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Global trade tensions and domestic politics spoil the Philippines' dream to be among Asia's economic juggernauts
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
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(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
The growth between the 4th quarter of 2018 and the 4th quarter of 2017 is revised to 2.5% from 3%. United States President Donald Trump had repeatedly hailed the 3%.
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
Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys
The number of jobs in the tourism industry also inches up by 1.8% to 5.4 million in 2018
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
What makes the latest growth data unsettling is that our lawmakers seem to have been directly and largely responsible for it
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(UPDATED) The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cuts the key policy rate by 25 basis points, but some economists say the move may have been done too early
(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
The World Bank says the Philippines' delayed 2019 budget and El Niño are likely to hurt economic growth
'The government must change direction, we already have one foot in recession,' says Annamaria Furlan, the head of Italy's second-biggest union
(UPDATED) While the GDP growth in 2018 misses the government's target, it does not come as a surprise to economists
The Philippines' largest business group is optimistic that the country's 'resilient' economy will continue to grow in 2019
Collectively, Southeast Asia's internet economy will grow from $72B to $240B by 2025, according to Google's report
(UPDATED) This is lower than the revised 2nd quarter figure of 6.2%
The Asian Development Bank says it revised its outlook due to the weak agriculture sector, high inflation, and continued global monetary tightening
Environmental policies that have slowed down economic growth, such as the Boracay closure and stricter rules for mining, are 'justified,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
(3rd UPDATE) The gross domestic product for the 2nd quarter of 2018 falls short of market expectations
Moody's Analytics says inflation is partly to blame for the slower gross domestic product growth
First Metro Investment Corporation president Rabboni Francis Arjonillo says the country's gross domestic product may meet or even surpass the government's target of 7% in 2018
The dip in Philippine competitiveness ranking, missing the 2017 labor target, and slow implementation of infrastructure projects are left out during the 'Tatak ng Pagbabago: Tatak ng Pag-unlad' forum
(4TH UPDATE) Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says Philippine economic growth in the first quarter of the year would have been well within government's target if it were not for high inflation
The 3 Mindanao regions are Davao, Soccsksargen, and ARMM
'Any growth above 6.7% would require vigorous investment in physical and human capital to push the economy beyond its current potential output,' says the World Bank
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The Asian Development Bank projects the Philippine economy to grow by 6.8% in 2018 and 6.9% in 2019
The Ayala-led bank also predicts the peso will depreciate 3-4% every year until 2021 as the government's infrastructure buildup progresses
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The Philippine economy lags behind China and Vietnam in 2017, but remains the fastest-growing economy in the ASEAN-5
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(2nd UPDATE) For the 4th quarter of 2017 alone, the Philippine economy grows by 6.6%. Its 2017 growth places it 3rd in Asia behind China and Vietnam.
The top 3 contributors to the upward revision are manufacturing; trade and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles, personal and household goods; as well as mining and quarrying
These projects include the Metro Manila Subway and Phase 1 of the Mindanao Railway which would encompass the Tagum-Davao-Digos Segment
The outlook of the Asian Development Bank 'assumes that growth in the government's infrastructure program will accelerate'
(UPDATED) The upgrade from BBB- to BBB is due to strong economic growth and the tax reform initiative
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In the 3rd quarter of 2017, the Philippine economy's 6.9% growth performs better than China and neighboring ASEAN countries
(4th UPDATE) The Philippines posts a 'spectacular' 7% economic growth in the 3rd quarter despite slower consumption
The top 3 contributors to the upward revision are financial intermediation; construction; and real estate, renting, and business activities
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The World Bank says long-standing armed conflict in Mindanao makes it challenging to unlock the growth potential of the region, which is a major source of agricultural products
The World Bank's new projections are 6.6% for 2017 and 6.7% for 2018, down from the previous forecasts of 6.8% and 6.9%, respectively
The global financial services giant now expects the Philippines gross domestic product to grow faster at 6 1 instead of 6 this year
Spending on infrastructure is a bright spot for the economy in the 2nd quarter of 2017 but in a role reversal it s now the private sector and not the government that is lagging