July 1, 2015

Rebuilding, Regional Activity to be explored in 2016 Report on the Philippines



2016 Report on the Philippines
Oxford Business Group signs three-year MOU with the M.A.P.

A report on the Philippines by the global publishing firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) will chart the country’s strong economic performances of the past two years, delivered despite external pressures and the impact of a devastating typhoon.

The Report: The Philippines 2016 will provide in-depth coverage of the provincial and regional developments under way across the country, with a particular focus on the post-Typhoon-Yolanda reconstruction work taking place in the Visayas region.

OBG’s forthcoming publication will also look in detail at the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which paves the way for a basic government structure in the proposed autonomous political entity within the Philippines.

Other topics explored include the heightened economic activity at the National Capital Region, where newly-rolled-out industrial parks are generating a resurgence of light manufacturing.

The Management Association of the Philippines (M.A.P.) has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on research with OBG for its forthcoming reports on the country’s economy. Under the MOU, OBG will work with the M.A.P. to compile and produce three publications, beginning with The Report: The Philippines 2016.

The M.A.P.’s president, Francisco “Popoy” F. del Rosario Jr, said the M.A.P. was pleased to be working with OBG on its forthcoming reports, which, he added, would serve as useful tools for readers looking to find out more about the Philippines’ potential as a business and investment destination.

“The combination of detailed analysis and at-a-glance data which are hallmarks of Oxford Business Group’s reports will, we’re certain, educate and inform readers around the world about the latest developments in the Philippines, while also bringing them up to date on the next wave of strategic investment opportunities,” he commented.

OBG’s Country Director for the Philippines Rosa Piro said the Philippines’ economy, like several others across the region, was performing strongly on the back of sound fiscal policies and rising capital inflows.

“Consumer industries, construction and rising remittances continue to support broader-based economic expansion, with GDP growth forecast to reach between 6.5% and 7.5% in 2015,” she said. “The M.A.P. has its finger on the pulse of the country’s business scene, both nationally and from a regional perspective. I’m delighted that our team will benefit from the Association’s local knowledge over the next three years.”

The Report: The Philippines 2016 will be a vital guide to the many facets of the country, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectoral developments. The publication will be available in print or online.


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