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Preference for shorter tenor shows in swamped term deposit auction
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Yields on term deposits floated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) moved mixed during yesterday’s auction as banks placed most of their excess funds in the shorter tenor.
Moody’s affirms BDO, Metrobank ratings
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the investment grade credit rating and stable outlook of BDO Unibank Inc. as well as Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) – two of the country’s largest...
BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. goes on indefinite leave
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. has filed an indefinite leave of absence as he continues to battle tongue cancer.
BPI taps data analytics firm for SME financial inclusion
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has tapped a leading risk management service provider headquartered in Singapore to create a credit scoring model giving more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access...
GDP growth picks up to 6.8% in 2018 fourth quarter — Moody’s unit
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine economic growth likely picked up in the fourth quarter of last year after slumping in the third quarter due to higher oil and food prices, according to the economic research and analysis arm of Moody’s...
BSP tightens computation of banks’ net worth
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has revised the method in computing the required capital of banks to ensure that it is comprised only of instruments that are of the highest quality to absorb losses.
Economists see inflation above BSP’s 2 to 4% target
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Economists of private banks still expect inflation to exceed the two to four percent target set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) amid volatile global oil prices, geopolitical tensions, and further depreciation...
BSP profit more than triples to P42.7 billion
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Earnings of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) more than tripled to P42.69 billion in January to November last year due to gains from foreign exchange fluctuations.
Peso seen falling to 54:$1 as polls near
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The peso is expected to weaken further for the seventh straight year in 2019 to 54 to $1 due to the impact of the mid-term elections, investment bank DBS said.
RCBC triples green bond issue to P15 billion
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. has tripled its green bond offering to P15 billion due to strong demand particularly from institutional investors.
BSP expects inflation back at 2 to 4% target
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said inflation may revert back to the two to four percent target this year despite the uptick in the pump prices of petroleum products brought about by rising global prices and...
BOP surplus in December highest in 7 years
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Strong inflows arising mainly from the foreign exchange operations of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) boosted the country’s external payments position with the balance of payments (BOP) recording the...
PSBank raises P8 billion from stock rights offer
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Listed Philippine Savings Bank raised P8 billion via the sales of shares to existing shareholders to further solidify its capital adequacy and financial strength.
Philippine economy likely to grow by slower 6% in 2019 — HSBC
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
British banking giant HSBC sees the country’s economic growth momentum further losing steam due to the global growth slowdown, the trade war between the US and China as well as tight liquidity and higher rates...
Hot money swings to $1.2 billion net inflow in 2018
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
More foreign portfolio investments flowed into the Philippines last year, hitting the highest level in five years and reversing the net outflow in 2017 as investors welcomed the implementation of the government’s...
Term deposit rates on strong investor demand
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Term deposit rates eased across the board yesterday as banks continued to park their excess funds in the liquidity absorption facilities of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
BSP stress test shows minimal bank impact of Hanjin debt woes
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said yesterday the failure of Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) to settle its obligations to five of the largest banks in the...
Hanjin mess unlikely to shake Philippine banks — Fitch unit
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The failure of troubled Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines to settle its obligations to five of the largest banks in the Philippines worth over P21 billion is unlikely to rock...
Economy seen to hit speed bumps in 2019
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy may hit some speed bumps this year with the first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth falling below six percent for the first time in more than three years, according to Dutch financial...
Remittance growth slows to 2.4% in November
by Lawrence Agcaoili - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The growth in remittances by Filipinos abroad eased in November, but remained above the lowered growth target set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
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