Analysts’ April 2022 inflation rate estimates

INFLATION likely accelerated beyond the central bank’s target in April, as food and oil prices continue to climb amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and agricultural damage caused by Tropical Storm Agaton.

March ‘hot money’ net outflows largest in 8 months

MORE SHORT-TERM foreign investments left the Philippines than what entered in March, reflecting heightened uncertainty from the Russia-Ukraine war and monetary policy tightening in the United States.

Regional share in gross domestic product

THE NATIONAL Capital Region’s (NCR) economy bounced back last year from a double-digit contraction in 2020, but remained below the national growth rate due to strict lockdowns meant to contain the coronavirus.

Central Luzon accounts for 13% of PHL’s agri production in 2021

THE Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) posted the top growth rate in 2021 among the regions for agricultural output by value, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

National government fiscal performance

THE NATIONAL Government’s (NG) budget gap narrowed in March as revenue collection and spending grew by double digits, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported on Wednesday. 

Moody’s Analytics GDP growth forecasts for Asia-Pacific economies

MOODY’S ANALYTICS trimmed its Philippine growth forecast for this year, citing the impact of slower global demand and faster inflation on the economy.

Manila slips in financial center ranking

Manila slid five spots to 100th out of 119 global financial centers in the 31st edition of the biannual Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) that assesses the competitiveness of financial centers around the world.

Rich-poor income gap narrows in 1st half of 2021

The average income of Filipino families in the first half of 2021 increased by 0.2% to P149,980 from P149,710 in the same period in 2018, according to the preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority’s 2021 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES).

Philippines ranks 61st in gender equality list

The Philippines placed 61st out of 144 countries in the 2022 SDG Gender Index by Equal Measures 2030. The index provided a snapshot of where the world stands on gender equality with respect to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to achieve a decent quality of life for all and a healthy environment by 2030.

General Wholesale Price Index in the Philippines

GROWTH in wholesale prices for general goods in January was 4.6%, the highest since late 2011, according to preliminary data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).