Foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the Philippines hit a record high in 2017, breaching the central bank’s forecast by a fourth.
FDIs totaled $10.05 billion last year, up 21.4% from the $828 million recorded in 2016, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said in a statement on Monday, March 12.
The full-year tally was larger than the BSP’s $8 billion forecast.
“Investors continue to view the country as a favorable investment destination on the back of the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and growth prospects,” the central bank said. — Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan