foreign debts - updates

Rappler's latest stories on foreign debts


Developing country debt jumps to $7.8 trillion in 2018 – World Bank

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The 5% increase in the total foreign debt of developing nations in 2018 is driven by a surge in Chinese debt

(FILES) This file picture taken on September 24, 2013 shows Chinese 100-yuan (RMB) bank notes being counted at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province. China's central bank on August 11, 2015 devalued its yuan currency by nearly two percent against the US dollar, as authorities seek to push market reforms and boost the world's second-largest economy. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / FILES

Historic first: 20 gov't loans worth P7.6B up for audit

Dec 23, 2016 - 3:25 PM

A special provision in the newly signed 2017 budget law allows this congressional audit and investigation – the first of its kind in the Philippines

BNPP: Not about nuclear; it’s about trust and accountability

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The discussion on the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant should not be equated with the discussion of nuclear power feasibility

REOPENING? The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

PH external debt inches up to $77.7 B for H1 2016

Sep 19, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Despite the increase the BSP says the debt stock remains manageable due to substantial international reserves and consistent economic growth

Philippine peso coins and a bank note at a street store in Manila, 10 January 2008.  Jay Directo/AFP/File

#AnimatED: Millennial, paano ka apektado ng martial law?

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Kabataan kung akala mo y walang kinalaman sa mundo mo ang martial law narito ang 7 buzzwords na pamana – o sumpa – sa iyo ng rehimeng Marcos

Gov’t debt payments drop 28.3% in September

Dec 01, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The government pays P337 12 billion to service its debts as of end September lower than the P470 14 billion recorded in the same period in 2013

Gov’t debt payment fall 38% in August

Oct 14, 2014 - 1:23 PM

Principal payments led the decline dropping to P4 7 billion from P22 66 billion last year

No more foreign borrowing for PH in 2013

Apr 23, 2013 - 6:30 PM

The local bond market and concerns about the strong peso prompt the Philippines one of the most active players in the global bond market to no longer tap the foreign commercial debt market this 2013

DOLLAR PURCHASES. The central bank eases the limit on dollar purchases by Philippine residents to temper the peso's rise. Photo by AFP

PH debt reaches P5.4-T in 2012

Feb 20, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Each Filipino owe foreign and domestic creditors P57 840 at end 2012

DEBTS. Each Filipino's debt increased 9.8% in 2012. Photo by AFP

PH buys back $1.5-B foreign debts

Nov 17, 2012 - 2:59 PM

The buyback follows the government s successful 750 M global peso bond offer

No foreign borrowings for now - Purisima

Jul 20, 2012 - 6:40 PM

The government has a remaining foreign commercial borrowing requirement of 750 M out of the 2 25 B programmed for 2012

A plea to President Noy before his SONA

Jul 20, 2012 - 4:23 PM

I am not asking for the absolute eradication of our country’s problems Mr President My plea is rather simple: I plead that you remember who you are and why you are here

PH debt in May climbs 7.8% to P5.147-T

Jul 13, 2012 - 3:31 PM

Each of the 94 million Filipinos now theoretically owe local and foreign creditors P54 755

Debt free?

Jun 25, 2012 - 5:20 PM

Should our goal necessarily be to diminish debt to zero? There are good reasons for countries to possess some level of debt—not too much but not too little either

PH foreign debt ratio improves in Q1

Jun 22, 2012 - 4:10 PM

The ratio improves as the economy as measured by gross domestic product GDP grows faster than the absolute amount of debt

Total gov't debt climbs 7.7% to over P5-T as of April

Jun 08, 2012 - 4:12 PM

That translates to P53 989 debt for every Filipino given a population of 94 million