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Oil firms hike prices

Oil companies raised pump prices on Tuesday owing to a rise in petroleum product prices in the international market.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 15:55 )

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IMF further raises growth forecasts for RP

MANILA, Philippines -- The International Monetary Fund has again raised its growth forecast for the Philippines for 2010 and 2011, citing improving domestic demand and business sentiment in the country and the rest of Asia.

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Convergys Cites RP as Customers' Choice

Convergys Corporation, a global leader in relationship management, said its operations will continue to grow significantly in the country as clients specifically ask for Philippine-based customer service support. The company reported that local operations in 12 sites across the country now handle as much as 188,000 inbound calls daily.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:18 )

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RP Notifies US of Intention to Join TPPA

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has formally informed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) of its intention to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), an aggressive free trade deal among a few countries that seeks not only to open up trade but also the country’s highly protected services sector.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:50 )

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RP tax standard improves, says Paris rating agency

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) took the Philippines off its list of tax havens on Tuesday, leaving just 11 “grey list” jurisdictions that have not implemented internationally accepted tax standards.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:51 )

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Manila Welcomes OECD Move to Strike Off Philippines From Tax Havens' List

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Philippine government on Wednesday welcomed the move of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to strike off the country from its list of tax havens.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:51 )

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