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Air pollution deaths cost PH $2.8B in 2013

DEATHS caused by air pollution cost the Philippine economy $2.8 billion in foregone labor output in 2013, according to a study released on Thursday by the World Bank Group and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). The unrealized labor pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 8th, 2016

Politics flagged as 'main risk' to long-term PHL growth

THE Philippine economy is seen to remain upbeat over the next few years with 2016 growth seen hitting 7%, analysts at Capital Economics said, but noted that rising political concerns could endanger long-term growth prospects under the new government......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Political risk

The Philippine economy will surely expand this year but the political risk has become more unpredictable. That unpredictability could soon translate into slower economic expansion, or, in layman’s terms, fewer job opportunities and increased unemployment rate......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

7-8% growth this year onward seen 'doable'

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY could expand by at least 7% this year on the back of a sustained investment surge and steady domestic consumption, analysts said at a First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) briefing yesterday, citing global events as the biggest risk while downplaying the impact of local political developments......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Fitch cites promise of stronger state spending, but flags political risk

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY can be expected to remain among the fastest-growing in Asia Pacific next year as aggressive spending plans by the government take off, Fitch Ratings said, although local political events may weigh on the country’s credit rati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 6th, 2016

Growth shielded from shocks -- BSP chief

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY is poised to remain in growth mode in the next few years on the back of sound policies and sufficient buffers against external shocks, the central bank chief said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2016

Trump, Duterte can’t stop growth

By Karl Lester M. Yap Neither Donald Trump’s protectionist ambitions nor Rodrigo Duterte’s rants against the US are proving to be enough to derail the Philippine economy’s momentum as one of the fastest-growing in the world......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

Commentary: Trump and the Philippine economy

Suddenly, the world is in a feverish mood with the coming rule of Donald Trump as the president of the most powerful nation of the world......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2016

Stocks plunge; peso retreats

The Philippine stock market, along with the rest of Asia, plunged Wednesday as Donald Trump was elected US president, in a stunning upset with major implications for the world economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Trump's shock victory adds to risk

REPUBLICAN Donald J. Trump’s shock victory in the US presidential election has cast a cloud of uncertainty anew over the Philippine economy, as signaled by the stock market’s biggest one-day loss since late January and the peso’s rene.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Front Page: Trump's shock victory adds to risk

REPUBLICAN Donald J. Trump's shock victory in the US presidential election has cast a cloud of uncertainty anew over the Philippine economy, as signaled by the stock market's biggest one-day loss since late January and the peso's renewed weakness followin.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

World Bank optimistic about PH economy until 2018

World Bank optimistic about PH economy until 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

DA strengthens rural dev’t projects

The proposed expansion of the World Bank-assisted Philippine Rural Development Project of the Department of Agriculture (DA-PRDP) has inched towards its approval with the endorsement from the Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CC) of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

World Bank keeps Philippine growth forecasts

MANILA, Philippines - The World Bank has retained its three-year economic growth forecasts for the Philippines, but stressed these projections can be exceede.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

PH scores high in preparation, procurement of PPPs – WB

Philippine Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program scored high in preparation and procurement of PPPs in the latest World Bank Report......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

Opinion: From The Anchor's Chair -- JP Ong: "Political risk, the PSE, and the Peso"

A lot has been said and written about the recent outflow of foreign funds from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). But before we write off the markets and declare the economy's impending demise, allow me to weigh in with my two cents......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 28th, 2016

IMF, ADB raise PH 2016 growth outlooks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have separately revised upward their 2016 growth forecasts for the Philippine economy to 6.4 percent from a previous projection of 6 percent, with both institutions seeing continued ro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Philippine risk from US policy shift flagged

A SHARP TURN in immigration and trade policies in the United States could hit the Philippines through the remittances and outsourcing channels -- two key sectors of the local economy, Moody’s Investors Service said......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Capacity constraints hinder Philippine manufacturing growth – WB

MANILA, Philippines – The manufacturing sector remains on a strong growth trajectory but has barely increased capacity limits, the World Bank said in a repor.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2016

Stock Market: Shares eke out gain after BoJ policy statement

THE STOCK MARKET managed to wipe out early losses to post a gain on Wednesday, after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) unveiled a modified policy framework to tackle deflation and revive the world's second largest economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 21st, 2016