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Benchmarks show that iOS updates don't slow down old iPhones

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

New 3DMark test results show a minimal performance decrease among older iPhones after upgrading to iOS 11


Strong Q2 showing maintains pace for more inclusive growth – DOF

Aug 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM

We expect to continue this growth trajectory but with a difference from the previous administration because we will be reducing poverty rates says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

PH's D&L Industries makes it to Forbes 2016 'Best Under A Billion'

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The chemical manufacturer is the only Filipino firm on this year s list which recognizes Asia s best performing SMEs

Philippine economy to top ASEAN-5 in 2016 – IMF

May 03, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Continued strong domestic demand will help the country offset risks from a volatile global market says the International Monetary Fund

WTO cuts 2016 global trade forecast to 2.8%

Apr 08, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Trade is still registering positive growth albeit at a disappointing rate says WTO Director General Robert Azevedo

epa05247499 Roberto Azevedo, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General, speaks during a press briefing on the 2016 global trade forecast, at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 07 April 2016. EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI

Global recovery 'too weak, too fragile' – IMF chief

Apr 05, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Christine Lagarde hints the International Monetary Fund will cut its global growth forecast for the year amid increasing risks

epa05244579 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends during a conference at the House of Finance of the university in Frankfurt, Germany, 05 April 2016. IMF Director Lagarde is holding a lecture in Frankfurt on 05 April with welcome remarks by Bundesbank president Weidmann. EPA/BORIS ROESSLER

Feeling global slowdown, Fed keeps interest rate unchanged

Mar 17, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The Federal Open Market Committee expects the US economy to grow only 2 2 in 2016

epa05214765 Chair of the US Federal Reserve Janet Yellen responds to a question from the news media during a press conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, USA, 16 March 2016. The press conference comes at the conclusion of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), led by Fed Chair Yellen. EPA/SHAWN THEW

China cuts 2016 growth target to '6.5% to 7%'

Mar 05, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Downward pressure on the economy is growing Domestically problems and risks that have been building up over the years are becoming more evident says Premier Li Keqiang

CHINESE ECONOMY. A construction site in the central business district (CBD) of Beijing, China, January 19, 2016. File photo by Wu Hong/EPA

PH outlook bright despite China slowdown – IMF

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:57 PM

The IMF predicts that the future will be in services and the Philippines is well suited for the shift

PH merchandise exports dip by 5.6% in 2015

Feb 16, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The trade department says weak demand from China and Japan pulled down regional exports but there are signs of growing optimism as it predicts total Philippine exports to grow by 8 to 9 for 2016

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Feb 05, 2016 - 6:49 PM

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China sets 2016 growth target at 6.5-7%

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:10 PM

The world s second largest economy admits its slowdown will continue this year

epaselect epa05110096 A migrant worker and a Chinese man walk passing by a construction site in central business district (CBD) of Beijing, China, 19 January 2016. China's economy grew 6.9 percent in 2015, according to official figures released 19 January, marking the slowest growth in more than a quarter of a century. The growth missed the 7-per-cent target that the government had set for the year and is the weakest since 1990. It matched predictions of 6.9 percent by economists. EPA/WU HONG

Moody's: PH growth in 2016 likely better than peers

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:18 PM

The Philippines has shown strong growth compared to export oriented Asian economies says Moody s

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Jan 28, 2016 - 7:34 PM

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Philippine GDP grows 6.3% in Q4 2015

Jan 28, 2016 - 10:13 AM

UPDATED For the entire year the country s GDP grew an average of 5 8 the Philippine Statistics Authority says

How falling oil prices could be good for PH

Jan 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Filipinos stand to benefit from cheaper gas and less inflation but global markets are expected to stay volatile

OIL BOOST. While oil-producing nations and global markets are suffering, economists think that the Philippines' consumption-led economy will get a boost from low oil prices this year as consumers benefit from cheaper utilities and lower inflation.

World at risk: WEF warns vs more chaos, fractured states

Jan 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Connections are fracturing at a time when changes in the global economy and climate require common direction says the World Economic Forum

Foreign direct investments inch up in October

Jan 12, 2016 - 3:03 PM

The latest figure reflects favorable investor sentiment but FDI inflows is still down from January October 2015

SUSTAINED. The net inflows are sustained amid uncertainties in the global financial markets brought about by the interest rate lift off in the US and the economic slowdown in China. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Stock market decline steepest since 'Black Monday'

Jan 11, 2016 - 7:27 PM

The PSEi hits below 6300 level

epa05087328 Filipino traders cheer during the first trading day of the year 2016 at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, 04 January 2016. Shares in major Asian markets fell sharply on the first trading day of the new year, as sentiment was hurt by disappointing results from the Chinese economy. The losses came amid declines in Chinese markets triggered by another fall in the purchasing managers index, a key indicator of the strength of China's manufacturing sector, which led to the suspension of trade at Chinese stock markets. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Downtrend for PH stocks in 2016

Jan 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The market is still on a downtrend with no signs yet that it is about to reverse But it’s not all grim Read on

FIRST TRADING DAY 2016. Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Chairman Jose Pardo (center) with other PSE officials lead the bell ringing during the first trading day of the year 2016 at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in Makati financial district, January 4. Shares in major Asian markets fell sharply on the first trading day of the new year, as sentiment was hurt by disappointing results from the Chinese economy. Mark C. Cristino / EPA

Remittances flat in October

Dec 15, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Cash remittances sent by Overseas Filipinos are slightly up to 3 7 in the first 10 months of 2015 BSP says

UNCHANGED. BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. says the amount of cash remitted by overseas Filipinos was almost unchanged at $2.23 billion in October from $2.29 billion in the same month last year.

Moody's retains credit rating, stable outlook for PH

Dec 14, 2015 - 7:55 PM

The debt watcher keeps its Baa2 rating for the country on a stable outlook

RETAINED. Moody’s retained its credit rating and outlook for the country. it upgraded the country’s credit rating to Baa2 – a notch above the minimum investment grade – with a stable outlook in December 2014.

Robert Kiyosaki: ‘Biggest’ market crash likely in 2016

Dec 02, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The bestselling author details why stock market manipulation may result in a crash bigger than in 2007

GLOBAL WARNING. Kiyosaki (center)  says that part of the reason he travels and gives talks around the world is to warn people of what is happening in the global economy. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Robert Kiyosaki: Traditional school is useless

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:53 AM

The bestselling author tells Filipinos why doing well in school no longer works and why savers are losers

OUTSPOKEN. 'The most stupid people today are going to school working hard, investing long term in the stock market, and paying off school debt,' says Robert Kiyosaki. Photos courtesy of Laurus Enterprises

APEC 2015: Xi pushes 'win-win' China-led trade deal

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:29 PM

We must commit ourselves to win win cooperation oppose protectionism and promote fair competition Chinese President Xi Jinping tells participants at the APEC CEO Summit

CHINESE LEADER. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the international airport of Manila on November 17, 2015, to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

Foreign portfolio investments result in net inflows in October – BSP

Nov 13, 2015 - 5:12 PM

There are still a lot of uncertainties in the market Hence the target of a higher foreign portfolio investments could be a challenge BSP deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo says

HOT MONEY. The central bank says 31.2% went to peso-denominated government securities while the rest of the investments were in other peso debt instruments.

APEC 2015: A sense of déjà vu

Nov 12, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The current and former NEDA chiefs compare the Philippine economy on the eve of the country s hosting of the APEC summit in 1996 and in 2015 Then and now the global community saw the country as poised to reach great economic heights

Inflation eases further in Q3 – BSP

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:52 PM

UPDATED Inflation the rate at which prices of goods and services rise continues to dip thus bringing the year to date average inflation to 1 6

RISKS. A stock investor sits in front of an electronic screen showing stock price at a brokerage house in Beijing, China on July 6, 2015. PH's central bank says the slowdown in the Chinese economy and from uncertainty surrounding the US interest rate lift-off drive up risk aversion and the search for safe-haven assets. File Photo by EPA / Wu Hong

Rupiah rallies after latest Fed meeting

Oct 09, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Asian equities also pushed higher after minutes from the Federal Reserve s latest policy meeting suggested it could keep borrowing costs at record lows into next year

ING Bank forecasts 6% PH GDP growth in Q3

Oct 05, 2015 - 8:45 PM

The Manila office of the Dutch financial institution says the growth accelerates on the back of increased government spending for the first 8 months of 2015

GROWTH. The Manila office of the Dutch financial institution says the third quarter growth accelerates on the back of increased government spending for the first 8 months of 2015. Image from ING Bank Flicker account

World Bank again cuts PH growth forecast for 2015

Oct 05, 2015 - 3:22 PM

The latest projection of 5 8 this year takes into account risks from the slow global economic recovery rising interest rates China’s slowdown and El Niño

UPDATING. World Bank representatives explain its latest Philippine growth projections in the wider context of the region at the launch of its latest report entitled: East Asia Pacific Economic Update, October 2015: Staying the Course. Photo By Chris Schnabel / Rappler

China, US rate hike loom over global finance summit

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:02 PM

The prospect of rising US interest rates and China’s slowdown are contributing to uncertainty and higher market volatility the IMF chief says

BE CONCERNED. "There has been a sharp deceleration in the growth of global trade. And the rapid drop in commodity prices is posing problems for resource-based economies," says International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. File photo by EPA / Jim Lo Scalzo

PH less vulnerable to external shocks – Fitch

Oct 02, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The picture for emerging markets is not uniformly gloomy says Fitch

LESS EXPOSED, Fitch Asia-Pacific Sovereigns Head Andrew Colquhoun said the Philippines, India, and Vietnam are less exposed to the external risks that prompted the debt watcher to lower its global economic growth forecast to 2.3% this year. Photo from EPA

Second half will be better – economists

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:25 PM

The Philippine economy will pick up steam due to the expected surge in OFW remittances more infra projects and early spending for the 2016 polls

SUNNIER OUTLOOK. Higher infrastructure spending, election multiplier, and robust OFW remittances will be the main drivers of Philippine economy in the second half of the year, economists say

Philippines' Q2 GDP growth rises to 5.6%

Aug 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM

2ND UPDATE Although below expectations the growth is respectable and still makes the Philippines an attractive market says NEDA chief Arsenio M Balisacan

Worst may be over for PH stocks

Aug 26, 2015 - 12:20 PM

A GDP number over 5 7 will probably entice buyers back to the market analysts say

July inflation to hit below 1% – forecast

Jul 29, 2015 - 5:45 PM

An estimated 0 7 inflation rate is seen due to lower fuel prices slashed Meralco rates and decreasing food prices a finance undersecretary says

BSP ready to step in if China slowdown heightens

Jul 20, 2015 - 12:38 AM

The central bank is confident that the economy will withstand the slowdown having faced similar pressures last year

GOING DOWN. A stock investor sits in front of an electronic screen showing stock price at a brokerage house in Beijing, China on July 6. File Photo/EPA Wu Hong

China's economic slowdown: A double-edged impact on PH

Feb 20, 2015 - 8:00 AM

But it is unlikely to drag down the Philippines’ economic growth analysts say

Indonesian economic growth slows to 5.78% in 2013: govt

Feb 05, 2014 - 1:19 PM

The 5 78 growth was stronger than forecasts but below the 6 23 expansion of 2012

SLOWED GROWTH. Indonesia economy slows its growth in 2013.

IMF likely to cut global growth estimates

Sep 25, 2012 - 8:53 AM

The International Monetary Fund is likely to lower its growth estimates for the global economy when they are published next month

WEAKER GLOBAL GROWTH. Christine Lagarde in a file photo courtesy of the IMF

Amid fears of a slowdown, China's manufacturing slumps

Sep 01, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Amid worries that the economic giant is slowing down Chinese manufacturing contracted for the first time in 9 months

How dependent is the Philippine economy on China?

May 23, 2012 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines has its eyes on a potential military threat from China but a potentially larger looming threat is economic

Austerity among rich countries hit developing world: OECD

Apr 08, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Rich countries applying budget austerity cut their aid to developing countries by 2 7 in 2011

DPWH to repair major roads during Holy Week

Apr 04, 2012 - 5:04 PM

DPWH promises to minimize public inconvenience but expects traffic to slowdown on a number of major roads

'Worst is over' in eurozone debt crisis: ECB chief

Mar 22, 2012 - 4:53 PM

The worst is over in the eurozone debt crisis but risks remain and it is up to governments to resolve them says European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi

If world economy sneezes, will Philippine BPOs catch a cold?

Oct 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM

It is said that when the U S sneezes the whole world catches a cold but not all countries are equally sick in the current global recession