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2019 IMD world digital competitiveness ranking

THE PHILIPPINES edged up just a notch on IMD business school’s annual world digital competitiveness index after last year’s 10-place drop, but it remained...

Asian development outlook 2019 update

THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) has scaled down its Philippine economic growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020 amid “a slowdown in the global economy...

What sectors drive demand for office space?

PHILIPPINE Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) have displaced the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) sector as the single biggest source of demand for office space...

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

THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in July as merchandise exports grew at their fastest pace in nine months while imports declined, the Philippine Statistics...

Labor force survey (July 2019)

LATEST labor data show the ranks of jobless Filipinos increased in July, but at the same time, the number of employed Filipinos wanting more work dropped to an all-time low, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday

Mobile data segment outperforms legacy services

LYSANDER R. BAGUE, a supervisor at a children’s hospital in Quezon City, has mastered the art of chatting using Facebook Messenger. He instantly reaches the people in his life by sending messages to friends and making audio and video calls to his family using the app, which is powered by his mobile data subscription.

Combined assets of the Philippines’ universal and commercial banks (U/KBs)reach P16.89...

THE COUNTRY’s biggest banks saw their profitability and capacity to absorb risky assets improve last quarter, even as growth in assets and loans slowed.

Global survey finds ASEAN youth willing to upgrade their job skills...

MORE THAN half of Filipino youth want to go abroad to land jobs, while the Philippines had the smallest percentage of this segment saying they would like to stay in the country to work, according to an online survey covering six Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members which the World Economic Forum published on Aug. 16.

Gross domestic product quarterly performance (Q2 2019)

THE ECONOMY expanded at its slowest pace in 17 quarters in the April-June period, weighed down by reduced private investments as well as tempered household and government spending, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday.

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

THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods gap in June shrank to its smallest amount in 15 months as imports declined by double-digit rate while exports rode bigger...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (July 2019)

INFLATION eased further in July, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday, lending support to expectations for the central bank to continue loosening...

ASEAN manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, July (2019)

BUSINESS for manufacturers marked July with the strongest improvement in six months — though still described as “moderate” — on the back of sales and job growth, according to results of the latest survey IHS Markit conducted for Nikkei, Inc., keeping the country in third place behind Myanmar and Vietnam among seven tracked Southeast Asian economies.

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.