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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...

Central banks’ window to restock ammo is closing as growth slows

THE WINDOW to restock monetary ammunition is closing for the world’s major central banks.

From the Front Page: PHL to outpace China’s GDP growth

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From the Front Page: FDI down, interest rates raised anew

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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....

Monetary policy via Facebook is Southeast Asia tool in turmoil

As the economic landscape gets more rocky, Southeast Asia’s central bankers are turning to Facebook and YouTube for help in getting their messages across. The...

BSP holds interest rate as inflation seen in target

The Philippine central bank left its benchmark interest rate at a record low as it forecast inflation will remain inside the target band this...

ING sees policy rates steady ahead of BSP meeting

ING Bank N.V. said it expects the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to keep its monetary policy steady even as inflation picked up in...

BSP governor recovering from cancer

Philippine central bank Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. said he’s recovering from early stage tongue cancer diagnosed in November, assuring that it won’t distract...

Poll: Monetary policy stable as year ends

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE CENTRAL BANK will likely maintain policy settings when it meets on Thursday as inflation and liquidity remain manageable,...

BSP seen trimming RRR before policy rate tweaks

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will likely tweak reserve requirements imposed on banks before adjusting policy rates, an...

BSP lowers risk weighting for MSME loans vis CSFs

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter LOANS to small-scale businesses secured through credit surety cooperatives will be given a lower risk premium, as the...

China mixup shows risk of poor market communication

THE CAPACITY of China’s central bank to surprise markets is so great that, last week, it left investors chewing over whether a  data error...