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How ‘transparent’ is the Philippine real estate market compared with those...

THE emergence of sustainable property development and digitization helped lift real estate transparency in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, according to a report by...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (June 2020)

THE overall year-on-year increase in prices of widely used goods accelerated in June after four straight months of slowing down, the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Analysts’ June inflation rate estimates (2020)

INFLATION may have slightly picked up in June with upward pressure mainly from rising prices of oil and rice, according to analysts. Read the...

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

FACTORY ACTIVITY fell for a fourth straight month in June, although the pace of contraction eased significantly as manufacturers were able to boost output...

IMF further downgrades growth projections as downturn looks worse than previously...

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects a harsher downturn for the Philippine economy this year, with recovery likely to be slower as the global...

National government fiscal performance (May 2020)

THE national government recorded a P202.1-billion budget deficit in May, as spending continued to rise while revenues slumped to multi-year lows amid the pandemic....

Analysts’ expectations on policy rates (June 25)

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will likely keep benchmark rates untouched at its review this week, although some economists are pricing in another...

Which sectors of the Philippine economy merit prioritizing in reopening or...

AS QUARANTINE restrictions ease around the country, a group of economists identified key industries that should be prioritized in reopening and securing assistance, based...

ADB cuts growth outlook for 2020 GDP

THE Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) outlook for the Philippines has turned grim, as it now expects the economy to shrink by as much as...

World competitiveness ranking 2020

THE Philippines inched just one notch higher in an annual global competitiveness report that placed the country among the lowest in Asia and the...

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

THE country’s biggest banks reported lower profits, reduced capacity to absorb risky assets, and slower asset growth in the first three months of the...

World Bank cuts economic growth projections for 2020 as pandemic rages...

THE PHILIPPINE economy is projected to shrink by 1.9% this year as the coronavirus crisis continues, the World Bank said, estimating 1.2 million more...

Philippine job situation at a glance

More than seven million Filipinos were jobless amid a coronavirus pandemic in April, driving up the country’s jobless rate to a 15-year record. Read...

Approved foreign investment pledges (Q1 2020)

APPROVED foreign investment pledges in the first quarter fell to its lowest level in two years, preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)...

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

FACTORY activity remained in contraction for a third straight month in May, but at slower pace than April’s crash, as the lockdown continued to...

Analysts’ May inflation rate estimates (2020)

INFLATION likely remained stable in May, despite an uptick in some food items and a slight recovery in pump prices, according to analysts. Read...

National government fiscal performance (April 2020)

THE national government’s budget balance swung to a deficit in April from a year-ago amid weak tax collections and a surge in state spending...

Inflation for low-income households speeds up in April (2020)

INFLATION, as experienced by low-income families, accelerated in April as lockdown measures were implemented to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),...

‘High contact intensive’ firms stand to lose from new normal as...

COMPANIES that rely on face-to-face interaction are likely to be more negatively affected by the implementation of physical distancing measures than other sectors, as...

Businesses allowed to open under quarantine

MORE industries will be allowed to reopen under a modified lockdown in Metro Manila, including those that make alcoholic beverages, tobacco, electrical machinery, wood...

Gross domestic product quarterly performance (Q1 2020)

THE Philippine economy unexpectedly shrank in the first quarter, as strict lockdown measures aimed at containing the coronavirus outbreak brought economic activity to a...