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Taiwan’s New Kinpo Group Sets Philippines as Group’s Hub in South East Asia

New Kinpo Group (NKG), one of Southeast Asia’s leading electronic Manufacturing companies, is expanding its operations in the Philippines, assisted by the country's ...

Phoenix Petroleum Plans to Convert Circle K to FamilyMart Stores

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Philippine FamilyMart CVS Inc, announced that it is in negotiation to acquire the assets of convenience ...
Philippines’ GDP Growth Surges, to Become Upper Middle-Income Economy by 2022

Philippines’ GDP Growth Surges, to Become Upper Middle-Income Economy by 2022

A report by IHS Markit has forecasted Philippines’ GDP to double within the 2019-2026 period from USD 330 billion to USD 672 billion. Although the growth is expected ...

Philippine National Police Acquires USD 34.5 Million of Vehicles, Equipment

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has acquired fresh vehicles, equipment and bomb-sniffing dogs to beef up the capabilities of its operating units. The acquisition is ...

Manila Bay Establishments Required to Connect to Sewer Lines or Set up Treatment Plants

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is now requiring all establishments within the Manila Bay region to connect to existing sewer lines or set up their ...

DICT Taps Singaporean Company for Fiber Network Rollout

HyalRoute Group, through its subsidiary Philippine Fiber Optic Cable Network, will invest up to USD 2 billion for laying out shared fiber optic cables throughout the country, ...
Ayala to Build First Comprehensive Cancer Specialty Hospital in the Philippines

Ayala to Build First Comprehensive Cancer Specialty Hospital in the Philippines

Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) announced that it is investing PHP 2 billion (USD 38.3 million) to build the first cancer specialty hospital in the country. The ...
ADB Commits USD 2.7 Billion, its Largest Funding Deal to the Philippines

ADB Commits USD 2.7 Billion, its Largest Funding Deal to the Philippines

Responding to the Philippine government’s massive “Build, Build, Build” Infrastructure program, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is ramping up its loan financing from USD 1 ...
Sunsuria Partners with Chinese Corporations for Logistics Park and Automotive Technology

Sunsuria Partners with Chinese Corporations for Logistics Park and Automotive Technology

Sunsuria Bhd, a Malaysian investment holding company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chinese logistics provider Sinotrans to explore setting up a smart ...
Sabah to Host New Aerospace Training Center

Sabah to Host New Aerospace Training Center

The state of Sabah in Malaysia will host the country’s first and only aircraft maintenance technician training center when the proposed MYR 25 million (USD 5.99 million) KKIP ...
Nestle Malaysia Announces MYR 220 Million of Capital Expenditure

Nestle Malaysia Announces MYR 220 Million of Capital Expenditure

Nestle Malaysia Bhd announced capital expenditure (capex) of MYR 220 million (USD 52.75 million) for the current year, with the majority, MYR 100 (USD 23.98 million), ...
Maxis Launches First Commercial Narrowband-IoT Service in Malaysia

Maxis Launches First Commercial Narrowband-IoT Service in Malaysia

Maxis has launched Malaysia’s first commercial Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service. Starting from April 2019, the company activated its NB-IoT network within key ...

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