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Economy seen growing by 7.5-8% this year

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The Philippine economy is seen to expand by 7.5 to 8 percent this year, driven largely by the expected increase in the government’s infrastructure spending and continued robust consumption, according to the Metrobank-led First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC).

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

JG Summit’s retail bonds seen to raise P30B

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Lance Gokongwei, president of JG Summit. AFP FILE PHOTO

Gokongwei-led conglomerate JG Summit Holdings Inc. is raising as much as P30 billion from the issuance of retail bonds to partly fund its investment in Manila Electric Co.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BTr asked to offer strip bonds in PH market

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The Bureau of the Treasury has been asked to consider the rollout of an innovative new financial instrument that will allow bondholders to trade coupon payments and principal repayments separately.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH economy may grow by more than 7%, analysts say

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The country’s economic growth is expected to stay above 7 percent for the fourth consecutive quarter as the Philippines outperforms the rest of Asia amid weak economic conditions.

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

First Metro profit hits P6.8B

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The Metrobank group’s investment banking arm, First Metro Investment Corp., booked a first semester net profit of P6.8 billion, more than three times the year-ago level, on the back of hefty trading gains and the sale of its interest in a power generation affiliate.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Headlines | 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 »

First Metro Q1 profit up 134%

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First Metro Investment Corp., the investment banking arm of the Metrobank group, posted a 134-percent year-on-year jump in its first quarter net profit to P2.3 billion.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Energy shakeout

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An organizational restructuring at the Department of Energy is apparently leaving some employees “demoralized to the point of wanting to resign.”

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Metrobank unit to sponsor P250-M fund

First Metro Investment Corp., the investment banking arm of the Metrobank group, is set to sponsor an exchange traded fund (ETF) to which it will provide seed capital of P250 million.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

FMIC initiates exit strategy from stock exchange

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The Metrobank group’s investment banking unit First Metro Investment Corp. has started the process of delisting from the roster of the Philippine Stock Exchange and hopes to complete its exit by Dec. 17.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Economy seen growing by 5-6% in Q4

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FMIC

The Philippine economy is likely to sustain a 5-6 percent growth in the fourth quarter given the government’s leeway for fiscal spending, the strong remittance inflows from overseas and easy monetary policy, a joint research by First Metro Investment Corp. and University of Asia and the Pacific said.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

First Metro lists P7B worth of corporate bonds on PDEx

First Metro Investment Corp., the investment banking arm of the Metrobank group, listed on Wednesday morning P7 billion worth of corporate bonds on local fixed income exchange Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEx).

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

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