Economic

Title:

 China-Led Development Bank Aims to Swiftly Approve Loans

Author:

Helene Franchineau

Source:

US News

Date:

January 17, 2016

Description:

The head of the newly opened Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank said the China-led group is aiming to approve its first loans before the end of the year, part of Beijing's efforts to weave together regional trade partners and solidify its global status.

Tags: AIIB

Title:

 Moody's: PH growth in 2016 likely better than peers

Author:

Rappler Philippines

Source:

Rappler Philippines

Date:

 February 01, 2016
 

Description:

MANILA, Philippines ¬¬– Moody’s Investor Service predicts the Philippines will grow faster this year with its vibrant, domestically-focused growth putting it in a better position compared to some of its export-oriented neighbors.

Tags: News, Philippines

Title:

 China, cheap oil, other external threats abound. No one gives a damn

Author:

Marlen V. Ronquillo

Source:

The Manila Times

Date:

 

Description:

China is in deep economic trouble. Last year, the real estate sector, which represents at least 25 percent of its GDP, was spooked by the unthinkable. Housing prices fell by 4.5 percent, which never happened in 20 years.

Title:

China, cheap oil, other external threats abound. No one gives a damn

Author:

Marlen V. Ronquillo

Source:

Manila Times

Date:

 January 26, 2016

Description:

China is in deep economic trouble. Last year, the real estate sector, which represents at least 25 percent of its GDP, was spooked by the unthinkable. Housing prices fell by 4.5 percent, which never happened in 20 years.

Tags: Commentary, Chinese Economy, Oil and gas

Title:

 Science – Shell trade pushes giant clams to the brink

Author:

Christina Larson

Source:

Science Magazine | Neo Mei Lin

Date:

January 27, 2016

Description:

n the most recent volume of the Science magazine (Vol. 351, Issue 6271), Christina Larson (Science correspondent in Beijing) provided insights on the current extensive shell trade in Tanmen, Hainan Island, China. This article is closely linked back to the overfishing of giant clam shells by Chinese fishermen in the South China Sea.

Tags: South China Sea

Title:

 Cebu’s first direct flight to China

Author:

Katlene O. Cacho

Source:

Sun Star Cebu

Date:

 January 22, 2016

Description:

AT least four new direct routes will be launched in Cebu this March with the addition of Xiamen Air which will commence its direct flight from Cebu to Xiamen, China starting March 30.

Title:

 Senate defers AIIB membership approval

Author:

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 January 21, 2016

Description:

It would be up to a new set of senators under the next administration to ratify the country’s membership in the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which President Benigno Aquino III green-lighted late last year.

Tags: News, AIIB, Philippine Membership in AIIB

Title:

 IMF: China and oil will drag down global growth

Author:

Jim Boulden

Source:

CNN Philippines

Date:

 January 20, 2016

Description:

London (CNN Money) — A slowdown in China and rock-bottom oil prices will continue to drag on growth, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. The IMF has downgraded its global growth projections for this year and the next. The world economy will continue to grow, the group predicted, but not by as much as it estimated back in October.

Tags: China, News, Oil and gas

Title:

 Asia well placed to deal with global concerns

Author:

Nophakhun Limsamarnphun

Source:

The Nation

Date:

 January 19, 2016

Description:

ASIAN financial experts are worried about capital outflows over the next 12 months after the December 2015 US interest-rate normalisation but remain optimistic the region can withstand the consequences.

Tags: News, Asia

Title:

 China crisis and the world

Author:

Elfren S. Cruz

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 January 14, 2016

Description:

Last week, China’s stock market actually crashed twice. In that period, an estimated $1.1 trillion in wealth was lost. The Chinese currency also depreciated two percent in one week. It is reported that China had to spend around half a trillion dollars to stabilize its currency.

Tags: Commentary, Chinese Economy

Title:

 Long-term benefit

Author:

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 January 11, 2016

Description:

AS 2015 came to a close, the Aquino administration did one act that will benefit the Philippine economy in the long term: It decided to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) despite the protracted territorial dispute with Beijing in the West Philippine Sea.

Tags: Commentary, AIIB, Philippine Membership in AIIB

Title:

 • Chinese developers continue ‘economic invasion’ in key Philippine urban areas

Author:

Tessa R. Salazar

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 January 9, 2016

Description:

Last week, Inquirer Property revealed pundits’ forecast that the 2016 presidential and national elections would freeze any major real estate activity in the first two quarters of the year. So, with the country going bananas over the ballots in the year of the monkey, what other real estate activities are we to expect?

Tags: News, Chinese Investments in PH, PH-China Economic Relations

Title:

 • ADB to work with China-backed AIIB: Nakao

Author:

AFP

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

 January 8, 2016

Description:

Manila, Philippines | AFP – The US-backed Asian Development Bank will cooperate with a major new Chinese-led multilateral lending institution and they plan to co-finance projects this year, the ADB’s president said Friday.

Tags: Asian Development Bank, News, AIIB

Title:

 Working with China despite differences

Author:

Tony Katigbak

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 January 6, 2016

Description:

One of the best news pieces I read to end 2015 was the government’s decision to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). I have expressed my support for this venture many times in the past and have always felt that it would be in our country’s best interest to be a part of this institution along with other prominent ASEAN countries.

Tags: Commentary, AIIB, Philippine Membership in AIIB

Title:

 ASEAN Economic Community seen as a trading powerhouse

Author:

Bernie Magkilat

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

 January 2, 2016

Description:

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has achieved its goal to become one trade and investment hub to reckon with in the global economic arena. But long before the arrival of January 1, 2016, the official effectivity of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the 10 member states had been trading with each other at zero duty on most of their goods already.

Tags: News, ASEAN, Asia Pacific Regional Developments

Title:

 PH joins China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Author:

Paolo Taruc

Source:

CNN Philippines

Date:

 January 2, 2016

Description:

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — It's official: the Philippines has become the 57th founding member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Tags: News, AIIB

Title:

 Manufacturing Output Contracts in October

Author:

Malaya

Source:

Malaya Business Insight

Date:

December 11, 2015 

Description:

The manufacturing sector slightly declined in October, which the National Economic and Development Authority said was due to the adverse effects of El Niño and continued weakening of demand from China.

Tags: Trade, Exports, China Slowdown