Macroeconomic Policy News


21 October, 2016 at 10:57

This must be the silly season. President Duterte announced in Beijing that he was “separating” from the US militarily and economically, and the Philippines is now aligned in a triumvirate with China and Russia.

Duterte remarks seen a risk to growth

19 October, 2016 at 12:00

The Duterte administration’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda aimed at slashing poverty incidence as well as the move to reform the tax system are seen credit positive by debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service…

Building consensus

11 October, 2016 at 12:00

Today marks the 100th day of the Duterte administration. It is a good time to pause and take stock.

Duterte economic policy direction ‘uncertain’

3 October, 2016 at 15:13

While the World Bank has lauded President Duterte’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda, the multilateral lender said it was concerned about “uncertainty” in the direction of economic policies moving forward.

PH PPP framework gains high scores from...

30 September, 2016 at 15:50

The Philippines’ public-private partnership (PPP) framework has gained high scores from the World Bank, especially in preparation and procurement.

PHL can ride on government 10-point economic...

30 September, 2016 at 13:01

Despite all the noise being made about the Philippines losing its hard-earned economic edge because of President Duterte’s “unpredictability,” a European envoy on Tuesday said he sees the country potentially registering a 10-percent growth this year.

Don’t Be Scared of Duterte, Philippine Finance...

30 September, 2016 at 10:44

Foreign investors unnerved by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on crime and combustible temperament should be “more sophisticated” and focus on the fast-growing economy and investor-friendly policies, said Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.

[VIDEO] ANC Presents: Ties that Bind

16 September, 2016 at 00:57

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FULL TEXT: President Duterte’s 1st State of...

26 July, 2016 at 11:30

Trusted by practically all Filipinos, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered on Monday, July 25, his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), making major policy pronouncements on the peace negotiations, the anti-drug war, income tax reform, and transportation, among others.

[VIDEO] President Duterte at SONA 2016

26 July, 2016 at 09:56

The 100-minute-long speech is delivered in English, and punctuated by ad-libs in Filipino and Bisaya

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Key Provisions and...

17 June, 2016 at 15:03

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) among 12 Asia-Pacific countries, with both economic and strategic significance for the United States.

Monitoring Regional Economic Integration in Asia

17 June, 2016 at 14:58

Given the diversity of Asia and the capacity constraints of countries in the region to manage integration, building an integrated Asian market is not easy. It requires not only the ability to implement initiatives to support the markets, but also a high level commitment by countries to ensure that policies are…

How we will vote

6 May, 2016 at 15:09

I was having merienda with some friends last week discussing our political situation when one of them exclaimed the country is going to the dogs.

One President Away From Disaster

29 April, 2016 at 13:30

The Philippines offers one of the world’s most heartening economic success stories. Once the “sick man” of Southeast Asia, the country has recently become one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. Over the past six years its annual GDP growth rate has been above six percent.

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