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PH economy seen growing at fastest pace in region
The Philippines is likely to grow at the fastest pace among key Southeast Asian economies this year and next while the regional bloc as a whole continues to evolve into a fertile ground for investors, regional investment powerhouse Maybank Kim Eng Group said.Maybank Kim Eng, which shared its macroeconomic outlook in a briefing during the “Invest Asean” forum in Singapore on Tuesday, expects its six core markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean-6) to grow by an average 4.8 percent compared to 4.6 percent last year.Mal... Philippines starts opening bank sector to Asean peers
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is set to sign agreements with two more countries as early as next month to open up the banking industry aimed at greater financial integration and economic development among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said in a speech during the 29th National Convention of the Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BaiPhil) the Philippines would forge an agreement with two more ASEAN countries after signing a pact with the Bank N... Large UK delegation to explore prospects in Philippines infra, education
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is hosting this week a large business delegation from the United Kingdom to be led by Trade Envoy to the Philippines Richard Graham.The 30-member delegation will explore trade and investment opportunities in the areas of education and infrastructure.“The UK will be more global and outward looking than ever. The Philippines, where I worked many years ago, and Southeast Asia is a very important market for the UK,” said Graham, who will be in Manila and Iloilo from March 21 to 24 to reaffirm the tr...
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The newly approved Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 is now available for download at The first medium-term plan to be anchored on a national long-term vision, or AmBisyon Natin 2040, the PDP 2017-2022 represents the collective vision and aspirations of Filipinos for themselves and for the country.

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