Rappler's latest stories on Philippine economy
(UPDATED) GDP growth picks up in the 4th quarter of 2019, but the impact of the budget impasse proves to be too much as the overall target is not met
Ranking officials of the Duterte government will do well to know a memorable quote in HBO’s Chernobyl: 'Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid'
(UPDATED) Transportation expenses go up, but low rice prices keep inflation within target in December 2019
There’s a lot to be thankful for in the 2010s when more Filipinos became more prosperous and healthy, so much so that the 2010s might be considered our economy’s true 'golden age.'
The late Paul Volcker was a hero for saving the Philippine peso during the worst economic crisis of the 1980s
Foreign portfolio investments for November yield net outflows as a result of $1.5 billion fleeing, mainly from the United States
Can an average Filipino family of 5 really survive on P10,727 per month?
(UPDATED) Inflation jumps in November, as expected by analysts
The proposed Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act appears unsound, and Congress may want to rethink it before it's too late
Latest data betray troubling trends in the economy that soon need to be addressed
(UPDATED) While economic growth rises in the 3rd quarter, the Philippines is still almost certain to miss its target for 2019
It takes an average of 13 procedures to start a business, 9 procedures to register property, and 22 procedures to build a physical establishment in the Philippines
(UPDATED) Inflation in the Philippines is at its slowest pace in over 3 years
It’s one thing for presidents – or any leader for that matter – to make mistakes. But it’s a different thing altogether for them to give up as a matter of habit.
For the Philippines to bring down poverty incidence to just 14% by 2022, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says that the government should look into teenage pregnancy first
Global trade tensions and domestic politics spoil the Philippines' dream to be among Asia's economic juggernauts
A sharp drop in inflation is not an unalloyed boon. As they say, keep everything in moderation.
(UPDATED) Rice prices drop further in September 2019, but still not as low as the economic team had hoped
The Asian Development Bank cuts its growth outlook for the Philippines to 6% in 2019, just clinging on to the lower end of the government's target band
Foreign portfolio investments post a net outflow of $1.1 billion from January to August 2019, reversing the net inflow of $602 million in the same period last year
It is only through cultivating a high-trust society that this whole-of-society approach to development could work
Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) now bring more cash to the local economy than business process outsourcing companies, says Leechiu Property Consultants
Underemployment falls and more young Filipinos enter the workforce in July 2019
(3rd UPDATE) The inflation rate for August 2019 is even lower than the government's target range of 2% to 4%
An expert gives family-run businesses tips on how to keep their company alive – for everyone's sake
Economic managers need to be more forthright about the state of the Philippine economy and not paint a picture of it that is rosier than the data suggest
A common theme seems to thread all these policies: not only do they tend to hurt economic efficiency, they’re also often anti-poor
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas brings down the key policy rate to 4.25% to support economic growth
(UPDATED) The Philippine government's economic team must play catch up, as growth slows down again in the 2nd quarter of 2019 – the lowest in 17 quarters
(UPDATED) Inflation remains within target for the 6th straight month, but economists warn of the so-called base effect
Senator Joel Villanueva says Filipino interests are only at a disadvantage with the growing Philippine online gambling operations industry in the country
After initially projecting that the Philippines would become an upper-middle income economy in 2019, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia now says this is 'surer' in 2020
The Asian Development Bank projects Philippine GDP to grow by 6.2% in 2019, lower than its previous projection of 6.4%
It's been a jobless, ruthless, voiceless, rootless, and futureless growth
(UPDATED) This is well within the government's target and the lowest inflation rate since September 2017
Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintains monetary policy settings 'for the time being' as it expects lower inflation in 2019 and 2020
Once the Philippines achieves upper middle income status, the government will no longer be eligible for Japan's Special Terms for Economic Partnership funding
The number of jobs in the tourism industry also inches up by 1.8% to 5.4 million in 2018
(UPDATED) The Philippines' inflation rate rises in May 2019, the first time that it rose after 6 straight months of slowdowns. Did the central bank cut rates too soon?
If we can quickly lower the costs of doing business, beef up our competitiveness, and promote enough export-oriented manufacturers, the US-China trade war could turn into a blessing in disguise
(UPDATED) We track both their track record and statements
The Philippines has its highest credit rating to date. But what does that mean for Filipinos?
To thank Duterte for his 'political will and decisive action' on inflation is like thanking an arsonist for putting out a fire he created in the first place
(3rd UPDATE) The Philippines posts only 5.6% growth in the 1st quarter of 2019, as the government's infrastructure projects hit pause due to the delayed national budget approval
Tune in on Wednesday, May 8, as Rappler sits down with economist and columnist JC Punongbayan to discuss the Philippines' economic issues and how candidates are proposing to fix these problems
(4th UPDATE) As inflation eases further in April, analysts are looking at whether the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will cut the benchmark interest rate or the reserve requirement ratio
(UPDATED) S&P upgrades the credit rating of the Philippines to BBB+ with a positive outlook on the back of the country's strong economic growth
Together with the prosperity, poverty incidence in the region also dipped to 25% from 35% in 2017
Bicol posts an impressive 8.9% growth in 2018, much higher than the national average of 6.2%