Trends and tips

Trends and tips

Written by John Carlo Tria In this week’s column we examine trends and forecasts to encourage entrepreneurs to examine areas of growth as we recover. The lower GDP contraction in the fourth quarter of 2020 shows a continuous trend of recovery. We look at trends...

Building recovery and resilience must continue

Written by John Carlo Tria As the year begins, we need vital economic reforms that can boost our resilience and competitiveness. Lower taxes, infrastructure improvements, and continuous efforts to modernize agribusiness and encourage investments in minerals and...
Move forward in 2021!

Move forward in 2021!

Written by John Carlo Tria As I write this and we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, and the Christmas decor starts getting packed away, we are brought back to thoughts of the year that just passed. Yes, 2020. I know many of you have strong sentiments about the past...
Big help for businesses

Big help for businesses

Written by John Carlo Tria Recent developments provide hope for local businesses in their quest for recovery in these times and prepare for next year. The Bayanihan 2 law grants the Small Business Corporation under the DTI to loan out an additional P10 billion to...
Ways forward to recovery!

Ways forward to recovery!

Written by John Carlo Tria As we all tread the recovery path, we are on the look-out for opportunities within which trade can take place. Local efforts to expand online trade and boost domestic logistics, and new international trading agreements such as the Regional...