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BDO Leasing income steady at P570 M
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
BDO Leasing and Finance Inc., the leasing and financing arm of BDO Unibank Inc. posted a net income of P570 million last year on the back of a double-digit growth in revenue.
Capital flows at risk from current account gap
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The widening of the current account deficit may increase the country’s exposure to potential sudden capital outflows, according to S&P Global Ratings.
ANZ: Inflation may breach BSP target
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The nationwide inflation  rate may breach the  2018 target  set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas due to the implementation of the new tax reform law,  according to the ANZ Banking Group.
Term deposit rates rise across the board
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Term deposit rates rose across the board yesterday, ahead of the impending reduction in the level of deposits that banks are required to maintain with the central bank.
BOP deficit widens to $531 M in Jan
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines booked a balance of payments (BOP) deficit amounting to $531 million in January amid strong outflows, reversing the $917 million surplus recorded in December.
Singapore state fund trims stake in BPI
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
GIC Private Ltd. of Singapore has reduced its stake in Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands to below five percent through a series of transactions at the Philippine Stock Exchange over the past two months.
Bank resources hit record P15.5 trillion, up 13%
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine banking industry recorded another banner year in 2017 as total assets booked a double-digit growth last year amid external challenges arising from the normalization of interest rates in the US and...
Private consumption seen growing by 5% this year
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
BMI Research said private consumption in the Philippines would continue to be strong due to the sustained economic expansion as well as improving purchasing power of consumers.
Export growth seen altering
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Barcelona-based think tank Focus Economics said the growth of Philippine exports would ease over the next two years due to soft demand from major markets including Japan, the US and China.
World’s largest bank to open in the Philippines
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Beijing-based Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank in terms of assets with $3.47 trillion, is setting up shop in the Philippines after a failed entry almost 10 years ag...
Philippine CA shortfall below international norm — BSP
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The projected shortfall in the country’s current account (CA) position, arising from strong imports to support the growing economy, is way below alarming levels, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...
Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. shifts to bulk sale approach in asset auction
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
State-run Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) is venturing into the bulk sale approach of foreclosed real estate properties of shuttered banks due to strong interest from property developers.
Mindanao rural bank first to close this year
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) closed down a four-unit rural bank in Min-danao as the regulator continues to push merger and consolidation as part of the strengthening of the country’s banking indu...
Bankers, economists laud cut in banks’ reserves ratio
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Bankers and economists were surprised but welcomed the decision of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to trim the level of deposits that banks are required to maintain with the central bank starting next mon...
Hot money yields $162 million inflow in January 2018
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Foreign portfolio investments continued to flow into the Philippines, catapulting the equities market to a new all-time high late last month with the implementation of a tax reform law as well as the country’s...
Banks urged to finance climate-friendly projects
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the World Bank’s International Finance Corp. urged Philippine banks to increase financing for climate-friendly and socially inclusive projects.
TDF offer hiked to P110 billion
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has raised the volume of the term deposit facility for the third straight week this year as liquidity continues to return to the financial system.
Banks’ reserves ratio cut to 19%
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reduced yesterday the level of deposits that banks is required to maintain with the central bank to free up P90 billion worth of funds to support the expanding economy.
Remittances hit all-time high $31.3 B in 2017
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Remittances sent by Filipinos abroad exceeded the growth target set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas last year to hit a record high $31.29 billion, providing support to the country’s economy as a major driver...
Big banks book 6.8% profit growth
by Lawrence Agcaoili - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Big banks in the Philippines booked a 6.8 percent growth last year despite the sharp drop in the industry’s trading income, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.
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