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Posts tagged "FDI"

Road to self-sustaining economic growth and President Duterte’s lament (continued)

Last week’s essay closed by emphasizing the need to pass the comprehensive tax reform program to provide the proper non-inflationary financing for the 10-year development plan that involves higher infrastructure investments and other public spending program.

Foreign direct investments brought big gains to high-growth East Asian countries

In the past few weeks, I discussed, in succession, how foreign direct investments (FDIs) improved and accelerated the economic progress of Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand. I could have looked further back in history and done the same review for the newly industrialized countries of East Asia.