• Samurai, dollar bond sales need careful timing
    The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) looks to raise $2 billion from the sale of so-called samurai and global bonds but is stymied as to the timing of their issuance. The bonds form part of the government’s financing mix for 2018 and come at a time when interest rates are buoyant. Deputy Treasurer Sharon P. […]
  • Provinces adopt financial inclusion program KasamaKA
    KasamaKA, a pioneering grassroots-based movement aimed at empowering the unbanked population, has been officially adopted as the financial inclusion and social advocacy program across 81 provinces in the country through a resolution signed by the National Executive Board of the League of Provinces in the Philippines (LPP). Through KasamaKA, FINTQ—the financial arm of PLDT and […]
  • S&P dangles ‘A’ credit status for Manila
    The government is under pressure to deliver the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) if only to win the good graces of the various sovereign credit watchers, who made it very clear that an upgrade is possible, only if the second round of tax reforms is successfully pursued and implemented. In the […]
  • Association Edu-Day
    I was in Frankfurt last week attending Imex 2018, one of the largest B2B trade shows for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). The show had more than 3,500 suppliers/exhibitors and 2,500 buyers/decision-makers from 150 countries and included 250 education sessions. I was invited as a hosted buyer because of my affiliation with Adfiap, an […]
  • Labor tells government to address unintended outcomes of CTRP
    The country’s largest labor group on Wednesday said the government should first address the so-called unintended consequences of the implementation of Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) on inflation before pushing for its Package 2. At a news conference, Trade Union of Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) Vice President Luis Manual Corral said the economic managers […]

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