Philippines Articles & Analysis

Rapid macroeconomic growth has worked to strengthen trade and investment in the Philippines. Build, Build, Build – the government’s infrastructure development agenda – is supporting soaring imports, while the fast-growing manufacturing export base remains an economic mainstay.

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The private sector is accelerating efforts to meet rising energy demand in the Philippines, with liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and processing capacity being fast-tracked as domestic supplies dwindle.

Weaker agricultural output and high inflation helped curb growth in the Philippine economy in 2018, though the rate of expansion still outpaced most other countries in the region.

What obstacles must be overcome for Asia to meet its long-term energy needs through renewables?

How do you assess the net effect of the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN 1) programme on the wider economy?

The Philippines has moved a step closer to implementing universal health care following the passing of a new bill designed to expand medical coverage. This development is also slated to present opportunities for private sector investment.

How do you assess the opportunities and obstacles to developing strong creative industries in the Philippines?