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Regional share in gross domestic product, 2018

THE ECONOMY of Bicol Region grew the fastest among the 17 Philippine regions in 2018, exceeding the growth rate posted by the capital as well as the national average. Read the full story.

Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (February 2019)

MONEY SENT HOME through banks by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) — which fuels household spending that, in turn, contributes nearly 70% to gross domestic...

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

THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit widened in February as exports contracted while imports grew at a slower pace, the government reported on Thursday. Read the...

Snapshots of Philippine poverty statistics: first semester, 2015 vs 2018

FEWER FILIPINOS were mired in poverty in the first half of 2018, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday. Read the full story.

Business Expectations Survey

INVESTOR and consumer sentiment received a huge lift as the year opened, riding expectations of more business and job opportunities, according to latest results of quarterly surveys which the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released on Thursday.

Inflation as experienced by low-income households (bottom 30%)

INFLATION for low-income families softened further in February even as it stayed in five-percent territory, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday. Read...

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

THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit widened in January as exports declined and imports rebounded. Read the full story.

Filipinos on Forbes’ 2019 list of world’s richest people

REAL ESTATE tycoon Manuel B. Villar, Jr. is now the country’s richest man, rising past other Filipinos on Forbes Magazine’s annual list of world...

Approved foreign investment pledges

THE GOVERNMENT approved more foreign direct investment (FDI) commitments in the country last year, fueled mostly by pledges in 2018’s last three months. Read...

Combined assets of the Philippines’ largest banks reach P16.58 trillion in...

FOURTH-QUARTER growth of assets and loans of the country’s biggest banks continued to post double-digit rates even as they recorded smaller increases than year-ago...

4G network congestion?

THE CONTINUED GROWTH of fifth-generation (5G) network is expected to ease the problem of inconsistent connection in the fourth generation (4G) platforms, OpenSignal, which...

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.