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Banking And Finance

PH Fintech offers low-cost mon

July 24, 2017
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FinTech is especially attractive in emerging markets like the Philippines because of the massive opportunity to serve those without access to efficient payments and banking services today.

Lending standards unchanged

July 24, 2017
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Results of the Q2 2017 Senior Bank Loan Officers’ Survey (SLOS) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas  showed that most of the respondent banks continued to maintain their credit standards for loans to both enterprises and households during the quarter based on the modal approach.

Clouds forming over top fund

July 24, 2017
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A collapse in market volatility to record lows across currencies, fixed income and equities means carry trade strategies, in which investors borrow in a low-yielding currency to invest in a higher-yielding one, have proven very rewarding.
 

Australia CB says not in a hu

July 24, 2017
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ADELAIDE- A top Australian central banker gave a clear signal on Friday that interest rates in the country were set to remain at record lows for a while yet, wrong-footing hawks and sending the local currency sliding from a two-year peak.

Global investors turn to stock

July 24, 2017
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With equity indexes at all-time highs, global mutual fund and ETF investors may be choosing now as the time to reverse a long-running move into bonds and out of equities.

ECB rate setters see decision

July 24, 2017
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FRANKFURT- European Central Bank policymakers see October as the most likely date to decide whether to claw back stimulus and consider December, an option flagged by staff, as too late, four sources with direct knowledge of the discussion said.

Fintech not a threat to local

July 17, 2017
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The new wave of financial technology – better known as fintech – is often portrayed as a disruptive force now threatening banks with new, agile and savvy competitors. 

FDIs 61.1% lower in April

July 17, 2017
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Foreign direct investments (FDI) continued to post net inflows amounting to $874 million in April 2017 as all FDI components registered positive balances during the month. 
 

Hot money reaches $2B

July 17, 2017
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Registered foreign portfolio investments in June reached $2.0 billion, higher by 35.8 percent and 11.4 percent than the $1.5 billion figure in May and  the $1.8 billion a year ago. 

Weak US inflation, retail sale

July 17, 2017
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Policymakers are confronted with benign inflation and a tight labor market as they weigh a third rate hike and announcing plans to start reducing the central bank’s $4.2 trillion portfolio of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities. 
 

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Column of the Day

Wyoming, we want our bells back!

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | July 26,2017
‘I uphold and stand for the entirety of President Duterte’s SONA... Also for his demand for the return of the Balangiga Bells whose fate I wrote about 22 years ago.’

Opinion of the Day

‘Assassination’

By DODY LACUNA | July 26, 2017
‘The possible assassination of the very popular Duterte by the CPP/NPA would likely lead to an intense civil unrest, with the military suddenly cracking down on leftist groups, the opposition and the media.’