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Dumaguete: A ‘labor employment zone’?

April 10, 2013

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) April 10, 2013   Excess labor supply at the going wage rate is a major characteristic of the Philippine economy. This statement is ekonomikspeak to describe a situation when many workers cannot find employment. “Excess labor supply” is a widespread phenomenon […]

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Collective Impotence and the Peso

October 31, 2012

Raul V. Fabella UP School of Economics and NAST   The resolution submitted by the PCCI to Pres. Aquino at the closing of the just-concluded Philippine Business Conference is notable. It called for the arrest of the continuing appreciation of the Philippine peso to safeguard our dollar earning industries. I will not comment on the […]

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International factors affecting economic performance this year

January 18, 2012

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) January 18, 2012 The thing certain with international factors affecting this year’s economic performance is that they are uncertain. Hence, we expect, as in the past, economic volatility. Economic and business expectations definitely have to factor in these uncertain events to […]

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Categories: FDI / Gerardo Sicat / IMF / oil / Opinion

BOTMAN AT FEF MONTHLY MEETING

October 5, 2011

  IMF resident representative Dennis Botman presents the IMF World Economic Outlook to FEF Fellows. 09/28/11 View more photos here.

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CURRENCY WAR

March 10, 2011

Published in BusinessWorld on October 31, 2010 A currency war has broken out in the global stage. The United States Congress recently passed a law imposing punitive tariffs against countries deliberately undervaluing their currencies – a move aimed squarely at China.

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Categories: Calixto Chikiamco / IMF / Opinion