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Hawkish BSP hints at rate hike

BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr.: Room to keep rates low is ‘narrower’. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The central bank has hinted at a hike in benchmark interest rates following the US Federal Reserve’s decision to further reduce its monetary stimulus for the world’s largest economy.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Wary of liquidity rise, BSP may still keep key rates


Changes in monetary settings at next week’s policy meeting are unlikely, but monetary officials have admitted that they are now concerned with the excess cash circulating in the economy, which may stoke inflation pressures.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

BSP rediscount loans down


The central bank’s rediscounting facility has been all but ignored by the country’s banks since the start of the year amid the availability of cheap cash that’s more than enough to fuel the country’s booming economy.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t considers own sovereign wealth fund


The government may put up its own sovereign wealth fund as a vehicle for investing in the private sector overseas as part of efforts to put the country’s foreign exchange income to better use.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Bangko Sentral further deregulates forex regime


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has unveiled a fresh wave of reforms in rules for foreign exchange transactions, in line with preparations to integrate Southeast Asia into a single economic unit by 2015.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Bangko Sentral losses balloon to P86B

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas incurred a bigger loss in the first 11 months of 2012 as it had to contend with falling revenues and foreign-exchange losses.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Bangko Sentral further eases rules on foreign exchange


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has further liberalized the foreign exchange regulatory environment, making it much easier for people to take dollars and other foreign currencies out of the country.

Posted: March 16th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

BSP may raise cap on microfinance loans


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas may soon raise the ceiling for microfinance loans to allow low-income earners borrow more for their micro businesses.

Posted: November 25th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

6-month BOP surplus swells to $6.29B


The surplus in the country’s balance of payments (BOP) surged to $1.27 billion in July, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Friday. Documents from the BSP showed that the BOP has been posting surpluses for the fifth month in a row, with the level swinging between $200 million and $2 billion each month. The [...]

Posted: August 19th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

BSP keeping tight watch on rising ‘hot’ money flow


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said it would closely monitor the inflow of “hot money” as the lingering debt problems in the West could further strengthen the flow of portfolio investments into the country and exert too much pressure on local prices in the months ahead. BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said the inflation rate [...]

Posted: August 5th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

BSP seen raising bank reserve requirement anew


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas may be poised to raise the reserve requirement for banks by another percentage point this year as the excess cash in the system remains significant even with the initial increase implemented last week. This was according to Credit Suisse, which projected that the BSP might find it prudent to increase [...]

Posted: June 22nd, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

May BOP surplus down 44% year on year

NEW RECORD HIGH  The Philippines’ forex reserves hit almost $69 million as of end-June, up by 42 percent from the same period last year.

The country’s balance of payments (BOP) surplus in May fell from that of the same month last year as foreign currency outflows exceeded the amount coming in. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said that the government’s settlement of its maturing obligations led to a decline in the BOP surplus. The central bank reported that the [...]

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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