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Welcome signal

It was another piece of welcome news, further enhancing the upbeat Christmas air:

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Self-inflicted slowdown, again

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In eight out of the last 11 years, the economy slowed down in the third quarter.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Economic stuttering

Government and private economists did not expect the Philippine economy to post its slowest pace of growth since 2011 in the third quarter of this year. Many had forecast an expansion of 6 to 6.5 percent. So when the official number came in at 5.3 percent, focus shifted on where the blame should fall.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Public intellectuals in default?

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“I believe that the Filipino nation is one of the most intellectual nations in the world,” mused blogger John Ryan Recabar some years back. “Our scholars are well-respected all over the world. But why is this not seen in the country’s economic performance, political maturity and societal growth? Filipino intellectuals are among the most articulate in international conferences… but when they are in the Philippines they become dumb….

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

What some in business think

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Last Monday, my firm, Wallace Business Forum, held its fourth Quarterly Roundtable (QRT) for the year for our clients who are senior executives of large Filipino companies and multinational corporations. At each of these meetings we conduct a survey. You may find the results interesting.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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