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PLDT, INC. was one of the most actively traded stocks last week as investors expected the company’s earnings to at least be sustained amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) by way of higher demand for data services among households.
ANNA CRUZ, a mother of two, has been struggling to feed her family since last week when Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) fell across-the-board last week following comments by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on the possibility of cutting key policy rates by more than 25 basis points (bps) to shield the economy from the negative economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
EMPLOYMENT growth among large Metro Manila firms accelerated in the second quarter of 2019, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
“WE HAD A MOTHER and son team who have been managing a gas service station in the Visayas. They would often use their credit cards for their fuel purchases and would regularly pay every two months. They never went to a bank for financing because they did not want to be bothered by too many documentary requirements and continuous negotiations,” shared Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Business Banking Head Eric Luchangco in an e-mail interview with BusinessWorld regarding one of their clients’ experience.
PHILIPPINE RICE imports are expected to decline this month amid a slowdown in overseas purchases, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) hopes to achieve a two percent growth in agricultural production this year despite failing to meet the target in 2019 as the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak is seen to continue weighing on the livestock sector.
THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is confident in using 2018 prices as the base for measuring the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), saying that there are no implications in doing so despite multi-year high inflation rates during that year.
PRODUCTIVITY among the Philippines’ employed labor force amounted to $20,671 per worker in 2019, an improvement from the previous year but still lagging behind regional peers such as Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, data from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database showed.
CONSTRUCTION starts, as measured by approved building permits, fell 3.1% year-on-year in the third quarter, dampened by reduced applications to build residences, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Friday.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) increased across-the-board last week amid developments abroad and at home, namely the escalation of tensions in the Middle East and faster domestic inflation.
POLICY UNCERTAINTY surrounding the property sector led some market players to take profits on Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) stocks last week.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) continued to be flat last week amid mixed developments in the US-China trade talks and the statement of the Philippine central bank chief hinting on the possibility of another rate cut this year.
THE MEASURE TO SIMPLIFY the taxation of passive income, financial services and transactions was borne out of the need to be more competitive in attracting foreign capital and investments in order to finance infrastructure projects and promote inclusive growth through generation of more and higher quality jobs.
AYALA LAND, Inc. (ALI) was the seventh most actively traded stock last week, ahead of the release of the company’s earnings report this week.
YIELDS ON government securities fell as investors wait for catalysts after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) hinted on an additional cut in banks’ reserve requirement ratio (RRR) before yearend.
By Marissa Mae M. Ramos Researcher NEWS of Phinma Energy Corp.’s (now AC Energy Philippines, Inc.) plans to fuel its expansion through a stock rights offering...
YIELDS ON government debt securities ended higher last week as profit taking prevailed among market players ahead of the release of August inflation data.
LATEST labor data show the ranks of jobless Filipinos increased in July, but at the same time, the number of employed Filipinos wanting more work dropped to an all-time low, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.
INVESTORS took positions on Now Corp. following news of its affiliate’s collaboration with a Singapore-based firm for a nationwide fiber rollout, which is seen bolstering the company’s ambition to become the fourth major telecommunications player.
By Marissa Mae M. Ramos Researcher ECONOMISTS expect financial markets in the second half to bounce back from the challenging first half amid anticipations of further...
WEST NUSA TENGGARA, INDONESIA -- “After 70 years of the freedom of Indonesia, we can finally understand its meaning... free from darkness,” said Wahidin, a village chief in the fishing community of Kwangko, which is among the beneficiaries of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) results-based lending (RBL) scheme that links disbursements of funds to achievement of target outputs in covered government programs.
SM PRIME Holdings, Inc. (SMPH) was among the most traded stocks last week due to a slew of factors that may adversely affect the company’s bottom line in the short term such as the lower-than-expected second-quarter economic growth, the renewed escalation of US-China trade tensions, and statements of the Chinese Embassy signaling a crackdown of its citizens’ offshore gambling activities in the country.
FIRST-QUARTER economic expansion was maintained at 5.6% even as the growth of services as well as of agriculture and allied sectors in that period was less than initially reported, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said a day before it reports preliminary estimates for second-quarter gross domestic product performance.
GOVERNMENT DEBT YIELDS went down across the board due to market anticipation of rate cuts from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the US Federal Reserve amid the release of key macroeconomic data in the coming weeks.
A GOVERNMENT SCORECARD that tracks the Philippines’ progress in meeting economic development targets showed the government making strides in curbing anti-competitive practices and promoting ecological integrity, but performing poorly in agriculture, governance and culture.
NEWS OF Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc.’s (RRHI) plans to exit from the fashion business and instead focus on pet care, health, and beauty products made the company one of the most actively traded stocks last week.
INVESTORS bought Globe Telecom, Inc. shares last week following the company’s announcement it will continue to partner with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. despite the United States placing the Chinese tech giant on a trade blacklist.
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