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Factory output grows in March
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
A unit of Moody’s Corp. said factory output in the Philippines would continue to book a double-digit growth in March amid improved global economic conditions.
Inflation unlikely to hit 4% this year
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Inflation is not likely to reach four percent this year despite the upward pressure on consumer prices over the past few months, monetary authorities and economists said over the weekend.
Forex buffer hits 6-month high
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 7, 2017 - 12:00am
The country’s foreign exchange buffer hit a six-month high $81.82 billion in April due mainly to strong inflows as well as higher price of gold in the international market.
Investment banks see BSP turning hawkish
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Investment banks ANZ and Nomura Securities Co. Ltd. said they expect the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to keep interest rates unchanged this week, adding authorities are likely to adopt a ‘hawkish’...
Inflation steady at 3.4% in April, BSP to keep rates unchanged
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 6, 2017 - 12:00am
The country’s inflation rate held steady at 3.4 percent in April as slower price adjustments in electricity and petroleum products cushioned the impact of higher food prices, the Philippine Statistics Authority...
No reason to tweak rates – BSP
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the decision of the US Federal Reserve to keep interest rates unchanged gives authorities more room to keep its accommodative monetary policy stance.
BSP sets revision of guidelines on independent bank directors
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to revise the rules and regulations on the term limit as well as number of independent directors in Philippine banks.
Econ managers laud positive Phl ratings
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Economic managers are inspired by the positive assessment from international credit rating agencies as the government pursues major reforms under the Duterte administration.
Landbank establishes P1-B fund for jeep modernization program
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
State-run Land Bank of the Philippines has established a P1-billion credit facility to bankroll a pilot project to modernize public utility jeepneys across the country.
Economist, investment banker eyed as new Monetary Board members
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
An economist and an investment banker are top candidates to the central bank’s Monetary Board as the search for the new governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) continues to heat up.
ING, ANZ say tax reform overhaul crucial in keeping investment grade
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Dutch financial giant ING Bank and ANZ Bank said the passage of the tax reform program now pending in Congress is crucial in keeping the investment grade rating of the Philippines.
UCPB gains from UITF pool
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
UCPB reported a strong performance for its pooled investment funds gathered from individual and institutional clients in the first three months of the year amid external headwinds.
Toyota Financial issues P1.5-B notes
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Toyota Financial Services Philippines Corp. (TFSPH) raised P1.5 billion from the issuance of fixed rate notes to bankroll its capital expenditures this year.
Term deposit rates inch up
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Term deposits yesterday fetched slightly higher yields ahead of the meeting of the US Federal Reserve this week, the results of the auction at the term deposit facility at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) ...
Security Bank profit slips in Q1
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Earnings of listed Security Bank Corp. slipped 6.7 percent in the first quarter as lower trading gains pulled down the strong gains from its core businesses.
Bank loans up 19.7% to P6.2 T in March
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Credit growth accelerated to 19.7 percent in March from 18.1 percent in February amid strong demand for funds to bankroll the expansion program of corporate and individual borrowers, the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas...
Investors swamp auction for 10-year T-bonds
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) yesterday capped the rise in the yield of the newly-issued 10-year Treasury Bonds (T-Bonds) as investors swamped the auction ahead of the meeting of the US Federal Reserve this ...
Travel advisories dampen Phl growth
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Credit Suisse said the recent travel advisories issued by several governments to specific destinations in the Philippines could pull down the contribution of the tourism industry in the country’s overall economic...
PDIC eases rules on bank mergers
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
State-run Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) has relaxed its guidelines to encourage mergers and consolidations of rural banks to further strengthen the country’s banking industry.
BSP adopts multi-pronged approach for technology
by Lawrence Agcaoili - May 1, 2017 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has adopted a multi-pronged approach to deal with the impact of technology on economic growth, stability and financial inclusion.
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