Economic

Title:

 PH not joining TPP without US

Author:

Roy Mabasa

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

October 15, 2017

Description:

Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez made this statement at the Banyan Tree Leaders’ Forum sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. over the weekend.

Tags: News, Philippines-US Relations, TPP

Title:

 Philippines to open more direct air routes from China to its tourist towns

Author:

Gu Liping

Source:

ECNS

Date:

 September 20, 2017

Description:

Discussions are underway between the Philippines and Chinese tour operators and investors to open more direct chartered flights from China to Philippine provinces in a bid to lure more Chinese tourists, officials said Tuesday. Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo said that Chinese investors have expressed their willingness to invest in new hotels and resorts in the Philippines, particularly in Puerto Princesa in Palawan province.

Tags: Tourism, Philippines-China Relations

Title:

 PH-China economic ties ‘improving’ despite sea row

Author:

Catherine S. Valente

Source:

The Manila Times

Date:

September 13, 2017

Description:

NANNING, China: Relations between China and the Philippines are “improving,” an official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said, as the two countries firm up strategies to boost cooperation. Trade Undersecretary Nora Terrado cited efforts to hold bilateral discussions to tackle the sociopolitical and economic relationship between China and the Philippines.

Tags: PH-China Economic Relations, South China Sea, Trade and Investments, Duterte Foreign Policy

Title:

 Bilateral talks set on $24-B China economic pledge to PH

Author:

Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

September 8, 2017

Description:

The Philippines and China will conduct a follow-up meeting this week on the long list of projects and investments worth $24 billion committed by the Chinese government to the Duterte administration. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said he will hold bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart as one of his sideline meetings on the occasion of the ongoing 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings here. The 5-day AEM kicked off Thursday at the Marriott Hotel, and will end on Monday, Sept. 11.

Tags: Chinese Investments in PH, Philippines-China Relations, Ramon M. Lopez, 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting

Title:

 Asean economic ministers set to push for RCEP trade pact involving Asean and six other states

Author:

Raul Dancel

Source:

Straits Times

Date:

September 6, 2017

Description:

MANILA - South-east Asia's economic ministers are set to endorse this week the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and call on other nations involved in the trade deal to settle persistent differences over tariffs and other conditions. "We are all in agreement to have a significant progress in RCEP discussions," Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters on Wednesday (Sept 9).

Tags: RCEP

Title:

  MVP: Oil, gas exploration in SCS could resume soon

Author:

Helen Flores and Danessa Rivera

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

August 6, 2017

Description:

MANILA, Philippines - Oil and gas exploration in the disputed South China Sea by PXP Energy Corp. could resume soon, owing to the “more open and friendlier” relations between the Philippines and China, according to company chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan. “I can just describe the general context under which we can move forward and the environment looks pretty positive,” Pangilinan told reporters after attending the “ASEAN at 50: The Way Forward” forum in Makati City yesterday

Tags: South China Sea, Philippines-China Relations, West Philippine Sea, Joint Exploration

Title:

 Apec miracle: how the US and China can look beyond TPP and RCEP for Asia-Pacific trade harmony

Author:

Zha Daojiong

Source:

South China Morning Post

Date:

August 6, 2017

Description:

As diplomats and negotiators quicken their pace to put together the ­annual gathering of heads of state under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation framework, one question is inevitable: can the meeting this year deliver progress on rules for region-wide trade and investment?

Tags: Commentary, Free Trade, TPP, RCEP

Title:

 Demand for Filipino workers increases in Beijing, Shanghai as China-Philippines ties improve

Author:

Noel Tarrazona

Source:

International Business Times

Date:

July 31, 2017 

Description:

With the strengthening of diplomatic relations between China and the Philippines, the Asian giant is now considering hiring Filipino household service workers (HSWs) and plans to offer an attractive salary worth USD 2,000 a month. The announcement was made by the Department of Labor of Employment (DOLE) who informed Philippine media that Chinese embassy representatives visited the DOLE office to discuss future arrangements to open job opportunities for HSWs.

Tags: OFWs, Philippines-China Relations, Duterte Foreign Policy

Title:

 China energy investors show interest in Philippine market

Author:

Noel Tarrazona

Source:

International Business Times

Date:

July 29, 2017 

Description:

The Philippines' Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced that a China-based business group has manifested interest in investing in the energy sector in the Philippines. The Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce representatives have acquired updates on the Philippine investment atmosphere and planned for the possible business partnerships with local investors.

Tags: Chinese Investments in PH, Philippines-China Relations, Trade and Investments