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Philippines is lone rate hike candidate in region

MANILA: With Indonesia and Vietnam cutting interest rates in the past two months and Thailand fending off pressure to do the same, the Philippines is emerging as the region’s lone candidate for a rate increase this year. While all economists surveyed by Bloomberg predict Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will hold its benchmark rate at a […]

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Philippines: Economy seen growing 6.7% this year

MANILA, Philippines — RAM Rating Services Berhad of Malaysia expects a 6.7 percent economic growth for the Philippines this year. The economic growth forecast of the Kuala Lumpur-based debt watcher is lower than the 6.9 percent expansion registered last year but well within the 6.5 to 7.5 percent target set by the Cabinet-level Development Budget […]

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Philippines: Government borrows 56% more in 7 months

MANILA, Philippines — The national government borrowed P519.97 billion from both domestic and foreign lenders in the first seven months, a sharp 55.7 percent from P334.03 billion in the same period last year, data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) showed. For July, however, the government’s gross borrowings declined 52.4 percent to P14.21 billion […]

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