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Economic forecasts for 2016-2018

December 12, 2016

INTROSPECTIVE By Romeo Bernardo (Business World Online) December 12, 2016   I’m sharing with readers our macroeconomic forecast for the full 2016, 2017, 2018 with a short summary, below. My co-author Christine Tang and I do this for GlobalSource Partners, a New York-based network of independent analysts (see globalsourcepartners.com). Its clients are mostly international banks and fund […]

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Economic powerhouse

December 15, 2015

Business Matters by Roberto F. de Ocampo (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 12, 2015   THE PAST weeks have seen a flurry of activity with global and regional impact on the Philippines. These include the Apec (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit, the Asean Economic Community (AEC), the climate change conference, and terrorist acts in the world. All […]

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Speechless speech

September 29, 2015

Business Matters by Roberto de Ocampo (Philippine Daily Inquirer) September 26, 2015   May I share with you my impromptu speech upon receiving a CEO Award last week: Ladies and gentlemen, I suppose because this is an award about communications, I shouldn’t tell you that I am speechless. But the fact is that I don’t […]

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Needed: ‘Daang matino’

July 3, 2015

Business Matters by Roberto de Ocampo (Philippine Daily Inquirer) June 13, 2015   The distance between the cities of San Juan and Makati is approximately eight kilometers. At the prescribed speed limit of 40 kilometers per hour, it should take 13-15 minutes to travel this distance by car on Edsa. It is a route I […]

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Ending on a high note

December 15, 2014

Business Matters by Roberto de Ocampo (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 11, 2014   Unfortunately for the baritone-voiced like me, a popular adage for describing final success is “ending on a high note.” I suppose a truly high note is tough to accomplish even by the best sopranos and is thus greeted with deserving accolades by an […]

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Speech of FEF Chairman Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo, OBE during the 2014 Arangkada Philippines Forum

March 9, 2014

Making Growth Inclusive Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo, OBE Former Finance Secretary Co-Vice Chairman, Makati Business Club Chairman, Philippine Veterans Bank 3rd Anniversary Forum of Arangkada Philippines: “More Reforms = More Jobs!” Rizal Ballroom, Makati Shangri-La Hotel February 26, 2014 Thank you very much John Forbes for such a warm introduction, I don’t think there […]

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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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Mindsets

June 8, 2013

Business Matters by Roberto F. de Ocampo (Philippine Daily Inquirer) June 8, 2013   It has often been observed about our postwar economic history that it presents a perfect case study on missed opportunities. It would seem that our favourite dance step, as it were, to the tune of our economic progress (or lack of […]

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Lenten musings: the chosen people (2)

March 8, 2013

Business Matters by Roberto F. de Ocampo, OBE (Philippine Daily Inquirer) March 8, 2013   I had originally intended to compose a synopsis of a speech I delivered last Feb. 26 at the Second Annual Arangkada Forum of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce, hoping thereby to make my life easier. However, the Management Association […]

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Fun, fun, fun!

February 29, 2012

Business World By Roberto de Ocampo (Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 24, 2012   “Incredible India,” “Remarkable Indonesia,” “Malaysia Truly Asia.” These are among the catchy tourism slogans that bombard our sensibilities as we watch CNN. Like many of you, I watch with growing impatience about when we would come up with our own such catchphrase, […]

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