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PH up 6 places in global competitiveness

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Given significant improvements in governance, innovation and drive against corruption, the Philippines has moved up six notches in the global competitiveness ranking to the 59th place this year, out of 148 economies.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘No pact on fishing for now’

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President Aquino: Should he go or not? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A fisheries agreement between the Philippines and Taiwan will not be forged anytime soon. In a press conference here Friday night at the close of the three-day World Economic Forum on East Asia, President Benigno Aquino III said much had yet to be done by both sides before such an agreement could be pursued.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino joins WEF panel of leaders

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President Benigno Aquino III and Burmese President Thein Sein. MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

In separate panel discussions at the 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia, four heads of state and government expressed a desire to learn from the successes and missteps of one another and of developed nations, promote regional integration in achieving this goal, and prioritize connectivity, cooperation and inclusive growth for the region.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino bats for foreign investment in PH at Burma forum

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President Aquino. FILE PHOTO

Now is the perfect time to come and invest in the Philippines, with the recipe for sustained inclusive growth that benefits investors and public alike practically in place, President Benigno Aquino said here on Friday.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to seek investments, tourists in Burma

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino and some members of his Cabinet will fly to Burma (Myanmar) on Friday to seek foreign capital and tourism dollars at the annual gathering of global leaders from business and politics–the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia–which convenes in Naypyitaw, the new Burmese capital city and administrative center.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace: Davos trip was to showcase PH gains vs graft, not for dollars and cents

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Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III’s trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum (WEF) last month was meant to “showcase” the country’s success in fighting corruption and introducing good government, and there were no expectations of fresh investment pouring in for the Philippines, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Davos postscript: Meeting 35 world’s CEOs best day for Aquino

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SALESMAN IN CHIEF President Aquino is received by Ayala Corp. chair and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and president and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala to the round table with CEOs from around the world on Jan. 25 that the brothers hosted at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.  The President favored WEF’s smaller sessions as they afforded him a more personal approach. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

For President Benigno Aquino III, the best meeting during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, last week was the CEO meeting hosted by the Zobel de Ayala brothers, Jaime Augusto and Fernando.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Religion comes to Davos forum

Founder and President of Heartfile, Pakistani Sania Nishtar, speaks during a debate on religion at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday. AP

Who created Davos, and why does it exist?

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino, IMF head meet in Davos

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde reacts during a news conference at the IMF and World Bank’s annual general assembly in Tokyo, Thursday, October 11, 2012. AP FILE PHOTO

He missed her courtesy call during her trip to Manila last November, but President Aquino made it up to International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum here.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino arrives in Switzerland for World Economic Forum

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COLD WEATHER BUT WARM WELCOME President Aquino is met by Philippine Embassy officials and staff upon his arrival at the Alteinstrasse 2A (President’s Chalet) on Thursday for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Klosters, Switzerland. The President is scheduled to address the WEF’s activity on “Anti-Corruption Reception” hosted by the partnership against corruption. RYAN LIM/MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III arrived in this wintry skiing resort hub Thursday morning (Swiss time), joining around 50 fellow heads of state for the annual meeting of World Economic Forum, seen as a platform for the Philippines to strengthen its ties with the rest of the world.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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