Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Sistemi Economici

Filippine. Q1. Investimenti esteri diretti +43.5%.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2018-07-07.

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«Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Philippines in the first quarter of this year rose to 2.2 billion U.S. dollars, or an increase of 43.5 percent compared to the same period last year»

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«in March 2018 alone, FDI net inflows reached 682 million U.S. dollars, or an increase of 27 percent from 537 million U.S. dollars recorded in the same period in 2017»

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«These are actual investments that flowed into our economy that helped create jobs and fueled growth. We should be more concerned with FDIs that are delivering economic benefits to the people, rather than pledges»

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«is testament to the strong vote of confidence by investors in the economic strategy of the Duterte administration, which is anchored on an aggressive spending program on infrastructure and human capital development to achieve inclusive growth»

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«In 2017, she said foreign businessmen also brought a record amount of investments into the country. FDI inflows reached a record high of 10 billion U.S. dollars last year, up by 21.5 percent from the previous year.»

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«the increasing volume of FDIs supports the Duterte administration’s efforts to shift the economy from consumption-led to investments-led growth, which would then help create decent, well-paying jobs for the country’s young, well-trained Filipinos entering the workforce in the coming years»

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«Duterte has also made the country a safer place for investors, with his campaign against corruption and criminality, leading to a decrease in crime volume by 21.86 percent since the start of the Duterte administration on June 30, 2016»

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Tra le molte osservazioni possibili, alcune sembrerebbero essere evidenti.

– Mr Duterte ha dichiarato guerra alla criminalità organizzata, specie nei suoi commerci di sostanze stupefacenti. Le azioni malavitose sono state ridotte in modo molto significativo, ed ora il paese potrebbe essere ritenuto essere sicuro. Senza questa precondizione, gli investimenti esteri non sarebbero mai approdati nelle Filippine.

– Fondamentale il cambio della politica economica. Da azioni volte ad incrementare i consumi interni si è passati ad iniziative che generino posti di lavoro nella produzione. Così facendo, si induce una situazione sostenibile nel tempo e ben più dignitosa per la popolazione.

– Il Governo Duterte ha indirizzato gli investimenti soprattutto sulle infrastrutture, unico modo noto per generare posti di lavoro.


Xinhua. 2018-07-01. Philippines’ FDI grows 43.5 pct in Q1

MANILA, July 1 (Xinhua) — Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Philippines in the first quarter of this year rose to 2.2 billion U.S. dollars, or an increase of 43.5 percent compared to the same period last year, the government said on Sunday.

Citing data from the central bank Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Finance Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez said that in March 2018 alone, FDI net inflows reached 682 million U.S. dollars, or an increase of 27 percent from 537 million U.S. dollars recorded in the same period in 2017.

“These are actual investments that flowed into our economy that helped create jobs and fueled growth. We should be more concerned with FDIs that are delivering economic benefits to the people, rather than pledges,” Alvarez said.

Alvarez said the increase in FDI inflows “is testament to the strong vote of confidence by investors in the economic strategy of the Duterte administration, which is anchored on an aggressive spending program on infrastructure and human capital development to achieve inclusive growth.”

In 2017, she said foreign businessmen also brought a record amount of investments into the country. FDI inflows reached a record high of 10 billion U.S. dollars last year, up by 21.5 percent from the previous year.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has said that this high volume of FDI inflows indicate a “broader and sustained increase of investment inflows into our economy.”

The BSP said the 43.5 percent increase in FDI net inflows in the first quarter “reflected investors’ continued positive outlook on the Philippine economy on the back of sound macroeconomic fundamentals and robust growth prospects.”

The BSP said FDIs were invested mostly in manufacturing; real estate; art, entertainment and recreation; and financial and insurance activities.

Dominguez earlier said the increasing volume of FDIs supports the Duterte administration’s efforts to shift the economy from consumption-led to investments-led growth, which would then help create decent, well-paying jobs for the country’s young, well-trained Filipinos entering the workforce in the coming years.

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