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Banking And Finance

Financial inclusion improves

January 15, 2018
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In comparison with our Asean peers, the Philippines was generally in the middle group in terms of number of financial institutions and ATMs per 10,000 adults. The country ranked highly in terms indicators per 100 square kilometers, indicating smaller distance to the nearest branch or ATM. In terms of usage, the number of deposit accounts per 10,000 adults in the Philippines was lower than most of our peers except Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar
 

PH now a BIS-reporting country

January 15, 2018
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The Philippines will join an elite group of less than 50 jurisdictions worldwide which report cross-border banking statistics to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) as part of the global database.

FDIs surge in October

January 15, 2018
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Foreign direct investments (FDI) net inflows rose threefold in October 2017 to $2 billion from $670 million registered in the comparable period in 2016, data from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas showed.

Year of policy tightening set

January 15, 2018
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DUBLIN- The Bank of Canada will get the first crack in the coming week at demonstrating whether, as many expect, monetary policy among the world’s major economies is set to tighten more in 2018 than in any year since the crisis.
 

Fed member faults inflation t

January 15, 2018
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The recent drop in US unemployment could spark a surge in inflation that, given the Federal Reserve’s current policy framework, could trigger interest-rate hikes that bring on a recession, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren warned on Friday.

ECB’s Weidmann plays down risk

January 15, 2018
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FRANKFURT- The risk of an imminent hike in the European Central Bank’s interest rates is low, Germany’s representative on the ECB’s rate-setting body said on Friday, reaffirming a pledge to keep policy easy for a long time to come.

Shock reaction to BOJ bond buy

January 15, 2018
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TOKYO- When Japan’s central bank made a small cut to its regular bond purchases this week, what should have been an unremarkable market operation to manage monetary policy shot the yen and bond yields higher as investors began to price in a rapid exit from crisis-era stimulus.

PH capital markets need to be

January 08, 2018
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The Philippine capital markets may have had significant developments over the years but remain relatively small compared to other emerging economies in Asia. 

IN TEST FOR POWELL: Internal w

January 08, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA- Pressure is building within the Federal Reserve for incoming Chairman Jerome Powell to consider a new strategy for raising US inflation after more than five years of weakness that has baffled the central bank.
 

2017 inflation within governm

January 08, 2018
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Year-on-Year headline inflation for 2017 averaged at 3.2 percent, well within the government’s target range of between 2 and 4 percent for the year, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Friday said. 

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Column of the Day

The real chilling effect

By ABIGAIL VALTE | January 17,2018
‘Even the half-blind can see the pattern of coercion and elimination employed against those believed to be critical of the Mr. Duterte’s moves.’

Opinion of the Day

Despite corporate questions, Rappler case is a press freedom issue

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | January 17, 2018
‘The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission to void the registration of Rappler as a media entity is a press freedom issue.’