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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

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

Tax reform, infra push may boost PH credit rating – Moody's

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

(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'

Tax reform, infra push may boost PH credit rating – Moody's

Dominguez tells Moody's execs: Ignore political noise

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:30 PM

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

Dominguez tells Moody's execs: Ignore political noise

Erdogan suggests Moody's can be 'bought' after rating cut

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Downgrades by major rating agencies typically translate into higher borrowing costs for a government

Erdogan suggests Moody's can be 'bought' after rating cut

PH state of lawlessness to have limited impact on credit rating – Moody's

Sep 07, 2016 - 7:10 PM

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

PH state of lawlessness to have limited impact on credit rating – Moody's

Hague ruling won't affect PH, China credit ratings – Moody's

Jul 13, 2016 - 7:40 PM

'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

Hague ruling won't affect PH, China credit ratings – Moody's

PH keeps investment grade ratings – for now

May 11, 2016 - 7:30 PM

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

PH keeps investment grade ratings – for now

Moody's downgrades Hong Kong outlook to 'negative'

Mar 12, 2016 - 6:44 PM

Moody's cites fears of increasing Chinese interference and rising political tension in the city as reasons behind the downgrade

Moody's downgrades Hong Kong outlook to 'negative'

Moody's places Gulf states on review for downgrade

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:35 PM

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

Moody's places Gulf states on review for downgrade

Moody's: PH growth in 2016 likely better than peers

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:18 PM

The Philippines has shown strong growth compared to export-oriented Asian economies, says Moody's

Moody's: PH growth in 2016 likely better than peers

Philippines gets credit rating upgrade from NICE

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:54 AM

With this latest credit rating action from NICE, Fitch Ratings remains the only agency that assigns the minimum investment grade to the Philippines

Philippines gets credit rating upgrade from NICE

Moody's lowers Philippine GDP forecast for Q4 2015

Jan 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Moody's Analytics says strong growth in services, including BPO, is helping offset weakness in exports from sluggish global demand, and in agriculture

Moody's lowers Philippine GDP forecast for Q4 2015

Moody's retains credit rating, stable outlook for PH

Dec 14, 2015 - 7:55 PM

The debt watcher keeps its Baa2 rating for the country on a stable outlook

Moody's retains credit rating, stable outlook for PH

Moody's: PH banks 'stable' for next 12-18 months

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:02 PM

The credit expansion of Philippine banks is expected to remain brisk at 14%-16% for the period, says Moody's

Moody's: PH banks 'stable' for next 12-18 months

Indonesia rises in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking

Oct 28, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Indonesia jumped from rank 114 in 2015 to rank 109 in 2016

Indonesia rises in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking

Bank Dunia: Berbisnis di Indonesia semakin mudah

Oct 28, 2015 - 8:02 PM

Indikatornya, peringkat Indonesia naik dari 114 ke 109 dalam peringkat kemudahan berbisnis Bank Dunia edisi 2016

Bank Dunia: Berbisnis di Indonesia semakin mudah

Transparency, ratings agency warn on Malaysia graft 'crisis'

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:40 AM

'Malaysia is facing a major corruption crisis,' graft watchdog Transparency International says as it calls for independent investigations

Transparency, ratings agency warn on Malaysia graft 'crisis'

PH economic growth picking up despite slip in exports – Moody's

Aug 22, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Merchandise exports – which contribute 30%-40% to GDP – however decline by 4.7% in the first semester, the Philippine Statistics Authority says

PH economic growth picking up despite slip in exports – Moody's

PLDT earmarks $100M for digital investments

Aug 19, 2015 - 4:55 PM

PLDT intends to spend heavily in digital partnerships, acquisitions to expand its subscriber base, and establish industry leadership

PLDT earmarks $100M for digital investments

Aquino: PH will be 'first-world' within generation if reforms continue

Jul 27, 2015 - 10:00 PM

'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

Aquino: PH will be 'first-world' within generation if reforms continue

PH gets credit rating upgrade from Japan

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:32 PM

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

PH gets credit rating upgrade from Japan

'Invest in PH now' - Gov't, business make pitch to US investors

Jun 29, 2015 - 12:27 AM

The conference is part of a high-level, 3 city trade mission aimed at encouraging US investment in the country

'Invest in PH now' - Gov't, business make pitch to US investors

Economic reforms to continue beyond 2016 – BSP

Mar 26, 2015 - 5:08 PM

BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo gives the assurance amid foreign investors' concerns

Economic reforms to continue beyond 2016 – BSP

Fitch affirms Philippines' 'BBB-' rating

Mar 18, 2015 - 12:13 PM

The country's 'BBB-' rating is one notch below the rating assigned to the Philippines by Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s

Fitch affirms Philippines' 'BBB-' rating

PH deserves a Fitch upgrade – DTI chief

Feb 04, 2015 - 2:51 PM

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

PH deserves a Fitch upgrade – DTI chief

US probes Moody's rating agency – report

Feb 02, 2015 - 8:04 AM

The credit rating agency is being investigated over its glowing assessments of mortgage deals in the runup to the 2008 financial crisis

US probes Moody's rating agency – report

Inflation within target for 6th consecutive year – BSP

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:22 PM

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

Inflation within target for 6th consecutive year – BSP

Gov’t posts P6.8-billion fiscal surplus in November

Dec 29, 2014 - 7:25 PM

This is the 4th time this year the government posts a surplus – a bad indicator for the economy dragged down by underspending

Gov’t posts P6.8-billion fiscal surplus in November

'The Interview' streaming, Rappler LINE stickers (TechRap)

Dec 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Sony streams 'The Interview' online.PlayStation, Xbox service in US goes down on Christmas. And, Rappler launches stickers on mobile app LINE!

'The Interview' streaming, Rappler LINE stickers (TechRap)

Meet Moody! Rappler launches stickers on LINE

Dec 23, 2014 - 1:11 PM

Want LINE stuffed toys? 30 lucky followers of Rappler on LINE from Metro Manila can take one each!

Meet Moody! Rappler launches stickers on LINE

Aquino: PH to get $500M soft loan from South Korea

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Fresh from an overnight trip to South Korea, President Benigno Aquino III reports more good news to the people

Aquino: PH to get $500M soft loan from South Korea

PH gets another boost from Moody’s

Dec 11, 2014 - 8:34 PM

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

PH gets another boost from Moody’s

Turkey warns credit agencies over 'political' assessments

Sep 17, 2014 - 12:40 AM

Political risks should not weigh on Turkey's credit rating, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan argues

Turkey warns credit agencies over 'political' assessments

Moody's negative on Brazil in new blow to Rousseff

Sep 10, 2014 - 7:43 AM

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

Moody's negative on Brazil in new blow to Rousseff

PLDT stake in Rocket Internet diluted

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:29 PM

The entry of United Internet AG diluted the dominant Philippine carrier’s stake to 8.6% from 10%

PLDT stake in Rocket Internet diluted

Moody’s sees PLDT earnings rising after Rocket investment

Aug 11, 2014 - 6:19 PM

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

Moody’s sees PLDT earnings rising after Rocket investment

Moody's downgrades Turkey outlook to 'negative'

Apr 11, 2014 - 2:54 PM

Turkey's Prime Minister has faced increasing pressure over the past year, and analysts warn of economic slowdown following months or turmoil

Moody's downgrades Turkey outlook to 'negative'

Moody's puts Russia on review for downgrade

Mar 29, 2014 - 9:18 AM

The ratings agency's Investor Service says the Ukraine crisis 'could further damage the country's economic outlook give its large investment needs'

Moody's puts Russia on review for downgrade

Italy awaits new prime minister after Letta quits

Feb 15, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Prime Minister Enrico Letta was forced to quit his post after his own Democratic Party backed leftist leader Matteo Renzi

Italy awaits new prime minister after Letta quits

Qantas struggles as Moody's downgrades airline to 'junk'

Jan 09, 2014 - 9:54 AM

(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

Qantas struggles as Moody's downgrades airline to 'junk'

PH economy in 2013: Wins and losses

Jan 01, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Here are the biggest stories about the Philippine economy in 2013 - what has been achieved and what else needs to be done

PH economy in 2013: Wins and losses

PH Q3 growth slowed – Moody's

Nov 25, 2013 - 11:54 AM

A Moody's Analytics preview says Q3 GDP growth slowed down on account of lower government spending

PH Q3 growth slowed – Moody's

Rappler Newscast | October 3, 2013

Oct 03, 2013 - 9:52 PM

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.

Rappler Newscast | October 3, 2013

PH stocks rise after Moody's upgrade

Oct 03, 2013 - 2:39 PM

Stocks reverse morning session's losses as the Philippines wins investment grade rating from Moody's

PH stocks rise after Moody's upgrade

PH wins investment grade from Moody's

Oct 03, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Moody's cites the Philippines' robust economic growth, fiscal consolidation, and improved governance for the rating upgrade

PH wins investment grade from Moody's

Moody's mulls downgrade of major US banks

Aug 23, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The ratings agency says it is assessing 6 major US banks based on gov't financial reforms impact

Moody's mulls downgrade of major US banks

Rappler Newscast | July 26, 2013

Jul 26, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Favored NGOs receive almost half of misused PDAF. Moody’s puts PH on review for upgrade. Facebook surprises Wall Street with reported revenue.

Rappler Newscast | July 26, 2013

No debt upgrade for PLDT - Moody's

Jul 26, 2013 - 5:58 PM

PH debt upgrade review has no immediate impact on PLDT's debt rating, says Moody's

No debt upgrade for PLDT - Moody's

Investment grade from Moody's 'coming soon'

Jul 26, 2013 - 11:07 AM

The 4th credit rating upgrade to investment grade is coming "sooner than expected," the central bank chief says

Investment grade from Moody's 'coming soon'