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Global innovation index 2019

THE PHILIPPINES has moved up 19 spots to 54th out of 129 economies from last year on an annual list that tracks their performance...

Summary of statistical indicators on Philippine development

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.

National government fiscal performance (June 2019)

THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT’s fiscal balance swung to a deficit in June after two straight months of surplus — even amid relatively flat state spending...

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

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....

Which commodities contributed the most to June 2019 inflation?

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.

Which economies are business leaders most optimistic about over the next...

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.

ASEAN manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, June (2019)

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.

Global survey finds PHL millennials less optimistic compared to previous years

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.

Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (April 2019)

REMITTANCES from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) grew slower in April from the previous month due to a “cyclical” drop in expenses. Read the full...

Analysts’ expectations on monetary policy action

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will likely keep benchmark rates steady at its review this week, with policy makers preferring to ensure that...

Foreign direct investments in the Philippines (March 2019)

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.

World competitiveness rankings 2019

THE PHILIPPINES has “partially recovered” in terms of global competitiveness, according to an annual report of the research group of Switzerland-based business school International...

A tale of spending during election years, 2000-2018

ELECTIONS are widely believed to have a growth-inducing effect on an economy. Read the full story.

Gross domestic product quarterly performance (Q1 2019)

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.

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (April, 2019)

A TOTAL of 247,830 police and military officers will be deployed nationwide to secure the midterm elections on May 13.

ASEAN manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, April (2019)

MANUFACTURERS in the Philippines marked the smallest improvement in business conditions in nine months as the second quarter began as output growth dropped to...

Performance projections for ASEAN, select major Asian economies

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...