Europe-PH News

A Bright Spot

July 12, 2011

It is certainly heartening to note that despite the various problems confronting it, including the existence of unscrupulous small-scale miners, the multi-billion-dollar mining industry still remains to be one of the bright spots in the Philippines investment prospect. Read More

Business Groups Await Result of LRT-MRT Project Review

July 12, 2011

The decision of newly appointed Transportation Secretary Manuel A. Roxas III to review the P15-billion project involving the operation and maintenance of Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1) and Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) has not turned off prospective investors, according to leaders of two business groups. Read More

ECCP Spearheads Renewed Energy Conservation Drive

July 11, 2011

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is leading the private sector in a renewed campaign to conserve energy asserting that a mere 20 percent savings in the country's annual power consumption of 8 gigawatts (GW) will fill the gap in meeting foreseen shortages, even if the country forgo with the construction of new power plants. Read More

Foreign Chambers Back Tourism Plan

July 08, 2011

Foreign businessmen joined tourism industry leaders in expressing support for Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim. Read More

Renewed Enegry Efficiency Commitment in the Country

July 08, 2011

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) will again push for renewed energy efficiency commitment in the country with the planned staging of the 2nd Philippine Energy Efficiency Forum next month. Read More

Concrete Action Sought with Groundwork Laid

June 30, 2011

Concrete Reforms are now expected from the government, businessmen said as they noted efforts by President Benigno S.C. Aquino III to lay the groundwork for his pledges to grow the economy and combat corruption. Read More

Philippine Trade, Investment Road Show in Italy Reported a Success

June 30, 2011

The trade and investment road show by the Philippines in Milan, Italy -- the first-leg was reported to be a big success and attracted some 370 entrepreneurs in the area. Read More

Arangkada: How the Philippines can Double Its Growth Rate

June 30, 2011

The Philippines has grown so slow for so long a time, millions of its people are poor, jobless and hungry, that it would need to "move twice as fast" to eliminate poverty, create jobs and catch up with its faster-growing neighbors. Read More

Business Led Anticorruption Drive Needs Support

June 26, 2011

It takes two to tango as the saying goes, and it applies just as we to corruption. Bribery is consummated only when the offer of a bribe is accepted or when the briber and the recipient both see it as part of the normal course of events. Read More

Market PH as Investment Brand Says ECCP

June 23, 2011

To attract more long-term investors, the Philippines should market itself as an investment "brand," with rules that are set for the long term and not dependent on who the sitting president is. Read More

ECCP Gov\'t Step Up Efforts to Win Italian Investors

June 22, 2011

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines with some local trade officials, will be meeting with some Italian businesses this week to convince them to invest in some ofthe country's key growth sectors. Read More

DOJ Joins Businessmen\'s Anticorruption Drive

June 22, 2011

A business sector-led Integrity Initiative, which asks members to sign a pledge to say no to bribery and unethical business practices, has won the support of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. Read More

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