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Liquidity, bank lending growth ease in May

MONEY SUPPLY growth eased in May due to lower demand for credit, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported Friday.

Liquidity growth slowest in nearly three years

MONEY SUPPLY growth eased anew in September to post its slowest pace in almost three years, the central bank said, as bank lending also cooled at a time of higher interest rates.

Liquidity growth picks up slightly

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter MONEY SUPPLY grew faster in May even as growth in bank lending eased, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...

Local banks well-positioned to meet new liquidity requirement

BIG BANKS are well-positioned to meet new liquidity rules from the central bank, but will have to boost deposit taking and long-term loans to beef up funding, Moody’s Investors Service said.

BSP prepares big banks for stiffer liquidity rules

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will closely monitor liquidity buffers held by big banks starting July, ahead of adopting tighter rules which ensure that lenders can stay afloat for at least a year.

BSP sets minimum liquidity ratio for small lenders

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE CENTRAL BANK will impose liquidity standards on small banks by 2019, parallel to a measure imposed on...

Current conditions ‘not yet ripe’ for cut in reserve requirements

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter CURRENT LIQUIDITY conditions do not make the case for reducing the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) anytime soon, a senior...

NSFR guidelines set for release by yearend

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE CENTRAL BANK is looking to release guidelines on the net stable funding ratio (NSFR) by yearend, with...

IMF backs BSP plan to cut bank reserve requirement

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter TIGHTER liquidity conditions would likely be an opportune time for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to trim...

BSP seen biding time on reserve ratio cut

ANY ADJUSTMENTS to the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) imposed on big banks may be considered next year at the earliest, economists said, as liquidity...

Central bank tightens liquidity watch

THE CENTRAL BANK will impose tighter liquidity management rules on banks to include monitoring of foreign currency exposure and cash positions across intraday and...

The suitability of going public

AT SOME POINT, private companies begin to open up to the possibility of selling stock to the public, a process known as initial public...

Money supply grows 11.3%, bank lending up 18.7% in May

MORE FUNDS circulated in the economy in May, with money supply sustaining its double-digit growth and bank lending also growing at a similar pace,...