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Go-Jek denied entry to the Philippines

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Indonesia’s Go-Jek suffered a setback to its expansion plans on January 9 after the transport regulator in the Philippines rejected its application to launch...
Vietnam ride-hailing service expands to Myanmar

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Vietnam’s first homegrown ride-hailing service, FastGo, has kicked off operations in Myanmar as part of its Southeast Asia expansion plans. The firm partnered with...
Philippines to sign OFW pact with Russia

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The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to sign a bilateral agreement with Russia on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers...
China to build $4.4-billion steel complex in the Philippines

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The Philippine government on December 14 signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese companies for the joint implementation of the “Philippine Iron and Steel...
Philippine digital economy expected to grow to $10 billion by 2025

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The Philippine e-commerce industry is poised for exponential growth, with its share of the Southeast Asian market expected to be worth $10 billion by...
Philippine fintech receives $215 million in country’s largest-ever startup funding

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One of the year’s largest fintech investments in Southeast Asia and the largest-ever in the Philippines has closed after Metro Manila-based Voyager Innovations announced...
Chinese firm to create 50,000 jobs in Mindanao

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Panhua Group, a Chinese steel company, will set up a steel factory  for $3.5 billion in investment at the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate of the...
Service robots to assist shoppers in Metro Manila mega mall

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In a country-wide's first, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong, the Philippines’ second-biggest shopping center behind SM City North EDSA, will deploy robots starting from next...
Thailand’s economy slows, foreign investors on the sidelines

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Thailand's economy slowed in the third quarter this year as the trade war and a slowdown in tourism started to bite, prompting the government...
Chinese to invest $2 billion to build industrial park in Clark, Philippines

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Chinese construction and engineering company China Gezhouba Group will invest $2 billion to establish an industrial park in New Clark City in Pampanga province...
Finally: Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft, sentenced to prison

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The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on November 9 ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos (89) after finding her guilty on seven counts...
“Mislatel” chosen as third Philippine telecom operator

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A consortium led by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy in partnership with China Telecom has been declared the country’s third major player, which is expected...
Philippines to sign $3.3-billion railway loan deal with China

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Philippine President Duterte and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are set to sign this month a 175-billion pesos ($3.3 billion) credit deal to build...
Expat life in the Philippines a double-edged sword, says survey

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The Philippines is more popular for expats within Southeast Asia for those seeking a partner and finding a place to raise their children, but...
Philippines signs deal with Israeli oil exploration firm

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on October 18 signed a seven-year oil exploration deal with an Israeli firm in a bid to develop the country’s...
Philippines tourist island Boracay reopens, but beach party times are over

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After a thorough six-month clean-up, the popular holiday island of Boracay in the central Philippines that was once dubbed a "cesspool" is to have...
Filipino entrepreneur builds passenger drone for traffic-plagued cities (video)

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A Philippine inventor has constructed a large drone suitable for passenger transport and found a partner for mass production in Australia. Former dancer and camera...
Philippine inflation could rise to 7%, only lagging Myanmar’s in ASEAN

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Filipinos are increasingly forced to tighten their belts in the wake of a continued high inflation rate which reached 6.4 per cent in August...