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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.
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.
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 for low-income families accelerated in May after six straight months of slowing down, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Monday.
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,...
AGAINST EXPECTATIONS, inflation accelerated in May following six consecutive months of slowdown, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. Read the full story.
MERCHANDISE TRADE remained a drag on overall economic growth last quarter, as export receipts declined for the fourth straight month in March while import...