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BBM urged: Build on Duterte reforms
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Amid uncertainties and lack of direction, the economy could still grow at around five to six percent yearly if presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. would build on the reforms initiated...
ILO, Japan to help Filipinos return to work
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
The International Labor Organization and the Japanese government will assist over 30,000 Filipinos return to work amid the pandemic.
Omicron dims Q1 foreign investments
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines failed to attract more foreign investors during the first quarter amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, which resulted in mobility curbs in the country.
Easing curbs drive up 4th quarter construction works
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Construction activities in the country managed to recover with the downgrade of alert level in several areas, evident in the jump in the value of building works during the last quarter of the year.
Philippines faces headwinds despite strong Q1 GDP
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 16, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines may have recorded a stronger-than-expected first quarter performance, but headwinds remain that would likely impact growth in the near term.
Philippines e-commerce deals to hit P500 billion by 2025
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
The value of e-commerce transactions in the Philippines is seen hitting nearly P500 billion by 2025 with alternative payment tools expected to drive online activities.
Amended BOT Law IRR OKd
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
The amended implementing rules and regulations of the Build-Operate-Transfer Law has been approved as the government moves to ensure that public-private partnership projects will not be disadvantageous to Filip...
‘Economy may hit speed bump in Q2’
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 14, 2022 - 12:00am
The economy may hit a speed bump  in the second quarter after a stronger-than-expected performance at the start of the year as public and private spending likely slowed due to the general elections.
NEDA ready to turn over transition plan to next government
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 13, 2022 - 12:00am
The incoming administration would have to ensure a strong macro fiscal foundation and build on existing policy reforms of the Duterte government to guarantee sustained economic growth in the next six years.
Factory output surges in March
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
The country’s manufacturing output rebounded strongly in March, registering a triple-digit growth, after most areas in the Philippines were downgraded to Alert Level 1 as COVID cases dropped.
‘Investments to take a while under new administration’
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Investments into the Philippines may take some time to come in even with Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s historic majority win, as the presumptive president has yet to provide a clear economic...
BBM urged: Lay out full economic plan
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who is poised to be the next president in a landslide win, is being urged to lay out his full plan to address the still struggling economy, as other experts expressed...
Philippines wholesale prices highest in 10 years
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Wholesale prices of consumer goods in the entire country jumped to their highest level in 10 years as an effect of global tensions, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.
Clear election outcome more vital for market
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Financial markets will be looking at clear election results as Filipinos voted yesterday in what could be the most crucial polls yet as the country tries to recover from the pandemic.
Philippine exports vulnerable to Russia–Ukraine war
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Philippine exports are still vulnerable to the continued tension between Ukraine and Russia, even if direct trade exposure among the countries is limited, an economic research firm said.
Philippines seen posting decent Q1 growth
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 9, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy likely survived the Omicron threat in January with a decent first quarter growth and further recovery on the way, an international think tank said.
Inflation likely nears peak level
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
The country’s headline inflation is seen nearing its peak after jumping to its highest level in over three years as global commodity prices remain elevated.
Strong Q1 growth seen
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy likely recorded strong growth in the first quarter even as the country faced the Omicron surge that led to tightening of mobility curbs.
IFC sets up P500 million fund for women-led SMEs
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
The private sector arm of the World Bank Group is providing P500-million loans in a non-banking financial institution in the Philippines to support women-led small and medium enterprises in recovering from the...
Surging imports bloat trade shortfall further
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
The country’s balance of trade in goods further ballooned in March as imports outpaced exports, with the Philippines taking a hit from rising commodity prices in the global market due to continuing global...
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