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[ANALYSIS] Why free-falling inflation is not all good

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:32 AM

A sharp drop in inflation is not an unalloyed boon. As they say, keep everything in moderation.

Inflation cools to 0.9% as rice prices drop in September 2019

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:02 AM

(UPDATED) Rice prices drop further in September 2019, but still not as low as the economic team had hoped

Bangko Sentral cuts interest rates again as inflation weakens

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas trims the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points for the 3rd time in 2019


Why Mimaropa's inflation rate remains higher than Philippine average

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Food prices are down, but what's causing prices of goods in Mimaropa to remain high?

Inflation continues downtrend at 1.7% in August 2019

Sep 05, 2019 - 9:05 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The inflation rate for August 2019 is even lower than the government's target range of 2% to 4%

Inflation remains low at 2.4% in July 2019

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation remains within target for the 6th straight month, but economists warn of the so-called base effect

Coast Guard gets new high-speed boats, trucks to boost capabilities

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Other new assets include rubber boats and fully equipped ambulances useful in disaster response and rescue operations

NEW ASSETS. Turnover and blessing ceremony of newly procured Philippine Coast Guard Assets at PCG headquarters in Manila on July 25, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Duterte's economic team sees stable inflation until his term ends

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Economic managers project inflation to settle between 2.7% and 3.5% in 2019, far from the rates experienced last year

[ANALYSIS] Praise Duterte for lowering inflation? He didn’t do it

Jul 08, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Since we’re coming from very high prices last year, and prices have now stabilized at high levels, we can expect inflation to drop significantly this year – all thanks to the base effect

Inflation slows down to 2.7% in June 2019

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:03 AM

(UPDATED) This is well within the government's target and the lowest inflation rate since September 2017

Inflation, water crisis weaken consumer outlook in Q2 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys

Bangko Sentral keeps interest rates steady, cuts inflation forecasts

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintains monetary policy settings 'for the time being' as it expects lower inflation in 2019 and 2020

RATES STEADY. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno holds a press briefing on June 20, 2019. Screenshot from BSP video

China inflation hits highest level in 15 months

Jun 12, 2019 - 4:55 PM

Rising pork and fruit prices lead to higher inflation in China for May 2019

A customer (L) buys meat at a market in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province on June 12, 2019. - Inflation in China rose to its highest level in more than a year in May driven by surges in pork and fruit prices due to the African swine fever epidemic and bad weather, official data showed on June 12. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Weak El Niño caused inflation uptick in May 2019 – NEDA

Jun 05, 2019 - 2:20 PM

'The country needs to have a more robust solution to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather conditions and climate change,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Inflation inches up to 3.2% in May 2019

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:05 AM

(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?

Eurozone inflation falls sharply amid slowdown fears

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The latest data puts consumer prices in the 19-nation single currency bloc even further from the European Central Bank's inflation goal of just below 2.0%

ECB. This file photo show the headquarters of the European Central Bank. File photo by Daniel Roland/AFP

General strike against inflation paralyzes Argentina

May 30, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Workers' unions in Argentina lead a general strike as they demand government action on rising inflation

An information board displays the status of flights, with almost all of them cancelled, at Jorge Newbery Airport on May 29, 2019 during a 24-hour general strike called by workers' unions to demand the government of Argentine President Mauricio Macri to take measures against inflation and keep the campaign promises. (Photo by Juan MABROMATA / AFP)

Venezuela claims 130,000% inflation, below international estimates

May 29, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Millions of people have fled the country as astronomical rises in the cost of consumer goods and broader economic woes have made food and basic supplies unobtainable for average people

[ANALYSIS] Duterte a ‘competent’ economic manager? Not so fast

May 09, 2019 - 12:34 PM

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

Inflation again settles within target at 3% in April 2019

May 07, 2019 - 9:03 AM

(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

Vegetables at the Commonwealth Public Market on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Inflation nightmare returns to haunt Zimbabwe

Apr 21, 2019 - 9:50 PM

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.

Emily Maphosa, 78, cooks on March 2, 2019 at her home in Emakhandeni Bulawayo. - For years now Maphosa has been ordering most her groceries from South Africa using the service of informal couriers. Items are loaded in Johannesburg onto trailers attached to minibuses which make the 550 kilometres (340 miles) journey north to the border of Zimbabwe, where economic situation has dramatically deteriorated, pushing inflation above 50 percent, and shortages of household essentials have become widespread. (Photo by ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP)

Lower inflation? ‘Pambobola iyan,’ Roxas says

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The Otso Diretso Senate bet says ordinary people still feel the effects of the higher prices of food and vegetables

MARKET STOPS. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas takes his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City on April 8, 2019. He visited the Carbon Public Market. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Inflation eases further to 3.3% in March 2019

Apr 05, 2019 - 9:05 AM

(4th UPDATE) Inflation again slows down in March. Will the central bank now cut interest rates?

[ANALYSIS] 6 economic issues senatorial bets ought to be talking about

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Here’s a suggestion: if a candidate can’t be bothered to show up in debates and lay bare their ideas for all to see, let’s not vote for him or her

El Niño to have minimal effects on inflation – NEDA

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says planting and harvesting may be delayed, but there would be no major impact on rice production

A farmer walks over the cracked soil of dried up rice field in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned of hotter days ahead due to El Nino. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

China consumer price index at lowest level in a year

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:31 PM

The consumer price index declines only at 1.5% in February year-on-year, compared to January's 1.7%

INFLATION. China's factory inflation eased in October owing to slackening demand and a trade war with the United States, while consumer price inflation is at its lowest. Photo by Nicolas ASFOURI/AFP

Diokno eyes easing monetary policy with cooling inflation

Mar 08, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Newly-installed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin Diokno says timing is important when deciding on easing monetary policies amid cooling inflation

FIRST BRIEFING. Newly-appointed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno holds his first press briefing on March 8, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Finally! Inflation in February 2019 falls within target at 3.8%

Mar 05, 2019 - 9:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Metro Manila sees its lowest inflation rate in 18 months. All other regions also exhibit slower inflation rates.

Bangko Sentral sees 'more manageable' inflation in 2019

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees inflation in 2019 averaging 3.1%, well within the target band of 2% to 4%

Media made inflation worse? Economic team never flagged it until now

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

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

Improve agriculture sector to keep inflation low – economic experts

Feb 05, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The Foundation for Economic Freedom calls on the Duterte administration to boost farm productivity, which would aid in easing inflation

Busy Farmers in North of Manila in Pugo La Union get hope after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said "€We will focus on agriculture in the coming years. We know that the major reason for inflation this year has been the logistics problems we have had in agriculture, as well as production problems."€ Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler  Busy Farmers in North of Manila in Pugo La Union get hope after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said “We will focus on agriculture in the coming years. We know that the major reason for inflation this year has been the logistics problems we have had in agriculture, as well as production problems.” Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Inflation slows down further to 4.4% in January 2019 | Midday wRap

Feb 05, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Gelo Gonzales

Inflation slows down further to 4.4% in January 2019

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:01 AM

(UPDATED) The latest inflation figure is closer to the government's target range of 2% to 4%

Feeling the inflation pinch, Filipinos hold back on spending

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:32 PM

TheNerve’s survey results show Filipinos feeling financially worse off in 2018

IN CHARTS: Inflation crisis not yet over for poorest Filipinos

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Inflation felt by the poorest Filipino households hit 7.2% in 2018, and some regions still register double digits in December

Inflation was a big story, but many had no idea what it meant

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Try out our inflation calculator to finally understand the jargon and how it affects you

Inflation rate slows down to 5.1% in December | Midday wRap

Jan 04, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Watch the midday wRap with Ralf Rivas

Inflation cools down to 5.1% in December 2018

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:04 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation eases in December amid a sharp drop in global oil prices, higher domestic rice supply, and a slight recovery of the peso

[ANALYSIS] Let’s not blame the forecasters for runaway inflation

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Antagonistic remarks only put at risk otherwise friendly relations between government and the private sector

DOF blames 'faulty' forecasts for high inflation in 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The Department of Finance says analysts' inaccurate forecasts elevated inflation expectations. But the agency's own estimates were also off.

[ANALYSIS] How rough was 2018 for the PH economy?

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:00 PM

All in all, there’s a sense that the Duterte government brought about needless economic hardships to the Filipino people in 2018

How high inflation exposed cracks in governance

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:40 PM

High, soaring, elevated, skyrocketing. We're running out of synonyms to describe inflation in 2018.

IN CHARTS: Inflation spoils Filipino family’s noche buena

Dec 08, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Rappler breaks down how much more you need to spend for this year's Christmas celebration

PANOORIN: Ano ang magagawa ng gobyerno laban sa inflation?

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Watch this explainer on how the government could bring down inflation

To tame inflation, agriculture must improve – economic managers

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Economic managers urge the Department of Agriculture to invest in modern farming tools to improve farmer productivity

IMPROVEMENT. Economic managers call on the Department of Agriculture to implement programs to improve farmer productivity. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler


House approves draft federal constitution on 2nd reading | Midday wRap

Dec 05, 2018 - 1:44 PM

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Inflation eases to 6% in November 2018

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:02 AM

(3rd UPDATE) All regions post slower inflation rates except Central Luzon, which retains its October 2018 rate

PANOORIN: Ano ang katotohanan sa inflation?

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Paano nga ba sinusukat ng gobyerno ang inflation? Gaano kalala ang sitwasyon ngayon, at ano ang mga salik o factor sa likod nito?

Defenseless vs inflation? 'Gov't should listen to people,' says Tañada

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Senatorial aspirant Erin Tañada suggests measures 'that can be easily implemented by this administration if it has the political will to listen to the people'

HIGH PRICES. Filipino shoppers carry the goods they bought at the Commonwealth Public Market on October 08, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mindanao inflation rate remains higher than national average

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the October inflation rate for all items increased to 7.6% in Northern Mindanao from September's 6.9%, while Caraga had 6.9% in October, up from from September's 6.1%