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Return of inflation puts focu

January 16, 2017
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LONDON - Rising prices of commodities from vanilla to oil are stoking inflation expectations and turning investor attention to profit margins at companies, especially in consumption-related industries, that may struggle to pass on rising costs to consumers.

China banks extend record $1

January 16, 2017
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BEIJING- China’s banks extended a record 12.56 trillion yuan ($1.82 trillion) of loans in 2016 as the government encouraged more credit-fueled stimulus to meet its economic growth target, despite worries about the risks of an explosive jump in debt.

Top US bank executives optimi

January 16, 2017
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NEW YORK - Executives of big U.S. banks expressed optimism on Friday about the outlook for 2017 in their first public comments about quarterly earnings since the U.S. presidential election in November.

China’s big banks poised for r

January 16, 2017
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BEIJING/HONG KONG - China’s big state-owned banks are poised to modestly accelerate profit growth and see a steady recovery in their shares in 2017 as interest margins stabilize and government policies help ease the pace of formation of new bad loans.

QE opponents voiced rare diss

January 16, 2017
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FRANKFURT- Opponents of the European Central Bank’s money-printing programme openly voiced their dissent at the ECB’s latest meeting, when the bank extended its stimulus programme despite improving economic conditions, accounts showed on Thursday.

BDO Private Bank one of world

January 09, 2017
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Global Finance magazine has named BDO Private Bank (BDOPB) one of the world’s best private banks for continuously providing the diverse investment and financial needs of its high net-worth clients.

Micro-banking offices, micro-d

January 09, 2017
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In its latest report on the state of financial inclusion in the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas provided an assessment of how access to and usage of financial services has changed in the past five years (2011-2015). 

GIR level settles at $81.05B

January 09, 2017
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Preliminary data showed that the country’s gross international reserves (GIR) stood at $81.05 billion as of end-December 2016, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco announced last week.

Bank lending grows faster

January 09, 2017
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The growth of outstanding loans of commercial banks, net of reverse repurchase (RRP) placements with the BSP, accelerated at 18.6 percent in November from 17.7 percent in October. 

Domestic liquidity expands fur

January 09, 2017
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Preliminary data show that domestic liquidity (M3) grew by 12.7 percent year-on-year to P9.1 trillion in November compared to the 12.8-percent expansion in the previous month. 


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Column of the Day

Escape from true healing

By DODY LACUNA | March 31,2017
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‘The power to forgive and the grace to accept it are not inside us.’

Opinion of the Day

A barbaric fraternity

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | March 31, 2017
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‘On the case of a mauled-to-death frat recruit, how shocking to hear Judge Perla Cabrera-Faller’s verdict that no one is to blame for the death of Marc Andrei Marcos...’