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PHL economy poised to sustain growth momentum

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Philippine economy will maintain an above-6% expansion in 2018 supported by “broad-based” growth drivers, a local think...

PHL, China sign agreement for maiden panda bond issuance

THE Philippine government and the Bank of China (BOC) on Thursday signed the underwriting agreement of the country’s maiden issuance of $200 million worth...

BAP looks to develop digital identity technology for banks

THE Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) has partnered with a technology and consulting company to develop an industry-wide facility to enhance the country’s...

Economic expansion in Q2 faster than initially estimated — PSA

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY in the second quarter grew at a faster pace than previously reported, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said a day before...

OECD sees faster 2nd half PHL growth

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter PHILIPPINE gross domestic product (GDP) growth should pick up slightly this semester from the first half’s 6.45% average on the...

Security, integration top ASEAN dialogue concerns

THE FOLLOWING are the outcomes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) dialogues with its global partners at the 31st ASEAN Summit: HONG KONG:...

Banks see interest rates rising

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter INFLATION could hover close to four percent next year on the back of accelerating oil prices and tax-related adjustments,...

Burned Southeast Asia craves Trump love after trade rebuff

Donald Trump is more popular in Southeast Asia than almost anywhere else. After years of being chided by Barack Obama over human rights, some of...

Do you know your TPPs from your RCEPs, NAFTAs and OBORs?

Danang, Vietnam -- In the world of trade diplomacy, the acronym is king. As world leaders descend on the Vietnamese city of Danang for the...

Poll bares expectation of faster growth

By Lourdes O. Pilar Researcher ANALYSTS expect the country’s overall economic growth to have stayed above six percent last quarter on the back of strong domestic...