A senior credit officer at Moody's says the firm expects the economic impact of the Marawi crisis to be 'minimal and short-lived'
But Beijing's finance ministry rejects the assessment, saying Moody's had used an 'inappropriate' method to assess risks
(UPDATED) The credit rating agency, however, warns that President Rodrigo Duterte's rhetoric towards critics 'has the potential to strain long-standing security and trade relations'
Moody's Investor Services currently rates the Philippines as Baa2 – an investment grade rating with a stable outlook – higher than what it has given Vietnam and India
Downgrades by major rating agencies typically translate into higher borrowing costs for a government
While the credit rating agency doesn't see any risk in the short term, it warns that 'increasingly controversial law and order policies' could detract attention from economic reforms
'We assess geopolitical strains as posing a very low risk of weighing on sovereign credit trends in China or the Philippines,' says Moody's senior vice president Marie Diron
For now, Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch all keep the country’s credit rating at investment grade as the country prepares for a Duterte presidency
Moody's cites fears of increasing Chinese interference and rising political tension in the city as reasons behind the downgrade
After lowering Oman and Bahrain's credit ratings, Moody's is reviewing countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar for possible downgrades
The Philippines has shown strong growth compared to export-oriented Asian economies, says Moody's
With this latest credit rating action from NICE, Fitch Ratings remains the only agency that assigns the minimum investment grade to the Philippines
Moody's Analytics says strong growth in services, including BPO, is helping offset weakness in exports from sluggish global demand, and in agriculture
The debt watcher keeps its Baa2 rating for the country on a stable outlook
The credit expansion of Philippine banks is expected to remain brisk at 14%-16% for the period, says Moody's
Indonesia jumped from rank 114 in 2015 to rank 109 in 2016
Indikatornya, peringkat Indonesia naik dari 114 ke 109 dalam peringkat kemudahan berbisnis Bank Dunia edisi 2016
'Malaysia is facing a major corruption crisis,' graft watchdog Transparency International says as it calls for independent investigations
Merchandise exports – which contribute 30%-40% to GDP – however decline by 4.7% in the first semester, the Philippine Statistics Authority says
PLDT intends to spend heavily in digital partnerships, acquisitions to expand its subscriber base, and establish industry leadership
'This is just the beginning, you haven’t seen anything yet,' President Aquino says as he details in his last State of the Nation Address the economic gains under his watch
The latest upgrade from Japan Credit Rating Agency is the 22nd positive rating action for the country from international credit rating agencies like S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch
The conference is part of a high-level, 3 city trade mission aimed at encouraging US investment in the country
BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo gives the assurance amid foreign investors' concerns
The country's 'BBB-' rating is one notch below the rating assigned to the Philippines by Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s
Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo says the Philippines deserves a Fitch rating upgrade 3 notches higher to investment grade, citing stable growth and investor confidence in the country
The credit rating agency is being investigated over its glowing assessments of mortgage deals in the runup to the 2008 financial crisis
The government inflation target has remained within range for the 6th consecutive year since 2009, despite the 3rd quarter growth slump in 2014, the central bank says
This is the 4th time this year the government posts a surplus – a bad indicator for the economy dragged down by underspending
Sony streams 'The Interview' online.PlayStation, Xbox service in US goes down on Christmas. And, Rappler launches stickers on mobile app LINE!
Want LINE stuffed toys? 30 lucky followers of Rappler on LINE from Metro Manila can take one each!
Fresh from an overnight trip to South Korea, President Benigno Aquino III reports more good news to the people
The credit rating agency ups its investment-grade rank for the country to a notch, citing 'stable' outlook, but warns that the government's growth target for 2014 might be too hard to achieve
Political risks should not weigh on Turkey's credit rating, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan argues
As the country prepares to go to the polls on October 5, Moody's warns that 'sustained low growth and worsening debt metrics' could see Brazil's credit rating cut
The entry of United Internet AG diluted the dominant Philippine carrier’s stake to 8.6% from 10%
Moody’s says PLDT's earnings will improve slightly next year amid lower costs, along with higher revenues from its broadband and mobile Internet businesses following its acquisition of a 10% stake in Rocket Internet
Turkey's Prime Minister has faced increasing pressure over the past year, and analysts warn of economic slowdown following months or turmoil
The ratings agency's Investor Service says the Ukraine crisis 'could further damage the country's economic outlook give its large investment needs'
Prime Minister Enrico Letta was forced to quit his post after his own Democratic Party backed leftist leader Matteo Renzi
(UPDATED) Qantas is now rated Ba2 by Moody's and BB+ by Standard and Poor's, meaning it is considered a "junk" product by professional investors
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A Moody's Analytics preview says Q3 GDP growth slowed down on account of lower government spending
Former president Arroyo face plunder charges over Malampaya fund. PH wins investment grade from Moody's. White house talks fail to end gov't shutdown.
Stocks reverse morning session's losses as the Philippines wins investment grade rating from Moody's
Moody's cites the Philippines' robust economic growth, fiscal consolidation, and improved governance for the rating upgrade
The ratings agency says it is assessing 6 major US banks based on gov't financial reforms impact
Favored NGOs receive almost half of misused PDAF. Moody’s puts PH on review for upgrade. Facebook surprises Wall Street with reported revenue.
PH debt upgrade review has no immediate impact on PLDT's debt rating, says Moody's
The 4th credit rating upgrade to investment grade is coming "sooner than expected," the central bank chief says