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CARGO moving through the Subic Bay International Terminal Container (SBITC) is expected to surge over the next five years as a rising number of shippers will start using the port, according to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). In a statement issued on Friday, SBMA said it was ready to…

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THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is accelerating initiatives on awareness and promoting proper understanding of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) and the country’s various free trade agreements (FTAs). “We are increasing the frequency of our information and education drive and casting a wider net by continuing to conduct…

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THE electronics industry remained the country’s top importer in June 2016, accounting for $1.697 billion or 24.8 percent of $6.853 billion in total payments, data released by Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (Seipi) showed. Month-on-month, electronic imports increased by 1.09 percent to $1.697 billion from $1.679…

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THE British trade envoy, Richard Graham, is hopeful that the United Kingdom and the Philippines could forge closer economic links. The two countries, he said, “can work together on critical areas including infrastructure, energy, the digital economy and the tourism sector where UK has much expertise to share.” Graham is…

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JAPAN’S NTT Data Corporation is putting down firmer roots in the country with the establishment of NTT Data Philippines, Inc., formerly known as Wizardsgroup Inc. NTT Data Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (NDAP) announced on Thursday that Wizardsgroup will now be known as NTT Data Philippines Inc. In January 2016, NTT…

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THE Philippines needs to move toward shared prosperity to ensure that more people will benefit from the strong economic growth the country is making now, says Prof. Jamil Paolo Francisco, the executive director of Asian Institute of Management’s Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness. Competitiveness and shared prosperity, he…

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FILIPINOS in the United States, now numbering nearly 3.5 million, must make time to visit and rediscover their home country, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said on Wednesday. Overwhelmed by the staggering number of Filipino-Americans, Teo made the call during her four-day speaking engagement in various Filipino communities in New Jersey…

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THE government is encouraging manufacturers and allied industries to take full advantage of the benefits available from the economic integration of Asean member states under the Asean Economic Community (AEC) and the various free trade agreements (FTAs) that the Philippines has with its trading partners. “Local industries have not fully…

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THE country’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program is expected to attract fresh investments from among auto parts makers now that the program is underway, the Board of Investments (BOI) said. The Philippine Parts Maker Association (PPMA) has expressed full support and commitment to participate in the CARS Program in…

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ePLDT, the digital enterprise enabler of the country’s leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT Inc., continues to strengthen its cloud leadership as it expands its portfolio to include digital learning solutions with its recent inclusion to the Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP) program. Microsoft’s education solutions offer a wide…

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