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Inflation in June slowest in 5 months

Jul 05, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority projects a moderate inflation rate for the rest of 2017, thanks to lower fuel prices

Inflation in June slowest in 5 months

BSP maintains interest rates in Tetangco's final Monetary Board meeting

Jun 22, 2017 - 6:20 PM

While global economic conditions remain challenging, outgoing BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr says prospects for domestic economic activity continue to be firm

BSP maintains interest rates in Tetangco's final Monetary Board meeting

Inflation eases to 4-month low in May

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:15 PM

A 3.1% inflation rate is recorded in May – the lowest since the consumer price index averaged 2.7% last January

Inflation eases to 4-month low in May

BSP sees slightly lower inflation in May

May 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas attributes this to lower oil prices and electricity rates

BSP sees slightly lower inflation in May

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'

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May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

BSP maintains policy rates, inflation forecast

May 11, 2017 - 11:25 PM

There is only one more policy meeting left before Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr hands over the reins to his successor

BSP maintains policy rates, inflation forecast

Espenilla promises continuity, more financial innovation at BSP

May 09, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The new governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas outlines his plans to maintain the country's monetary stance as well as expand the debt market and digital payments

Espenilla promises continuity, more financial innovation at BSP

Who is new BSP governor Nestor Espenilla?

May 08, 2017 - 8:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte picks technocrat Nestor Espenilla Jr as the new Philippine central bank chief, replacing world-acclaimed Amando Tetangco Jr

Who is new BSP governor Nestor Espenilla?

Inflation remains steady in April

May 05, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Inflation remains unchanged at 3.4% in April, bringing the average inflation in the first 4 months of the year to 3.2%

Inflation remains steady in April

Criminality top concern of middle, upper classes – survey

Apr 10, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The Duterte government is seen as falling short in job creation, workers' wages, reducing poverty, and controlling inflation, Pulse Asia notes

Criminality top concern of middle, upper classes – survey

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Apr 06, 2017 - 10:42 AM

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Inflation rises to 3.4% in March

Apr 05, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The continuing rise is driven by higher prices for gas, electricity, rice, and meat

Inflation rises to 3.4% in March

Will tax reform really hurt the poor?

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

With the vast popularity of the President, there’s no politically better time to push for a contentious tax reform bill

Will tax reform really hurt the poor?

Inflation to rise until Q3 of 2017 – BSP

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Despite global risks, iinflation remains manageable, and will fall within the target range by yearend, says outgoing BSP chief Amando Tetangco Jr

Inflation to rise until Q3 of 2017 – BSP

BSP keeps policy stance, cuts inflation forecast

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:15 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas lowers its inflation outlook for 2017 and 2018 to 3.4% and 3%, respectively

BSP keeps policy stance, cuts inflation forecast

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

Inflation hits over 2-year high of 3.3% in February

Mar 07, 2017 - 2:20 PM

February 2017's inflation level is the highest since November 2014, but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says the figure still falls within its target range

Inflation hits over 2-year high of 3.3% in February

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Feb 27, 2017 - 9:48 PM

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Inflation hits 2.7% in January

Feb 07, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Prices rise at a faster rate than at any point last year due to increases in oil, transport, housing, and utilities, according to NEDA

Inflation hits 2.7% in January

Inflation seen at 2.3%-3.2% in January – BSP

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Higher domestic prices of fuel as well as excise tax adjustments for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products would likely affect prices of basic goods and services

Inflation seen at 2.3%-3.2% in January – BSP

Gov't downplays low rating on controlling inflation

Jan 14, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'It's not something that we can unilaterally control,' Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says of inflation

Gov't downplays low rating on controlling inflation

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Jan 10, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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NEDA: Higher inflation in 2017 likely to hurt consumer spending

Jan 10, 2017 - 1:45 PM

But the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says it will not have a significant impact on the country's economic growth this year

NEDA: Higher inflation in 2017 likely to hurt consumer spending

DOF expects inflation to pick up in near term

Jan 08, 2017 - 10:20 PM

But for the rest of 2017, the DOF expects the rate of increase in consumer prices to remain favorable after inflation dipped to its lowest level in almost 3 decades in 2016

DOF expects inflation to pick up in near term

Inflation settles at 1.8% for 2016

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Inflation peaks at 2.6% in December, leading full-year inflation to settle below the government's target of between 2% and 4%

Inflation settles at 1.8% for 2016

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

How did the PH economy perform in 2016?

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Too many game-changing events happened in 2016

How did the PH economy perform in 2016?

BSP maintains monetary policy, inflation targets

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas keeps the inflation target for 2017 and 2018 at 3%

BSP maintains monetary policy, inflation targets

Inflation rises to 2.5% in November

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The increase means the country's inflation rate is at its highest level since February 2015

Inflation rises to 2.5% in November

DOF expects October inflation at 2.5%

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:54 PM

'Benign inflation will continue to support economic growth and steel the economy from external volatilities,' DOF Undersecretary Gil Beltran says

DOF expects October inflation at 2.5%

BSP downplays impact of typhoons on inflation

Oct 21, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The central bank says it has taken measures to avert any sharp increase in the price of basic commodities, particularly rice

BSP downplays impact of typhoons on inflation

Inflation rises to 2.3% in September

Oct 05, 2016 - 6:06 PM

The September figure – the highest recorded for the year, so far – is still within the central bank's forecast of 1.6% to 2.4%

Inflation rises to 2.3% in September

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

Inflation slows to 1.8% in August on lower food prices

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The relatively low and manageable inflation environment is expected to continue for the rest of the year, says NEDA

Inflation slows to 1.8% in August on lower food prices

PH business confidence in Q3 hits record high despite dip from Q2

Aug 27, 2016 - 4:22 PM

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

PH business confidence in Q3 hits record high despite dip from Q2

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'

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Aug 18, 2016 - 7:42 PM

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Philippines GDP grows 7% in Q2 2016

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:10 AM

(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

Philippines GDP grows 7% in Q2 2016

Philippines maintains monetary policy; cuts inflation forecasts

Aug 11, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The BSP trims inflation forecasts for this year and the next to 1.8% from 2% and to 2.9% from 3.1%, respectively

Philippines maintains monetary policy; cuts inflation forecasts

Inflation 'steady' at 1.9% in July – NEDA

Aug 05, 2016 - 3:28 PM

‘The steady inflation in July is due to slower increases in food prices, which...offset higher electricity charges,’ says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Inflation 'steady' at 1.9% in July – NEDA

Quimbo wants to lower corporate income tax to 25%

Aug 04, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo also authors a measure seeking to adjust individual income tax to inflation

Quimbo wants to lower corporate income tax to 25%

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

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

IMF retains PH growth outlook for 2016 despite global headwinds

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Philippines is seen to survive the twin threats of the Brexit fallout and an impending interest rate hike by the US Fed

IMF retains PH growth outlook for 2016 despite global headwinds

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

Inflation rises by 1.9% in June 2016

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The rising price of oil and the lingering effects of El Niño push the Philippines' inflation up

Inflation rises by 1.9% in June 2016

Beyond the numbers: How Aquino fueled the economy

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Aquino's economic legacy lies in finally allowing the private sector to flourish while planting the seeds for future generations to enjoy

Beyond the numbers: How Aquino fueled the economy

Indonesia cuts rates for 4th time this year

Jun 16, 2016 - 8:59 PM

The bank made cuts of the same amount in the first 3 months of this year

Indonesia cuts rates for 4th time this year