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US and Chinese representatives return to the bargaining table amid a sudden flare-up in hostilities, while President Donald Trump is still hopeful of salvaging a trade deal
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
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde also says recent 'rumors and tweets' make an agreement between the United States and China less likely
(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
The United States Federal Reserve votes unanimously to keep the benchmark interest rate in a range of 2.25% to 2.5%
The return to slender growth is heralded by surprisingly positive industrial output figures in January and February after 4 months of contraction
(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%
Fitch Ratings says the delayed passage of the 2019 budget, aggressive interest rate hikes, and the US-China trade war will weigh on the Philippines' economic growth
Prices of goods and services in Zimbabwe are skyrocketing at rates unseen in a decade. 'It's a miracle how people are surviving,' says a resident.
(UPDATED) The Philippines' balance of trade in goods increased to a $2.79-billion deficit, from a $2.54-billion deficit year-on-year
The IMF's World Economic Outlook once again downgrades global growth to 3.3% for 2019, two tenths lower than the global crisis lender forecast in January and 4 tenths lower than October
Swedish firms doing business in the Philippines expect double-digit growth in the next 3 years, but also note that doing business in the country 'is not easy'
(4th UPDATE) Inflation again slows down in March. Will the central bank now cut interest rates?
The Asian Development Bank trims its 2019 growth prospects for the Philippines, but expects it to be among the few countries which may beat their 2018 figures
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde says the world economy is vulnerable to shocks from Brexit, high debt levels, and trade tensions
The World Bank provided dictator Ferdinand Marcos a curtain of international legitimacy behind which he and his cronies plundered the public till
The World Bank says the Philippines' delayed 2019 budget and El Niño are likely to hurt economic growth
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says the currency union 'is not resilient enough' to emerge unscathed from 'unexpected economic storms'
'We see that as essential not only for China to reach its full potential, but also for the global economy to thrive,' Tim Cook says
The United States Federal Reserve's surprising change of direction follows the 4 rate increases in 2018
Economists also expect the United States Federal Reserve to once again lower the number of rate hikes projected in 2019
The UK economy is forecast to grow by 1.2% in 2019, sharply down on the government's prediction of 1.6% in October 2018
The government was optimistic that economic growth could hit 7% to 8%. Now, that lower-end figure is now the highest target.
The flagging economy coupled with a currency crisis last year are sensitive issues for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party before the vote on March 31
There is a growing demand for socially responsible approaches to digital design and user experience
(UPDATED) The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development lowers its forecast to 3.3% for this year, down from the 3.5% it predicted in November
(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.
(UPDATED) Researchers at the IWH Institute in Halle, eastern Germany say a no-deal Brexit could put 600,000 jobs around the world at risk, with Germany the hardest hit
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
'The bottom line – we see an economy that is growing more slowly than we had anticipated,' says International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde
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
'For an institution whose decisions have had an impact on the lives of millions of Europeans, there is much about the Eurogroup that is mysterious,' Transparency International says in its report
(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
In Italy, official data shows it shrank 0.2% in the final quarter of last year after a 0.1% drop in the third quarter. The technical definition of a recession is economic contraction for two quarters in a row.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III is proposing a reenacted budget for the whole year, but this would threaten the Philippines' economic growth
Private businesses face new hurdles as costs rise and financing becomes harder to come by
(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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The 6.6% growth is above the official target of around 6.5%, but is down from the 6.8% chalked up in 2017, according to the National Bureau of Statistics
First Metro Investment Corporation expects economic growth and lower inflation, but a weaker peso in 2019