Ian Nicolas Cigaral
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Slow pace of forming Marcos economic team prolongs investor anxiety
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - May 16, 2022 - 1:03pm
The longer it takes for Bongbong Marcos to form his economic team, the greater the uncertainty is for investors.
Villar keeps richest Filipino title in new Forbes billionaires list
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 6, 2022 - 11:02am
Villar, 72, was the highest ranking Filipino in Forbes’ 2022 list of world’s billionaires.
New PSE indices feature mid-sized, dividend stocks
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 28, 2022 - 3:05pm
PSE President Ramon Monzon said the two new indices “are long overdue.”
Gov't raises P457.8-B fresh debt via retail treasury bonds
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 1, 2022 - 3:10pm
The Philippine government announced Tuesday it borrowed a total of P457.8 billion from small investors onshore following another sale of Retail Treasury Bonds.
Edging out rivals, UnionBank to acquire Citi's local consumer banking business
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 23, 2021 - 11:05am
UnionBank of the Philippines announced Thursday it will acquire Citigroup Inc.’s consumer banking business in the Philippines for P55 billion.
US bankruptcy court approves PAL's recovery plan
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 18, 2021 - 2:43pm
A US court approved on Saturday Philippine Airlines’ “recovery plan” which would see over $2 billion of its debts forgiven.
Meralco rates up again in December as generation costs stay high
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 10, 2021 - 2:10pm
Customers of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will see another month of higher power bills in December due to stubbornly high generation charges.
Jobless rate eases in October, but quality of work worsens
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 7, 2021 - 11:46am
There were fewer jobless Filipinos recorded in October, thanks to looser pandemic restrictions that have allowed people to find work.
SEC clears 3 public offerings
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 17, 2021 - 11:38am
Companies are still raising cash amid the pandemic.
GMA sustains winning streak; ABS-CBN trims losses
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 16, 2021 - 11:26am
Rivals GMA Network Inc. and ABS-CBN Corp. continued to post contrasting financial results in the first three quarters.
On a roll, remittances post growth in September
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 15, 2021 - 6:35pm
Money sent home by Filipinos abroad continued its growth in September, helping fuel household spending.
GT Capital reports strong 9-month earnings
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 15, 2021 - 11:22am
Conglomerate GT Capital saw its earnings nearly tripled in the past three quarters.
Why are oil prices so high right now?
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 5, 2021 - 12:06pm
Rising global oil prices are fast becoming a problem in the Philippines.
Supply shortages cripple local factory production in October
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 2, 2021 - 2:27pm
Local factories managed to temper a persistent drop in output in October.
PSEi seen hitting 2021 peak ahead of Christmas
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 2, 2021 - 2:11pm
The local bourse has the potential to reach this year’s peak ahead of Christmas season if inflation eases and interest rates remain low, analysts said.
Gov't debts hit record P11.9-T in September, beating Duterte's expectations
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 29, 2021 - 5:07pm
The government’s outstanding liabilities in September already surpassed the Duterte administration’s forecast for the entire year.
Inflation a 'key risk' to Filipino consumers this year — Fitch
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 29, 2021 - 1:25pm
Inflation will likely remain a problem in the Philippines over the remaining months of the year.
Lucio Tan prepares $250-M loan to cash-strapped PAL
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 27, 2021 - 4:26pm
Taipan Lucio Tan is alone in raising the money that his airline needs to survive.
Debt payments bring Philippines' dollar position back to deficit in September
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 26, 2021 - 12:07pm
The Philippines’ dollar position is back to a deficit in September.
BDO shares defy downturn as profits return to pre-crisis level
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 25, 2021 - 1:16pm
BDO Unibank Inc.’s nine-month earnings are now back to pre-pandemic level, thanks to higher non-interest income and tax savings.
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