Good news for a change is coming out of the United Nations, that is with respect to country’s image.
The UN is calling the Philippines “ a rising star in foreign direct investments” as other different economic and trade reports takes note of good economic prospects in the country.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) considered the Philippines as a rising star because of the 60 percent growth in the country’s FDI inflows and simplified procedures for foreign investments contributed to the positive forecast. *
|The Philippine economy under the Duterte administration continues to draw in investors (photo credit to owner)|
“The Philippines is expected to have significantly better trade prospects for 2017 according to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) in the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017: Channeling Trade and Investment into Sustainable Development,” Roque said in a press briefing in Malacañan Palace.
“The positive outlook is a result of the improved services export performance, 58.6 percent year-on-year increase in the telecommunication services and 11.3 percent growth in the number of international tourist arrivals,” he added.
He said UNESCAP considered the Philippines as a rising star because of the 60 percent growth in the county’s foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and simplified procedures for foreign investments contributed to the positive forecast.
He also said the report approved of the streamlining of services such as the releasing of business permits and licensing system of the country.
Roque also welcomed another report which said that the Philippine manufacturing sector being ahead of other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
“The Nikkei Philippine Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) reported that the country’s manufacturing sector got a score of 53.7 for the month of October, which is higher than last month’s score of 50.8. This makes the Philippines on top of ASEAN countries in overall growth ranking in manufacturing sector,” he said. *
He noted that the growth in manufacturing sector is attributed to the strengthened domestic demand and maintained export sales, increased volumes of firm production and availability of more capital equipment.
Report from PCOO website