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Fresh RRR cut to boost lending, economy

THE SURPRISE reserve requirement ratio (RRR) cut announced on Thursday by the central bank will free up more funds for loans, which can help boost the economy, according to Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) President Cezar P. Consing.

Banks maintain credit standards in third quarter

MOST BANKS kept their overall lending standards untouched for both enterprises and households, a central bank survey found.

Yields on term deposits up on government spending boost

YIELDS on term deposits slightly recovered on Wednesday amid improved government spending and market anticipation for yet another rate cut from the US Federal Reserve.

TDF yields decline on inflation outlook

YIELDS on term deposits continued to decrease on Wednesday on expectations of slower October inflation and following the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) downgraded economic growth outlook for the country.

TDF yields down on hints of fresh RRR cut

YIELDS ON term deposits continued to decline on Wednesday on the back of slower inflation and chances of another cut in banks’ reserve requirement ratios (RRR).

BSP likely to cut policy rates this month

TARLAC — The central bank will cut benchmark interest rates as early as this month, with the regulator also studying when to implement further reductions to lenders’ reserve ratios.

BSP to move currency production facility to New Clark City

TARLAC — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will be transferring its currency production facility to New Clark City (NCC) as part of efforts to boost production of notes and in line with its continuity plan for operations in case of natural disasters.

PHL balance of payments position reverts to surplus in Q2

THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) — which shows the Philippines’ economic transactions with the world for a certain time frame — reverted to a surplus in the second quarter, on the back of the narrowing of the current account deficit in the period, as well as continued net inflows in the financial account.

Liquidity, lending growth pick up in July

MONEY SUPPLY growth quickened slightly in July even as demand for credit weakened, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Tuesday.

Faster spending, consumption to boost economic growth

FASTER state spending, slower inflation and robust overseas remittances are seen to boost economic growth this semester, according to the latest joint assessment by the First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) and the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).

Bill seeks regulation of ATM transaction fees

THE Bayan Muna Party-list has refiled a bill regulating fees and charges on transactions done via automated teller machines (ATM).

Rediscount loans go up

BANKS CONTINUED to take out loans from the central bank’s rediscount window in July, with the credit going to commercial, production and other transactions.

Inflation eases in Q2, seen slowing further

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) said inflation settled at the midpoint of its target band in the second quarter, driven by improved domestic food supply conditions.

Banks keep lending standards steady in Q2

MOST BANKS kept their lending criteria little changed in the second quarter, results of a central bank survey showed.

Inflation slowest in almost two years in June

INFLATION eased in June to post its slowest reading in almost two years, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday, giving more room for the central bank to continue loosening monetary policy.

Reserves climb for eighth straight month in June

GROSS international reserves climbed for the eighth straight month in June, the central bank reported Friday.

Liquidity, bank lending growth ease in May

MONEY SUPPLY growth eased in May due to lower demand for credit, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported Friday.

BSP releases banknotes with Diokno’s signature

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) launched on Wednesday banknotes bearing the signature of central bank chief Benjamin E. Diokno.

Dealing with the most constructive yet destructive force in the financial...

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer For several decades, traditional banks have held a dominant market share with little modification to their business models....

Foreign direct investments climb in February

FOREIGN DIRECT investments (FDI) climbed in February on investor optimism over the country’s growth prospects and fundamentals, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday.

BSP to look at growth as it considers further rate cuts

THE COUNTRY’S economic outlook and the peso’s stability will be the key deciding factors for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in further cutting its policy rates and reducing banks’ reserve requirement, think tank Fitch Solutions said in an analysis.

Yields on one-week term deposits drop

YIELDS on the one-week term deposits eased on Wednesday as the central bank lowered the volume of its facility to a record low.

Risks to inflation “evenly balanced”

INFLATION RISKS are seen “evenly balanced” this year, even with the rise in prices expected to settle firmly within the government’s target, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

Reserves climb further in March

GROSS international reserves (GIR) rose further in March for the fifth straight month, the central bank said on Friday, enjoying a boost from higher dollar deposits and income from offshore investments.

BSP signs currency settlement deals with ASEAN central banks

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) has forged agreements with the central banks of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand as they look to set up direct settlement systems across currencies.

Yields on term deposits mixed ahead of BSP’s policy meeting

TERM DEPOSITS offered by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) saw mixed movements in yields this week, which comes a day ahead of a rate-setting meeting.

In Memory of Governor Nesting

Delivered by then Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Officer-in-Charge Maria Almasara Cyd N. Tuaño-Amador on Feb. 26 My dear colleagues: News of the Governor’s passing away on...

A banker to remember

The late Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr., who passed away last month after battling tongue cancer, practically devoted his...

A champion of financial inclusion

When he first took office as Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Governor in May 2017, Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. vowed to push for general...

An accomplished husband and father

It is commendable to see a successful man who doesn’t only excel at work but also at home. As many remember former Bangko Sentral...

Remembering BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr.

Testimonials BMAP joins the rest of the banking industry in honoring the memory of an upstanding leader, Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr. He was Gov. Nesting...

Central bank chief Espenilla passes away

BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23. He was 60. The central bank's Corporate Affairs Office...

BSP seen keeping rates steady

THE CENTRAL BANK has enough room to keep interest rates steady over the next few months, global banks said in separate reports, noting that attention has shifted to market liquidity now that inflation has slowed.

Analysts expect Bangko Sentral to cut reserve requirement ratio

More market watchers are growing certain that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will kick off the year with cuts to bank reserves prior to any policy rate adjustments.

BSP trims term deposit auction volume to P30B

THE CENTRAL BANK has slashed the amount of term deposits it will auction off this week to the lowest level in over two years due to weaker demand from banks just before the holiday season wraps up.

Demand for term deposits drops

DEMAND for term deposits thinned this week, with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) even rejecting some offers as banks asked for higher yields than usual.

Economists see RRR cuts as inflation eases

THE CENTRAL BANK may now proceed with planned cuts in bank reserves next year as inflation is sure to go down, bank analysts said.

Toward a more robust and transparent consumer lending

In 2017, consumer loans in the Philippine banking system reached P1.49 trillion, up 17.3% from the P1.27 trillion worth of consumer loans recorded by...

Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr.: An icon of grit and perseverance

Since taking up office as the fourth Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on July 3 last year, Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr....

BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2018 tackles realities of disruption

Last May 18, BusinessWorld, the most read and most respected business newspaper in the Philippines, triumphantly staged the third edition of its annual BusinessWorld...

The customer-centric story of disruption

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer In a trajectory of rapid improvements, buoyed by disruptive technologies, consumers are becoming more demanding and discriminating. Emerging...

Central bank seeks to assure amid market turbulence

CURRENT monetary policy settings remain appropriate despite some turbulence in local financial markets, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) chief said on Friday. “We have...

Balance-of-payments gap nearly halved in March

THE Philippines’ external payments position saw a smaller deficit in March, but first-quarter gap was still bigger than a year ago, the Bangko Sentral...

FCDU loans up in 2017

FOREIGN CURRENCY loans granted by Philippine banks went up in 2017, latest central bank data showed, with bigger credit lines extended to logistics and...