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L’Oréal Philippines relaunches grant for Filipino women in science

L’Oréal - UNESCO grant to empower female scientist, researchers.

Are Filipino women having fewer children?

The recent decades saw developing countries experiencing the so-called "demographic transition" -- a transition from high birth and death rates to lower birth and...

Who earns more?

The country's average daily basic pay — defined as the pay for normal/regular working hours before deductions for social security contributions and withholding taxes...

Workplace injuries fall in 2015 — PSA

By Ranier Olson R. Reusora, Researcher REPORTED CASES of occupational injury declined around 13.7% in 2015 compared with the previous survey covering 2013, the Philippine Statistics...

ING Bank: Expanding presence in the PHL capital market since 1990

SINCE SETTING UP shop in 1990 as a representative office, ING Bank has always believed in the country’s growth potential. With the Philippine economy...

Yields on gov’t debt climb on US Treasuries, Fed bets

YIELDS on government securities (GS) climbed last week to track movements in US Treasuries, as well as increased expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike...

PHL posts largest annual trade deficit in 2017; factory output slumps

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda and Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researchers THE Philippines’ trade deficit hit a new record high in December as exports contracted for...

Property buyers shift gaze away from Metro Manila

By Jochebed B. Gonzales Senior Researcher CONSUMER home buying sentiment in the Philippines improved last quarter, boosted by households’ increasing optimism over properties located in areas...

2017 GDP growth accompanied by job destruction — IBON

ROBUST GAINS in gross domestic product (GDP) were accompanied by job destruction, with a contraction seen in the labor market, think tank IBON Foundation...

Poll: 2017’s growth target in the bag

ECONOMISTS expect the country’s economic growth to have stayed robust and on target in 2017 on the back of higher household and government spending,...

Yields on gov’t securities show mixed movements

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher DOMESTIC YIELDS saw mixed movements last week as market players took cues from data releases in the US even as...

Oil, natural gas make up for nickel plunge

THE MINING and quarrying sector managed to record a modest growth last year. This, despite a decline in metallic mineral production value as the...

Healthy factory output keeps outlook bright

THE COUNTRY’S manufacturing sector continued to show robust growth last year, sustaining the optimism of its potential in generating employment and promoting inclusive growth. The...

Consumption lifted by remittances, lending

GROWTH in wholesale and retail trade was sustained last year on strong consumption supported by the increasing presence of online platforms for buying and...

Sustained demand keeps real estate robust

THE REAL ESTATE sector remained strong in 2016 driven by sustained demand for residential properties and office space against the backdrop of a booming...

Inflation steadies in December

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher THE GENERAL INCREASE in prices of widely used goods and services sustained its pace in December from the preceding...

December inflation hits 3.3%, gov’t says

By Jochebed Gonzales, Senior Researcher Prices of widely used goods logged in 3.3% year-on-year increase in December, sustaining growth observed in the previous month, the Philippine...

Yields on gov’t securities go down at 2017’s close

YIELDS on government securities (GS) traded in the secondary market went down almost across the board last week as market players preferred to stay...

Yields on government debt up on client-driven trades

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Researcher YIELDS on government debt inched higher last week amid thin trading, stirred mostly by trades for shorter-dated papers. Prices dipped slightly as...

October trade gap biggest on record as imports outpace exports in...

By Ranier Olson R. Reusora Researcher FOREIGN SALES of Philippine goods grew for the 11th straight month last October, but the double-digit increase in merchandise imports...

Exports up 6.6% in October, top target

Merchandise exports grew by 6.6% to $5.366 billion in October, bringing total exports on track to beat the official target, data from Philippine Statistics...

DBP: No longer just a development bank

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher WHILE competition in the banking sector is just starting to heat up, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), may...

Weak peso? No problem for banks

JUST IN TIME for the holidays, Filipinos working overseas will be sending their hard-earned money back home to their families. Given a “weaker” peso...

GS yields move sideways

YIELDS moved sideways last week as market players positioned ahead of the government’s retail Treasury bonds (RTB) offering which begins today. Prices slightly picked up...

FDI, trade, factory data pull Q3 GDP growth in opposite directions

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter, Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher, and Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE GOVERNMENT on Friday released foreign investment, trade...

Yields on gov’t securities up amid US developments

By Ranier Olson R. Reusora, Researcher TRADING in the local government securities (GS) showed limited movement last week as investors remained cautious over lack of leads,...

FDI pledges more than halved in second quarter

COMMITTED foreign direct investments (FDI) dropped by more than a half annually in the three months to June, marking the fourth straight quarter of...

Trade gap narrows on export growth, import drop

By Jochebed B. Gonzales Researcher FASTER merchandise export growth in July, coupled with a bigger decline in imports, narrowed the country’s trade balance to its smallest...

Yields on gov’t debt flat on Fed rate hike doubts

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Researcher YIELDS on government securities ended flat last week due to investor preference for bonds over shorter-dated securities amid doubts on the...

Food, oil, electricity spur Aug. inflation

HIGHER food, oil and electricity costs spurred prices of widely used goods and services in August at the fastest clip in three months, according...

Fisheries output decline narrows in Q2 — PSA

TOTAL FISHERIES production declined year on year in the second quarter, according to a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). According to PSA’s second...

Yields on gov’t debt mixed as markets eye US, Europe

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Researcher YIELDS on government securities (GS) ended mixed last week as market players remained watchful of the geopolitical tensions between the US...

Q2 growth brings 2017 goal within reach

By Jochebed B. Gonzales Researcher and Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE PHILIPPINE economy grew by 6.5% last quarter on the back of increased household and government...

Yields inch up on US data

YIELDS on government securities (GS) went up last week on the back of better-than-expected US jobs data, which increased the possibility of another US...

Inflation edges up in July

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Researcher and Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter PRICES of widely-used goods edged up last month on account of higher costs of...

Hiring stalls at large NCR firms — PSA

EMPLOYMENT GROWTH in large Metro Manila enterprises eased to a one-year low as hiring dipped, according to a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Accommodation, food service sales hit P332B in 2015 — PSA

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said establishments engaged in accommodation and food service activities generated gross revenue of P332 billion in 2015. In a report,...

Trade, factory data back growth hopes

By Ranier Olson R. ReusoraResearcherand Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo MERCHANDISE EXPORTS grew by double-digit pace for the third straight month, while factory output increased at...

Land reform rules hamper credit

IDEA agriculture land reform IDEA RESTRICTIVE conditions set by past agrarian reform laws have prevented farmers from reaping the full benefits of land ownership,...

Land reform rules hamper credit — IDEA

RESTRICTIVE conditions set by past agrarian reform laws have prevented farmers from reaping the full benefits of land ownership, according to a group of...

Using the Internet!

Getting the edge in professional selling Terence A. Hockenhull THE INTERNET IS a fabulous resource and it disturbs me that so few salespeople appreciate its real...