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Rising prices weigh on business

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter BUSINESSES OPTIMISM softened this quarter from the past year amid rising commodity prices — marking the third straight quarter-on-quarter dip and the lowest point since 2010 — although the outlook for the next three months improved on expectations of higher consumer demand ahead as Christmas holidays approach. Results of… link: Rising prices weigh on business.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerSep 6th, 2018

Rising prices weigh on business

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter BUSINESSES OPTIMISM softened this quarter from the past year amid rising commodity prices — marking the third straight quarter-on-quarter dip and the lowest point since 2010 — although the outlook for the next three months improved on expectations of higher consumer demand ahead as Christmas holidays approach. Results of… link: Rising prices weigh on business.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Analysts, media made 2018 inflation worse, says BSP - Inquirer Business

Did market analysts and business reporters make last years inflation spike worse by scaring the public into believing that consumer prices would continue rising for a prolonged period? The post Analys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Wage, tax concerns weigh down Japanese firms’ business plans

Fewer Japanese firms operating in the Philippines expect to expand this year and in 2020 compared to the previous year, amid concerns on rising wages and taxation procedures, a survey from Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) showed......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

US Fed: Trade uncertainty could erode investments, confidence

US central bankers warned Thursday that the risks and uncertainty created by tariffs and restrictive trade policies could undermine strong business confidence and investments. The Federal Reserve cited increasing concerns among businesses about domestic and foreign trade policies, as well as rising prices for goods like steel and aluminum. The minutes of the June 12-13 […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Air Asia expansion in PH seen slowing down

Philippines Air Asia said its hiring and business expansion could slow if oil prices would continue to increase. The company, a unit of Malaysian budget carrier Air Asia Berhad, is seeking to further mitigate the rising cost of oil although it is not yet contemplating asking the government to allow it to impose a fuel surcharge as its rivals had done, CEO Dexter Comendador said in a recent interview. In recent months, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air sought the Civil Aeronautics Board's approval to allow them to again include a fuel surcharge in the ticket price. "If they are given [the go-signal], then we can follow," Comendador said. He said Philippines Air Asia, in...Keep on reading: Air Asia expansion in PH seen slowing down.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Business confidence drops in first 3 months of 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Friday, March 2, that overall confidence in the economy dropped for the first 3 months of 2018 due to the new tax law, the post-holiday hangover, rising fuel prices, and increased competition. The BSP Q1 2018 Business Expectation Survey ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Serious agenda, fun approach: Party-list groups go dancing

Progressive party-list groups on Tuesday kicked off their election campaign, drumbeating old issues of social injustice and rising prices with new ways of catching attention to win votes in the midterm polls in May. Flash mobs of dancing women in Quezon City dramatized the opposition of Gabriela party-list group to the government's tax reform law amid rising prices. Members and supporters of the Kabataan party-list group toured several universities in Quezon City and Manila with their mascot to promote the "youth agenda" of free education, freedom of speech and gender equality. Members of Kabataan and Gabriela, along with Bayan Muna, Alliance of Concerned Teachers and Anakpawis,...Keep on reading: Serious agenda, fun approach: Party-list groups go dancing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

With high interest rates, PH may see rising bad debts - Inquirer Business

Higher interest ratesmonetary authorities response to last years elevated inflationmay increase bad loans in the Philippines The post With high interest rates, PH may see rising bad debts appeared fir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

With high interest rates, PH may see rising bad debts

Higher interest rates---monetary authorities' response to last year's elevated inflation---may increase bad loans in the Philippines, UK-based Oxford Economics said.   "Rising bad bank loans are a risk in several emerging markets (EM) where interest rates have risen steeply in the past year, such as Pakistan, Turkey, Argentina, the Philippines and Indonesia," Oxford Economics lead economist Adam Slater said in a Feb. 7 report titled "EM debt: the bubble may already have burst."   As inflation, or the rate of increase in prices of basic commodities, picked up to its fastest pace in a decade last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' Monetary Board jacked up key inte...Keep on reading: With high interest rates, PH may see rising bad debts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

CoreLogic Reports December Home Prices Increased by 4.7 Percent Year over Year

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2019--CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI ) and HPI Forecast for December 2018, which shows home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 4.7 percent year over year from December 2017. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 0.1 percent in December 2018. ( November 2018 data was revised. Revisions with public records data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates the newly released public data to provide updated results each month.) Looking ahe...Keep on reading: CoreLogic Reports December Home Prices Increased by 4.7 Percent Year over Year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Inflation slowed to 4.4%, but food prices up in NCR in January - Inquirer Business

Inflation rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in January, the slowest in 10 months, partly as the full impact of the second round of oil excise tax increase under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Palay prices continue decline - Inquirer Business

The average farmgate price of palay has continued to decline with the onset of the harvest season plus the entry of imported rice. The post Palay prices continue decline appeared first on Inquirer Bus.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Neda: Liberalization of sugar industry next | Inquirer Business

The government is eyeing to allow private users to directly import sugar to cut its costs and bring down domestic retail prices, according to officials of the state planning agency National Economic a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

BSP sees inflation rate back to 2-4% range in 2019, 2020 | Inquirer Business

Last years high inflation episode will be a thing of the past with the rate of increase in consumer prices this year and next year expected to return within the governments target band, according to t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Megaworld selling P1.5B Cavite office units

MANILA, Philippines -- Tycoon Andrew Tan-led property developer Megaworld Corp. seeks to diversify its revenue stream by selling about P1.5 billion worth of office property inventory at its township development in General Trias, Cavite. Megaworld's 17-storey One Corporate Place at the 140-hectare Maple Grove is offering 93 office units with layout sizes ranging from 63 square meters to 281 square meters. This new office inventory targets corporate offices and business process outsourcing companies, including small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). "Maple Grove's rising business district in this side of Cavite allows companies to thrive and grow their businesses in a green and sustainab...Keep on reading: Megaworld selling P1.5B Cavite office units.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

PNOC mulls investment in fuel storage facility

State-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) is considering investing in a fuel storage facility as part of the government’s thrust to put up a strategic petroleum reserve to cushion the impact of rising oil prices in the international market......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Liberalization of sugar importation worries local industry | Inquirer Business

Stakeholders of the sugar industry are not that optimistic with the governments decision to liberalize sugar imports in the country as a means to address the spike in the commoditys retail prices. The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Right of way woes | Inquirer Business

At its first Philippine Economic Briefing in London last year, the government highlighted the countrys economic progress, characterized by rising foreign investor interest, strong gross domestic produ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

BSP expects inflation back at 2 to 4% target

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said inflation may revert back to the two to four percent target this year despite the uptick in the pump prices of petroleum products brought about by rising global prices and higher excise tax......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Central bank, competition watchdog caution against move to raise prices of farm goods amid rising supply

THE CENTRAL BANK and the competition watchdog cautioned against moves to raise prices of agricultural products at a time of improved food supply, saying this could disrupt inflation’s slowdown, faster economic growth and healthy sectoral competition......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019