Surfshark: Philippines 6th Most Breached Country in Q1 2024

The Philippines placed 6th out of 250 countries and territories with a total of 7.93 million breached accounts in the first three months of...

National Government outstanding debt

THE NATIONAL Government’s (NG) outstanding debt rose to a fresh high of P15.35 trillion as of end-May, reflecting the impact of the peso weakness...

Philippines’ score improves the most among its peers in ICT Index

The Philippines scored 74.4 out of 100 in the 2024 edition of the ICT Development Index (IDI) of United Nations (UN) specialized agency International Telecommunication Union.

Philippines places 92nd and 100th in freedom and prosperity lists

The Philippines ranked 92nd and 100th out of 164 countries in the 2024 edition of the Freedom and Prosperity Indexes published by US-based think tank Atlantic Council....

Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) of select ASEAN economies, June 2024

PHILIPPINE MANUFACTURING activity in June expanded at its slowest pace in three months amid cooling demand, S&P Global said. Read the full story.

House prices continue to ease in Q1 2024

House prices in the Philippines eased to 6.1% in the first three months of 2024, the central bank’s latest Residential Real Estate Price Index...

Analysts’ June inflation rate estimates

HEADLINE INFLATION likely remained steady in June and settled within the central bank’s 2-4% target for a seventh straight month, analysts said. Read the...

BSP survey: Consumer spending less upbeat in Q3

In the third quarter, Filipino consumers are expected to reduce their spending based on the results of the central bank’s second-quarter Consumer Expectations Survey...

BSP survey: Business sentiment less optimistic in Q2

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said that firms were less bullish in the second quarter. The confidence index for businesses decreased slightly to...

How expensive is Manila for ‘living well’ in 2024?

Manila edged down a spot to 21st out of 25 cities in the 2024 edition of the  Julius Baer Lifestyle Index, which analyzes the...

National Government Fiscal Performance

THE NATIONAL Government’s (NG) budget deficit widened in May as spending growth outpaced revenues, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said. Read the full...

Manila inches up in costliest city list for expats

The country’s capital inched up two notches to 131st out of 226 cities in the 2024 Cost of Living City Ranking by global consulting...