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BOI reports 24% growth in 7-month investment pledges

Investment pledges registered by the Board of Investments (BOI) amounted to nearly P313 billion as of July, a 24-percent increase from the level in the same period last year.   In a statement on Tuesday, the BOI said it had approved P312.8 billion worth of projects in the first seven months of the year, a jump from P252.32 billion registered in the comparative period in 2018.   Local pledges still accounted for the bulk of the commitments at P243.2 billion, a 2.7-percent improvement from year ago level.   Foreign investment pledges, on the other hand, grew by 348 percent to P69.6 billion.   The majority of the approved investments, or 96.25 per...

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Morocco’s horses at risk of starvation as tourism collapses
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Lebanon's government to step down Monday in wake of Beirut blast, state TV reports
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Dramatic video shows car ram into Chicago store amid citywide looting
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Trolls doll removed from stores after complaints
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Cardi B defends putting Kylie Jenner in her ‘WAP’ music video
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Leah McSweeney discusses her sexy, see-through ‘RHONY’ reunion look
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Barry Diller’s IAC bets $1 billion on gambling giant MGM Resorts
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AG Barr calls lawmakers backing voting by mail ‘grossly irresponsible’
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Trump urges Portland to bring in National Guard amid unrest, warns officials they will be 'held responsible'
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Firefighter describes fire at Rachael Ray's home
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Kayleigh McEnany: 'No one should be fighting over wearing a mask'
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‘Fargo’ Season 4, starring Chris Rock, gets Sept. 27 FX premiere
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Hong Kong billionaire media tycoon arrested in newsroom
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2 Portland police officers hurt, 16 rioters arrested during late-night protests
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Learn how you can become an in-demand coder with the help of this $40 training
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Trump signs executive actions on economic impact of coronavirus
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Lebanon's Cabinet resigns en masse amid public outrage over Beirut blast
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Report: 'Major Explosion' in Baltimore, Children Trapped
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Possible Biden VP pick Rep. Karen Bass spoke at socialist forums
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D.L. Hughley says Kanye West is ‘conveniently’ mentally ill, likens him to Trump
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Trump slams GOP Sen. Sasse as 'RINO,' says he's 'gone rogue'
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'Shark Week' kicks off with Mike Tyson and a major shark breach
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Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline
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Hong Kong: Swarm of 200 Police Raid Anti-Communist Newspaper
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Chicago looting leads to more than 100 arrests, 13 officers hurt
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