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A GOVERNMENT SCORECARD that tracks the Philippines’ progress in meeting economic development targets showed the government making strides in curbing anti-competitive practices and promoting ecological integrity, but performing poorly in agriculture, governance and culture.
THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT’s fiscal balance swung to a deficit in June after two straight months of surplus — even amid relatively flat state spending...
THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in May as a slight export growth steadied while imports contracted, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday....
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.
BUSINESSMEN in the Philippines have turned out to be the most bullish globally, according to a press statement released on Tuesday by P&A Grant Thornton that summarized findings of Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) for the first half, even as net optimism was down one and nine points from 2018’s first and second semesters, respectively.
BUSINESS for manufacturers in the country improved just slightly in June, as a boost from “a solid rate of output expansion” was capped by “a softer increase in total new orders and the fastest drop in export sales” in the country’s three-and-a-half-year survey series, according to the latest Philippine monthly tracking IHS Markit conducts for Nikkei, Inc.
FILIPINO MILLENNIAL’s confidence in the country’s economic and socio-political situation has declined, according to survey results reported on Tuesday by NavarroAmper & Co., the Philippine management consultancy that forms part of the global Deloitte network.
FOREIGN direct investments (FDI) declined to a four-month low in March, dragged by lower equity capital flows amid global uncertainties, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday.
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PHILIPPINE gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 5.6% in the first quarter, its worst performance in four years, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Thursday.
A TOTAL of 247,830 police and military officers will be deployed nationwide to secure the midterm elections on May 13.
MANUFACTURERS in the Philippines marked the smallest improvement in business conditions in nine months as the second quarter began as output growth dropped to...
THE PHILIPPINES will remain “resilient” with the rest of Southeast Asia and the region’s three major neighbors in the north, “heightened global risks and...