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do­mes­tic prod­uct (GDP) growth. This eco­nomic pro­duc­tiv­ity puts the area in the best po­si­tion to be­come the next eco­nomic cen­ter of the coun­try.

Rec­og­niz­ing the blurred bor­ders be­tween pol­i­tics and busi­ness, Se­cu­rity Bank has in­vited an­a­lysts and thought lead­ers to pro­vide in-depth dis­cus­sion of macro and mi­cro eco­nomic trends and po­lit­i­cal is­sues in the Philip­pines, un­der­lin­ing the dy­nam­ics be­tween poli­cies and de­ci­sions that cur­rently shape the coun­try’s econ­omy.

“It has be­come nec­es­sary to know our po­lit­i­cal land­scape and how it can in­flu­ence eco­nomic con­di­tions. Since the econ­omy and the gov­ern­ment pol­icy agenda are of­ten in­ter­twined, it is our re­spon­si­bil­ity to pro­vide an av­enue for dis­cus­sions that will help our clients make wiser busi­ness de­ci­sions,” said Sal­cedo.

Mean­while, Se­cu­rity Bank’s Chief Economist Robert Dan Ro­ces said that Clark con­tin­ues to be an in­vest­ment des­ti­na­tion for the real es­tate in­dus­try adding that: “Clark has the po­ten­tial to be­come a real es­tate hotspot, in con­gru­ence with the de­vel­op­ments in the New Clark City. All the in­fra­struc­ture support sys­tems are in place along with the ab­sorp­tive ca­pac­ity for new busi­nesses and tourism. In ad­di­tion, Cen­tral Lu­zon can lever­age the ex­pected in­crease in tourist ar­rivals this year as it is set to host the 2019 South­east Asian (SEA) Games.”

The up­com­ing midterm elec­tions also in­spired Se­cu­rity Bank to in­vite po­lit­i­cal an­a­lysts to pro­vide an in­ter­est­ing dis­cus­sion on how the chang­ing po­lit­i­cal land­scape will af­fect the econ­omy. Sub­stan­tial lo­cal is­sues such as in­fla­tion, agri­cul­tural per­for­mance and ex­port­sim­ports will also be tack­led in the fo­rum.

The ros­ter of ex­perts in­cludes NEDA Re­gional Di­rec­tor Leon Da­canay Jr.; Cal­ixto Chiki­amco, Pres­i­dent of the Foun­da­tion for Eco­nomic Free­dom; Pro­fes­sor Vic­tor Andres C. Man­hit, Founder &Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Strat­base Group; and Robert Dan Ro­ces, Chief Economist of Se­cu­rity Bank.

Se­cu­rity Bank Cor­po­ra­tion or­ga­nizes a se­ries of fora to pro­vide rel­e­vant busi­ness and eco­nomic in­for­ma­tion to its cor­po­rate, trea­sury, com­mer­cial and re­tail bank­ing cus­tomers na­tion­wide. This is the first fo­rum to be held in Clark, Pam­panga with other sym­posia slated in dif­fer­ent key cities in Lu­zon, Visayas and Min­danao. (Press Re­lease)

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