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Economic Update | The Philippines poised for new era in education

16 Jun 2014
Private universities in the Philippines are poised to benefit from ongoing reforms aimed at improving access to the primary and secondary education system, although a marked rise in student numbers...

Economic Update | Philippines aims high on FDI

11 Jun 2014
Though early performance has been sluggish, officials in the Philippines are confident the strong foreign direct investment (FDI) showing from last year will be maintained in 2014, with an improved...

Economic Update | Investment to support the Philippines’ drive for rice self-sufficiency

28 May 2014
Growing rice consumption in the Philippines has created a host of challenges and opportunities for stakeholders, as an ongoing lack of mechanisation and post-harvest inefficiencies have prevented the...

Economic Update | The Philippines is set to continue expanding 3G and 4G LTE coverage

28 Apr 2014
As the Philippines’ market for handheld devices continues to expand, mobile broadband has been identified as the industry’s most significant driver of growth. Mobile penetration passed 100% in 2012,...

Economic Update | Mixed reaction to a truck ban by authorities in the Philippines

22 Apr 2014
Local leaders in Manila have defended new rules that restrict access of heavy vehicles to the capital’s streets, saying the scheme will encourage smoother movements of cargo once shippers adapt to...

Economic Update | The Philippines’ tourism industry weathers the storms

24 Mar 2014
While two major natural disasters took their toll on the Philippines’ tourism industry during the latter part of 2013, strong overall demand from both the domestic and international markets helped...