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Foreign direct investments inch up in October

Jan 12, 2016 - 3:03 PM

The latest figure reflects favorable investor sentiment but FDI inflows is still down from January October 2015

SUSTAINED. The net inflows are sustained amid uncertainties in the global financial markets brought about by the interest rate lift off in the US and the economic slowdown in China. File photo by Agence France-Presse

World Bank maintains PH 2016 growth forecast at 6.4%

Jan 07, 2016 - 4:13 PM

While unchanged the World Bank s forecast for the Philippines this year is below the government s growth target of 7 8

LOWER FORECAST. For 2015, the World Bank projects that the country grew by 5.8%, which is below the National Economic and Development Authority's full-year goal of 6%. File image from the World Bank website

Inflation eases further in Q3 – BSP

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:52 PM

UPDATED Inflation the rate at which prices of goods and services rise continues to dip thus bringing the year to date average inflation to 1 6

RISKS. A stock investor sits in front of an electronic screen showing stock price at a brokerage house in Beijing, China on July 6, 2015. PH's central bank says the slowdown in the Chinese economy and from uncertainty surrounding the US interest rate lift-off drive up risk aversion and the search for safe-haven assets. File Photo by EPA / Wu Hong

PH peso pierces back to P45:$1 level

Oct 09, 2015 - 8:04 PM

PH peso closes at P45 87 to 1 October 9 the first time in nearly 2 months since the yuan devaluation and imminent US Fed interest rate hike

The Philippne peso on Friday, October 9 gained 24 centavos and pierced the P45 to $1 level. Stitched images from Shutterstock

Trade deal, easy monetary policy boost Asian stocks

Oct 06, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Analysts say the Trans Pacific Partnership deal would boost stocks in the region adding to an already upbeat mood among investors

DEAL. The Trans-Pacific Partnership will see the easing of a number of barriers, including Japan's closeted farm sector and the US car market. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left, seen here with US President Barack Obama) expresses hope that China would join at some point. File photo by EPA / Pete Marovich

ING Bank forecasts 6% PH GDP growth in Q3

Oct 05, 2015 - 8:45 PM

The Manila office of the Dutch financial institution says the growth accelerates on the back of increased government spending for the first 8 months of 2015

GROWTH. The Manila office of the Dutch financial institution says the third quarter growth accelerates on the back of increased government spending for the first 8 months of 2015. Image from ING Bank Flicker account

China, US rate hike loom over global finance summit

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:02 PM

The prospect of rising US interest rates and China’s slowdown are contributing to uncertainty and higher market volatility the IMF chief says

BE CONCERNED. "There has been a sharp deceleration in the growth of global trade. And the rapid drop in commodity prices is posing problems for resource-based economies," says International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. File photo by EPA / Jim Lo Scalzo

PH peso to remain strong after Fed holds rates

Sep 19, 2015 - 12:31 PM

The Philippine peso is expected to remain strong throughout the year economists say Thanks to OFW remittances BPOs and tourism

STRONGEST IN A MONTH. The Friday finish is the Philippine peso's best showing in a month, just after the US Central Bank played hard to get and decided to put off the increase in interest rates later this year. Photo by Katherine Visconti

PH economy entering a 'new normal' - analyst

Sep 09, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The new normal GDP rate is seen at 5 to 6 tempered by weak government spending and net exports

NEW NORMAL. BPI Trade's Michaelangelo Oyson says that the consumer-led Philippine economy "can only grow 6% [and up] if the government spends a lot of money" to counter the underspending at present

Yellen confounds in first policy announcement

Mar 21, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Did Janet Yellen bungle her first press conference? Or did the Federal Reserve s brand new chair mean it when she appeared to speed up the timeline for a crucial hike in short term interest rates?

FIRST WOMAN FED CHAIR. The US Senate confirmed Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen to be the new head of the US central bank on January 6, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ Files / Brendan SMIALOWSKI