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The Philippines: Accessing the Consumer Market

22 Sept 2017

Driven by robust economic growth, the Philippines is a fast expanding consumer market with many opportunities for Hong Kong businesses able to take advantage of the country’s young demographic, with t...Read More

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PHILIPPINES: Import Permit Processing Time Set to Be Slashed by Online Approval System

13 Sept 2017

The processing time for import/export permits in the Philippines is set to be cut from several months to just a few days when TradeNet, the country’s new one-stop online trade portal, goes live in Dec...Read More

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Asia Tipped to be World's Largest Amusement Park Market by 2020

8 Sept 2017

With Asia-Pacific set to be the most important theme-park market in terms of both value and visitor numbers, speakers at the recent Asian Attractions Expo predicted growing competition between domesti...Read More

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The Philippines: Market Profile

8 Sept 2017

The Philippine economy is expected to maintain strong growth of 6.8% in 2017 on the back of a robust service sector. The country is projected to be the fastest-expanding major ASEAN economy over the n...Read More

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Manila Food Show: Sourcing Companies Upbeat, but Suppliers Wary

5 Sept 2017

At the packed IFEX Philippines expo, many overseas companies were optimistic as to the potential of the country's food exports, while would-be suppliers to the local market remained notably cautious w...Read More

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PHILIPPINES: Pangasinan Investors Wooed with Tax Breaks and Streamlined Processing

31 July 2017

Investors in the northern province of Pangasinan (Luzon Island) are to be eligible for exemptions from corporate income tax (CIT) for at least five years under the terms of the provincial government’s...Read More

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The Philippines: Consumer Market Opportunities

19 July 2017

As the second-most populous ASEAN country with over 100 million people, the Philippines is a consumer market in Southeast Asia holding good sales potential for Hong Kong companies. Strong economic gro...Read More

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The Philippines: Special Economic Zones

23 June 2017

Since the mid-1990s the Philippines has been developing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to promote investment. Over the years, SEZs have become a magnet for FDI, especially in the manufacturing sector. ...Read More

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Philippines' SEZs Set Out to Woo Chinese and Middle East Investors

5 June 2017

Rapid expansion of SEZ sector sees Philippines launch charm offensive to counter shortfall in overseas investment....Read More

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The Philippines: The Prospect for Manufacturing Relocation

5 June 2017

The Philippines as a manufacturing base enjoys a distinct edge compared with other relocation hotspots in Southeast Asia: its English-speaking workers, who are both skilled and trainable. This present...Read More

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Aviation Embarks on Second Golden Age with Asia Taking the Helm

2 June 2017

After many years in the doldrums, the global aviation industry has apparently bounced back into profitability, at least according to delegates to this year's Aviation Festival Asia, but can this long-...Read More

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PHILIPPINES: Tax Incentives Mooted for Green Manufacturing Sector

16 May 2017

Energy-efficient investment projects in the manufacturing sector are to qualify for as yet unspecified tax incentives. The move, announced by the Philippines Board of Investment, will see clean energy...Read More

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PHILIPPINES: PPP Projects to be State-Built but Privately-Operated

12 May 2017

Upcoming public-private partnership (PPP) projects are to favour a hybrid model, with the Philippine government building the infrastructure, and private investors then operating and maintaining the fa...Read More

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PHILIPPINES: State-owned SEZ Sector Set to Soar on Re-purposed Farm land

19 April 2017

The development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is to be exempt from a proposed two-year moratorium on the re-purposing of farmland for non-agricultural use....Read More

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Golden Opportunities Identified in Philippines' Booming Port Sector

5 April 2017

A combination of a strong domestic economy, robust government support and the windfall expected from China's Belt and Road Initiative saw many exhibitors at the recent Philippines Ports and Shipping e...Read More

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Philippines' Tactical Realignment Delivers Infrastructure Windfall

27 March 2017

With its foreign-policy pivot towards China, the Philippines looks to have secured extensive mainland investment in its own ambitious infrastructure-redevelopment programme as part of President Xi Jin...Read More

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PHILIPPINES: 2017-19 Investment Priorities Plan Targets Manufacturing and Regional Development

15 March 2017

A renewed focus on the manufacturing sector and a push towards shifting investments to rural areas are among the key elements of the government’s Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) for 2017-2019....Read More

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Philippines Looks to Ensure Future of Business Outsourcing Sector

13 March 2017

Despite ever-rising incomes, several external and internal factors may compromise the viability of the Philippines' largest source of foreign currency, a development that has spurred a rethink of the ...Read More

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Asia-Pacific Surges Ahead as World's Leading Male Grooming Market

20 Dec 2016

Although consumer preferences vary from country to country, spend on male cosmetics is up across the whole region....Read More

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PHILIPPINES: 99-Year Leases Set to be Introduced for SEZ FDI Projects

14 Dec 2016

Overseas investors will be entitled to apply for 99-year land leases for projects in the country’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs). At present, buildings and land in the SEZs can only by leased for a ma...Read More

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