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State of the Philippine real estate

The country’s economic boom shows no signs of slowing down. Considered as one of the fastest-growing economies in the region, it exhibited an increase...

Economy on track to grow by at least 7% this year

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter DAVAO CITY — The Philippines is on track to achieve at least seven percent growth this year, with...

Growth amidst volatility

BusinessWorld hosts Stock Market Roundtable 2018 By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer The Philippine economy is undergoing great changes. The Duterte administration has begun to...

BMI flags rising risks in Philippine infrastructure

THE Philippines’ infrastructure sector faces rising risks from implementation hurdles and political concerns, BMI Research said in a Jan. 24 note. The Fitch Group unit...

Economic expansion to ease — BMI

PHILIPPINE economic growth is expected to moderate until next year -- due largely to base effects from 2016’s election-related boost and a “deterioration of...

Spending challenges flagged amid GDP growth

STANDARD CHARTERED Bank sees “steady” Philippine economic growth in 2018 on the back of an infrastructure development push, even as it expects state spending...

2017 growth ‘strong’ despite slowdown

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda Senior Researcher THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY expanded last quarter at a pace slightly slower than expected even as full-year growth fell within...

Economy expands at 6.6% in fourth quarter, 6.7% in 2017

The Philippine economy posted 6.6% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. The October-December outcome...

S&P watching if tax reform will deliver

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter TAX REFORM’s ability to deliver additional revenues that will fuel the government’s P8-trillion infrastructure development program until 2022 remains a...

Expectations of strong Q4 2017 growth mount

THE PHILIPPINES is expected to have clocked gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 that put the full-year pace well...

Gov’t ups Q3 GDP growth estimate; Moody’s Analytics sees Q4 slowdown

OVERALL ECONOMIC GROWTH can be expected to have picked up in the fourth quarter from a year ago, though expansion could have eased from...

World Bank sees 6.7% GDP growth this year

THE WORLD BANK has raised its economic growth forecast for this year on the back of upbeat expansion in the second and third quarters. The...

Exports up 6.6% in October, top target

Merchandise exports grew by 6.6% to $5.366 billion in October, bringing total exports on track to beat the official target, data from Philippine Statistics...

Philippines moves further up investment grade

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE PHILIPPINES bagged a credit rating upgrade from Fitch Ratings on the back of continued solid economic growth, supported...

ESCAP cuts Philippine GDP growth projections

THE UNITED NATIONS’ (UN) regional development arm has lowered its Philippine economic expansion forecasts for 2017 and 2018, even as the country will still...

IMF sees PHL credit rise easing

CREDIT GROWTH in the Philippines may slow next year, an official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said, with such deceleration expected to allay...

PHL economy poised to sustain growth momentum

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Philippine economy will maintain an above-6% expansion in 2018 supported by “broad-based” growth drivers, a local think...

Economic expansion in Q2 faster than initially estimated — PSA

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY in the second quarter grew at a faster pace than previously reported, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said a day before...

OECD sees faster 2nd half PHL growth

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter PHILIPPINE gross domestic product (GDP) growth should pick up slightly this semester from the first half’s 6.45% average on the...

Poll bares expectation of faster growth

By Lourdes O. Pilar Researcher ANALYSTS expect the country’s overall economic growth to have stayed above six percent last quarter on the back of strong domestic...

FDI, trade, factory data pull Q3 GDP growth in opposite directions

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter, Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher, and Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE GOVERNMENT on Friday released foreign investment, trade...

DoF confident infra will sustain 7% GDP growth

THE GOVERNMENT is confident the economy will sustain a 7% growth rate over the medium term, the Finance department said. “The 6.5% growth for the...

Think tank flags ‘political uncertainty’

“POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY” in the Philippines could make investors think twice about placing bets here, in turn weighing on overall growth prospects, a London-based research...

UN report sees better prospects for PHL

THE PHILIPPINES was one of Asia’s “rising stars” in attracting foreign direct investments (FDI) last year and is among economies “expected to enjoy significantly...

FMIC-UA&P report sees 6.5% Q3 GDP growth

ECONOMIC GROWTH likely at least sustained in the third quarter the pace clocked in the preceding three months, on the back of strong household...

Investor confidence ‘strong’ — IMF

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter INVESTOR SENTIMENT remains favorable for the Philippines despite increased political noise, an official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Philippines faces ‘encouraging’ conditions — BSP

A PICKUP in global economic expansion should be “encouraging” for emerging markets like the Philippines, the central bank chief said in a recent speech,...

IMF, AMRO see slower PHL growth for this year

THE PHILIPPINES will likely remain a growth leader in Southeast Asia, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and regional think tank ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office...

ADB says gov’t on ‘right track,’ keeps Philippine GDP forecasts

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter THE GOVERNMENT is on track as it pushes tax reform and infrastructure development, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in...

Foreign chambers pitch reforms to Duterte gov’t

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter FOREIGN BUSINESS chambers in the country yesterday set the tone for engagement with the over one-year-old government of President Rodrigo...

FMIC, UA&P expect economic growth to pick up this semester

ECONOMIC GROWTH will likely pick up this semester as exports have so far maintained a double-digit pace of increase and as government starts more...

Companies bullish on business and economy

TOP BUSINESSMEN remain confident about their companies’ prospects in a fast-growing economy, according to results of a survey conducted by Isla Lipana & Co./PwC...

Malaysian debt rater upgrades Philippines’ credit outlook

A MALAYSIAN debt watcher has upgraded the Philippines’ credit outlook to “positive” from “stable” in the face of strong economic growth, rising foreign investment...

BSP unfazed by current account deficit

THE PHILIPPINES will maintain a modest current account deficit that is unlikely to hit alarming levels, with the component trade gap expected to “correct”...

P900-billion of goods smuggled in 2011-15 – study

SMUGGLED GOODS worth as much as P900 billion entered the Philippines in a span of five years, a study by the University of Asia...

Contrast

People living in a settlement walk about, as the skyline of Manila's financial district is seen in the background, on August 17, 2017. The Philippine...

IMF to check PHL economic health as it raises SE Asia...

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-at-Large KUALA LUMPUR -- A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is visiting the Philippines this week for an annual...

How do you add $28 trillion to the global GDP?Harness the...

By Dinna Louise C. Dayao What would happen if women truly held up half the sky? The world would be richer by $28 trillion in...

Tourism’s economic contribution marks new milestone in 2015

Philippine tourism became more fun in 2015, as its contribution to the economy breached a trillion pesos to hit its highest in the final...

Estimated growth rates of Southeast Asian countries in 2016

Below are the Asian Development Bank’s GDP growth projections for Southeast Asian countries. The Philippines is poised to expand faster than regional averages in...

Gross domestic product growth, developing Asia

>> Related story: Below-6% PHL growth still fast in Asia

Economic growth projections from education reforms

Focusing on the quality of education could have more impact than increasing the number of years pupils spend in school. From the Asian Development Bank's...