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Positive factors offset GDP risks

While current developments such as the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak pose a risk to the country’s local output, these weren’t expected to affect economic growth drastically. This was learned from Department of Finance (DoF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III as he noted the recent positive developments like the on-time passage of the 2020 national […] The post Positive factors offset GDP risks appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneFeb 14th, 2020

Despite political risks, Fitch Ratings raises outlook for Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Global debt watcher Fitch Ratings raised its outlook for the Philippines to "positive" from "stable," despite regulatory risks under the Duterte administration. On Tuesday, February 11, Fitch cited the country's sound macroeconomic policy framework, fiscal reforms, and moderate inflation as factors for the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Market rallies; Alliance Global, Altus climb

Share prices rebounded Tuesday along with the rest of Asia,  as traders welcomed positive economic data from China and the US, which helped offset a pick-up in virus infections and the reimposition of containment measures in some countries......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Moody’s: Policies not enough to offset recession risks

The policy measures taken by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including the Philippines, to cushion the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 are not enough to offset the rising recessionary or credit risks, according to Moody’s Investors Service......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2020

2 of 6 detained jeepney drivers, COVID-19 positive

The situation in jail, according to transport group Piston, "gave the jeepney drivers higher risks of contracting the coronavirus disease." The post 2 of 6 detained jeepney drivers, COVID-19 positive appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

New normal

For National Basketball Association fans, news that practically all players want to return to the court as soon as possible can’t but be deemed positive. Even with the Board of Governors expected to unanimously fall behind Commissioner Adam Silver in his plan to restart the 2019–20 campaign with a mishmash schedule that incorporates a truncated transition to the playoffs, genuine safety concerns still exist at a level that presents not insignificant risks to purveyors of the league’s principal product. Having them compete in a bubble and limiting their physical contact with extraneous quarters present a whole new set of complications......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

PGH denies some patients caught COVID in groceries

The Philippine General Hospital in Manila has debunked rumors that most of the recently admitted COVID-19 patients in the country contracted the dreaded disease in groceries. PGH said there is “no such observed trend” with the COVID-19 positive patients admitted in their hospital. “The two most important risk factors noted are (1) travel history from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 5th, 2020

Ways to Help Children in Dealing with Stress during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Children around the world become vulnerable to risks posed by the current COVID-19 outbreak. Besides possibly contracting the virus, children may likely be affected by other harmful factors such as disrupted education, loss of income for parents due to the enhanced community quarantine, and other negative triggers to their emotional, social, and physical well-being which […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2020

Allianz Report: PH execs list business Interruption, natural catastrophes as top risks in 2020

For the Philippine executives surveyed in the recent Allianz Risk Barometer, business interruptions and natural catastrophes are the major risk factors for companies operating in the country in 2020......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

2020 budget seen to shield economy

The Finance Department expects the timely approval of the P4.1-trillion national budget this year to offset the economic risks posed by the recent Taal Volcano eruption and the coronavirus disease 2019......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2020

Better rates prompt T-bills full award

Positive investor sentiment owing to factors such as the manageable inflation outlook helped push the Bureau of Treasury’s (BTr) Treasury bill (T-bill) rate to a better plane on Monday. As a result, the BTr decided to award the T-bills in full and raised the full P20 billion on sale that met an aggressive demand. “This […] The post Better rates prompt T-bills full award appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

FDA issues warning against astringent

Despite warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and concerned citizens about its health risks, The Original Porcelana Astringent Improved Formula continues to be sold commercially in several drug stores and supermarkets in Davao City. In FDA Advisory No. 2019-119, The Original Porcelana Astringent Improved Formula has been found to be positive for the […] The post FDA issues warning against astringent appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

Getting the economy right

“This shows not only freedom from external global factors and a positive degree of insulation from the current global slowdown, but also our reliance on ourselves as the main economic driver. The post Getting the economy right appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

$3.7-B BoP surplus forecast this year

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) sees a positive balance of payments (BoP) this year as sustained investment inflows are likely to offset the expected current-account deficit. In a briefing…READ The post $3.7-B BoP surplus forecast this year appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

S& P tags downside risks to Philippine growth

External factors, political issues.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

S&P warns of external, domestic political risks

Debt watcher Standard &'38; Poor’s (S&'38;P) Global Ratings has kept its 6.1 percent growth forecast for the Philippine economy this year, but warned that downside risks may come from outside factors coupled with current political uncertainties in .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

Exercise may offset health risks of drinking – study

Exercise may offset health risks of drinking – study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2016

Demographics, fiscal stance plus factors in Philippine growth

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is one of the few Asian countries to watch out for because of positive demographics and stable fiscal position, said Ru.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2016

Sitting 8 hours a day? An hour a day of physical activity could offset the health risks – CBC News

Sitting 8 hours a day? An hour a day of physical activity could offset the health risks – CBC News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2016

‘Suspend data privacy law, let jeeps run again’

Business groups have urged the government to suspend the Data Privacy Act to better trace coronavirus-positive individuals and encourage them to disclose their status, and increase public transport capacity by allowing jeepneys to resume operations. In an interview on Thursday, Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) President Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. believed spending billions on contact-tracing efforts […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News2 hr. 40 min. ago

Actions urged to follow Duterte’s speech at UN

Going by the publicized reactions – both commending and criticizing – President Duterte’s first speech delivered online before the United Nations General Assembly last Wednesday, positive actions must follow his statements on two controversial issues besieging his administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 23 min. ago