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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
Gross domestic product for the July-September period has contracted 0.3% from the previous quarter, reversing growth of 0.8% in the April-June period
The International Monetary Fund urges Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to expand reforms
(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
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(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) Analysts say the slowing growth could prompt an end to Beijing's fiscal prudence
(UPDATED) This is beyond the 4.8% to 5.2% range estimated by the government for the entire year
'A continued escalation of tensions would pose real risks,' says World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo
The World Economic Forum uses a new methodology for the 2018 edition of its annual Global Competitiveness Report to reflect shifts in a world increasingly transformed by new, digital technologies
The International Monetary Fund also warns that 'everyone is going to suffer' from a trade-and-currency clash between the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies
Joko Widodo's offbeat reference to the wildly popular show draw applause from the audience attending the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali
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
In 2019 hyperinflation in Venezuela is expected to leave earth's orbit, hitting 10 million percent, a figure so large and improbable, readers of the IMF report had to count the zeroes to make sure they had the correct number
For Bozoma St. John, chief marketing officer at Endeavor and DigiCon 2018 keynote speaker, it’s by connecting to consumers through feelings
The International Monetary Fund warns that risks highlighted in previous reports 'have become more pronounced or have partially materialized' in the real world
(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 UN Conference on Trade and Development warns of 'economic storm clouds gathering,' with tepid growth being fueled by skyrocketing debt
US President Donald Trump says he is 'not happy' about the move of the central bank
The Asian Development Bank says it revised its outlook due to the weak agriculture sector, high inflation, and continued global monetary tightening
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(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
The shift would involve change in 5 key areas: the development of clean energy systems, improved urban planning, a shift towards more sustainable agriculture, smart water management and decarbonising industry.
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 arrests include 'several managers of large chains' accused of 'speculating and hoarding basic products' that are subject to prices fixed by the government
The truth is, we’re living in a sad combo of slowing growth and accelerating prices. Worse, indicators point to harder times ahead.
Brazil President Michel Temer has called on 'the international community to adopt diplomatic measures' to halt the 'tragic' exodus of Venezuelans that 'threatens the harmony of practically the entire continent'
The central bank of the crisis-hit country announces a new exchange rate amid hyperinflation
(UPDATED) Alongside the bolivar redenomination, President Nicolas Maduro announces other measures to tackle widespread poverty, including a massive 3,400% wage hike