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OFW cash remittances rebound to hit $2.31B in May

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Total cash remittances are up 4.5% for the first 5 months of the year, totaling $11.346 billion

OFW cash remittances rebound to hit $2.31B in May

OFW cash remittances at 15-month low in April

Jun 15, 2017 - 6:20 PM

This is the lowest level cash remittances have totaled since registering $1.997 billion in January 2016

OFW cash remittances at 15-month low in April

OFW cash remittances up 10.7% in March

May 15, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Total cash remittance flows for the 1st quarter of 2017 reach $6.953 billion, up 7.7%

OFW cash remittances up 10.7% in March

OFW cash remittances hit $2.169B in February

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Remittance flows for the first two months of the year stand at $4.338 billion, up by 5.9% compared to the same period last year

OFW cash remittances hit $2.169B in February

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

OFW cash remittances hit $2.169B to start off 2017

Mar 15, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The amount is up 8.6% year-on-year, but down from the Christmas-driven $2.559 billion seen in December 2016

OFW cash remittances hit $2.169B to start off 2017

OFW remittances beat expectations in 2016 to hit $29.7B

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas show that remittances from the Middle East were the biggest gainer, increasing by 12.7%

OFW remittances beat expectations in 2016 to hit $29.7B

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Hello! Here's a round-up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 14, 2017

Filipinos from these countries remit more money for Valentine’s Day

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:22 PM

For Valentine's Day, these overseas Filipinos send to their relatives in the Philippines $12.5 to $32.5 more than usual

Filipinos from these countries remit more money for Valentine’s Day

Due to Trump? Filipinos in U.S. sending more money home

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Anticipated protectionist policies in the US, the peso depreciation, and other factors cause the spike in remittances to the Philippines

Due to Trump? Filipinos in U.S. sending more money home

Gov't shortchanged? PCSO imposes up to P300M monthly bond on STL operators

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office starts collecting bonds February 1

Gov't shortchanged? PCSO imposes up to P300M monthly bond on STL operators

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Hello! Here's a round-up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2017

Remittance growth in November fastest in 8 years

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Bulk of the cash remittances came from the US, Saudia Arabia, UAE, Singapore, the UK, among others

Remittance growth in November fastest in 8 years

Philippine peso ends week-long losing streak

Nov 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The peso closes at P49.84 to $1 a day after it briefly breached the P50 to a dollar level

Philippine peso ends week-long losing streak

5 ways a Trump presidency could affect Filipinos

Nov 12, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Donald Trump’s presidency sets the stage for future (and potentially lasting) economic hardships for Filipinos across the globe

5 ways a Trump presidency could affect Filipinos

Economists expect growth in OFW remittances to slow down

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

For the BSP's Diwa Guinigundo, it is 'very difficult' to determine the cause of the higher-than-expected remittance level in August since there are no concrete data

Economists expect growth in OFW remittances to slow down

OFW remittances see highest growth in over two years

Oct 17, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The growth in August remittances was due to the school-year shift, which forced the migration of money transfers, says an associate economist from BPI

OFW remittances see highest growth in over two years

OFW remittances down 5.4% in July

Sep 15, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Despite the July drop, personal remittances from overseas Filipino workers are up 2.9% for 2016, so far

OFW remittances down 5.4% in July

Duterte vs De Lima, PH economy, Olympics | 6PM wRap

Aug 18, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Duterte vs De Lima, PH economy, Olympics | 6PM wRap

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

(L)Earning Wealth: A book with social agenda

Aug 13, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Need help in learning how to manage your money? This book shows readers how

(L)Earning Wealth: A book with social agenda

Are you an OFW? Here are bad spending habits you need to break

Jul 05, 2016 - 9:50 PM

Know how to set financial goals, manage your income, and borrow money wisely

Are you an OFW? Here are bad spending habits you need to break

Brexit's direct effect on PH 'not substantial' – NEDA

Jun 28, 2016 - 6:20 PM

From trade to tourism, direct Philippine exposure to the United Kingdom's economy is minimal

Brexit's direct effect on PH 'not substantial' – NEDA

TIMELINE: Aquino's love-hate relationship with OFWs

Jun 21, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Let's take a look at some of the key OFW issues during the Aquino administration and how the government handled it

TIMELINE: Aquino's love-hate relationship with OFWs

Moro Convention, Cavs’ NBA title, peso vs dollar | 12PM wRap

Jun 20, 2016 - 12:20 PM

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Moro Convention, Cavs’ NBA title, peso vs dollar | 12PM wRap

PH GDP grows 6.9% Q1 2016

May 19, 2016 - 10:05 AM

(3rd UPDATE) This makes the Philippines the fastest growing economy in the region, ahead of regional giant China

PH GDP grows 6.9% Q1 2016

OFW remittances hit $2.7 billion in March 2016

May 16, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Meanwhile, remittances for the first quarter of the year reach $7.2 billion – higher than the same period last year

OFW remittances hit $2.7 billion in March 2016

OFW remittances grow, hit $2.3B in February

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Remittance flow is higher by 6.1% so far in 2016, says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

OFW remittances grow, hit $2.3B in February

Western Union to launch remittance services to Cuba

Mar 22, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The American company's decision comes as US President Barack Obama visits Cuba – a landmark trip

Western Union to launch remittance services to Cuba

OFW remittances rise to $2.2B in January 2016

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Despite concerns in the Middle East, remittances remain resilient on the back of sustained demand, says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

OFW remittances rise to $2.2B in January 2016

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

OFW remittances in December hit record high at $2.7B

Feb 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Although potential layoffs threaten the Saudi labor market, OFW remittances last December surge by 4.9%

OFW remittances in December hit record high at $2.7B

PH peso could hit P49 vs dollar – Standard Chartered

Jan 28, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Remittances from Filipinos working abroad are expected to slow down

PH peso could hit P49 vs dollar – Standard Chartered

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

BSP lowers 2015 remittance growth target

Dec 21, 2015 - 11:51 AM

The growth of cash sent home by Filipinos to their loved ones in the Philippines is down to 4%, slightly lower than the earlier projection of 5%

BSP lowers 2015 remittance growth target

Remittances flat in October

Dec 15, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Cash remittances sent by Overseas Filipinos are slightly up to 3.7% in the first 10 months of 2015, BSP says

Remittances flat in October

Business sentiment hits 2-year high – BSP

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:16 PM

PH’s hosting of the APEC Leaders’ Meeting in November results in expectation of brisker business, a survey shows

Business sentiment hits 2-year high – BSP

Remittances grow 4.3% in September after August setback

Nov 16, 2015 - 8:58 PM

Cash sent home by Filipinos abroad grew 4.3% to $2.2 billion in September

Remittances grow 4.3% in September after August setback

Lower remittances seen in Q3

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Barclays, ING Bank say the weakness of regional currencies against the US dollar have been holding some overseas Filipinos from sending more money back home

Lower remittances seen in Q3

BSP confident remittances to grow 5% despite August setback

Oct 17, 2015 - 3:01 PM

'I believe remittances will continue to be stable at around 5% for 2015,' BSP deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo says

BSP confident remittances to grow 5% despite August setback

PH growth seen to top most Asian countries in 2015

Sep 26, 2015 - 9:42 AM

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

PH growth seen to top most Asian countries in 2015

PH peso to remain strong after Fed holds rates

Sep 19, 2015 - 12:31 PM

The Philippine peso is expected to remain strong throughout the year, economists say. Thanks to OFW remittances, BPOs, and tourism.

PH peso to remain strong after Fed holds rates

Second half will be better – economists

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:25 PM

The Philippine economy will pick up steam due to the expected surge in OFW remittances, more infra projects and early spending for the 2016 polls

Second half will be better – economists

How the millennial consumer is reshaping the PH economy

Aug 26, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Maybank says the Philippines' young population and declining fertility rate will lead to an increase in the number of working adults who will drive domestic demand and spur economic growth

How the millennial consumer is reshaping the PH economy

PH balance of payments exceeds 2015 target

Aug 19, 2015 - 5:12 PM

BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo says the surplus recorded in the first 7 months of 2015 already surpassed the BOP target of $2 billion

PH balance of payments exceeds 2015 target

Remittances hit $12.08B, highest in June

Aug 17, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Cash sent home by overseas Filipinos in June grew 6.1% to $2.18 billion – the highest since December when Filipinos abroad sent home $2.32 billion to their families

Remittances hit $12.08B, highest in June

PH economy seen to recover in Q2 2015

Aug 01, 2015 - 9:18 AM

Government spending and ease in inflation should drive economic growth in the second quarter, with consumer and infrastructure spending picking up, First Metro Investment Corporation says

PH economy seen to recover in Q2 2015

PH balance of payments reverts to surplus in June

Jul 20, 2015 - 10:27 PM

The country books $485M balance of payments in June, thanks to a steady increase in overseas Filipinos' remittances and strong BPO revenues

PH balance of payments reverts to surplus in June

Puregold ventures into remittance business with Pure Padala

Jul 09, 2015 - 1:27 PM

The service gives Filipinos overseas the power to allocate their remittances for specific expenses, exclude items from a grocery list, and set the amount that can be encashed

Puregold ventures into remittance business with Pure Padala

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