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What Booming Philippines Can Learn From Turkey, Brazil Protests: Centrality of Inclusive Growth and Manufacturing

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

The explosion in spontaneous protests should serve as a sobering reminder for rising economies such as the Philippines to avoid the mistakes of their more successful and prominent peers if they wish to move towards democratic deepening and full-fledged developed country status in the coming decades.

Philippine Stocks Dip: Taming Irrational Exuberance

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

Enjoying an upward trend in recent years, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has, in recent months, begun to display bubble-like properties, raising alarm bells among investors and market watchers.

Investment Grade Philippines: Bouts of Irrational Exuberance?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

While the pre-recession U.S. ignored growing structural imbalances in the real estate sector, financial markets, and external trade relations, the Philippine government is obsessed with emphasizing the boom in the stock markets, real estate and foreign exchange reserves.

Why the Philippines Failed?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

In most cases, we see how a strong, autonomous state changed the national culture, created its own 'comparative advantage' within the global economic structures, and sidelined predatory elites for the preservation of national interest. This is where the Philippines should begin.