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Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expand

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:21 AM

The massive shift of humanity to Chinese cities is driving an unprecedented subway construction boom

Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expand

Strong export demand to lift Asian economies – ADB

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Surging global demand for Asian exports and low oil prices will help China and the region's developing economies grow faster than expected this year and next

Strong export demand to lift Asian economies – ADB

China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Speaking to a Communist Party committee on financial and economic affairs, Xi calls for 'expanding imports while stabilizing exports', state media report

China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'

OFW cash remittances rebound to hit $2.31B in May

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Total cash remittances are up 4.5% for the first 5 months of the year, totaling $11.346 billion

OFW cash remittances rebound to hit $2.31B in May

China's economy posts steady growth but risks remain

Jul 17, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Authorities warn that the world's second largest economy faces external and internal risks

China's economy posts steady growth but risks remain

The PH economy under Duterte’s watch (Year 1)

Jul 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Only time will tell the impact of such sweeping policies on growth, inflation, and unemployment. But before they cause any irreversible damage to our economy, their rationale and effectiveness should not escape scrutiny today.

The PH economy under Duterte’s watch (Year 1)

FDI net inflows down 61.1% to $874M in April

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The net inflows total $2.4 billion for January to April this year, down 32% compared to the $3.6 billion in the same period a year ago

FDI net inflows down 61.1% to $874M in April

Change is wanting: Dutertenomics and foreign policy

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Despite positive efforts, the President has also tried but failed to recalibrate our dependent, neocolonial relations with the US, and appears intent on merely replicating the same with China and Russia

Change is wanting: Dutertenomics and foreign policy

A crisis without end? Gulf states settle in for the long haul

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Hopes of a swift resolution seem as remote as a summer downpour in the desert

A crisis without end? Gulf states settle in for the long haul

GGG vs PPP

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:32 AM

Similar to the past, there are internal battles being fought as regards the right balance between state and market

GGG vs PPP

First Metro, UA&P lower Philippine GDP forecast due to slow spending

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Economists express concern over infrastructure projects, warning that changing modes of implementation midway would lead to delays and slower growth

First Metro, UA&P lower Philippine GDP forecast due to slow spending

Inflation in June slowest in 5 months

Jul 05, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority projects a moderate inflation rate for the rest of 2017, thanks to lower fuel prices

Inflation in June slowest in 5 months

World Bank cuts PH growth outlook to 6.8%

Jul 02, 2017 - 10:25 PM

With government consumption and investment growth somewhat weaker, the World Bank lowers its forecast for the Philippines in 2017

World Bank cuts PH growth outlook to 6.8%

Qatar copies rival Saudi's 'investment diplomacy'

Jul 02, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Doha has adopted a tactic long used by its more powerful Saudi neighbor to get its own way, buying up substantial shares in the US economy as a bulwark against shifting political sands

Qatar copies rival Saudi's 'investment diplomacy'

PH aims to be among top 20 most competitive countries by 2020

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines currently ranks 99th out of 190 countries in terms of ease of doing business, according to the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation

PH aims to be among top 20 most competitive countries by 2020

For Dutertenomics to work, the President has to take charge

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The President can no longer take the backseat. The executive and legislative are in a deadlock over tax reform, Dutertenomics' financing hanging in the balance.

For Dutertenomics to work, the President has to take charge

Great Barrier Reef a $42-billion asset 'too big to fail' – study

Jun 26, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The study, based on 6 months' analysis, comes as the reef suffered an unprecedented second straight year of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change

Great Barrier Reef a $42-billion asset 'too big to fail' – study

Italy to pay up to 17-B euros to deal with two troubled banks – gov't

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:28 AM

Italy will pay up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) to break up two insolvent Venetian banks, which have posed a threat to country's banking system

Italy to pay up to 17-B euros to deal with two troubled banks – gov't

BSP maintains interest rates in Tetangco's final Monetary Board meeting

Jun 22, 2017 - 6:20 PM

While global economic conditions remain challenging, outgoing BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr says prospects for domestic economic activity continue to be firm

BSP maintains interest rates in Tetangco's final Monetary Board meeting

Doing business under Duterte? Philippines' richest family shows how

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Henry Sy Sr's conglomerate is expanding its presence in China and Mindanao. His group has also started submitting unsolicited proposals for public infrastructure.

Doing business under Duterte? Philippines' richest family shows how

Britain, EU to start historic Brexit talks

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Britain already appears to have capitulated to the EU's insistence that talks first focus on 3 key divorce issues, before moving onto the future EU-UK relationship and a possible trade deal

Britain, EU to start historic Brexit talks

$544M of hot money flows out of PH in first 5 months of 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:20 PM

A net total of $543.79 million in foreign portfolio investments flows out, in contrast to the $178 million in net inflows for the January-May period last year

$544M of hot money flows out of PH in first 5 months of 2017

'Somber' Britain prepares for historic Brexit talks

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:09 PM

The government's current weakness has fueled criticism of its approach to Brexit and given rise to notions that the government might pursue a softer tone

'Somber' Britain prepares for historic Brexit talks

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In Caloocan, 72-year-old Arturo Fabular walks for 10 hours each day to sell ice drop candy just to make ends meet

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

Philippine stocks, peso down on another U.S. Fed hike

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The US Federal Reserve's decision to raise the benchmark interest rate for the 2nd time this year is the primary market mover on Thursday, June 15

Philippine stocks, peso down on another U.S. Fed hike

OFW cash remittances at 15-month low in April

Jun 15, 2017 - 6:20 PM

This is the lowest level cash remittances have totaled since registering $1.997 billion in January 2016

OFW cash remittances at 15-month low in April

US Fed raises key rate, signals one more hike in 2017

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:13 AM

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the move reflects the progress in the world's largest economy, which continues to add jobs at a solid pace

US Fed raises key rate, signals one more hike in 2017

PH economy to march on despite political risks – Oxford Business Group

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Navigating the new world order and completing massive infrastructure projects are more crucial to economic momentum, according to experts

PH economy to march on despite political risks – Oxford Business Group

White House calls for rollback of U.S. banking regulations

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:38 PM

While they do not call for scrapping the entire Dodd-Frank law, the new measures would implement a series of far-reaching changes, especially over the supervision of large banks

White House calls for rollback of U.S. banking regulations

Pound still struggles as British election sows uncertainty

Jun 13, 2017 - 4:33 PM

On equity markets, technology firms were unable to bounce back from the previous day's sell-off that was sparked by a rout in the sector on Wall Street Friday, June 9

Pound still struggles as British election sows uncertainty

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Hamas this week marks 10 years since taking power in Gaza with the Palestinian enclave at risk of conflict and facing electricity blackouts, poverty and Israel's blockade

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

NEDA expects Philippine economy to grow faster in Q2

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the Marawi siege and the Resorts World Manila attack will not have lasting impact on tourism and the economy as a whole

NEDA expects Philippine economy to grow faster in Q2

South Korea's Moon urges lawmakers to approve $10-B stimulus plan

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:03 PM

President Moon Jae-In proposes a 11.2-trillion won ($10 billion) extra budget aimed at tackling unemployment and strengthening welfare provisions in Asia's fourth-largest economy

South Korea's Moon urges lawmakers to approve $10-B stimulus plan

What Duterte development plan ignores: Local industry, accessible social services

Jun 11, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Under the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, PH's agriculture and mining industry cater to foreign economies while its people look for jobs abroad, according to IBON Foundation

What Duterte development plan ignores: Local industry, accessible social services

Duterte's development plan: Recycled, failed economic policies

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:27 PM

The Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 has a simplistic and outdated explanation of the problem with the economy, according to IBON Foundation

Duterte's development plan: Recycled, failed economic policies

Pound dives as Britain thrown into chaos by shock vote

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The pound dived from $1.2959 to $1.2695 minutes after exit polls indicated the Conservatives were going to lose their majority

Pound dives as Britain thrown into chaos by shock vote

5 challenges facing next British PM

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Whoever ends up becoming Britain's new prime minister faces a daunting 5 years in office. Here are the 5 main challenges ahead.

5 challenges facing next British PM

In shadow of terror, British election tighter than expected

Jun 08, 2017 - 2:43 PM

While most still expect a Conservative victory, predictions of the margin vary widely, and one shock forecast model even predicted May could lose her majority of 17 in the 650-seat House of Commons

In shadow of terror, British election tighter than expected

Australia economy slows but marks record 26 years recession-free

Jun 07, 2017 - 1:07 PM

The reading beat expectations, with some analysts predicting a contraction following a category 4 cyclone in late March as well as weak trade figures and tepid wages growth

Australia economy slows but marks record 26 years recession-free

Inflation eases to 4-month low in May

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:15 PM

A 3.1% inflation rate is recorded in May – the lowest since the consumer price index averaged 2.7% last January

Inflation eases to 4-month low in May

Panicked Qatar shoppers stock up as Gulf rift bites

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:45 AM

Shoppers pile trollies and baskets high and shelves are stripped of essentials such as milk, rice and chicken

Panicked Qatar shoppers stock up as Gulf rift bites

Moody's keeps Philippine GDP target despite Marawi crisis

Jun 01, 2017 - 5:50 PM

A senior credit officer at Moody's says the firm expects the economic impact of the Marawi crisis to be 'minimal and short-lived'

Moody's keeps Philippine GDP target despite Marawi crisis

Why martial law is not the solution to Mindanao's woes

Jun 01, 2017 - 8:58 AM

There is a need to consolidate the growing voices of discontent, if there is still hope to immediately end this martial law, and move towards the original direction of sustaining inclusion in integral development based on social justice

Why martial law is not the solution to Mindanao's woes

Gulf in living standards at heart of UK election battle

May 29, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Flat wages and the government's austerity program continue to bite and cause anger among those left behind

Gulf in living standards at heart of UK election battle

BSP sees slightly lower inflation in May

May 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas attributes this to lower oil prices and electricity rates

BSP sees slightly lower inflation in May

U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

May 25, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Most analysts expect two more rate increases this year, likely in June and in September, but there are now doubts over that schedule

U.S. Fed: New rate hike likely coming 'soon'

Philippine peso, stock market stable despite martial law declaration

May 24, 2017 - 10:15 PM

BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr points out, however, that there may be 'temporary cautiousness' in the next few days

Philippine peso, stock market stable despite martial law declaration

Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears

May 24, 2017 - 9:20 PM

But Beijing's finance ministry rejects the assessment, saying Moody's had used an 'inappropriate' method to assess risks

Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears

Economic growth, climate policies can go together – OECD report

May 23, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Right climate policies can help governments 'generate growth that will significantly reduce the risks of climate change,' an OECD report says

Economic growth, climate policies can go together – OECD report

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May 18, 2017 - 1:43 PM

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