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Small business and Asean integration

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You’re probably familiar with the 80-20 rule, which says that 80 percent of outcomes can be attributed to (the top) 20 percent of the players.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Where are new jobs coming from?

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Finally, we got some good news on the jobs front with the latest jobs statistics coming out of the April 2014 quarterly Labor Force Survey.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

PH ready for AEC?

The vision is the integration of the economies of the 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) whose combined gross domestic product is $2 trillion, to create a new economic powerhouse where there is free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor and capital. The goal is the establishment of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. That’s next year, obviously pretty close, given the challenges still to be met. The AEC commits to form a single market and production base.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

More railways in our future

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“A successful city is one where people prefer to take public transport,” fellow Inquirer columnist Peter Wallace wrote me in reaction to my “Traffic dilemmas” article last week. I ended that piece arguing that to ease city traffic, there is no substitute to actual reduction in inefficient automobile usage in city streets. But we first need to do a good job at providing an efficient and comfortable mass transit system to effectively lure motorists out of their cars.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Asean financial integration

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As a financial services professional, I applauded the signing into law of Republic Act No. 10641. Here was finally a concrete step toward the promise of further integrating the Philippines into the global economy and benefiting from it. That would be a massive step forward for us.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

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