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RCBC absorbs thrift bank unit
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The Yuchengco family is consolidating its banking units by merging the operations of listed Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) and its wholly owned thrift bank arm RCBC Savings Bank to boost capital and cut ...
ANZ cuts Philippines growth forecast
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am
ANZ Research further slashed its growth forecast for the Philippines to 6.5 percent this year, 6.4 percent next year and 5.9 percent in 2020.
Peso, stocks weaken anew
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Financial markets suffered heavily yesterday, with the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) plunging by 101.44 points, or 1.36 percent, to end at 7,332.17, and the peso weakening by another eight centavos...
Visa expands financial literacy program to teachers
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
World leader in payment technologies Visa has partnered with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Teach for the Philippines (TFP) and Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) to further expand its financial literacy efforts in the...
Government vows to hurdle constraints in financing for small businesses
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are addressing the major stumbling block for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in accessing financing.
Security Bank completes 2018 fund raising
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Security Bank Corp. may tap the offshore and onshore debt markets next year after successfully raising $300 million from the first tranche of its medium term note program.
Peso hits 13-year low anew
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The peso weakened anew to the lowest level in almost 13 years, giving up 19 centavos at the start of the trading week amid the impending rate hikes by the US and Philippine central banks as well as worsening trade...
E-payment utilization still low among micro, small ventures
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Only one in 10 micro and small businesses in the country uses electronic-payments for its operations as safety concerns and additional costs prevent them from fully embracing the technology, according to a recent...
BSP: Rate hikes not enough to fight inflation
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Various non-monetary measures and safety net programs of the government are necessary to control the continued increase in prices as raising interest rates alone would not be enough to curb rising inflationary pressures,...
PDIC sets auction of P320 million assets
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
State-run Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) is disposing P320 million worth of foreclosed assets including residential, commercial, and even memorial lots in the next two months.
Price spikes expected in Ompong aftermath
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The rise in consumer prices further accelerated this month after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong, prompting the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to deliver stronger monetary action this week.
PSBank raising P10 billion from notes issue
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine Savings Bank is raising P10 billion via the issuance of medium-term fixed or floating rate notes to further boost its consumer banking business.
BSP advances PERA growth via digitalization
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) wants to speed up the growth of the voluntary retirement account comprised of personal savings and investments launched almost two years ago to promote capital market development...
BSP earns record P33 billion in 7 months
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Earnings of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas almost quadrupled to an all-time high of P33.1 billion in the first seven months from P8.5 billion in the same period last year on the back of higher revenues, lower interest...
Term deposit volume reduced
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng PIlipinas (BSP) has slashed the volume of the term deposit auction facility (TDF) for the second straight week amid the tighter monetary condition.
Metrobank, BPI issuing more bonds
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) and Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) are returning to the onshore debt market to raise additional funds via the issuance of bonds and commercial papers.
Security Bank raises $300 million from fixed rate notes
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Security Bank Corp. raised $300 million from the offshore debt market as investors swarmed the first tranche of its $1 billion medium term note program.
Term deposit rates rise ahead of BSP meeting
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Interest rates on term deposits were mixed at yesterday’s auction, with both the seven- and 14-day tenors commanding record high yields in anticipation of a strong monetary action by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...
BOP hits 15-year-high surplus in August 2018
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Last month’s BOP surplus was a reversal of the $7 million shortfall recorded in August last year. The Philippines has been booking BOP deficits since the start of the year due to strong foreign currency o...
BPI trust, asset management unit emerges as industry trailblazer
by Lawrence Agcaoili - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The stand-alone asset management and trust unit of Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is acting as a “trailblazer” for the industry through various products for investors.
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