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December 2018 surplus trims Philippines’ full-year net dollar outflows
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 18, 2019 - 4:28pm
More dollars flowed into the domestic economy last December, helping pare the country’s balance of payments deficit for the whole 2018, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported Friday.
BSP poll bares outlook of slower 2019, 2020 inflation
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 18, 2019 - 2:20pm
Soaring prices in the Philippines are expected to further decline this year and next, according to a central bank poll of private sector economists, strengthening the view that inflation expectations in one of Asia’s...
Philippine economy to grow below-target over the next 2 years — report
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 17, 2019 - 3:45pm
The Philippine economy will likely grow below what both the government and the market are expecting in 2019 and 2020, a London-based think tank said, although the country is poised to stay as one of the fastest growing...
Philippine economy seen slowing down in 2019
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 17, 2019 - 11:18am
The Philippine economy will likely post sluggish growth this year, according to the latest projections of a regional think tank and of economists at HSBC Private Banking.
Fitch Ratings: Hanjin default could ‘pressure’ banks’ credit ratings
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 16, 2019 - 3:31pm
The exposure of five Philippine banks to financially distressed Hanjin Philippines, which recently declared bankruptcy after it defaulted on over $400 million in loans, could put pressure on their credit ratings,...
Fitch unit: Hanjin bankruptcy unlikely to threaten Philippines’ financial stability
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 15, 2019 - 3:22pm
Local banks’ huge exposures to Hanjin Philippines — which recently declared bankruptcy after it defaulted on over $400 million in loans — are unlikely to shake the Philippines’ financial stability,...
Hanjin default threatens banks’ credit ratings
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 15, 2019 - 12:59pm
Credit ratings of five Philippine banks are in danger after they were exposed to what could be the biggest corporate default in Philippine history, as this could mean higher credit costs and reduction in profit,...
November trade deficit narrows to $3.9 billion
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 10, 2019 - 2:17pm
The Philippines’ trade gap narrowed in November after imports decelerated while outbound shipments posted negative growth, the country’s statistics agency reported.
Fitch unit: Philippines likely to underspend 2019 national budget
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 8, 2019 - 8:25pm
The Philippines is likely to underspend its budget in 2019, although the fiscal deficit is expected to settle near the government’s budget cap due to slower-than-expected revenue growth, a Fitch Group unit...
Diokno: 2018, 2019 economic growth targets doable
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 8, 2019 - 1:17pm
The Philippines may hit its economic growth targets for 2018 and 2019, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Tuesday, even as he flagged agriculture’s lackluster performance as the “weakest link.&rd...
Inflation cools down in December
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 4, 2019 - 9:12am
Soaring prices in the Philippines cooled down for a second consecutive month in December, the country’s statistics agency reported Friday, driven by lower food prices and transport costs during the month.
PSEi ends 2018 in the red as volatility reigns supreme
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 28, 2018 - 5:20pm
The local stock barometer traded flat on Friday, capping off a turbulent 2018 in the negative territory after investors turned profit takers despite gains in the morning trade following a late rally in New York...
Poll sees young, talented Pinoys leaving the Philippines
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 26, 2018 - 12:40pm
The Philippines’ adult population is likely to be cut by 9 percent due to migration, according to a new Gallup poll, which also sees an exodus of young talents already at home.
Trans visibility debate takes center stage as Spain breaks Miss Universe barriers
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 17, 2018 - 8:15am
Miss Universe Spain Angela Ponce made history as the first transgender woman to compete in the pageant.
Fitch: Warmer ties with China a boost to Philippines’ construction industry
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 14, 2018 - 3:49pm
Increased Chinese involvement in Philippine infrastructure projects would be supportive of the country’s construction industry, a Fitch Group unit said, as President Rodrigo Duterte cozies up to China in a...
Bangko Sentral keeps rates on hold as inflation drops
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 13, 2018 - 4:03pm
After delivering back-to-back hikes, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday kept its key rate unchanged, citing “receding price pressures.”
Congress swiftly OKs 3rd martial law extension while 2019 budget plods along
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 12, 2018 - 3:05pm
Congress on Wednesday held a joint session where they discussed, and swiftly granted, President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to have martial law in Mindnao extended for the third time. Meanwhile, the government...
Fitch: ‘Unfavorable’ economic conditions to crimp Philippines' car sales
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 6, 2018 - 4:27pm
“Unfavorable” macroeconomic conditions in the form of high interest rates, elevated inflation and a weak currency would likely weigh on the Philippines’ auto sales next year, a Fitch unit said,...
Inflation cools down for the first time in 2018 in November
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 5, 2018 - 9:19am
Philippine consumers reeling from soaring prices got their much-awaited reprieve in November, which saw a softer inflation print on the back of slower price increments for food, housing and utilities, the country’s...
DOTr to review order allowing some buses to bypass PITX
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 29, 2018 - 10:03pm
The Department of Transportation on Tuesday said it is willing to review an exemption of hundreds of provincial buses from ending their routes at the country's first “landport” in Parañaque...
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