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Business confidence in Q3 sinks to 8-year low

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Q3 2018 Business Expectations Survey shows companies are concerned with the rising cost of raw materials, weak peso, and stiffer competition

Rising prices, weaker peso slightly hurt business confidence in Q2 2018

May 31, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says businesses' overall confidence index was at 39.3% for the 2nd quarter of 2018, a slight decline from the 39.5% for the 1st quarter

Business confidence drops in first 3 months of 2018

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The overall confidence index of Q1 2018 slips to 39.5% from 43.3% for Q4 2017 due to the initial stages of the tax reform, lower demand, and high oil prices, says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. However, the BSP says the outlook is brighter for Q2 of this year.

Business confidence dips for Q4 2016, start of 2017

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Concerns over the direction of the Duterte administration s foreign policy and reforms and the weak peso outweigh expectations of a Christmas boost according to the Q4 Business Expectations Survey

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 firms' confidence rebounds for Q2 2016

May 27, 2016 - 3:52 PM

The lingering effects of election spending and favorable weather contribute to a rebound in business confidence

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

LESS OPTIMISTIC. The sentiment of Philippine businesses mirrors those in the UK, Germany, China, and Korea, but is in contrast to those in the US, Canada, France, Netherlands, and Russia. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Business in PH: The winners and losers in 2015

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:45 AM

With big ticket events like the visit of Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit there were business sectors that gained and lost in 2015

SET TO LEAD. The Philippine economy is ready for take-off and the country needs a leader who continue reforms, implement inclusive growth initiatives and inspire the nation to be united in moving forward

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

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

4 reasons why businesses less optimistic in 1Q 2015

Mar 02, 2015 - 2:22 PM

It s the usual slowdown in business activity among others

The 'top 5' wishes of PH business for 2015

Jan 08, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Philippine business movers and shakers wish for peace risk mitigation rise of e commerce energy solutions and non politicized government decisions for 2015

LEADING THE COUNTRY. Business leaders share their wishes to improve the country's economic standing this year and even after President Benigno S. Aquino III's term ends in 2016.File photo from Malacanang Photo Bureau

Businesses more optimistic as 2014 closes – BSP survey

Nov 21, 2014 - 5:06 PM

The optimism is boosted by expectations of stronger domestic demand but outlook for the first quarter of 2015 is less favorable the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas survey shows

Businesses still optimistic in Q3 at 34.4%

Aug 30, 2014 - 10:34 AM

Although positive the third quarter reading is lower due to the rainy season lower consumer spending price hikes truck ban and port congestion PDAF and DAP

Businesses less upbeat about economy in Q3

Aug 30, 2013 - 3:07 PM

Most companies are concerned about low seasonal demand during the quarter stiffer competition and global uncertainties

LESS CONFIDENT. Businesses turn less upbeat about both the economy's and their prospects. Photo by AFP