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(UPDATED) Inflation remains within target for the 6th straight month, but economists warn of the so-called base effect
The conference is happening on August 28-29 at The Marquis Events Place, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(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
Rising pork and fruit prices lead to higher inflation in China for May 2019
(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?
(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
As early as this year, the tech giant may be releasing what may well be the world's first 5G TV
(4th UPDATE) Inflation again slows down in March. Will the central bank now cut interest rates?
The consumer price index declines only at 1.5% in February year-on-year, compared to January's 1.7%
(3rd UPDATE) Metro Manila sees its lowest inflation rate in 18 months. All other regions also exhibit slower inflation rates.
'We cannot simply leave the production of news and journalism to market forces,' says the head of Australia's competition watchdog, in light of Google and Facebook's dominance in digital ad spend
(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
Even with impressive visuals, virtual reality appears to be in the slow lane toward mass adoption, according to analysts and industry attendees at the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show
An array of companies at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show are promoting increasingly sophisticated devices that allow people speaking different languages to converse with the help of handheld devices or wireless earpieces
With full autonomous driving still likely years away, there is a growing interest in making cars a place to live, work, communicate and enjoy the ride
Intel announces their next-generation 10nm Ice Lake chip is shipping this year.
Hyundai's Elevate project is billed as an unprecedented 'Ultimate Mobility Vehicle' that combines technology from electric cars with robotics
We highlight some of the biggest announcements from Sony – from giant TVs to the ultimate party speaker
Trends gaining momentum – and expected to be on display on the CES show – include super high resolution 8K televisions, blazingly-fast 5G wireless internet, and virtual aides like Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant
(UPDATED) Inflation eases in December amid a sharp drop in global oil prices, higher domestic rice supply, and a slight recovery of the peso
'I think 2019 will be a year of trust-related challenges for the tech industry,' says an analyst
(3rd UPDATE) All regions post slower inflation rates except Central Luzon, which retains its October 2018 rate
The complaints cite a study by the Norwegian Consumer Council which concluded Google used 'deceptive design and misleading information, which results in users accepting to be constantly tracked'
From consoles to Star Wars toys, Mozilla reviews the security level of 70 devices people might be thinking of giving as a holiday gift
A commuter group argues that fuel prices have been going down for 5 consecutive weeks
(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
Following the decision, jeepney and bus fare increases will take effect in November
The implementation of the fare hikes, originally set for November, could be delayed while the appeal is being heard
In using historical inflation data, the base year of the data should be taken into account
(UPDATED) Inflation spoils the country's growth outlook, poverty alleviation efforts, and people's perception on the government
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore says the merger significantly reduced market competition and led to higher fares
The Philippine Statistics Authority's statement differs from that of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, who said a miscalculation had to be corrected
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' consumer expectation report reveals that Filipinos are now pessimistic on the economy
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
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
(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure moves even further away from the government's inflation target range of only 2% to 4%
Here's an overview of what hyperinflation means, how it starts, how it affects people, and what can be done to address it
A new type of Filipino consumer that is socially aware is on the rise, and businesses have to keep up with them to stay relevant
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees 2018 full-year inflation hitting 4.9% and 2019 average inflation at 3.7%
(UPDATED) This is mainly due to prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which keep rising
If you're considering using your wired headphones with this year's iPhones, you may need to purchase the dongle separately
The Nova 3i is now available for P15,990 while the Nova 3 will hit stores soon at the starting price of P25,990
Rappler tracks down the latest increases or additional charges and fees that affect and hurt the pockets of Filipinos
The European Union's $5 billion anti-trust fine challenges the core of Google's Android licensing model, possibly leading to more expensive Android devices
UP professor Emmanuel de Dios likens the Philippines' economic managers to the suspects in Agatha Christie's 'Murder on the Orient Express' – they're all 'guilty'
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) criticizes both companies for going ahead with the deal despite restrictions imposed in March to pause the transaction while an anti-competition probe was underway