Tag: GDP

Yes, New Taxes 2: Low Hanging Fruit

February 29, 2016

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) February 28, 2016   In the first installment of this column (“Yes, New Taxes,” Feb. 1), we emphasized the need to raise revenues to cover catch-up infrastructure, to offset revenue gives for equity reasons in favor of low to middle-income salaried workers, and to align our corporate income tax […]

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APEC Summit in Manila cost us between P18- to P30-billion in GDP loss!

November 25, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) November 25, 2015    The APEC Summit was successful, but at a very high cost to the nation. In sponsoring the meeting, we had options to make it less costly. The government threw away that opportunity by the unwise decision to […]

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President Aquino is not alone

June 19, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) June 18, 2015   I would like to quote an article in the May 9 edition of The Economist (“Indonesia’s Economy: Spicing Up Growth”), with the Philippine status in parentheses. “In late April Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, wooed foreign moneymen at a […]

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GNP is a means, not an end

June 16, 2015

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) June 6, 2015     Last year, right after the government had happily reported that economic growth in the second quarter of 2014 had accelerated to 6.4 percent per year, I warned against being misled by the official System of National Accounts (see “The economy grew—so […]

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Vietnam follows the path of East Asian economic tigers

April 15, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) April 15, 2015   Last week, I highlighted Vietnam’s economic development as one heavily driven by foreign direct investments (FDIs). It follows the early development paths of the East Asian economic tigers. FDI inflows perk up Vietnam’s industrial export and domestic […]

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There’s room to grow some more, if…

March 9, 2015

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) March 8, 2015   I had the privilege of being in the panel of reactors — together with Former Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Cielito Habito and World Bank senior country economist Karl Chua — to the lecture of Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, formerly professor and dean of the highly […]

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Aborting economic take-off again?

February 5, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 4, 2015   What P-Noy made possible with our economy, he may just take back. We may not think much of P-Noy’s good governance mantra but there is no doubt it helped transform the country’s reputation from the region’s sick man to one of the […]

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’China surpasses US GDP, is now no. 1 in world economy’

January 8, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) January 7, 2015   As we commence 2015, China’s GDP (gross domestic product), the measure of an economy’s total outputin equivalent purchasing power, was valued at $17.6 trillion, surpassing that of the United States, which was at $17.4 trillion. These are […]

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Letter from Berlin

September 20, 2014

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) September 20, 2014   Berlin, 9/18/2014. By sheer coincidence, some of my SWS colleagues and I have been in this city since last Sunday, just before President Aquino comes for a visit. Then I saw a media item from Manila that claimed that the President would […]

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V, J, or L?

June 9, 2014

Introspective by Romeo L. Bernardo (Business World) June 1, 2014   WAS I surprised that first-quarter GDP growth was “only” 5.7%? No. We in Global Source have maintained a below-consensus full-year forecast of 6.1% since early this year, expecting the first two quarters to be on the weaker side given the boost from election spending […]

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