MANILA Philippine annual inflation slowed to a four-month low in November, easing pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates further with some analysts predicting a rate cut as early as next year if the inflationary pressures continue to ease.
MANILA Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the United States in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn't have much to show for it.
* Inflation to return within 2-4 pct target in 2019-2020
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MANILA The Philippine economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in the third quarter, casting doubt over the government's full-year growth target and making it less likely the central bank will immediately tighten policy to tame inflation.
MANILA A consortium of China Telecom and firms controlled by a Filipino tycoon was provisionally named winner of the Philippines' third telecoms license on Wednesday, after two rival bids were rejected and foreign players opted out.
* Central bank sees signs of disinflationary trend
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MANILA The Philippine central bank raised its benchmark interest rates for the fourth time in five months on Thursday, pushing them to seven-year highs, and kept the door open for further tightening as it battles to cool inflation.
MANILA Developing Asia could grow more slowly than previously thought next year as the U.S.-China trade war inflicts damage on the region's export-reliant economies, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday.
SANTA ROSA VILLAGE, Philippines Liezel Carada, who relies entirely on her husband's earnings as a dishwasher in Italy, has seen her income grow sharply thanks to a plunge in the Philippine peso in recent years. Yet she's having to explain to her three children that they can't afford to go to their favorite eatery anymore.
MANILA Philippine annual inflation accelerated in July and moved further away from the central bank's comfort range, strengthening expectations for further policy tightening this week.