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Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph, don’t take it at face value. Examine the variables, scrutinize the labels, check the sources, and understand the message – all before you click 'share'.

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

China slams U.S. defense bill over Taiwan provision

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:03 PM

'China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan,' foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang tells reporters

China slams U.S. defense bill over Taiwan provision

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Infrastructure spending rises by 31.4% in May 2017 alone, the highest since November 2016

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Gov't spending on infrastructure falls by P9B in April

May 28, 2017 - 10:15 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says the drop is mainly due to the absence of big-ticket expenditures in the military's modernization program, which are set for later in the year

Gov't spending on infrastructure falls by P9B in April

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'

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

Gov't infra push fails to spark economy in Q1

May 22, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Duterte administration's 'Build, Build, Build' program has yet to break ground and lift the economy, leaving the private sector to fill the void

Gov't infra push fails to spark economy in Q1

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Will US President Donald Trump veto the spending bill if the Mexico border wall isn't funded?

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

U.S. top diplomat to push NATO pay up in first talks

Mar 31, 2017 - 11:26 AM

US officials say US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will push the allies to do more to reach the goal of boosting defense spending to 2% of gross domestic product by 2024, which they set during a summit in Wales in 2014

U.S. top diplomat to push NATO pay up in first talks

China defense spending to rise 'around 7%' – official

Mar 04, 2017 - 12:22 PM

(2nd UPDATE) 'In particular, we need to guard against outside meddling in the disputes,' says Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the National People's Congress

China defense spending to rise 'around 7%' – official

SSS pension hike, 2017 inflation, Dana White | Evening wRap

Jan 10, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

SSS pension hike, 2017 inflation, Dana White | Evening wRap

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

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

US Black Friday: more shoppers but less spent per head

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Sales over the Thanksgiving holiday, which extends into so-called Cyber Monday, are a good indicator of the health of US consumer spending

US Black Friday: more shoppers but less spent per head

Rodrigo Duterte, PH economy, United States | 6PM wRap

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Watch the 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Rodrigo Duterte, PH economy, United States | 6PM wRap

PH GDP, Zika cases, fake news | 12PM wRap

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Watch the 12PM newscast with Mara Cepeda

PH GDP, Zika cases, fake news | 12PM wRap

PH GDP grows by 7.1% in Q3 2016

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:05 AM

The Philippines is 'the fastest-growing among major Asian emerging economies that have already released data for the quarter,' says NEDA

PH GDP grows by 7.1%  in Q3 2016

Indonesian growth slows in 3rd quarter

Nov 07, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The economy expanded 5.02% year-on-year from July to September, slightly below forecasts and slower than a revised 5.19% in the second quarter, according to the statistics agency.

Indonesian growth slows in 3rd quarter

Netizens grill PCOO over 'misleading' infra spending infographic

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:58 PM

The infographic compares past administrations' actual infrastructure spending during their time in office, to the Duterte administration's 2017 spending target

Netizens grill PCOO over 'misleading' infra spending infographic

Bank of Japan delays inflation goal in blow to 'Abenomics'

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The bank now expects to hit 2% inflation by March 2019 – 4 years later than its original target

Bank of Japan delays inflation goal in blow to 'Abenomics'

Money tips for millennials

Oct 23, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Living in the moment doesn't mean going broke. Here are tips for making the most of your money to make the most out of life.

Money tips for millennials

Gov't nets P32.6-B budget surplus in August

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:15 PM

August's surplus means the government has closed the 8-month fiscal gap to P138.4 billion

Gov't nets P32.6-B budget surplus in August

Globe Telecom hikes 2016 spending to over $1B

Oct 20, 2016 - 4:29 PM

Its board of directors approves additional capital expenditure of $300 million for network expansion

Globe Telecom hikes 2016 spending to over $1B

House approves P3.35 trillion 2017 budget

Oct 19, 2016 - 6:14 PM

The Lower House restores the budget cuts made against state colleges and universities as well government hospitals

House approves P3.35 trillion 2017 budget

2017 budget: House passes proposed P3.35T on 2nd reading

Oct 05, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez is concerned how the proposed budget would be spent by the Duterte administration, which is so focused on the war on drugs

2017 budget: House passes proposed P3.35T on 2nd reading

Japan big manufacturers' confidence at multi-year low

Oct 03, 2016 - 10:40 PM

Sentiment among big manufacturers drops to its lowest levels since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off Abenomics in 2013

Japan big manufacturers' confidence at multi-year low

Peso depreciation 'no cause for concern' – Diokno

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the Philippines is still on track to meet its economic growth targets

Peso depreciation 'no cause for concern' – Diokno

Proposed P3.35-trillion 2017 budget reaches House plenary

Sep 26, 2016 - 1:45 PM

The House of Representatives will hold plenary deliberations until October 7

Proposed P3.35-trillion 2017 budget reaches House plenary

Weak Japanese growth puts pressure on Abe

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Economists are increasingly writing off Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's more than 3-year attempt to cement a lasting recovery

Weak Japanese growth puts pressure on Abe

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

Economists upbeat on PH prospects for 2nd half of 2016

Aug 21, 2016 - 8:50 PM

The Philippine economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' but economists say boosting spending is as critical as ever

Economists upbeat on PH prospects for 2nd half of 2016

Strong Q2 showing maintains pace for more inclusive growth – DOF

Aug 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM

'We expect to continue this growth trajectory but with a difference from the previous administration because we will be reducing poverty rates,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

Strong Q2 showing maintains pace for more inclusive growth – DOF

#OFWTips: Love, money and making both work

Aug 04, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Fear of not being loved prevents many OFWs from making rational financial decisions

#OFWTips: Love, money and making both work

Japan approves huge stimulus for sluggish economy

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The $273-billion package, which includes tens of billions of dollars for infrastructure spending, is expected to be approved by parliament in September

Japan approves huge stimulus for sluggish economy

Filipino consumers most optimistic in the world for Q2 2016 – Nielsen

Aug 02, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Research firm Nielsen says confidence in the Philippines is at an all-time high, buoyed by the promise of future reforms

Filipino consumers most optimistic in the world for Q2 2016 – Nielsen

Briones: PH must prove it deserves to spend more on education

Jul 29, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Even with the education department getting the biggest cut of the budget pie, the country is spending only 3% of its GDP on education, below international standards

Briones: PH must prove it deserves to spend more on education

Japan PM unveils $266B stimulus plan to boost economy

Jul 27, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives few details about the plan, except to say about half would be fiscal measures

Japan PM unveils $266B stimulus plan to boost economy

Gov’t deficit rises to P120.3B in H1 2016

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:57 PM

For the first 6 months of the year, government spending totaled P1.22 trillion, 14% higher than last year's P1.07 trillion

Gov’t deficit rises to P120.3B in H1 2016

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

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

Dominguez: Ceiling on spending could be raised this year

Jul 04, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The Duterte administration's economic managers also plan to fast-track infrastructure projects

Dominguez: Ceiling on spending could be raised this year

Peso could hit P50 vs dollar next year – BPI

Jun 20, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The Bank of the Philippine Islands cites potential rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve as well as the expected increase in infrastructure spending

Peso could hit P50 vs dollar next year – BPI

Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Granting the Liberal Party's request for a deadline extension would be 'unfair to other candidates and parties that complied with the prescribed period'

Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

Jun 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Sixto Brillantes Jr argues that a Comelec resolution on the filing of 2016 campaign spending reports 'expanded' the provision of the law, causing confusion

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

ING raises PH growth forecast to 6.5% this year, 6.2% in 2017

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The upgrades are a result of the Duterte administration's plans to increase deficit spending to 3% of GDP from the previous 2%

ING raises PH growth forecast to 6.5% this year, 6.2% in 2017

Who were the biggest election spenders in Aklan?

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Congressman-elect Carlito Marquez leads all spenders in Aklan with a total of nearly P900,000

Who were the biggest election spenders in Aklan?

IMF says not recanting on neoliberalism, austerity

Jun 03, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Maurice Obstfeld, the International Monetary Fund's top economist, says an article by 3 other IMF economists was 'widely misinterpreted'

IMF says not recanting on neoliberalism, austerity

Spend for growth, OECD urges governments

Jun 02, 2016 - 12:45 AM

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says there is an urgent need for governments to ramp up spending

Spend for growth, OECD urges governments

IMF economists question faith in neoliberal doctrine

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:05 AM

'Instead of delivering growth, some neoliberal policies have increased inequality,' says 3 economists from the International Monetary Fund

IMF economists question faith in neoliberal doctrine