Philippines

The Philippine Stock Exchange: Asia’s Backward Child

Stock markets are an uncertain guide to the direction of economies or even countries. Yet over time they tell a lot about the structure of an economy and even of society, and reflect the level of development of...

Manufacturing jobs depart from Philippines for Vietnam

South Korean companies, the third-largest investor in the Philippines, are increasingly departing for Vietnam and other Southeast Asian destinations, driven by lower costs, red tape and an aversion to Filip...

Philippines Needs Commitment for Renewable Energy

The Philippines took a major step towards a climate-resilient future after it ratified the Paris agreement last March. The country must fulfill its commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 70 perc...

Economic Outlook 2017: Philippines

A weakening currency was not enough to stop the Philippines posting gross domestic product growth of 7.1%, one of the fastest in the world. The peso fell 5%, hitting a seven-year low in September 2016. Howev...

Asia in 2016: Philippines

The Philippines has endured a turbulent year under Rodrigo Duterte, who assumed the country’s presidency from June 30. His agenda, which has included extra-judicial killings as part of a war on drugs and sideli...

UN Marrakech Climate Talks End with Little Action

Hampered by the cloud of President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to lead the United States out of the landmark Paris pact on climate change, the &United Nations-sponsored 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) conclud...

Working Around US Pledge to Leave Climate Pact

Global carbon emissions can still go down even if the US plans to cancel its Paris Agreement goals and go the dirty energy route under the administration of President Donald Trump, said Washington’s top negotia...

Marrakech Climate Talks Thrown into Confusion by US Election

News broke that Donald Trump had won the US presidential election on the third day of United Nations-sponsored annual talks on climate change in Marrakesh, Morocco. Given Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric calling g...