Economists express concern over infrastructure projects, warning that changing modes of implementation midway would lead to delays and slower growth
With government consumption and investment growth somewhat weaker, the World Bank lowers its forecast for the Philippines in 2017
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
A senior credit officer at Moody's says the firm expects the economic impact of the Marawi crisis to be 'minimal and short-lived'
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The Duterte administration's 'Build, Build, Build' program has yet to break ground and lift the economy, leaving the private sector to fill the void
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(UPDATED) Aquino and Duterte have something in common: slow pace of public infrastructure spending
The major contributors for the upward revision in 2016 were Construction, Mining and Quarrying, and Other Services says the Philippine Statistics Authority
The country faces a dilemma in development as it strives to achieve growth and progress amid distress and poverty
Based on the results of the 1st Quarter Consumer Expectation Survey, the consumer confidence index slipped to 8.7%, from a record-high 9.2% in the fourth quarter of 2016
Through the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, the Duterte administration aims to boost GDP growth to 7-8% and reduce the overall poverty rate to 14% in 6 years
A weaker-than-expected quarterly performance of 4.94% in the period October to December overshadows the annual data. The growth in the fourth quarter is dragged down by a dip in government spending.
Net foreign selling is recorded at P309.979 million during the session on Thursday, January 26
'Growth momentum is there until 2017, but beyond that, the management of the new leader (Duterte) will have a key role,' says the senior economist at ING bank
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(UPDATED) The result puts the country's economic growth ahead of China's full-year growth of 6.7% as well as Vietnam's 6.2%
But the country's economic growth is expected to slow down from 2018 to 2020, with Vietnam likely to outpace the Philippines
The financial giant raises its 2016 GDP forecast for the country to 6.8% from 6.5%, as well as its 2017 GDP forecast to 6.5% from 6.3%
But the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says it will not have a significant impact on the country's economic growth this year
This is seen to be driven by higher capital investments as the Duterte administration continues to ramp up infrastructure spending
The global financial giant forecasts economic growth to slow to 5.6% next year and 6.0% in 2018 with the peso hitting 51 to the dollar next year and falling further to 55 in 2018
The global institution sees 6.8% growth this year, 6.9% next year, and 7.0% in 2018 due to expected infrastructure upgrades and high confidence among consumers and investors
The Asian Development Bank sees the country's GDP growth hitting 6.8% this year instead of 6.4%, and 6.4% next year instead of 6.2%
Increased spending and a robust economy contribute to government debt dropping to 44.2% from 44.7% despite a drop in government collections
The Christmas season is expected to boost consumption and set up the economy for a strong finish to the year despite market and peso worries
The Philippines is 'the fastest-growing among major Asian emerging economies that have already released data for the quarter,' says NEDA
The economy expanded 5.02% year-on-year from July to September, slightly below forecasts and slower than a revised 5.19% in the second quarter, according to the statistics agency.
The poverty incidence could fall to 13-15% in 2022 from 21.6% in 2015. This estimate also assumes continued economic growth, which NEDA expects to remain on track for the 3rd quarter of 2016.
The International Monetary Fund cuts its economic outlook for the United States, but upgrades those for Japan and the eurozone
Although the near-term outlook is highly positive, the World Bank says the Philippines also faces medium-term risks
The Asian Development Bank sees the Philippines as an economic bright spot with growth expected to pick up on continued consumption and expected reforms
(UPDATED) 'Not since the early 1990s... has the world economy been so weak for such a long time,' says the International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde
Philippine economic managers flesh out the proposed P3.3 trillion national budget for 2017 – an amount seen to help free the country from high socioeconomic inequality
The Philippine economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' but economists say boosting spending is as critical as ever
'We expect to continue this growth trajectory but with a difference from the previous administration because we will be reducing poverty rates,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
(5th UPDATE) 'Among the major Asian emerging economies, the Philippines likely remains the fastest or second fastest-growing economy in Q2 2016 followed by China,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
'As the needs of our people increase, public spending must likewise expand to meet such demands,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in his first budget message to Congress
Research firm Nielsen says confidence in the Philippines is at an all-time high, buoyed by the promise of future reforms
The Philippines is seen to survive the twin threats of the Brexit fallout and an impending interest rate hike by the US Fed
This is buoyed by strong economic fundamentals, heightened election-related spending, increased domestic demand led by investments, and stronger government spending
(3rd UPDATE) The country's GDP growth target for 2016 has been reduced to 6%-7%, and for 2017 to 6.5%-7.5%
President Aquino's economic legacy lies in finally allowing the private sector to flourish while planting the seeds for future generations to enjoy
China's borrowings hit 168.48 trillion yuan ($25.6 trillion) at the end of 2015, equivalent to 249% of GDP, according to Li Yang
The Financial Inclusion Steering Committee's tall order is to provide more people, especially those in far-flung areas, access to financial services
The upgrades are a result of the Duterte administration's plans to increase deficit spending to 3% of GDP from the previous 2%