3 energy firms vie for co-dev’t of Tanay wind farm

MANILA – Three foreign and local energy companies are vying for the co-development of Alternergy’s 100-megawatt (MW) Tanay wind project, the pioneer renewable power firm said in a statement Thursday.Alternergy president Gerry Magbanua said these energy companies have expressed strong... Read More

UAE becomes Ayala Land’s fastest growing int’l market

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), the largest property developer in the Philippines, recently marked its 10th anniversary in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a growth of 157 percent, surpassing all other international sales and making it the company’s... Read More

BSP hikes rates anew by 25 bps

MANILA – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) policy-making Monetary Board (MB) on Thursday hiked by 25 basis rates after citing the elevated inflation rate.This brought the overnight reverse repurchase (RRP) rate to 6.25 percent, the highest after the 7.5 percent in May 2007.In a... Read More

BCDA, JICA ink deal on promoting transport-oriented dev’ts

MANILA – The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) on Thursday bared it has signed a technical cooperation agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in promoting transport-oriented developments (TODs), particularly in two BCDA properties where there are major... Read More

DBP unveils loan window for coco farmers

MANILA – State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has launched a special credit facility focusing on coconut farmers in support of the national government’s efforts to strengthen the development of the coconut industry, one of the major segments of the local agriculture... Read More

PH miners to search partners in Australia

MANILA – Twelve business persons from different mining companies in the Philippines will be seeking partners in Australia, according to Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Hae Kyong Yu PSM.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency Wednesday, Yu said the business delegation will be... Read More

Legazpi No. 1 in tax collection among Bicol cities

LEGAZPI CITY – This city is Bicol's No. 1 in local tax collection for 2022, according to the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) under the Department of Finance (DOF).BLGF-Bicol noted that Legazpi recorded the highest nominal locally sourced revenues (NLSR) among the region’s seven... Read More

PH stocks index rise again, peso finishes sideways vs. US dollar

MANILA – The local bourse’s main index gained anew on Wednesday and the peso finished the day sideways as investors took note of measures to address banking-related issues in the US and in Switzerland.The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) inched up by 0.24 percent, or 15.52 points,... Read More

TDF rates up, 7-day facility posts undersubscription

MANILA – The rates of the central bank’s term deposit facility (TDF) rose on Wednesday ahead of the policy rate setting meet of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).The average rate of the seven-day facility rose to 6.6152 percent from the 6.5537 percent during the auction last March... Read More

Ransomware attacks in PH jump by 57.4% in 2022

MANILA – Cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks reported that incidents of ransomware, a malicious software that blocks access to a computer system demanding money to be paid to unlock it, in the Philippines surged by 57.4 percent in 2022.Eleven ransomware attacks were reported in the... Read More

Moody's Analytics forecasts sustained rise in BSP rates

MANILA – A pause in Federal Reserve’s rate hikes this month is seen to give central banks in Asia Pacific a leeway to also do the same but not in the Philippines given the elevated inflation rate.In a commentary dated March 20, 2023, Moody’s Analytics said “the Federal Open... Read More

British Chamber lauds PBBM for sustaining economic reforms

MANILA – British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (BCCP) executive director Chris Nelson on Wednesday praised the Marcos administration for being able to sustain the economic reforms of the previous leadership.In an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel, Nelson said businesses from the... Read More

PH, Australia partner for technical cooperation for PPP

MANILA – As the Marcos administration becomes bullish in utilizing a public-private partnership (PPP) model in infrastructure projects, the Australian government will be providing its technical expertise in rolling out infrastructure projects under the PPP.Australian Ambassador to the... Read More

PH stocks index, peso gain on Credit Suisse dev’t

MANILA – The local stock barometer rebounded on Tuesday as investors took a breather following the Swiss-government engineered take-over by UBS of Credit Suisse, a development which also benefited the local currency. After starting the week on the negative territory, the Philippine Stock... Read More

BTr fully awards 20-year T-bond

MANILA – The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) fully awarded on Tuesday the 20-year Treasury bond (T-bond) despite the rate uptick due to high demand.It offered the debt paper for PHP25 billion and tenders reached PHP34.412 billion.The average rate of the T-bond rose to 6.631 percent from 6.525... Read More

Economist sees improvement in BOP position amid deficit

MANILA – An economist is optimistic about improvement in the country’s balance of payment (BOP) position, citing strong structural inflows like remittances and revenues of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.In a report Tuesday, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) chief... Read More

German firms explore energy efficiency opportunities in PH

MANILA – A German business delegation is now exploring opportunities in the Philippines in energy efficiency business.The five German companies involved in energy efficiency technology and solutions include SolarNext AG, MIG mbH, Hörmann KG, eeaser GmbH and Ecoligo GmbH.“These... Read More

Top exporters urge resolution on VAT zero-rating

MANILA – The country’s major exporting industries -- semiconductors and electronics, information technology and business process management (ITBPM) and garments and wearables -- appealed to the government Tuesday to immediately issue the resolution on value-added tax (VAT) zero-rating... Read More

DTI sets up 111 OTOP stores to boost MSMEs

MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it has opened a total of 111 One Town, One Product (OTOP) stores nationwide as of Tuesday.The DTI told reporters in a message that 22 of these stores were established from January 2022 to February this year.“These were established... Read More

US insurer extends bidding process for SVB entities

ISTANBUL – United States insurer Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced Monday it has extended the bidding process for the troubled Silicon Valley Bank's (SVB) entities.The extended bidding process includes Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, which was established to temporarily take... Read More