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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...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (December 2019)

THE OVERALL year-on-year increase in prices of widely used goods picked up for the second straight month in December by its fastest pace in...

Inflation accelerates in November for low-income households (2019)

INFLATION, as experienced by low-income families, accelerated in November after five straight months of slowing down, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Monday....

The Global Gender Gap Index 2020

THE PHILIPPINES dropped in an annual index designed to measure the magnitude of gender-based disparities and monitor countries’ progress in narrowing them. Read the...

Growth outlook of select Asian economies

ECONOMIC MANAGERS on Wednesday slashed their gross domestic product (GDP) growth targets for 2021 and 2022, abandoning original hopes for expansion of up to...

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

LATEST government trade data showed imports declining at their fastest pace in seven-and-a-half years in October while exports were flat, the Philippine Statistics Authority...

How does Philippines’ human development compare with that of its peers?

THE PHILIPPINES remained at the bottom half of an index that tracks human development across economies despite an improvement in overall score, according to...

Approved foreign investment pledges (Q3 2019)

COMMITTED foreign direct investments (FDI) approved by the government’s seven main investment promotion agencies (IPAs) grew more than fourfold to the biggest amount in...

Top 1000 Corporations in the Philippines: Comparison of sectoral performance in...

PHILIPPINE COMPANIES continued to record double-digit earnings in 2018 despite last year’s challenges that included the almost runaway inflation that contributed to deceleration of...

Combined assets of the Philippines’ universal and commercial banks (U/KBs) reach...

THE COUNTRY’s biggest banks were less profitable last quarter even as growth in assets and capacity to absorb risky assets improved. Read the full...

National government fiscal performance (October 2019)

STATE SPENDING increased for the fourth straight month in October, though by the smallest increment in that period, yielding a smaller budget deficit as...

Inflation for low-income households eases further in October (2019)

INFLATION, as experienced by low-income families, eased to its slowest pace in four years in October, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Thursday. Read...

IMD world talent ranking 2019

THE PHILIPPINES’ ability to develop, attract and retain highly skilled professionals improved in 2019, buoyed largely by increased capacity in matching existing talent pool...

Foreign direct investments in the Philippines (August 2019)

FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) inflows dropped year-on-year for the sixth month in a row in August, according to data which the Bangko Sentral ng...

Performance of Philippine agriculture (Q3 2019)

FARM OUTPUT grew by its fastest clip in more than two years in the third quarter, as increments in most subsectors offset a drop...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (October 2019)

THE OVERALL rise in prices of widely used goods eased for the fifth straight month to its slowest pace in nearly three-and-a-half years in...

Manufacturing purchasing managers’ index of select ASEAN economies, October (2019)

FACTORY ACTIVITY in the country improved “modestly” — though the latest reading was the best in nine months — in October, with bigger output...

How does the Philippines compare with other economies in terms of...

DOING BUSINESS in the Philippines is easier now thanks to recent reforms, according to the World Bank Doing Business 2020 report. Read the full...

National government fiscal performance (September 2019)

STATE SPENDING rose by its fastest pace in almost a year and a half in September as the government rushed to make up for...