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The government was optimistic that economic growth could hit 7% to 8%. Now, that lower-end figure is now the highest target.
(3rd UPDATE) Metro Manila sees its lowest inflation rate in 18 months. All other regions also exhibit slower inflation rates.
After missing their growth targets in 2018, the country's economic managers are upbeat that the economy will be better this time around
The Philippine Statistics Authority says both imports and exports shrank in December 2018. Overall, the country's trade gap is now at its widest in history.
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the Board of Investments is off to a good start in its attempt to hit P1 trillion in approved investments for 2019
Rappler reviews statements of the government's economic team and finds that they never mentioned media reports among the factors which aggravated inflation in 2018
(UPDATED) The latest inflation figure is closer to the government's target range of 2% to 4%
TheNerve’s survey results show Filipinos feeling financially worse off in 2018
Senate President Vicente Sotto III is proposing a reenacted budget for the whole year, but this would threaten the Philippines' economic growth
(UPDATED) While the GDP growth in 2018 misses the government's target, it does not come as a surprise to economists
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia expects the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to boost infrastructure and investments
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First Metro Investment Corporation expects economic growth and lower inflation, but a weaker peso in 2019
(UPDATED) Inflation eases in December amid a sharp drop in global oil prices, higher domestic rice supply, and a slight recovery of the peso
The Philippines' largest business group is optimistic that the country's 'resilient' economy will continue to grow in 2019
All in all, there’s a sense that the Duterte government brought about needless economic hardships to the Filipino people in 2018
Watch this explainer on how the government could bring down inflation
(3rd UPDATE) All regions post slower inflation rates except Central Luzon, which retains its October 2018 rate
Paano nga ba sinusukat ng gobyerno ang inflation? Gaano kalala ang sitwasyon ngayon, at ano ang mga salik o factor sa likod nito?
The bulk of foreign direct investments and project loans still comes from traditional trade partners like Japan and the United States, and not from China
(UPDATED) This is lower than the revised 2nd quarter figure of 6.2%
Under President Duterte's watch, we've gone down the global Doing Business ranking by 25 notches all in all – by far the largest decline in ASEAN
(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure reinforces the projections of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Department of Finance that inflation is beginning to taper off
Evidence suggests that ours is a generally healthy economy, posting impressive growth, but carrying some structural flaws
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas projects inflation in October to settle within 6.2% to 7%
A climbing index signals general optimism among buyers and sellers of stocks, whereas a dropping index signals general pessimism
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(UPDATED) This is beyond the 4.8% to 5.2% range estimated by the government for the entire year
The central bank says the higher foreign direct investment inflows in July reflect the 'continued positive investor sentiment on the Philippine economy'
In using historical inflation data, the base year of the data should be taken into account
If becoming an upper-middle income country was hard enough – it took us more than 3 decades to do that – becoming a high-income country (like Singapore or South Korea today) will be harder still
(UPDATED) Inflation spoils the country's growth outlook, poverty alleviation efforts, and people's perception on the government
The World Bank says the Philippines' growth trajectory is positive but lower than expected
The challenge to economic managers is akin to fixing an overheating car: pull over, open the hood, and let things simmer down
The Philippines is aiming to roar along with Asian tigers by 2040. To do this, the country needs to triple the gross domestic product per capita in two decades.
The Asian Development Bank says it revised its outlook due to the weak agriculture sector, high inflation, and continued global monetary tightening
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte meets with his economic managers before the 29th Cabinet meeting to discuss how to contain inflation
On Tuesday, September 11, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Emmanuel de Dios to discuss economic issues and help make sense of the situation that Filipinos now find themselves in
May parang kung anong manipulasyon para makalimutan natin ang napipinto nating pagkagutom
Malacañang says the 6.4% August inflation rate is 'not ridiculously high' and points to other indicators that show a healthy Philippine economy
'Sa halip na patahimikin ang mga taong pumupuna ng mga pagkukulang nila, gamitin sana itong pagkakataon ng administrasyon na patunayang kaya nilang pababain ang presyo ng mga bilihin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Inflation expectations matter because they change how people behave. It’s in government’s interest to manage these expectations from time to time.
Which region had the highest inflation? Where did vegetable prices spike the most? Here's a look.
Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda says market opportunists and rice hoarders can no longer be blamed for the rising prices of goods in the country
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she encountered an even 'more alarming' economic situation when she was president, when inflation climbed to 6.6%. But she was able to lower this through rice importation.
Is inflation all bad? How does it affect savings? Rappler breaks it down for you.
(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure moves even further away from the government's inflation target range of only 2% to 4%
'Ang hinaharap mas malaking problema – economy.... Ang kalampagin naman niya economic managers,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
The truth is, we’re living in a sad combo of slowing growth and accelerating prices. Worse, indicators point to harder times ahead.
As the Philippines looks to diversify its energy mix, one source - natural gas - has become increasingly important