Ian Nicolas Cigaral
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BSP to do ‘hawkish pause’ on interest rate increases on Thursday — analyst
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 13, 2018 - 4:02pm
The Philippines’ inflation fighters will likely do a “hawkish pause” on policy tightening at their next rate-setting meeting, as they face a tough balancing act of reining in soaring prices without...
Palace: We respect court ruling vs ex-first lady Imelda Marcos
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 9, 2018 - 3:16pm
The guilty verdict against former first lady Imelda Marcos, who has been sentenced to prison for graft, was proof that the executive branch does not meddle in the affairs of courts, Malacañang said on Fr...
Philippine economy grows slower in Q3
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 8, 2018 - 10:43am
The Philippine economy expanded at a slower pace in the third quarter amid weak consumer spending and lackluster agriculture growth, which may give the central bank a chance to hit the pause button on policy...
Inflation still elevated in October but steady at 6.7%
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 6, 2018 - 9:53am
Inflation continued to be a problem in the Philippines in October, although it steadied from the previous month's level amid mixed price movements posted by commodity groups, the country’s statistics agency...
Hours before departure, Sister Fox tells Duterte to listen to the poor
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - November 3, 2018 - 2:53pm
After six months of fighting deportation, the Australian nun who is set to leave the country after she angered President Rodrigo Duterte has a farewell message for the Philippine leader: Listen to the cries of the...
Duterte's first foreign investment negative list out
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 31, 2018 - 2:46pm
Malacañang on Wednesday released the updated list of investment areas and activities that are closed or limited to foreign investors—the first under the Duterte administration and is touted as the “most...
Philippines a great place for expats to find love, raise kids; but not the best to live, work
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 23, 2018 - 2:54pm
The Philippines is becoming a more popular expat destination in Southeast Asia, especially for those seeking a partner and finding a place to raise their children.
Cooling down Philippine inflation comes at a cost — report
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 19, 2018 - 6:05pm
Soaring prices in the Philippines continue to crush Filipino families’ budgets, and bringing down rising inflation may come at a cost to the national government’s balance sheet and the economy’s...
Government slashes 2018 economic growth outlook, sees higher inflation
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 16, 2018 - 3:13pm
Philippine policymakers have slashed their 2018 growth forecast for the economy amid high inflation, which they expect to remain elevated this year before easing in 2019.
State-run China Telecom eyes 3rd telco slot
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 12, 2018 - 6:00pm
China Telecom Corp. Ltd. is now among the potential bidders that will compete to become the Philippines’ third telecoms player, as the government seeks to break a longstanding duopoly and improve services...
Job-generating FDIs more than double in July
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 10, 2018 - 6:42pm
Foreign direct investments inflows more than doubled in July, supported by strong investor optimism towards the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported Wednesday.
Report card gives Espenilla 'B+' grade for performance as BSP chief
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 10, 2018 - 3:14pm
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr.’s grade for his first year in the post is out, and he got the third-highest rating.
Philippine trade gap persists in August
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
The Philippines’ trade deficit persisted in August, the government’s statistics agency reported Wednesday, after exports’ sluggish performance failed to match imports’ accelerated growth...
Duterte approves 'unimpeded' importation of rice to combat inflation
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 9, 2018 - 3:16pm
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the “unimpeded” importation of rice — a Filipino main staple and pivotal political commodity in the Philippines — in a bid to douse inflation...
Regional think tank downgrades growth outlook on Philippine economy amid inflation
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 9, 2018 - 12:14pm
The Philippines will likely miss its economic growth target this year and next, according to a regional think tank, which joined other institutions in slashing their growth outlook on the country as multi-year high...
Poll: Most Pinoys have confidence in Trump, but many countries are frustrated
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 2, 2018 - 8:44pm
Filipinos’ confidence in United States President Donald Trump has improved, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.
Philippine inflation seen soaring above 7 percent in entire Q4
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - October 2, 2018 - 1:10pm
Philippine inflation will likely soar above 7 percent from October to December this year, according to analysts at ANZ Research, who see rising prices as “a bigger challenge” in the country.
Duterte’s satisfaction rating rebounds to 'very good' in Q3: survey
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 29, 2018 - 1:52pm
Public satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte returned to the “very good” territory in the third quarter, according to a Social Weather Stations survey that also showed a decline in the firebrand...
‘No admission’: Palace scrambles anew to clarify Duterte’s ‘EJK sin’ confession
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 29, 2018 - 11:47am
Malacañang on Saturday scrambled anew to put out the blaze ignited when President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to admit responsibility for extrajudicial killings, saying there was “no admission” on...
BSP: September inflation likely at 6.8%
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 28, 2018 - 5:49pm
Filipino consumers bearing the brunt of soaring prices likely felt the sting of inflation even more in September, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
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