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Business sees Charter change as key to sustained growth

January 20, 2015

BUSINESS sector representatives insisted that amendments to the economic provisions of the Constitution remain critical for sustaining growth beyond 2016, and noted that the administration risks losing sight of priorities as it gears up for 2015 with a raft of economic reform bills. John D. Forbes, senior adviser of the American Chamber of Commerce of […]

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Phl entry in TPP hinges on less economic restrictions

May 5, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines would have to ease restrictions in the economic provisions of the Constitution for it to be able to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an emerging trade bloc that accounts for a third of world trade, foreign business leaders said yesterday. Peter Wallace of the Wallace Business Forum, and John Forbes, […]

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Investors: More must be done as Phl takes off

February 27, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Despite progress on most recommendations of foreign businessmen for the economy to accelerate and attract investments, the government will have to undertake more reforms in the agriculture and mining sectors to spur growth and create jobs. Speaking at the Arangkada Philippines Forum yesterday, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines senior advisor […]

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