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Local shares to track Wall St. amid lack of leads

TRADING at the Philippine Stock Exchange was suspended on Tuesday as clearing and settlement operations were halted after the government closed its offices because...

Stocks inch higher as investors look for drivers

THE MAIN INDEX posted an uptick on Monday amid slower economic activity, with market focus on the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Irma in the...

PSEi to move sideways amid global uncertainties

NORTH KOREA and the global tension it is creating remains as among the biggest market movers this week as the investing community awaits the...

Stocks traded sideways amid lack of catalysts

THE Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) traded sideways following the lack of strong catalysts from foreign markets, analysts said. The bellwether index inched down on...

Shares climb as Trump backs debt ceiling deal

DESPITE ongoing geopolitical tensions in East Asia, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed slightly yesterday to return to the 8,000 level as investors...

PHL stocks decline anew on geopolitical concerns

AFTER CLIMBING for two straight days, the bellwether index slipped on Wednesday as tensions in the Korean peninsula weighed on local equities. The Philippine Stock...

PSEi ends above 8,000 despite lackluster trade

THE Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) managed to finish above 8,000 even after trading for most of Tuesday afternoon below the critical mark largely...

Stocks consolidate as offshore tensions continue

LOCAL STOCKS closed higher on the first trading session of September, with all sector indices turning in positive results, as investors opted for safety...

Bulls see room to run after 8-month gain in emerging marts

SAO PAOLO -- You have to go back to 2004 for the last time emerging-market (EM) stocks racked up a longer series of monthly...

PSEi seen range-bound on geopolitical concerns

STOCKS will continue trading within range this week amid continued geopolitical tensions offshore. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) edged up 0.02% or 1.84 points...

Shares edge higher on MSCI index rebalancing

THE MAIN INDEX posted an uptick on Thursday on the back of adjustments in the MSCI index, even as the market continued to stay...

Local stocks rebound as North Korea fears ease

LOCAL EQUITIES bounced back on Wednesday as investor concerns over ongoing geopolitical tensions with Japan, North Korea, and the US eased.  The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index...

PSEi drops below 8,000 on geopolitical tensions

STOCKS dropped below the 8,000 line on Tuesday following concerns over North Korea’s recent launching of a missile over Japan earlier in the day. The...

PHL stocks seen sideways after Fed symposium

LOCAL SHARES will continue trading sideways this week, with the market to take its lead from Wall Street following speeches by key central bankers...

PSE index stays above 8,000 despite thin trade

THE MAIN INDEX managed to stay above the 8,000 mark last week despite thin trading due to the official start of the Chinese “ghost”...

Bourse extends gains in step with many Asian peers

THE MAIN INDEX inched further past the 8,000 mark on Friday, keeping in step with major Asian peers as investors awaited signals from central...

Stocks eke out gains as investors seek catalysts

By Krista A.M. Montealegre, National Correspondent STOCKS eked out gains in lackluster trading on Thursday, as investors search for new catalysts to sustain the benchmark index’s...

Best to be Swiss if you’re eating steak in Zurich

SWISS meat prices are pretty hard to stomach at first glance. At $49.68, Switzerland tops the ranking for a kilogram of beef leg round. Yet...

Shares end flat amid lack of market-moving news

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter STOCKS traded sideways for lack of leads on Wednesday, causing the local barometer to fall below the 8,000 mark for the...

Stocks flat in listless trading as ‘ghost month’ starts

LOCAL EQUITIES barely moved as the Aug. 22 to Sept. 19 Chinese “ghost month” began, with political noise and the peso’s continued weakness providing...

Stocks to dip on thin trade as ‘ghost month’ starts

LOCAL EQUITIES will likely dip this week as investors maintain a cautious stance at the official start of the so-called “ghost month.” The bellwether Philippine...

PSEi notches gains on GDP data, easing tensions

THE Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) posted gains last week, even as it edged lower on Friday as investors resorted to profit taking after...

Stocks drop as jitters spark profit-taking

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre, National Correspondent LOCAL stocks ended a four-session winning streak, but stayed above the 8,000 level at the close of the...

Stocks climb further on earnings, easing tensions

LOCAL EQUITIES climbed on Wednesday amid easing geopolitical tensions and as investors reacted to corporate results at the close of the earnings season. The 30-member Philippine Stock...

PSEi returns to 8,000 level ahead of GDP report

THE local barometer climbed back to the 8,000 level on Tuesday, as the market regained composure following easing tensions between North Korea and the...

Stocks rebound on bargain hunting ahead of GDP

SHARES bounced back on Monday as investors went bargain hunting ahead of the release of second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data. The Philippine Stock Exchange index...

Muted trade seen as start of ‘ghost month’ looms

LOCAL EQUITIES are expected to trade sideways this week, with the looming start of the “ghost month” seen to dampen investor sentiment alongside continued...

Geopolitical fears drag bourse down further

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre National Correspondent STOCKS extended their losing streak to a fourth straight session amid lingering fears over escalating tensions between the United...

Stocks decline further on geopolitical concerns

LOCAL STOCKS declined on Thursday as negative sentiment reigned in regional markets amid the United States’ (US) heightening political tensions with North Korea. The bellwether...

PSEi ends flat on weak earnings, Trump remarks

THE local barometer was flat on Wednesday as companies reported less than stellar earnings results for the second quarter, also weighed down by negative...

PHL stocks decline anew as profit taking prevails

THE bellwether index rallied above the 8,000 mark yesterday before pulling back at the closing bell on profit taking and as investors digested more...

Shares climb as Wall Street cheers payrolls data

THE Philippine Stock Exchange index climbed on Monday, reflecting the positive performance of markets in the United States, alongside optimism for the local central...

PSEi inch up as investors scour for bargains

LOCAL SHARES edged higher on Friday as some investors searched for bargains after days of descent. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose 0.71%...

PHL stocks extend decline amid lack of catalysts

THE bellwether index continued its descent on Wednesday despite bouncing back to 8,000-territory intraday, as shares traded sideways due to lack of concrete catalysts. The...

Main index drops below 8,000 on profit taking

THE Philippine Stock Exchange index started the so-called “ghost month” on a negative note, as investors resorted to profit-taking following the market’s 8,000-level performance...

PSEi slips as stocks consolidate anew after climb

THE MARKET opened the week in negative territory as shares consolidated following last week’s strong performance. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) went down...

Focus turns to Q2 results as PSEi breaches 8,000

AFTER BREACHING the psychological resistance of 8,000 points, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is expected to track second-quarter corporate earnings, with sentiment to...

Stocks remain above 8,000 points ahead of earnings announcements

SHARE prices kept the benchmark index above the 8,000 level at the close of trading Friday as investors took positions ahead of earnings season...

Stocks climb further as Fed keeps rates steady

LOCAL SHARES climbed further on Thursday as US markets logged record highs, with investors also factoring in the widely expected decision from the Federal...

Index ends above 8,000 as investors turn bullish

THE BELLWETHER INDEX climbed to its highest level for the year on Wednesday, breaching the 8,000 level after months of trading in consolidation phase,...

Investors to look to SONA, US data for catalysts

INVESTORS will look to President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) today and corporate earnings results for possible catalysts to push...

Philippine shares rise ahead of Duterte’s SONA

LOCAL shares rose on Friday, closing just below the 8,000 level, bucking the downward trend in most Southeast Asian markets after the European Central...

Tax reform, infrastructure spending seen to boost PHL stocks

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre, National Correspondent LOCAL equities could enjoy an upward re-rating should the government successfully implement its tax reform and accelerated infrastructure...

Bourse inches up for second consecutive day

LOCAL SHARES continued largely sideways trades on Tuesday amid a lack of drivers and profit-taking by investors. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index climbed 18.42...

PSEi up as poor US data dulls Fed hike prospects

LOCAL SHARES rebounded on Monday as US stocks closed higher last Friday following disappointing retail sales and inflation data that triggered bets that the...