Philippines - Business World
Friday - 28th April, 2017
Self-rated poverty edges up in Q1
THE RANKS of Filipinos considering themselves poor increased last quarter as all geographical areas ...
Wednesday - 26th April, 2017
TUCP to seek P157 hike in daily minimum wage
THE COUNTRY’s biggest labor union has asked President Rodrigo R. Duterte for a P500 subsidy for ea...
Monday - 24th April, 2017
Experience, perception of crime steady
SLIGHTLY more Filipinos said they were victims of property crimes in the past six months despite Pre...
Friday - 21st April, 2017
Feb. in deficit but spending growth slows
THE GOVERNMENT saw its fiscal balance swing to a deficit in February that was nevertheless narrower ...
Thursday - 20th April, 2017
FRIENDLIEST COUNTRIES FOR EXPAT FAMILIES
The Philippines ranked 10th in a list of 45 countries where expat families are most welcome. Finding...
Tuesday - 18th April, 2017
‘PHILLENNIALS’ AMONG MOST OPTIMISTIC IN THE WORLD
Filipino millennials, or “Phillennials,” are among the most optimistic in the world, according t...
Monday - 17th April, 2017
ARE MORE CONSUMERS PAYING A PREMIUM FOR CONVENIENCE?
Rising incomes, coupled with the round-the-clock lifestyle brought about largely by the boom in the ...
Wednesday - 12th April, 2017
WB flags risks amid growth promise
THE PHILIPPINES “will remain a top performer” in East Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank said ...
Tuesday - 11th April, 2017
January bares good start for FDIs
FOREIGN direct investments (FDI) to the Philippines grew more than a tenth annually in January, the ...
Friday - 7th April, 2017
PHL growth to slow, outdo many in Asia Political risk to add to peso pressure —BMI
PHILIPPINE gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely ease this year — the only Southeast Asi...
Thursday - 6th April, 2017
Inflation surges, but within expectation
PRICE INCREASES quickened at a nearly two-and-a-half-year high in March on account of base effects, ...
Wednesday - 5th April, 2017
Monday - 3rd April, 2017
Inflation sizzles as weak peso bites
INFLATION may have picked up further in March on the back of higher electricity rates and a weaker p...
Friday - 31st March, 2017
Tax reform in focus amid high PHL hopes
THE GOVERNMENT’S planned tax reforms have come into sharper focus after Fitch Ratings, Inc. on Wed...
Wednesday - 29th March, 2017
Inflation to peak in 3rd quarter — BSP
INFLATION can be expected to trek higher in the next six months and peak in the third quarter, the B...
Tuesday - 28th March, 2017
World’s fragile cities need $78 trillion for upgrade
MUMBAI — More people are living in urban areas than rural, creating massive infrastructure needs i...
Friday - 24th March, 2017
Gov’t selling at least P30-B retail bonds
THE GOVERNMENT will sell at least P30 billion worth of threeyear retail treasury bonds (RTBs) starti...
Thursday - 23rd March, 2017
Tax bureau duns Mighty for P9.56 billion First-quarter growth seen at least 6.5%
THE ECONOMY likely expanded by at least 6.5% this quarter, broadly within the government’s growth ...
Wednesday - 22nd March, 2017
HOW HAPPY ARE ASIANS?
World Happiness standings, select Asian economies...
Monday - 20th March, 2017
MANY, BUT NO LONGER THE MOST LUCRATIVE
At more than six in every 10 in the market, business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs remain the most ...
Friday - 17th March, 2017
Labor dep’t spells out contracting curbs
THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) yesterday issued an order that spelled out the rights ...
Thursday - 16th March, 2017
Duterte steps in for tax reform
MALACAÑANG is pulling out all the stops to smooth away legislative difficulties of its tax refo...
Tuesday - 14th March, 2017
Bank exposure to property rises in 2016
BANKS raised their exposure to the property sector in 2016, according to preliminary data the Bangko...
Monday - 13th March, 2017
SEC reviving higher minimum float plan
THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering anew to raise the minimum public ownersh...
Friday - 10th March, 2017
A PROXY FOR PURCHASING POWER?
The Philippines’ fast-paced economic growth has been evident in, among other places, the sprouting...
Wednesday - 8th March, 2017
Inflation picks up within expectation
INFLATION accelerated to its fastest pace in over two years in February, on the back of rising price...
Tuesday - 7th March, 2017
HAS ECONOMIC GROWTH MADE US TIME-POOR?
Recent economic growth has led to a drop in joblessness, but the number of those with work still loo...
Friday - 3rd March, 2017
Spending spurs deficit closer to plan
STATE MOVES to crank up spending in a bid to spur economic growth to a higher plane pushed last year...
Thursday - 2nd March, 2017
Vietnam gains on PHL to top ASEAN PMI
FACTORIES in the Philippines capped a four-month growth slowdown in February, even as the pickup las...
Wednesday - 1st March, 2017
MICC starts mine audit Friday
A FRESH government audit of mines nationwide will start this Friday, according to the Finance chief ...
Monday - 27th February, 2017
PSE targets PDS deal in ‘next few weeks’
THE PHILIPPINE Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) hopes anew to finalize terms for its takeover of the Phili...
Friday - 24th February, 2017
2016 joblessness steadies after Q4 spike
THE NUMBER of jobless Filipinos hardly changed last year from 2015, according to a Social Weather St...
Thursday - 23rd February, 2017
Rates to rise as inflation picks up
THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) will likely hike rates this year in the face of rising inflati...
Wednesday - 22nd February, 2017
WHO'S THE CHEAPEST IN ASIA?
Price per megabyte for select countries in the region (in US cents)...
Monday - 20th February, 2017
Mining council buckles down for review ‘… THIS IS THE LAW’
THE GOVERNMENT is scrambling to contain spreading business concern over twin decisions by the Enviro...
Friday - 17th February, 2017
2017 conditions to be ripe for rate hike
THIS YEAR will see generally better business prospects, strong overall economic growth and a continu...
Thursday - 16th February, 2017
Remittances top forecast
MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) hit a record high in December, spurring the full...
Wednesday - 15th February, 2017
Business tells gov’t to be careful with mining
HEADWINDS now buffeting the country’s miners should not impact the wider investment climate unless...
Monday - 13th February, 2017
Gaming sector faces rising competition
THE PHILIPPINES faces stiffer competition from other Asia-Pacific economies in the gaming industry, ...
Friday - 10th February, 2017
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE TWIN DEFICIT?
Last November’s trade deficit caught the attention of economy watchers as it widened to the second...
Thursday - 9th February, 2017
Cabinet throws lifeline to miners
BELEAGUERED miners reeling from last week’s move by the Environment department to shut them down m...
Wednesday - 8th February, 2017
BSP watchful as inflation picks up
THE INCREASE in prices of widely used goods and services in January picked up by its fastest pace in...
Monday - 6th February, 2017
Policy steady despite inflation — poll
THE INCREASE in prices of widely used goods likely picked up further last month to the fastest pace ...
Friday - 3rd February, 2017
Legal battle looms as gov’t shuts mines
THE GOVERNMENT is shuttering more than half the country’s 41 metal mines and suspending operations...
Thursday - 2nd February, 2017
ARE THE POOR BEARING THE THE BRUNT OF RISING PRICES?
Inflation for the poorest 30% of Filipino households accelerated to 2% in the fourth quarter of last...
Wednesday - 1st February, 2017
IS THE PHILIPPINES SAVING ENOUGH TO FINANCE ITS ECONOMIC GROWTH?
The savings-investment (S-I) gap, or the difference between gross domestic savings and gross capital...
Monday - 30th January, 2017
HOW DO THE RICH AND THE POOR SLICE UP THEIR SPENDING PESO?
Household consumption accounts for almost 70% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). What ...
Friday - 27th January, 2017
Economy grows fastest in three years
THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY grew at a three-year high in 2016, closing the period near the upper end of t...
Thursday - 26th January, 2017
PHL corruption perception stagnates
BUSINESSMEN’s perception of corruption in the Philippines neither improved nor worsened on the who...
Wednesday - 25th January, 2017
Asia-Pacific economies try to salvage deal after Trump yanks US from TPP
WELLINGTON/TOKYO — Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacifi...
Tuesday - 24th January, 2017
Big Chill plans IPO, sets sights on China market
THE COMPANY serving the Big Chill fruit shake brand is looking to debut on the stock exchange this y...
Monday - 23rd January, 2017
Poll puts 2016 growth near top of target
THE PHILIPPINE economy likely grew at a three-year high in 2016 despite weak farm output and a widen...
Friday - 20th January, 2017
Government considers corn exports
THE PHILIPPINES may be able to soon export corn, the country’s second staple after rice, the Agric...
Thursday - 19th January, 2017
ASIA BUSINESS OUTLOOK SURVEY 2017
The Economist Group annually asks executives across Asia on their views about existing and anticipat...
Wednesday - 18th January, 2017
Investors look past Duterte’s tough talk
POLITICAL NOISE generated by President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s unconventional leadership style has st...
Tuesday - 17th January, 2017
IMF sees 2017 PHL growth on target
THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the Philippines to remain among Asia’s growth leader...
Monday - 16th January, 2017
Self-rated poverty at record low in 2016
THE RANKS of Filipinos considering themselves poor steadied as President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s firs...
Friday - 13th January, 2017
Meralco rate this month lowest since Oct. 2009
CUSTOMERS of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will be shouldering this month the lowest power rate sinc...
Thursday - 12th January, 2017
Danica M. Uy
THE PHILIPPINES began 2017 with World Bank and S&P Global Ratings growth forecasts that top thos...
Wednesday - 11th January, 2017
Political risk low but uncertainty rises
THE PHILIPPINES’ credit rating should remain stable over the year ahead, Moody’s Investors Servi...
Tuesday - 10th January, 2017
Satisfaction with gov’t stays ‘very good’
THE ADMINISTRATION of President Rodrigo R. Duterte maintained its “very good” net satisfaction r...
Monday - 9th January, 2017
Investors once again taking notice of the Philippines — ADB chief
ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao said the country’s economic growth is “bec...
Friday - 6th January, 2017
December inflation fastest in 2 years
ANNUAL INFLATION closed 2016 at its fastest pace in two years, but stayed below the official target ...
Thursday - 5th January, 2017
WHICH REGION IS POISED FOR A MANUFACTURING REVIVAL?
Amid the government’s twin push for manufacturing and regional development, it’s important to id...
Wednesday - 4th January, 2017
PESO WEAKENS FURTHER
At the Philippine Dealing System, the peso ended P49.775 against the greenback, five-and-a-half cent...
Thursday - 29th December, 2016
Wednesday - 28th December, 2016
Robredo leads drop in Q4 net satisfaction ratings of senior state execs
NET PUBLIC SATISFACTION RATINGS of four senior government officials dropped this quarter — even as...
Tuesday - 27th December, 2016
Death penalty push could imperil Philippines’ GSP-plus privilege
THE GOVERNMENT’s move to bring back the death penalty may come at the expense of the country’s e...
Friday - 23rd December, 2016
‘LATTE FACTOR’ OF STARBUCKS’ PLANNER
What’s the opportunity cost of sipping liters of coffee to get that fancy planner at Starbucks, th...
Thursday - 22nd December, 2016
Trust in Duterte ‘excellent’; cracks show
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte maintained his “excellent” trust rating among Filipinos this quarte...
Wednesday - 21st December, 2016
Foreign project pledges nearly halved Economic managers tweak forex, trade projections
FOREIGN investment pledges were nearly halved last quarter, pulled down particularly by a drop in co...
Tuesday - 20th December, 2016
Nov. sends year-to-date BoP to deficit
THE COUNTRY’s balance of payments (BoP) sustained a deficit for the second straight month in Novem...
Monday - 19th December, 2016
Monetary policy likely to steady as 2016 ends
THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) will likely keep monetary policy steady in its meeting this we...
Friday - 16th December, 2016
Counts Duterte among ‘world’s most powerful people’
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte made it to this year’s “The World’s Most Powerful People” list ...
Thursday - 15th December, 2016
BSP loosens forex restrictions anew
THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) has eased rules on foreign exchange flows anew to facilitate e...
Wednesday - 14th December, 2016
Unemployment rate lowest in 11 years MORE INCLUSIVE GROWTH
THE RANKS of jobless Filipinos in October thinned to the lowest level in 11 years, as growth in cons...
Tuesday - 13th December, 2016
Sept. net FDI inflow lowest in 3 months
NET foreign capital inflows to the Philippines plunged in September to a three-month low with marked...
Monday - 12th December, 2016
BSP lifts another bank restriction
SMALL BANKS can now resume setting up branches in key Metro Manila cities previously closed off to n...
Friday - 9th December, 2016
PHL’s international reserves at nine-month low in November
THE PHILIPPINES’ gross international reserves (GIR) slipped to a nine-month low in November due to...
Thursday - 8th December, 2016
Meralco rate rising by 10 centavos this month
A WEAKER PESO has caused the power generation charge to increase, distribution utility Manila Electr...
Wednesday - 7th December, 2016
Inflation tops estimates at 2-year high
THE GENERAL HIKE in prices of basic goods and services clocked its fastest pace in nearly two years ...
Tuesday - 6th December, 2016
Hefty realty tax hike to greet QC in 2017
OWNERS of homes and other real property in Quezon City face a hefty tax hike next month if the local...
Monday - 5th December, 2016
Inflation slowed in November — poll
INFLATION likely eased slightly in November from the preceding month due to a sharp decline in oil p...
Friday - 2nd December, 2016
Factory growth slows, but leads ASEAN
BUSINESS was even better in November for Philippine factories which continued to outdo Southeast Asi...
Thursday - 1st December, 2016
Weakness of trade to persist — ESCAP
THE PHILIPPINES and much of Asia Pacific can be expected to see some recovery in merchandise exports...
Wednesday - 30th November, 2016
Trump’s ‘apparent’ lack of human rights concern could augur well for PHL ties
TIES between the Philippines and the United States are expected to improve under a Trump presidency,...
Tuesday - 29th November, 2016
Nov. could have seen softer price hikes
THE YEAR- ON-YEAR RISE in commodity prices could have eased in November from the previous month as l...
Monday - 28th November, 2016
Friday - 25th November, 2016
ADB raises Philippine forecast
THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) has raised its forecast for the Philippines anew, putting fullyear ...
Thursday - 24th November, 2016
In the SWS net personal optimism scale, scores of at least +30 are classified as “very high”; +2...
Wednesday - 23rd November, 2016
Treasury mulls $500-M bond offer
THE GOVERNMENT plans to sell at least $500 million in dollar-denominated securities early next year ...
Tuesday - 22nd November, 2016
Incentive rules out for tourism zones
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has released longawaited rules for the grant of tax perks to to...
Monday - 21st November, 2016
Bourse in search of ‘positive signals’
LOCAL EQUITIES are poised for a wild finish to what has so far been a volatile year as bets are risi...
Friday - 18th November, 2016
Philippines leads Asia growth in Q3
THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY last quarter expanded at its quickest pace in three years, allowing the count...
Thursday - 17th November, 2016
Gov’t gets ‘very good’ satisfaction grade
THE NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION under President Rodrigo R. Duterte bagged a “very good” net satisfac...
Wednesday - 16th November, 2016
Surprise farm growth boosts GDP hopes
PROSPECTS for third-quarter economic growth — scheduled to be reported tomorrow — yesterday got ...
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