Economic

Title:

 The AIIB One Year In: Not As Scary As Washington Thought

Author:

Wade Shepard

Source:

Forbes

Date:

 January 16, 2017

Description:

Today is the one year anniversary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Throughout 2016, the China-founded and led international investment bank broke the inertia and gained a large amount of momentum, attracting 57 founding members from across Asia, Oceania, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

Tags: Commentary, AIIB

Title:

 AIIB: China Is Faced With a Number of Challenges

Author:

Bloomberg News

Source:

Bloomberg News

Date:

 January 9, 2017

Description:

Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, discusses China's economy and the inclusion of the yuan in its SDR basket. He speaks exclusively to Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie.

Tags: News, AIIB, Jin Liqun

Title:

 PH shelves TPP membership, eyes China-led RCEP

Author:

Chrisee Dela Paz

Source:

Rappler

Date:

 November 21, 2016

Description:

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – With the United States becoming more protectionist under a Donald Trump presidency and given the Philippine president's foreign policy pivot towards regional integration, the Philippines is likely to shelve plans to join the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and shift focus to the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Tags: News, TPP, Duterte Foreign Policy, RCEP

Title:

 Philippines’ China ‘pivot’ seen to add fuel to growth

Author:

M. L. T. Lopez

Source:

Business World Online

Date:

 November 21, 2016

Description:

THE DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION’s friendlier stance towards China is expected to help boost growth prospects for 2017 amid global uncertainty, an analyst at Credit Suisse said, adding that a Trump presidency in the United States is unlikely to halt investments to the Philippines.

Tags: News, Tourism, PH-China Economic Relations, Trade and Investments

Title:

 Time to restart West Philippine Sea gas, oil hunts - Mindanao solon

Author:

InterAksyon.com

Source:

Interaksyon

Date:

 November 20, 2016

Description:

MANILA - A member of Congress has urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to reactivate the oil and gas exploration ventures in the West Philippine Sea that were temporarily suspended in 2015 on account of the country’s maritime dispute with the People’s Republic of China.

Tags: News, Oil and gas

Title:

 China vows to assist Filipino fishermen

Author:

MICHAEL JOE T. DELIZO, TMT AND PATRICK ROXAS

Source:

The Manila Times

Date:

 November 13, 2016

Description:

Masinloc, Zambales: A Chinese official on Saturday said Beijing would extend assistance to Filipino fishermen displaced by China’s takeover of the resource-rich Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in 2012.

Tags: News, Scarborough Shoal, Fishing Disputes

Title:

 U.S. should have joined China-led AIIB: Trump adviser

Author:

Reuters

Source:

The Japan Times

Date:

 November 12, 2016

Description:

HONG KONG – A top adviser to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at the Obama administration for failing to embrace the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, suggesting a possible policy shift when Trump takes office in January.

Title:

 What impact will Trump’s presidency have on Philippine interests?

Author:

Dindo Manhit

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 November 11, 2016

Description:

There has been no shortage of shocks in 2016, but the American people’s decision to elect Donald Trump as their next president is the icing on the cake. The results of the election, followed closely in the Philippines and in the rest of the Asia, took most of the United States and the rest of the world by surprise. Markets fell in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and Manila as residents began to seriously consider a world where Trump is the face of American power.

Tags: Commentary, US-China Relations, Philippines-US Relations, Big Powers, Donald Trump

Title:

 Rodrigo Duterte Is Crushing Philippines' Stocks

Author:

Panos Mourdoukoutas

Source:

Forbes

Date:

 November 6, 2016

Description:

The President of the Phillipines’ flip-flops over the South China Sea disputes have been crashing the country’s equities market, which is down 7.2 percent in the last month. Apparently, investors are concerned about the political and economic future of that nation, and the prospects for on-going economic integration of the region and the global economy — most notably China, which needs a market frontier for its manufacturing products.

Tags: News, Stock Market, Philippine Stock Market

Title:

 Why Duterte’s Deals With China May Be Security Concerns

Author:

Jeff M. Smith

Source:

The Diplomat

Date:

 November 2, 2016

Description:

When Roridgo Duterte, the impish and combustible president of the Philippines, paid a state visit to China last month the press contextualized the trip as part of his jarring U-turn away from the U.S. alliance and toward China’s lucrative embrace. That narrative, and Duterte’s apparent determination to restructure the regional order, have received no shortage of coverage and analysis in The Diplomat and beyond.

Tags: Commentary, PH-China Economic Relations, Philippines-China Relations, Duterte Foreign Policy