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Philippines: Economy likely grew 4.6% in Q4

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine economy likely posted a much slower growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2022 after posting above-seven percent growth in the first three quarters of last year, according to United Kingdom-based think tank Pantheon Macroeconomics. “Growth likely fell to 4.6 percent year-over-year, after five straight quarters of seven percent prints […]

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Central bank rates seen peaking soon in SE Asia

MANILA: Southeast Asian central banks look like they are close to done fighting inflation using interest rates, with economists seeing the tightening cycle ending after 25- to 50-basis points of moves in the coming months. Policymakers in Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand will each raise borrowing costs by a total half-point in the coming months before reaching their […]

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Philippines: Economic growth may slow this year

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine economy is expected to grow at a slower pace of six percent this year amid risks such as slower global growth, high inflation and rising interest rates. During a briefing by First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC), University of Asia and Pacific (UA&P) economist Victor Abola said the economy is expected […]

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