Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (Feb. 2021)

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in February jumped by its quickest pace since September last year, as key economies began reopening after the widespread rollout of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines.

March and Q1 2021 car sales

TO SALES in March surged by almost 88% compared with a year earlier as the industry recovers from the impact of the strict lockdown implemented last year

Philippine trade year-on-year performance (Feb. 2021)

THE COUNTRY’S trade-in-goods deficit widened in February as imports grew for the first time in 22 months and exports contracted albeit at a slower pace, the government’s statistical agency reported on Thursday.

Business Expectations Survey

PHILIPPINE FIRMS are more optimistic for the rest of the year, a central bank survey showed, but the surge in coronavirus infections and the reimposition of a strict lockdown in the capital region threatens to dampen sentiment.