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Public sector debt-to-GDP ratio down to 39.7%

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Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima: Public sector debt has become more and more manageable. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The country’s public sector debt as a proportion of its gross domestic product declined further in the third quarter of 2013, supporting views that the credit worthiness of the Philippines has improved over the past few years.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Nation | Read More »

Victorias Milling debt reduced

Sugar miller Victorias Milling Corp. has obtained board approval to slash its debt stock by P1.42 billion, thus gaining some leeway in debt management.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t debt rose in 2013 to P5.68T, says DOF

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Total government debt increased by 4.5 percent in 2013 to P5.68 trillion as it continued to rely on domestic and foreign borrowings to help fund its expenditures, according to the Department of Finance.

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

Ortigas group set to raise P6B in ’14 via debt issue

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The Ortigas family’s OCLP Holdings is considering raising about P6 billion in long-term debt this year to finance ongoing expansion programs and refinance loans, a company official said on Monday.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Spreads on PH debt paper up

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Spreads on debt paper issued from the Philippines widened in the third quarter of 2013 as uncertainties in the global financial markets dampened investor appetite for emerging market assets.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Interest payments on gov’t debt seen rising in ’14

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The government will spend more on interest payments in 2014 as it continues to rely on borrowings to partly fund its expenditure requirements.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

EastWest bank redeems debt

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Gotianun-led EastWest Banking Corp. has decided to redeem P1.25 billion in debt that currently serves as part of its capital buffer ahead of stricter capitalization rules that take effect in January 2014.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil prices mixed as threat of US debt default looms

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Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Wednesday with dealers nervously monitoring the crippling budget impasse in Washington as the deadline for raising the debt ceiling approaches.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

A year after bailout fears, Spain wins back investors

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Cast as the sick man of the eurozone a year ago, Spain seems at last to be luring back investors despite lingering threats to its recovery.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Mired in debt? Try smiling

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The government posted a budget surplus in August as revenue collection grew by a much faster pace than expenditures.

Question: We seem to be at the end of our rope. We borrowed unwisely and to the max.

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

Recovering Dubai faces billions of maturing debt

A night view of the Gate building is seen at the Dubai International Financial Center, DIFC, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday Aug. 7, 2011. Stocks tumbled across the Middle East on Sunday as most regional markets reopened following the historic downgrade of the United States' credit rating. The region's markets mostly operate Sunday to Thursday. That meant they were the first to react to credit rating agency Standard & Poor's decision late Friday to cut the U.S. level one notch to AA+ from its top AAA rating. AP FILE Photo

As debt-laden Dubai’s economic recovery continues, with grandiose projects making a comeback, the emirate faces some near-term maturity of debt racked up during pre-crisis years but the prospects are not gloomy, analysts say.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Puregold prepays P5-B debt due to tax concerns

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Retailer Puregold Price Club Inc. has settled a P5.09-billion debt issue ahead of maturity as a change in the tax treatment on proceeds from these securities will otherwise make debt servicing costlier than originally envisioned.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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