Tag: ASEAN

Asean business outlook, US foreign investments and the Phl

September 19, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat  (The Philippine Star) September 14, 2016   The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and the US Chamber of Commerce undertook its ASEAN business outlook for 2017. It is based on a survey of American business executives located in the ASEAN region. A survey […]

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Making ASEAN our neighborhood and our business

May 20, 2016

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World Online) May 19, 2016   The best thing we could do now really is to set our sights a little bit closer to home. And our home is in ASEAN. At the outset, let me explain that there is a difference between our government entering into further trade agreements […]

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Economic policies for more inclusive growth

March 7, 2016

Crossroads by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) March 2, 2016   Inclusive economic growth achieves sustained and improving quality of employment, rising incomes and productivity and higher standards of living for the country’s citizens. It happens best when the macroeconomic environment is stable, with fiscal, monetary and trade policies in relative balance. Such a […]

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Three important leadership traits from Ferdinand Marcos

February 25, 2016

Crossroads by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) February 24, 2016   At this time since February 1986, the nation engages in ceremonials, speeches and articles bashing the legacy and times of Ferdinand Marcos. I was part of his Cabinet from 1970 to 1981 and I have first-hand memories that are far from the usual […]

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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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Should the Philippines join the TPP?

October 19, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) October 15, 2015   Everybody is agog over the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Even people I know that only have a passing interest in international trade are all of a sudden asking, in somewhat hushed, noticeably excited tones, about its implications for the Philippines. So the […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

October 15, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) October 14, 2015   Last week, 12 nations in the Asia and Pacific region concluded a major treaty on trade and investment. This agreement is likely to be of far-reaching impact for the member countries of the group known as the […]

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The Philippines’ all-or-nothing bet on jurisdiction

July 26, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) July 23, 2015   Offhand, it can be said that we were brought to this situation by a series of serendipitous recent events. If it weren’t for a coastal vessel that got rammed through, if it weren’t for an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling defining and characterizing […]

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Do we have a future in manufacturing?

July 6, 2015

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) July 5, 2015   Secretary Greg Domingo of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and his team deserve congratulations for the long-awaited automotive industry roadmap, most aptly named CARS (Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy Program). This was the subject of a recent consultation meeting of the DTI with an […]

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China—a bully in the block

June 4, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) June 4, 2015   The biggest threat today is not the failure of the Bangsamoro Basic Law but war with China. Maybe not war in the traditional sense, but war in the dominance sense. China is determined to regain the power it had in the 15th […]

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