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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...

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...