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Fitch unit expects Philippines external position to worsen
by Lawrence Agcaoili - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s external position would feel the pinch of the coronavirus disease 2019 via a wider current account deficit, Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research said.
Banks raise P116 billion from debt market
by Lawrence Agcaoili - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Philippine banks raised P116 billion by tapping the domestic debt market via the issuance of bonds as well as long-term negotiable certificates of deposits in the first quarter of the year to support asset expansion...
Banks told to waive charges during ECQ period
by Lawrence Agcaoili - April 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has directed banks to waive interest, fees and charges during the 30-day grace period to future payments of the borrowers as part of the government’s efforts to ease the burden...
Banking transactions eased as new law takes effect
by Lawrence Agcaoili - April 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Local banks vowed to comply with the implementing rules and regulations of a new law aimed at easing the burden of Filipinos amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Moody’s downgrades outlook for Philippine banks to negative
by Lawrence Agcaoili - April 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded its outlook on Philippine banks to negative as the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus...
BSP eases rules on rediscount loans for banks
by Lawrence Agcaoili - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has relaxed the guidelines on the availments of rediscounting loans to help banks tap the facility to meet their temporary liquidity needs amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19...
Security Bank eyes P50 billion LTNCD issue
by Lawrence Agcaoili - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Security Bank Corp. is raising P50 billion via the issuance of long-term negotiable certificates of deposits (LTNCDs) as it returns to the domestic debt market to finance future asset expansion.
Property prices post 2-digit growth
by Lawrence Agcaoili - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The real estate sector continued to post double-digit growth in prices for the second straight quarter in the fourth quarter last year amid the steady rise in the cost of acquiring residential units particularly...
Inflation likely eased in March
by Lawrence Agcaoili - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Inflation likely eased further for the second straight month in March amid the steady decline in oil prices as well as the price freeze on basic commodities amid the month-long enhanced community quarantine in Luzon...
Bankers urged to keep lending rates reasonable
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bankers Association of the Philippines is urging banks and other financial institutions to help ease the burden of Filipinos by maintaining reasonable interest rates amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19...
BSP ready to raise stimulus above P500 billion
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is ready to raise its stimulus package to more than P500 billion to counteract the economic disruption from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.
BSP vows to avoid economic decline
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has vowed to do everything it can through a combination of monetary and fiscal policies to avoid a recession due to the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.
Extended lockdown may lead to recession, says ING
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Dutch financial giant ING Bank expects the economy to contract this year if the month-long enhanced community quarantine in Luzon is extended and if the national government fails to implement a fiscal punch needed...
Banks told to ensure cash in ATMs
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has not recorded an increase in financial consumer complaints particularly in the delivery of basic services amid the month-long enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread...
BSP eases rules on forex transactions
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the operational relief measures for foreign exchange transactions amid the month-long enhanced community quarantine.
BPI sells P33.9 billion bonds in oversubscribed issue
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands said it raised P33.9 billion as investors and high net-worth retail clients swarmed its bond issuance amid the volatile market environment.
GDP growth seen to slow below 1.1%
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Analysts are not discounting the possibility that the Philippine economy will be worse off this year than during the global financial crisis in 2008.
BSP advances P20 billion dividends to boost COVID-19 war chest
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas yesterday transmitted P20 billion to the national coffers to further boost the government’s war chest versus the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Banks told to sanitize bank notes to kill virus
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
he Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has instructed banks to sanitize banknotes to protect cash handlers and prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in the country.
BSP frees up more money to keep economy afloat
by Lawrence Agcaoili - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas continues to do the heavy lifting, releasing another P200 billion to the financial system by reducing bank reserve requirements and complementing a P300-billion stimulus package to...
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