Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima - updates

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Gov't unsatisfied with Fitch's PH credit rating

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Philippines is still underrated as it outperforms its neighbors in Southeast Asia in terms of economic growth drivers Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima says

UNDERRATED. Financial markets believe the Philippines is much less of a credit risk compared with other countries enjoying higher credit ratings. Image from Shutterstock

Despite US Fed decision, BSP keeps interest rates unchanged

Dec 17, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Gov t officials say there s no need to worry about the US Fed interest rate hike as the Philippines has sound macroeconomic fundamentals

UNCHANGED. The central bank’s Monetary Board has decided to keep interest rates steady amid the firm domestic demand conditions and benign inflation environment. File photo from BSP

Gov't incurs record-high budget surplus in May

Jul 20, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The May budget surplus of P67 3B is 472 higher than the P11 8B surplus recorded in the same period in 2014

Why PH is not yet joining the China-led infra bank

Jun 29, 2015 - 5:46 PM

The deadline to join is December 2015

TOKYO, Japan - President Benigno S. Aquino III expresses his views during the open forum for the Press Event with the Japan National Press Club (JNPC) at the Conference Hall of the Nippon Press Center Building on Friday (June 05, 2015) during his State Visit in Japan. Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Purisima: Cigarette firms 'playing games with us'

Mar 18, 2013 - 7:54 PM

Tobacco companies overstocked before the reformed sin tax law took effect to avoid higher taxes says the finance chief

Mass pre-production by tobacco companies delay sin tax effect

Gov't wants more from mining

Mar 08, 2012 - 8:34 AM

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima wants the government to get a bigger share of profits from mining operations in the country