Philippine Economy

[OPINION] Development beyond Manila

9 January, 2018 at 10:12

By the looks of it, the Philippine economy has been getting more Manila- and Luzon-centric in the last 20 years.

Business leaders say economy ‘yet to run...

2 January, 2018 at 18:00

A stable environment helped the economy rev up in 2017, and business groups now believe tax reform, further ease of doing business…

[OPINION] RevGov: To be or not to...

15 December, 2017 at 13:00

That is the question. Do we need a revolutionary government, or not? We do need something.

[OPINION] Half full, half empty

22 November, 2017 at 13:00

News about the economy’s 6.9-percent growth was met with collective relief, in some cases jubilation, when the Philippine Statistics Authority released the third-quarter economic data last week.

[EDITORIAL] Challenges amid growth

21 November, 2017 at 13:00

Despite the siege in Marawi, inflation, political noise and external factors, the economy grew by a better-than-expected 6.9 percent in the third quarter.

[OPINION] Bad news, good news on jobs

31 October, 2017 at 10:00

The July job figures were just released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and alas, the headline numbers have moved in the wrong direction.

PH one spot higher in Global Competitiveness...

27 September, 2017 at 10:08

The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, published today, sees the Philippines going up in global competitiveness rankings by 1 notch, from 57th in 2016 to 56th in 2017.

[OPINION] Behind the dark clouds

27 April, 2017 at 10:09

I recently called attention to “dark clouds” that we need to watch, seen in weakening numbers on the economy, particularly accelerating price inflation, rising unemployment, and slowing growth.

[OPINION] Doing the wrong things?

12 April, 2017 at 10:09

In my last piece, I noted dark clouds over the economy seen in worsening numbers on inflation, unemployment, and economic growth, among others. Some readers questioned my numbers, which are all official data published by…

Philippine economy surges and shrugs off politics...

27 January, 2017 at 08:00

Economic growth in the Philippines surged in 2016, making it among the world’s fastest-growing countries last year as strong domestic demand helped it shrug off political risks at home and abroad.

DTI: Investors warming up to Du30’s tough...

23 December, 2016 at 14:00

The total value of investment pledges approved by the Board of Investments (BOI) this year may have grown by as much as 15 to 20 percent, backed by sustained investor interest despite the controversial rhetorics of President Duterte.

[VIDEO] The Philippine Economy Yearend Report

20 December, 2016 at 17:43

The Philippine Economy Yearend Report
ABS-CBN News | December 16, 2016

Bye, Monkey; Hello, Rooster!

20 December, 2016 at 09:48

As 2016 ends, we are likely to remember it as earth-shaking and game-changing. It was a year of surprises that included Brexit and the elections of President Duterte and Donald Trump, and even the win of the Chicago Cubs and the defeat of the Golden State Warriors.

Razon, Zobel favor opening PH economy

12 December, 2016 at 14:59

Businessmen Enrique Razon and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala are in favor of opening the economy to foreign investors saying it is good for the country.

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