

August 9, 2009
Vietnam may ship 700,000mt rice to Philippines

August 21, 2009
Philippines to sell back MRT 3 to private sector

August 8, 2009
Philippine economy kept steady as money supply grows

August 7, 2009
Philippine insurer sees steady industry growth

August 6, 2009
Philippines: Proposed fees to deter broadband expansion

August 5, 2009
Philippine telecom giant posts 2% increase in H1 profit

August 4, 2009
Aboitiz Power to take over Philippine state-run power plants

August 1, 2009
Philippines' ex-president Aquino passes away

July 30, 2009
EU takes Philippines to WTO on ‘discriminatory’taxes

July 29, 2009
Philippine agency to speed up broadband drive

July 28, 2009
Philippines President promises to step down in 2010

July 27, 2009
Filipinos await Arroyo’s last address

July 25, 2009
Philippine court orders bureaus to probe oil firms’ accounts

July 24, 2009
Philippines plans second stimulus package

July 22, 2009
Farm, fisheries offer most jobs in Philippines

July 21, 2009
Philippine flag-carrier hurt by crisis, fuel prices

July 20, 2009
US slowdown to cause sharp fall in Philippines Remittances

July 19, 2009
Goodyear to close plant in Philippines

July 18, 2009
Bad weather hits Philippine sugar output

July 17, 2009
Philippine farms on lease to help S Korea’s food security bid

July 16, 2009
Philippine rejects WB’s suggestion to raise oil taxes

July 15, 2009
Indonesia, EU to sign partnership agreement

July 13, 2009
Philippine garment exporters look to new US bill

July 12, 2009
Philippine president first in Asean to meet Obama

July 11, 2009
Philippines’ FDI inflows lifted by Kirin-SMB deal

Philippine carrier suspends flights to resort island

July 10, 2009
Philippines trims rates, signals end to easing

July 9, 2009
Philippines car sales down 2.8% in H1

July 8, 2009
Philippines saw 20% rise in building applications in Q1

July 7, 2009
Philippines to resume bidding of major ports

July 6, 2009
Longer validity seen hitting Philippine telecom firms’ profit

July 5, 2009
UK thanks Philippines for strong stance on Myanmar

July 4, 2009
Philippines’ bank lending slows amid expanding money supply

July 3, 2009
Philippines’ food chain eyes Canada, Mideast

July 1, 2009
Philippines scores 5 in WB’s IT performance report

June 30, 2009
India’s Tata to open call center in Philippines

June 29, 2009
Philippine firm strikes major oil find in Vietnam

June 28, 2009
Xstrata to study project viability in Philippines

June 27, 2009
Philippines urges overseas workers to respect local culture

June 26, 2009
Philippine rice output gets boost from World Bank loan

June 25, 2009
Intel, Nokia form alliance for mobile business

June 24, 2009
Japanese IT firm plans expansion in Philippines

June 23, 2009
Philippines' President Arroyo in favour of Asian IMF

June 22, 2009
Senate president: Arroyo will not run in 2010 Philippine Congress

June 21, 2009
Philippines ask Japan to boost investment

Philippine rice output may fall 75% due to global warming

June 18, 2009
Overseas firms set to start biomass projects in Philippines’ Visayas

June 17, 2009
Vietnam, Philippine carriers place orders with Airbus

June 15, 2009
US-based CNG firm eyes Philippine retail chain

June 10, 2009
Philippine exports decline for 7th month

June 8, 2009
Philippines to update car programme

June 7, 2009
Philippines central bank sees no recession ahead

June 6, 2009
IBM unit takes Philippine govt agency to court

June 5, 2009
Philippines’ San Miguel shuns Adaro, eyes Meralco

June 4, 2009
Philippine House approves resolution to rewrite charter

June 3, 2009
US firm cuts Philippine workforce by 30%

June 1, 2009
Philippine central bank repeats call for govt spending boost

May 31, 2009
Philippines likely to raise overseas debt

May 28, 2009
Philippine state firm awards coal contract to lone bidder

May 27, 2009
Philippines imports fall 36% in March

May 26, 2009
Philippines retail giant to build country’s biggest mall

May 19, 2009
Philippines seeks garment deal with US

May 18, 2009
Philippine utility firm to spend $692m on expansion

May 17, 2009
Philippines fails to scrap loss-making state firms

May 16, 2009
Philippine central bank mulls rate cut, watches recovery signs

May 13, 2009
Philippine export drops 30.9% in March

May 11, 2009
Philippine car sales slip in first 4 months

May 10, 2009
Philippine brewer bids for state power plant

May 9, 2009
Typhoon disrupts Philippines' Galoc oil production

May 6, 2009
Philippine brewer to diversify into toll road business

May 3, 2009
Philippines may be removed from US copyright watch list

May 2, 2009
Philippines buoyed by the rise in foreign net inflows

April 27, 2009
Philippines reports 10% growth in tourist arrivals in Q1

April 26, 2009
Philippines imports declined 32% in February

April 21, 2009
ADB warns Philippines of ‘debt stress’

April 20, 2009
Korean bank to finance Philippines airport project 

April 19, 2009
Philippine foreign portfolio investments at $32.2m in March

April 16, 1009
Philippines’ Ayala secures $21m loan for capex

April 15, 2009
Philippines expects 0.8% growth in 2009

April 7, 2009
Philippines exchange plans new board 

April 6, 2009
Philippines penalised by China for delayed use of funds

April 5, 2009
Philippines, Malaysia to take measures to remove tax haven tag

April 3, 2009
Philippines sees another single-digit growth in Q2

March 31, 2009
WB forecasts 4% decline in remittances to Philippines

March 30, 2009
Philippine ICT readiness declines - report

March 29, 2009
Philippines secures $ 50m healthcare loan from ADB

March 28, 2009
Indian firm makes inroads into Philippine pharma market

March 26, 2009
Seven groups eyeing 600MW Philippine power plant

March 23, 2009
Philippines: Weak peso slows foreign debt prepayment  

March 22, 2009
Panasonic vows to stay in RP     

March 16, 2009
Philippine bourse to allow anonymous trading

March 14, 2009
Philippines president signs $29bn anti-recession budget

March 12, 2009
Philippines telecom giant takes 10% stake in top power firm

March 11, 2009
Philippines: Foreign investment drops by almost 50% in 2008

March 10, 2009
Philippines: San Miguel to acquire telecom firm

Philippines: Rice output to rise to 17.5 metric tons in 2009

March 9, 2009
China in dispute with Malaysia, Philippines over Nansha Island

March 8, 2009
Philippines: Mining sector reels under credit crisis

March 7, 2009
Japanese firm offers to buy remaining shares of Philippine brewer

March 6, 2009
Philippines:
S&P cuts San Miguel rating

March 5, 2009
Philippine power agency to hold roadshow next week

March 4, 2009
Philippine bourse mulls Islamic stock index

March 3, 2009
Philippine budget deficit seen at 1.5% of GDP in 2010

March 2, 2009
Japanese firm upbeat over Philippine expansion

February 25, 2009
Philippines: Rate cut, raised spending to boost economy

February 24, 2009
Philippines expects 4% growth in 2009

Asean plans electronic stock link in 2010 

February 22, 2009
Philippines: Car sales remain flat in January

February 21, 2009
Philippine: Remittances seen dropping by 8% in 2009 

February 20, 2009
Japanese brewer in 1bn deal with Philippines’ San Miguel

February 19, 2009
Four bidders vie for AIG's Philippine assets

February 18, 2009
IMF sees sharp downturn in Philippines economy

February 17, 2009
Philippines: Brewery eyes $300m backstop debt

Philippines: Remittances seen slowing down amid global crisis

February 14, 2009
Philippine: Economy to grow 3.7% in 2009

February 13, 2009
Global lender plans loan boost for Philippines

February 12, 2009
Philippine flag-carrier sees loss on fuel hedges

February 11, 2009
Philippines plans new tack on power plant sale

February 10, 2009
Business Outsourcing:
Philippine companies reap $6bn in 2008, up 26%

February 9, 2009
Philippine central bank sees money supply rising 13-14%

February 8, 2009
Philippine canned tuna firm sees revenue boost from new markets

February 7, 2009
Philippines: Reserves at $39.6bn in Jan

February 6, 2009
Philippines inflation at 10 month low in Jan

February 3, 2009
Philippine banks’ NPLs drops to 3.78% 

February 2, 2009
Philippine F&B company reports 25% rise in net income

January 31, 2009
Philippines: PLDT expects steady capex amidst slow demand

January 30, 2009
Philippines: San Miguel to raise $847m through domestic debt issue

January 28, 2009
Philippine beverage giant to shed $830m in beer assets

January 27, 2009
Philippines: NPLs seen rising in 2009

January 26, 2009
French fims pulls out of Philippine power plant deal

January 24, 2009
Philippines: Filinvest to buy three local AIG units

January 23, 2009
AIG sheds some Philippine assets for $42m

January 22, 2009
Philippines' telecom firm sees no problem servicing debts

Intel’s plant closures to affect 6,000 jobs

January 20, 2009
Japananese brewer seeks 43% stake in Philippine San Miguel unit

January 19, 2009
Philippines: Balance of payment surplus seen at least $500m in Jan

January 17, 2009
Philippine central bank to ease loan rules

January 16, 2009
Philippine lost $1.4bn in net portfolio outflow in ’08

January 10, 2009
Philippines: Slower remittances to dent foreign reserves

January 9, 2009
Manila issues $1.5bn in global bonds to boost growth

January 7, 2009
US oil giant to pour $100m into Philippine project

January 6, 2009
Philippines: San Miguel takes option to buy 50% of Petron

January 5, 2009
Philippines: New rehab rules takes effect Jan 16

January 4, 2009
Philippines to save expense on infrastructure 

December 30, 2008
Philippine economy will have limited impact from global crunch 

December 29, 2008
Philippine mine sector fears layoffs

December 28, 2008
Philippine handicraft makers resort to home market as exports fall

December 27, 2008
Philippine Telecoms:
NTC sees double-digit growth in subscriber numbers 

December 25, 2008
Philippines plans to borrow $1.9bn Q1 2009

December 24, 2008
Philippines: Weak exports to hit balance of payment surplus

December 23, 2008
Philippines: Lower fuel prices to ease inflation

December 22, 2008
Philippine developer set to launch fifth condo in Manila

December 20, 2008
Texas Instruments to lay off 400 workers in Philippines

December 19, 2008
Philippines central bank sashes key lending rates by 50 basis points

December 18, 2008
Philippines, Qatar in billion-dollar investment fund tie-up

December 15, 2008
Philippines to raise privatisation target for 2009

December 14, 2008
Filipinos protest charter amendment

December 11, 2008
Philippines’ FDI inflows decline 45% in Jan-Sept

December 9, 2008
Ford lays off 30 staff in Philippines

December 8, 2008
Philippine central bank: Remittances begin to slow down

December 7, 2008
Philippines confirms Ashmore’s purchase of Petron stake

December 4, 2008
Philippine bank sees 15-18% rise in 2008 lending

December 3, 2008
Philippines: China tie-up to add more ubiquitous jeepneys

December 2, 2008
China, Philippines to strengthen ties with the US

Thai power firm buys stake in Philippine plant

December 1, 2008
Asean Integration Drive:
More imports from Cambodia, Myanmar to granted duty-free treatment

Philippines cut corporate income tax to 30%

November 30, 2008
Chinese firm to set up nickel processing plant in Philippines

November 29, 2008
Philippines’ import from Vietnam doubles in Jan-Sep ’08

November 28, 2008
Philippine state firms to shed stocks in Meralco

November 27, 2008
Philippines: Budget deficit to exceed $2bn in 2009

November 26, 2008
Allies of Philippine president move to expel her accuser from Congress

November 25, 2008
Philippines expects Q3 GDP growth to hit 3.8-4.6%

November 23, 2008
Philippines to import wheat, soymeal in 2009

November 22, 2008
Central bank sees bleak X’Mas for Philippine businesses

November 20, 2008
Philippines slashes tariffs on cement, flour

November 19, 2008
Infrastructure spending deepens Philippines’ Oct budget deficit

November 18, 2008
China bank eyes AIG unit in Philippines

Philippines: Crisis fails to stop rise in remittances

WTO looks into Thailand’s cigarette import barriers 

November 17, 2008
Global Green eyes $200m biomass projects in Philippines

November 15, 2008
IMF cuts Philippine GDP forecast to 4.4%

November 14, 2008
Philippines sees trade deficit soaring in 2009

November 11, 2008
Philippines see 56% drop in FDIs in first 8 months

November 10, 2008
Philippines central bank keeps rate cut option open

Thai PM due in Manila today

Philippines mulls filing trade complaint against Australia

November 8, 2008
Philippines central bank cut reserve requirement

November 6, 2008
Philippines inflation eases on lower oil, rice prices

November 3, 2008
Philippines, Malaysia sign deal to boost flights 

November 2, 2008 
Business outsourcing seen driving property sector in Philippines
 

November 1, 2008
Philippines eases asset cover rules on forex 

October 31, 2008
Philippines bankers to cut forex trading position

October 30, 2008
Ashmore plans to raise stake in Philippines’ Petron to 90%

October 29, 2008
San Miguel eyes majority stake in Philippines state refiner

October 28, 2008
Philippines central bank focuses on improving dollar liquidity

October 25, 2008
Philippines: Korean firm eyeing mining ventures

Philippines central bank sees inflation easing

October 24, 2008
Manila’s Metrobank eyes assets of AIG unit

October 23, 2008
Philippines $2bn fund to shield economy

October 22, 2008
Philippines: Law to quadruple bank deposit insurance

October 21, 2008
Philippines considers reserve rate cut

October 20, 2008
Philippines exporters face tougher times

October 18, 2008
US power firm mulls energy projects in Philippines

Philippines central bank moves to boost market liquidity

October 16, 2008
Somali pirates hijack ship operated by Philippines

October 15, 2008
Sumitomo mulls building nickel plant in Philippines

October 14, 2008
Philippines central bank remittances to grow 15% in 2008October 13, 2008

Philippines: Expert sees slow economy but not crash

Philippines: Govt shrugs off new impeachment attempt against president

October 12, 2008
Philippines Galoc oil unfit for local use

October 10, 2008
Philippines offshore oilfield starts production

October 9, 2008
Philippines car sales up 12% in Jan-Sept 2008

October 8, 2008
Isuzu Philippines: Expansion not on agenda

Asean Charter: Full ratification in sight 

October 7, 2008
Philippines to sell 40% stake in Petron

October 6, 2008
Philippines central bank: Slower inflation key to rate decision

October 4, 2008
Arroyo upbeat over Philippines economy

AIG's Philippines unit on sell-off list

October 3, 2008
ICTSI awarded right to operate Brunei container terminal

Philippines: Chevron to add retail stations by end-December

October 2, 2008
Philippines revises 2008 GDP forecast down to 4.4-4.9%

October 1, 2008
Philippines Airlines lower profit due to costly jet fuel

September 28, 2008
Philippines central bank sees no crisis in region

September 25, 2008
Philippines: Trade deficit shoots up more than 200% in Jan-July 2008

September 23, 2008
Philippines FDI seen rising 23% in 2009

Toyota Philippines to roll out new IMV line-up

September 22, 2008
Philippines expect remittances to rise 10% in 2009

September 21, 2008
Survey: Asia-Pacific retail sales growth remains healthy

September 20, 2008
Philippines: Energy agency seeks 1bn peso 

September 17, 2008
US finance system meltdown:
•    Thailand: Central bank sees little impact on AIG unit
•    Singapore: MAS reassures worried AIG policyholders
•    Philippine banks raise provisions to reduce exposure
•    Indonesia cuts loan rates as US credit woes spread
•    US crisis biggest risk to Asia growth - ADB
  

September 15, 2008
Philippines: Inflation to stall historic growth

September 14, 2008
Philippines: $1.9bn from Marcos’ ‘ill-gotten wealth’ recovered

Philippines, Malaysia to jointly address issue of ‘illegals’ in Sabah

September 13, 2008
Philippines central cuts surplus estimate again

September 12, 2008
Philippines: Inflation seen at 17-year high in September

September 11, 2008
Philippine FDI down in H1

September 10, 2008
Philippines: Joint venture starts oil drilling in Palawan 

September 9, 2008
Philippines’ Jollibee seeks funds for China expansion

September 8, 2008
Philippines mulls importing 274m liters of ethanol

September 7, 2008
Manila to repay power debt ahead of time

September 6, 2008
Philippines: BHP to continue work despite disagreement

Philippines inflation seen cooling  after hitting 17-year high

September 5, 2008
Philippines: Central bank to shift policy as inflation peaks

September 4, 2008
Philippines to raise $1.5bn to boost reserves

September 2, 2008
BHP downsizes operations in Philippines

September 1, 2008
Philippines’ Cebu Pacific expands hub with 2 new aircraft

August 31, 2008

Philippines' Galoc oilfield needs more repairs 

Mitsubishi Philippines upbeat over SUV sales 

August 29, 2008
Asean Charter: Philippines’ ratification in the pipeline
Asean has no legal power to force Myanmar on human rights - senator

Philippines inflation seen to accelerate in August 

August 28, 2008
Philippines San Miguel in large-scale mine project

August 27, 2008
Cebu Pacific cut fares for passengers without check-in bags

August 26, 2008
Philippines: Govt seeks $31bn for 2009 budget

August 24,2008
San Miguel eyes PNOC-EC stake

Philippines: Customs eyes 1.5 billion peso from scrutiny of oil imports

August 22, 2008
‘Just-in-time’ system breakdown hits Toyota supplies in Philippines 

Philippines growth to stay below 5.2% in Q2

August 21, 2008
Baht, peso remain under selling pressure
Thai King praises governor for maintaining stability
 

August 20, 2008
Philippines’ July budget deficit soars 

August 19, 2008
Philippines slashes growth forecast on inflation worries

August 18, 2008
Brunei, Philippines included in Kuwait’s $27bn Asian deals 

ADB to extend $250m in fiscal reform loan 

August 17, 2008
Asean-Australia-New Zealand FTA negotiations:
Philippines to push for local dairy industry development 

August 16, 2008
Philippines: June remittances up 30% to $1.5bn

August 13, 2008
Philippines sees first FDI outflow of $95m in May

Philippines’ San Miguel H1 profit soars 

August 12, 2008
Philippines’ Ayala sees weak 2008 outlook

August 11, 2008
Philippines Senate ready to ratify pact with Japan

Philippines’ central bank sees measures bear fruit

August 9, 2008
Philippines banks see lowest NPLs since Asian crisis

August 8, 2008
Philippines’ end-July reserves close to forecast

August 7, 2008
Philippines Globe expects low-single digit revenue growth

August 6, 2008
Philippines inflation soars to almost 17-yr high

Philippines telecoms firms feel the pinch

August 5, 2008
Philippines’ Berong nickel output seen even in 2008

Philippines Supreme Court halts govt deal with Muslims

August 4, 2008
Muslims in Philippines see more economic powers in govt deal

Philippines former senate warns govt of pact with Muslims

August 2, 2008
Manila’s Ayala Land plans to issue $90mn bonds

Philippines Semirara sees coal exports to rise 25% in 2009

August 1, 2008
Philippines bank lending in May rises to ten-year high

July 31, 2008
BIS to lend $500mn to Philippine central bank

July 30, 2008
Philippines: Govt to propose $32bn in spending for 2009

July 29, 2008
Philippines President offers little new in policy speech

July 28, 2008
Philippines: IMF study warns about oil VAT removal 

July 27, 2008
Philippines: Telecom industry needs friendlier NTC

Philippines: Farmers’ group said WTO process is non-transparent

July 26, 2008
Philippines: Imports up 11.3% in May

July 25, 2008
Philippines’ Globe gets $90mn loan facility

Philippines: San Miguel may sell part of major units

July 24, 2008
US-Israeli developer to purchase Philippine natural gas

July 23, 2008
Philippines: Inflation likely to stay high in 2008

Philippines: Car sales to slow down in 2008

Philippines opens Manila's terminal 

Philippines: British firm takes majority stake in Petron

July 21, 2008
Philippines leader gets oil firms to cut diesel prices

More World Bank loans for Philippine infra, social projects

Malaysian deports more than 300 Filipinos from Sabah
 

July 20, 2008
Philippines: Govt to meet refiners over oil price surge

July 18, 2008
Philippines inflation: Interest rates raised by 50 basis points

July 17, 2008
Philippines: Deficit eases to $396m in H1

July 16, 2008
Philippines: Remittances at record high in May

July 15, 2008
Philippines’ Galoc yet to come on stream

July 14, 2008
Philippines, Netherlands boost two-way air flights

July 12, 2008
Philippines military: Soaring prices pose security threat 

July 10, 2008
Philippines FDI grows almost four-fold in April

July 9, 2008
Philippines ups transport fares as fuel costs soar

July 6, 2008
Australia BPO firm to expand Philippine facility

July 3, 2008
Philippines central bank to act on rising inflation

July 2, 2008
Philippines stocks tumble on fears of rise in fuel price, inflation 

June 29, 2008
Asian countries under test in face of inflation

June 28, 2008
Philippines fishermen oppose Asean, EU FTAs

June 27, 2008
Philippines, Hong Kong to expand air services

June 26, 2008
Central bank of Philippines sees 2008 trade deficit at $11bn

June 23, 2008
IMF cuts Philippine GDP forecast

June 18, 2008
New Philippines law gives half a million people income tax relief

June 17, 2008
Philippines turns down Ashmore for Petron stake

June 15, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ECONOMY
Consumers pessimistic on spending

PHILIPPINES/EMPLOYMENT
Overseas remittances up 18.4 percent in April

June 14, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ENERGY
ExxonMobil plans oil exploration project

June 13, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ECONOMY
President calls for unity to solve economic problems

June 11, 2008
PHILIPPINES/CAPITAL MARKETS
PNOC to keep stake in refiner

June 10, 2008
PHILIPPINES/AVIATION
Flag-carrier boosts MacAu, Singapore flights

June 7, 2008
PHILIPPINES/EARNINGS
Overseas workers expected to send $15bn

June 6, 2008
PHILIPPINES/OFFSHORING
Davao City seen as emerging site

June 5, 2008
PHILIPPINES/AVIATION
Manila's terminal 3 to serve domestic flights

June 2, 2008
PHILIPPINES/COMPANIES
San Miguel eyes projects in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar

June 1, 2008
PHILIPPINES/OIL TARIFF
Govt: No EVAT on oil products

May 31, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ENERGY SAVING
Govt mulls four-day week for civil servants

May 30, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ECONOMY
Q1 growth falls to 5.2%

May 29, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ECONOMY
Growth slips to 5.2% in Q1

May 28, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ELETRIC POWER
Lopez family retains control of Manila Electric 

May 27, 2008
PHILIPPINES/FUNDS
Govt unlikely to raise overseas debt

May 25, 2008
ASEAN/TOURISM
Thailand mulls Asean visa

PHILIPPINES/TOURISM
Arrivals up 4.3% in April

May 24, 2008
PHILIPPINES-THAILAND/TIES
Samak promises more rice exports

May 23, 2008
PHILIPPINES/INVESTMENT
Govt asks UPS to stay on

May 22, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ENERGY TARIFF
Govt scraps import duties on crude oil

May 21, 2008
PHILIPPINES/TOURISM
Arrivals in Cebu up 7.44% in Jan-Feb

THAILAND-PHILIPPINES/TIES
Rice, energy on agenda during Thai PM’s visit

May 20, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ECONOMY
Philippines finances seen flagging after April surplus

May 19, 2008
PHILIPPINES/EMPLOYMENT
Govt approves 5.5% wage rise in Manila

May 17, 2008
PHILIPPINES/FOOD SECURITY
Rice prices drop amid Japan offer, bumper crops

May 10, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ECONOMY
Govt pitches birth control, friendly ties to beat rice crisis

May 1, 2008
PHILIPPINES/AVIATION
PAL to fly to Macau five times a week

April 25, 2008
THAILAND/PHILIPPINES/ECONOMY
Thailand shrugs off inflation pressure
Philippines holds rates

PHILIPPINES/MALAYSIA/AVIATION
Malaysia Airlines seeks mergers
Philippines carriers vie for Macau flight

April 23, 2008
PHILIPPINES-KOREA/TIES
Two countries plan seafood facility

April 18, 2008
PHILIPPINES/FOOD CRISIS
Govt bans other uses of farmland

April 17, 2008
PHILIPPINES/COMMIDITIES
Low-priced rice only for poor households

April 16, 2008
PHILIPPINES/COMMODITIES
Govt warns rice hoarders of severe penalty

PHILIPPINES/AVIATION
Flag-carrier to set up domestic budget airline

April 14, 2008
PHILIPPINES/FOOD CRISIS
Govt says it is in control of rice problem

April 11, 2008
PHILIPPINES/AVIATION
PAL to buy 9 turbo prop planes

April 10, 2008
PHILIPPINES/TRADE
Govt to cut rice import tariff

April 8, 2008
PHILIPPINES/INVESTMENT
Investors worried over slow reforms

April 6, 2008
ASEAN/INFLATION
World Bank cautions against excessive subsidies

PHILIPPINES/ IT&ELECTRONICS
Intel may pull out of Philippines

April 3, 2008
PHILIPPINES/AVIATION
Cebu Pacific to increase flights to Hong Kong

April 2, 2008
PHILIPPINES/COMMODITIES
Arroyo mulls buying Thai rice

March 27, 2008
PHILIPPINES/COMMODITIES
Philippines to import rice from Vietnam

March 26, 2008
PHILIPPINES/LABOUR
Govt, seamen agree on arbitration system

March 21, 2008
PHILIPPINES/IT&ELECTRONICS
Industry group to export software

March 20, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ECONOMY
Additional spending to support growth

March 19, 2008
PHILIPPINES/ENERGY
Petron to pour $1.5bn into FCC plant

March 12, 2008
PHILIPPINES/POLITICS
Arroyo vows to pass anti-graft law

March 9, 2008
PHILIPPINES/AGRICULTURE
Banana Growers to review deals with big firms

March 7, 2008
PHILIPPINES/POLITICS
President revokes controversial mandate

March 5, 2008
PHILIPPINES/POLITICS
Arroyo’s husband brushes aside accusations

March 4, 2008
PHILIPPINES/SECURITY
Manila to expand security alliance

March 3, 2008
PHILIPPINES/TELECOMS
Industry growth seen at a modest pace in 2008

March 1, 2008
PHILIPPINES/POLITICS
Bigger protest may force Arroyo to rethink

February 29, 2008
Galoc field to start operation in April

February 28, 2008
Parts makers share Toyota’s concern over Asean tariff scheme

February 27, 2008
Former president Aquino asks Arroyo to resign

February 26, 2008
Growth likely to slow down

February 25, 2008
Sales expected to reach $5mn at Dubai Food Fair

February 23, 2008
Govt oil imports to be centralised

Sentiment low but growth seen high

February 20, 2008
Arroyo defends her anti-graft record

February 16, 2008
Philippines delegation in India to learn corporate governance

February 14, 2008
Trade dept earmarks $2.4mn to promote for Otop programme

February 13, 2008
Changi eyes Upgrading of Clark Zone Airport

February 9, 2008
PAL seeks more flights to Macau

February 8, 2008
Brunei women group in Philippines for product design

February 7, 2008
Philippines aims to become Asia's next maritime hub

February 6, 2008
PAL earmarks $86mn for fleet renovation

February 5, 2008
Arroyo leads groundbreaking for $27mn road network

February 4, 2008
Philippines concerned about Taiwan president’s Spratlys trip

February 2, 2008
Processors, exporters avail of incentives

February 1, 2008
Demand for BPO space remains strong

January 31, 2007
Arroyo orders Diosdado MacApagal as premier airport

January 30, 2007
Lufthansa to cease Manila-Europe flights

January 29, 2007
Poultry sector projects 15-20% expansion in 2008

January 28, 2007
Auto parts makers to produce Pinoy electric jeepney

January 26, 2007
Govt determined to regain category 1 in three months

January 25, 2007
Peso to hit 37.2:1 against greenback in 2008

January 24, 2007
Arroyo orders funds for air transportation office upgrade

January 19, 2007
Govt to work to reverse rating downgrade

January 18, 2007
Travel agencies concerned over downgrading

January 17, 2007
Govt vows to intensify campaign against graft

January 16, 2007
Italian Shipping Firms Keen to Hire Filipino Seafarers

January 15, 2007
ADB to offer loans for Philippine national grid operator

January 12, 2007
Arroyo assures completion of Misamis Oriental airport

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