The Philippines is the third-largest English-speaking country in the world, enabling its manpower to have a unique edge over neighbouring countries in terms of labour quality. Being an archipelago, the Philippines have a lot to offer as well in terms of natural resources.
As an investment destination, the Philippines offers incentives in numerous Special Economic Zones and Industrial Estates, which are being promoted as agricultural, industrial, commercial and recreational hubs. Primary exports include semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, and fruits.
The Philippine Stock Exchange is the main exchange where you can invest in publicly listed companies including the major telecommunications, power and electricity and banking and financial companies.
The Philippines is part of the ASEAN Exchanges – a collaboration among Bursa Malaysia, Hanoi Stock Exchange, Hochiminh Stock Exchange, Indonesia Stock Exchange, The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc, Singapore Exchange and The Stock Exchange of Thailand. The group was established to provide an interlinked ASEAN capital market via greater cross-border investments, mobilisation of intra-ASEAN funds and trading of equity markets.
To invest in the Philippine Stock Exchange, you can use the Monex Securities Australia multi-market platform. This easy to use platform gives you access to more than 50,000 listed securities in 12 global markets including the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
|Market||Philippines Time||Australia Time (AEST Summer)||Australia Time (AEST Winter)|
|Pre-Open||9:00 am – 9:30 am||12:00 pm – 12:30 pm||11:00 am – 11:30 am|
|Normal Trading||9:30 am – 3:30 pm||12:30 pm – 6:30 pm||11:30 am – 5:30 pm|
||12:00 pm – 1:30 pm||3:00 pm – 4:30 pm||2:00 pm – 3:30 pm|