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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...

The Global Gender Gap Index 2018

THE PHILIPPINES edged up in the world’s top 10 and took the helm in East Asia and the Pacific in an annual report that...

Inflation rate outlook of select Asian economies

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) has retained economic growth estimates for the Philippines that made the country one of Asia’s best performers, but at the same time upped its projected inflation rate this year to one of the region’s fastest.

Philippine Trade Year-On-Year Performance

THE COUNTRY’s trade balance posted a fresh record-high shortfall in October as growth of imports continued to outpace that of exports, the government reported...

State of the Philippine office market: 2018-2023

THE Philippine business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is headed toward a resurgence in 2019, as the rise in wages in the United States coupled by the weaker peso are encouraging multinational firms to move back to the country.

Approved foreign investment pledges (Q3 2018)

APPROVED foreign direct investment (FDI) commitments rose to their highest level in nearly two years last quarter even as growth slowed from the preceding three months and a year ago, according to data the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on Thursday.

Top 1000 Corporations in the Philippines: Comparisons of Sectoral Performance in...

THE COUNTRY’S top 1,000 corporations continue to post strong earnings in 2017 amid a backdrop of sustained economic growth. Read the full story

National government fiscal performance (October 2018)

THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT saw its budget deficit more than double in October as expenditure growth outpaced an increase in revenues, the Bureau of the Treasury reported on Monday.

OECD: ‘particularly good’ growth outlook for Philippines, Vietnam

THE Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has adjusted downward its economic growth forecast for the Philippines this year and in 2019, though the economy is still expected to sustain its “good performance” over the next five years.

Gross domestic product quarterly performance (Q3 2018)

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY grew at its slowest pace in three years last quarter, weighed down by tempered household spending amid high inflation and farm...

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

THE CONTINUING surge of merchandise imports and drop in products sold abroad pushed the country’s trade in goods deficit further towards the $4-billion mark in September, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Wednesday on the eve of its third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) report.