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Tala taps Lendr for lending business
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Santa Monica-based fintech startup Tala has joined online lending platform Lendr of FINTQnologies Corp. to provide access to financial services to underserved Filipinos.
Digital fiat currency under BSP scrutiny
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said it is looking into the issue of central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs) and its impact on the financial system.
Robinsons Bank raises P1.8 billion via LTNCD issue
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Gokongwei-led Robinsons Bank Corp. has raised P1.78 billion from the issuance of long-term negotiable certificates of deposits to support its expansion plans and diversify the maturity profile of its funding so...
Remittance growth eases to 6.1% in May 2018
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Remittances from Filipinos abroad grew above six percent in May, helping boost the country’s thinning foreign exchange buffer against external shocks, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.
Debt payment delinquencies in Philippines seen to remain low
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Debt payment delinquencies in the country are expected to remain at an all-time low despite rising interest rates following the decision of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to deliver back-to-back rate hikes,...
Vista Land raises P7.7 B via debt notes issuance
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Villar-led Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. has raised P7.7 billion from its latest fundraising activity through the sale of debt notes to bankroll the listed company’s expansion binge.
BSP profit up 5-fold in 4 months
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Earnings of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) jumped more than five times in the first four months of the year on the back of higher revenues and lower interest expense.
Metrobank lends P2.5 B to Pepsi
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) extended a P2.5 billion loan facility to listed beverage maker Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. to bankroll various expansion initiatives.
Remittances seen rising by nearly 10% in May
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The strong growth of remittances is likely to be sustained in May as overseas transfers begin to recover after a slow start early this year, according to British banking giant HSBC.
BSP vows further cut in bank reserves
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) remains committed to reduce the level of deposits banks are required to keep with the central bank to single-digit level despite questions about the timing of the action.
Century Peak picked to undertake PPP reclamation project in Cavite
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
A wholly owned subsidiary of mining firm Century Peak Metals Holdings Corp. is set to take a shot at a massive infrastructure project with reclamation component in the province of Cavite.
BSP shuts down Batangas-based Women’s Rural Bank
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has ordered the closure of Batangas-based Women’s Rural Bank, bringing to four the number of problematic banks shuttered so far this year.
SEC warns against new cryptocurrency
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Securities and Exchange Commission is stepping up its campaign against crypto currency schemes after issuing an advisory on Cagayan de Oro-based Freedom Traders Club that offer Ploutos coins to the public.
Stocks extend win streak to 4 days
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Share prices extended their winning streak to four days, ending the week on a positive note as strong corporate earnings for the second quarter start to pour in.
Hot money reverses to net inflow in first half of 2018
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Net inflow of foreign portfolio investments amounted to $306.25 million in the first half, a complete reversal of the $467.83 million net outflow recorded in the same period last year despite strong outflows in May...
China Bank raises P10.25 billion via LTNCD
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
China Banking Corp. has raised P10.25 billion after investors swarmed its long-term negotiable certificates of time deposits offering.
Banks urged to strategize based on new technology
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is urging correspondent banks to embrace innovation and rethink strategies as the rapid evolution of digital technology continued to revolutionize financial product and banking service...
Primex starts P3.6-bilion Greenhills office tower
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Listed property developer Primex Corp. has started the construction of a P3.6-billion 50-story office tower located at the Greenhills commercial district in San Juan City.
Top Frontier sees $600 million cashflow from nickel plant
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The proposed $1.5 billion nickel-processing plant of the parent firm of diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. is set to yield $600 million in free cashflow per year when completed.
Blue chips push stocks to 3rd straight gain
by Lawrence Agcaoili - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Stock Exchange index extended its winning streak to three days amid firmer regional markets and as investors continued to pick large-cap listed companies.
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