Ian Nicolas Cigaral
Ian Nicolas Cigaral
  • Articles
  • Authors
Lockdown exemption fails 7-Eleven as operator swings to red
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 16, 2021 - 4:24pm
For this year, the company admitted it is not out of the woods yet.
Filipino coffee drinkers to pump Southeast Asia's caffeine rush by 2025
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 15, 2021 - 12:01pm
Filipinos' craving for coffee is expected to intensify even more.
Corporates join growing chorus vs. Chinese ships in Philippine reef
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 14, 2021 - 4:11pm
“We call on the Chinese authorities to respect the sovereignty of the Philippine and other neighboring countries...” eight business groups said.
Higher rental fees fail to buoy DoubleDragon REIT's profits
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 14, 2021 - 2:03pm
DDMP REIT Inc. reported a net income of P5.9 billion last year, down nearly a quarter from year-ago levels.
Despite low-base boost, car sales slump to 7-month low
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 13, 2021 - 5:12pm
Car makers sold 20,702 units last month, down 21.1% compared with February’s record. This was the lowest since August 2020’s 17,906.
Clash looms as pissed lawmakers vow to repeal Duterte EO on pork tariffs
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 13, 2021 - 3:29pm
Lawmakers are not ruling out the possibility of reversing President Rodrigo Duterte's order to lower tariffs on imported pork.
Infra spending sharply picks up on belated release of Bayanihan 2 funds
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 12, 2021 - 6:32pm
Government spending on infrastructure posted a double-digit growth as of February driven by belated release of funds under the Bayanihan II law.
FDIs gain early in 2021 as foreign firms borrow from their HQs
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 12, 2021 - 1:00pm
New FDI remained down, while reinvested earnings plummeted due to lackluster operations last year.
Philippines among the 'laggards' in Asia's tourism revival
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 9, 2021 - 11:46am
The Philippines' tourism industry is poised to recover last in Asia as the country struggles to arrest coronavirus spread, likely dealing a huge blow on what was once a booming dollar source for the econom...
Factory output slump in February worst in 5 months
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 8, 2021 - 3:53pm
Local factories worsened their output slump in February and the re-imposition of tighter lockdowns in key economic areas could further complicate recovery for the manufacturing sector.
Pandemic more damaging to economy in 2020 than thought
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 8, 2021 - 2:36pm
The economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic last year was greater than initially recorded, state statisticians said Thursday. 
Trade back to growth as imports post unconvincing rebound
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 8, 2021 - 11:55am
Trade is back on positive territory in February after imports snapped nearly 2 years of downtrend on the back of low base effects.
No extension of 60-day price cap on pork — Agriculture department
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 7, 2021 - 5:37pm
The government will no longer extend current price caps on pork once they expire, and would instead implement a suggested retail price (SRP) on imported pork in a bid to tame inflation.
Filipino billionaires got richer despite coronavirus' lingering fallout — Forbes
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 7, 2021 - 11:30am
Over a dozen Filipino billionaires saw their fortunes grow this year, joining the rest of of the world's richest in accumulating more wealth at a time the coronavirus pandemic is pummeling the global economy.
Economic managers see 'lower than expected' growth amid prolonged lockdowns
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 6, 2021 - 1:47pm
The return of strict lockdowns that crippled the country's business centers anew likely slashed nearly 1% from the country's economic growth for the entire year already, a serious repercussion for the government's...
Factories boost output in March but inflation 'a key concern'
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 5, 2021 - 3:54pm
Local manufacturing generally sustained growth, but higher input costs that feed into consumer prices is a threat.
New gov't deal clips Manila Water options to recoup losses
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 5, 2021 - 2:36pm
There is no tariff adjustment until 2022, while tax costs and that of foreign exchange changes cannot be passed on to consumers.
Weak imports pull down demand for foreign currency loans
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - April 1, 2021 - 12:02pm
Anemic demand for dollars from importers coupled with lenders' hesitation to extend credit further sank foreign currency loans.
After Duterte attacks, gov't silently inks new deal with Manila Water
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 31, 2021 - 5:50pm
Next in line is Maynilad Water Services Inc. whose contract was also unilaterally ditched by government last year.
Dearth of good news to keep PSEi within 6,000 level in Q2
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 31, 2021 - 4:42pm
Only a clear vaccine rollout and tempering inflation will buoy the market back.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ... | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

or sign in with