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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...

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

MERCHANDISE TRADE remained a drag on overall economic growth last quarter, as export receipts declined for the fourth straight month in March while import...

BusinessWorld Analyst’s Polls

INFLATION likely slowed in April as food prices continued to drop, analysts said, even as they were divided on the central bank’s next policy...

Approved Reclamation Projects along Manila Bay

PROPERTY DEVELOPERS and local government units (LGUs) alike are rushing to get a slice of the robust demand for real estate projects in the...

Headline Inflation Rates in the Philippines

THE slower-than-expected March inflation rate bolsters the case for cuts in policy interest rates this year, bank economists said in separate analyses, with the...

ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, March

MANUFACTURING in the country improved at its slowest pace in eight months in March, as output increased at the softest rate in seven, according...

Analysts’ Expectations on Monetary Policy Action (for March 21)

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) is widely expected to keep monetary policy settings steady on Thursday, according to comments from economists late last...

Labor force survey

LATEST data show a decline in the country’s unemployment rate and underemployment rates in January, the government’s statistical agency reported on Thursday. Read the...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (Ferbruary, 2019)

INFLATION eased for the fourth straight month and on to target in February to post the lowest reading in 12 months, helped by milder...

Analysts’ February Inflation Rate Estimates

INFLATION likely maintained its descent in February as rice prices continued to drop, analysts said in a BusinessWorld poll, with some even betting the...

Percentage of Women in Senior Management Positions

A NEW SURVEY showed 37% of senior management positions at Philippine companies are occupied by women, well above the global average of 29%. Read...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (January, 2019)

THE OVERALL INCREASE in prices of widely used goods cooled for the third straight month in January, marking the slowest year-on-year reading in 10...

Analysts’ January Inflation, February Policy Rates Expectation

INFLATION likely slowed further in January as food prices sustained a decline, analysts said in a BusinessWorld poll, adding that this should enable the...

Which economies are business leaders most optimistic about?

BUSINESSMEN in the Philippines turned out to be Southeast Asia’s most confident about the year ahead even as optimism has slipped, with two out...

Analysts’ Q4, Full-Year 2018 Growth Estimates

ECONOMIC OUTPUT growth likely missed the official goal in the fourth quarter and full-year 2018, even as it is expected to remain above six...

Philippine trade year-on-year performance (November 2018)

SOFTENING MERCHANDISE TRADE in November put an end to the country’s five straight months of export growth and pulled import growth down to single-digit level, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday.

ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index, December

FACTORY ACTIVITY in the Philippines improved in December at the slowest pace in three months on milder output and order growth, though overall input...