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The agriculture industry bounced back in 2017, growing by 3.97 percent amid improvements in most sub-sectors.

The International Finance Corp., the private sector arm of the World Bank, has raised over $2 billion from the global bond market to support its investments in emerging and developing markets.

The Department of Trade and Industry is pushing for the application of mobile technology in enabling businesses to transact anytime and anywhere.

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For the first payroll period of 2018, the employees at the office grinned with pleasure at their reduced or absence of personal income tax as Republic Act 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act took effect.

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The stock market rebounded yesterday, along with regional markets following China’s announcement of faster-than-expected fourth quarter growth.

The Philippine government successfully sold $2 billion worth of new 10-year global bonds amid strong investor confidence from the international capital market, according to the Department of Finance.

The country’s balance of payments position weakened further in 2017, recording a deficit of $863 million from a $420 million deficit in 2016, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

The government is set to implement a common tower policy wherein telcos would no longer be allowed to build cell sites but instead lease space from a private tower company, a move expected to benefit existing carriers, new players, as well as improve and make cost of services lower for customers.

Ayala Corp. has split its energy business into two wholly – owned subsidiaries, one for renewable energy and another for thermal energy, for greater flexibility in expanding its project portfolios.

Philippine economic growth in the third quarter of 2017 was revised upwards from 6.9 percent to seven percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

Cebu-based Vivant Corp., owned by the Garcia-Escano family, has bagged a five-year contract to operate and maintain the Bauang Diesel Power Plant in La Union.

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies is urging the government to strengthen the planning and programming system for infrastructure before going full steam ahead with the Build Build Build program.

Honda Cars Philippines Inc. posted its highest annual sales in 2017, accelerating more than twice faster than the industry.

State-run Land Bank of the Philippines is planning to acquire a majority stake in the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp., a move seen to increase its profits and strengthen the local capital market.

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