Philippines improves in world citizenship list

The Philippines rose four spots to 94th out of 188 countries in the 2024 edition of CS Global Partners’ World Citizenship Report (WCR). The...

Total Approved Foreign Investment Pledges

FOREIGN INVESTMENT pledges slumped by 63.6% in the first quarter as global economic challenges prompted investors to be more wary of investing in emerging...

Philippines slips in 2024 Chandler Good Government Index

THE PHILIPPINES’ ranking in a global good governance index dropped four spots to 67th out of 100 countries — its worst showing in three...

Overseas Filipinos’ Cash Remittances

MONEY SENT HOME by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in March recorded its slowest pace of growth in nine months, data from the Bangko Sentral...

Philippines drops to 96th in Positive Peace Index

The Philippines ranked 96th out of 163 countries in the latest edition of the Institute for Economics & Peace’s Positive Peace Index (PPI). The...

Knight Frank: Manila 3rd cheapest prime office cost in Asia Pacific in Q1

THE Philippine capital region was the third-cheapest prime office market of 23 countries in the Asia-Pacific region during the first quarter of 2024, according...

How minimum wages compared across regions in April

In April, inflation-adjusted wages were 16.5% to 24.2% lower than the current daily minimum wages across the region in the country. Meanwhile, in peso terms, real wages were lower by around P73.25 to P115.09 from the current daily minimum wages set by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board.

Analysts’ Expectations on Policy Rates (May 2024)

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) is widely expected to extend its policy pause for a fifth straight meeting this week as inflation risks...

Net Foreign Direct Investment (February 2024)

NET INFLOWS of foreign direct investment (FDI) in February soared to its highest level in over two years, data from the Philippine central bank...

Philippines’ quarterly GDP performance

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY grew by 5.7% in the first quarter, outdoing most of its peers in Southeast Asia despite slowing consumption and government spending,...

How each segment contributed to Q1 2024 GDP

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY grew by 5.7% in the first quarter, outdoing most of its peers in Southeast Asia despite slowing consumption and government spending,...

Philippine Labor Force Situation

THE PHILIPPINE jobless rate jumped to a two-month high in March as inflation and an El Niño-induced dry spell limited economic output, according to...