Investment News Analysis

UK tops EU investor table

The United Kingdom remains the Philippines top investor country among all European Union member states with a net FDI stock in the country of more than US$5 billion. Bilateral trade between the two countries this year is expected to exceed US$2 billion. Major British companies with a presence in the Philippines include: Unilever, Shell, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Pru Life, De La Rue, GSK, AstraZeneca, Diageo, G4S, Arup, JCB, Intertek and Halcrow. The UK and the Philippines signed an agreement for the “Promotion and Protection of Investments” in 1980.

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