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Economic Update | The Philippines challenges India's call centre dominance

8 Oct 2014
Employment in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines hit an all-time high in August, following a decade of phenomenal growth that has seen revenues and employment expand...

Economic Update | Philippines auto sector moves up a gear

8 Sep 2014
The automotive sector in the Philippines is on track to break all records for sales in 2014, as rising demand and relatively low ownership rates means there is room for extended growth in the market...

Economic Update | Onshore oil potential in the Philippines

20 Aug 2014
Hopes of a path towards energy independence in the Philippines are gathering pace thanks to encouraging steps forward at the Malolos-1 onshore well in Cebu. Australian oil firm Gas2Grid said in July...

Economic Update | Philippines cement sector in shake-up

7 Aug 2014
Reverberations are expected in the Philippine cement industry from the $54bn planned merger of Lafarge and Holcim as the two companies plan to restructure their operations in the Philippines which...

Economic Update | Philippines heads for construction boom

15 Jul 2014
The government in the Philippines is giving a new push to major construction projects awarded under a public-private partnership scheme, putting the building sector on a strong growth path after last...

Economic Update | Prospects bright for Philippines retail

26 Jun 2014
High levels of liquidity and continued solid growth in the domestic economy are feeding into the Philippines’ retail sector, with sales rising on a tide of improving consumer sentiment. However, the...