Philippines Construction Articles & Analysis

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The Philippines’ real estate sector has enjoyed robust growth in recent years, fuelled by remittances, rapid economic expansion and a comprehensive public infrastructure programme that has opened up new opportunities beyond Metro Manila and the affluent business districts of the capital. Actions set to further strengthen activity in the sector...

The Philippines’ cooling inflation, improved ease of doing business and increased openness to foreign participation are set to encourage more foreign direct investment. A wealth of infrastructure investment under President Rodrigo Duterte’s flagship Build Build Build programme should ease congestion, reduce regional inequality and further boost the flourishing tourism industry.

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In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at which it has happened: as recently as 1900 urban areas accounted for 13% of the global population. Towns and cities are seen as the crucibles of opportunity for many rural...

 

With a number of previously stalled infrastructure projects kick-started under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the demand for construction materials has reached new heights. Driven by the Build, Build, Build (BBB) programme, the wholesale price of construction materials reached a five-year high during the last quarter of 2017...

 

A confluence of economic forces has bolstered real estate demand in recent years, with an influx of outsourcing firms, rising incomes, cash-laden investors and the liberalisation of key sectors all playing a part. As a result, the real estate sector has exhibited strong growth, with a variety of new residential and mixeduse projects spread...