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Analysts’ March inflation rate estimates (2020)

INFLATION likely eased further in March as the plunge in oil prices was seen to offset a slight uptick in food prices due to...

Manufacturing purchasing managers’ index of select ASEAN economies, March (2020)

FACTORY ACTIVITY slumped to a record low in March, snapping a 43-month growth streak, as the Luzon-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus disease 2019...

NEDA’S projected impact of COVID-19 on the Philippine economy

THE Philippine economy could contract by as much as 0.6% this year due to the widening fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic,...

S&P downgrades growth forecasts amid pandemic

PHILIPPINE economic growth may slow to 4.3% if the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread and the Luzon-wide lockdown extends into the second...

PSEi hits lowest level year to date, wipes out P1.16 trillion...

THE Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) plunged by a record 13.34% on Thursday, erasing P1.16 trillion in market value. Read the full story.

COVID-19 case count: Philippines (as of March 16)

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday ordered the lockdown of the entire Luzon island to contain a rapid novel coronavirus outbreak, suspending work and...

PSEi’s 9.71% decline marks its biggest one-day percentage drop since 2008

THE STOCK MARKET on Thursday plunged nearly 10% to its lowest since 2012 as investors headed for the exit amid deepening fears over the...

Where rule of law is strongest (or weakest)

PHILIPPINE rule of law has remained one of the weakest in East Asia and the Pacific, according to an annual survey of the World...

Philippine trade year-on-year performance (January 2020)

THE COUNTRY’S trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in January as merchandise export growth outpaced the increase in imports, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday....

How large is the extent of ‘trade misinvoicing’ in the Philippines...

THE Philippines was one of the largest sources of illicit trade-related flows in 2008 to 2017 among developing countries transacting with advanced economies, according...

National government fiscal performance (December 2019)

INFLATION may have quickened slightly in February due to higher food prices, which was likely offset by lower utility and oil prices amid the...

Offshore gaming operators dominate Philippine office space demand in 2019

THE CONTINUED global spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), coupled with the Chinese government’s crackdown on its citizens employed by Philippine Offshore Gaming...

How do the occupancy costs in Metro Manila’s premium office spaces...

OCCUPANCY cost for premium office locations in Manila are among the lowest across the globe, a recent report by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) found....

Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (December 2019)

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) reached a record high in 2019 despite global uncertainties as higher inflows from other countries offset a decline in remittances from the Middle East.

Tourist arrivals up 15.24% in 2019, breach target

INTERNATIONAL tourist arrivals reached 8.26 million in 2019, exceeding its 8.2 million full-year target, the Department of Tourism (DoT) reported on Monday.

Philippine trade year-on-year performance (December 2019)

EXPORTS of Philippine goods grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in December, narrowing the country’s trade deficit to a six-month...

The Philippines still among the world’s top remittance recipients in 2019

THE PHILIPPINES was the fourth-largest destination for remittances by overseas workers in 2019, according to the World Bank’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and...

What’s at stake for the Philippine economy amid the coronavirus outbreak?

A CORONAVIRUS outbreak that has killed hundreds and sickened thousands more in China could dent growth in the next two quarters by an average...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (January 2020)

THE overall year-on-year increase in prices of widely used goods picked up for the third straight month in January by its fastest pace in eight months, the government reported on Wednesday.

Manufacturing purchasing managers’ index of select ASEAN economies, January (2020)

THE Philippines’ manufacturing sector is off to a good start this year as factory activity in January improved at its strongest rate in a...

Philippines debt-to-GDP ratio in 2019 lowest since 1986

THE national government’s (NG) outstanding debt grew at end-2019 due to increased borrowings but was still smaller relative to the economy, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported on Wednesday.

How efficient is the Philippines’ workforce?

PRODUCTIVITY among the Philippines’ employed labor force amounted to $20,671 per worker in 2019, an improvement from the previous year but still lagging behind...

Performance of Philippine agriculture (Q4 2019)

PHILIPPINE agriculture output grew less than a percent in 2019, failing to meet the government’s target as the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak dragged...

How does the Philippines’ state of democracy compare with its regional...

THE Philippines slipped one place to No. 54 out of 167 countries in London-based think tank Economist Intelligence Unit’s democracy index for 2019, citing...

International monetary fund’s economic growth projections for select major economies

WASHINGTON/DAVOS — Global growth appears to have bottomed out but there is no rebound in sight and risks ranging from trade tensions to climate...

Taal Volcano eruption’s impact on Calabarzon’s economic activities

FOREGONE income from Taal Volcano’s eruption could hit as much as P4.314 billion, equivalent to 0.17% of the region’s economic output in 2018 according...

How do the Philippines’ laws and regulations compare with those of...

LEGAL gender equality in the Philippines slightly improved after it enacted a law that increased the duration of paid maternity leave, according to a...

Which economies are business leaders most optimistic about?

BUSINESS LEADERS’ optimism in the Philippine economy slumped to its lowest level since the first quarter of 2016, according to the Grant Thornton International...

World Bank GDP growth projections for select East Asia and Pacific...

AFTER a projected slowdown in 2019, the Philippine economy is expected to grow faster this year due to strong government spending, but may still...