July 19, 2018, 11:19 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.0687 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01833 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03442 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51646 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02528 Australian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 3.32024 Djibouti Franc
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.93303 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.19981 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25129 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33389 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51106 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01606 Euro
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01429 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01431 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08962 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.88982 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 168.66816 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14005 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.88103 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1468 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44747 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1187 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26057 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.20183 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 269.36027 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06796 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28159 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.25963 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 813.69248 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 1.99588 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.43547 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01325 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11107 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.8771 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27484 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 75.70146 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.90311 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 16.83502 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.15413 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00566 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01534 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.4508 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 157.22035 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.15189 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.98915 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 3.00412 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24822 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05703 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01161 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02573 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17723 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31076 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.98373 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.78638 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.80995 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15122 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.64048 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64347 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29125 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.40105 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35353 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07589 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24819 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.7153 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58586 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15284 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04293 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02753 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00719 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01871 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06114 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06073 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.39618 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0692 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.97905 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06809 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07472 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.18 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.95267 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07015 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14747 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25122 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33483 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16573 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02554 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0143 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41538 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 153.38571 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.68088 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 393.68313 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16367 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.633 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24845 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.62252 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04952 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04351 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08966 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12587 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57159 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 42.49906 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49158 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 69.56977 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01871 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58277 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 145.09914 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 2239.05724 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 431.12608 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04265 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04883 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.52881 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05051 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.52881 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.90591 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.67265 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24818 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 97.07258 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.76955 Zimbabwe dollar

PH CA posts deficit of P2.5B

The current account registered a deficit of $2.5 billion, more than twice the $1.2 billion deficit recorded in 2016, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas showed.

BSP said this developed on account of the widening trade-in-goods deficit which more than offset the increased net receipts in the trade-in-services, and secondary and primary income accounts during the year.

Because of the decline, the country’s balance of payments (BOP) position for full year 2017 registered a deficit of $863 million, more than double the $420 million deficit recorded in 2016. 

BSP said this development was underpinned mainly by the increased deficit in the current account during the year, despite the reversal in the financial account to net inflows from net outflows in the previous year.

The trade-in-goods deficit for full year 2017 went up by 15.9 percent to $41.2 billion as the growth in imports of goods of 14.2 percent outpaced that of exports of goods at 12.8 percent. 

Exports of goods rose to $48.2 billion in 2017 from $42.7 billion in 2016 driven by continued demand from the country’s trading partners like China, Hong Kong, South Korea and some countries in Europe. 

The expansion in exports of goods was due largely to higher shipments of manufactured goods and mineral products, which registered double-digit growth of 10.3 percent and 72.4 percent, respectively. 

Imports of goods, meanwhile, aggregated $89.4 billion in 2017 from $78.3 billion a year ago. 

The upturn was accounted for mainly by higher imports of raw materials and intermediate goods at 16.7 percent, and mineral fuels and lubricant 32.9 percent.

Net receipts in the trade-in-services account amounted to $9.5 billion in 2017, higher than the $7 billion net receipts recorded a year ago. 

According to the BSP, the 34.8 percent expansion was accounted for by:  increased net receipts in other business services, particularly technical, trade-related, and other business services as well as computer services; reversal of financial services to net receipts from net payments; and lower net payments for travel and government goods and services. 

Earnings from BPO services for full year 2017 amounted to $22.1 billion or a growth of 9.6 percent from 2016.

The primary income account posted net receipts of $3.1 billion, 20 percent higher than the $2.6 billion net receipts in 2016. 

This was due to the expansion in net compensation inflows mostly from resident overseas Filipino workers by 5.2 percent coupled with lower net payments in investment income by 2.8 percent.

Net receipts in the secondary income account grew by 5.5 percent to $26.1 billion, boosted by the 4.1 percent increase in remittances of non-resident OF workers amounting to $24.1 billion.

Meanwhile, net receipts in the capital account totaled $57 million in 2017, 8.7 percent lower than the $62 million recorded in 2016. 

Receipts in other capital transfers of financial corporations, non-financial corporations, households, and non-profit institutions serving households declined during the year.

The financial account reversed to net inflows of $2.2 billion in 2017 from net outflows of $175 million in 2016. 

This developed mainly on account of the increase in residents’ net incurrence of liabilities to $8.7 billion even as their net acquisition of financial assets rose to $6.5 billion.

Net inflows of direct investments surged to $8.1 billion in 2017. 

The hefty increase was boosted by the significant inflows of FDI which reached a record high of $10 billion during the year. 

Investor sentiment remained positive on the back of the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and growth prospects. 

In particular, investments in debt instruments rose by 20.7 percent to $6 billion.  

Moreover, net equity capital investments expanded by 25.9 percent to $3.3 billion. 

Gross placements of about $3.7 billion originated largely from the Netherlands, Singapore, the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong. 

These were channeled mainly to gas, steam and air-conditioning supply; manufacturing; real estate; construction; and wholesale and retail trade activities.

Net outflows of portfolio investments more than doubled to $3.9 billion in 2017 as residents’ net acquisition of assets and net repayment of liabilities both increased.  

In particular, residents’ net acquisition of financial assets rose by 154.3 percent to $3.1 billion as residents’ net placements in debt securities issued by non-residents increased markedly to $2.4 billion. 
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