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Mixed results for TDF
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Term deposits fetched mixed results yesterday as rates for the seven-day tenor eased further, while that of 14- and 28-day tenors rose slightly amid the spike in COVID-19 confirmed cases, according to the Bangko...
Peso appreciates further
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The peso gained seven centavos to close at a strongest level in more than three years amid the rising foreign borrowings by the national government and private sector to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandem...
Metrobank raises $500 million from offshore debt market
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. raised $500 million through the issuance of dollar-denominated senior unsecured notes to optimize the bank’s capital structure amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
NPL ratio rises to 2.43% in May
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The non-performing loan ratio of Philippine banks rose for the fifth straight month to hit a five-year high of 2.43 percent in May from 2.31 percent in April, amid the sharp rise in past due as well as restructured...
BSP, AMLC to work with international regulators on Wirecard scandal
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines is open to collaborating with international agencies and regulators in the investigation on the alleged $2.1 billion missing funds of German financial technology leader Wirecard AG.
Money supply growth fastest in 6 years
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Money supply grew at a fastest pace in almost six years in May as measures to soften the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic released more cash into the financial system, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipina...
Credit growth slows in May
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Credit growth slowed down for the second straight month in May as the government extended the enhanced community quarantine to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
BDO raises $600 million from offshore debt market
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Sy-led BDO Unibank Inc. raised $600 million as it returned to the offshore debt market via the issuance of fixed rate senior notes as part of its liability management initiatives.
GDP expected to contract further
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects the economy to contract for the remaining quarters of the year amid the more disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
RCBC eyes P3 billion from peso bonds
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. is raising at least P3 billion as it returns to the domestic debt market through the issuance of peso bonds to support asset growth, refinance maturing liabilities and...
Moody’s sees deeper Philippines GDP contraction
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Moody’s Investors Service is now expecting a deeper economic contraction for the Philippines and expects the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to further ease its monetary policy to help jumpstart the economy which...
BSP sets guidelines for digital banks
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is set to issue the guidelines for the establishment of digital banks as digital platforms play a pivotal role in promoting efficient delivery of financial products and services...
China Bank steps up expansion
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 5, 2020 - 12:00am
China Banking Corp. is further enhancing is digital channels to complement the expansion of its branch network as part of the new normal amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.
Landbank exec named new UCPB OIC
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 5, 2020 - 12:00am
An executive from state-run Land Bank of the Philippines has been named officer-in-charge of United Coconut Planters Bank almost a year after its president and chief executive officer tendered his resignation for...
RCBC rolls out digital platform for sachet banking
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. has launched a super app dubbed DiskarTech to provide sachet banking services to millions of unbanked and underserved Filipinos, especially those living in grassroots communities.
‘Inflation to rise in June’
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Economists now expect an uptick in June inflation after easing for four straight months to a six-month low of 2.1 percent in May due to rising oil and food prices following the easing of lockdown measures to contain...
Investors swamp BDO bond offer
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
BDO Unibank Inc. raised P36 billion after it returned to the onshore debt market via the issuance of fixed-rate peso bonds that was put on hold a few months ago due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 or...
Peso hits 3-year high
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The peso continued to strengthen against the dollar, gaining 18 centavos yesterday to close at its strongest level in more than three years after the stronger-than-expected US jobs data and positive developments...
Investor confidence in banks intact despite wirecard scandal, says BSP
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said the reputation as well as investor confidence in the banking system remain intact despite allegations that two of the country’s largest lender were involved in the missing...
BSP digs deeper into toolbox, sets own securities issuance
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is digging deeper into its toolbox by issuing its own debt securities this quarter to manage liquidity amid deep global downturn due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID 19 pandemic...
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