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    Commercial Property Market Update

    Read the latest report about commercial property market realized by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Download the report below:

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    ASEAN countries cite need for urban resilience plans

    Member-countries from the ASEAN have expressed commitment to adopt “green growth” policies in urban areas that are the largest emitters of greenhouse gases causing global warming.

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    Officials optimistic 2 million tourists visit Boracay in 2017

    The Aklan provincial government is confident 2 million tourists will visit this resort island this year.

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    Southeast Asia Job Market

    Read the report about the job market in Southeast Asia written by French Foreign Trade Advisers of the Committee of Malaysia, in collaboration with the Committees of Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand...

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    Philippines’ digital ecosystem

    Following Olivier Midière’s, MEDEF’s digital ambassador, visit to the Philippines, read the MEDEF's report about the Philippines’ digital ecosystem (in French). Other reports are also available (in French) Digital Disruption...

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    MICC lifts ban on open pit mining

    The MICC on Thursday called for the lifting of the ban issued by former environment secretary Gina Lopez after a majority of the panel voted “to lift the ban provided that mining laws, rules and regulations are strictly enforced.”...

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    BSP: Economists see 3.1% inflation for 2017

    ECONOMISTS expect inflation to settle at 3.1 percent this year, slightly lower than the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) full-year estimate of 3.2 percent.

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    Pullbacks expected in stocks this week

    The local stock market barometer is expected to pause for more pullbacks this week after last week’s performance, said Chris Mangun, head of research at Eagle Equities.

  • Business News | winner of the Foreign Trade Advisors World Forum

    French Tech Award winner at the CCI France Philippines Business Awards Night also won the Award for the Foreign Trade Advisors World Forum.

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    Trusted Partner Program

    CCI France Philippines also launched its newest program during the Business Awards Night. To further promote doing business in the Philippines for French companies, CCI France Philippines has launched the Trusted Partner Program...

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    Government infrastructure drive attracts interest of EU firms

    The country’s strong economic performance and the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program have piqued the interest of European businessmen who visited the Philippines recently to scout for investment opportunities.

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    Bon Appetit

    On September 22 to 24, the French market "Bon Appetit" will be held to promote French and Filipino products.

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    Data privacy compliance a competitive edge for PH companies

    In this information age, compliance with data privacy and data protection regulations is considered by organizations as a competitive advantage in their business operations. This was confirmed by contact center managers and data...

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    Cryptocurrencies dropped by average of 20% over the weekend

    Cryptocurrencies gained large growth in the past few months, sending the leading crypto Bitcoin to reach values of over $4,000 (roughly P200,000). However, value suddenly dropped an average of 20 percent during the weekend.

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    Finance dep’t looking for sweet spot between tourism, higher take from airport terminal and landing fees

    The Finance department is studying proposals to restructure airport fees in order to raise revenue collection while also helping encourage tourism.

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    Mango industry road map hopes to reverse stagnating output, Agri dep’t says

    The Department of Agriculture said a five-year road map to develop the mango industry is due for completion by year’s end.

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    Building trust amidst uncertainty

    Uncertainty is the new normal. Greater public demands, extreme vigilantism with our smart phones, and the rise of fake news have created a fearful, anxious society that is constantly uncertain of others’ motives, of political and...

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    BSP seen keeping rates till 2018

    Capital Economics said the weakening of the peso against the US dollar is not a major threat to the economy as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is seen keeping interest rates untouched until next year.

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    CCI France-Philippines Joins the United Nations Global Compact

    CCI France-Philippines is pleased to announce that it is now a part of the UN Global Compact Initiative starting July 24, 2017.

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    Stocks to dip on thin trade as ‘ghost month’ starts

    Local equities will likely dip this week as investors maintain a cautious stance at the official start of the so-called “ghost month”.

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    Many industries get away with rampant smuggling

    Manila Times editorial on the smuggling that carried out in various industries.

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    PH to allow entry of 100% foreign-owned investment houses

    Fully foreign-owned investment houses will be allowed to operate in the country as the government will remove the restriction under the soon-to-be-released latest foreign investment negative list (FINL).

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    The UN has ranked nations for innovation

    The Philippines rank 73 out of 127 - no improvement has been made compared to the previous year (74 out of 128 in 2016). Philippines' best scores are in "Knowledge & Technology outputs" and in "Business Sophistication".

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    MVP urges government to lift ban on West Philippine Sea exploration

    Tycoon Manuel Pangilinan wants the government to lift the moratorium on drilling and exploration in the disputed West Philippine Sea amid warming relations between Manila and Beijing.

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    PEZA approves clearance for Davao South Marina and Industrial Park

    The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has released the pre-qualification clearance for the 1,000-hectare (ha) Davao South Marina and Industrial Park, located in Malita, Davao Occidental.

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    Issuances on the Data Privacy Act of 2012

    Further to the promulgation last August 2016 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10173, or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), the National Privacy Commission (NPC) has since then, issued four...

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    DAR seeks P10-B budget for 2018

    The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is seeking a P10.28-billion budget for 2018 to give sufficient provision to support our farmers and further develop our agriculture sector, said Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano.

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    Asean 50 years today: Manila meetings marked by historic developments

    ASEAN has celebrated its 50th anniversary last week. The summit took place in Manila.

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    DFA: ASEAN ministers agreed on legally binding sea code

    The foreign ministers of the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed to push for a legally binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

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    Lacson: Why not use pork to fund free tuition law?

    Sen. Panfilo Lacson's suggestion was to get rid of pork barrel to raise fund to provide free tuition in state universities and colleges next school year.

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