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THE ECONOMY of the Bicol Region grew the fastest among the 17 Philippine regions last year, exceeding the growth rates posted by the capital...
By Marissa Mae M. Ramos, Researcher Investment pledges made by foreign companies in the second quarter slumped to its lowest level in over two...
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) went up last week as market players took profit ahead of last Friday’s release of slower-than-expected August inflation data.
THE PHILIPPINES slipped in this year’s list of outsourcing destinations by global strategic firm Tholons, Inc. as the economy is among those hardest hit by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
DESPITE the change in consumption patterns brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the need to tweak the theoretical basket of consumer goods and services used to measure inflation still remains in question.
SENIOR CITIZENS accounted for more than a fifth of total health expenditures in 2018 and were out-of-pocket on 59% of their expenses, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Monday.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) ended flat last week as market players traded the newly listed five-year retail Treasury bonds (RTB) and on news of the central bank funding state debt.
The Philippine economy shrank for the second consecutive quarter, officially entering recession territory, data by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. The Philippine gross domestic...
THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY in the first quarter declined at a faster pace than previously reported, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said a day before it announces preliminary figures for the second quarter.
INVESTOR concerns over stricter lockdown dragged property stocks, making Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) the third most actively traded stock last week.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) ended lower last week following a surprise 50-basis-point (bp) cut by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday.
THE rate of wholesale price growth of construction materials in Metro Manila eased in May, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.
AS QUARANTINE restrictions ease around the country, a group of economists identified key industries that should be prioritized in reopening and securing assistance, based on their impact on the rest of the economy.
THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) now estimates tourism’s contribution to the economy in 2018 at nearly an eighth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), pointing to the magnitude of the expected setback this year with travel devastated by the pandemic.
ECONOMIC uncertainty brought about by the pandemic’s “new normal” prompted investors of BDO Unibank, Inc. to take profit, making it the fourth most actively traded issue last week.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) ended mixed last week amid remarks from the central bank chief that current policy rates are appropriate as well as speculations of an additional bond issuance.
INVESTORS took positions on Puregold Price Club, Inc. last week with analysts attributing it to its earnings result and its addition to a global equity index.
COMPANIES that rely on face-to-face interaction are likely to be more negatively affected by the implementation of physical distancing measures than other sectors, as fears over the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) persist, according to economists from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).
THE wholesale price growth of construction materials in Metro Manila rose in April, albeit at a slower pace, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Friday.
METRO Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) was among the companies whose stocks saw renewed investor interest after President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s apology to Manuel V. Pangilinan and the Zobel brothers over his remarks about the businessmen’s companies in recent months.
GROSS national income (GNI) was revised downward to 5.2% from 5.5% in 2019 after the adoption of the new 2018 base year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Friday.
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.