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Yields on gov’t debt down on BSP bets

YIELDS ON government securities (GS) traded on the secondary market fell across the board on heightened expectations that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) will cut rates following the US Federal Reserve’s move to ease policy.

Third telco license boosts Chelsea’s prospects

AFTER Dito Telecommunity Corp. (formerly known as the Mislatel consortium) received its operating license last week, major shareholder Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. was one of the most actively traded stocks last week.

Yields on government debt decline on Fed, BSP rate cut expectations

YIELDS ON government securities (GS) traded on the secondary market fell across the board as expectations of rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) remain.

Agriculture trade deficit widens in Q1

THE trade deficit in agriculture commodities widened in the first quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

PHL trade deficit narrows in April

THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in April as merchandise exports grew while imports declined, but did not prevent the year-to-date trade gap from increasing, according to data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Tuesday.

Yields on gov’t debt end flat on RRR cut

YIELDS ON government securities (GS) traded on the secondary market were flat last week amid ahead of the central bank’s decision to cut big banks’ reserve requirements in tranches.

How much economic boost does election spending deliver?

ELECTIONS are widely believed to have a growth-inducing effect on an economy.

Expansion plans prompt investors to snap up AC stocks

AYALA CORP. (AC) was the sixth most actively traded stock in the Philippine Stock Exchange last week with analysts attributing the movement to the disclosure of the company’s expansion plans.

Yields on government debt end higher as market corrects

YIELDS ON government securities (GS) traded on the secondary market continued to climb slightly last week due to the market’s correction after significant declines seen last month.

March inflation below expectation, gives BSP policy space

INFLATION further eased for the fifth straight month in March, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported, lending support to the central bank’s view that price increases will ease this year even as officials signaled caution against swift plans to cut policy rates.

US-China trade war offers opportunities for PHL

THE Philippines stands to gain from an escalating China-US trade war, with the possible redirection of trade favoring Southeast Asian economies.

Yields on gov’t securities end flat

YIELDS ON government securities (GS) traded on the secondary market ended flat last week amid the risk-off mood following the US government’s dovish sentiments and local central bank’s decision to keep banks’ reserve requirements unchanged.

Industry revenue growth rises 9.5% in 4th quarter

REVENUE across all industries grew in the fourth quarter of 2018 on account of stronger sales in key industries, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

Less Filipinos jobless, seeking more work

LATEST data show a decline in the country’s unemployment rate and underemployment rates in January, the government’s statistical agency reported on Thursday.

Expectations of better earnings this year make Megawide an attractive stock...

MEGAWIDE CONSTRUCTION Corp. was one of the most actively traded stocks in the Philippine Stock Exchange last week on account of the attractiveness of the company’s future growth prospects according to analysts.

Going all-digital: A CIMB Bank Q&A

LAST MONTH saw the Malaysian-lender CIMB Bank formally launching its operations in the Philippines, more than a year after it received the central bank approval to establish banking operations in the country.

Outlook positive for bank stocks amid hopes of rate hike pause,...

WITH THE DOWNTREND in inflation allowing room for the central bank to retain or cut key interest rates, analysts remain bullish on bank stocks this year as they expect banks’ to net higher earnings and at the same time, lower funding costs.

Yields on gov’t debt sideways as market waits for retail bond...

YIELDS on government securities (GS) traded on the secondary market went sideways as traders anticipate the planned auction of new retail Treasury bonds.

December factory output decline steepest in 13 months – PSA

THE country’s industrial production posted a double-digit contraction in December – its biggest in 13 months, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning.

Ayala Corp.

AYALA CORP. was the most actively traded stock in the exchange last week on account of the results of the country’s fourth-quarter economic performance and the spillover effects from Mitsubishi Corp.’s block sale a week prior.

Gov’t keeps 7-8% growth target this year

THE GOVERNMENT will hold on to its 7-8% growth target this year, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III who noted the Philippines has room to stand resilient despite a slowing global economy.

Inflation for low-income households eases further in Dec.

INFLATION, as experienced by low-income families, further eased in December, driven by a slowdown in price increases in food and utilities, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Yields on gov’t debt fall

YIELDS ON government securities (GS) traded on the secondary market fell across the board as both short- and long-tenored papers saw strong demand last week.

December inflation slowest in seven months

THE OVERALL year-on-year increase in prices of widely used goods eased for the second straight month in December by its slowest pace in seven months, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Friday, giving the central bank room to consider the impact of its next monetary policy moves on economic growth.

December inflation slowest in seven months

By Carmina Angelica V. Olano, Researcher Inflation eased for the second straight month in December by the slowest pace since May's 4.6%, helped by slower...

Gov’t debt yields end flat

YIELDS ON government securities (GS) traded on the secondary market continued to move sideways as traders awaited the release of government’s planned borrowing program for the first quarter.

Yields rise ahead of hikes

YIELDS on government securities (GS) traded on the secondary market climbed last week as traders factor in the widely expected hike in policy rates on Thursday.