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THE COUNTRY’s biggest banks saw their profitability and capacity to absorb risky assets improve last quarter, even as growth in assets and loans slowed.
“THE MORE information [and] the more open the information is, then the more protection there is for both the borrower and the lender…”
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) fell across-the-board last week following the central bank’s decision to cut benchmark interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point.
THE ECONOMY expanded at its slowest pace in 17 quarters in the April-June period, weighed down by reduced private investments as well as tempered household and government spending, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday.
ECONOMISTS expect gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter to have picked up from the first-quarter expansion, driven primarily by stronger household spending amid slower inflation, but weighed down by residual impact of delayed enactment of the 2019 national budget that was signed in mid-April.
DEVELOPMENTS on new telecommunications player Mislatel consortium and hopes on the backdoor listing of Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp. through ISM Communications Corp. (ISM) made the latter one of the most actively traded stocks last week.
LATEST DATA show improvements in the country’s labor market with the number of jobless Filipinos, decreasing and those wanting more work dropping to an all-time low in April, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.
A TUG of war between buyers and sellers last Tuesday, followed by net buying at the latter part of the week on news of an Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) subsidiary’s full acquisition of a Singapore-based animal feeds maker company drove the stock’s trading activity last week.
THE COUNTRY’s biggest banks saw their profitability and capacity to absorb risky assets improve in the first quarter, even as asset and loan growth eased.
ANALYSTS are painting a rosy picture for banking stocks following the sector’s mixed performance in the first quarter and the central bank’s decision to slash reserve requirements, but advise investors to remain selective on which ones to include in their respective portfolios.
EXPECTATIONS of better earnings this year led San Miguel Food and Beverage, Inc. (SMFB) shares to be among the most active last week.
By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda, Senior Researcher NINETY-FOUR PERCENT (94%) of 24.354 million families have access to improved source of drinking water, according to the...
THE OFFICE workplace is usually associated with partially enclosed spaces and fixed working hours. Amid technological innovations and circumstances, however, it is no exception to changes. At present, the office could mean a flexible and open workspace — a stark contrast to the cramped environment employees are accustomed to.
FOREIGNERS LOADED on Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) shares, making it one of the most actively traded stocks in the local bourse last week.
ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI), robotics, cloud computing, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are among the things that make up Industry 4.0 — more commonly known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe). As these technology breakthroughs are becoming more evident in business and day-to-day living, how prepared is the country’s financial system in harnessing its potential benefits and at the same time, mitigating its potential costs?
BLOOMBERRY RESORTS Corp. was the second most actively traded stock last week following the announcement that it will be included in the 30-member Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) starting today (Feb. 18).
THE Philippines is looking to tap Israeli expertise and investment to develop the agriculture sector, the Department of Agriculture said.
FOREIGNERS loaded up on Jollibee Foods Corp. shares, making it one of the most actively traded stocks in the local bourse last week.
SOFTENING MERCHANDISE TRADE in November put an end to the country’s five straight months of export growth and pulled import growth down to single-digit level, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday.
APPROVED foreign direct investment (FDI) commitments rose to their highest level in nearly two years last quarter even as growth slowed from the preceding three months and a year ago, according to data the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on Thursday.
By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda Philippine factories ramped up production in October, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. Preliminary results of the PSA’s Monthly...
THE weaker-than-expected economic growth, coupled with persisting domestic inflation concerns and geopolitical tensions continue to send local financial markets on a spin in the July-September period, with local and foreign headwinds providing a mixed outlook on financial markets moving forward.