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BSP sees inflation at 1.9% to 2.7% in June

HEADLINE INFLATION likely settled within the 1.9% to 2.7% range in June amid upside risks from higher prices of oil and rice, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Tuesday.

Inflation benign, reserve ratio cuts still on the table — Diokno

BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said monetary authorities continue to view the inflation environment as stable over the next three years, a key consideration in the decision to reduce rates last week.

Stimulus addiction grows as risk in emerging markets

Emerging-market (EM) inflation is dormant even as governments and policy makers hurl money into the economy. Investors shouldn’t count on it staying that way.

Inflation seen holding steady in May

INFLATION likely remained stable in May, despite an uptick in some food items and a slight recovery in pump prices, according to analysts.

May inflation likely settled at 1.9% to 2.7%: BSP

INFLATION in May likely fell within 1.9% to 2.7%, with upside risks mainly coming from the increase in food prices, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said on Friday.

Inflation impact on poor picks up in April

INFLATION, as experienced by low-income families, accelerated in April as lockdown measures were implemented to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Thursday.

Inflation to ease on lower oil prices, slow global growth

INFLATION in the coming quarters could ease further due to the downside risks from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on oil prices and slower global growth, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

Inflation projected to ease further on weak oil prices, falling demand

INFLATION is likely to ease further in the coming months as global oil prices continue to drop and domestic demand remains subdued due to...

Inflation slows in March

THE overall rise in prices of widely used goods and services eased in March, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday. March saw headline...

Peso strengthens on slower March inflation

THE PESO strengthened versus the greenback on Tuesday on the back of positive market sentiment on slower inflation and lower confirmed cases of the...

February Inflation likely settled at 2.4-3.2% — BSP

INFLATION probably settled at 2.4-3.2% in February due to lower fuel, utility and food prices, according to the Philippine central bank.

Shifting sands of inflation unsettle top central bankers at Riyadh G20...

RIYADH/WASHINGTON — Central bankers from the United States, Japan and the euro zone meeting in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia this weekend had their own shifting sands to cross — those of elusive inflation.

BSP says January inflation likely 2.5% to 3.3%

INFLATION may have settled at 2.5% to 3.3% in January, driven by rising food and liquefied petroleum gas prices and a higher tax on tobacco products, according to the central bank.

Inflation for poor households eases to two-year low in 2019

THE year 2019 saw inflation as experienced by low-income families fall to its lowest level in two years despite picking up in December, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday.

BSP: Inflation likely picks up in November

THE overall rise in prices of widely used goods likely quickened in November, the central bank said on Monday, citing higher electricity and fuel costs.

ASF, volatile oil prices may push inflation up in 2020 —...

THE central bank on Friday flagged an upside risk to inflation next year, amid the volatility of global oil prices and the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak.

September inflation slowest in more than 3 years

INFLATION slowed to 0.9% in September amid lower food and electricity costs, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Friday.

Inflation for bottom-30% income bracket falls further in Aug.

INFLATION as experienced by low-income families, cooled further in August to its slowest rise in nearly three years, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

August inflation rate seen easing to as low as 1.3%

THE general increase in prices of widely used goods may have slowed further in more than three years due to lower fuel, rice, and power prices in August, the central bank said on Friday.

BSP: Inflation could slow to below 2% this quarter

INFLATION could settle below the official full-year target this quarter as food and oil prices ease, BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno told reporters on Tuesday, citing “base effects” due to multi-year-high rates last year.

Inflation eases in Q2, seen slowing further

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) said inflation settled at the midpoint of its target band in the second quarter, driven by improved domestic food supply conditions.

Inflation slowest in almost two years in June

INFLATION eased in June to post its slowest reading in almost two years, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday, giving more room for the central bank to continue loosening monetary policy.

Central bank expects inflation to have resumed slowdown this month

HEADLINE INFLATION this month — to be reported on July 5 — likely slowed from a year ago and from May amid lower rice prices, an electricity rate reduction and a stronger peso that made imports cheaper, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Department of Economic Research said in an e-mail on Friday.

A consumption-driven economy

Consumer spending has traditionally been the driving force behind the growth of the Philippine economy in recent years, with households contributing majority of aggregate...

Financial markets outlook positive as inflation eases, in line with expectations

THE FURTHER EASING in domestic inflation buoyed investor sentiment for much of the first quarter this year even as upside risks — mostly from the external front — remain.

Bank economists see within-target inflation until 2021

BANK ECONOMISTS expect inflation to remain broadly within target this year and until 2021 amid downward pressures to the outlook, according to results of a recent central bank survey.

Risks to inflation “evenly balanced”

INFLATION RISKS are seen “evenly balanced” this year, even with the rise in prices expected to settle firmly within the government’s target, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

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.

Inflation expected to have slowed further this month

THE OVERALL INCREASE in prices of widely used goods likely eased further this month as lower prices of rice and other produce offset increases of fuel and electricity costs, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Department of Economic Research announced on Friday.

Rate-hike patience may cost Fed if inflation softens

FEDERAL RESERVE officials say they’re willing to tolerate an overshoot of their inflation goal. If the opposite happens, the plan is less clear.

Inflation continues to decelerate in February

The increase in the prices of widely used goods continued to ease in February, the government reported this morning. Preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics...

Official inflation target kept at 2-4% till 2022

STATE ECONOMIC MANAGERS are keeping their 2-4% inflation target until 2022, as the overall increase in prices of widely used goods is expected to moderate further.

Inflation for low-income households eases further in January

INFLATION, as experienced by low-income households, was lower in January as prices of food and utilities eased further, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday.

Inflation eases further in January

INFLATION continued to decelerate in January, the government reported this morning.

No Inflation, No Cry: Jamaica turns to reggae to promote target

AT A TIME when inflation targets have eluded the central banks of major emerging markets like Turkey and Argentina, Jamaica has turned to an unorthodox method of communicating its consumer price policy: reggae.

Lower headline inflation seen to cause decline in market interest rates...

LOWER INFLATION will trigger a similar decline in bond yields this year, analysts at First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) said, together with expected rate cuts from the central bank.

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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.

Inflation likely eased in December — BSP

INFLATION likely eased further in December, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said, with the rate possibly settling at the five percent level given lower fuel and rice prices.

Economists see RRR cuts as inflation eases

THE CENTRAL BANK may now proceed with planned cuts in bank reserves next year as inflation is sure to go down, bank analysts said.

Inflation seen staying above target next year

INFLATION will likely remain above target in 2019, a global bank said, which will prompt further rate hikes from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to keep local yields competitive.

Inflation among poor households up 9.5% in October

INFLATION, as experienced by low income households, stood at 9.5% in October, driven by sharp price upticks in food and utilities, the government reported on Friday.

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