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Yields on gov’t debt flat

YIELDS ON government securities (GS) ended flat last week amid window-dressing activities as market players gear towards the yearend.

Trade deficit hits new record high

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 on Tuesday.

Merchandise trade deficit widens further in October

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher The country's merchandise trade deficit continue to widen in October as imports grew faster than exports, the government reported...

Inflation among poor households up 9.5% in October

INFLATION, as experienced by low income households, stood at 9.5% in October, driven by sharp price upticks in food and utilities, the government reported on Friday.

EasyCall Communications Philippines, Inc.

EASYCALL Communications Philippines, Inc. saw its stock price more than double last week amid speculation of a brewing partnership with the incoming major telecommunications provider.

Funding the farmers: crowdfunding as an option

WITH the agriculture sector being perceived as high-risk, finding a source of funding is a tall order for farmers, more so when they have little or no assets to pledge as collateral. This leads them to borrow money from informal lenders at predatory rates, which makes them susceptible to a cycle of poverty that would last generations.

Net work force turnover rises to 1.7% in 2nd quarter

NET WORK FORCE turnover at large firms rose to 1.7% in the second quarter from 1.6% a quarter earlier due to hiring activity in the industry and services sectors, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Megawide Construction Corp.

SHARES of Megawide Construction Corp. continued seeing demand last week as the company carries out its P2-billion buyback program, which according to traders, boosted investor confidence on the stock.

Yields on gov’t debt surge on inflation expectations

YIELDS ON government securities surged amid expectations of faster inflation towards yearend after the central bank tightened monetary policy rates by 50 basis points (bp) last Thursday.