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Japan business confidence drops for 4th straight quarter – Tankan survey

Dec 13, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The Bank of Japan's Tankan business survey is considered to be the broadest indicator of how Japan Incorporated is faring

FRENZY. File photo of Pedestrians walking at Tokyo's famouse Shibuya Crossing.

Election fever boosts business confidence

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Based on the results of the Business Expectations Survey, the overall confidence for the 1st quarter of 2019 improved to 35.2% – the first time in 4 quarters that the business outlook improved

Rising prices, weaker peso slightly hurt business confidence in Q2 2018

May 31, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says businesses' overall confidence index was at 39.3% for the 2nd quarter of 2018, a slight decline from the 39.5% for the 1st quarter

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Business confidence drops in first 3 months of 2018

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The overall confidence index of Q1 2018 slips to 39.5% from 43.3% for Q4 2017 due to the initial stages of the tax reform, lower demand, and high oil prices, says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. However, the BSP says the outlook is brighter for Q2 of this year.

Business confidence in PH plunges to 3-year low

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The BSP shows that overall business confidence index for the 3rd quarter of 2017 plunged to 37 9 from 43 in the previous quarter

LESS OPTIMISTIC. Business confidence in the Philippines during this quarter was the lowest percentage recorded since the 3rd quarter of 2014, when confidence index reached 34.4% Rappler file photo

Business confidence dips for Q4 2016, start of 2017

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Concerns over the direction of the Duterte administration s foreign policy and reforms and the weak peso outweigh expectations of a Christmas boost according to the Q4 Business Expectations Survey

PH business confidence in Q3 hits record high despite dip from Q2

Aug 27, 2016 - 4:22 PM

Despite the dip from the previous quarter the confidence index for the third quarter is the highest ever recorded and is expected to rebound by end of the year according to the latest BSP Business Expectations Survey

PH imports up 29% in April 2016

Jun 26, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Among selected Asian economies only the Philippines and Vietnam post positive growth in imports growth for April says NEDA

European firms' pessimism in China at all-time high – survey

Jun 07, 2016 - 4:15 PM

For these firms the business environment in China has become increasingly hostile

epa05174731 Joerg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, delivers a briefing on a new report on the increased overcapacity in China's industrial economy at the Four Seasons hotel in Beijing, China, 22 February 2016. According to a statement from the European Chamber, it's report titled 'Overcapacity in China: An Impediment to the Party's Reform Agenda' provides recommendations to address problems of ineffectual efforts by China's government in resolving excessive production capacity in its industrial economy. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Philippine firms less optimistic about Q1 prospects

Feb 26, 2016 - 6:15 PM

The latest Business Expectations Survey shows business sentiment is more upbeat in the second quarter of 2016

LESS OPTIMISTIC. The sentiment of Philippine businesses mirrors those in the UK, Germany, China, and Korea, but is in contrast to those in the US, Canada, France, Netherlands, and Russia. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Philippines tops Asian peers in imports in November 2015

Jan 26, 2016 - 4:39 PM

Although the Philippines’ overall imports increased its imports of mineral products and lubricants slid by 40 1

TOP DESTINATION. Raw materials and intermediate goods account for 41.4% of the Philippines’ total imports. Filipino workers on a construction site in Manila, Philippines, January 29, 2015. Photo by EPA/Ritchie B. Tongco

Imports rise anew, up 16.8% in October

Dec 29, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The upswing in October the 5th straight month of growth also means that the Philippines outpaced its Asian neighbors

Business sentiment hits 2-year high – BSP

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:16 PM

PH’s hosting of the APEC Leaders’ Meeting in November results in expectation of brisker business a survey shows

PH business confidence rises in Q2 2015 – BSP

May 30, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Robust demand due to the summer season and expectations of more infrastructure projects are the primary confidence boosters among businesses

'PH business confidence highest in ASEAN, No. 3 in world'

Apr 28, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The Grant Thornton International Business Report says PH business optimism is the third highest in the world despite a slight drop from last year

Businesses still optimistic in Q3 at 34.4%

Aug 30, 2014 - 10:34 AM

Although positive the third quarter reading is lower due to the rainy season lower consumer spending price hikes truck ban and port congestion PDAF and DAP

Businesses less upbeat about economy in Q3

Aug 30, 2013 - 3:07 PM

Most companies are concerned about low seasonal demand during the quarter stiffer competition and global uncertainties

LESS CONFIDENT. Businesses turn less upbeat about both the economy's and their prospects. Photo by AFP

US firms bullish on PH, ASEAN prospects

Aug 26, 2013 - 7:03 PM

The Philippines business climate shows the most improvement