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Economic Update | The Philippines nickel heats up with Chinese demand

28 Nov 2014
Philippines mining
Unprecedented levels of Chinese demand for nickel ore has created a sizeable market opening for the Philippines to expand nickel exports, prompting the country to re-examine the underdeveloped...

Economic Update | The Philippines moves forward on mass transit upgrades

12 Nov 2014
Philippines transport
Urban transportation networks in the Philippines will benefit from millions of dollars in investment, following the announcement that Cebu City will be home to a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system....

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...