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Inflation continues downtrend in September

Consumer price growth continued its downtrend in September on the back of lower food prices and utility costs, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Friday......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarOct 4th, 2019

Inflation cools to 0.9% as rice prices drop in September 2019

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Inflation or the increase in the prices of goods continued its downtrend at 0.9% in September, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced on Friday, October 4. The latest figure is lower than the 1.7% recorded in August. It is also within the estimates of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

Inflation slows to 0.8% in October

THE country’s inflation eased further to 0.8 percent in October — the lowest in more than three years — on the back of lower prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced on Tuesday. Last month’s figure is lower than the 0.9 percent recorded in September and in May 2016, and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

Inflation cools anew in October but seen rebounding in next months

Consumer price growth softened anew in October, continuing a downtrend as base effects from 2018’s red-hot inflation kick in......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

Inflation down anew in October

INFLATION dropped further to 0.8 percent in October, the lowest recorded since the 0.9 percent in May 2016, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday. Last month’s result was down from the 0.9 percent in September and from the 6.7 percent in October 2018. It also settled within the 0.8 to 0.9 percent forecast […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

Inflation seen hitting 1.1% in Oct

THE country’s inflation is forecast to accelerate to 1.1 percent in October from 0.9 percent in September on account of higher fuel and power prices, an economist said on Tuesday. In a report, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) chief economist Ruben Carlo Asuncion said the recent drone attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil-processing facilities — […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 30th, 2019

China inflation surges in September 2019 as pork prices soar

BEIJING, China – China's consumer inflation accelerated at its fastest pace in almost 6 years in September as African swine fever sent pork prices soaring nearly 70%, official data showed Tuesday, October 15. Authorities have gone as far as tapping the nation's pork reserve to control prices ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2019

Stocks snap downtrend on low inflation results

Philippine stocks managed a comeback on the last day of the week, after five straight days of trading in the red, after the government reported that inflation continued to slow down......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2019

September inflation slowest in more than 3 years

September inflation slowest in more than 3 years.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

September inflation eases to 0.9%

September inflation eases to 0.9%.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

8 more party-list lawmakers forge alliance with Lakas-CMD

MANILA, Philippines – The Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) continues to beef up its ranks in the House of Representatives, after 8 more party-list legislators coalesced with the party. The following congressmen signed a coalition agreement with Lakas-CMD during the party's fellowship dinner on Monday night, September 30:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

Soto lifts Nats to 4-3 comeback wild-card win over Brewers

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After all the heartache and close calls, all the early exits, maybe it makes sense that a 20-year-old kid who had never been to the postseason, Juan Soto, would help the Washington Nationals finally advance in the postseason. And maybe, just maybe, it makes sense that it would be this particular edition of the Nationals, a club that went from 12 games under .500 in May to playoff participant, to demonstrate the necessary never-give-up fortitude when things looked bleak. Soto delivered a bases-loaded single against Milwaukee closer Josh Hader that scored three runs with two outs in the eighth inning, thanks in part to an error by rookie outfielder Trent Grisham, and the Nationals came back to beat the Brewers 4-3 in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night. "We started off horrible, as we all know, and we vowed that we wouldn't quit," Nationals manager Dave Martinez said, talking about the year as a whole but sounding like he could have meant this particular evening. "I told the boys, 'I promise you, stay with it, don't quit, this will turn around.' And it did. And here we are today." The Nationals carry a nine-game winning streak into their best-of-five NL Division Series against the league-best Dodgers. Game 1 is Thursday in Los Angeles, and some in the sellout crowd of 42,993 chanted "Beat LA! Beat LA!" as members of the Nationals lingered on the infield with family members. The Nationals, who moved to Washington from Montreal before the 2005 season, had been 0-3 in winner-take-all postseason games — all NLDS Game 5 losses at home, by a grand total of four runs. Indeed, eight of their past nine playoff losses had been by one run apiece. This time, it went the other way. "We've been here a bunch of times. Never kind of broke through," said Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals' first draft pick back in 2005, so someone who has been through all the disappointment. "Finally caught a break tonight." It was Zimmerman's broken-bat bloop single as a pinch hitter that helped load the bases in the eighth off Hader, who took the loss. Hader hit another pinch hitter, Michael A. Taylor, an initial ruling that stood up when the Brewers challenged, according to Major League Baseball, because there wasn't "clear and convincing evidence to overturn the call." Said Hader: "Definitely looked like it got the bat, but it also got his hand." Hader, who had 37 saves this season, also walked Anthony Rendon, filling the bags and bringing Soto to the plate. What was Soto thinking right then? "Just get a base hit up the middle," he said, "and try to help to tie the game." The runner-up for 2018 NL Rookie of the Year did more than that. Soto ripped a 96 mph fastball to right, and the ball skipped under Grisham's glove for an error. That allowed the go-ahead run to cross the plate and Soto to get to second, then turn for third. Eventually, Soto was caught in a rundown to end the inning, but that didn't matter: He had turned a 3-1 deficit into a lead, and so he clapped his hands, then pounded his chest and high-fived third base coach Bob Henley, before shouting "Let's go!" and its Spanish equivalent, "Vamonos!" "The inning was an ugly inning," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "Crazy things happen." Grisham, who has appeared in only 51 games in the majors, said the ball "came in with a little topspin, took a funny hop." His teammates tried to console a tearful Grisham with a series of hugs in the clubhouse afterward. "It's gonna sting," he said. After Max Scherzer fell behind 3-0 by giving up homers to Yasmani Grandal in the first and Eric Thames in the second, Stephen Strasburg replaced him in the sixth and threw three scoreless innings to earn the win in the first relief appearance of his major league career, regular season or playoffs. Daniel Hudson pitched the ninth for the save, getting Ben Gamel to fly out to the warning track in center with a man on to end it. "Hats off for us to for continuing to fight, because we know if we could keep it close we could have a chance at the end," said Trea Turner, who got Washington within 3-1 with a solo shot off Brandon Woodruff in the third. It wasn't until the eighth, though, that the Nationals would push more runs across. Just the sort of dramatic turnaround they pulled off this season, going from 19-31 in May to playoff team. And now it continues. "Kind of sums up our season, the way this game went," Zimmerman said. "We'll take it and we'll move on." TRAINER'S ROOM Brewers: 2018 NL MVP Christian Yelich, lost to a fractured kneecap on Sept. 10, was in the Brewers' dugout before the game. ... OFs Ryan Braun (calf) and Lorenzo Cain (ankle) were in the starting lineup despite late-season injuries. They came into Tuesday a combined 0 for 29 with 12 Ks against Scherzer and went 0 for 4 while he was in the game. Nationals: C Kurt Suzuki, who missed most of September because of a bothersome right elbow, played nine innings Tuesday. ODD FOURTH The fourth inning was bizarre. Fire alarms — false alarms, thankfully, the Nationals eventually said — rang out. The public address system went completely silent for several minutes, so the Racing Presidents mascot race in the middle of the inning went on without the usual play-by-play, and the initial two Nationals batters in the bottom half went to the plate without any walk-up music or announcement of their names. UP NEXT Left-hander Patrick Corbin will start Game 1 for the Nationals against the Dodgers, who eliminated Washington in Game 5 of their 2016 NLDS. LA won the teams' season series this year 4-2......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

BSP: Inflation to keep decline in September

INFLATION likely dropped further last month on the back of sustained deceleration in rice prices and lower electricity rates, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Monday. In a…READ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

September inflation seen below 1%

September inflation seen below 1%.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

Bangko Sentral sees benign September inflation

Inflation likely eased further in September on lower rice prices and power rates during the month, the Bangko Sentral said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

Analysts’ September Inflation Rate Estimates

INFLATION this month could turn out to be the slowest since mid-2016 due to “base effects” from the year-ago nine-year-high 6.7%, according to a poll of 16 economists, who also cited opposing pressures from oil price volatility after the Sept. 14 attack on Saudi oil facilities and lower pork prices amid the African swine fever […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019

Severe Tropical Storm Onyok continues to intensify

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Onyok (Mitag) continued to intensify on Sunday afternoon, September 29, while still moving over the Philippine Sea. In a bulletin issued 5 pm on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019

Tropical Storm Onyok continues to strengthen

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Onyok (Mitag) slightly intensified again and slowed down over the Philippine Sea on Saturday evening, September 28. In a bulletin issued 11 pm on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

WATCH: Breaking Bad fave Jesse Pinkman s story continues in El Camino trailer

MANILA, Philippines – Will Jesse Pinkman ever get his happy ending? By the looks of the new trailer for the upcoming Breaking Bad film El Camino, not quite, not yet. The teaser – released by Netflix over a commercial break in between the Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22 – is only a minute ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2019

Cone as Gilas Pilipinas coach in SEA Games? Nothing firm yet

MANILA, Philippines – Whether Tim Cone will take over as head coach for Gilas Pilipinas in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games remains to be decided.  Cone said the decision will have to wait until Monday, September 23, as he continues to discuss with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

‘Philippines still has strong case for policy easing’

Despite the brief spike in oil prices, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) can still be expected to slash policy rates in its meeting this week as the downtrend in inflation is expected to be sustained, said London-based Capital Economics......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019