DA eyes Bohol as PH’s dairy capital
The Manila Times (March 21, 2018)
Yellen says gradual Fed rate hikes needed to prevent overheating
Business World (March 20, 2018)
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said higher interest rates will be needed to keep the U.S. economy from overheating, though the pace must be calibrated to allow inflation to rise to the central bank’s 2 percent goal.
“I think the Fed should and has been gradually raising rates to try to stabilize the labor market, to bring down the pace of job growth to a sustainable level to avoid the economy overheating,” Yellen said Monday in Philadelphia.
Foreign investments in manufacturing sector soared 244% in 2017
Philippine Daily Inquirer (March 15, 2018)
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez cited the data yesterday, saying investor confidence was real and the business climate remained positive.
Trade chief urges PH companies to tap China market
The Manila Times (March 16, 2018)
Electronics exports hit all-time high
Philippine Daily Inquirer (February 14, 2018)
The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (Seipi) said the latest figure marked an 11-percent growth from the industry’s exports in 2016.
Coconut oil, banana exports up in January
Business Mirror (March 15, 2018)
The value of coconut-oil shipments in January expanded by 18.3 percent to $143 million, from the previous year’s record of $120.90 million, the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed.
Coconut oil remained as the top farm export of the Philippines and accounted for 2.4 percent of receipts in January, according to PSA data.