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Philippine trade year-on-year performance (December 2018)

THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in December to the smallest in three months as merchandise imports fell for the first time in 17 months,...

How competitive is the Philippines in acquiring, growing and retaining talent?

THE PHILIPPINES led lower-middle-income economies in a 2019 talent competitiveness survey, in which the country nevertheless posted a lower score and rank compared to...

Peso among the most stable Asian currencies in January

THE PESO’s weakness may have been blamed for partly contributing to surging inflation last year, since this makes imported goods more expensive, but the local currency has lately fared better than a number of its Asian counterparts in terms of volatility, a senior official of the Finance department noted on Wednesday.

Philippines’ gross domestic product performance

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY expanded 6.1% in the fourth quarter at a pace slower than expectations, even as it remained above the six-percent mark, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday. 

Performance of Philippine agriculture (Q4 2018)

FARM OUTPUT rebounded in the fourth quarter to post a slight expansion, but was not enough to push the full-year growth to reach the...

Performance projections for Southeast Asia, select major Asian economies

PHILIPPINE economic growth will likely slow up to this year, according to latest estimates by a macroeconomic surveillance organization for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Plus 3 economies and HSBC Private Bank.

Performance snapshot: Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines, Inc.

HUGE LOAN EXPOSURES to troubled Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) could pull down credit ratings for the five Philippine banks concerned as...

Vehicle sales in the Philippines (2018)

VEHICLE SALES in 2018 dropped for the first time in seven years as the industry reeled amid imposition of higher automobile taxes starting January...

Analysts’ December inflation rate estimates (2018)

INFLATION likely eased further in December as fuel and food costs continued to ease, analysts said in a BusinessWorld poll, even as some flagged that a spike in demand during Christmas may have buoyed prices.

National government fiscal performance (November 2018)

THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT’s fiscal deficit grew more than fourfold in November as expenditure growth continued to outpace revenue increase, driving the year-to-date gap closer...

World economic league ranking of select Asian economies

THE PHILIPPINES can be expected to close in on the top 10% of the world’s major economies in the next 15 years, partly as improved infrastructure spurs overall economic growth, according to a London-based consultancy.

Which countries are home to companies involved in Philippine road and...

IMPROVED BILATERAL relations between the Philippines and China will boost the construction industry, according to the Fitch Group’s research arm, as it raised its...

Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (October 2018)

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) grew by its fastest clip in six months in October, according to data the Bangko Sentral...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (November, 2018)

INFLATION eased for the first time this year in November to post the slowest rate in four months, helped by milder increases in food prices, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday.

ASEAN manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, November (2018)

FACTORY ACTIVITY in the Philippines improved for the fourth straight month in November, marking the best performance in 11 months as production grew at...

Analysts’ November Inflation Rate Estimates

INFLATION is widely expected to have slowed in November from a nine-year peak, as oil prices plunged and as food supply improved, analysts said...

IMD World Talent Ranking 2018

THE PHILIPPINES’ ability to develop, attract and retain highly skilled professionals worsened in 2018 due to a persistent job-skills mismatch despite increasing investments in education, according to the annual survey of Switzerland-based business school International Institute for Management Development’s (IMD) research arm.

Overseas filipinos’ cash remittances (September 2018)

REMITTANCES logged a one-year low in September despite posting a modest increase, the central bank reported yesterday, which led to tempered consumer spending during the period.

How much revenues did Metro Manila LGUs collect in 2017?

MANDALUYONG CITY’S locally-generated revenue — a measure of its fiscal independence — declined 25.25% in 2017 to P3.90 billion, the sharpest fall among the...