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Ten-year Treasury rate falls as BTr tests enhanced trading mechanism

Ten-year Treasury bonds the government put out on Tuesday sold the full P15 billion as intended and at the same time proved the critical...

Unescap declares Manila most ready among Asean peers to pursue infra...

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Unescap) has found the Philippines most ready among its peers in the...

Trade group backs new commodity import policy

The Philippine Cement Importers Association (PCIA) on Tuesday expressed full support for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that rejected the adoption of...

PHL water execs share center stage in Korea

Leaders of Metro Manila’s water-supply system discussed in Korea’s two major water conferences this week the 10-year water-security program under the Duterte administration and...

PH-OGP, The Philippine open government partnership

Part  One Simply, we wish to bring to greater awareness this ongoing program that promises long-lasting positive influence to good governance in the government,...

Policy rate seen steady as peso weakness counterpoint

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is expected to keep a steady hand over the monetary-policy levers when the seven-man policy-making Monetary Board meets...

Biazon proposes end to sham consignees

A former commissioner of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and now a lawmaker is proposing an accreditation system meant to stop the unscrupulous use...

Regulator cites insurer for confidence-building pre-need reserve boost

The Insurance Commission (IC) has lauded PhilPlans First Inc. (PhilPlans) for adopting the lowest discount rate set forth by the IC for preneed companies...

HSBC jury to consider if forex trader was front-running or hedging

HSBC Holdings Plc. code-named a $3.5-billion currency trade “Project Shine” and swore traders to secrecy to reassure its clients would get the best price. Mark...

The many ways to save money

Financial experts say one needs discipline to save money. However, it is very clear this is hardly ever practiced. It is, indeed, challenging to...

Foreign debt less than a fourth of local output–BSP

The country’s debt stock remained at a “comfortable” level in the second quarter as this fell further from the previous quarter. The debt stock...

China names entities pursuing government infrastructure programs

China has identified the entities that will pursue the P2.7-billion Chico River irrigation project to its full completion, according to the Department of Finance...

New regulation allows nonlife insurers to invest in real property

THE Insurance Commission (IC) has issued a circular allowing nonlife insurers to invest in real property that effectively allows them access to a new revenue...

Lender, green entrepreneur support livelihood program

THE United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) has donated laptops for some of the 900 garbage collectors-turned-entrepreneurs of recycled clothing and bag store Rags2Riches (R2R), both...

Digital innovations and Philippine outsourcing

IN the recent Tholons Services Globalization Index 2017 released June 28, the top 100 cities and top 50 nations in terms of service globalization have...

Dominguez favors selling government interest in MRT 3

If the decision was left entirely in the hands of the finance secretary, current portfolio holder Carlos G. Dominguez III on Wednesday said he...

Fewer takers at special BSP facilities

The special deposit windows of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) failed to attract the full amount the monetary authorities had in mind for...

Associations and project management

I always relate project management to the engineering and construction industry, but can it be applied in the association world? This question came to...

Changing the world, one act of kindness at a time

AT Resorts World Manila on  August 21, contemporary Filipino artists gathered to exhibit at least 20 paintings and artworks for the benefit of non-governmental...

Peso strength only temporary

The local currency’s newfound strength should prove short-lived, according to a private bank economist, as conditions turn less favorable in the coming weeks. In a...

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