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World Bank president has good words for Aquino

Philippine President Benigno Aquino (R) speaks with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (L) during their meeting at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in suburban Manila on July 15, 2014. Kim is in the country to attend a forum called "The Daylight Dialogue: The Good Governance Challenge". AFP

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim praised the achievements of the Aquino administration and even spoke in Filipino to say how so many things have changed including the large number of Korean tourists in the country.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia Society names best employers of Asian Pacific Americans


Asia Society named Goldman Sachs and KPMG the best corporate employers of “Asian Pacific American talent” and for being at the forefront of promoting global diversity.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US: China tensions bad for Asia business

President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomes a high-level business delegation from the United States led by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (2nd from right) during a courtesy call in Malacanan on Wednesday.  Also in photo U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg (3rd from right). Secretary Pritzker who arrived in Manila on Monday, with and a delegation of senior American corporate executives will join the US-ASEAN Business Council in meetings with Philippine officials and business leaders as part of Washington’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with long-established trading partners like the Philippines.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER

A senior US official said Wednesday that Washington wants to expand its economic ties with Asia, the world’s fastest growing region, but warned that China’s provocative conduct in the South China Sea raises tensions that are bad for business.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Trickle-down effect’ of Asean integration for ordinary Filipinos questioned


A lawmaker voiced out his concern on Tuesday on how the Asean integration in 2015 would trickle down to ordinary Filipinos once set in motion.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World Economic Forum ends; delegates find ‘it’s more fun’ in PH, hard work pays off

The Co-Chairs of the WEF on East Asia pose during the opening plenary press briefing Thursday. MATIKAS SANTOS/Inquirer.net

After two days of discussions on economic issues, the more than 600 delegates of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will go home having learned that it’s more fun in the Philippines and that anything can be achieved through hard work.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »