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  • Cebu Pacific Air launches Sydney – Manila service

    The most affordable flight ever between Sydney and Manila departed 9th September, marking the entry of the Philippines’ largest carrier Cebu Pacific Air into the Australian market.

    Opening up 34 domestic Philippines destinations as well as 25 onward connections throughout Asia and the Middle East, Cebu Pacific will now fly four times weekly between Sydney Airport and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila Terminal 3) – increasing to five times weekly from 10 December 2014.

    Australia launches economic diplomacy initiative

    Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, and Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb, recently launched the Australian Government’s economic diplomacy policy to boost prosperity by strengthening the nation’s engagement in world trade and investment.

    Minister Bishop said economic diplomacy involved Government’s determination to engage more closely with the private sector, the business community and non-government organisations (NGO) in Australia and around the world.

    Philippines scores good marks in global competitiveness report

    In the latest results of the Global Competitiveness Index released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Philippines jumped seven notches to 52th place from 59th last year.

    It is is now ranked 5th of nine in the ASEAN and is at the cusp of breaking into the top third of global rankings. The country recorded the largest gain in ASEAN this year.

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