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World Bank GDP growth projections for select East Asia and Pacific...

THE WORLD BANK has slashed its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecasts for the Philippines this year up to 2021 to below the government’s...

How does the Philippines fare in the World Bank’s governance metrics?

THE Philippines regressed in three of six categories in the World Governance Indicators, with “Government Effectiveness” the standout area of improvement, a performance which...

Global competitiveness index 2019 ranking

AFTER figuring as one of the most-improved economies last year, the Philippines fell eight notches to 64th out of 141 economies in the World...

The internet economy in Southeast Asia

POTENTIAL for developing the Internet economy in the Philippines remains the biggest in Southeast Asia, according to an annual Google-led report that said the...

ASEAN manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, September (2019)

BUSINESS CONDITIONS for manufacturers in the country improved by the slowest clip in three months in September, as a cautious outlook as well as slower employment and purchasing growth capped the lift from “a solid rise” in new orders, according to the latest Philippine survey conducted by IHS Markit, which released results on Tuesday.

Analysts’ September Inflation Rate Estimates

INFLATION this month could turn out to be the slowest since mid-2016 due to “base effects” from the year-ago nine-year-high 6.7%, according to a...

Business Expectations Survey (Q3 2019)

FILIPINOS turned bullish for July-September after 12 months of pessimism, marking the best result in seven quarters, while companies’ confidence eased from the preceding...

Manufacturing purchasing managers’ index of select ASEAN economies, August (2019)

BUSINESS CONDITIONS for factories in the Philippines improved “at a moderate rate” in August, with firms raising production “only modestly as new order growth fell from July levels,” according to results of a monthly survey IHS Markit conducts for Nikkei, Inc. that were released on Monday.

Analysts’ August Inflation Rate Estimates

THE GENERAL INCREASE in prices of goods and services used by average Filipinos is expected to have cooled further last month amid slowing food...

Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (June 2019)

MONEY SENT HOME by Filipino workers abroad slipped for the first time in 10 months and marked the worst performance in a year, according...

Businessworld Analysts’ Poll

ECONOMISTS expect gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter to have picked up from the first-quarter expansion, driven primarily by stronger household...

Scorecard: Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers today his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA), which Malacañang said on Sunday should give the country an...

Analysts’ June Inflation Rate Estimates

INFLATION likely resumed easing last month following a surprise uptick in May, according to most analysts in a BusinessWorld poll late last week who...

Business Expectations Survey

BUSINESSES were on the whole more confident of prospects this quarter compared to the preceding three months as they expected improved demand — marking the second straight quarter of improvement — but households turned slightly more pessimistic in the same comparative periods in the face of rising prices, according to results of the central bank’s latest surveys on these two segments that were released to media on Tuesday.

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

INFLATION for low-income families accelerated in May after six straight months of slowing down, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Monday.

Quarterly economic indices of key industries

REVENUE across all industries grew in the first quarter of 2019 as stronger sales were reported across key industries, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)...

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

THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in April as merchandise exports grew while imports declined, but did not prevent the year-to-date trade gap from increasing,...

BoI investment registration performance

FRESH PROJECTS pledged at the Board of Investments (BoI) in the first five months of the year climbed 40.1% from a year ago, with...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (May 2019)

AGAINST EXPECTATIONS, inflation accelerated in May following six consecutive months of slowdown, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. Read the full story.

Labor force survey (April 2019)

LATEST DATA show improvements in the country’s labor market with the number of jobless Filipinos, decreasing and those wanting more work dropping to an...

Analysts’ May Inflation Rate Estimates

THE OVERALL RISE in prices of widely used goods likely slowed from a year ago in May though it could have steadied at April’s...