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Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia expects a better year for exports in 2017, in anticipation of stronger trade ties with China and Russia
The Philippines is 'the fastest-growing among major Asian emerging economies that have already released data for the quarter,' says NEDA
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The Asian Development Bank sees the Philippines as an economic bright spot with growth expected to pick up on continued consumption and expected reforms
Total merchandise trade revenue falls to $11.4 billion as exports drop by 13% and imports decline by 1.7%, according to NEDA
Despite the dip from the previous quarter, the confidence index for the third quarter is the highest ever recorded, and is expected to rebound by end of the year, according to the latest BSP Business Expectations Survey
The Philippine economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' but economists say boosting spending is as critical as ever
(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
The city-state's gross domestic product is seen to expand 1-2% instead of 1-3%
All the major commodity groups register declines for the month, although exports of petroleum products do see a bump in volume
Safe to say there's no immediate impact, says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez. 'Maybe [trade with China] will even grow stronger.'
As exports decline for the 14th straight month, NEDA urges firms to focus on exporting to non-traditional and fast-growing markets like Switzerland and France
The International Monetary Fund says 'deep structural reforms' are needed to 'create jobs for the growing labor force'
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(UPDATED) Imports, however, fall for the 17th straight month
Weak global demand continues to push down Philippine export growth but this is expected to persist only within the near term, says NEDA
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NEDA attributes the decline to weak global recovery and warns that it may continue
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The trade department says weak demand from China and Japan pulled down regional exports but there are signs of growing optimism as it predicts total Philippine exports to grow by 8% to 9% for 2016
The National Economic and Development Authority attributes the drop to lower sales in manufactures, agro-based and mineral products, which tempered higher earnings from petroleum products
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(UPDATED) For the entire year, the country's GDP grew an average of 5.8%, the Philippine Statistics Authority says
Moody's Analytics says strong growth in services, including BPO, is helping offset weakness in exports from sluggish global demand, and in agriculture
'Given the performance of the export sector in the first 11 months of 2015, the full-year target is unlikely to have been met,' NEDA's Arsenio Balisacan says
(UPDATED) Exports performance in the succeeding months is also anticipated to remain weak, NEDA's Arsenio Balisacan says
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DBS Bank Ltd of Singapore says the Philippine economy could have expanded by as much as 8% in the third quarter if not for the massive exports drop caused by weaker global demand
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'Nonetheless, signs of a possible rebound of the country’s merchandise exports in the fourth quarter are likely, owing to better prospects in Japan, US, and the Eurozone,' says NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan
HSBC says capital flight has hurt Malaysia and Indonesia amid lower commodity prices
This marks the 5th consecutive month of negative export growth in 2015
While the Philippines is unlikely to hit its growth target this year, increased government spending especially as the May 2016 elections draw near would help it surpass most Asian countries, say FMIC and UA&P
Easing commodity prices worldwide could dampen export revenue prospects in the near-term, the NEDA chief says