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The foundations of real prosperity

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Many years ago, people said that the Philippine peso was weak and had little value. I remember that many Pinoys converted their money to US dollars because the peso lost value so fast; it seemed then to be the prudent thing to do.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

BSP downplays impact of peso slide

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Central bank chief Amando M. Tetangco Jr. shrugged off fears that the peso’s recent weakness would destabilize consumer price movements, citing structural improvements in the economy that have made the country less susceptible to external shocks.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Dollar pushes towards 110 yen in Asia

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The dollar rose Monday after data showed the US economy grew more than first thought in April-June, while it hit a six-month high against the Hong Kong dollar after weekend unrest in the southern Chinese city.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH seen weathering hike in US interest rates

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The Philippines could weather any potential interest rate shock if ever US rates go up sharply, according to debt watcher Fitch Ratings.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar holds firm ahead of US Federal Reserve meeting

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The dollar held its own against other currencies in Asia on Wednesday as investors wait for the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting later in the day.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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