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Doing business in the Philippines
Doing business in the Philippines

Over the next three days The Volatilian™ will be posting a series of infographics dealing with the nuts and bolts of ‘doing business’ in the Philippines. This is an area which the present government of President Rodrigo Duterte, and that of his predecessor, Beningno “Noynoy” Aquino, in turn have made a top priority. The plan is to make the Philippines business-competitive — particularly within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region.

We kick off this series off with a look at what’s involved in ‘starting a business’ in the Philippines — the regulatory requirements, procedure times and costs — and the progress that’s been made so far to make the archipelago far more business-friendly for entrepreneurs and investors than it was in the past.

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  • As long as foreigners are prevented from owning land and as long as foreign companies are only allowed to posses 49% shares of a company even if they paid 100 % of the capital, how much foreign investment will come into the Philippines? You answer.