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Inflation seen to have risen 4.6% in March due to lean rice supply

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Consumer prices may have risen by as much as 4.6 percent in March as a result of the lean supply of rice, the central bank said Thursday.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BSP hints at monetary policy changes

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Even as price increases slowed down in February, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) hinted at possible adjustments in monetary policy settings, citing possible external developments that may lead to imported pressures.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

BSP sees moderate rate of rise in consumer prices

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The acceleration in the rate of rise in consumer prices may be moderated in the coming months due to legal issues that have resulted in further delays in the implementation of power rate hikes in Metro Manila.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

BSP seen keeping rates steady

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Interest rates will likely be kept at record lows at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) policy meeting early February as officials remain unconcerned over the movement of consumer prices, despite spikes caused by Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

BSP: 2013 inflation may fall within target

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Inflation in December may have registered its fastest rate in two years because of higher power and food prices, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ seen to trigger spike in prices

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The increase in consumer prices accelerated in January to its fastest pace in two years due to a weakening peso and the spillover effects of last year’s natural calamity on supply of goods.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” may have a bigger and more prolonged effect on consumer prices than what was initially thought as the supply of food and other commodities is beginning to tighten reportedly due to the damage to farmlands.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

BSP expected to keep key rates steady until 2014

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is expected to keep its benchmark interest rates on hold until late next year as the rate of rise in consumer prices is seen to remain stable, allowing policymakers to keep borrowing costs low.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Inflation may slip below BSP’s 2013 target range

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Consumer prices may settle below the central bank’s yearly target range for the first time since 2008 due to the stable food and fuel prices, and unexpected delays in the increases in wages and train fares in Metro Manila.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Inflation accelerated to 2.7% in September

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The increase in consumer prices accelerated in September but stayed well below the target for the year, cementing claims that the Philippines continued to be in a sweet spot of fast economic growth and benign inflation.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Inflation hit 4-year low of 2.1% in August

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Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: Inclined to take offer.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Consumer prices in August remained stable despite the bad weather that threatened the supply of key commodities.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

August inflation seen at 1.9-2.7%

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The rise in consumer prices likely remained subdued in August, providing room for monetary authorities to sustain a stimulus program and encourage economic growth.

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Vietnam inflation up for second straight month

A cigarettes vendor sits behind a pile of empty cartons of cigarette brands on a Hanoi street in this file photo. Vietnamese inflation accelerated in January, official data showed Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, reducing expectations of further monetary stimulus to boost the flagging economy.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Vietnamese inflation picked up in July for a second consecutive month, official figures showed Wednesday, following recent increases in fuel prices.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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