Philippines Construction

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A flourishing outsourcing sector, fresh investments in infrastructure and the development of new housing will continue to fuel the Philippines’ swiftly growing economy. These factors are set to have a positive impact on the construction sector, despite significant structural bottlenecks. At 8.9% in 2015, growth in the Philippine construction...


How can urban growth be sustained while addressing the country’s informal settlements?


Demand for office and outsourcing space in Manila’s most popular commercial areas managed to keep pace with a surge of new supply in 2015. That said, 2016 is expected to see a slight rise in vacancy rates. Foreseeing this trend, however, and wary of flooding the market, builders and developers have already pared down plans for future launches...


Would proper segmentation of the real estate market help address home buyer needs?

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: The Philippines 2016

The construction and real estate sectors make up around 20% of the Philippine economy, slightly ahead of manufacturing. Over the past few years, construction in the Philippines has been flourishing amid a climate of political stability and upbeat business sentiment, spurred by growth in overseas foreign worker remittances, inbound investments into business process outsourcing, rising numbers...

A series of reforms initiated by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III in the last few years have boosted spending on infrastructure and opened key industries to outside investors. The reforms prompted a series of upgrades to the Philippines’ credit ratings and echo initiatives taken in the region as it embarks on greater integration through the ASEAN Economic Community.

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