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Lower taxes via more mineral exports

* This is my article in BusinessWorld last February 6, 2018. Countries that impose zero income taxes on their nationals are dependent on extracting and exporting their natural resources such as oil and natural gas. Qatar, Bahrain, Brunei, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates are examples of such countries. Instead of minimizing the extraction of … Continue reading Lower taxes via more mineral exports

Uncertainty in mining policy and the Manicani debate

* This is my column in BusinessWorld last November 23, 2017. The Duterte administration’s mining policy shows continuing uncertainty. First, ex-DENR secretary Gina Lopez issued a Department Administrative Order (DAO 2017-10) banning open-pit mining for metallic products. After her rejection by the Commission on Appointments (CA) last May, it was expected that her successor, Sec. Roy Cimatu, … Continue reading Uncertainty in mining policy and the Manicani debate

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