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Moody’s says overheating farfetched; FMIC, UA&P see Q1 growth past 7%

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY is far from overheating, with growth poised to clock faster even as inflation quickens further, according...

BMI flags rising risks in Philippine infrastructure

THE Philippines’ infrastructure sector faces rising risks from implementation hurdles and political concerns, BMI Research said in a Jan. 24 note. The Fitch Group unit...

Economic expansion to ease — BMI

PHILIPPINE economic growth is expected to moderate until next year -- due largely to base effects from 2016’s election-related boost and a “deterioration of...

Spending challenges flagged amid GDP growth

STANDARD CHARTERED Bank sees “steady” Philippine economic growth in 2018 on the back of an infrastructure development push, even as it expects state spending...

2017 growth ‘strong’ despite slowdown

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda Senior Researcher THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY expanded last quarter at a pace slightly slower than expected even as full-year growth fell within...

Economy expands at 6.6% in fourth quarter, 6.7% in 2017

The Philippine economy posted 6.6% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. The October-December outcome...

Expectations of strong Q4 2017 growth mount

THE PHILIPPINES is expected to have clocked gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 that put the full-year pace well...

World Bank sees 6.7% GDP growth this year

THE WORLD BANK has raised its economic growth forecast for this year on the back of upbeat expansion in the second and third quarters. The...

IMF sees PHL credit rise easing

CREDIT GROWTH in the Philippines may slow next year, an official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said, with such deceleration expected to allay...

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...

Eyes on Philippines as it winds down stint at region’s helm

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-at-Large THE PHILIPPINES’ stint as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year is winding down: the bloc’s...

DoF confident infra will sustain 7% GDP growth

THE GOVERNMENT is confident the economy will sustain a 7% growth rate over the medium term, the Finance department said. “The 6.5% growth for the...

FMIC-UA&P report sees 6.5% Q3 GDP growth

ECONOMIC GROWTH likely at least sustained in the third quarter the pace clocked in the preceding three months, on the back of strong household...

BSP minutes: economy not overheating

THE ECONOMY is far from overheating with rising credit growth accompanied by increased domestic activity, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said in the...

Investor confidence ‘strong’ — IMF

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter INVESTOR SENTIMENT remains favorable for the Philippines despite increased political noise, an official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

IMF, AMRO see slower PHL growth for this year

THE PHILIPPINES will likely remain a growth leader in Southeast Asia, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and regional think tank ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office...

ADB says gov’t on ‘right track,’ keeps Philippine GDP forecasts

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter THE GOVERNMENT is on track as it pushes tax reform and infrastructure development, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in...

FMIC, UA&P expect economic growth to pick up this semester

ECONOMIC GROWTH will likely pick up this semester as exports have so far maintained a double-digit pace of increase and as government starts more...

Malaysian debt rater upgrades Philippines’ credit outlook

A MALAYSIAN debt watcher has upgraded the Philippines’ credit outlook to “positive” from “stable” in the face of strong economic growth, rising foreign investment...

IMF to check PHL economic health as it raises SE Asia...

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-at-Large KUALA LUMPUR -- A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is visiting the Philippines this week for an annual...

Why Philippine market matters most in ASEAN

By Arnold S. Tenorio, Research Head FORGET mega-cities, or countries for that matter, if companies want to take part in ASEAN’s consumer growth story. This is...

Cetaphil credits word-of-mouth for double-digit growth

TEXAS-BASED SKINCARE brand Cetaphil celebrates its 20 years since entering the Philippine market by strengthening their marketing efforts to include TVCs to sustain the...

Makati Business Club Executive Outlook Survey

Many senior executives of some of the Philippines' biggest companies expect the general economy to fare better than in 2015 and their businesses to...

Estimated growth rates of Southeast Asian countries in 2016

Below are the Asian Development Bank’s GDP growth projections for Southeast Asian countries. The Philippines is poised to expand faster than regional averages in...

Gross domestic product growth, developing Asia

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