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FDI up, but new investors outnumbered by those leaving
by Julian Ocampo - September 11, 2017 - 8:42am
For the first time this year, there were more foreign investors who flew out of the country in June than new ones and those who decided to profit more from their earnings, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...
NEDA OKs P355.6-billion metro subway project
by Julian Ocampo - September 6, 2017 - 6:09am
A project that will build the country's first subway system is now one step behind construction after a government body approved it for implementation by 2018. 
Businesses less positive in Q3, says BSP
by Julian Ocampo - August 25, 2017 - 9:15am
A natural disaster, martial law and the weakening peso that increase prices have made businesses less bullish about the economy this quarter, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on...
Peso slumps to new 11-year low
by Julian Ocampo - August 18, 2017 - 10:44am
The peso slumped to a new near 11-year-low on Friday just as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported a wider balance of payments deficit last month that showed more funds leaving...
Foreign direct investments grow in May despite martial law
by Julian Ocampo - August 10, 2017 - 7:17am
Foreign investors shunned the start of the conflict in Mindanao, pouring in more funds into their local offices in the country last May, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on...
IMF warns Philippine economy could overheat
by Julian Ocampo - August 8, 2017 - 9:45am
The International Monetary Fund has flagged overheating risks for the Philippine economy, which is nonetheless, forecast to grow slower this year, albeit still within target.
Congress to adjust 2018 budget for free tuition law
by Julian Ocampo - August 4, 2017 - 7:34am
Congress will tweak President Rodrigo Duterte's proposed budget for next year to give way to a new law that grants free college education in state universities and colleges, which is bound to cost up to P34 billion...
Inflation rises to 2.8% in July
by Julian Ocampo - August 4, 2017 - 6:16am
Inflation slightly inched up in July after lower food prices partly tempered a hike in utility bills, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Friday.
More foreign loans in Duterte's 2018 proposed budget
by Julian Ocampo - July 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Foreign loans will rise by nearly three fourths next year under the Duterte administration's borrowing program, consistent with a thrust that will see it finance infrastructure projects using external...
Peso falls to new 11-year low
by Julian Ocampo - July 19, 2017 - 10:02am
The peso neared toward a new 11-year-low on Wednesday with an analyst saying foreign selling in the stock market and payment of obligations putting pressure on the local currency.
As peso slumps, BOP widens to 7-month high in June
by Julian Ocampo - July 19, 2017 - 7:02am
he Philippines posted its widest deficit in balance of payments (BOP) in June, explaining why the peso sank to record-levels last month, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Wednesday.
Infra spending grows fastest in 6 months in May
by Julian Ocampo - July 6, 2017 - 7:06am
Road projects and military modernization pushed up infrastructure spending in May to their fastest growth rate in six months, data from the Department of Budget and Management showed.
A year of accelerated spending—or so they say
by Julian Ocampo - July 4, 2017 - 12:00am
One of the promises of the Duterte administration was to speed up government spending, particularly in infrastructure.
Resorts World gaming suspension lifted
by Julian Ocampo - June 29, 2017 - 8:37am
Gaming operations of Resorts World Manila will resume Thursday after the government lifted its suspension order that followed a shooting incident that left 37 people dead.
New Monetary Board members named
by Julian Ocampo - June 29, 2017 - 7:39am
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed three new members of the central bank's Monetary Board, completing a new roster of policymakers who will be in charge of managing price increases.
No foreign aid for Marawi, says government
by Julian Ocampo - June 23, 2017 - 11:10am
A month into the siege in Marawi City that has killed hundreds, the Duterte administration has not received-- and will not ask-- for any foreign assistance, government officials said on Friday.
Deficit widens as spending surges in May
by Julian Ocampo - June 23, 2017 - 7:35am
The Duterte administration reverted back to budget deficit in May as both spending and revenues bounced back from a dismal performance the previous month, the Bureau of the Treasury showed.
Hot money posts net outflow in May
by Julian Ocampo - June 16, 2017 - 7:59am
More financial market investors left the country than entered last month after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao to fight extremists groups
Remittances slump to worst performance in 17 months, says BSP
by Julian Ocampo - June 15, 2017 - 8:33am
Money sent home by Filipinos abroad contracted for the first time this year on April, its worst performance in 17 months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Thursday....
Supplemental budget eyed for Marawi rehab
by Julian Ocampo - June 13, 2017 - 6:13am
The government is not ruling out asking Congress for a supplemental budget for rehabilitation and reconstruction of areas affected by the fighting in Mindanao, the Department of Budget and Management said on...
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