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Various groups opposing the dam project say there are viable alternatives to end Metro Manila's water shortage
The 5% increase in the total foreign debt of developing nations in 2018 is driven by a surge in Chinese debt
Recto says the amount of farmers debt is 'small compared to the hundreds of billions in private sector loans it had written off over the past 40 years'
In celebration of World Environment Day, groups opposing the construction of Kaliwa Dam start their campaign to convince President Duterte to revoke the contract to build
'Ang mahirap sa sinasabi ng pamahalaan na hindi pa ito done deal, hihintayin pa ba natin na matapos ang kontrata saka tayo magrereklano? Aanhin mo pa ang damo, kung patay na ang kabayo?' says Otso Diretso's Romulo Macalintal
Should we reject foreign aid as it is ultimately self-serving anyway? Not at all.
By saying the country 'never, never defaulted on its loans,' the DOF is being naïve at best and disingenuous at worst
Duterte himself fell for China’s debt trap – hook, line, and sinker – and in the process put at risk the country’s natural resources and strategic assets
Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino implies that the Philippines would not lose the gas-rich Reed Bank, as it is not considered a patrimonial asset
The Duterte government's economic managers are 'evaluating all kinds of loans' from China, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
(UPDATED) Senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares raises the alarm over the looming Chinese debt trap. The finance department shrugs off fears and says the Philippines can pay off the debt.
Unpredictable weather linked to climate change is laying waste to Cambodian fields
Ties between the Philippines and China stretch back centuries – but power and money can complicate (not necessarily destroy) even the closest of friendships
(UPDATED) Since the national debt is a 'running total' of how much the country still owes, comparisons should show the 'net addition' to the debt for certain periods, not the supposed 'shares' of debt incurred by each president
Agencies and departments will now have until 6 months after the fiscal year to make their payments under the 2019 cash-based budget system, says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea
'We are not naive. We know all ODA (official development assistance) projects of all countries are designed to influence,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
We consider the case of Sri Lanka as an illustrative example of the process whereby Chinese debt can translate into strategic concessions
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BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr says net repayments which amounted to $3.4 billion mitigated upward pressures
(UPDATED) The country's debt is higher by 7.9% than the same period last year, according to the Bureau of Treasury
'We shall continue to rely on the ADB for financial assistance, be it in the form or loans or grants,' President Rodrigo Duterte says at the 51st Annual Asian Develoment Bank Meeting
Senate Grace Poe says debt collectors engaging in unfair practices 'must be punished to put an end to their prevalent abusive behavior'
If we think the ultimate danger is native, Marcos-style authoritarianism, we really have not been looking. What we stand to lose this time is not just our freedom, but our sovereignty, our identity, our very soul as a nation
Police are hunting 5 loan recovery agents who could be charged with murder in a case that highlights the debt crisis faced by the country's farmers
Standard & Poor's declares Venezuela in 'selective default' after it failed to make $200 million in payments on two global bond issues by the end of a 30-day grace period on November 12
November 13 looks to be a day of reckoning for the OPEC-member nation, bringing with it a tighter squeeze on its beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro and his socialist government
President Nicolas Maduro's government must repay at least $81 million on another PDVSA bond by this weekend, at least $1.47 billion interest on various bonds by the end of the year, and then about $8 billion in 2018
The burden of reporting illegal recruitment falls on workers. But with little to no legal recourse, what comes next?
(UPDATED) Despite the drop, the economic team of President Rodrigo Duterte says foreign investors remain confident to do business in the Philippines
For migrant workers, failing to pay off loans can mean jail time and loss of income
The Freedom from Debt Coalition and Sugid Productions announce a rerun of the play by Chris Millado
S&P, which downgraded China's debt from AA- to A+, is the second major credit ratings agency to slash the Asian giant's rating
The end-June 2017 level is also down by $5.2 billion from the same time last year
The net inflows total 2 4 billion for January to April this year down 32 compared to the 3 6 billion in the same period a year ago
The dismissal of the case against the Arroyo time chief government corporate counsel adds to the list of cases dismissed by the anti graft court for probe delays
3rd UPDATE Greece reaches a preliminary deal with its creditors that should pave the way for long awaited debt relief talks the Greek finance minister says
The urgent motion of former government counsel Agnes Devanadera prompts a Sandiganbayan justice to quip: Are you a Johnny come lately?
The rating comes with a positive outlook that indicates an upward trend for credit ratings over a one to two year period
The pessimistic report though in keeping with the fund s repeated statements on the topic makes it more unlikely the IMF stays on the sidelines of any new European loan deal for Greece
A special provision in the newly signed 2017 budget law allows this congressional audit and investigation – the first of its kind in the Philippines
Only the Philippines and Vietnam – where economic prospects are brighter – have stable sector outlooks the debt watcher says
Increased spending and a robust economy contribute to government debt dropping to 44 2 from 44 7 despite a drop in government collections
Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday December 5 as far apart as ever on the debt relief measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund IMF for it to back their bailout program for Greece
Millennials earning a monthly income of say P30 000 could instead be earning somewhere between P90 000 to P120 000 today
Living in the moment doesn t mean going broke Here are tips for making the most of your money to make the most out of life
Before we embark on ever deeper ties with China it’s imperative that our leaders – starting with the President himself – have a good idea of who we’re dealing with and what exactly we’re signing up for
Total FDI net inflows for the first 7 months of the year reach 4 7 billion according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
High debt levels are costly as they often end up in financial recessions that are deeper and longer than normal recessions warns IMF Fiscal Affairs Department chief Vitor Gaspar