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Philippines bucks global decline in FDI

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS to the Philippines likely went up in 2020, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. — PHILIPPINE STAR /MICHAEL VARCAS By Jenina P. Ibañez, Reporter FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS (FDI) to the Philippines rose by almost a third in 2020, a stark …

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Peso climbs on PHL stock market’s gains

THE PESO strengthened against the greenback on Monday following the stock market’s climb and signals of more inclusive policies in the United States to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. The local unit closed at P48.079 per dollar, appreciating by 0.6 centavo from its P48.085 finish on Friday, data from the …

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Violent incidents in Bangsamoro continue to decline, but land ownership sparks new tensions

VIOLENT incidents in the Bangsamoro continued to decline in 2019, the first year of the transition period under the new regional government, according to International Alert Philippines’ latest conflict report released Monday. The organization’s conflict monitoring system recorded 2,655 violent incidents in 2019, down 9% from 2,910 in 2018. In …

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