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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%

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'

U.S. Fed raises benchmark interest rate a quarter point

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:55 AM

But US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says they have yet to discuss the potential impact of US President Donald Trump's planned tax cuts and infrastructure spending

U.S. Fed raises benchmark interest rate a quarter point

Citing Trump 'uncertainty,' Fed says faster rate hikes possible

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:05 PM

US President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to slash taxes and ramp up infrastructure spending could boost demand above sustainable levels

Citing Trump 'uncertainty,' Fed says faster rate hikes possible

UBS sees slower growth, weaker peso for 2017, 2018

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:14 PM

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

UBS sees slower growth, weaker peso for 2017, 2018

World Bank expects strong growth for PH until 2018

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:55 PM

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

World Bank expects strong growth for PH until 2018

ADB upgrades PH growth forecast for 2016, 2017

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:25 PM

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%

ADB upgrades PH growth forecast for 2016, 2017

Fitch keeps 'stable' outlook for PH banks in 2017

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Only the Philippines and Vietnam – where economic prospects are brighter – have stable sector outlooks, the debt watcher says

Fitch keeps 'stable' outlook for PH banks in 2017

IMF warns of protectionist threat to global growth

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The International Monetary Fund cuts its economic outlook for the United States, but upgrades those for Japan and the eurozone

IMF warns of protectionist threat to global growth

ADB upgrades PH growth outlook to 6.4% for 2016, 6.2% for 2017

Sep 27, 2016 - 4:33 PM

The Asian Development Bank sees the Philippines as an economic bright spot with growth expected to pick up on continued consumption and expected reforms

ADB upgrades PH growth outlook to 6.4% for 2016, 6.2% for 2017

US Federal Reserve keeps key interest rate on hold

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Fed Chair Janet Yellen denies that politics is a factor in the decision-making of the Federal Open Market Committee

US Federal Reserve keeps key interest rate on hold

Divided Fed wanted to keep rate 'options open'

Aug 18, 2016 - 11:25 PM

Minutes of the US Federal Reserve's July meeting show inflation is foremost on policy makers' minds

Divided Fed wanted to keep rate 'options open'

Global tablet market continues to shrink – IDC

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:08 PM

The number of tablets shipped during the April-June quarter has experienced a year-over-year drop from 44.1 million units to 38.7 million.

Global tablet market continues to shrink – IDC

Fed leaves rates unchanged but says US economy improving

Jul 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM

There's still the possibility of an increase in the benchmark federal funds rate by December

Fed leaves rates unchanged but says US economy improving

Brexit to drag on global growth through 2017 – IMF

Jul 19, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The International Monetary Fund now predicts global economic growth to be 3.1% this year and 3.4% in 2017

Brexit to drag on global growth through 2017 – IMF

ADB: Asia's developing economies unscathed despite Brexit, weak US

Jul 18, 2016 - 3:05 PM

The ADB's latest growth forecast for the region is down by just 0.1% for 2016 as it expects the Brexit's impact in the short term to be minimal

ADB: Asia's developing economies unscathed despite Brexit, weak US

US economy still tracking 'modest' growth – Fed report

Jul 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM

'The outlook was generally positive across broad segments of the economy including retail sales, manufacturing, and real estate,' says the US Federal Reserve

US economy still tracking 'modest' growth – Fed report

Fed was divided in June over hiking interest rates soon

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Almost all participants said the weak May labor report led to growing uncertainty, according to minutes of the meeting

Fed was divided in June over hiking interest rates soon

Fed keeps interest rate steady as Brexit vote looms

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:35 PM

'It is a decision that could have consequences for economic and financial conditions in global financial markets,' says Janet Yellen about Britain's June 23 referendum

Fed keeps interest rate steady as Brexit vote looms

World Bank cuts 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4%

Jun 08, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Commodity-exporting nations are particularly hit, but expectations for the Philippines and East Asia stay the same

World Bank cuts 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4%

Fed minutes: Door still open for a June rate hike

May 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM

US central bank policymakers are unexpectedly open to a rate hike in June

Fed minutes: Door still open for a June rate hike

Poverty rising in Europe, amid global dearth of solid jobs – ILO

May 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Poverty also remains 'stubbornly' high in Africa and much of Asia, says the International Labor Organization

Poverty rising in Europe, amid global dearth of solid jobs – ILO

Philippine economy to top ASEAN-5 in 2016 – IMF

May 03, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Continued strong domestic demand will help the country offset risks from a volatile global market, says the International Monetary Fund

Philippine economy to top ASEAN-5 in 2016 – IMF

Fed frets less over world economy; June rate hike odds rise

Apr 28, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Federal Open Market Committee simply says it will 'closely monitor inflation indicators and global economic and financial developments'

Fed frets less over world economy; June rate hike odds rise

SMIC retains capital spending budget of P85B in 2016

Apr 27, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Bulk of the budget will be used to launch more shopping malls, hotels, office developments, and residential projects

SMIC retains capital spending budget of P85B in 2016

IMF urges Gulf states to adapt to lower oil prices

Apr 25, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Given falling revenues from oil exports, the International Monetary Fund says affected countries must cut spending and implement other measures

IMF urges Gulf states to adapt to lower oil prices

Economic slump worries as IMF, World Bank pledge action

Apr 17, 2016 - 5:05 PM

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde: 'Clearly the question is, how much is going to get done?'

Economic slump worries as IMF, World Bank pledge action

Gov't unsatisfied with Fitch's PH credit rating

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Philippines is still underrated as it outperforms its neighbors in Southeast Asia in terms of economic growth drivers, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima says

Gov't unsatisfied with Fitch's PH credit rating

S&P lowers China outlook to negative

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Standard & Poor's says the Chinese government is facing more economic and financial risks

S&P lowers China outlook to negative

China overcapacity darkens Asia's 2016 growth prospects – ADB

Mar 30, 2016 - 10:35 PM

The Asian Development Bank cuts its prediction for Asia's growth to 5.7%

China overcapacity darkens Asia's 2016 growth prospects – ADB

Yellen confident in US growth but stresses 'gradual' rate hikes

Mar 30, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the US economy is 'remarkably resilient,' but there are 'broader concerns about global financial developments'

Yellen confident in US growth but stresses 'gradual' rate hikes

Tough global environment drags ADB's PH growth forecast

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:05 PM

ADB says private consumption will still be the main driver of the Philippine economy in 2016, although the impact of El Niño might set it back

Tough global environment drags ADB's PH growth forecast

IMF ups call for action against global economic slide

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund urges leaders to expand fiscal stimulus and structural reforms

IMF ups call for action against global economic slide

China economy 'absolutely' won't have hard landing – official

Mar 07, 2016 - 12:48 AM

'Please calm down, everyone, this possibility doesn't exist,' says planning chief Xu Shaoshi

China economy 'absolutely' won't have hard landing – official

G20 nations pledge all tools to lift growth

Feb 27, 2016 - 5:37 PM

(UPDATED) The world's top economies cite risks such as falling commodity prices and geopolitical tensions

G20 nations pledge all tools to lift growth

Philippine firms less optimistic about Q1 prospects

Feb 26, 2016 - 6:15 PM

The latest Business Expectations Survey shows business sentiment is more upbeat in the second quarter of 2016

Philippine firms less optimistic about Q1 prospects

IMF warns G20: World economy 'highly vulnerable'

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund says growth is hampered by market turbulence and geopolitical conflicts

IMF warns G20: World economy 'highly vulnerable'

World Bank: PH can end poverty in a generation

Feb 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The World Bank's lead poverty reduction economist in the country says growth has finally started reaching the poor

World Bank: PH can end poverty in a generation

PH outlook bright despite China slowdown – IMF

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:57 PM

The IMF predicts that the future will be in services and the Philippines is well suited for the shift

PH outlook bright despite China slowdown – IMF

Is the Filipino future-ready?

Feb 20, 2016 - 3:35 AM

A snapshot of our financial outlook, habits, and the next steps we need to take

Is the Filipino future-ready?

Rappler Talk: AU Ambassador Bill Tweddell on PH and SEA outlook

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:42 AM

The Philippines and Australia has 70 years of diplomatic relations. How do these ties solve security issues in the region?

Rappler Talk: AU Ambassador Bill Tweddell on PH and SEA outlook

6.9% Philippine GDP growth in Q4 unlikely – economists

Nov 26, 2015 - 6:27 PM

(UPDATED) Top economists give their take on the slower-than-expected Philippine economic growth

6.9% Philippine GDP growth in Q4 unlikely – economists

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

Steve Forbes: PH needs tax reform to sustain economic stability

Oct 12, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The media mogul behind Forbes Media says the growth in the Philippines will be sustainable should it continue to make reforms

Steve Forbes: PH needs tax reform to sustain economic stability

Fitch raises PH outlook to positive

Sep 24, 2015 - 10:24 PM

The Philippines is still underrated as it continues to outperform its 'single-A-rated' neighbors in Southeast Asia, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima says

Fitch raises PH outlook to positive

BSP best performer in gov’t; OVP worst – MBC poll

Aug 13, 2015 - 5:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Vice President suffers the steepest drop in performance ranking among agencies and offices included in the Makati Business Club survey – to 64th or last place in 2015, from 33rd in 2014

BSP best performer in gov’t; OVP worst – MBC poll

No fear of China meltdown contagion – DOF

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Strong macroeconomic fundamentals and a market-based framework are shielding the country from such external shock, a finance undersecretary says

No fear of China meltdown contagion – DOF

IMF cuts PH GDP forecast to 6.2% in 2015

Jul 10, 2015 - 2:41 PM

The IMF also sees the country's economic expansion picking up to 6.5% in 2016, on the back of higher spending

IMF cuts PH GDP forecast to 6.2% in 2015

PH business confidence rises in Q2 2015 – BSP

May 30, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Robust demand due to the summer season and expectations of more infrastructure projects are the primary confidence boosters among businesses

PH business confidence rises in Q2 2015 – BSP

IMF: India, Japan to drive Asia as China slows

Apr 15, 2015 - 10:36 AM

Among Southeast Asia's top 5 economies – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand – GDP growth is seen at 5.2% in 2015 and 5.3% next year

IMF: India, Japan to drive Asia as China slows