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INVESTORS continued to take positions on PLDT, Inc. stock last week following the release of the company’s annual earnings results early this month.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) fell amid a risk-off tone in the market following lower inflation expectations and speculations that the central bank will cut its benchmark rates and banks’ reserve requirement ratio soon.
ECONOMISTS expect local financial markets to rebound this year following a challenging 2018 even as uncertainties both at home and abroad remain.
THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in December to the smallest in three months as merchandise imports fell for the first time in 17 months, although this did not prevent the full-year gap from surging faster than in 2017, according to data the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)released on Tuesday.
INVESTORS SNAPPED up Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) shares last week following the disclosure of the developer’s plans to consolidate its interest in Prime Orion Philippines, Inc. (POPI) through Laguna Technopark, Inc. (LTI).
THE NUMBER of approved building permits rose 16.7% in the third quarter to 42,111 projects, led by residential construction, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
THE LATEST labor data in October bared a mixed picture as unemployment inched up, but the ranks of those wanting more work thinned.
THE COUNTRY’s biggest banks saw their quality of assets improve in the third quarter even as their profitability and their capacity to absorb risky assets slipped.
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THE Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has been designated as the government’s infrastructure financing bank. Since then, it saw a double-digit expansion in its loan portfolio, with outstanding credit standing at P250.59 billion as of the first half this year. Of that amount, around 33% (P82.88 billion) was lent to the infrastructure and logistics sector.
INVESTORS loaded up on Dennis A. Uy-led ISM Communications Corp. last week after the consortium formed by China Telecommunications Corp. and Mr. Uy’s companies Udenna Corp. and Chelsea Logistics Holding Corp. was named as provisional winner in the government’s search for the country’s third major telecommunications service provider.
YIELDS ON government securities went up last week as investors stayed defensive due to inflation concerns.